Fodor's Expert Review Hotel am Starnberger See

Bahnhofpl. 6, Starnberg, Bavaria, 82319, Germany See on Map

This small hotel next to the train station, and right by the lake and picturesque shoreside promenade, has several rooms with a lake view - and that's what it's all about in Starnberg. Rooms are simply done, with light colors and lake prints on the walls. There are several sister restaurants, not all physically attached to the hotel.

YOU SHOULD KNOW There are some busy roads nearby, and not all of the architecture surrounding the hotel matches the beauty of the lake. But keep your eyes fixed on the sparkling blue water and you'll be ok...

room

Rooms are reasonably sized if not remarkable in terms of their decor, with old-fashioned blue spotted carpets and wooden beds, and come in a variety of sizes. The lake-view rooms are the nicest, with balconies.

bathroom

Bathrooms can look a little tired, but are clean and functional.

lobby

A small traditional reception with staff who aim to please.

dining

The hotel has three dining options, and guests can book half-board with meals at the traditional Bavarian Wirtshaus Starnberg in Tutzinger Hof, nearby. There's also sushi on offer at the attached Fisherman's Sushi & Bar, or decent Italian food at Al Gallo Nero. Breakfast is a lush spread, served on-site.

Make sure not to miss the Bavarian food at the Wirtshaus - it's the best in town.

drinking

The nearby Fisherman's Sushi & Bar is the spot for a drink, with a lively interior and a terrace (sadly not right on the lake).

LOCATION

Getting Around

Right by the lake and the train station, the hotel could hardly be better located.

Restaurants

Great Indian food is on offer at Maharaja (4-minute walk). Or top-end one-Michelin star stuff is the name of the game at Gourmetrestaurant Aubergine (12-minute walk) in the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Starnberg.

Bars

Boston Cafe and Cocktailbar (2-minute walk) is a popular all-day bar and cafe, with good breakfasts and cocktails. Or Strandcafe Starnberg (2-minute walk) is all about the lakeside location and views.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Location, location, location wins the day here--close to the station and the lake, plus a decent hotel to boot, with comfortable rooms and lovely lake views.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 08151-908–500

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