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Allgau Stern Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Buchfinkenweg 2 | Sonthofen, 87527 Sonthofen, Bavaria, Germany   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Sonthofen
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“NOT a breath of fresh air.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

This hotel is very dated with old carpet and no air conditioning. I know this is typical in Europe however, there was absolutely no circulation which made the air very stale and muggy. The hotel food is not good and the pool is old, dirty and unusable if you don't want some sort of bacteria infection. The price you pay is definitely not worth the quality you get. My husband and I are checking out a day early to head to a different hotel. Besides the stale hot air, the beds are hard as a rock. It was impossible to get comfortable, we are both exhausted from the poor nights sleep. I would never stay at this hotel again. 200 euro for a crappy nights sleep and a substandard room...

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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206 reviews 206 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

The very complete earlier reviews provide a good perspective on the Algau Stern. As a conference facility, this hotel provides good quality meeting rooms, a high quality breakfast, and a good variety at lunch and dinner. The staff is "correct" but not overly friendly. From many parts of the hotel, you are able to look out at stunning views of hills and Alps to the south.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the newer sections. The view is significantly better.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

This is one of those be-all "resorts" designed to cause you to spend all of your time and money i one place. The very average rooms they provide are overpriced by at least 30 euro (and we paid a discounted rate!), and the meals are double the price I'd expect to pay in a typical German restaurant. The staff was pleasant, and breakfast was decent, but you could do much better.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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florida
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23 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

We were here for a wrok conference off season. Clearly this is a ski resort and I am sure it is hopping when it is full, but being there seeing the empty pools and bowling alley and archade was just a little odd.

I was in one of the older, not yet remodeled rooms and it was fine. Felt a little dorm style in the decor and the bathroom was small, but it was very clean and very quiet- I may have been the only one assigned to the outdated floor :-)

I had a wonderful patio/balcony and a beautiful view. I loved sitting and literally listening to the bells as the cows came home- up the hill at night. The area was full of natural beauty, but as an ignorant foreigner I couldn't really find anything in the vicinity to actually do that time of year (except for enjoy the beauty and relax which was plenty).

Also, the decor and the green lit elevators kind of reminded of the Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz :-)

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Great hotel that consists of a main building with all facilities (swimmingpool (indoor and outdoor), spa, night ckub, beerstube, panorama restaurant, baby club, bowling alley and game room as well as reception and congierge desk) and a few buildings that belong to the complex.

We had a very spacious room called Alpenrose in the main building. Only comment i can make is the very small bathroom. With two small children i found it very hard to wash their hair in the shower, as the toilet was locared right next to bath. The kids loved the bunk beds.

We had booked the accommodation inclusing breakfast and dinner. This was very nice and the buffet changed daily and the quality was very good. Lunch was practically not present, but the surrounding villages are nice to explore and provide enough options to lunch.

We had a nice holiday, and would like to come back.

Room Tip: Stay in the main building if you want to walk to the pool in your robe!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

I go to Allgau Stern every year for a Company conference. I find it ios a very nice Hotel. Comfortable, very good food and hospitality. The rooms are meticolously clean and with a lot of space available. The sight from the main restaurant is marvellous, it is fantastic have the breakfast or lunch and see the Allgau mountains, valleys and small cottages often covered by the snow. It find it perfect for hosting conference as well as for winter sports and/or trekking . A beauty center, pool, sauna , bar, pub make the hotel even more enjoyable. Definitevely very recommended. and it is a please to return every year.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

I've loved the city, especially the center. It was pity that the staff in the Reception was not enough friendly and knowledgeable. The rooms were large and with nice balconies, but quite cold inside. They should improve the heating system as it was not enough for the room I stayed in (#108). As I've seen better hotels in Germany and in Europe, also in the mountains, I cannot rank this one so well. Maybe it is good for people skiing, not for business meetings.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Buchfinkenweg 2 | Sonthofen, 87527 Sonthofen, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Swabia > Sonthofen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Sonthofen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Allgau Stern Hotel 4.5*
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