My husband and I stayed four nights at this hotel in late September while he attended a business meeting there. We found the hotel to be top notch: luxurious without being uptight, spacious, and well-situated (if you want some R&R and are not looking for a party scene). Service was consistently professional and pleasant.
We realized upon check in that our reservation was short one night, but the front desk accomodated us quickly. Then, on our final day, we hit a little glitch: we discovered our room keys didn't work and we were locked out! It turned out the extension of our stay had not been properly communicated, but the error was quickly resolved and we went on to enjoy the rest of our visit.
We appreciated the convenience of nightly turn-down service. To signal you want service, simply flip the green switch just inside the door to the room. A red switch signals "do not disturb." Parking in the underground garage is free. As other reviewers have noted, Rottach-Egern is a good hour's drive from Munich, and a little over an hour on the train from nearby Tegernsee. You can take a cab (about ten Euros) to Tegernsee and catch the BOB for 16 Euros round trip to the main train station in downtown Munich. The train leaves about once an hour. If you're up for it, you can walk to Tegernsee. I did, and it was an easy walk of about 45 minutes one way. Note that you're walking on a sidewalk, right next to the road for the most part. It was a bit noisy with traffic, but the scenery is pleasant.
As far as the hotel's decor is concerned, I found it an appealing combination of modern and traditional. Floors are gleaming granite; the dining room where breakfast is served is a muted mix of greys and beige. The hallways are unusually wide and are tastefully decorated with modern artwork and traditional-style furniture. Everything in the public areas seems new and extremely well maintained. Decor is more tradtional in the bedroom, but our room was in perfect condition and extremely quiet. The bathroom was dark marble. With just a single sink, it was a little cramped for us, but there was a large tub and a spacious separate shower with a large round rain head as well as a hand-held shower.
The breakfast was fine, a nice mix of typical European breakfast fare: sliced lunch meats and cheese (as well as a cheese board), lots of different breads, yogurts and muesli, and a short list of items to order. I enjoyed the Weisswurst, the typical Bavarian veal sausage served with sweet mustard,but you can also order eggs cooked any way you like, and a few other things. The buffet is a little light on fresh fruit, but there is a small selection of dried, and there was also a fruit salad.
We decided not to have dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant, because at 175 Euros per person, it was too steep for us. Items are also available a la carte, but the prices are extremely high in my opinion. (But... TWO Michelin stars! Maybe next time we'll be there for a special occasion and will splurge.) We didn't go to the other restaurant in the hotel so I can't comment. There are several traditional German restaurants within a short walk of the hotel. Don't be surprised to see dogs, including big dogs, in the restaurants - or in this hotel.
The fitness center is pretty typically equipped with a couple of treadmills, a couple of ellipticals, and some weight machines. A collection of free weights is in an adjacent room. The first day I used the fitness center, the attendant chatted amiably with me about my fitness goals and offered an assessment, but I declined. She regularly asked the others who were working out if anyone needed water, which I thought was very attentive.
My biggest complaint about this hotel is the bedding. German bedding is totally different from American bedding: in Germany, you sleep under a thick comforter that has a cover that's basically a big pillow case. My challenge is that down-filled comforters (like the one in this hotel) tend to cause me to overheat. There were no other blankets in the closet. I could have asked for a different blanket, I suppose, but chose to sweat it out. I would suggest that the hotel include a regular blanket for those guests who find feather blankets too warm. Otherwise, the bed was big and comfortable, and the pillows were nice and squishy, just the way I Iike them.
The majority of the guests appeared to be German retirees.
I would highly recommend this hotel to people who appreciate quality and who are looking for a quiet, luxurious hotel in a pretty lakeside setting. Kids would probably be bored, as would people looking for nightlife.
Ask for a room with a view to the lake.
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