This hotel may seem to be in the middle of nowhere, but in reality, it is only a ten minute drive to a decent sized town and an entrance to the autobahn. From this location, if you are touring, it is easy to find lots of good attractions in each direction, and still have time at the end of the day to return and enjoy all the hotel has to offer, which is a lot.
We stayed in a superior room in the modern spa addition building. Upon entering the room, a long corridor passes a powder room and lots of closet and storage space. The bedroom was good sized with a desk area, couch, chair and coffee table. At the foot of the bed was a cabinet with drawer space below, and a large TV on it that could swing around so that it could be viewed from different areas of the room. Glass doors opened to a small balcony and very nice views of the grounds, pool, and countryside in the distance. The modern look of the room was enhanced by lots of nice wood features including a wood floor, warm color tones, and very good lighting. Just as attractive was the sand colored tiled bathroom with two sinks, large tub, and great separate shower. Our only complaint about the room was that the furniture was a little on the hard side. It should be noted that there are several buildings that make up this property and several décor styles. You may want to ask to see a room or two before settling in. We liked our room a lot. Wireless wifi is not available in your room, but the hotel will provide a cable for your laptop and there are no charges.
The rest of the resort is also wonderful with the huge spa area a standout. In this area is a nice outdoor pool with relaxing views. Nearby is the equally nice indoor pool with a wall of glass to the outside at one end, and a fireplace at the other. The rest of the high quality area contains wet and dry areas, luxe locker rooms, great workout room, and a big massage treatment area. An added bonus is a very attractive spa restaurant. It all is very nice and a great place to start or end the day.
We had breakfast each morning in a traditional styled room with large windows overlooking a grove of trees. It was buffet style with the option of ordering hot items not found at the buffet. We did not eat in the more formal restaurant at the hotel, but we did enjoy some very nice German wine on the terrace of the bar room.
The grounds of the hotel are nice and easy to manage. Nearby is the Hunting Lodge with traditional rooms in a manor building. We did not mind that the hotel blends old and new architecture. It worked for us.
The staff at the hotel was very friendly and most seemed to speak English very well. We did feel that the hotel seems to cater to a German client base. I had to ask about a sign posted only in German at the outdoor pool which stated that the pool was going to be closed the following morning for maintenance, a good thing to know. But it really was not an issue at all, just an observation.
With it’s relaxing setting, great spa and rooms, central location for touring, we felt we made a wise choice to stay here and made sure we had some time to enjoy it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe is a 5-star Superior resort in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. It is located in the Hohenlohe region just an hour Northeast of Stuttgart. Set in an 4,4 Hectare big park, guests induldge with all senses: 66 individual rooms in four different buildings, a spacious Spa with the hotel's own skin care line, four different restaurants with one star-awarded gourmet-restaurant as well as a 27-hole golf course with golf-academy. Conference guests enjoy six modern rooms in a separate, half-timbered building. And for private functions the hotel provides a beautiful castle hall set in the historic hunting lodge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe Germany/Zweiflingen