Due to an emergency, my wife and two daughters had to stay one more night in Leavenworth after a 5 day holiday and the hotel we were staying at was fully booked so we went searching everywhere for a place to accommodate us. We tried the Enzian as our first option and we were lucky as someone just cancelled a reservation over the phone as we were coming through the door. Lady at reception even said with a smile that I must be the luckiest person alive as they normally wouldn't have an available room under normal circumstances and that they normally don't take people off the street without a proper reservation (?) Needles to say we didn't feel like special guests (even though the room fare was far from cheap).
Hotel is very nicely decorated with what seemed to be genuine german antiques. You had the feeling to be in Germany in a lavish Bavarian hotel back in the 1920's.
Lots of people around relaxing and reading.
Quiet and inspiring environment.
Rooms were decorated in a very traditional rustic German way. Didn't feel like a hotel. It felt like a Paul Von Hindenburg's summer house. Antiques everywhere, nicely dimmed amber lighting everywhere. Nice.
What definitely stole the show in our opinion was the quality of our sleep. The dawn comforters and the beds were AAA. These are probably the best dawn duvets I've ever seen in a hotel. Superb sleep. Even my 7 year old that normally wakes up rain or shine at around 7am no matter the day of the week had trouble waking up!! The real assets of this place are without a doubt the beds.
Next morning we went for breakfast. This was in a buffet type (with the exception of the omelets of course) and we weren't impressed. We were expecting something at par with the rest of what the Enzian offered. Not a chance. I wouldn't say it was bad but it was plain and it felt like breakfast at IKEA.The only thing that stood out at breakfast were the german pastries (Black Forest cake and the apfelstrudel) we didn't enjoy the food at all.
Then it came a clearly german-born gentleman (prob the owner) dressed up in lederhosen (typical german attire) who stood up in the balcony to play the German Horn. Very nice experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique Old World Inn, authentic Austrian furnishings located just one block from Bavarian downtown shops and activities. Unbelievable amenities including free wireless through property, indoor/outdoor pool/Jacuzzi, racquetball/basketball court, complimentary round at Enzian Falls Championship Putting Course in Spring/Summer/Fall. Complimentary Cross Country Ski equipment in winter. Full hot breakfast buffet with Alphorn concert. Group/Meeting facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Enzian Hotel Leavenworth