Booking this somewhat sight-unseen (outside of some Net photos) turned out to be a real find. Haus Luna offers four one- or two-bedroom apartments, each with a small kitchenette and balcony/patio. The location is at the edge of the small hamlet of Horn (part of Schwangau, so it's well off the main highway and extremely quiet.
These are apartments in a building shared with local families, so you're staying right next to someone's home (and you don't hear them, either). It's also like home in that it's very much a self-service place as far as food, etc. A room guide, in English and German, offers guidance on local shops, restaurants and -- if you're staying long enough -- bakeries and others who'll deliver goods to your door. A hotel that's literally across the lane offers a restaurant and also a breakfast for a reduced rate if you make reservations in advance.
The kitchenette is good for light cooking; you get a stovetop and toaster, along with a coffeemaker. However, there's no microwave. The refrigerator is roomy (well beyond a hotel mini-bar) and there's also a small dishwasher. The satellite TV connection to the flatscreen TV offers a large variety of channels.
The owners live off-site but close by in the same village. Check-in involves a phone call to get them to come to the site -- it only took them a five-minute bike ride to get there. Be aware that payment is by cash only.
In all, it's a great alternative to the standard hotel, but it's also not for anyone who won't make their own bed or take out their own trash. This truly is a just-like-home place, with a roomy space that's comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 12 Luxury Apartments , Free Parking, Wifi And Close To Neuschwanstein ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your Haus Luna reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.