Review: Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Starnberg, Near Munich


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Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is an immaculate and modern hotel just a five-minute walk from Lake Starnberg. It offers extraordinary cuisine with a Michelin star in a convenient setting between Munich and the Alps. In fact, if you are looking to explore Munich, this hotel is conveniently close by train and should be considered as a great base for your next stay.

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Fronting the town’s main street, the modern, 4-star superior Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Starnberg is situated just a 5-minute walk through residential streets from the Starnberger See lake.

Munich city centre is just 25 minutes away by car or S-Bahn (city rail) and the hotel is around a 10-15 minute walk from Stanberg Nord S-Bahn train station. This makes the hotel ideal to get into Munich to shop or attend exhibition grounds avoiding the traffic. Andechs Abbey Benedictine monastery and brewery is 17km away.

Style & Character

This modern and elegant hotel has a welcoming marble foyer with comfy sofas and detailing from sophisticated plants and mirrors. The rooms are modern and the restaurants are stylish and offer outstanding food.


Rooms and suites of the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten are stylishly furnished, and the beds are extremely comfortable. They all feature free Wi-Fi and free use of the minibar (containing water and local beers) and a coffee machine (3 capsules are renewed daily). The hotel offers a pillow menu, and a superb modern bathroom with either shower or bathtub.

Useful features of these spacious rooms include power points and good Wi-Fi. Windows are double glazed to ensure a good, quiet nights sleep. If you drive here, there’s an excellent and reasonable underground car park on site too.

Service & Facilities

On the 5th-floor there is a spa with a Finnish sauna, steam room and a gym which offers great views. While not actually on property, you can jog some beautiful routes along the lake should you wish to extend your exercise regime. The reception team are always happy to point out different tracks.

Food & Drink

Breakfast here is particularly good and always gets positive comments on Tripadvisor. The buffet is excellent and includes a nice selection of fresh fruit, juices, cereals, cold meats, smoked salmon, Austrian and German sausages, streaky bacon rashers, scrambled & boiled eggs and breads. There is also a live chef who will cook your omelette selection. A glass of Prosecco is also offered at the weekend.

The hotel actually features 2 restaurants and one bar. In the evening, the Oliv restaurant offers great food and a great selection, as well as a great wait staff.

The Aubergine is the hotel’s gourmet restaurant and has been awarded a Michelin star, joining the ranks of the best gourmet restaurants in Bavaria. It also has two black toques from Gault Millau. This restaurant is enough of a pull to make it worthwhile stopping by this hotel, just for the food!

If you choose to eat at Aubergine, the setting is in a conservatory-style glass-walled extension. The upscale, modern decor reflects the creative cuisine of Maximilian Moser. The menu changes with the seasons and top-quality produce, intense flavours and beautiful presentation mean this restaurant offers an incredible fine dining experience, accompanied by excellent fine wines. It is worth noting that their 5 course menu is also very reasonable price wise, when compared to other restaurants of this caliber.

A hidden gem for those who want a less formal dining setting is The Hemingway Bar with its library and leather couches. This is an excellent place to relax with great staff and a good food menu too.


Starnberg is a lovely town and situated in a beautiful part of Germany. This modern hotel offers amazing gourmet cuisine and an ideal base from which to explore the local area and Munich itself.

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Starnberg

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