Lovely small town and setting. The staff and owners were very friendly and helpful. Parking was adjacent to the Pension. Our room was on the second level with a great view of The Zugspitz. We enjoyed sitting out on the balcony taking it all in. The room and bathroom were very spacious, clean, and had ample lighting from all the windows. The hotel itself was welcoming and lovely. Plenty of areas to sit and relax inside or out. We were able to help ourselves to the beverages in the kitchen as we needed throughout the stay, which was nice especially at night when businesses may not have been open (You just recorded what you chose). Breakfast was wonderful with a wide assortment of fresh breads, jams, cheeses, meats, yogurts, granola, fruits, cereals, coffee, tea, or juice. We would stay here again and would certainly recommend it!
We are a couple in our 60s and well traveled. We've stayed at Hotel Garni Wetterstein several times in the last 15 years. It is small and homey. We've always had good service from the owner and staff. Once we showed up in November when they had shut down for the intermediate season for repairs. They *almost* opened up just for the two of us but the rooms were "cold" and wouldn't warm up for some time. Rooms are neat and clean and the ambiance if typical of the region. Rooms are quiet enough considering it is mostly mature folks staying here. This is NOT an exciting or attractive little hotel for families with small children (not much to offer them kids). Water is plentiful and hot.
We enjoy the little village of Grainau and although the hotel is on a busy street, it typically calms down in the evening. Parking can be a challenge but I believe there are enough spaces to match the rooms. There just isn't a lot of room to maneuver into/out of them. Breakfast is fine. Wifi is **PAY**.
We look forward to returning. I can't leave the "When did you travel" field blank but our last stay was earlier than July 2015.
I've marked location as 5 stars because we like quiet and scenery and there isn't much more scenery than looking out the window at the Wetterstein range. If you like drinking and dancing and a lot of people/noise/confusion, suggest you go elsewhere.
What a wonderful little spot at the foot of the Zugspitze! The town was friendly and welcoming. The room was sparkling clean and the hosts warm. We had dinner at Nuss Cafe with wonderful service and great German food. We tried to get to the top of the mountain by tram, but the live cam in the hotel showed only grey fog. We still had a great stay and drove around Grainau for all the local flavor and people. Great central location to visit many sites.
We stayed in this hotel from 20 - 27 December - 2 rooms with 2 of us in each. When we arrived Gerhard met us and was very pleasant - showed us around our rooms, asked us when we wanted breakfast etc. After dinner we came back (about 10ish) and wanted to go to bed as we had an early start the next day. About 15 mins after getting into our rooms all the power went out in our whole section (the 2 rooms and the little corridor outside) but the rest of the hotel was fine so we rang the doorbell and he came out and had a look around and fiddled about with the fuse box. He couldn't find a solution and asked us if we plugged anything in (which we hadn't) so said he'd call the electrician in the morning. We just left our suitcases and went to bed as it was too dark to do anything. The next morning we got up and got ready in the dark (used my phone flashlight to do my makeup) and went into the breakfast room where I plugged in the toaster and the whole dining room lost power again.
The next night (after coming back from Munich) the same happened again. This time I was in the middle of a shower (pretty dangerous getting out of the bath in the pitch black on a slippery stone floor!) As you can imagine, we were not impressed so went to ring the doorbell again. After ringing it 3x and knocking on their door Gerhard's wife answered. I was stood in my bathrobe with shampoo in my hair and told her it had happened again to which she sighed irritatedly. She came out and walked into the rooms to see what had happened and all she would do is ask what we had plugged in etc. I told her we hadn't touched anything (although you should be able to plug stuff in without blowing the power!!) and she said "well you must have". I asked her if we could have new rooms as we'd now had 2 days without power meaning we couldn't wash, charge anything or have any light to get ready in. She seemed extremely reluctant to give us new rooms and said she had guests arriving the next day, then she said she was tired and her english wasn't great (what an excuse!) so I switched to speaking German. I told her that we were paying 96 euro a night for a service we couldn't use and she FINALLY gave us 2 new rooms (an upgrade for one of them) but told us we might have to move back again in the morning. I went up to the new room to wash the shampoo out of my hair and when I came back down Gerhard was back. He fiddled around with the fuse box and told us that the electrician said there was nothing wrong and then when I questioned how the electrician had got the lights working that morning he got angry and asked if I was trying to get a discount on the rooms - to which I replied no, that we just wanted the service we were paying 192 euros a night for. Eventually he agreed to give us the new rooms for the rest of the stay. The next morning the electrician came and it turns out there was a problem in room 3 (the one my brother and I were in) - surprise surprise! No apology though. Their attitude the whole time was "ah well, this stuff happens" and Gerhard kept saying to us "ah well, it is, nothing we can do about it" - if you stayed in a hotel in England they would not just turn around and say "ah well, these things happen!"
After the first 2 nights everything else went okay, albeit a little awkward! The only other small complaint I would have is that they didn't put out the full breakfast menu until other guests had arrived. As soon as we were not the only guests they put out fresh bread (we had very stale bread), extra cheese, 4 new types of meat and 2 new types of yoghurt - not a major problem but if all guests are paying the same price (which includes breakfast) I think that's a bit cheeky.
In general the holiday was amazing - fully recommend dinner at Cafe Nuss and using Alpin Skischule. I would also like to point out that the cleaning lady and kitchen lady at this hotel were very friendly and helpful! I wouldn't recommend staying at this hotel though purely because of the owners' attitude and customer service - it ruined our first few days and made the rest of the stay slightly awkward. At the end of the stay they gave us a 40 euro discount - doesn't even cover half a day in one of the rooms. However, they did put out chocolates and wine on Xmas eve and did help us to book a few taxis etc. but it doesnt make up for the fact that they never once provided an apology which is all we were looking for. It's a real shame that their attitude lets down their beautiful hotel.
Stayed in this hotel during a short trip to the area. Although I was tempted by Garmish Partenkirche hotels I decided to go for the less well known Grainau location, and, do it, so much better! Great little village with a village feel, so much better as the touristy Garmish.
The hotel is easy to find and in a good location, take a room on the south and you have mountain views! Rooms are a good size, some with balcony even. Host is a great person and actually all are very friendly. Breakfast is wonderful, the usual tasty bread and cold cuts, best breakfasts around! Village is great, the church nearby interesting specially since every night many of the grave stones have candles lit to them, an nice view.
So why not 5 stars? Well, the internet is charged per day, and, 2013 I don't think that is right these days. Also the bathroom, while perfectly clean and good, the design of the tiles, ouch, hurts the eyes.
But, definitely consider this hotel, location great, value for money good.