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Gruene River Hotel & Retreat
Ranked #4 of 17 New Braunfels B&B and Inns
Boerne, Texas
2 reviews
“Not a wedding venue.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

Do not have any type of venue here! They cannot handle it. They promise, make you sign a contract, and do not deliver. They also follow you around, deny you amenities, and charge you exhorbitant amounts for things that were "damaged". We rented the entire place for my daughter's wedding. We were so excited, they didn't ruin the experience, just put quite a dent in the experience. The Owner, Front Desk Clerk and the Owner's father are not acquainted with the hospitality business and what it entails. I recommend a "Hotel Impossible" visit! We were so disappointed. I read the reviews and was excited, touted it for quite a while. So sad that it's the place to remember for a wedding. I recommend a "Hotel Impossible" visit!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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, Owner at Gruene River Hotel & Retreat, responded to this review, June 21, 2012
Twelve hundred dollars in damages to our property were incurred by your group, $1200 was paid. It's unfortunate that these events ruined your experience. We appreciate the opportunity to respond to your review.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

I am crrently staying at Green Apple for two nights and wish I could stay longer. Arrived last night great welcome from Chuck, free wine in lounge, themed rooms are exceptionally good. Breakfast this am was 5 star served by the owner Lloyd who is one of the friendliest, most helpful and interesting proprieters I have come across. Gruene is a beautiful resort with interesting shops and winding rivers, a great place to chill out. I cannot recomment this B&B highly enough - it is faultless. Malcolm Wotton-under-Edge, UK

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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, Manager at Gruene River Hotel & Retreat, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate your experienced-traveler observations...we all enjoyed visiting with you, too! Lloyd especially was pleased to take a trip down memory lane and his journeys in Europe. We hope to see you again next time you're touring through Texas!
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Graham, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

The hotel and staff were great. The breakfast was everything you could possible want. You are within walking distance of a great little village to shop, dine and even dance in. We did not try it but there is a small pool with a hot tub. Be sure and try the vintage pac-man in the basement.

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2012

Went for my anniversary. The B&B is beautiful, theme rooms are awesome. Took a nap with the balcony door open and fell asleep to the sound of the river rushing below...so peaceful. Breakfast is great and the media room is very comfortable. A little further down the street so you are not right in the middle of Gruene but you can walk there in about 5 minutes!

I would love to visit again...soon!!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

After you stay at the Gruene Apple you will understand why this is an award winning property. It is a beautiful and well-maintained B and B. Breakfast is as good as others have claimed. Only problem is that it does not start until 8:30 A.M. They do put out a coffee cart at 7:00 A.M. The location is close to everything in this neat little place called Gruene. You can do plenty of looking at antiques and enjoy some of the pretty natural beauty of this area. Staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2011

My hubby and I have stayed in many bed and breakfast establishments over the years but this one rates with the best. The rooms are all themed and are so comfy down to the last detail and we enjoyed our personal "shady lady" very much. The morning breakfast was absolutely wonderful with the best egg dish and home made cinnamon rolls, fruit cobbler, sausage, bacon. Everything was just so yummy. The inn is not very old but the charm is not so much history as the details given to everything they do. I hesitated to write this due to the best kept secret to Gruene being revealed.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2011

We truly loved the area of Gruene, there was so much to see and do. We loved the old town feel and the neat little shops and stay. We were excited to stay at the Gruene Apple ane when we pulled in we were so delighted at the surroundings. However, the owner was quite rude and arrogant. We will not be back and we highly recommend you consider another place for lodging. It is such ashame that such a great area was so spoiled by one man's rudeness.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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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 
Also Known As:
Gruene Apple Hotel New Braunfels
Gruene Apple Bed And Breakfast

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