Located in the heart of Bavaria, the Hotel Alpenblick in Berghof village is the ideal place to stay and use for a base to explore the nearby castle of Neuschwanstein Castle and Füssen. The family owned hotel offers a comfortable stay and spacious rooms and I was so glad to stay here with my family in the summer of 2019 for a one night stay on our drive from the United Kingdom to Lido di Spina near Rimini in Italy. Whilst we were here we also celebrated our daughter’s third birthday.
I start with car parking first and despite there being no official car park, there is plenty of car parking spaces on the street and a few bays across the road from the main entrance.
We arrived around 18:00 after a long day’s drive from Dunkerque in Northern France but the lady behind the counter gave us a very warm welcome and lifted our spirits. Several hours driving on the highways in the hot summer’s heat drains a lot of energy but she was very cheery and made our daughter smile. A lot of information was given about the hotel and area but also gave us a great dinner idea (I come back to that later on). She showed us to our rooms which was located on the third floor of the three-storey alpine building.
I booked two rooms (as there were four of us) and both rooms had king size beds and private bathrooms. The beds may look hard and basic in the photos but I can guarantee for sure that we all had a great night sleep and it was very comfortable. There were plenty of space for storage as well and television to watch (mostly German speaking channels). The rooms are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities whilst the bathroom came with towels and a hairdryer. The WIFI worked fantastically in the room and after getting more information from the lady, I found out she was actually the manager who owned the hotel. The highlight however was the terrace. We had a fantastic view looking into the Bavarian Alps but I really did love this first thing in the morning when I woke up early and caught the sunrise over the mountains.
Breakfast wasn’t included in the fee but it wasn’t too expensive per person for what we got. The breakfast was €6.50 per person and we were offered a mostly cold European continental breakfast (buffet style) and not much hot food was on offer. Mainly it was cereal, yogurt, fruit, bread as well as cold meats and cheese. There were plenty of seating inside but also an outside terrace to which we sat outside and enjoyed the views of the mountains (whilst Kiddo opened her presents).
Night time snack
When everyone was asleep, I was still kinda of awake for another hour so I went downstairs for a snack and a drink. Next to the restaurant where the breakfast is held is a small pantry where guests can take what they like and on a piece of paper, write down the room number and what items were taken. Then at check-out, that’s when I pay for the items.
Local area tip
The lady at the hotel gave us a fantastic dinner option and was walking distance from the hotel (well, it was around twenty minute walk away but we didn’t care, we saw amazing views of the mountains to the south). She told us to head west out of Berghof village and up the hill slightly until we came to a place called Gasthaus Seerose on the right hand side. Please note that this restaurant is only open from April to October.
The food was mostly meat based meals but I managed to grab a pizza which was cooked to perfection and the beers fantastic. I loved sitting outside and just checking out the view and even having a few words with other diners.
The restaurant is also child friendly with a small playing field in front of the terrace with some playground equipment and there is a small lake to relax by.
Despite the hotel being catered more for the German-speaking market, the family owned hotel still made other guests like myself from England and others who I saw there from Asia and France (who were there to see the fairytale castle nearby), very welcome. The owner knew little English but with our basic German and online translator on our cellphones, we were able to communicate. I felt the service here combined with the comfort is one of the best I have had in this part of the world.
To book a stay at Hotel Alpenblick Berghof then please do so here or check out Booking.com (see below).
A personal note from me – my time at the Hotel Alpenblick Berghof was paid for by myself and was not sponsored in anyway by the company. The opinions in this post are my own and is totally honest. I would like to thank the staff for making my short stay here an enjoyable one.