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Hotel Zum Roten Baeren

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Notable for its interesting red-hued facade and golden metallic bear over the entrance, this hotel in Freiburg is the oldest in Germany. If you ask to go downstairs in the cellar, you can see the remains of the old street which is way below the current level. Fascinating piece of history here.

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Forest, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights in Freiburg, and were very pleased with our stay at the Hotel zum Roten Baeren. It is right where you want to be, in the Old City, making everything within walking distance. The breakfasts were sumptuous, and the entire staff very friendly and helpful. WiFi was so-so, and you have to park at a nearby public... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Tremendous staff who despite our late arrival took great care to keep the restaurant open for us, sort parking, and set up beds for children in our room. The hotel is right in the middle of the gorgeous old town, and as such there is noise: our junior suite faced onto the street with trams and busy life outside, and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

This hotel gave me mixed feeling. On à positive note, the place is full of charm and very well located in the old town of Freiburg. The staff was very friendly and prices were OK. The hotel is clean as well. However on the flip side, the room really needs a renovation. All the furniture were in rather ancient. The... More 

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Adliswil, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

The Red Bear is the oldest inn in Germany, so the architecture (narrow hallways, small rooms) is old-fashioned but that just adds to its charm. The food and wine options are very high-quality, and the restaurant, facilities and rooms are clean and well cared for. Staff is friendly, and the hotel is situated in a fairly quiet pedestrian area within... More 

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Thionville, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

We stayed at the Roten Bären for one night to visit Freiburg and the Christmas markets and were warmly welcomed on our arrival at the hotel. The staff went out of their way to help us find somewhere to park in the city centre as it was a busy weekend and all the car parks were full. Our room was... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016

entrance hallway reminescent of british b&b -long narrow corridor complete with empty cardboard box.room dated and needing repair. bed light broken so replaced with table lamp which gave little light. wife likes early morning bath before exploring .at 6 am no hot water. central heating not working. shower and toilet doors glass and almost impossible to close without risk of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

Upsides: Freiburg's a lovely city. This hotel's well-located within the old town. Most sights are within walking distance and the tram will get you further afield. Plenty of good restaurants and bars down atmospheric side streets. The hotel staff are enthusiastic and the restaurant has good food and service. Downsides: Clearly there's a range of rooms here. I was here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015

I stayed at Zum Roten Bären for one week. The location is perfect, at the heart of historical downtown Freiburg, with excellent connections to public transportation (Tram line 1 in front of the Hotel, and all other Tram lines within 300 meters). The hotel truly is a Gem. The oldest hotel or (Gasthaus) in Germany, it conserves its style dating... More 

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Bacolod, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

The nearest airport is about an hour away (Basel-Mullhouse-Freiburg). Zum Roten Baeren literally means "for red bear" and certainly the motif is consistent, from the landbark gold bear at the doorstep, to the lobby, your room keyholder, the carpet in the hallways, the dining area's backrest, even the butter's shape. The conference organizers swear by the hotel being the oldest... More 

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Additional Information about Hotel Zum Roten Baeren

Address: Oberlinden 12, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Location: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Freiburg im Breisgau
Price Range: $145 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Zum Roten Baeren 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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