The Sonnenbichl adds the flavor of Bavaria primarily to its friendly service. Otherwise it is, for the most part, a traditional, rather formal, five-star hotel, located on a slight rise less than two kilometers north of the city center. Here the live music is classical or jazz instead of oompah and you'll feel more comfortable in a tie when bellying up to the Peacock Bar.

High rollers who travel in grand style will want to reserve the Richard Strauss suite at 950 DM ($633) in low season. For medium rollers a standard double rents for about 280 DM ($187). Of course, the Sonnenbichl offers a wide array of services: beauty farm, the usual solarium-sauna-fitness facilities, an indoor pool, bikes to rent, nearby tennis and golf, organized tours and, for a small charge, a shuttle into town. The formal Blue Room serves "German specialties" but the Zirbelstube, with local dishes, is Bavarian all the way. The hotel offers a number of weekend and holiday packages beginning at 222 DM ($148) per person.

Street Address: Burgstraße 97
City: Garnisch-Partenkirchen
Country: Germany
Phone: 0049 (8821) 70 20
Fax: 0049 (8821) 70 21 31
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Quality: Rating: 4 stars
Value: Rating: 3 stars
Price Level: $$$-
Type: Hotel