The buildings of the Wald und Sporthotel Riederin sprawl over several acres of pasture on a hillside across the valley from Bodenmais. Adjacent to the hotel is its indoor tennis court and some 50 yards or so below it, in a separate building, is a indoor-outdoor swimming pool and spa reached via a carpeted and brightly lit underground tunnel whose walls are lined with posters and merchandise display cases. Except for the spa, the 60-room Riederin is much more rough and rustic than elegant. Wooden ceilings and walls have aged to a darker hue and fabrics that cover some of the furnishings are not so sprightly anymore.

In the not too distant future the hotel will need a refurbishment. Most guest rooms are spacious and have the necessary amenities, including separate sitting areas and balconies. Our room, Number 41, had the above features plus a poorly lit bathroom, fair reading lights over the bed, TV with cable and a balcony with a table and two lounge chairs. While we find no fault with the hotel’s ample buffet breakfast, the Riederin’s restaurant is only average. However, a satisfying meal of pork or veal steak with salad is about 30 euros for two persons including beverages.

The dining and breakfast rooms, as well as a large adjacent sitting room with fireplace, have large windows and good views across the valley to the village. With the spa, tennis, proximity to miles of hiking trails and the fact that it is at the bottom of a little ski slope, there is much to do in all seasons at the Riederin. Service was very friendly and the hotel is absolutely quiet. Not much English is spoken, however.

Street Address: Riederin 1
City: Bodenmais
Country: Germany
Phone: 011 49 9924 77 60
Fax: 011 49 9924 73 37
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Quality: Rating: 2 stars
Value: Rating: 3 stars
Price Level: $$--
Type: Hotel