Feldbach

Location Steckborn

Postcode 8266 Steckborn TG

Telephone +41 (052) 7622121

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Why we love it...

Harmonious mix of old and new

The Place

If you were told to turn off the main road, walk through a boat yard and look at a hotel built in 1986, would you bother? Luckily, our reporter did and was bowled over by this converted 13thC convent which deserves a feature in a design and architecture magazine. Much was demolished in 1798 but the outbuildings, set among gardens on the shore of the lake, survive. So does the refectory, with its onion-domed tower which houses the restaurant and bar. Across the courtyard, a glass-walled walkway gives this two-storey building the look of a medieval cloister and the colonnaded entrance looks like a church.
Bedrooms are all the same, of adequate size, with simple furniture and just a touch of colour in the duvets. This is one hotel where disabled travellers will have no difficulty negotiating corridors and a wide lift/elevator gives access to the floor above. Up a ramp is a convent garden complete with fountain and scented flowers. With not a fence or gate in sight, you feel part of the surrounding park. This is an extraordinary and harmonious mix of ancient and ultra-modern that is ideal for everyone from nine months to ninety years. Free bicycles for guests.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€
Rooms 36 double; all have bath or shower, central heating, phone, radio, minibar; TV on request
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
Facilities dining-room, sitting-room, bar, sauna, fitness area, lift/elevator; terrace, garden
Children very welcome
Disabled excellent access
Pets accepted

To Book

Contact Yvonne Simml
Call +41 (052) 7622121
Fax +41 (052) 7622191
Email info@hotel-feldbach.ch
Website www.hotel-feldbach.ch

Good To Know

Address 8266 Steckborn TG
Payment

The Location

Find this place: on lake in park land; own car parking

What's nearby: ferry stop, Lake Constance