My husband and I went to Garmisch-Partenkirchen for a much needed retreat from the pressure of work and life and chose to stay at this hotel. What an amazing choice this was! From the moment we arrived, we were treated to friendly, excellent service in a charming Bavarian hotel. The hotel is incredibly decorated and so detailed oriented that even the landings of the stairwells have attractive Bavarian art and artifacts! The terrace and gardens are immaculate and peaceful with the rushing creek drowning out any city noise that may exist. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The breakfast that is included in the price was plentiful and delicious, and they even prepared eggs to your liking if you wanted something other than what was offered on the buffet. We were travelling with a puppy, and the staff set up a separate dining area from the regular breakfast room to accommodate us. (This was their suggestion, I’m sure, because they wondered if our puppy would disturb the other guests; but it was actually awesome to have a private dining room where our Louie could sleep beside us on a chair in his bag – they made us feel like royalty!) Upon arrival, a discount card was given to us for Garmisch attractions, and the staff was gracious to call the restaurant when we were running a few minutes behind schedule. The weekend was rainy and gloomy (even in the rain, Garmisch is beautiful!), but the hospitality of this hotel made us glad we went. No wonder this hotel is ranked #1! I wanted to stay for a couple weeks! A great getaway.