Reindl's Partenkirchner Hof
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TravelPod Member ReviewsReindl's Partenkirchner Hof Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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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Historical Traveler Reviews Reindl's Partenkirchner Hof Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Luxurious, friendly, family run gourmet experience.
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.
The staff are friendly and welcoming, the hotel well appointed and very comfortable and the food is an experience not to be missed. As part of a group we were booked all inclusive - this did not mean the menu was rigid (although the offerings on the menu were excellent), there were alternatives - at a price.
We upgraded to a Junior Suite - what a good decision! The room was divided into bathroom, sleeping area, sitting area and balcony. There was everything you could think of in the room and some things you would not think of! Although at the back of the hotel (nice and quiet), when the mist cleared we had lovely views of the mountains. Unfortunately, because of the nature of the extensions to the hotel, we had quite a hike to our room with no lift available to that part of the hotel - still, it helped us work up an appetite for the food and also helped us work off the calories afterwards!
The family kept a close eye on things and were readily approachable. As we were there for Christmas we even had a visit on Christmas Eve from Santa, who left a stocking for each of us.
The railway, buses and taxis were readily available and maps of the area were easy to follow.
All in all a thoroughly enjoyable experience, I wish our stay had been longer.
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.
The place for serious foodies
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.
Being fairly frequent visitors to Germany, I would say that a German national characteristic - and especially in Bavaria - is a reticence that some might find stand-offish or unhelpful, particularly if you are used to the 'how may we help you, have a nice day' school of hotel management. However, we found the staff, from reception to bar/restaurant to cleaners, to be uniformly charming and helpful. On the first evening in the restaurant we were greeted by name by one of the owners, who did the same every time we bumped into him around the hotel. Other staff smiled (and even waved) when they saw us, and seemed genuinely to want to make our stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. I make this point mainly to counter the previous reviewer who opined that the staff were friendlier to the locals than to him - this may have been the case for his stay, but wasn't our experience at all. Just being pleasant, smiling and (dare I suggest it...) speaking a few words of German worked wonders for us.
So - the review proper. Our suite was wonderful, spotlessly clean as you would expect from German housekeeping and well equipped with comfy beds, abundant toiletries, fluffy towels and bathrobes in the bathroom and even lights which came on automatically when you opened the wardrobes! (in the bedroom rather than the bathroom, obviously). We had a tiny cooking corner with its own full-sized fridge, very useful for all those bottle of Bavarian beer to sip on the terrace (which had very comfortable loungers) in the evenings.
But the best bit was the food. The breakfasts are very good with plenty of variety, but the dinners are amazing. We took the half-board option, and as the week drew on I found myself looking forward to dinner increasingly early in the day. You get a full four-course dinner for your money - modern European with a bit of Bavarian regional cuisine thrown in - and perhaps they've changed the system recently, but we were offered a choice of two dishes for each course - as well as fresh fruit or the fabulous local cheese board as a dessert alternative - rather than having to eat what's on offer or pay extra, as a previous reviewer mentioned (although paying extra for something else entirely is still an option). There are even wine recommendations on the daily menu - very reasonably priced, too. We all agreed we could eat 'fancy food' of this quality and variety for ever, and never once feel the need to escape into town for pizza etc... ! (I agree it's probably not the hotel to take young children if they're the sort who want turkey twizzlers and chips with everything, but you probably wouldn't take them to this kind of establishment anyway. )
Wonderful, wonderful food. Friendly, efficient staff. An altogether lovely hotel - it's not cheap, but you pay for quality, don't you. All this and the Bavarian Alps thrown in for good measure... but this is a review of the hotel rather than Garmisch-Partenkirchen, so I shall stop here. Like Arnie, though, we'll be back.
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.
Beautiful Rooms, but ...
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.
OK but not for Families
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.
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