This was a lovely alpen hotel -truly beautiful. It is in the small village of Grainau, a little east of Garmish-Partenkirchen and is very convenient to the Zugspitze and Lake Eibsee. It is very very charming and has spectacular views. The rooms are not super large but are very nicely and charmingly decorated and have beautiful balconies with fresh flowers and a view. (I don't know if all rooms have this.) Basically, gather up the picture perfect idea of an alpen hotel and this is it. The hotel also has a lovely small lobby sitting area and large terrace. We had two adjoining rooms for ourselves and our two young sons, which worked out very well. I had done all the reservations online myself, and the staff was very helpful and responsive in suggesting different room options that would work for our family. The bathrooms are also not super large - you aren't going to get a huge shower, it's a smaller stall, - but are modern and clean. The service is very genial and helpful, although if you are looking for perfect fluent English like in a big hotel in Berlin, you probably won't find it. Personally, I like that it was more traditional and I really don't speak much German at all and got along just fine. If you need English maps and all, you just need to go to the little tourist office down the hill in Grainau, as they only had German ones at the hotel. This hotel is known for it's restaurant - which is indeed excellent. We got the European plan which was a wonderful value and made things easy knowing we could hike all day and come back and eat dinner at the hotel. Our waiter was so accomodating and friendly. They did have the menu printed in English. The food was wonderful and worked out just fine for our kids. There were a couple of choices of each course each night on the european plan menu. Breakfast is a very very nice traditional German breakfast buffet, but they serve you the coffee. Lots of fresh breads, muesli, hams, smoked fish, etc. There is a separate breakfast area. There was a small bar, I will say I never saw anyone it in - I think they might have had a bartender there in the apertif hour (4-6 - but we were never at the hotel at that time) but not after dinner when we looking, but we got our after dinner drinks in the restaurant. The hotel also has a very nice spa and small indoor pool. My son really enjoyed swimming there, and it has enclosed glass walls so you get to swim while viewing the alps. Very cool. THere is also a traditional finnish sauna. All very nice. Basically, a very beautiful hotel, charming and gracious, modern where you want it to be, but with some old fashioned touches. Highly recommend. I would definitely stay here again if returning to the area. We stayed three days, and it wasn't enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hotel with 100 years of tradition and with a fantastic mountain panorama right outside the door! The completely renovated ROMANTIK ALPENHOTEL WAXENSTEIN in Grainau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers style and comfort, family atmosphere, a small and lovely wellness area and numerous different recreation activities. We also look forward to spoiling you in our restaurant with our delicious cuisine of regional and international specialties, all in the finest quality. Waxenstein Quite close to the Hotel in Grainau are the crystal clear mountain lakes Eibsee and Badersee; there are numerous hiking trails and mountain bike routes as well as wonderful skiing regions in the German and Austrian Alps. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Romantik Hotel Garmisch Partenkirchen