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Romantik Alpenhotel Waxenstein
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Grainau
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Huntington Beach, California
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“Superb hotel in everyway!”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

Stayed in Grainau many times before at B&B's, but this is by far the best experience I have encountered. Excellent hotel, very well cared for, the facilties are gorgeous, the decor is beautiful very comfortable and very inviting to relax in the lobby/bar area for afternoon tea, with the stunning views of Zugspitze from every window. The rooms are beautifully decorated, every comfort imaginable and they are spacious as is the bathroom and modern amenities. Definitely choose a room with a view of Zugspitze and the forest. The service and staff are very accommodating, the fine dining restaurant is well worth the splurge, the menu is awesome as is the food, and service. No worries about english translations, it works out well as the waiters understand and are able to translate. The location is great, a short stroll into the town center or a short drive into Garmisch-Partenkichen or to the Lake Eibsee. Really the best place to stay in Garmish to experience the natural beauty of the area and the local hospitality. Great breakfast buffett as well. My only suggestion is the pool temperature is way too cold, could not enjoy as it was frigid, should be heated warmer in colder seasons so you can enjoy before a massage. The massage rooms are to light, they could sue some dimmed lighting and soft music to soften the experience.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

We stayed in an apartment with our 4 & 1 year olds for 8 nights. The room was very clean & well-kept with a lovely, almost French, rustic look. The views were amazing, without obstacle with the hotel set on top a hill. We had no trouble finding it. We only ate the complimentary breakfast which was yummy. The restaurant was clearly popular at night though. We didn't eat there because we don't know enough German to translate the menu, & the staff didn't seem to speak that much English or have much interest in helping us out. The staff was mostly friendly, but we felt snubbed a lot by one of the bartenders/waiters. The cleaning staff were the nicest. The village is lovely, very Bavarian, but not much English. We got by, but went to Garmisch-Partenkirchen a lot for meals. The wood carving shop was wunderbar. There is not enough parking for a full hotel. We managed to find a place each night, but a few times it was created by us parking right next to the door. There is a garage that holds about 6 cars, & it didn't help much. They did give us the key to the garage to park a couple of times when the lot was full, at no extra charge when normally there is daily rate for its use. We didn't use them because we didn't ski, but we were given 2 free lift tickets & I thought that was a nice perk.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

My husband and I just spent two nights here in late October 2011. It was low season on a Monday and Tuesday night so the hotel was particularly quiet. Delicious breakfast and nice rooms, but the best part was the view of the mountains from our balcony.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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New Bern, North Carolina
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

We stayed here on our tour through Southern Germany. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a very friendly front desk staff. She walked us to our room and gave a quick tour of the hotel. The rooms were smallish and pretty outdated, but had a quaint rustic lodge feel. We arrived at dusk, opened our window and had the most amazing view of the Alps and the countryside. We didn't eat at the hotel, but did have a couple drinks in the small bar (which were very pricey). Breakfast was included in our rate and included warm and cold dishes (eggs, cheese, meat, yogurt, etc.). Definitely one of the better breakfasts we had in Germany.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Buda, Texas
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Reviewed June 18, 2011

We stayed near the center of Garmisch on a visit ten years ago, and assumed we'd do so again this time, but reviews of the Waxenstein lured us out the 4 or 5 km to Grainau. We are so glad we chose the Waxenstein -- four nights for our party of five, including a two-year-old, went by all too quickly. Ask for a mountain view room, and you'll have a balcony looking out on the Zugspitze and its neighbors. The restaurant is first-rate -- we expected to have just one dinner there and ended up dining in the hotel three out of the four nights. The Toedt family excels in dealing with the public -- the proprietor met us at the door, greeted us by name, and he and his family and staff seemed to anticipate anything we might want. The restaurant can be expensive -- it's worth it -- but also offers simpler dishes. The wine list is good and not too high-priced; service not only was fine but also was very accommodating for our grandson. In the neighborhood are several very pleasant, and generally easy, walking/hiking trails, a really good wood-carving shop, and a useful collection of banks, shops, etc.

The hotel itself is up above the main road just a bit, in a residential neighborhood, and might seem a bit tricky to find, but stay with it -- after the first time it will be obvious how to get there, and it's worth the effort.

We'd give the Waxenstein absolutely top marks, both as a hotel and a restaurant -- and we hope to return.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Southern California
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Reviewed September 30, 2010

We are just about to check out of the Waxenstein after three wonderful days. Our room was clean and comfortable (although a bit small) and had a balcony that directly overlooked the Zugspitz. The staff, especially Maggie at the front desk, couldn't have been freindlier or more helpful. Our inability to speak German was no problem at all.

If you love good food, this is the place to be. We were on half board and had huge breakfasts, cake in the afternoon and truly gourmet meals in the evening. The hotel is just down the road from Garmisch, but away from all of the tourists. There is also an indoor pool, sauna and steam room which were great after being out all day. We can't wait to stay here again on our next trip.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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New Orleans, LA
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Reviewed September 10, 2010

Our family of floor stayed 4 nights in 2 connecting rooms. The rooms were lovely with beautiful views. Service was excellent and the facilities very nice. We enjoyed the indoor pool. The restaurant is excellent. We had dinner every night and did not have a bad meal. One evening we had a BBQ in the garden (in a tent since it was raining) and it was fabulous! My only complaint is that they allow smoking in the lobby area. Several times we came in and it was quite smokey. The rooms did not smell like smoke and were fine. Overall we had a great visit and would definitely return!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Romantik Alpenhotel Waxenstein
Address: Hoehenrainweg 3, 82491 Grainau, Bavaria, Germany
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Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Grainau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Grainau
#2 Spa Hotel in Grainau
#2 Luxury Hotel in Grainau
#2 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Grainau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Romantik Alpenhotel Waxenstein 4.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A hotel with 100 years of tradition and with a fantastic mountain panorama right outside the door! The completely renovated ROMANTIK ALPENHOTEL WAXENSTEIN in Grainau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers style and comfort, family atmosphere, a small and lovely wellness area and numerous different recreation activities. We also look forward to spoiling you in our restaurant with our delicious cuisine of regional and international specialties, all in the finest quality. Waxenstein Quite close to the Hotel in Grainau are the crystal clear mountain lakes Eibsee and Badersee; there are numerous hiking trails and mountain bike routes as well as wonderful skiing regions in the German and Austrian Alps. ... more   less 
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