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Hotel Kull von Schmidsfelden

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Easter weekend 2018: to be honest this hotel was exceptional value. The hotel and in particular the decor was dated but the couple who manage and run it welcoming and helpful. Breakfast is buffet style plenty of cereal fruit meats and cheese and bread as well as fresh coffee or tea and choice of juice. On the negative side Bad Herrenalb is okay for a couple of nights. A great place for walking the walk over the hill to Dobel with stunning views towards Karlsruhe and the Vosges are worthwhile. That said Bad Herrenalb doesn't have a lot more to offer, some of the cafes and restaurants only open at the weekend and the bar in town is a smokers paradise. Thankfully Karlsruhe and Ettlingen are relatively close by as are Baden Baden (the latter by bus). As a solo traveller I wouldn't make Bad Herrenalb my first choice perhaps with a partner it would be okay. The hotel has been around since 1856 has a lot of unused space is good value for money and probably has a fascinating history and it is possible that I would go back for a weekend.v

First criteria on the hotel check list: is it clean and well-located? The answer is a big YES! The rooms are spacious as are the bathrooms, and everything is clean, very clean. True, the hotel isn't recent but I liked the feeling of time travel (again, as long as the hygiene is allright). Water in the bathroom comes from the same spring as the thermal water, so that bathing in the evening is an extra spa moment. The shower curtain was spotless, looked new, no mold, no stains - not always the case, even in more expensive places. Comfy bed, great views. Breakfast is unique as well. I love those German breakfasts where you have a choice of sweet or saltened. Buffet was not kilometer-long, but the products were fresh and local - the smoked ham was real, local, Black Forest, excellent quality meat and did definitely not taste like plastic-wrapped, mass-feeding stuff. Coffee was German-style, not Italian, yet they are some of the few people who actually manage to make this form of american-style brewed coffee tasty. The breakfast room in itself is quaint - and the lady made me laugh when she told me the secret to how to clean the fox - Yes, there is a stuffed fox in the breakfast room. Hunting used to be local culture in the woods, I don't travel to judge culture and tradition and found it added a touch of humor to the room. I also liked that one bottle of water was offered with the room, and that a fridge with beverages was accessible to the customers on a trusting basis that you would pay for your beverages on check out. For those with the "inspector Derrick" cultural reference: I felt like being in an old German series, but in a good way! It gave the place a truely unique flavor, far from all stereotyped and in the end esthetically boring new hotels. I liked the "cabinet de curiosités" touch of it.

Stayed at this hotel recently for one evening. Other reviewers are right that it is old and a little outdated. However, I also agree that it adds to the uniqueness of the place (just like the unusual décor in the breakfast room!). But it was a good value and the service was excellent. The staff (owners?) were very helpful and accommodating to every request and at least one of them spoke better English than most Americans!

I stayed at the hotel for 5 nights, and as such, the hotel is a good, average hotel. The hotel is clean, the staff are nice and friendly, and the breakfast is OK. But everything seems old and outdated, like it has not been updated for 30-50 years. Bathrooms are old and used, small holes in the wall etc... So there is nothing wrong with this little hotel, but it is just to old to be a nice place to stay. Only real complaint is about the very unstable Wifi connection on my room. Would say that for a one night stay over it is fine, but anymore i would not recommend.

The hotel is located in the heart of Bad Herrenalb with quiet dated decor all around but the old fashion setting of the hotel adds a little character and charm to the whole experience. The rooms are dated but clean. The breakfast selection is never ending - everything you can wish for is there. The owners are very friendly and very helpful. If you are after a traditional black forest feel - you will find it here.

Spent two nights in this hotel. Good locacion for visiting the Black forest region. Rooms were large and clean. Hotel is old and in need of updating in public areas. Decoration in breakfast rroom was disturbing. Seeing animal skulls and stuffed creatures while eating breakfast is not good for digestion. Car parking is on first come first service basis and internet access is patchy in some parts of hotel although it is free.

We stayed at the Kull von Schmidsfelden for one night in early October. The hotel is old, but that adds to its charm. Our room was clean and large and the buffet breakfast was great. Parking was free at the side of the hotel. The receptionist spoke excellent English and was very helpful on advising places to visit. The hotel is located a hundred metres or so from the centre of town. All in all good value for your money.

Stayed in the Kull von Schmidsfelden for two nights in July. Room was basic but clean. Breakfast was really good buffet-style with a range of fresh breads, meats, cheeses etc. The owners were really helpful, offering to drive us to the station on our last morning. There weren't many other guests in the hotel when we were there, but this did not bother us - Bad Herrenalb is a good base for exploring the north Black Forest - especially as we were given a free travel pass for local buses by the hotel.

We were travelling to the Black Forest region to discover some ancestral family towns. Bad Herenalb was in a good location to be close to the places we we wanted to see. Our stay at the Kull wound up being an absolute delight. The staff was extremely helpful in every aspect, especially with navigating some of the lesser marked roadways. The rooms are a bit small, by U.S. standards, but probably what comes to mind in a quaint older European hotel, narrow balcony and all. The breakfast area has large windows and is brightly painted, making the breakfast spread served all the more enjoyable. The hotel has off street parking, and is located just off the main drive in town so traffic noise isn't a problem at all. An excellent value. I'll return there.

Это небольшой семейный отель в самом центре курортного городка Бад-Херренальб, располагается в старом трёхэтажном доме, выходящем фасадом на узкую, с уклоном, улицу. Со стороны двора есть современная пристройка. Оформлен в виде охотничьего домика, вестибюль и ресторан украшены разнообразными охотничьими трофеями в виде чучел и рогов, а также традиционными часами с кукушкой в резном деревянном корпусе и с гирями-еловыми шишками. Выглядит уютно. Номера не особо просторные, но всё необходимое для комфортного пребывания в них имеется. Мебель и сантехника новизной не отличаются, но всё работает, постельное бельё и полотенца нормальные, меняются исправно. Завтрак - континентальный, без какой-либо "изюминки", кроме замечательного свежего хлеба местной выпечки. На завтрак не рекомендуется приходить слишком поздно: если хозяева решат, что большинство гостей уже позавтракало, могут свернуть всё раньше срока :)

Bernsteinweg 3 Bad Herrenalb BW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Hotel Kull von Schmidsfelden places you 12.5 mi (20.1 km) from Merkurbergbahn and 13.8 mi (22.3 km) from Caracalla Spa. This 3-star hotel has 37 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Museum Frieder Burda is 14.6 mi (23.5 km) from this central Bad Herrenalb hotel.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Hotel Kull von Schmidsfelden's 37 rooms provide balconies. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Kull von Schmidsfelden enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 250 per vehicle one way. Front-desk staff can help secure valuables, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include conference space, barbecue grills, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

57.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 25 reviews