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“A feeling of being ripped-off”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Wolf

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Hotel Wolf
Ranked #16 of 25 Hotels in Oberammergau
Essex UK
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95 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A feeling of being ripped-off”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2010

We wanted to visit the Oberammegau Passion Play. This once a decade event was spectacular and moving. I fail to understand how anyone could sit through the Passion Play without a longing to either re-commit or become a Christian.

In order to secure our tickets we were led to believe that we had to buy a package through the Oberammegau tourist office. We did this many months in advance and we were allocated to the Hotel Wolf. This hotel had advantages. It is just around the corner from the Passion Play theatre and at the end of the main shopping street. It has double glazing as is at the other end of the village from the Catholic Church with its clock bell and so it is quiet at night enabling a good night's sleep.

The package provided included 2 nights with 2 (with several choices of main course) dinners, 2 breakfasts (in which the bacon was particularly nice) and 1 three course lunch with choice. Therefore there was plenty of food and it was really quite good with the opportunity to consume lots of fresh fruit..

So what was the problem? Well, it started as soon as the tourist office told us the hotel to which we had been allocated. A quick web search revealed that the hotel as its name may suggest specialised in dogs. We emailed the tourist office to say that my wife was allergic to dogs and we were both uncomfortable around them. We were assured that whilst the hotel did normally specialise in housing dogs for the play year it would be cleaned and operate on the same basis as other hotels with a few dogs but not lots. We accepted this but it left us feeling uncomfortable.

To be fair the staff at reception were friendly and helpful. Our big gripe was that we were herded like cattle into as small dinning room whilst real customers were allowed to eat outside in the sunshine. To be herded like this when out two night stay in a three star hotel cost as much as 4 nights in the excellent Waldhof in Fuschl we felt to be totally unacceptable.

Insult was added to injury when we were informed by a hotelier about 20 miles away that Oberammegau had found that it couldn't sell the packages so it was possible to stay in the area independently and just buy tickets for the play - an option we would have much preferred.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2010

We arrived with a group to see the Passion Play ( held every 10 years).I had never been to Europe before either and had 2 nights at this Hotel. I think the amount of dogs was low because the Hotel was booked for the play. Did see 2 dogs behind check in desk but were very well mannered. The rooms were old but very clean and comfortable. The dining area was downstairs and very good service and food was good. We had breakfast and dinner included. The town and outlying area was very unique and fun to explore. There is an amazing Monastary a short distance away you can see, plenty of trails to hike or just shop at the many gift shops. Found the place as a whole made for a unforgetable time. One of the big pluses for this Hotel is it's right next door to the plays theater but I would still love to return here again.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Foxboro, Mass
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2008

We arrived on a Thursday in the rain and didn't have a place to stay. We saw the Hotel Wolf directly ahead of us and the window boxes with the flowers caught our eye. The hotel reception employee was gracious and let us know up front that the hotel is now a sport hotel for dogs; and, that 60 dogs were staying at the hotel. The hotel owners have a sporting/obedience school and the dogs and their owners are welcomed with open arms. Dog dishes, dog toys and dog beds in the lobby. We didn't care as we had champion show dogs many years ago. If you have any allergies or do not care for dogs, this is not the hotel for you. We had the half-board plan for 115 euros and the food in the pub side that night was very good as was the breakfast the next morning. Parking is limited, but the hotel's location for walking around town is great.

  • Liked — The location to the town.
  • Disliked — Rooms need updating; paint and new rugs.
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
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Jackson, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2006

Stayed here in route to Africa while doing some sight seeing in Bavaria. The hotel was nice enough. The room was small but comfortable. Nice little built in table in the window dormer.

The only problem was that the room accross from us and next to us had dogs in them that barked through the night.

NOT A PLACE FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T LIKE DOGS!

  • Liked — The window seat in the room, the snow on the ground outside and the charming village.
  • Disliked — Dogs!!!!
  • Tips/Secrets — Not a place to stay if you don't like dogs. But, it is within walking distance of the train station.
  • Stayed January 2004, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2006

We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Wolf. One caution, this hotel welcomes (more like encourages) dogs. Our room had a food and water dish in the room. In the lobby, dog beds were available for use in the rooms. There was a large selection of dog toys, snacks, leashes, etc that were available for purchase.

The hotel was convenient to "downtown" Oberamergau including the train station.

Our room had a built in booth-style table with a view of the mountains. The room was small, but comfortable.

We would definitiely stay again!

Stayed March 2004
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Property: Hotel Wolf
Address: Dorfstr. 1, 82487 Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Oberammergau
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Ranked #16 of 25 Hotels in Oberammergau
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Number of rooms: 32

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