This is, essentially, a great budget hotel. We got the Rick Steves rate when we booked at the hotel, which was very affordable. We had a nice sized room with it's own, mostly private balcony. The room was clean. I can't stress the importance of cleanliness. I really like my hotel rooms to be clean. The room had a nice bed and typical German pillows, which are much softer than typical American style pillows. The bathroom was a little small but OK. The hotel has a rustic feel and there were a couple of quirks to navigating your way around the hotel. If you're looking for a modern, updated hotel, this isn't really it.
The key plusses of the hotel are the the staff, the food, and the location. Actually, we only stayed a night but this would be a great place to stay longer. They have musical instruments around the hotel and plenty of places to sit around. They have a table tennis set up and they have play rooms for kids inside and play equipment outside as well (they have a trampoline). This hotel would probably suit just about any kind of budget conscious traveller. As well, they did our a full load of our laundry for €6, at that point it was a life saver. This leads right into the best thing about the hotel which is the exceptionally helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable staff. They will help you make the most of your stay.
Aside from the comfort of the hotel itself, it's in a great location. It's a good jumping off point for exploring Austria, Bavaria in general, and especially the King Ludwig castles of Bavaria, and Zugspitze. But, it's right outside of Ruette, a quaint little town with many conveniences, and near the Ehrenburg ruins.
Finally, the food was really good. Breakfast, which I believe was included, gave you a lot of choices for foods that were all very good. We had dinner in the restaurant. This was quite a departure from the rest of the hotel. While the excellent quality of the food was not a surprise, the bright and modern decor of the restaurant was a pleasant surprise. My wife and I suspect that this is a popular local restaurant as well.
This hotel is featured in Rick Steves' Germany book and for good reason. It is a 4 of 5 quality hotel with 5 of 5 quality service. I would strongly recommend considering this hotel if you're staying in this area. I would guess that this is the best place to stay if you have kids and anyone who gave this 5 stars is probably being more fair than I am.
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- Also Known As:
- Maximilian Hotel Reutte