Even when the Wagner Festspiel is not going on, Bayreuth’s hotels are more expensive than you would expect. When it is going on, you have no choice but to pay. That makes the Goldener Löwe a reasonable value for the price. The hotel is on the edge of the city center and near the big mall. Everything except the Festspielhaus is within a 30-minute leisurely walk. The hotel is not especially pretty, but it has some very old elements that give the place charm. The rooms are somewhat Spartan. Street noise is a problem, but there are earplugs among the usual amenities. The breakfast is just what you expect from a German Gasthaus – world class. I have stayed at the GL five times over the years and do not remember the breakfast ever changing. They offer homemade preserves that are nothing special, but not bad. The restaurant is the highlight of the hotel. There is parking available behind the hotel. Just hope it does not rain or snow, for then it is a quagmire. The thing that annoys me most is the Wireless Internet. On earlier stays, it never worked in any of my rooms. Now it apparently works, but I find the prices annoyingly high for what most hotels provide gratis. Still, this is the best value in an over-priced city.
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