At the family-run four-star superior Hotel Bodenmaiser Hof in the Bavarian Forest, luxury gets an entirely new meaning. Here, tradition meets exceptional design and guests can look forward to a superb cuisine, beautiful natural surroundings, an extraordinary, award-winning wellness landscape and a casual, homely and personal ambiance.
Situated in the centre of Bodenmais in Bavaria, the wellness and active holiday Hotel Bodenmaiser Hof has exceptional natural surroundings to offer which can be explored all the year round. Located at the foot of the ‘Großer Arber‘, numerous hiking trails can be reached in walking distance and the national park with its many attractions is easily accessible for free with the forest railway. The Bavarian Forest, with its picturesque villages and charming customs, also caters for skiing and mountain biking. Additionally, guests at the Hotel Bodenmaiser Hof can enjoy a diverse fitness and health programme. Get fit at the ‘sky fitness room’ while enjoying panoramic views, or join one of the hotel’s sport guides on their guided hiking tours, pilates courses or skiing trips.
Ultimate indoor and outdoor relaxation
After an eventful day in the wilderness, the hotel caters for ultimate relaxation with its exclusive spa landscape. With great attention to detail, an exclusive wellness offering with an exceptional wellness and aqua garden has been created here. “We have over eight different saunas, numerous quiet zones, as well as wellness oases with waterbeds. Our water worlds with four pools cater for year-round bathing pleasure,” smiles Sandra Geiger-Pauli, Hotel Bodenmaiser Hof’s manager.
After a sauna infusion in the Finnish sauna, the steam sauna, the rose quartz, organic sauna or in the event sauna, which hosts shows and music, the new, cold diving lake cools down the sauna enthusiasts. Or why not head to the indoor pool with bubble loungers or the heated outdoor pool instead? The feng shui nature swimming pond with a crystal energy pavilion is also very popular. After enjoying a swim, unique quiet zones round off the hotel’s offer. The ‘Zirber´l-Moos’ relaxation room with panoramic views, the private ‘chill-out pavilions’, the outdoor sun lounge or the wellness and aqua garden with a magnificent sea of flowers are only a few examples. It seems no wonder that the Hotel Bodenmaiser Hof received the ‘Wellness-Aphrodite’ award in December 2015, which honours the best wellness hotels in the German-speaking area.
A warm ambiance
As the Hotel Bodenmaiser Hof is family run, guests can expect a warm, sincere ambiance and personal dealings. Apart from fulfilling every guest’s wish, family Geiger and Geiger-Pauli are sure to welcome everyone personally, while seeking to make their stay as comfortable as possible. When one enters the hotel for the first time, guests are usually quite impressed with its exceptional design which can be described as ‘stylishly Bavarian’ – a modern, yet cosy design for the guests’ well-being. Lovingly decorated rooms and suites, some of them comprising of their own saunas or Jacuzzis on the roof terrace, reflect the hotel’s aspiration of being a first-class luxury hotel that is also casual and informal at the same time.
Of course, a great, creative cuisine can be found at the hotel too. The chef de cuisine spoils his guests with Mediterranean dishes and traditional delicacies that are interpreted in a modern way. Seasonal, regional and sustainable products are used to create light and fine dishes. Thus, for example, the meat comes from the local butcher’s shop and the vegetables and fruits are delivered from regional suppliers. Whether a guest wants a five-course menu in the classically cosy winter garden restaurant, an excellent á la carte dish in the elegant ‘Rundai-Wirt’ or a tasty cake from the in-house bakery, which gets served on the sundeck, their wishes are catered for during the entire day. A tip for a digestif: enjoy a fine brandy from the hotel’s own distillery.
Last but not least, the Bodenmaiser Hof has many special packages to offer. How about the ‘Rundum-Verwöhnpension’? This provides guests with delicious treats from morning to night which includes the extensive breakfast buffet with homemade marmalades, fresh juices and local butcher delicacies, freshly made dishes at lunch, a cake buffet in the afternoon, a five-course menu in the evening or small treats for in-between amongst others. If you have children, a great children’s programme with indoor and outdoor play areas, professional care and entertainment caters for fun for the children and rest for adults. Many more exciting offers can be found on the hotel’s website. “I hope we can welcome you soon at our hotel. In this symbiosis of tradition and modernity, we will try everything so that your vacation becomes an exceptional experience,” concludes Sandra Geiger-Pauli.
TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF | PHOTOS: HOTEL BODENMAISER HOF