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“We found the nest we wanted to wind down...”

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Alm- & Wellnesshotel Alpenhof
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Berchtesgaden
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 27, 2011

One word to define this hotel: absolute perfect service!
Always available, never intrusive!
My friend and I wanted to spend a few days in the south bavarian alps countryside to wind down. My decision to book the Alpenhof was mostly based on the TripAdvisor comments (and some others...), and again, we didn't regret it a bit! Architecture? Typical Bavarian chalet style I guess ;) But one must expect it when travelling in Bavaria! They are very proud of their heritage and they are bavarian before german! We booked a suite and the room was very spacious. The bathroom, while a bit small, was spotless and offered all the amenities expected in a 5* hotel. Lots of pillows and duvet available. Restaurant, though typical bavarian once again, offered outstanding choices and quality. The staff is there to answer all your request and to assist you in booking any activities. They have all the information regarding their region handy, and the ski slopes are a mere 5 min away by car. We recommend that you have your own wheels as the hotel is located off the main road leading to the ski slopes and Konigsee lake. Huge fireplace offers warmth and relaxation at the end of a busy, and cold, day! We did not use the spa, as like many europeans, we didn't feel confortable with their habit of walking around naked in front of everyone at the sauna and jacuzzi! And keeping a towel around your waist is not an acceptable option, unfortunately. Funny custom really ;)
We have plans to return to the Alpenhof soon as the countryside looks already absolutely fabulous in winter, and we can't wait to see it in spring or summer...

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2011

Made to feel very welcome by all staff
Superb Food
Spacious, clean room with breathtaking scenery from the balcony.
Loved the walks down the mountain into Berchtesgaden, taking in the scenery.
Also loved the Bobsleigh Run

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 28, 2010

We stayed in the first week of December 2010 for two nights. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the location does require you to have a car as it was high up in the mountains. It however was in an idyllic quiet location and not too far away from Berchtesgaden itself or Lake Konigsee.
The hotel was spotlessly clean and we enjoyed using the Wellness area. The fixed menu was nice but the courses other than the main tended to feature meat with no other choice listed however I asked the staff and they were very accommodating to change it for my mum and provided an alternative. Nice hotel and would recommend.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 26, 2010

We stayed for a week in this most welcoming of hotels. We were looked after in a brilliant way by ALL of the staff. The hotel is immaculately clean with superb food and drinks. The quiet location surrounded by mountains provides the opportunity for a very relaxing stay. We thoroughly appreciated the facilities and had a wonderful week, Thank you Stefan and whole team .. good job!!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2010

Enjoyed 4 nights at this wonderful property. Both breakfast and dinner were excellent. Staff was very friendly and attentive. We would recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2010

We've just returned from our fifth visit to the Alpenhof. Every visit is as good or better than the last. Our main priorities when travelling are:

Comfortable Family Friendliness - The hotel provides a well outfitted indoor playroom for very young children. For pleasant weather days there is also a small playground. A family can also enjoy the pinball machine, Fussball and ping-pong tables, and billiards. We also enjoy playing family board games in the fireplace/ lounge room. There are swimming noodles to use in the pools. The Hocheck family bedroom is also to be recommended as the children have a separate area with a bunkbed and small TV.

Relaxation - The hotel is situated in a residential location. No busy street traffic to keep you awake. If you're lucky enough to visit when the cows are brought down from their summer alpine pasture, you may hear the very gentle ringing of cow bells at night. Elisabeth (Lisa) in the Wellness Area provides one of the best massages I've ever received. If you have any back pain try the natural Moor mud pack with massage. The balconies are perfect for lounging and enjoying a beverage from the room's well stocked mini-fridge. The sauna area is nude, but it's absolutely fine. To my American friends, I really promise that no one is looking at us ;)

Gourmet Cuisine - We have spent over 37 nights at the Alpenhof, eating dinner here every evening. We have never seen a complete menu repeated. Every evening offers a trip to the salad bar, an appetizer, soup, main course and dessert. For the main course, there are always 4 choices from which to make a selection (3 of which include meat/ fish and 1 which is always vegetarian). We have never had a problem finding something to our liking (even my 8 year old son), even if it means trying something new such as an ostrich steak. Yes, it was good! The wine card is also extensive and offers something for every taste and price range. For example - open wine in a small carafe, 4 Euros; Dom Perignon 200 Euros.

Culture/Sightseeing - There are endless possibilities for daytrips and activities. This time we made a less than one hour drive into Austria to visit the world's largest ice cave. Salzburg is less than 30 minutes away. Bad Reichenhall has an orchestra with a varied concert schedule also less than 30 minutes travel. Some of the most well maintained and groomed walking trails can be found directly in the hotel's area. The hotel will provide you with a plethora of tourist pamphlets.

Cleanliness - The rooms are superbly clean. Truly spotless bathrooms. If you want new towels every day, just leave them in your tub/shower stall. If you'd like to reuse them, hang them on the towel warmer. It's as simple as that. We've never run out of supplies. Our maid has always made sure there is enough of everything. Slippers are also provided in the room for your comfort.

We love everything about the Alpenhof. We've never had a complaint. If we did, we would feel comfortable enough to address it with the owner or the reception staff. They are friendly, professional and centered on the guests' vacation experience. Even though we just returned home yesterday, we've already confirmed our reservations for the next visit.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 15, 2010

The rooms & beds are very comfortable, food is excellent - everything is very fresh & cooked to high standards. Staff are helpful, sociable and always greet you with respect. Very good spa facilities. Nice relaxing atmosphere in the restaurant. All hotel quests respect peace & cosy decor of hotel, ideal location if you want to be away from busy life in the city. Breakfast is enormous, afternoon teas & cakes compliment the beautiful surroundings and tranquility. Good value for money, every day is like a celebration, well stocked bar, nice lounge with fireplace. Don't rent the car from Munich airport!!!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Richard-Voss-Str. 30, 83471 Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany
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Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Berchtesgaden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Berchtesgaden
#1 Spa Hotel in Berchtesgaden
#1 Luxury Hotel in Berchtesgaden
#1 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Berchtesgaden
#2 Romantic Hotel in Berchtesgaden
Price Range: $219 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alm- & Wellnesshotel Alpenhof 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There are already existing many extravagant 4-star hotels. And all of them outdo each other in architecture and facilities. The Alpine hotel Alpenhof falls out of the ordinary with its exeptional offers and its special familiar ambiance. The special way to relax and enjoy makes the Alpenhof to an outstanding place of rest and peace. We call LUXURY our unique location and the dreamlike tranquility. We wish you a lot of fun while exploring our on-line offer and do not hesitate to ask us any open questions. ... more   less 
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