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“An excellent hotel with an individual decor” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Krone Igelsberg
Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Freudenstadt
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“An excellent hotel with an individual decor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Lovely setting, wonderful room with balcony and lounge, fantastic breakfast with a more than ample choice, good food overall although in warm weather the soup course may have been better changed to a cheese course? The homemade Schnapps is also worth a try.
The staff were very helpful particularly Anja who looked after us and allowed me to practice my rusty German! There is a lovely swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna, the latter were closed due to the extreme hot weather. Although located in a tiny village, it's convenient for places like Stuttgart and Baden-Baden, there are also some good walks around in the Nagoldtal.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

Having never visited the Black Forest before I used Trip Advisor to help me find a hotel and we were not disappointed in out 5 night stay here. The decoration is kitsch, not chic boutique design, but having accepted that it is a wonderful experience. We had half board which offered excellent value (about £140 per night for 2 people) and that was for one of the larger rooms, classed as apartment . The food was wholesome and well cooked. We ate breakfast and 4 course dinner and needed nothing much else in the daytime. Food is meat and cream rich, not sophisticated but there was a choice of main courses for dinner and there was nothing that we disliked. The staff are so polite, speak good English and help with the menu. All the wine is available in 250ml jugs. We had a lovely room, with lots of fresh towels and robes for use in the swimming pool and sauna, a balcony with recliners, a sitting area, a large (rather dated) bathroom with 2 washbasins. Everything was spotless. The swimming pool, sauna and steam room were superb. Massage and beauty treatments are also available.
Outside there are walks from the door into the amazing countryside and short drives offer much more. The free Black Forest card gives you access to free travel and reduced rates at local places of interest. We loved it all.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco Bay, CA and Southern Costa Rica
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53 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Thanks to the top reviews in Tripadvisor we choose the Hotel Krone Igelsberg for a 5-day mini-family-reunion. It turned out to be an excellent decision.

First of all just to be clear, the Hotel Krone Igelsberg is NOT for you if you’re looking for a fast-paced action-filled party hotel. In fact it is the exact opposite. The sleepy village of Igelsberg, located 12 km outside of Freudenstadt, sports no other commercial establishments – no pubs, no restaurants, no grocery stores. As such, having a vehicle available while staying at the Krone is a good idea. We arrived by train in Freudenstadt and rented a very nice small car from the local Europcar agency for just this reason. City buses do pass through Igelsberg several times a day, though, so with careful planning a nice stay without a car wouldn’t be impossible.

The Krone just exudes low-key luxury. The décor, while bordering on what might be considered kitsch in another setting, works perfectly here. The place is stuffed with large dolls sporting German/Bavarian clothing, many real antiques (especially in the breakfast room) and not one cuckoo clock! Padding down to the perfect-temperature-controlled indoor pool in a plush robe and matching slippers for a morning dip proved an ideal warm-up to a sumptuous breakfast. And after a day of wandering some of the many hiking trails radiating out from the hotel, a relaxing stop-off in either the wet or the dry sauna helped sooth any trail-weary muscles.

And the food! Since there are really no other options for dining short of driving into town each evening we choose the half-pension room rate plan. Each day’s caloric input began with an incredible array of freshly prepared breakfast items, including not only the German standard hard rolls and meats, but bacon and eggs, fruit salads, etc. By mid-afternoon when a few pangs of hunger began straggling in, a slice of Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (this is the Black Forest after all) hit the spot. And then came dinner! Every night a 4-course extravaganza of local specialties was heaped in front of us. Toward the end of our stay the more petite among us were begging the servers for smaller portions. It’s easy to say “just don’t finish it all” but the temptation to not leave behind even one delicious morsel proved nearly irresistible.

Anja and the rest of the Krone’s staff went out of their way to make our stay as pleasant as possible. For example, when we wanted to show photos from a USB data stick on a big screen, they provided us with an overhead projector to use in the multimedia room. And the sweet young woman already busily preparing for breakfast every morning soon became accustomed to our particular habits and began filling a pot of fresh coffee as soon as she spotted one of us wander sleepy-eyed into the breakfast room (well before it opened for service) for us to take back up to our room.

The only thing less than perfect about the hotel was the spotty internet access. It turns out the hotel is at the mercy of the local access provider which hasn’t yet seen fit to provide the small village of Igelsberg with broadband service. The hotel is currently working with the local equivalent of the town mayor to try to convince the provider to upgrade the service. Hopefully that will happen soon.

Room Tip: The rooms on the top floor facing the street were perfect!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cambridgeshire
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

The hotel is situated in a very quiet, picturesque, village a few kilometers outside Freudenstatt, in the Black Forest.
We stayed for 5 nights, originally booked as bed and breakfast, but after a warm welcome from Anja, the owner, we were offered a half board package which worked out cheaper overall, as we had intended eating there for the week.
Our room/apartment was on the top floor was very well appointed, with a balcony, and a glorious view over the village and fields.
The facilities at the hotel are superb, from a good sized pool, sauna and steam rooms, solarium and massage.
The food was also excellent, consisting of a 4 course meal each night and a 5 course, candle lit dinner on Saturday night.
It was my wifes bithday during our stay and the staff made it really enjoyable for her, beginning with a bottle of Champagne for breakfast.
All the staff,especially Anja, Elena and not forgetting Torsten, go out of their way to get to know you and make your stay as pleasureable as possible, and their English is very good, (better than my German).
If you are looking for an excellent hotel, with superb facilities, brilliant staff and a quiet location, I would thoroughly recommend the Hotel Krone , Igelsberg.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester
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126 reviews
58 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2010

This was our second visit exploring the Forest visiting Alpirsbach, Triberg, Haslach and Gengenbach - all worth a visit for traditional architecture. The hotel food and room was as good as last year with the pool table particularly attractive this time though in the smokers' room. The sauna and steam room were only available from 1430 to 1800 for some reason.
The walking and autumn colours were superb.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newbury, England
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114 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2010

From the friendly welcome (in English) to the fanatasic food and service, from the lovely village location in the heart of the Black Forest to the splendid indoor pool ]]we loved it all. We felt so relaxed and at home at the Krone, although this was our first time in germany and we were the only english at the hotel.

The Hotel is comfortable, the dinners suberb including the vegetarian option and the breakfasts huge (they even filled up our always hungry teenage son). We opted for half board in a family suite and thought the cost extremely good value. We really didn't want to leave and are heart broken but not surprised that Xmas is fully booked.

Anja and Torson made us very welcome and we will be back. We have stayed in all sorts of hotels in several continents, this beats them all for comfort and service.

If this review sounds over the top, sorry, but this is genuine. We have had to promise the children and ourselves a swift return. We miss the soft musical chimes of the church clock, the peace of the forest and above all the welccome at the Krone.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2010

My friend chose this hotel during a driving holiday as it was conveniently situated between Lake Como and the Nurburgring, with some autobahn miles in between :o) Brilliant stay, we arrived quite late for check in and the restaurant was nearly closed, however we got a wonderful express tour of the facilities and prompt delivery of a couple of stein's of pils. The hotel style and location is a bit quirky, read Stepford meets the Rheinland, but please dont let that put you off. The food was excellent, beds and rooms clean and comfortable, but the service was exceptional! Would recommend a trip to meet Torsten and the staff at the Hotel Krone...

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Toponotcho
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Property: Krone Igelsberg
Address: Hauptstr.8, 72250, Freudenstadt, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Location: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Freudenstadt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Freudenstadt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Krone Igelsberg 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Krone Hotel - Holidays and Wellness in the Black Forest Our hotel is located in the village of Igelsberg close to the towns of Freudenstadt and Baiersbronn in Baden-Württemberg. Surrounded by prairies and woodlands, the village of Igelsberg nestles in the northern part of the Black Forest far from any hustle and bustle. Your holidays here, in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes of Germany, will be unforgettable. We have put together some packages for your holiday and offer good value for money to suit any requirement in any season. Are you planning a short break or a weekend trip to unwind for a few days? Would you like to read a good book, while enjoying the calmness of the Black Forest? Or would you like to spend restful and carefree holidays, including spa treatments and the complete services of an excellent hotel? Or do you prefer to undertake relaxing hikes through the pine woods in the pure Black Forest air? Have you already fixed a date and are looking for a suitable accommodation with an excellent cuisine? The well-run, 4-star Krone Hotel provides attractive services and beautiful rooms with every comfort. The Hausdorf Family and their long-time employees are looking forward to your visit and will be delighted to extend a warm welcome to you. ... more   less 
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