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Riessersee Hotel Resort
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Oregon
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187 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Wow, lucky to find this!”
Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

I was striking out for hotels in GP. A kind concierge suggested this hotel, and wow what a difference it made. Up on a hill overlooking the valley, beautiful views from the flower filled balcony, it couldn't seem to get better.

Then it did. We went to the pool and spa area and wow, how cool was this gem of a find. Pool and hot tub inside, with beautifully painted walls. Nice. Then to the spa. Now here I must caution that the door says 'textil-frei' or otherwise naked. Oh well, we went in with robes and bathing suits underneath. This place was empty, and fantastic. One scented sauna, another steamroom, another berg sauna (outside across a small opening). And several multiple head showers that were great. Truly this was a special treat!

Outside of that, the service was excellent ( complimentary champagne on arrival) , bar was nice, had the best server and service ever in the restaurant, and we had late check to boot!

Go there, it's what all Europe hotels should be!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Uschi_Glas, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Riessersee Hotel Resort, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear guest,

thank you so much for your warm and friendly words! This is what makes our daily work valuable and it is the reason why we love our job and the guests.

Thank you so much for giving us this feedback. All best wishes and we hope to welcome you again some day here at the Riessersee.
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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights half-board with family. The hotel is traditional and theres alot to do in the local area. We had two suites which were very spacious across two floors each, one had two balconies and two bathrooms which was convenient. The food on the half board option changed, one night a la carte but another was buffet.
The spa and pool is nice although it is booked up early so it might be best to book before you go. The views over the lake are fantastic and you can hire a pedalo from the cafe on the lake.
Overall its a fantastic traditional German hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Uschi_Glas, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Riessersee Hotel Resort, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Dear guest,

thank you very much for your warm and friendly words. We are happy that you did enjoy your stay at the Riessersee Hotel Resort and we are looking forward to welcome you again sometimes in the future.

Meanwhile, all best wishes your you and your family and thank you again for staying with us!
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I've recently stayed at the Riessersee hotel in Garmisch with my family. As we arrived, we were greeted by angry customers who had been waiting for 3 hours for their room to be cleaned which raised our doubts but as it happened, our room was ready and we were offered complimentary drinks on our arrival.
After this, one of the receptionists showed us to our suite which was lovely, slightly smaller than expected but with two floors which was nice. My daughters sofa-bed wasn't yet made but after a few hours of waiting, it was finally made and there were no problems.
The food was lovely although the breakfast buffet did get a bit tedious as it was the same food everyday but that didn't bother my family and I because there was lots of choice and something that everyone would like!
The Riessersee lake was lovely and not to cold in the summer although if you're not a strong swimmer, the pool might be better for you because the lake is 73 metres Deep! There is no charge to get into the lake if you are staying at the hotel which I felt was fantastic!
There was loads to do in the area and I would recommend going up the Zugspitze and going to the nearby gorge.
Overall, we had a lovely stay and the hotel was great!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Uschi_Glas, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Riessersee Hotel Resort, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear guests,

thank you very much for taking the time for a statement and giving us compliments for your stay.

There is only one thing we would like to correct: The Riessersee is - on the deepest point - just 4 metres deep, so please don´t worry to swim there.

Nice to hear that everything satisfied you and we are really looking forward to welcome you and your family again at the shores of lake Riessersee.

All best wishes for you in the meantime!
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Peoria, Arizona
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20 reviews
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Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

You can't beat the location of this hotel! Beautiful lake on the property, access to hiking trails right from the hotel grounds. We stayed in the loft rooms. Great view, friendly staff. Would definitely recommend staying here. Only complaint I would have is hard to get wifi connection but the location makes up for it.

Stayed May 2013
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Spend three days in a business conference and it felt great. The location is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and the room was perfect. Room's living room on bottom floor with nice furniture and a veranda with great view. Second floor with nice and comfortable bed, where you could still see outside. Hotel employees were helpful when needed.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Leuven, Belgium
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60 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2013

The hotel is not that suberb as the classification ****S promises.
The hotel has a nice pittoresque setting (30' of walk from the center) but avoid this hotel when you don't have a car available.
The sauna area is rather small and basic but there is a large swimming-pool.
The rooms are correct with a terrace, they are clean but not so large.
The breakfast is Ok, but the dinners are not very gastronomic.

Room Tip: Ask for al lake view room. They have a nice view and a sunny terrace.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
411 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Went there to book a dinner reservation on December 3rd, 2012. Three people at the front desk and no one even asked if they could help me. Told them I used to stay at the property and wanted to make a reservation for dinner. They said go to the rest. and I did, no-one was there!

Went back to the front desk, and told them no-one was there, they said someone was going to bring an English menu to me in lobby, Never happened.

Went back upstairs and met a young chef, he informed me the no longer have menu's in English!

Will not waste my time with this place and frankly, I don't think they will be in business at this rate. This was once one of my favorite Marriott properties in the World, but will not go back!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Riessersee Hotel Resort
Address: Riess 5, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
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Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
#10 Spa Hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
#11 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
#12 Luxury Hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Riessersee Hotel Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 166
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holidays in Bavaria In the middle of the Bavarian alps, high above Garmisch-Partenkirchen the Riessersee Hotel Resort welcomes its guests with bright prospects for an unforgetable stay. Next to the main building, at the shores of lake Riessersee, is the Seehaus (lake house) with nine luxury suites and a fantastic panorama terrace. Enjoy culinary delicacies in our restaurants - original Bavarian or international food is offered. The spa area guarantees well-being in every season with its chlorine-free Grander water indoor pool, sauna and steam bath. Relax with the unique view to Alpspitze, Waxensteine and Zugspitze. Riessersee Hotel Resort in Garmisch-Partenkirchen - the perfect place for holidays for the whole family, for your wedding in Bavaria, honeymoon, for meetings or events. Perfect holidays in Bavaria. ... more   less 
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Riessersee Hotel Sport And Spa Resort
Riessersee Hotel Sport & Spa Garmisch-Partenkirchen

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