My husband, 2 daughters (12 & 14), and I stayed at the Hotel in early May. Before arriving, I had been communicating by email with the staff (I believe Stephanie was the woman I communicated with most), and they were extremely helpful not only in booking the room, but also in giving me information about the surrounding area.
My husband was traveling here for business, and the girls and I came along for leisure. Our internet service was a little lacking, as compared to a B&B we stayed in earlier in the week in Munich. For some reason, my phone was unable to connect to the wifi, which meant that I couldn't Skype my family in the US. That was a bummer. Luckily, we had bought a pre-paid phone in the airport, so we had that, but we originally had planned to Skype, so this was a disappointment.
The hotel is not in the city center. It took my girls and I about 25 minutes to walk to the center of town. There are a couple of grocery stores along the way. There is a bus stop at the bottom of the driveway to the hotel.
This hotel is on a hill overlooking the city, in the midst of a forest of trees. It is beautiful! There are several hiking trails from the hotel through the surrounding forest. It was very peaceful. There is a playground, and to our delight, a beach volleyball court. We also saw a game room and a kinder care area. The hotel info book stated that they have many toys available at your request. We only requested a volleyball.
We stayed in a family room, which had a master bedroom with a queen/double bed, desk, wardrobe, and a couple of chairs. The common area had another queen/double bed, bathroom, and a sitting area. It was very spacious and very clean. I think the only complaint would be that there is no air conditioning. We did not really need it while we were there, but it did get humid one day, and I couldn't help but wonder what it would be like if it was just slightly warmer with no a/c. Definitely check the weather before you go.
The restaurant onsite was so delicious! Every morning breakfast was offered with our stay, and it was wonderful! There was great variety and everything tasted delicious. The staff was very accomodating. The first morning there, we accidentally overslept, and the staff called us to let us know that breakfast would be over in about 15 minutes. When I told her that we had overslept and would not be able to make it down there, she offered to send up a variety of foods and drinks. It was very thoughtful.
We also had a chance to eat dinner at the restaurant a few times on the terrace, and it was delicious. Dominik, our waiter, was very helpful and attentive, like all the rest of the staff here.
There is a sauna on site and the hotel offers spa services here. The only issue I had was that I don't speak German and the woman who does the spa services doesn't speak English. I just assumed that since everyone else at the hotel spoke English, she would too, but that is not the case. This is just an observation, not a complaint.
The only thing that I think is missing at this hotel is a pool/spa. There was a sauna, a beach volleyball court, and a row of lounge chairs to sit in, but no pool.
Overall. this hotel was wonderful, and we would definitely stay here again. Everyone in our family loved it and felt comfortable here. The staff here is wonderful!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your 4 Star Hotel in the middle of the scenic forest of the SpessartThe Franziskushohe, hotel and restaurant with conference rooms in Lohr upon Main in the middle of the scenic Spessart, is the ideal place for an overnight stay, an extended holiday or just a delicious dinner in our restaurant. Our traditional Franconian as well as international cuisine, the comfortable rooms, a scenic landscape and our friendly and personal service are worth a visit. 12 Single bedrooms, 48 double rooms, 7 family rooms and 1 junior suite are waiting for you. Whether it be a short trip, a business conference, a family or wedding celebration - you will always find a ready welcome at the Franziskushohe. ... more less
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