The hotel is beautiful and as advertised. BUT there are 2 issues to beware of both due to it being on the top of a hill over the town.
1. There is no protection from hot sun. The balconies are nice, but there is no awning and the hotel faces south, so sun beats down on the balcony morning till night making it unusable when it is hot. We walked around the neighborhood and saw that every other hotel and every house and apartment have some kind of awning over their balconies, giving them shade from the blistering sun. Also, because of the relentless sun, the room continues to heat up all day. The staff's recommendation is to close the blinds of your room from 9:00am to 8:00 p.m.---which results in no view of the town and no moving air. It is stiflingly hot. Despite charging over 200 euros a night, they refuse to buy a 40 euro fan for the room as other hotels that charge much less do. Staff claims it was an unusual hot spell, but records show that Germany has these hot spells almost every year now, probably because of Global Warming.
2. Being on the top of the hill means you have a long walk down to the street along the lake which is where everyone wants to go. It is about 25 minutes, despite the staff telling you it is 5 minutes. The 5 minutes gets you down to the highest level of the town, but there are a couple more levels down to get to the lake. The challenge once you are down at the lake is to get back up in the blistering heat--parts of the hill are very steep--at about a 30 degree angle (or so it seemed).
In summary, it is a great hotel if the weather is cool and you are willing and able to make long, difficult walks down and especially back up.
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