We recently spent a weekend at the Hotel Ochsenwirtshof. While overall, the experience was adequate, there were a few small issues which added together. First off, the location is somewhat deceptive. It is described as “looking out onto the beautiful river Wolf,” with a photo of the river in the foreground and the hotel sitting right up close In reality, though you can hear the water, it is actually across the road and not exactly even visible from the rooms. We had expected a very tranquil and isolated setting but traffic noises from the road are heard regularly.
As seems to be typical, the amenities included free WIFI in all the rooms. It may be free but it also is inaccessible. It was nearly impossible to ever get a connection and certainly not for any period of time beyond a few seconds. Again, a minor point but why advertise it if it doesn’t really work ?
The food in the restaurant was excellent. My friend and I ordered a Chateuabriand for two, which was very flavorful and well-prepared but also a very large serving. We asked if the owner if she would hold the leftovers for us to bring home. This was not an inexpensive dish and we had half the portion leftover. When we asked for this at the time of our departure, the hostess thought it was very “iffy” whether the food would be in the refrigerator! In fact, it was not. She came back, never once apologizing, telling us that it needed to be clearly labeled or the chef might go through and dispose of the food! Um. Since SHE was the person taking the food, the proprietor of the hotel-restaurant, and knew in advance about the label, why did this NOT happen? It was particularly frustrating that there was not even an apology for throwing away about 35 euro worth of food but the suggestion that somehow it was our fault that this had happened.
On the positive side, the rooms are clean, comfortable and roomy with balconies. The indoor pool and sauna are very nice amenities, particularly since one evening the weather became unpleasant.
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- Also Known As:
- Ochsenwirtshof Hotel Bad Rippoldsau
- Hotel Restaurant Ochsenwirtshof Bad Rippoldsau, Germany - Baden-Wurttemberg