My wife and I have witnessed he growth of Das Kranzbach from our honeymoon in 2009, to development of additional rooms during our 2009 stay to a huge growth in Gartenflugel rooms and, to our huge benefit, the Tor Haus, during out stay this September.
It is still a great hotel. Becalming and soothing, with great food, kindly staff and comfortable accommodations. We stayed in the aforementioned Tor Haus and it was fabulous. Well furnished, intelligently design and synonymous with a county cottage. I encourage one and all to try to book this Haus. Hugely superior to the Gartenflugel and the Mary Portman House.
Badehaus was again great.I did not see the signs of age others have noted. Great aufguss in the Finnish sauna at posted times. Warm pools great in the sun and in the rain.
But not everything is perfect and nor is Kranzbach. One evening at dinner it was a kind of meet the chef night when you could go into the kitchen and pick up starters and deserts yourself and find out how the dishes were prepared. While my wife liked it and so did others, it did nothing for me to have some sous chef tell me "this is the chicken....and here is the fish....and here is the beef." I like restaurants with waiter service, but that is just me.
The other thing, and far more egregious, was the noise level on the Tuesday we were there. Relaxing in the ruhrraum...no talking, just silent contemplation and rest...other than the digger outside going up and down under the Buddhas moving dirt and gravel. The driver had not a care in the world as he went up and down, crashing the gears and practicing his acceleration. REALLY!!!! In a refugium? Under the quietest and most calming part of the whole compound. Luckily, we left the following day but I could see it continung as we left. For me, this was just unbelievable and a huge lapse in judgement of the management. Of course, I understand that work needs to be done and that work in the winter is impossible, but in the context of daily announcements in the daily "newspaper" calling on guests to not use cellphones and to dress properly in restaurants, to do this and not do that...may be the management need a daily notice calling on them to quit the construction.
This said, we had a great stay and we will definitely come back... And hope we can have unharassed relaxation.......
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in 130,000m² of environmentally protected mountain meadow - in a "hidden" valley at an altitude of 1,030m. The "Mary Portman House" was designed in 1913 by English architects in the Arts & Crafts style. The "Garden Wing" was added in 2007, all rooms are South facing and include a balcony/ terrace. The light and spacious Spa and Sauna area has spectacular views of the meadow, forest and mountains. 25 treatment rooms provide massages, cosmetic treatments and bath therapies. All staff are highly trained and certified therapists/ beauticians. A large, wind protected, outdoor relaxation area with recliners and blankets. Fresh spring water from Das Kranzbach’s own mountain spring. The valley provides endless tranquility and natural beauty. An unforgettable holiday experience! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Das Kranzbach Germany/Krun