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Gruene River Hotel & Retreat
Ranked #4 of 17 New Braunfels B&B and Inns
Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bed and Breakfast THATS ALL!!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2011

So lets start out with the things we liked about the place.1 )close proximity to Gruene.2)Bed and room were nice and clean 3 Breakfast was nice....
Now for the things we didnt like 1) Upon arrival we noticed that the flowers in the front were plastic. Kinda set the tone for the accomodations. Even some of the trees in landscaping in the back were fake. Also all flowers and plants inside were artifical. AND the Animal heads in the Game rooms were fake.Could be a positive as no animals were harmed in the decorating of this place 2) Also the complimentary wine served at 530 everyday was the cheapest swill known to man.We know enough about wine to tell that!We dont expect expensive wine, but please atleast care enough to offer a drinkable wine.3) Also this is a B&B, please atleast show you care by hiring people that seem to care about you staying there. On arrival a young girl was working there and the only thing she had to say was something negative about all the drunks in town!She also had no insight into the handful of places in the town I.E. Restaurants, shops etc...The other day there was an older woman there with the personality of a corpse.Not knock a corpse. Im sorry. 4) cheap fence around a non working jacuzzi. 5)Vending machine for snacks... Guess other B&B s weve been to should charge as well and not provide snacks free.5) AM coffee was instant .6 And my wife seemed to believe that the Gourmet breakfast was catered since the kitchen looked as though it was never used.Other B&B you see real people cooking and actually working....

So in conclusion, we believe the worst part of this was the impersonal service and what we perceive as "Penny Pinching Practices". We expect more of B&B and if you are looking for a place that goes the extra mile to make you feel welcome,This isnt the place. Hopefully the management will read this and make some changes,but we doubt it!

Room Tip: dont waste your money here!
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Beuamont, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2011

We stayed at this beautiful B&B a few years ago and I didn't see any place to rate them at that time. If I had I would have given them 5 stars then. I found this site because we are planning a trip back to the area soon. We travel for my husbands job so we are not always in this area but when we are we will definately stay again. The ppl were so very friendly, They staged the room for us per my husbands special requests. They went over and beyond. The food was fantastic. The grounds and rooms are beautiful and always very clean. I am a clean freak so that is very important to me. The movie theater and game room were a special bonus! We love the area and it was so nice to be within walking distance of all the antique shops, ect. To anyone who wants a peaceful, restful, stay in the Hill Country, this is the place to stay! Thank you for making our anniversary weekend a very special memory,

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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mckinney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2010

Oh my gosh! The Gruene Apple. Heaven on Earth. This is absolutely the best B&B I have ever spent time in. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. The food was incredible and worth the extra few pounds that I must have gained. Each room is adorably decorated in it's own unique theme. Our room had it's own private balcony overlooking the river, and a gas log fireplace, a very comfy bed, plenty of room to spread out, very clean bathroom, and many thoughtful details right down to a white noise machine! The location is perfect, walking distance to the quaint, fun downtown area. Downstairs was a gameroom with lots of fun games, a cappucino machine, and a movie room in which a different movie was played each night! Wow. My husband and I can not wait to go back. We both highly recommend the Gruene Apple. Five Stars are not enough.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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RIchardson Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2010

Great view of Guadalupe River and site seeing., Great accomidations and super food! What else could you ask for ------- "I'll be back!"

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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San Antonio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2010

The Gruene Apple is an amazing gem in the Texas Hill Country. From the gracious staff, to the comfortable rooms, and finally the AMAZING gourment breakfast, everything is perfect. The Inn is located steps from downtown Gruene which has great shopping and tons of history! Thanks to the Kleypas family, who made me feel like one of their own. I WILL be back!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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irving, texas, usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2010

To begin with, the breakfast was to die for..........very clean breakfast area, and food was not cold. Delicious. Very friendly staff. Will come back for sure. Enjoyed all the amenities. I highly recommend to anyone. Thanks for a wonderful time Gruene Apple.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2010

My friends and I went to the Gruene Apple for a "girls weekend" and had a WONDERFUL relaxing time. We relaxed by the pool, shopped at the Gruene boutiques, and hit the nearby Outlet Mall. Our room, Room with a View, was beautiful, spacious, and filled with unique treasures. The Gruene Apple is truly a unique and enjoyable inn!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Gruene River Hotel & Retreat
Address: 1235 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130-3003
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Location: United States > Texas > New Braunfels
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in New Braunfels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Gruene, with Guadalupe River access, this 14 room, boutique retreat provides a truly unique vacation or corporate retreat guest experience. Walk down to the river from the backyard or stroll through the historic district's amazing shops and restaurants, and kick up your heels to live music at Texas' oldest dance hall. Enjoy a complimentary wine happy hour each evening, and come to the table hungry in the morning for a fabulous gourmet breakfast buffet. For a romantic getaway, business retreat or fun weekend of dining, dancing, shopping and sight seeing, the Gruene River Hotel and Retreat! ... more   less 
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Gruene Apple Bed And Breakfast

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