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“View Neuschwanstein Castle from your hotel.”
Review of Alpenhotel Allgaeu

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Alpenhotel Allgaeu
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Hohenschwangau
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“View Neuschwanstein Castle from your hotel.”
Reviewed 5 May 2011

The setting for this hotel is like stepping into the Sound of Music. It is located at the base of the Alps, in the village of Neuschwangau, with views of the picturesque Neuschwanstein Castle from some of the rooms.

While the decor of our room was a bit dated it and the en suite bathroom were very clean and comfortable. Our second floor room was quite large and included a small table and chairs and a couch as well as a large balcony that did include views of the Castle.

The hotel is owned and managed by a family and they were all very helpful and kind during our visit. The breakfast options were fairly standard - meats, cheeses, breads, cereal, yogurt and juices - and they took special care to set aside a plate for us as we arrived for breakfast a bit late our first morning there.

They are located just 3 KM from the Fussen train station and if you are coming to the area to tour King Ludwig's castles the location is terrific.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 January 2011

We spent a night there, arrived around noon time for checking in but no one was at the hotel. We had to leave our luggage at the front door and came back later after the visit to both castles. It was Tuesday night that we stayed there, unfortunately the hotel's restaurant closes on Tuesdays. Heard from a taxi driver that food is pretty good there.

The hotel must have been renovated recently. The floor is new and there is a lift. Wifi is free in the room. Our room is in the back part which has a nice view, though we can't see the castle from our room. It seems that you have to rent a tv, if you want one. But there is a TV in our room without extra charge. Breakfast is standard.

From the hotel to the ticket centre is about 10 minutes walk. Actually, staying in Fussen is probably a better option. There are a lot more shops & restaurant. There are often buses between Fussen and Hohenschwangau and it takes less than 10 mins. Taxi cost from Fussen station to the ticket centre is about CHF 10 only,

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2010

a lovely friendly family run hotel within 10 mins walk of the ticket centre for the royal castles (another 30 uphill to the actual castle - but everyone has to do it!) We had a lovely view over the meadows behind the hotel but some rooms have a view of the castle - either will please! Simple bavarian style breakfast and parking on site - staff were happy for us to leave our car while we visited the castle. There's a restaurant next door or plenty of choice in the ticket centre area a 10 min walk away. Set back from the main road so keep your eyes peeled for their sign when arriving.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Islay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2010

The title says it all - excellent location for the castles (20 minutes walking takes you to the Ticket Centre for your castle admissions) and for exploring further afield - we walked into Schwangau and Fussen each day, they were so close. An excellent cold continental breakfast and drinks in the fridge in the lobby. Nothing to fault at all.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2010

Excellent location Fabulous views. Staff very helpful. 2 min walk to several restaurants.Would recommend

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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California
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Reviewed 4 June 2010

The staff is very helpful, the location and views are great. Even though there was a light rain, we walked up to the castles. An awesome view of the castle from the balcony. A bit of walking but well worth it, easier than dealing with parking close dealing with the crowds. The breakfast is the standard German fare, great for fueling your hike.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Utah
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Reviewed 18 October 2009

Overall, we liked our stay at Alpenhotel. Our room had a deck and a beautiful view of the Neuschwanstein castle (worth the extra money). Our room was clean but very old and almost a bit eerie. Breakfast was great. Loved the cows with bells all around the hotel...great ambiance. Actually wished we could have stayed longer to explore. WAS NOT WITHIN close proximity to castles.. would have been a longer walk - 20 + minutes to get to ticket booth. Luckily, we had a car. Reception was not extra friendly or helpful. No internet. Probably the most beautiful area we saw in Europe. Breath- taking!!

Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alpenhotel Allgaeu
Address: Schwangauer Str. 37, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany (Formerly Alpenhotel Meier)
Region: Germany > Bavaria > Swabia > Hohenschwangau
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Hohenschwangau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alpenhotel Allgaeu 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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