Schwarzwaldhotel Tanne is not a top reviewed hotel on Tripadvisor, but it is clearly a German favourite. When we arrived at this hotel, scores of locals asked us how we discovered their "secret" because generations of families have come here for decades for relaxation and pampering. And clearly more people should take notice.
If you are coming to this area, you either want a Black Forest retreat/relaxation or an incredible 3 Michelin star meal at the neighbouring hotel (Hotel Tanne Tonbach). We thought Schwardwald Hotel delivered in every way possible.
Location: Baiersbronn actually is made up of 9 or 10 villages. Baiersbronn and Tonbach are two of them. We arrived by train to the Baiersbronn HBF and was picked up by the hotel shuttle (approximately 7 min ride). I think there is an option of taking a taxi, and there certainly was parking available at the hotel. There is little to do in Tonbach proper, so you'd have to go to nearby Baiersbronn or Freudenstadt for that.
Rooms: We really loved the hotel. It was exactly the wooded German decor we anticipated with plenty of nice touches. The bedroom was expansive by European standards with a nice balcony and view (see photo). We had one of our best sleeps in Germany at this hotel...so good that we missed the complimentary breakfast and refused to go down when they called to make sure we were okay.
Service: The restaurant food is delicious. It is upscale but has a nice homemade touch. The salad bar and dessert bars are almost over the top in choice. There are several activities available depending on your time of year. The front desk had booked us a horse drawn carriage through the Black Forest (for a cost).
Spa: This is the reason why everyone comes. In the basement, there is a maze of massage rooms, saunas and steamrooms of varying temperatures and a beautiful serene pool. But the crowning jewel of this hotel is the incredible tree house spa that is a quick dash away. It is really something to be experienced. (See pictures)
This was by far our favourite and best stay in Germany. There is something to be said about affordability and quality, but also character and how it makes for a wonderful vacation.
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- Schwarzwaldhotel Tanne Germany/Baiersbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg