If it’s a good night’s sleep you are after during the activity of the Wagner Festival, then Waldhotel Stein is a serious option with its woodland setting, minimal external light and quiet location.
At first we found the simplicity of the rooms disconcerting, with its chunky pine furniture and the only outlook being by conventional height windows, so you couldn’t see out from the chairs or the bed. But we slept very soundly every night, ate well at breakfast and the cleanliness of the rooms could not be faulted.
Being out of town suited people like us who wanted to spend our days hiking or visiting other places. A car (or bikes) are necessary for getting to and from performances but that was fine for us. Parking onsite was never a problem.
Things I wished: 1. That there had been a kettle in our room to make ourselves a tisane at the end of the evening, while winding down after a performance.
2. That we’d booked direct rather than via a booking service since that meant we paid for our breakfast.
3. That we didn’t have so many steps from where parked to where our room was.
For hiking, we’d especially recommend the nearby Alexander von Humboldt trail, through medieval silver mines and forests.
If we're lucky enough to get festival tickets another time, we'd certainly look at staying here again.More
- Free Wifi