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.
- 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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