After two weeks in Bavaria and Austria we had our final few nights of sightseeing in and around Garmisch. This was the last hotel on our trip. And I am glad that it was. We stayed in mostly chain hotels on this trip but found this one had the best location for us in this town.
The hotel has so much character going for it you cannot help but be charmed to death. It really made staying in this alpine town feel so authentic rather than touristy.
This hotel is old. It has been updated but its bones are old. That being said, expect crazy ceilings in the rooms and bathrooms, I hit my head so many times I could not help but laugh. its been five days and I still have a scab on my forehead. Everytime I see it I smile as it elicits such found memories of my trip.
The rooms are fairly large by european standards as was the bathroom. We were on the top floor so the pitch of the roof made for slanted ceilings. In the shower I looked a bit like Will Farrell in 'Elf' trying to take a shower. The beds were very comfy.
Our room had a large balcony with chairs and a table with a great view which made the morning and evening so relaxing to sit and watch the world.
The bar downstairs is awesome, there are tables on the sidewalk that fill up fast with locals coming by with kids and friends enjoying the night.
The breakfast was a huge spread which was included. Meats, cheeses, cereals, fresh coffee even bacon and eggs.
They have a washer/dryer you can use in the basement, even though being down there at night is a bit like being in the movie The Shining.
The staff was mostly nice and most spoke english. We got the odd cranky person from time to time but we just smiled and joked and they warmed right up.
The internet is free and very reliable, I was able to make internet phone calls and stream some movies from my slingbox.
The location is close to the center of town with many great restaurants only 10 minutes walk.
I would love to come back in the winter one day as I can only imagine how much fun it would be.
Stay here. Have fun.
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