Our family has just returned from a wonderful 10 day vacation in Bavaria. My husband, both sets of grandparents, and I traveled to visit our daughter (who is studying abroad for the year) to celebrate her 21st birthday.
Edelweiss Lodge and Resort met our expectations during our two night stay. While the reservation process was tedious, I received prompt email responses. The lobby décor made a wonderful first impression as you enter the Lodge, you just wanted to sink into one of the comfortable sofas or rocking chairs and enjoy the fireplace. We stayed during the last few days of our trip and were pleased to have TV with programs in English and laundry facilities. The pool and hot tub were extras we never had a chance to use, but loved the designated adult only option. The beautiful mountain ranges surrounding the lodge were impressive. Our room was a standard room, on par with any Holiday Inn. The resort was sold out for the timeframe we were there. There were many families with children and it was quite noisy at times. Our first morning I was awakened at 7am by children yelling in the hall/next room. The majority of restaurants/bar facilities closed by 22:00, so it was a bit noisy until everyone returned to their rooms. I would suggest requesting a room towards the end of the hall.
The staff was always gracious and helpful. The gift shop was the point of contact for assisting with the booking of tours. Due to our short stay we were unable to take advantage of the tours, but a wide variety of tours were offered.
I agree with the other posts regarding the food. The buffet food was mediocre and warm at best. The meal was probably the worst we had during our entire trip. The next morning the line for the breakfast buffet stretched through the lobby. Since the buffet dinner was not to our liking, we chose to eat breakfast in town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Long revered as one of the most desirable destinations in the Bavarian Alps, the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area is an idyllic location nestled at the foot of sweeping Alpine vistas and home to the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort. Just 56 miles from Munich, 34 miles from Innsbruck, the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is located in the heart of Europe. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Edelweiss Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
- Edelweiss Resort Garmisch Partenkirchen