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Hotel Gut Schmelmerhof
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Sankt Englmar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 July 2012

A hidden gem about 30km from Straubing, this hotel has it all. Superb staff, excellent food, beautiful rooms, a charming restaurant and a fantastic pool / spa area – all served up ancient Bavarian charm. We stayed for two nights in July and we could not find fault with anything – simply superb in every sense.

Our superior room was large and beautifully appointed with a balcony which overlooked the forest. Breakfast at this hotel is something to behold and was certainly one of the best we’ve ever had. All food is served in the hotel’s old cattle house – an incredible series of rooms on the ground floor of the hotel with vaulted ceilings (see the photos!).

We spent a day in the spa area. There is a decent sized pool and a hot tub, a chill out room, three saunas and one steam room. In addition, there are about 12 ‘treatment rooms’ which the Mrs got all excited about. I read a book in a day – and then headed to Straubing’s Jazz festival in the evening – a perfect day?

What else can I add? There is free wireless internet access in the hotel lobby - free parking (lots of it). There is no gym here though - that is one potential improvement - perhaps bike hire would be a nice touch as well.

Highly recommended. If you’re looking for a decent hotel in a very quiet area of Eastern Bavaria, look no further. I just wish I had had my mountain bike with me – I would have been in cycling heaven. Nevermind, I now have an excuse to go back…

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2009

my girlfriend my little son and me were at schmelmerhof for a quiet weekend. the rooms are clean, nice (although they are are in the "bavarian style") the bathroom is really warm and charming. you can sit on the balkony, watch the bavarian forrest and feel a little bit like hänschen castorp in the zauberberg. the restaurant is quite ok, upper bourgeois style (20 euro for a meal) but you have to ignore the terrible keyboardguy who's playing richard kleidermann at saturday.
there is a little spa which is simple, quiet and nice (almost of the guests are old ladys)
the main attraction is the environment of the hotel: no cheesy LudwigII-Landscape as in upper bavaria but the dark and great forrests of the "bayerischer wald". you can march and march and just meet some sheep. my son was crazy about the one meter of snow. So was I.

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  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 October 2007

I have stayed here twice - in Sept, and Oct 2007.
The "Wiesengrund " rooms are a superior room for which you pay a little extra. The room priced on a b/b basis cost €134 per night - for two persons. The rooms are large and comfortable. Both bath and shower ( over bath ) are available in the room.
The food is good - on a half board basis the evening meal is in one of the pleasant dining rooms , or you can eat a la carte in the "stube" ( bar ) which is also fine .
The area is very quiet and peaceful , and the staff are attentive and friendly.
2 pools are available - inside and out, plus other spa facilities.
Parking is outside , but in my opinion they should extend the parking available. Garages are also available at €5 per night - good if you wish to have your car fully secure .
The family Schmelmer are friendly ,and in attendance.
In conclusion I would say that one or two nights here would be a fine experience.

Stayed: October 2007
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Reviewed 28 January 2007

This is a truly fabulous place to spend a few days off the beaten track in Bavaria. It's only 30 mins from the autobahn, and 4 km from the ski resort of St. Inglemar. Still, few Americans venture here. The hotel and the Schmelmerhofs can track it all the way back to 1305. It has an excellent spa, indoor outdoor pool, and there are reasonably priced packages that include massage, exfoliation, and other treatments. There are 3 saunas, European-style, but that should not stop you. The food is amazingly good, and there is more to Bavarian cuisine than sausages and beer. Almost all the ingredients are sourced locally, even the meat, amazing bread, dairy products, and vegetables. The hotel even has its own longhaired cows! I was there in winter and it was beautiful, but any season would be fine. The hotel is a T-Mobile hot spot and there was a charge per minute for wi-fi, but it was not that expensive. The Schmelmerhofs are wonderful hosts that treat you like family. Markus and his wife Sonya speak good English and are very accommodating. (They honeymooned on a cruise out of Miami, and he likes warm weather and doesn't ski! Why is he living here?) One word of advice. Most of the guests are German so the newspapers, TV, etc. are all in German. The majority of the staff speaks some English, as do many guests. The nearby resort town of St. Englmar is worth a visit, and you can even hike there. I learned that only 75 Americans went there last year. Try the Romantik Hotel Schmelmerhof for a short break on a European vacation.

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled solo
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Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2017
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Gut Schmelmerhof

Address: Rettenbach 24, 94379 Sankt Englmar, Bavaria, Germany (Formerly Romantik Hotel Gut Schmelmerhof)
Region: Germany > Bavaria > Lower Bavaria > Sankt Englmar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Sankt Englmar
Price Range: £120 - £178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Gut Schmelmerhof 4*
Number of rooms: 52
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