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“Handy for the train station, adequate hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Gruenberger
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Berchtesgaden
Certificate of Excellence
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
71 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Handy for the train station, adequate hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Arriving at the train and bus station, this hotel is clearly visible on the other side of the river (to the left). The advantage of this is that it is easy to walk to and, unlike most of Berchtesgaden, there is no uphill stretch to consider when bagcarrying. It also makes it handy if you are considering catching local buses to places such as Königssee.

We arrived at the hotel early and were able to leave our bags until we could check in later. On coming back to check in, despite having ordered one room to be a twin (and it was on the hotel documentation, the receptionist read it in front of us), we had been allocated two doubles. We were given the choice of a double or a twin which the receptionist described as "not our best room". In fact, for one night, it was fine, however, I was a little disappointed that, having made a specific request, it had not been picked up. If we had stuck to the double room (and, as per most hotels in Germany, a double bed is two singles joined up), we would have got a balcony.

Room was very warm, beds very comfortable. TV does not have English channels. Bathroom is adequate and clean. The swimming pool area and sauna is not big, however, it is sufficient. Towels did not seem to be specifically provided for the swimming pool area, requiring that the room towels are used (and either dried or replaced).

We were surprised that the restaurant was closed for the evening. The receptionist gave us some options for an evening meal - they were all very helpful at the desk. There is a vending machine in the main building, however, we discovered that our key to Block B (where most of the bedrooms are) did not fit the door to that area - also the machine was only taking notes.

Breakfast, we were surprised to find tables reserved - not sure if that is a common practice in this hotel or whether there were specific groups visiting - however, there was plenty of room and the buffet was just about being replenished fast enough for everyone in the room.

If going into the town, please be aware that, along to the left of the station main door, there is an archway into the building marked "zum Markt" which is a shortcut up some stairs and across a bridge to the town - it saves walking the long way around the road.

Generally this hotel was fine for a short stay for a brief visit to the area. However, I would say that I felt it was overpriced for what I got (although this is a very expensive part of Germany), its more cheap weekend break standard of hotel that happens to have pool and sauna. That said, I would go back because it is OK and the position is good.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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
      Service
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2 Thank mad194
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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130 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

My colleague and I stopped at this Hotel last April during a tour of Germany. The location is in the center of the town and easily accessible and the price quite reasonable as well. The room, though quite comfortable, was a bit small for two but it did boast a comfortable balcony facing the stream as well as the train station. The view of surrounding hills and mountains was pleasant and the Breakfast provided was as was to be expected of B&B fare. If I find myself again in Berchtesgaden I will select this venue the next time. There were a number of pubs close by which was another plus. Parking was available in the rear courtyard.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MichaelHM
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Lindenhurst, Illinois
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

This was a wonderful hotel. The view from our balcony was a glacial river running in front of mountains. The room, the pool, all very clean. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. We were right across the street from the train station, We were going to take the train into Salzburg for a day, but the staff instructed us to take the bus instead. It dropped us off closer to the heart of Salzburg than the train. We were able to see downtown Berchtesgaden by foot. The restaurant in the hotel was excellent. The breakfast included with the room had a good variety of food. We would definitly stay here again.

Room Tip: the rooms on the front side of the hotel have a wonderful view from their balcony
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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3 Thank 707carolyn
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london
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

very clean and well kept hotel nice pool and sauna to relax in after a days walking, just steps near the buses to all tourist locations.ask for a room overlooking the river great views.
we will definately be visiting again soon

  • Stayed September 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank danny l
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Seattle
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

The hotel is located near the train station, and within walking distance to town. It is an older hotel, but our room was neat and clean, and had a balcony which we enjoyed sitting on. The staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant serves good food, but I think its a little pricey. I would stay at this hotel again, and would recommend it to someone staying in the area. The internet is through T-mobile, and did not work well.

If you are having a problem finding a place to stay in Berchtesgaden, it looked like all the towns leading to Berchtesgaden looked nice and had some good looking places to stay as well.

Room Tip: The side of the hotel not facing the river is considered the quiet side of the hotel.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Reprobus
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Tennessee
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89 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

At first I was not happy with my little single room, but after 4 nights, I felt like part of the family. This is no 4 star hotel, but the friendly staff will treat you like their own if given a chance. The internet is not owned by the Hotel. It is awful. So if you must have internet, prepare to be disappointed. Family owned and operated. be sweet and they will be sweet back. For those of you that want a little nightlife, take a short cab ride to the Hotel Edelweiss to the bar downtown. The Gruenberger is located across from the rail station and there is no ATM.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Mark L
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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

In a picture perfect tourist trap as Berchtesgaden it can be difficult to find reasonably priced accommodation. Hotel Grünberger comes close. Even though our room was too small for the price, the service was inpeccable. Also the pool and sauna was clean and nice. The staff was very helpful and cheerful.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Gruenberger
Address: Hansererweg 1, 83471 Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Berchtesgaden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Berchtesgaden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gruenberger 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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