82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
€38/night via booking.com, local tourist tax of €2/night not included.
There is no shortage of places to lay your head in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany’s most popular winter sport destination. At under €40/night, my guess is that you could do much worse than the Haus Höllental.
A traditional, family-run inn, the 15 rooms are comfortable and beds cozy –I was given a double— with ample sitting space that’s generally offered by hotels charging twice the price.
Breakfast was the standard bountiful fare typical of this part of Europe: a big pile of fruit, yogurt, a heaping basket of rolls, a pair of nice jams, a hard-boiled egg and a plate of cold cuts with juice, coffee or tea.
Best is the location: it’s a casual ten-minute stroll to the central Marienplatz to the north, and about five minutes to the nearest bus stop to the south. Train station to hotel was five minutes by taxi (red light not included), about €6.
Added bonus on a misty morning: the view of Kramerspitz to the north, a peak that juts 1,985m into the sky and with frost gripping the trees visible through breaks in the cloud that shrouds it, is spectacular.
I stayed at the Haus Höllental from 17-19 Feb 2014.
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