Grainau

Romantik Alpenhotel Waxenstein

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Set at the foot of Germany’s highest mountain, the views are stunning
  • Rooms all have balconies and free Wi-Fi
  • Multitude of outside activities including lake swimming, mountain-bike riding
  • Michelin-recommended restaurant

Map & Directions

The hotel is an hour’s drive from Munich city and 90 minutes from Munich airport. There is free parking available on site. There are trains to nearby Grainau via Garmisch-Partenkirchen most days until 8pm.

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Overview

‘Paris meets the Bavarian Alps’ is the intriguing notion behind this cosy, family-run hotel at the foot of Germany’s highest mountain. The founder, so the story goes, was a Parisian hotelier who fell in love with the region while holidaying there. He decided to up sticks and set up lodgings that would combine the French art of living with Bavaria’s famous cordiality – thus the Romantik Hotel Waxenstein was born.

The region certainly possesses extraordinary natural beauty. The country’s tallest peak, the Zugspitze has excellent skiing in the winter. In summer, you can swim in crystal clear mountain lakes, and hiking, cycling and horseback trails abound (guests can borrow hiking poles from reception). For more sedate sightseeing, the nearby village of Grainau has typical Bavarian architecture, and a clutch of fairy tale palaces built by the castle-mad Ludwig II are beautiful.

Even the basic rooms at the hotel are large; the décor has an antique feel, with elaborate wooden headboards and art nouveau-like lamp stands. All rooms have balconies, many with mountain views, Wi-Fi is free and there are tea- and coffee-making facilities included as standard. Upgrade to a suite for a separate living room, loungers on the balcony and stunning views of the Zugspitze.

The spa also overlooks the mountains, and has a swimming pool, sauna and steam bath. There is also a long list of treatments for extra pampering.

The restaurant is recommended in the Michelin Guide and, weather permitting, guests can take breakfast on a terrace while gazing at more of those views. Expect gourmet fare such as carpaccio of beef with aged parmesan, Norwegian salmon with coriander crust, and veal fillet with foie gras. Afterwards, the lounge is great for relaxing in the evening next to an open fire (seasonally).

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am

National Rating
Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Germany. This property is rated 4 star Superior and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 5.00 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 12.50 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.50 per person, per night for adults; EUR 1.00 per night for guests aged 6-15 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 6 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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