Reindl's Partenkirchner Hof
Travel Blogs from Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Thursday June 21st
-we hopped back onto the Glacier Express to return to Visp, caught another train to Zurich. we had some time there so we got lunch at Dim Sum Take Away and met the first mean person in all of Switzerland at the station Sprungli. we still bought some luxemburgli from her... it's not those delicious dessert treats' fault that …
It was still raining when we got our 6 a.m. wake-up call. We quickly got ready, because we needed to be in the breakfast room when it opened at 7 a.m. An early start in the breakfast room would mean that we would have enough time to both eat breakfast and catch our train to Munich. Kelly, Denise, and Julia were enjoying some well deserved sleep, so …
The sunlight pouring into our windows told us that morning had arrived in Garmisch. We got out of bed at 7 a.m. and proceeded to get ready. While I was waiting for Dianne to finish getting ready, I went onto the balcony to see what Garmisch looked like in the morning. The crisp air, the cloudless sky, and the deep green forested peaks made it very …
I could tell that my jet lag was subsiding, because I didn't wake up until 9 a.m. I was a bit upset at myself for sleeping so late, since it was going to be another travel day and I wanted to get an early start. However, I found out that all my plans and hopes were for naught, as Kelly had other plans. This being a Sunday, Kelly wanted to take us …
Monday, May 24
Nancy Hawes, my travel mate Charlie's wife, took me to the East Lansing Marriott to pick up the airport shuttle to Detroit. I decided not to drive and park for two weeks and opted for the 2 hour bus ride to start the trip. I had lunch at El Azteco, a great Mexican restaurant in East Lansing, knowing that Mexican fare would not be …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Reindls was a great choice as our "base" for exploration of Southern Bavaria. Nestled in the picturesque town of Garmish-Partenkirchen, we were provided with a very comfortable room, whose balcony provided us with stunning views of the Alps. The breakfasts provided as part of the room's price were excellent. Even better were the dinners (not part of the room's price) offered at the hotel's restaurant. Just a five minute walk from the train station and downtown Garmisch-Partenkirchen, this conveniently located establishment is an excellent choice if one is staying in this area of Germany.
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I have stayed in many hotels, throughout the world, in my travels. Reindls is among the best, if not actually THE best I have visited.
Weathering a storm
I had looked forward all year to my stay in Garmisch. Then came the dreadful storm and storm damage. So,there was the main hurdle - nothing to see and little to do.
The hotel was disappointing. It could never be termed "5 star". Our bedroom was old, the bathroom too small and needing a revamp, and the food although good and beautifully presented left a lot to be desired.
We, however, found the staff helpful and were impressed by the fact that at times it was "all hands to the wheel".
We considered it to be expensive although in a group. Bar prices were very high and measures small. We also paid top price for the (large) glass of mediochre wine at dinner.
We stayed at this hotel for a week as a special treat, as both my husband and son were celebrating significant birthdays this summer (son 18 - husband would kill me if I said...!) We all stayed in one of the large suites, and loved every minute.
We recently stayed at Reindl's Partenkirchner Hotel and just loved everything ! The rooms were spacious, clean, beautifully decorated and the view was spectacular from our balcony.The hotel has an excellent location in town, walking distance to shops , train station ( to reach the Zugspitze) , etc.
We found the staff to be friendly and very helpful with all of our questions. We especially enjoyed a late night cocktail in the downstairs Bar. Breakfast was very enjoyable in a glass enclosed room with a nice selection of items to choose from and a very attentive staff. We would definitley stay here again if we have the opportunity to visit this beautiful area of Germany again.
This is one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed at. The room was spacious, beautifully furnished with pine furniture, and the bathroom was luxurious. It had a wonderful view of the mountains and garden. Having said that, I must also say that the hotel staff, both at the reception desk and in the dining room, were very unfriendly and unwelcoming. However, I noticed that treatment of the German guests was quite different. In fact, several staff members would go to the door to greet the local patrons, dote on their every wish with the best of service and attention. The difference in service was quite noticeable, and this is the first time I wondered if being American was the reason for the difference. I also went into one of the nicer shops in town, as I was seriously shopping for a few items. Again, I sensed I was unwelcome and was given little help. I have traveled throughout Europe for many years, and this is the first experience I have had like this. Hopefully, this was an isolated experience, as this is a beautiful area and well worth visiting. Based on my experience, I would choose another hotel next time.
The food here is fantastic. After years of travel, we feel that this is one of the best hotels for food that we have stayed at. If you take half-board you do not have a choice of menu, but we found that this did not matter as everything we were brought was wonderful and it made us try new things. I can highly recommend this hotel for the eating experience alone!
A great deal of Bavarian ambiance
I went to the mountains to revisit sites from my youth, sites that I had visited with my recently deceased father. We had stayed at this hotel many years before and I had fond memories of the stay. This time, I made new memories. The staff of the hotel seemed to sense my melancholy, and I was able to experience the Bavarian attitude of my youth, one that I had been unable to capture in any other part of Bavaria. The hotel has a spa and a world class restaurant with a excellent wine cellar. If you want to experience old world charm please don't miss this experience.
Two memorable winter stays
My husband and I have spent two wonderful midwinter vacations here (he's a skier but I am not) and have had a wonderful time. The staff is friendly and remember you upon return. The rooms are immaculate and well appointed (the front rooms are a little noisy, but we choose them because we like the views). The food is terrific and if you are a gourmet, I would recommend the halfboard option. All in all, the town is wonderful, restaurants, shopping, convenience. I can't wait to go back in the Spring or Summer when the flowers are blooming and the beer gardens are all open.
A nice hotel situated in town with good views. It is a good hotel for couples or older people who want a gourmet experince. It is NOT for families - I have tow children ages 10 ans 12. Very expensive or as the English would say - not good value for money. THough kind to children the hotel staff are really not prepared for them - it is af if the children are tolerated only because their parent have paid an outrageous price to stay there The children's menu is basically the adult menu with smaller portions and a coloring section. The menu price is no bargain. Families are relegated to the annex dining room so children will not spoil the ambience for the older clientle - a great disapointment to my daughter who wanted t eat in the "fancy" dining room. But with German efficiency we were assigned a table and there we ate - night after night - same table, same view, same food. For adults I would not reccomend bed AND board - the food is of gourmet quality but you must take the selection of the evening or pay extra. And night after night of very fancy food is tiresome. We escaped into town for pizza or Greek food. The rooms however are nice, bright and well furnished - very confortable in size as well. So in summary a nice place if you can afford it and want the comforts of a multi-star hote (rated five but that is overstating it) but for families way too expensive - we would not return or reccomend it.