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“A Hidden Gem!!” 5 of 5 stars
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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Tonbachstrasse 243, 72270 Baiersbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany   |  
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Ranked #15 of 33 Hotels in Baiersbronn
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“A Hidden Gem!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

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.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

A really interesting experience, and we're glad we went. The room was good, the reception is personal and friendly. The dinner is a mix between service and buffet. But what really strikes is how big it is. The website gives some guidance on size, but it's full of happy Germans having a great time. That's because it's in the middle of the Black Forest and not too many Brits/Canadians etc get here. Some French do, as it's just across the border.
This means the food is nice, not fancy, and plentiful.
We only stayed one night, but should have had two, as there are some intersting walks we missed out on.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

We stayed here mainly because it was right next door to restaurant Schwarzwaldstube where we were dining and decided against staying at the much pricier Traube Tonbach. We did not therefore expect much from our stay. The hotel however was a pleasant surprise! Decent service, if a bit lukewarm, but altogether welcoming enough. Neat and reasonably large rooms in a very nice and well maintained building. Easy parking right in front of the hotel. A seemingly great spa facility which we did not have occasion to use. Great breakfast spread with lots of choice. And the dinner at Schwarzwaldstube was just a minute-long stroll down the road...

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Schwarzwaldhotel Tanne

Address: Tonbachstrasse 243, 72270 Baiersbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Location: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Baiersbronn
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Baiersbronn
#8 Romantic Hotel in Baiersbronn
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Schwarzwaldhotel Tanne 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Also Known As:
Schwarzwaldhotel Tanne Germany/Baiersbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg

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