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Mittenwalderstr. 82-86, 82431 Kochel, Germany

#3 of 9 hotels in Kochel

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Based on 422 hotel reviews

8.3

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.7

  • Comfort

    7.7

  • Location

    9.3

  • Facilities

    7.7

  • Staff

    8.5

  • Value for money

    7.8

  • Free WiFi

    7.9

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  • Reviewed: 30 August 2018

    8.8
    Lake retreat
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Comfort Double Room - Lake Side
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Carpet in room a little shabby. Overall the place will need some renovations in future to keep up with the times.

    Great setting at lake. Superb views. Nice relaxing spa and outdoor area.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 June 2018

    9.2
    Gorgeous location right at lake side
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - Mountain/Street Side
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing!

    Beautiful views of the lake (Kochelsee), easy access to nearby hiking routes, friendly staff, good food, wellness area with access to lake, unique!

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2018

    9.6
    The wellness area in the lower level of hotel has fantastic panoramic view, and wonderful quiet.
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room - Lake Side
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Parking at times was difficult due to the popularity of the restaurant and boat trips close by.

    The restaurant has an excellent reputation for fresh products, professional chef, superb taste and consistent quality. High-Level ambiance, not a crowd for cyberspace...and quiet elegance. The location is breathtaking, with Alpine Lake, Mountains and proximity to Franz Marc Museum.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 December 2017

    9.6
    1. Quiet location with view on the lake/mountains.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - Mountain/Street Side
    • Stayed 2 nights

    - no lift (the personal warn about it several times, but be careful); - a bit outdated furniture;

    1. Quiet location with view on the lake/mountains. 2. Sauna with a direct access to the lake, very cool when the temperature below zero outside. 3. Very good restaurant inside the hotel. Fresh local fish.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 August 2017

    3.8
    Regret making the booking to stay in this Fawlty Towers
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - Mountain/Street Side
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The rude staff, the small and under-furnished bedroom, the tiny bathroom with faulty equipment, the lack of a lift, the hopeless service in the restaurant in the evening. After a good start with a helpful receptionist the next member of staff we had to deal with was rude to the point of being hostile. The room was a disappointment, a small bedroom with a very small shower / toilet (photo uploaded). The room's size meant a lack of furniture to allow the clothes to be unpacked properly. The bathroom soap dispenser was broken and dirty and had to be cleaned and rebuilt to get it working. Having got past all that we went for diner in the restaurant and the service (for us and others also dining) was shambolic. An hour for the starters to turn up and even then they were served many minutes apart. The family next to us: the father and son had almost finished their main courses before those of the mum and daughter were served. One evening of that was more than enough so we ate elsewhere the next night (the Fischerwirt in Schlehdorf). But the breakfast operation was much better run in the mornings. A word of caution - the hotel building has rooms on 3 or 4 floors, and no lift and no accessible access. So be ready to have to carry all your luggage up and down a few flights of stairs. Overall we regret making this booking as I'm sure we could have done better in some of the other hotels in Kochel or Urfeld or Walchensee.

    The lakeside location The person on the reception and the other running the breakfast operation.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 July 2017

    6.7
    If you are an American, stay away from this hotel!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - South Side
    • Stayed 5 nights

    The breakfast buffet was not as good as anticipated. The bed/ beds were not that comfortable. No air-conditioning in hotel at all, which meant windows had to remain open, and flies and mosquitoes were a problem.

    Staff was very good.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 May 2017

    9.2
    Lovely location, good food and a friendly welcome
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing negative to report

    Superb location overlooking the Kochelsee; a long walk from town but fortunately the food (and beer) at the hotel were both first rate. A polite and professional welcome from the staff - formal rather than friendly, but that seemed to suit the general ambience of the place.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2016

    7.5
    view of sea and mountain was really amazing .
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 3 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    for us as tourists; the weather was lil cold and the warmer wasn't work ..

    view of sea and mountain was really amazing .. the breakfast was Good ..

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 July 2018

    8.3
    Really great location directly on the lake and inbeteeen the Bavarian mountains!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Comfort Double Room - Mountain/Street Side
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very friendly stuff, always trying their best to meet clients needs! Comfortable beds.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 July 2018

    6.7
    A very traditional hotel.A little tired.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Comfort Double Room - Lake Side
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    A fridge would have been good. Bathroom was cramped

    Lake view

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 June 2018

    7.1
    Next to the lake, good food
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff less friendly, rooms a little tired

    Next to the lake, good food

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 April 2018

    10
    Location, food, staff, facilities all great.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - Lake Side
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing at all!

    Location, food, staff, facilities all great.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 December 2017

    8.8
    Lakeside peace with breathtaking view
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room - Lake Side
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The view from the breakfast room cannot be beaten. Breathtaking. The sauna is also really nice with direct access to the lake

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 November 2017

    8.8
    A quiet location with magnificent lake and mountain views for the travellers - solo or with families
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Comfort Double Room - Lake Side
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Breakfast was not rich and very basic one

    A scenic property with magnificent lake views

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 November 2017

    8.8
    We love it
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room - Lake Side
    • Stayed 2 nights

    We chose one large bed, but they gave us a twin one

    It was an awesome romantic vacation. Balcony has a best view. Hotel's stuff was very kind.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 September 2017

    10
    Location is very nice!
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room - Mountain/Street Side
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location is very nice!

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 August 2017

    7.1
    Extra facilities (for free) for the spa/wellness
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room - Mountain/Street Side
    • Stayed 1 night

    Extra facilities (for free) for the spa/wellness

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 August 2017

    8.8
    location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Comfort Double Room - Mountain/Street Side
    • Stayed 1 night

    location. Spar facilities.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 July 2017

    8.8
    Wonderful view of the lake from the (standing only) balcony.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room - Lake Side
    • Stayed 1 night

    Wonderful view of the lake from the (standing only) balcony. Good breakfast, large room and nice garden.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 July 2017

    9.2
    Peaceful and very comfortable
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing not to like

    View from room was lovely and very close to krystal trimini (a beautiful pool complex on lake)

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 July 2017

    8.3
    Lage am See, Wellness
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Comfort Double Room - Mountain/Street Side
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lage am See, Wellness

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 June 2017

    8.3
    Out of the city time
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room - Mountain/Street Side
    • Stayed 3 nights

    No elevator

    Great location, beautiful sunsets, the staff are very friendly and helpful, a nice spa after a day in the mountain

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 May 2017

    8.3
    Adequate in every way except...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Comfort Double Room - Lake Side
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing to dislike. The quality of the breakfast could be enhanced. It was adequate only.

    The view was outstanding

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 October 2016

    9.2
    Very friendly and helpful staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room - Mountain/Street Side
    • Stayed 1 night

    Stairs to upper floor only, not nice especially with heavy luggage

    Excellent view

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2016

    10
    was für ein schöner hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room - Mountain/Street Side
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    there is no mini-bar in my room

    staff, breakfast,the lake

    Stayed in September 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 4 April 2016

    8.8
    Beautiful location by the lake.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Breakfast was delicious but limited. Jacuzzis weren't operational.

    Beautiful location by the lake. Good sauna. Good food and beer in the restaurant. Comfortable rooms.

  • Reviewed: 5 March 2016

    5.8
    Stuff was very helpful, and overall room was clean and nice.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Water in Jacuzzi was very, very dirty. Waste of money. Also hotel claimed lake view, but in reality there was just narrow balcony door opposite side from bed, and nothing much can be seen.

    Stuff was very helpful, and overall room was clean and nice. Also breakfast was very good, with amazing pies for a desert.

  • Reviewed: 24 January 2016

    7.5
    This place has everything you need: a room, a restaurant and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Steam sauna was really cold, sadly.

    This place has everything you need: a room, a restaurant and a small spa. So if you search for a quiet place to have some rest and peace - you should give it a try. Free parking is also available. The lake is fantastic!

  • Reviewed: 29 September 2015

    7.1
    Nice surroundings.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No elevator and 5 floors (if you have some luggage, that might bring a little discomfort) Very poor Wi-Fi reception and even if you go to a place where reception is good the internet connection is poor.

    Nice surroundings.

  • Reviewed: 28 September 2015

    7.9
    Right on the water, lovely deck.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Definitely a favorite of the older crowds looking to sunbathe & sauna. Wasn't a favorite location of ours, but we enjoyed walking over to the local beach 5 min down the road for a family/younger scene.

    Right on the water, lovely deck. Clean bathrooms, newly renovated.

  • Reviewed: 23 September 2015

    5.0
    No lift given top floor room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    No lift given top floor room. No room change on request. Staff is indifferent. Even breakfast tables alloted basis room rates! Not worth the effort to go all the way. Nothing much in the town

  • Reviewed: 27 July 2015

    7.5
    excellent location by the Lake, beautiful landscape.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Jacuzzy working with coins, not at hotel category level. People working in the restaurant not nice at all, the aged lady talked to us in an arrogant and unpolite manner even when we were trying to make an effort to speak in german. She did not looke to have any interest on giving a good service.

    excellent location by the Lake, beautiful landscape. Very good restaurant with home made tasty dishes hotel have a nice Spa and solarium

  • Reviewed: 25 July 2015

    9.6
    Excellent location, literally by the lakeside.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing. I'd return in a heartbeat.

    Excellent location, literally by the lakeside. Spacious room with good facilities. Excellent restaurant and lovely staff.

  • Reviewed: 23 July 2015

    7.1
    Fab location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    It was very hot when we stayed. Made sleeping difficult and lots of flies and mosquitos. Same applied to the flies in the restaurant. Fans in rooms would have helped enormously. Tea and coffee facilities in room and maybe small fridge would also have been great but less important...

    Fab location. Food good. Bed comfortable. Room spacious. Some staff exceptional and very helpful. Lake view stunning. Helpful to have safe in room and complimentary water appreciated

  • Reviewed: 27 March 2015

    8.8
    Beautiful lake view
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Isolated from the village. Separated building from the restaurant. I got room in third floor (no. 38), without elevator. Weak Wi-Fi signal in the room. 5 Euro for 14 min. for the hot tub.

    Beautiful lake view Nice restaurant for dinner and decent breakfast. Bike for free.

  • Reviewed: 7 January 2015

    6.3
    Location is great, beautiful view over the lake
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Restaurant food not really good Some staff was not really friendly - I would say haughty (unlike Bavaria) Premises surrounding a little dirty Room was a little cold, it took some time after it heated up (heating was off upon arrival)

    Location is great, beautiful view over the lake Breakfast was ok

  • Reviewed: 6 January 2016

    10
    Great hotel and a great restaurant underneath.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Great hotel and a great restaurant underneath. Free drinks at the Christmas beer garden on arrival as well.

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2015

    8.3
    Super location and excellent food.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Super location and excellent food. Very pleasant staff and charming lakeside room.

  • Reviewed: 24 September 2015

    7.5
    We liked everything in this Hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    We liked everything in this Hotel

  • Reviewed: 3 September 2015

    10
    The staff and service was great
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The staff and service was great

  • Reviewed: 25 August 2015

    5.8
    Good location on lake shore.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Unfriendly stuff. Old building. Low value for money

    Good location on lake shore. Good restaurant.

  • Reviewed: 24 August 2015

    7.5
    Very nosiy as it is near a mainroad
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very nosiy as it is near a mainroad

  • Reviewed: 28 July 2015

    10
    Location by the lakeside.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Balcony small and not very private.

    Location by the lakeside. Plenty of off road parking. Good value/quality of meals.

  • Reviewed: 20 July 2015

    6.7
    Best breakfast in Germany that I had in 3 weeks.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    A lot of noise from the road. Overpriced.

    Best breakfast in Germany that I had in 3 weeks.

  • Reviewed: 18 June 2015

    9.2
    Location, Staff and food
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing really to dislike

    Location, Staff and food

  • Reviewed: 28 March 2015

    9.2
    I liked the tranquil atmosphere the most.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    I liked the tranquil atmosphere the most.

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