I stayed at this hotel on my last trip to the Wagner opera festival in Bayreuth in 2009, mainly because by the time I had my tickets there were no hotels available in the town.
Being some 3 Km 0outside Bayreuth was an inconvenience, not least because the bus service was minimal, meaning that we had to get cabs back and forth. At the time we were told that we had to be charged for a round trip, as there was no chance of picking a fare on the return journey.
Since then a lot of industry has invaded Bindlach, resulting in the cab fares now only being charged one way – a much happier solution.
The hotel is excellent and probably has the best breakfast I have ever encountered while travelling. While there is no air conditioning, the rooms are comfortable and the bathroom has enough shelf space for all the toiletries.
On the day of arrival, we had a late lunch before going to the opera and that was fresh cooked, served quickly and with a cheerful smile.
All the staff speak English, varying from basic to full conversation and nothing seems to be too much trouble.
A BIG bonus is that the bedroom doors all seem to close quietly – no slamming, so no being woken at the wrong time due to someone else’s lack of consideration.
If I get opera tickets again, I shall certainly try and get a room here. less