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Portishead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went at night time in the winter (lots of snow) You will need a taxi up the mountain, but may have to walk down depending on snow (about 1 hour walk) The castle is lit up at night, and is impeccably maintained. The restaurant / bar are sumptuous and you can book a room for the night or longer....

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Nikolai_Bloyd, General Manager at Schloss Elmau, responded to this review

Dear garylomas, Thank you so much for coming up to our little alpine sanctuary! Especially having done it in winter and at night. I hope that you were able to enjoy the concerts and the restaurants during your visit. All the best, Nikolai Bloyd General Manager

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

It doesn't get any better than Thanksgiving at Schloss Elmau (Yes that's Thanksgiving in Germany). For the second year we have been treated like family by Nikolai and his amazing staff. There are fancier hotels and more posh establishments but the Schloss is unsurpassed in its combination of majestic surroundings, revitalizing spa experiences and above all, the warm and friendly...

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Nikolai_Bloyd, General Manager at Schloss Elmau, responded to this review

Dear Amforni, This is the first time ever that my name has appeared in the title of a review!! Thank goodness it was a good review!! It was wonderful having you and your family:) with us again. I look forward to your next visit in 2017! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Nikolai

Napa, California
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We had the pleasure of staying at Schloss Elmau again this year over the Thanksgiving Holiday and had an absolutely amazing time. We swore to ourselves last year that we would return and are so incredibly happy we did. We enjoyed a couple of very lovely concerts, numerous world class meals, and spa treatments that are the best we have...

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Nikolai_Bloyd, General Manager at Schloss Elmau, responded to this review

Dear JasonAbb, We my friend, it was absolutely wonderful having you with us again!!! I look forward already to the next visit! Happy Holidays and all the best, Nikolai

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The location is very beautiful with a sense of peacefulness and tranquillity. The spas and many swimming pools exceeded my expectations as did the many restaurants, bars and lounges. The junior suite in The Retreat was spectacular, service was unobtrusive but first class. My personal favourite highlights were swimming under the moonlight in an outdoor pool, a walk through the...

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Nikolai_Bloyd, General Manager at Schloss Elmau, responded to this review

Dear Piano_girl_13, Swimming under the moonlight is our specialty, and available in 4 heated outdoor pools! We are thankful for your visit and for the kind remarks. All the best and Happy Holidays, Nikolai Bloyd General Manager

Cheddar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We recently made our third visit to the Schloss Elmau to attend the "Verbier at the Schloss" event. This comprised 15 concerts in 8 days. The hotel, as ever, was better than it's 5 star superior rating. I have never stayed in a better hotel or even one of equivalent quality. I have reviewed this hotel before so will only...

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Nikolai_Bloyd, General Manager at Schloss Elmau, responded to this review

Dear Peter G, Your words and your comments are very much appreciated! We are so happy that you enjoy and value the Music programs that we put together in Schloss Elmau. We find the experience of putting together a World Class program like this to be very unique and very rewarding. Thank you for the review and for the visit,...

Angwin, California
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is honestly the loveliest place I have ever stayed. Comfort, kindness, adventure, peace, and beauty all abound at the Schloss Elmau. I truly felt cared for here during my all-too-short visit and cannot wait to return. I am not a fancy person and was surprised to feel at home here amid such luxury, and this is because the luxury...

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Nikolai_Bloyd, General Manager at Schloss Elmau, responded to this review

Dear haleydodd, thank you for the recent visit during the Thanksgiving week. It was wonderful to have you with us and I hope that we see you again soon. All the best, Nikolai

Angwin, California
Reviewed 4 December 2016

My recent visit at the Schloss Elmau has raised the bar for vacation standards. Set in the middle of beautiful wooded valley surrounded by jagged mountain peaks, the hotel itself is an architectural marvel. The entire place is a feast for your eyes. Inside, every area is thoughtfully appointed. The staff is incredibly welcoming and very attentive. The rooms are...

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Nikolai_Bloyd, General Manager at Schloss Elmau, responded to this review

Dear 676rachel, Thank you so much for the review and for the visit! I look forward to hosting you and your family next time for 2 weeks!:) Nikolai Bloyd General Manager

Napa, California
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This was a repeat visit for us at Schloss Elmau and one of the things that stuck out were the familiar faces of previous guests, not just staff. It is obviously a special destination for all who have had the opportunity to visit. It truly felt like "coming home" seeing the welcoming faces of Nikolai, Jakob, Christian, Chef Mario, Marie-Helene,...

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Nikolai_Bloyd, General Manager at Schloss Elmau, responded to this review

Dear EFA95, Anytime!! please don't be a strange my friend. All the best, Nikolai Nikolai Bloyd General Manager Schloss Elmau nikolai@schloss-elmau.de

Reviewed 2 December 2016

we recently stayed here with our 3 young kids. turns out, approximately 20% of the guests are 'kids.' Families generally stay at Elmau while kid-less guests stay at the retreat - so it's not as though you've got rugrats running amuck everywhere. Anyhow, very family friendly with tons of things to do - unless you like to sit inside and...

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Nikolai_Bloyd, General Manager at Schloss Elmau, responded to this review

Dear Justin S, You already know how happy i was to see you and your family with us for Thanksgiving. Please come back anytime, we would love to have you as a family, or even as a couple with us soon. All the best, Nikolai Nikolai Bloyd General Manager Schloss Elmau nikolai@schloss-elmau.de

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I returned to Schloss Elmau after an amazing experience last year, and was once again treated to an unforgettable week. The facilities, service, and amenities were superb. In addition to the outstanding food, drink, and entertainment options, I received the best massage experience of my life. I hope to make this a yearly destination for me and my family. They...

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Thank you lazarus13, It was a real treat having you with us during Thanksgiving! Come back anytime, and thank you for the support. All the best, Nikolai Nikolai Bloyd General Manager Schloss Elmau nikolai@schloss-elmau.de

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE SCHLOSS ELMAU EXPERIENCE Discerning globetrotters not only enjoy the magic location of Schloss Elmau in probably the most beautiful sanctuary of the Bavarian Alps, spectacular Spas and a liberating sense of perfect calm, hospitality without limitations & cosmopolitan restaurants, Yoga or Tai Chi Chuan with excellent teachers, phantastic sports as well as edutainment for their Kids, but also inspiring encounters with some of the greatest artists and authors of our time. The new RETREAT has been the Residence for the Heads of State & Governement during the G7 Summit 2015. 47 Suites, 2 Restaurants, Lounges, Library, Yoga Pavillon & Spa connect a wholly new dimension of space & casual elegance with breathtaking views of the monumental Wetterstein Mountain & roaring Ferchenbach Creek. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Schloss Elmau

Address: Elmau 2, 82493 Elmau, Bavaria, Germany
Region: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Elmau
Price Range: $749 - $1,257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Schloss Elmau 5*
Number of rooms: 162
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Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa & Cultural Hideaway Hotel Elmau
Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa And Cultural Hideaway
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“Rooms on the ground floor are perfect for families with kids. Slider style doors open to the expansive grass area and playground beyond.”
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“Ensure you get a balcony facing south.”
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 of 5 bubbles ittessot, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in a suite in the retreat...If you can spend the money it cannot be beat. Had the direct mountain view”
 of 5 bubbles steve34515, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The relaxation rooms where mobiles are banned and the individual couches are comfortable - lovely to read and doze between swims”
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