Posted Oct 8, 2015
Firstly, the location of this hotel is spectacular. At the end of a 1.2 mile single track road, the hotel is perched high above the local town of Rottau. As such, the views are superb comprising the Chiemsee lake in the distance and the large hills in which the hotel nestles. Our room was very large, extremely clean and had a 20 feet long balcony. So far, so delightful. However, the day we arrived (a Tuesday) we were told the restaurant was closed and there were no bar facilities. After a very lengthy drive, this was disappointing and meant that instead of relaxing for the evening we had to go out to eat. Nowhere in the literature regarding the hotel were limited hours of opening of the restaurant/bar mentioned (unless we are being very dim). The proprietor recommended two restaurants in Rottau, one of which was closed. Are Tuesdays in Bavaria a bad time to attempt to eat? Fortunately, the second restaurant (Restaurant König) was open and we had a very hearty German meal. Incidentally, at the end of the meal we discovered the restaurant did not take cards for payment and the proprietor told us not to worry and to bring the money in the morning! The kindness of strangers - always unexpected and, on this occasion, both welcome and touching.