Very Good10 Reviews
1.53km from Dr. med. Stephan FischerThe hotel is a gem, on a hilltop overlooking town and the Wartburg. The pleasant walking trail thru the woods saved our visit to the Wartburg when they closed the access road (maybe the parking lot was full?)--we simply drove to the hotel, parked, and hiked up in time for the 1330 English tour, then walked back and checked in. The room was plenty big and nice, though we didn't have a castle view. No problems with wifi (the router was just outside our door). They provide a tablet in each room with wifi access, but the hotel information on it is all out-of-date by at least a year and only the home page translates into English so don't bother with it. The restaurant is where Haus Hainstein falls on its face. It's not the setting: the paneled alcoves are very cozy, and the outdoor patio has a great view of the castle. The breakfast buffet was staffed by one harried server who was responsible for serving coffee, replenishing the buffet, and busing the tables all by himself. He couldn't keep up, even though the place was not full. Diners had to pile dirty dishes on other tables to free up a table for themselves, and we had to poach a coffee urn from a recently-vacated table to get coffee. At dinner, we asked to sit on the (empty) patio. The waitress grimaced like we'd asked for something unreasonable, then seated us at the table nearest the door (more convenient for her, no castle view for us). She then ignored us for 30 minutes until we managed to flag down a different waitress. During this time, several other groups had seated themselves on the patio, so apparently it wasn't unreasonable to sit out there after all. The food was good but unremarkable, at least the beer from the local brewery was good. In summary, I recommend staying at this hotel but eating elsewhere.