Review: Of the same genre but with a bit more character than the Zeppelin is the independently owned Hotel Schlossgarten, named for its location on the edge of the castle gardens. Though only a block from the Zeppelin, the Schlossgarten is in another world, one of birds and trees and flowers. Good use is made of the site; all dining facilities overlook the park as does the lobby's Wintergarden Bar with its enormous indoor plants. Throughout the hotel are dramatic floral arrangements. Our favorite was a four-foot high extravaganza in deep pink, purple and white with snapdragons, lilacs, daisies, lilies and spirea that graced a third floor corridor. The 121 rooms are organized into three categories (economy, standard and comfort) depending primarily on the size of the room and the view. The standard double is good sized with twin beds, a sofa, comfortable chair and respectable artwork in addition to the usual amenities of a first-class hotel. Many rooms also have a security safe for storing valuable items and some have balconies. Only comfort class rooms and junior suites are air-conditioned. Lunch in the Restaurant Schlossgarten was an elegant and dignified affair. We relaxed on the terrace overlooking the park and began with light and dark morel mushrooms in cream, moved on to veal medallions, asparagus with julienne carrots and turnips, crisp pan fried potatoes and finished with melon balls and sorbet, to the accompaniment of a 1991 Robert Bauer Württemberg Riesling. The meal cost 66 DM ($39) per person, the bottle of wine 69 DM ($41) and from start to finish the entire repast lasted fully 2-1/2 hours, a definite (and extravagant) departure from our usual midday routine but great fun and worth repeating. Ask for table 77.
Street Address: Schillerstrasse 23
City: Stuttgart
Country: Germany
Phone: 011 49 711 2 02 60
Fax: 011 49 711 2 02 68 88
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Quality: Rating: 3 stars
Value: Rating: 2 stars
Price Level: $$$$
Type: Hotel