We ate here one night in August 2016 and had an excellent family meal. The food and wine was local and top quality. Staff were friendly and helpful. We did book ahead to be safe and as you would expect we sat down at our table at the exact time of the booking. Highly recommended.
Excellent base camp for externsteine!!!
carbonbeingon 04/01/2017 22:11
Stayed here when I explored Externsteine. It is a twenty minute walk in the woods to the rock outcrops. They have a lovely pool and sauna with other spa options on the property. It is an older hotel but clean and well cared for. Not all staff can speak English but they are very kind to you and it all works out. It's a very reasonable rate for good food, pretty stay and hardy breakfast buffet. I will stay there again if I can ever go back!
you are always welcome
helmut37on 02/07/2015 22:24
agaın we stayed a good week at thıs place because thıs ıs were one can relax and rest for as long as one wıshes. rooms are very clean, the staff ıs very very nıce and attentıve and the bathıng and swımmıng facılıtıes are excellent. If you need a massage you'll fınd a very skıllfull masseur. the bar ıs well stocked. Very often you meet the owners who do everythıng possıbel to make your stay a pleasure.
hotel on the edge of the Teutoburger wood
Dorrith Zon 21/02/2015 23:06
The Waldhotel Bärenstein is situated in a quiet area. Just leave the front door and you walk into the Teutoburgerwald, where, especially during weekdays you hardly see anyone else. So it is advisible to stay on the well-maintaned foothpaths, since after 20 years we did not succeed in buying any good maps of the footpaths. The hotel is a former "Kurort", nowadays they focus on wellness. There is a nice, large indoor swimmingpool (27C) and there are 2 sauna's- a regular and biosauna. The rooms are rather large, although a great deal of them are rather old school, with very old, but large bathrooms, they are very comfortable and clean. Some rooms are modernised, but unfortunately they offer less privacy (the other hotelrooms can just look straight into your room). Breakfast is o.k. Staff is very friendly and helpfull.
Kudu2014on 13/09/2014 20:03
The hotel is very well located on the edge of the Teutoburg forest and close to the Externesteine. Both are magical in many ways.
At the hotel everything was as it should be. However our experience was slightly spoiled by the service at the restaurant. We were ignored and even admonished by one the waiters.