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Landhaus Kossel
Hohenstrasse 8 | Hopfen am See, 87629 Fussen, Bavaria, Germany   |  
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Ranked #11 of 38 Hotels in Fussen
Heidelberg, Germany
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18 hotel reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Wished we could report a better experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

We booked this hotel primarily for price and location. Having 5 in our family and being close to Neuschwanstein castle~the price was ok and we were only staying the one night. Upon arriving around 9:30 PM we rang the door only to find the owner must have been offsite as we were only able to talk to her through the intercom and she told us to go in and where to locate our room. We were thrilled to find an entire apartment including kitchen and living area.There were 2 bedrooms and 1 cot in the living room. Very clean and it was obviously newly built/redone. It was late so some of us took a shower and then off to our respective rooms to read/sleep as we had a 9:00 AM tour of the castle. Sometime during the night the heat went out. My husband tried to see what was going on but to no avail. At around 5 AM he decided to just shower and get ready for the day and hoped to warm up. Unfortunately, no heat meant no hot water! Well, we were traveling with 3 teenage girls so THAT wasn't going to go over well in the morning. We tried contacting the owner via outside on the intercom (VERY cold outside/snow on the ground) and told her our situation of no heat and no hot water for showers around 7 AM. She suggested a few things but, having lived in Germany, we were well aware of the dials/knobs and how they worked. We were pretty cold and waited patiently to see if there was any improvement. There was not. We went outside to call her again~she finally came over and after checking things out said it was probably the heater in the basement (I don't believe this was the first time this had happened) and the whole house was without hot water/heat, it seemed. She went down to the basement and that was the problem. She turned it back on and told us to give it 15 minutes and we would have hot water. Well, of course, that did not happen that quickly and we did have to leave for our tour sans shower and quite chilled. While settling our bill the owner (finally) apologized for our inconvenience and changed our rate from 153 euro to 120 euro which we appreciated (this rate did not include breakfast). The place would have been lovely except for the lack of urgency on the part of the owner. I understand she was offsite but we were cold and 3 of us did not get showers. I would not return to this hotel though it is a nice place only because I believe this owner's lack of hospitality was probably due to her being offsite and it was inconvenient for her to come over and make sure our valid complaints were recognized.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Spring, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

This was a return trip to Landhaus Kossel for us, but being in a different season made it a different experience with the same cozy comfort. We were on European Castles Tours Bavarian Christmas Markets tour and got all comfortable at our home base. It snowed every day we were there, which was awesome for a Texan! Plenty of the usual great food for breakfast, lots of hot coffee and of course the exquisite hospitality of the owner, Marlies and her family as staff. It really feels more like having breakfast with a friend than being at a "hotel". Our room was at the top of a flight of stairs with a balcony with superb views, two bedrooms, a kitchenette and a living/dining room combo. We wanted for nothing and actually visited the little bakery a few doors down to make our own breakfast on the extra days we stayed after the tour. this place is cleaned every day and is kept spotless at all times, which left us feeling really pampered.
We had easy access to the bus to Fussen and restaurants around Lake Hopfen. We took full advantage of all of the scenery and chances to check out the neighborhood and lovely Fussen when not on the tour.
Stay here! Take a European Castles Tour! so much fun, so many memories.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norway
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

I only stayed here for 2 nights as I was 'passing through' on my way from München to Castelrotto/Seiser Alm in northern Italy.

The place is an extended farmouse, quite a large building, where most rooms have a view of the mountains and surrounding area. I stayed in one of the rooms on the side and did not have a view, but it was ok anyway, and since it was quite hot at the time, it was really nice to not have direct sunlight into the room. They seem to have built a further extension outside, as there was an extra 'living room' outside the room itself, but with the original windows still in place. While this wasn't used much and wasn't really complete, it will be even better in time, I am sure.

The farmouse lies next to another farm where the 'dung exit' strangely enough points in the direction of the road (Höhenweg), so there is a bit of smell from it. But none of it was noticed in the room itself. At night, there was a lot of croaking from the local frogs in the pond just below the landhaus.

The room itself is classical Bavarian with lots of wood, white walls and dark ceiling. It is charming and pleasant, and the place is spotlessly clean. The bathroom was fairly small though, and although a shower cabinet is very welcome in my eyes, the placement of the toilet meant you actually collided with the sink when sitting down.

Breakfast is a good variety and better than most smaller places of similar style - nothing to complain about here! And the hostesses are hospitable, yet unobtrusive.

I have already written about the area in my previous reviews, as this is the third place I have stayed at in Hopfen am See. The aim here was to go for a walk around the lake, as well as have a small visit to the old part of Füssen (for the first time..shame!) and a visit to Hohenschwangau by night - it is beautifully floodlit!

All in all it was a great place to stay, and pretty good value for money at 100 € per night for two persons including breakfast. I must admit I miss my views directly onto the Hopfensee though :)

Room Tip: If you want a room with a shade, ask for one on the side, if you want a view, ask for it
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

Our first trip to Fussen, in fact our first trip to Germany. This hotel was about as good as it could get. Beautiful Bravarian scenery could be seen from the room's terrace, and it's location was quaint, with excellent restaurants nearby and a excellent walking trail just steps from the door. We stayed for 8 nights, and always awoke refreshed and ready to start our day of touring the local castles, of which there are plenty.

The breakfast in the morning was an outstanding mix of fruit, eggs, bacon, and assorted deserts. I never felt hungry afterwards. The staff was friendly and did laundry for us for 10 euro.

Possibly the only negative with this hotel was it's spotty internet access. Although we could always connect, there were times in the day that the speeds were very slow (probably from other travelers). Other then that, this was an excellent stay!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mt. Pleasant, SC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2010

I have just returned from a week in beautiful Bavaria, Hopfen Am See, to be specific. I saw tons of Bavaria but was lucky enough to return home every night to the Landhaus. It was just so lovely and charming. My room was clean, spacious and decorated in the Bavarian manner. I just loved it. My windows overlooked the stable area and that was really nice. I got to hear the horses nickering and stomping around in their stalls. The church bells that some have complained about were really lovely sounding to me and not intrusive at all.

I could devote an entire chapter to the breakfasts that were served every morning. They were so generous and delicious. The breakfast area is decorated beautifully and the entire experience was delightful.

Anyone would be fortunate to enjoy a stay at the Landhaus Kossel or Koessel.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 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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Richmond, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

We stayed at the Landhaus during our Bavarian Castle tour and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel was very well kept and clean. The breakfast served each morning was outstanding with a wide array of cheeses, meats, breads along with eggs and pastry. The view of the mountains was breathtaking each and every day/evening. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

We stayed at Landhaus Kossel for only two nights but I wish it could have been longer. It is located in a quaint little community just a block away from a beautiful mountain lake with unobstucted views of the mountains and a lovely walking path around the lake. As we arrived we were greeted by name like family friends, shown to our rooms which were both large suites inlcuding spotless and modern kitchen and bath. then given the key to the front door to come and go as we pleased. Yes, there is a "list" of starter supplies provided but this is exactly as we have found all first class French gite type accomidations in Europe. And this one is definately first class. The whole place is beautifully decorated in country bavarian style and looks brand new. The breakfast was more than generous breads, meats, cheese and cereals and we always had fresh coffee. And if you have the opportunity to actually stay long enough to use it - there is a grocery store just a few doors away for supplies. Per our hostesses recommendation we ate supper at the Riverie just down at the waterside - excellent Italian but also a full menu of other choices. Then we enjoyed our evening with our adult children relaxing and playing cards in the spacious dining area of their suite. Yes, there are faint country smells but no piles of barnyard or anything remotely like that. The grounds around the hotel are neat and well maintained. We only noticed the church bells once but were never bothered by it - in fact it was an amazingly tranquil and beautiful setting. We would definately go back and recommend it to anyone looking for a cozy country get away in a beautiful tranquil setting.
Just wanted to add that our purpose in staying here was to go on a day tour of the area with Astrid Bauer of European Castle Tours http://www.europeancastlestours.com/
We booked a special private tour with Astrid as there was no other tour available just the day we wanted to be in the area. We could not have been happier with the tour. We were picked up at our hotel promptly at 9:00 am. by a clean and new mercedes van. Astrid had every detail planned. We never waited more than 10 minutes to get into any of the castles, by passed long lines of people waiting on the bus and had every question anwered to our satisfaction in perfectly fluent English. We saw all the attractions of the area but at a pace that was comfortable and relaxed. We are nobody special but Astrid made us feel like royalty. I highly recommend any tour she would orgainze - you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hohenstrasse 8 | Hopfen am See, 87629 Fussen, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Swabia > Fussen
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#7 Family Hotel in Fussen
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Number of rooms: 49
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