We stayed at Hotel Zugspitze for a celebration of my wife's birthday ending in a zero (won't say which one :-). We planned to go skiing during our stay so I wanted someplace with a hot tub to relax in afterwards. I also wanted someplace with a balcony that had a nice view since it was a special occasion and we like to have a beer or glass of wine on the balcony and enjoy the view after skiing.
I had checked into several but Hotel Zugspitze appeared to have the best value of hotels that met my criteria. We got a corner room (one of two in the hotel) with two balconies one facing south the other west. It had a nice big bathroom with radiant heating in the floor. The room included free drinks from the mini bar. The breakfast buffet was excellent.
The room included a free pass to the bus system that connects the hotel to the ski slopes, train station, etc. The hotel is one block from the Marienplatz and pedestrian shopping areas. It's about 300ft off the main street to the train station down which several of the bus lines run so it's a very short walk with your ski gear to the bus. It's also only 2 blocks from the main train station and Zugspitzebahn cog railway so it's even walking distance to that.
Also, because we stayed mid week, the hotel included free 1/2 day ski lessons from Mon thru Thurs. We're intermediate skiers but wanted to take some lessons so this was a very nice opportunity to do that which we took advantage of. The hotel had a nice ski storage area with a heated boot storage rack to dry your boots out overnight.
The pool, hot tub and 3 saunas were also very nice and we took advantage of this almost every night we were there. We didn't use the spa services but Garmisch is a big spa town and apparently the spa at this hotel is quite good.
The hotel even set out a complimentary present for my wife. It wasn't anything expensive (some creams and lotions from the spa) but it was very nice of them to do this.
The only thing that could have been improved is that the TV was an old style tube TV that wasn't very good. We mentioned this at checkout and they said they had purchased flat screens TVs and were in the process of installing them. Not sure why they hadn't already done our room since it was one of the more expensive ones at the hotel. I'm sure if I had said something sooner they probably would have replaced it right away but we really only used it to watch the weather and a couple of old american movies which we only watched in order to try to practice our German some, so it wasn't a bother to us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You will experience an atmosphere of security that we have created with heart and warmth for you. Immerse yourself in a unique natural area where a gigantic mountain scenery, meet crystal clear lakes and pristine forests with variety of sports and leisure activities, international cultural activities and a lot of tradition. In this fascinating holiday world we await you with the warmest and most natural employees who are there for you personally and your well-being Let yourself treat by our AlmWell team with massage and cosmetics therapies in our spa area. Pool, Whirlpool and steaming room as well as Sauna invite for more relaxing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zugspitze Hotel Garmisch Partenkirchen