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“Visitor Friendly, Clean and Competent” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Am See
36 Kirchenthumbacher Strasse, 92676 Eschenbach in der Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany   |  
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“Visitor Friendly, Clean and Competent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

Traveling on a business trip, we did not select the Hotel am See ourselves, it was arranged for us. This is an out of the way kind of place, set near a small man-made lake, in a wonderfully natural setting, interrupted only by the road leading to the hotel.
The check-in is within the restaurant, across a short pathway from hotel building itself. Alex, the owner and proprietor checked us in and brought us to our rooms. He is outgoing, friendly, and very concerned for the comfort of his guests. He hosts a lot of US Military being in the vicinity of Grafenwöhr, but also has a variety of other guests, as the visit to the restaurant later that evening showed. My room was quite large, a big, comfortable bed, big screen TV, and all the necessary furnishings. Everything appeared to be clean. The only thing missing was a telephone, which these days is almost unnecessary, since most of us carry cell phones, and not to advertise, those of us carrying computers also have skype loaded to keep in touch back home. Wireless, free internet is included, but on this visit I didn't have my computer with me.
The bathroom was not luxurious, but had everything necessary, in working order, and it was clean. For the price, this was a good find and a pleasant stay.
One note, Alex is very outgoing and once he's on a roll with talking, a little hard to stop. While it made for good conversation, I found out more about the challenges of building and operating a hotel here in the middle of no-where, than I needed to know. At the same time however, you can see he is very interested in making sure his guests are comfortable and feel taken care of.
The restaurant was very nice and the food pretty standard fare for this part of Germany. Not spectacular, but well prepared, served by friendly staff and it tasted good. Even the steak I ordered was cooked just right (medium).
For anyone lost in the Oberpfalz, this is a great find and excellent experience.

Room Tip: My room faced the lake. The road leading past the hotel runs right below, but the windows are insul...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

5 stars across the board seem a little too generous but that is what Hotel am See deserves. Owner and staff go out of their way to provide you excellent food, clean rooms, and great atmosphere. Whether eating indoors or outdoors in the garden overlooking the lake, rest assured your stay will be remembered by both you and the staff.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

The owner and all of his staff English very well and entertained out attempt to speak German. This hotel is near Grafenwoehr USArmy Community. The hotel is better than what is typically found on base and the price about the same. Alexander keeps a wonderful hotel. His kitchen staff graciously served us a satisfying late night dinner upon our 9 pm arrival. I just wish we could stay and enjoy the picturesque nearby lake. The hotel was a wonderful oasis in the middle of our winter trip through Bavaria. We will defiantly stay again when we are in the area.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

My first impression of the hotel was great. I thought it was a gasthaus and couldn;t find the front desk. Met Alex, the proprietor, as he was walking between buildings and it felt like a long lost friend. He was very friendly and the hotel had a very family oriented feel to it. I took sth suite on the top floor of the new wing and it was very roomy by European standards. Had a conference table, so every night, my colleagues and I would have our wrap up meeting for the week and do a virtual meeting with our counterparts in the US. The food and beer was excellent. The chefs would whip up specials each night that was not on the menu and would accommodate any dish you might want for the night. The area was quiet at night. Our kudos to Milan, Peter and the rest of Alex crew. He even provided helpful tips on some of our trips to the Czech Rep. All in all, it was a great stay for two months and Alex was and is a very good host. I will recommend this hotel highly and might return soon.

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Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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Address: 36 Kirchenthumbacher Strasse, 92676 Eschenbach in der Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany
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Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Palatinate > Eschenbach in der Oberpfalz
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Eschenbach in der Oberpfalz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Familiar gefuhrtes Traditionshotel mit moderner technischer Ausstattung, hi-speed-internet in allen Zimmern, Flatscreen TV 32" bis 60", Restaurant hat taglich geoffnet mit frischer, internationaler Kuche. Sky - Englischsprachige Movie Channels, reichhaltiges Fruhstucksbuffet ab 05.30. ... more   less 
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