We stayed at the Adler yet again, this time with our cat Figgy. He was again made most welcome.
I could go on and on, but the review in French by xd6 from Luxembourg who must have been there with his dog at the same time as us says it all! Fortunately the two pets did not meet thus avoiding a diplomatic incident..
Looking for trivial points, room 701 does not have the views that the rooms on level 9 enjoy, and was a little too warm for us. But overall this hotel provides a remarkably agreeable package. The food is spectacular, so pace yourself: it is like eating on a good cruise liner! The breakfast buffet is an education, the lunch in the spa café area is just what one needs, and the dinner each evening, wow!
The spa facilities (pools, sauna areas, relaxation areas indoors and out) are brilliant too.
The hotel is truly in the Schwarzwald. To get here you need to navigate a 12 km narrow winding road from Wolfach. But it is totally worth the effort.
We were welcomed with a glass of Sekt and chatted with some of the staff.
Our room, 702, was a lovely large suite with magnificent recliners. I checked out the bathroom. Next to the shower is space for a washing machine. The bathroom is that big! From the balcony you can see the pool and deck below and the church above. I plugged my laptop into the internet. No dramas.
When we had settled in, we walked up the hill to the parish church of St Roman. The cemetery was very well maintained with graves from the late 19th century until just last year. A few family names regularly appear e.g. Haas and Dieterle.
We took a trip to Rheinfall in Switzerland and on the road from Wolfach to St Roman, we saw deer in the paddocks. Our friends joined us for dinner at the Hotel. But before that I went to the bar where the vivacious Nancy brought me a Fürstberg Naturtrüb. Antja served us in the restaurant and proved just as hospitable. We received a complementary starter of a couple of prawns with wonderfully dressed leaves. Anne chose venison and I selected Wildschweinbraten - a good choice. We drank an Oberkircher Syrah from the region, Ostenau as I recall. It was a lovely meal.
We were up at 7am because we have to get to Freiburg for our Flixbus to München. At breakfast I tried Wildwurst, among other things. It was very good. We spoke to the staff and were provided with a traveller’s bag. I made a couple of rolls for lunch on the bus, because the trip takes five hours. On checkout a gift of a pot of jam was a nice touch.
5 days without a worry, excellent staff driven by good standards and customer care; this is a resort hotel in glorious surroundings. Almost everyone speaks good English and whilst correct the whole place seems to be run with a smile and charm which reflects the satisfaction of its guests. We had a junior suite in the new wing which was modern and comfortable, a bathroom fitted with a great shower and generally well maintained, comfortable beds and mounds of room with a lovely balcony and view to remember. Food was to a high standard especially breakfast, the a la carte generous and good quality, the wine list packed with an interesting German selection. Apart from lovely walks in the forest there is a good pool and decent sports facilities and wellness programmes. The lack of the fifth star for us was due to the haphazard way the bar is run, slowness of the kitchen at dinner and the obscure table allocation procedure which is reminiscent of a boarding house in the bad old days prior to the 1970s. However these are minor points against the great stay we had and the welcome given to us and our dog which also had a fabulous holiday too!!! 100% recommendation.
We stayed 2 nights in this hotel but wished we could have stayed longer to enjoy the pool and fitness facility. This is one of the cleanest hotels we've ever stayed in. Our room was very large and it looked like the bathroom had been recently renovated. The breakfast featured a nice variety. The hotel is located in a beautiful setting surrounded by nature. The only negative was that the staff was not the most friendly. Professional, but very stone faced. But, that did not ruin our stay!
We were in this hotel in the july 2016 for the family weekend. It is a nice hotel situated on the mountain. There is no cell reception, so you will have a real relaxation without communication with the rest of the world. The rooms are spacious, nice and proper, the only inconvinient - individual blankets. The hotel has two swimming pools - interior and exterior, the water temperature is controlled in them. There you can also find a four nice saunas.
When booking your room, you can also book a half board meal offered for some extra money (drinks during the dinner are not included in the price). For breakfast they offer you a huge range of breakfast flakes, teas, egg dishes, pastry and cheese. For the dinner you have several options to choose from. As for the lunch, you can order with the hotels restaurant menu or eat in the welness bar, that offers several dishes (it is included in the price).
The hotel is situated in the small nice village, where you can visit nice church and honey makers, you can also walk in the nearby forest.
Everything is perfect as long as you on the half-board. The moment you try to have your lunch on the menu, they starts to make small mistakes such as: which forks and knives you need and in what quantity, when to put and to take bread and butter plates and knives. And also in German menu and French menu courses are not in the same order and so it's complicated for waiters ti understand what you want. Thanks God my boyfriend's parents speak German. In the hotel stuff speaks mostly German, they are also speak English on the good level, but they mostly don't understand French, which is sad, because there are quite a lot of French tourists.