A quick glance at the website led me to believe this hotel overlooked Konigssee, it doesn't. The website is in about 15 different languages, but the brochure to tell you about the facilities etc is in German. In fact I got the feeling that if you didn't speak German as a first language you weren't really welcome. The rooms are large but very tired. The receptionist Josephine is short-tempered and downright scary. I have no idea if she's a part owner of this establishment but she's not very nice. There was also another older woman who answered the phone when I called the front desk to ask for something, she said she didn't speak English and hung up on me!!! What a way to run a business. However, thankfully, the rest of the staff were lovely, most especially those in the dining room - Kathrine, David and Kata. We took the half-board option as dinner is only an extra 14 euros pp on top of the rather expensive room rate. The meals were extremely tasty and plentiful. The breakfast buffet was huge.
However, the other guests were very stand-offish. I've never experienced such odd behaviour anywhere else. Everyone we met staying in Austrian hotels was lovely, so I have no idea what their problem was at this place. Maybe Josephine had got on their nerves too?
If you're Anglo, give this place a wide berth!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Die majestatischen Berchtesgadener Kalk-Alpen strahlen Sie an, das smaragdgrune Wasser des Konigssees glitzert hell. Erleben Sie Wohlgefuhl in einzigartigen Dimensionen. Wahrend andere die Augen schliessen mussen um zu entspannen, weiten Sie den Blick: geniessen eine faszinierende Naturwelt voll elementarer seelischer Kraft. Sie wohnen im grosszugigen Suiten oder komfortablen Zimmer mit unverbautem Fernblick. Leben in einem urgemutlichen Haus mit liebevollem Service. Setzen sich an uppig gedeckte Tische mit raffinierten und vitalen Spezialitaten. Sie geniessen einzigartige Tage. Herzlich Willkomme ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alpenhotel Zechmeisterlehen Germany/Schoenau Am Koenigssee