Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen,  Breitnau

4.0/5  - based on 263 guest reviews.
Hoellsteig 76 (An der Ravennaschlucht), 79874, Breitnau, Germany - See map
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Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen is a comfortable hotel in typical Black Forest style, situated in a quiet park area within easy access from the B31 between Freiburg and Titisee. It is a great starting point for nice walking tours. Nearby are mountain bike rentals, Black Forest cuckoo clock and glassblower's workshop with gift shop and St. Oswald's chapel, the oldest chapel of the Higher Black Forest. We feature a full buffet breakfast, restaurant with regional and international cuisine, lobby bar, 24-hour front desk, safe deposit box, laundry services, meeting facilities, audio/visual equipment, garden, bicycles, elevator, complimentary outdoor parking, hiking trails, kids welcome - playground. Our guest rooms have color satellite television, AM/FM alarm clock, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, coffee maker/ tea maker, data ports, wake-up calls and limited room service. Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen,Breitnau
  • 5
    « Perfection - this is not a 3 star hotel! »

    Will keep this brief. Wonderful weekend, pics attached. I truly loved the warm, friendly, welcoming staff. Breakfast was truly five-star. Location :) - check the pics. The most beautiful 'back-garden' ( nature's own). Ultra comfortable beds and pillows. Plus I do not think I have ever had such good quality for price. Cannot be faulted.

    « wonderful hotel, with great rooms, great breakfast and beautiful surroundings »

    We stayed in this hotel for 7 nights in September and overall we enjoyed it very much. The room was very big and comfortable, breakfast was rich and tasty and near the hotel there are beautiful walking trails. The only issues we had is that we wanted a bath (some of the rooms have baths and some don't) but because the hotel was full they could not move us to such a room, and although we wanted to open the window in the room to let fresh air in we could not because all the smoke from guests downstairs that were smoking was entering the room.

    « Nice quite hotel with its own attraction »

    Located deep in black forrest, it offers little bit of everything. We could make a quick hiking up the mountain where you can find small bridges over brook and waterfall (a small one, but intersting enough for kids) It has three small shops with interesting local clocks and glassworks in front of the hotel. The restaurant served also nice food. I can only recommend for family travellers looking for relaxing trip. But if you do not have a car or looking for nightlife... It is wrong place to go..

    « nice and charming hotel »

    situated in the black forest a small and charming hotel with a nice flowers on each balcony. nice staff. comfortable beds with spacious rooms. nice food in the restaurant. With the railtrack at the back of the hotel sometime nice to hear the train going by otherwise quite a calm and cosy place. a must is the visit to the cuckoo shop with the big cuckoo the size of the shop. some good nice souvenir shopping.

    « Deep in the black forest, a place for rest and appreciate gastronomy. »

    We chose this hotel, for a night between two days of hiking in the Black Forest. The place is quite magical, in the middle of a wooded valley. Many hiking trail pass through this place. The reception was very warm, we slept very well and eat well also, whether for dinner or for breakfast. I recommend this palce. The staff is very friendly, the infrastructure is modern, clean... I'm looking forward to come back again with my wife Feel free to contact me if you want more information.

    « Charming Hotel in the Black Forest »

    This hotel is fantastic! Located in one of the most breathtaking spots in the Black Forest this is a travelers dream. The rooms are great, the breakfasts are wonderful and the location couldn't be better. If you're going to be there for 2 days or more, they give you a Black forest booklet that is loaded with freebies and discounts. It even includes free ski lifts and cable cars. We were absolutely delighted with the place and consider it a "don't miss" if you're traveling to Bavaria.

    « Germany in 11 days »

    This hotel is updated, room 404 is large and has all the comforts you could ask for as an American traveler. 2 rooms, shower (not bath tub), power outlets in bathroom, comfortable bedding and extra blankets, English channels on TV. The Windows open and you can hear the train whispering by. The hotel restaurant is good with friendly staff - sometimes rare in Germany.

    « Late Summer Holiday »

    We stayed here for 4 nights at the start of September. Our online booking (via e-mail with the hotel direct) went very smoothly and as requested, following tips on TA, we were allocated two adjacent bedrooms with balcony facing up the gorge with fantastic views. All the staff were very helpful and, unlike many places, let us persist in practicing our spoken German! The restaurant is lovely and served super 4 course dinners every night; the breakfast buffet was extensive and very tasty as well. The hotel is set in a touristy complex which can get fairly busy with coach trippers during the day but this did not affect us as we were out and about every day; by the time we returned (1600ish) most visitors had gone and we had time to explore the shops in relative peace and quiet. The walk up the gorge is well worth doing; it is very beautiful - do keep going until you find a house serving drinks and snacks!! Car parking is available free for hotel guests, it is behind a barrier which your room key opens. There is short term parking close to reception for loading/unloading. Cannot recommend highly enough; I'm sure we will return!

    « Wonderful hotel..highly recommended »

    We spent two nights at this hotel. Since we were a family of four we booked a family appartment that had two rooms. It suited us very well. The view was lovely and the room was very clean and pleasant. The staff was professional and very helpful. The breakfast area was lovely and organized. I enjoyed my stay very much and highly recommend this place.

    « Pleasant stay »

    The hotel location is excellent and central close to titisee and frieburg , the place is quite and surrounded by a waterfall and revennashucht , there is a nice restaurant in the main building.and all the private area called hofgut stern is very nice and clean. Will definitely recommend you to stay here

  • 5
    « Amazing location!!! »

    If you want to have a good bite of fresh air this is the place to stay. It is very very busy but with a prior reservation you can make it. I've stayed in main hotel, view at the front with loads of trees. I do Recommend! Excellent service , very helpfull staff.

    « Leisure »

    Visited the hotel on the back roads in the Black Forest. The driving directions were not very clear in their ad for the hotel, nor was there any advertising on the road. Once I got there, the hotel was lovely. The room was like a Jr. Suite with a big balcony. Had lunch in the hotel and the next day a very good breakfast buffet. Left the next morning on my way to Baden-Baden.

    « Good for some perhaps but not for me - terrible location and awful single room »

    I was seduced by TripAdvisor reviews into booking two single rooms here on a walking holiday in the Black Forest My first mistake was not checking the location on a map. Breitnau is a quiet village set in rolling meadows but this is not in Breitnau village. It's actually in the middle of nowhere right next to highway 66. So if you want to step outside or open your window there is the constant roar of traffic from this extremely busy highway. And if you want to explore the walking tracks that surround the hotel you have to walk a good distance to get away from the din. My second mistake was relying on the hotel photos to get a sense of the rooms and not checking the travellers photos. I assume that some of the rooms are nice but mine - single room 425 in the annex - most definitely was not. Check out my photos and the photos from a previous disgruntled traveller who had been given the same room. It's a small attic room with very basic furnishing squeezed in a corner behind the lift, so the box around the lift takes up 20% of the floor space. The room has a small window so it's dark and overlooks the car park and highway. And don't even think of opening it - it's 50metres away from the highway and because it's high up you have an unrestricted view of the traffic! The hotel itself is an adequate tourist hotel. The breakfast room was so busy and understaffed on the first morning it took us 15 minutes to get coffee ( the waitress took our order and then forgot us). Other reviewers seem to like the restaurant but I thought it was an uninspiring, bog-standard tourist restaurant - over-priced, ornately presented not particularly well cooked food. But, because you're in the middle of nowhere there are no alternatives unless you want to drive. On the plus side the rooms have good double glazing so the soundproofing copes with the traffic noise. The buildings themselves are old and interesting and there are various tourist attractions - such as glass-blowing and shops - on site, if that's what you want.

    « Over-night stay »

    My family and I made our second over-night stay at this hotel. (on request of our 13yr old son). The hotel provided us with a family suite. The rooms had recently been refurbished and where very clean on arrival. Must admit this is possibly the best family suite we have stayed in, particularly in consideration of the cost. Hotel provided a crib for our 1yr old at no extra cost and was decent crib not a travel cot a lot of hotels provide.

    « Awesome location »

    Oke, the hotel was great; good room (free upgrade; always good...) very friendly staff and breakfast was also good. But what really makes this hotel outstanding is the location "in the middle of nowhere" and the history it has. There is a glassblowing studio, souvenir shop outside restaurant, besides the one for eveningdinner in the hotel. But there are also some very recommended walks to some historic buildings nearby. And the one is a walk past the nice railwayviaduct into the woods along the creek. I followed it to the little waterfall, but i'm sure there is more nice walking after that. So when booked for this hotel be sure you have some time to spend around.

    « Pleasant and quite location, good service and rich breakfast »

    We've stayed at the Gothic section of the hotel even though we thought we'll get a family room in the newer section... nevertheless, we've had a very nice stay, there's a wide parking lot, very good restaurant (we've tried it for both dinner and breakfast), attractions like a big kuku clock and glass artist, and the nature is all around this place... The hotel's location is relatively isolated, which makes it a very good choice for some quite and nature, but it adds up some ~15 minutes for every ride you take, a thing to consider. For us it fitted very well and we've enjoyed our stay with two small kids and I recommend to take advantage of the rich breakfast they serve each morning.

    « Cozy with gorgeous views in a picture perfect setting. »

    We were met by the host in a very hospitable way. The Hotel is surrounded by clockshops and it is constructed in the best tradition of the Black Forest(Schwartzwald). Our room was roomy, very clean and had all the amenities that reasonable people need. The beds were very comfortable and we had an excellent night's rest. There is a very good restaurant with a side dish of the best Pfifferlinge (Chanterrelles) that I have consumed in a long time. Our waiter was a very knowledgable gentleman from Portugal whose skill and humour were extraordinary. We really enjoyed our Dinner on the patio and also enjoyed a recommended Port wine which was excellent at the end of the meal. Very nice indeed. In the morning we met the owner while having breakfast who again impressed us with her very capable management of the Buffet which was one of the best that we have ever had. On checking out we were impressed again by Frau Susann Preller who took it upon herslf to assist us in securing our next accommodation request for the next stop on our trip in Bremerhaven. After having enjoyed two great stays at Best Western we chose Best Western again. Frau Preller was courteous, friendly and we cannot be more positive about our experience there. By the way, enjoy the shopping if you like cuckoo clocks and other Black Forest paraphanelia including blown glass etc. We really would like to come back to this venue another time.

    « BW Hotel with Local Feel »

    Comfortable rooms with personable staff. Shops on campus had hand-made items on display and for sale. Great starting point for hiking in the Schwarzwald. Restaurant food flavorful with selection of both meat and fish. Will definitely return.

    « Still a treat »

    This was our third trip-- the last was 10 years ago. There have been some very interesting changes. The hotel is still the same but has been renovated and updated--rooms are large, beds are comfortable, and baths are clean, tiled and with both good temperature and pressure in the showers. The restaurant meals are reasonable and tasty, and very good! Breakfast is included and has extensive selections.. We had room 109 which is just in front of the elevator which I thought might be a problem but we could not hear it at all.Since last we were there, they have added two buildings to the complex, in addition to the previous souvenir and small crafts shop. They are a glassblowers shop and a "Made in Germany" store. A very worthwhile place to stop when touring the Black Forest!

    « Superb hotel in Black Forest »

    Stayed here with a tour and after the horrors of the Holiday Inn South in Munich, what a fantastic place. The setting is mind boggling and the buildings are beautiful. I had a room in the modern glass blowers house which was more like a loft. Huge room, closets, a big desk area, sitting area, twin beds. Big bathroom with a walk in shower and towel warmer. Really well designed room. There were bathrobes and even face cloths which are a rarity in Germany. There is a complimentary bottle of their own spring water. The dinner and breakfast buffets were great, lots of selection and friendly staff. The road down to the hotel is a bit unnerving with hairpin turns and must be tricky in the winter. There's a busy road outside the hotel but I didn't hear any traffic noise. The main part of the hotel is an old time chalet style. There are 2 or 3 other buildings, one of which has a huge sized cuckoo clock on the outside. Unfortunately we left too early in the morning to visit the glass blowers shop but the items in the windows looked beautiful. If you are in the Black Forest, stay here.

  • 4
    « Great traditional german lunch »

    Simple, wide range of german food in the house. I was told by one of our german friends that it is a great place to have meal in. They served traditional german meal here and their portion was great too. It was too much that we had to skip our dessert.

    « Beautiful location - Nice Size Room - Excellent restaurant! »

    This hotel was a very unexpected surprise. Located in a picturesque part of the Black Forest area, hiking is an option as well as shopping in some of the unique shops on the site. It had been raining off an on during our short stay, so we could not hike as we had wanted, but we were able to sit out on our balcony and sip wine as we looked out onto the beautiful scenery. The natural mineral water right out of the tap was addictive! The food at the restaurant within the hotel was fresh and very tasty (we had both dinner and breakfast at the restaurant). The staff were also very friendly.

    « Excellent Excellent Excellent hotel in the Black Forest »

    My wife and I were staying at the hotel for 4 nights in may/2016 on our trip to the spectacular Black Forest. Amazing hotel, amazing structure (our room was in the main building), Despite the hotel's proximity to the highway, you do not hear the cars who use it. Incredibly friendly staff both the reception and the restaurant, clean rooms good breakfast and free parking. Sleep quality excellent. Excellent location. A perfect trip in the Black Forest

    « Most lovely hotel, Excellent location »

    Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen, Breitnau is a Wonderful hotel with very kind staff good rooms (the main building), excellent breakfast, free parking and everything you need on a trip in the Black Forest.

    « Lovely room, huge »

    We had a family room, very large and comfortable, good wifi and air conditioning. Tea and coffee and free "gummy sheep" each day. Nice quiet location despite close proximity to major road. Evening meals and breakfast were good too on the half board rate.

    « Lovely Property »

    Had booked this property due to recommendations from friends. Truly it was amazing...The location & wooden structure amazed me. Very cosy. The staff is very good and co-operative. There was a small problem from their side with our booking. .but very tactfully handed by the on duty staff. They have a restaurant that serves lovely delicious menu. We had noodles baked with black forest cheese.. We would love rorevisit this property again. Would recommend this.

    « Model train scenery »

    This hotel and its near surroundings feature some very typical German 'Mittelgebirge' elements, like a railway viaduct (which runs high above the hotel), a mountain pass (with many hairpin bends), forested slopes (which form a narrow gorge with a mountain stream including waterfalls) and cute, wooden Schwarzwald houses (including the hotel itself). It reminded me of a little model train scenery, which I played with when I was a small boy!

    « Still Paradise in Schwarzwald »

    We stayed again in the Black Forest and the service, accommodations, food, and surroundings were superb. I recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a totally modern Gasthaus experience in the Black Forest.

    « Peaceful »

    Stayed only the one night but very comfortable room. Peaceful rural setting. Older hotel but well maintained and clean. Rooms were huge with sitting area as well. Restaurant on site with good meals and breakfast buffet included in room price. Close to Lake Titisee but without the crowds. Staff very friendly.

    « Nice hotel good for starting point for the black forest »

    We came with friends to tour the forest. We found this place very convenient and hospitable, They also have a restaurant which saves going out and searching as there are not too many and with rain and snow it is not advisable to go out.Food and breakfast are nice.

  • 5
    « Truly a fairly tale setting! »

    We were traveling with a group of 30 and everyone was commenting about the charm of the hotel. We arrived late and had to leave again by 9:00 a.m. so we did not get a lot of quality time at the hotel. Our room was charming with a slanted roof and and a big window. There was plenty of space and there was a large bathroom with a hair dryer. Our evening meal was delicious and served quickly to our group. The morning breakfast buffet was outstanding! I would highly recommend this hotel to families or large groups. It was truly charming and the staff was excellent.

    « Paradise in Schwarzwald »

    Lovely hotel in Black Forest; rural setting with breathtaking beauty. We were upgraded at check-in to a suite: very nice new suite in a very established family run resort. Service was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Food in the restaurant was truly outstanding; breakfast was pretty busy--arrive early for the best selection of food. Dinner in the restaurant was delicious German fare, cooked with local fresh ingredients: beer & wine selections were plentiful and superb. Excellent glass blowing shop, souvenirs & clocks available on-site. I look forward to staying here again soon.

    « Fairy tale Location »

    Stayed in the Glasshouse suite 505 that overlooks the cuckoo clock. No worries because it's silenced during the night. The room was bright, large, comfortable and clean. We had half board included in our room which was an autumn special with a candlelight dinner and a fondue dinner. The server spoke English and was accommodating in every way. Breakfast was excellent. It's a great location, close to many attractions. Our package included a special card that gave us access to boat rides, coaster rides, museums, cable cars and sky lifts. Perfect.

    « Excellent Stay »

    What a quaint hotel, in a spectacular location. The hotel provided us with an attractions card, what was most useful for us was the free train ride into Freiburg. The rooms were clean, the restaurant excellent, the staff very friendly. The only fly in the ointment is being charged for a glass of tap water at dinner, with no indication in the menu that this was so. We we would stay there again.

    « high standards »

    Spent 4 nights with my family there, location - great, near nature, in the middle of the black forest, near attractions but not in the "tourists" mess aera, very nice breakfast, very good food in the restaurant for dinners, welcoming service, the room for 4 guests is very large. one thing may need improvment - wi-fi in the rooms is very very poor.

    « Poor Standard - Not A Best Western Standard »

    Tiny, tiny room with very steep slanting walls so you could not sit up in bed or watch TV - couldn't even move TV to an angle to watch it. Tea/coffee making facilities were in wardrobe and too difficult to pull out (I had to give up) - table in room was under very steep slanting wall - so easy to hit your head! Not a very comfortable bed (I am not talking about the size - I am referring to the actual mattress). Bathroom very outdated. Tiny, tiny bathtub that is useless as a bathtub, and hard to step up and into. Bathtub / shower floor was extremely slippery - I had to put a towel on the floor whilst I showered so as to not slip (first time I've ever done that). When I went to have a shower at night I noticed there was NO SHOWER GEL in the shower. So I called reception and a guy from reception came up and handed me the shower gel. When I said I hoped I could figure how to get it in the holder he got the hint that he should do it - he struggled a fair bit for a while but got it in. Food in restaurant was good - only thing good about this hotel. Free wifi only in some hotel rooms. This is the only Best Western hotel I have ever stayed in that is very below standard for a Best Western - I would never stay there again. Stayed at this hotel on an upmarket bus tour - room was below standard for a Best Western and very tiny; I wouldn't recommend this hotel based on my experience.

    « Lovely village »

    We didn't stay in the hotel, but visited the small village on a tour. It is a beautiful building in a beautiful setting, nestled in the Black Forest. There are wonderful hiking trails for short or long walks. The Black Forest Cherry Cake demonstration was interesting and the taste test was wonderful! The Cuckoo clock store was a sight to behold. Didn't have time to go to the glass blowing shop but from the outside, looked lovely.

    « Nice hotel, grat location, excellent for family »

    We spend a week in this hotel . Room's are basic and clean + very good breakfast. service is very nice. Excellent location for visiting this area. I definitely recommend this hotel. It is important to get the red card of the Black Forest, provides a lot of attractions.

    « Mystical beauty in the Black Forest . . . »

    We visited, but didn't stay in the hotel. With low hanging clouds in the area the day we were there, the setting was absolutely beautiful, like something you might find painted in a German story book. We ate a delicious meal in the restaurant and enjoyed authentic Black Forest Cake. And . . . the service was warm and friendly. We actually made the trip to see and visit other facilities on the property. There is a glass blowing shop with many beautiful gifts you can take home. And . . . there is an amazing cuckoo clock shop where you can see how they are made. My wife fell in love with one these clocks and we are now waiting for it to arrive. If you are visiting or simply passing through the Black Forest, it is my opinion that you will find this a worthwhile place to stay overnight or just explore.


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·From:Motorway A5. Frankfurt-Basel Exit Freiburg-Mitte. Take the road B31 and follow the sign Donaueschingen/Titisee-Neustadt, exit Hollsteig'. The Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen is 25 kilometers. ·From:Motorway A81. Stuttgart-Singen. Exit 'Autobahndreieck Bad Durrheim. Take roads B27/B31 and follow the sign Freiburg, exit Hollsteig in the Hollental. The Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen is 40 kilometers. ·From:Intercity or ICE. Take Freiburg main station, from there by train to Hinterzarten station (4-5 kilometers from the hotel). Transfer to the Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen will be arranged on request.