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Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl
Manitoba
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10 hotel reviews
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“Great view, but rooms not so great.”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed at this hotel in August. The hotel is beautiful with gorgeous scenery. We had a huge balcony (although shared with a few others), and overlooked the restaurant. We were given a free breakfast, which unfortunately due to time constraints that morning, we were unable to use. The room was huge! Comfortable bed. I wouldn't say the cleanest room, only because things were stained over time, and the rooms were dated. There was no air conditioning, so in 30 degree heat, we struggled. We didn't want to leave the patio door open for the night breeze once we went to bed because of the fact we were sharing the patio. Bathroom was smaller, but clean. The elevator was so tiny we couldn't get the luggage carrier in it, so we had to carry our suitcases up the stairs. With 2 little kids, that was exhausting. Waking up in the morning to the view of the mountains was the highlight. The location was wonderful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Key West, Florida
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Stayed at Sonnenbichl for 2 nights last week. Hotel is in a great location, easy to get by car with free parking, large lot. pleasant 20 minute walk to old town through beautiful neighborhood. If you are there for 2+ nights, you will be given a Garmisch Partenkirchen card for free rides on the bus. Bus stop is maybe 1 minute walk from hotel and we took it several times since weather was unusually hot for this time of year. We paid extra for the larger room and mountain view with a balcony, definitely worth it. As is typical of older hotels, no A/C but room was comfortable with windows open. Did close windows at night to keep out street noise and it was very quiet.
Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. Front desk is super efficient, they keep city maps, bus schedule and train schedule in stock and quickly answered all of our questions. Be sure to take Zugspitzebahn to top of Zugspitze, it's a trip not to be missed and worth every penny. Highlight of our trip so far (2 weeks so far in Bavaria). Breakfast is delicious, postcard view of mountains from terrace. Only disappointment is that our room (404) is showing some age but it was clean and bed comfortable so no complaints, especially with the great summer special price. Enjoyed the indoor pool with its therapeutic bubble bench (far side of pool, look for blue button next to bench under the water).
Garmisch Partenkirchen itself is adorable, great chocolate shop (Amelia), numerous fantastic restaurants. Only 45 minutes to Italian border, enjoyed a fantastic Italian meal at Colosseo, sat on balcony with fantastic mountain views which provided a grand finale to our stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by the large rooms, largest ones we experienced during 2 weeks in Austria & Germany. Breakfast buffet presented a nice variety of options, hot items varied some by day. Breakfast was leisurely enjoyed on the patio with a beautiful view of the mountains. We had two adjoining rooms at end of hall which were very quiet. Indoor pool.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Stayed here for a short trip while visiting friends in the area. The hotel has sublime views and is a short ride into Garmisch Partenkirchen and from there, towards the Zugspitz - a visit not to be missed. There is a very nice terrace to enjoy the local weissbier or a meal. Ask for a room with mountain view. Very clean with great food and friendly staff. Would like to have stayed longer!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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275 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed several nights in this hotel during our 3 week European trip. It is a very nice hotel and in a great location for sightseeing, shopping and eating. Garmisch is such a wonderful town and one of our favorite places in Germany. The scenery is incredible especially if you are lucky enough to have good weather. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2013

This hotel is a short drive to Garmisch and the Zugspitz, so it is more ideal if you have a car or transportation. It has a great restaurant with a lovely terrace to enjoy both dinner and breakfast while taking in the views of the beautiful German Alps. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. The rooms are clean and spacious.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2013

The hotel is very cozy and big apartment, good food and service. The stairs and the corridors are a bit noisy when someone walks on. I had a great bathroom with a vertical platform of massage. Very good..

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl
Address: Burgstr. 97, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl 4*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand chalet-style winter resort hotel with multilingual staff overlooking the town & mountains; 4 km from the train station. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Garmisch Partenkirchen
Grand Resort Sonnenbichl

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