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Hotel Bayerischer Hof
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

We were here in November, and we know that the staff really tries to make the best of the situation, so I hate to write anything unkind, but I was shocked by the difference between the reviews I saw and the actual situation. I do realize most people are desperate for a room in the summer for the Festspiel, so I believe that may be coloring the situation. Kind of like a hungry man's first meal being spectacular.

On the positive side: we were upgraded to a suite where we had two bedrooms and two bathrooms. We were so grateful, and loved that feature. Also positive: the staff was very kind and tried hard to help us (with our luggage, with printing things out, etc.) The restaurant staff worked very hard and very professionally.

On the down side: the heat did not do the job overnight - even on 5 on all radiators - and we froze, having to pile on additional comforters. They did have small heaters on the bathroom walls to supplement, but we were afraid to leave them on overnight, and they were noisy. The pool, which was the reason we stayed, was too cold to enjoy (I've been a competitive swimmer for my whole life - this is the temperature needed for competitive lane swimming, not just enjoying). Guess it would be nice in the summer. Our room was miles away from the elevator and down several stairs. I did hear every announcement at the train station and the trains (although others who reviewed said they couldn't, I had to use my earplugs), and we had a tough time dragging all our luggage the whole way and coordinating getting the car when we left, etc.

To say that the hotel was dated is to be generous - it had painted walls with kitsch figures and statutes and trippy music floating out of speakers lining the hallways. One bathroom was white tile with little graffiti pieces mixed in and red plastic faucets. The other bathroom was dark green tile from the 70's with chrome fixtures. The carpet was a 70's sea foam green. There was no desk, definitely difficult for us as we have a lot of electronic items with us - computers, phones, etc. We need to use the computers and plug everything in. It just didn't seem that this hotel had much in the way of provisions of folks who travel with a lot of electronics.

We give them an A for effort, but this hotel is in desperate need of an update of its interior design, and its heating system. Coming from Rothenburg o. d. Tauber, where everything was so renovated and beautiful, and landing in the former DDR afterwards where everything was fairly new, it was quite a shock for us.

We'd be happy to revisit and stay if they ever decide to upgrade and update. But perhaps they don't feel they need to as they are full for the summer for the Festspiel regardless.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Heather S
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

An excellent, well run and elegant hotel perfectly situated for the train station, Festspielhaus and city centre.
Has a fine sauna and swimming pool and convenient safe parking.
Staff are polite and helpful. Breakfast exactly as it should be with a wide choice of cold food and eggs and wurst freshly cooked to order.
Sadly the restaurant was closed for dinner as it was immediately after the summer-long Wagner Festival but I have eaten there before and can recommend it unreservedly.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed here for the Wagner festival and it was perfect. Only 15 mins walk to the Festspiele house which you could see from the outside tables of the hotel - magic! Very individual rooms of high quality. We were on the back overlooking the garden and it was lovely. Especially impressed with the bathroom which was big and well lit with well placed mirrors for make up which is quite rare! The restaurant was very good. The staff were superb, nothing too much trouble. The best thing was the lovely indoor swimming pool. You could go for a swim and then sit in the garden and enjoy the sunshine with a glass of wine - that and Wagner, what more could you want?! Will definitely be going back.

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the garden are lovely and quiet.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank LDS5355
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We stayed for one night in early June while on a driving holiday in Bavaria with friends and can honestly say the hotel was a pretty unexciting experience. Even allowing for torrential rain, the building and surroundings (it is next to the railway station) looked depressing. We had a suite with a distant view of the Festspielhaus which - although a good size - seemed to be decorated almost entirely in shades of brown and made us feel we were in a motel. We could see it would be a very convenient location during the Festival but out of season wouldn't recommend it.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank WoofWoof133
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

The pro's: Next to the station, ideal if you travel that way. Halfway the Festspielhaus and the old town. Our reservation was upgraded by the hotel to the 'Suite' without any charges. It comes with a huge bathroom, a separate large bethroom (with TV) and a living room with TV, DVD/CD player (and some CDs and DVDs of the Meistersinger by Wagner),

It was a great experience which could have been perfect if the bed would not have been so hard (we have a waterbed!) and we could have made tea in the suite. The contents of theMinibars could be expanded since there are two. On the other side, I am sure roomservice could have compensated that if we had bothered to ask for it.The hotel has about 12 parking spaces of its own, at approx. 100 yards walking distance.

I would love to come back there if only I would be able to get tickets for the Festspielhause.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank PeterAlmere
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