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Hotel Garmischer Hof
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

This hotel "runs" in the owner's family for 3 generations.
Small and clean, personal touch, yet, located in the most perfect canter of the beautiful city.
Across the street there is a shopping mall, including a supermarket, and a nice coffee shop.
The hotel has a good not expensive restaurant, yet, close 5 mun walk to the "main" no cars street with many coffee and restaurants, ice creams etc.

Room Tip: Ask for the mountain view room. Always if possible - corner suit/room!!!
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Cute hotel but rooms were hit or miss. Some extremely small, some huge. I stayed in a huge room with a tiny bed and low ceiling. The rooms also did not have any typical toiletries (as found in most European and U.S. hotels) and no hair dryers - so bring one if you need it. Also, they are very stingy with the towels. The food was good but the staff was rude and very rushed. Alternatively every person at the front desk - when someone was there - was very nice and helpful. The profile picture of the hotel is of the back of the building, as the front faces the street. If you have a room in the back you will have lovely views of the Zugspitze but the front rooms face a busy, one way street. Close walk to the train (5-10 min), not so close to the ski resort, you will need to take the bus.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

This hotel is within easy walking distance from the train station, and located right in the city centre of Garmisch, around the corner from the pedestrian precinct. The hotel stay includes free public transport around town and a number of other visitor discounts included in the "Kurkarte". Breakfast was great (mountain views included), and the room was comfortable and pleasant. We were unable to obtain Wifi access during our stay, as the server was down.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank SAL466
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel located a short, downhill, 15-minute walk from the train station. The room facing the mountains was bright and clean, but we were disappointed with a number of things. The combination body soap, shampoo and conditioner container in the shower stall was empty and remained empty for our entire stay. Luckily, we brought along our own. There was 1 tissue in the Kleenex box and it remained that way for our entire stay. Safety deposit boxes have to be one of the simplest things in a room to use; however, we could never get the medieval contraption in our room to work. No wifi in the room. There are slippers and bathrobes available for guests, but you have to ask for them to be delivered to your room. The hotel operates on the premise that "we have everything, but if you want it, you've got to ask for it." The Thursday night buffet was wonderful, but again, you will get the dry leftovers mixed in with next morning breakfast items. Some reviews say the staff is friendly and polite while other reviews say they are unfriendly. Well, they're both. When you address a staff member directly they are very polite. See them in the dining room or hallway and you don't exist. It's this Dr Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde behaviour that is the root of the conflicting reviews. One explanation for the mixed reviews on Trip Advisor is that this hotel is a study in social hierarchy in conservative rural Germany. From the front desk to the apprentice server(s) every knows their place and is interacted with accordingly. Interestingly, in the morning, the presumed grand-daughter breezes in through the front door, ignores everyone, grabs a refreshment from the bar and breezes back out never acknowledging staff members who she must know. This sort of thing is something you would never witness nor ever should witness at a hotel such as the Regent Berlin, Lindau Reutemann or Cologne Excelsior. As the presumed grandmother, I'd put an immediate end to such behaviour. As a guest I don't want to see this sort of thing. Would we return, probably not. But, we understand clearly why there are such divergent reviews regarding this hotel. It's a 3-star hotel and nothing more.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

i returned to stay at the hotel last month and once again everything was first class. the breakfast bar is absolutely great as with the evening meals. the staff are so friendly and helpful. with the hotel being situated in the centre of garmisch and it is only a few minutes walk from the railway station makes it very easy for access to the local shops etc. the hotel itself is very clean and the rooms are always cleaned thoroughly each day. the hotel rates for such a great place is very reasonable. i have already booked a return trip for next year. all i can add is that i recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay in beautiful garmisch.

Room Tip: try to book a room overlooking the mountains, especially the zugspitze as the views are breathtaking...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank john w
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Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful view of Zugspitze from your bedroom window, delicious breakfast and friendly staff. Within walking distance from train station and all of downtown. Only complaint would be lack of wifi in room. Worked great in lobby but in room was spotty. Loved staying here!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank zaichek
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

The hotel is clean and in a good location. It's a 3 star hotel, not more. If possible, don't take demi-pension as the choices are very limited. The food itself is fair, nothing to write home about. The wait staff is not particularly friendly.

Room Tip: There are a few larger rooms but definitely ask for a room with a balcony.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Garmischer Hof

Address: Chamonixstr. 10, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 42 Hotels in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Price Range: $129 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Garmischer Hof 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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