Everything you need to know for your holiday
Do you have questions about your holiday at the Klosterhof? Find FAQs and useful information below. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, don’t hesitate to give us a call – we’re always happy to help.
We already look forward to welcoming you to the Klosterhof!
Everything you need to know for your holiday with us:
COVID-19 – Update June 2021
We are very pleased to have our Klosterhof open again since Friday, May 21, 2021. The prerequisite is still a stable 7-day corona-incidence of less than 100 in Berchtesgadener Land.
The top 5 reasons for a safe holiday with us – reasons to choose the Klosterhof:
- Personal, privately-run hotel with just 65 rooms and suites in an exclusive, secluded location
- Spacious rooms – over 150 m² gross floor area per room (compared to the average 90 m² for the 4-star superior hotel sector)
- The latest technology and ventilation systems with appropriate filters with the exclusive use of fresh air
- Access to the Artemacur Health Centre in the same building; under the direction of Dr Andreas Färber (German Lung Foundation award-winner in connection with infectious respiratory diseases)
- Personalised, frequently re-evaluated hygiene concept and staff training given by Dr Andreas Färber himself
Please note that the guidelines and requirements on the part of the government for hotels are constantly being adapted. All information is always kept up to date by us and published on this page.
- What are the conditions for hotel openings in Bavaria?
Openings in tourism are possible in regions that have a stable 7-day incidence of under 100. In concrete terms, this means that if the incidence in a district falls below 100, hotels are allowed to open eight days later. As already mentioned, the prerequisite is that the 7-day incidence is below 100 for at least five consecutive days from the respective cut-off date.
If the 7-day incidence rises above the value of 100 again on three consecutive days, an announcement is made by the district office in accordance with the 12th BayIfSMV, after which the decreed relaxations cease to apply again on the day after next (day 5).
Sounds confusing? It is for us, too.
- Do I have to be vaccinated or tested to vacation in Bavaria?
Prerequisite for a vacation at the Klosterhof is a negative current Corona test (max. 24 hours old) of the guests upon arrival.
Exceptions are already fully vaccinated (14 days after the last dose) or recovered persons (28 days after a positive corona test or max. 6 months after overcoming an infection) as well as children under 6 years. The mask requirements continue to apply by law to all.
- COVID-19 test at Hotel Klosterhof Bayerisch Gmain
Testing is mandatory in Bavarian lodging establishments after check-in every 48 hours at a 7-day incidence between 50 - 100 in our district.
We are happy to provide you with free Covid-19 antigen rapid tests during your stay. These are performed daily in the morning between 8:30 am - 10:30 am by owner Dr. med. Andreas Färber or expert staff as so-called POC rapid tests (painless swab in the anterior nasal region). You will receive the result directly on your phone after 20 minutes.
Please use our uncomplicated online appointment booking service for this.
In case of signs of illness during your stay, please contact us by phone from your room, our team at the reception will take care of all further necessary steps.
- The 7-day incidence in Berchtesgadener Land is below 50. Do I still have to be tested every 48 hours in the hotel?
If our district falls below the incidence of 50 on five consecutive days, the legal 48-hour testing obligation falls as of the day after next.
For your own safety, the safety of other guests, and the safety of our Klosterhof family, we urge you to be retested every 48 hours during your stay.
The free rapid test at the Klosterhof takes just one minute of your valuable vacation time. For a visit to Salzburg, the presentation of a current test, vaccination or recovery is still mandatory when crossing the border to Austria. Likewise, the negative test remains obligatory upon arrival for presentation at check-in.
- Do I have to wear a mask in the hotel?
Yes. Guests over the age of 15 are required to wear an FFP2 mask indoors and employees are required to wear a medical face mask. Children and teens between the ages of six and 15 are only required to wear a mouth-to-nose protection. Children under the age of 6 are completely exempt from the mask requirement.
If it is not possible for you to wear a mask, we must unfortunately ask you to postpone your stay.
- Can I get tested free of charge in Bayerisch Gmain?
Yes! Within the scope of citizen testing by rapid tests in local test centers, at established physicians or in pharmacies as well as everyman testing according to the Bavarian test offer in local test centers and at established physicians by PCR tests.
Official test stations are located not far from the Klosterhof and can be reached by car in about 5 minutes. To the Corona -testing center BGL
- Are restaurants, spa and gym available?
Yes! Gastronomic offers of accommodation facilities (indoor and outdoor) are available exclusively for hotel guests. Currently, a maximum of 5 people aged 14 and over and from two households may be seated at a table. Children under the age of 14 are not counted and may only eat meals together with their parents. Regardless of age there is a maximum of 10 people per table.
It is also permitted to open and provide health and wellness services including pools, saunas and gym exclusively to hotel guests. Our team in the 1500 m² Artemacur Spa is looking forward to your visit.
- Can I drive to Salzburg for a stroll through the city?
Yes! You can reach Salzburg in 20 minutes by car. When crossing the border to Austria and back a Vaccination or negative Corona test needs to be shown.
- Are guests allowed to arrive who come from a county where the incidence is over 100?
Yes! There are no national regulations that prohibit the accommodation of guests from regions with high incidence rates.
- Wellness in our Artemacur Spa
Our 1,500 m² Artemacur Spa is very spaciously designed considering the small number of rooms and suites we have (65 in total).
At the moment, the following regulations apply to the state of Bavaria and therefore the Klosterhof:
- Cosmetic treatments and massages in the Artemacur Spa are being offered in compliance with hygiene measures. Our well-trained cosmeticians and therapists look forward to your visit. Please book your appointment in advance.
- Our spacious sunbathing lawn and sauna garden are open. One thing we don’t lack at the Klosterhof is space – surrounded by lush green meadows and forests and with a view of the Alps. You are sure to find your own favourite spot!
- Our activity programme features a wide selection of sports, cultural highlights and adventures – we have focused on outdoor activities.
- Our yoga room and gym are open.
- Our indoor pool and heated outdoor pool are open.
- Our saunas are open under compliance with social distancing guidelines. A maximum of 10 people are allowed in the panorama sauna, and 5 people in the bio sauna.
- Cuisine & dining
As always, Sascha Förster and his team look forward to spoiling you with meals included in our Klosterhof amenities package – with some adjustments in compliance with official regulations.
All meals are available with the variety and quality you have come to expect from the Klosterhof, but all food will be served at your table. Our breakfast will be brought to you upon ordering, and partially expanded with a staffed buffet; the same applies to our GenussArt dinner menu. Our afternoon snack will be served as a staffed buffet (no self service). Our team will bring your meal directly to your table to help reduce your contact with other guests. We thank you for your understanding that there may be short waits.
Breakfast and dinner will be served in two shifts to ensure proper social distancing and to allow us to disinfect and ventilate the restaurant. We kindly ask you to inform us which shift you would prefer ahead of your stay:
Breakfast: 7:30-9:00 am | 9:30-11:00 am
GenussArt dinner: 6:00-7:45 pm | 8:00-10:00 pm
- Sports & activity programme
We offer our guests an extensive activity program with a varied mix of sports, culture and adventure. In addition to our monthly concerts and live music, this naturally includes hikes through the Berchtesgadener Land, Nordic walking, e-bike tours, yoga and fitness courses in small groups in the fresh air. For participation in the courses, an entry in our activity book at the reception is mandatory in advance.
- Book a worry-free holiday – flexible cancellation policy
We would like to personally advise you on your vacation planning. We understand that you want to be as flexible as possible due to the current situation.
Free cancellation or rebooking is possible up to 14 days before your arrival (except Christmas/New Year's Eve/special packages).
If you are unable to travel because of illness or quarantine at home, cancellation costs will usually be reimbursed by your travel cancellation insurance, which we encourage you to take out at these times.
- Our hideaway is a safe place to stay
As a relatively small, family-run hotel in an absolutely secluded, exclusive location and with just 65 rooms, we are far from the crowds and stresses of everyday life. Your host Dr Andreas Färber worked for many years in international epidemic control and has gained valuable experience in this area.
As a health resort, we see it as our duty to uphold the highest hygiene standards.
We would like to inform you of the measures we are taking in advance so you can plan your hard-earned holiday without worry. Some of our measures include the following.
- Comprehensive cleaning and disinfection are standard at the Klosterhof. Because all public areas and rooms have tiled or wood floors, they can be easily cleaned with disinfectants.
- We are carrying out increased disinfection of all surfaces, with additional attention paid to frequently-used surfaces such as lift buttons, door handles, etc.
- To ensure the minimum social distance of 1.5 metres can be kept, this distance is marked at locations around the hotel. This includes the set-up of chairs and tables in the restaurant, dining rooms and garden.
- There is a restriction on the number of people allowed in areas of our premises.
- Plexiglass sheets have been installed at the reception desk.
- There are hand disinfection stations in all public areas, as well as the Artemacur Spa.
- Your room will continue to be cleaned and disinfected according to strict criteria. All of our air conditioners are equipped with special, state-of-the-art ventilation systems that are guaranteed to use fresh air.
- All staff have received extensive training in their area and are updated on any changes on a daily basis by Dr Färber himself.
- Before starting their shift, every employee is asked about coronavirus symptoms.
We understand that you may have many questions about your holiday at the Klosterhof due to ever-changing information. We are closely monitoring the situation. We are here for you and are happy to answer any questions you have.
We ask you to help us keep the Klosterhof safe and ask for your compliance with the following official measures:
- Prerequisite for check-in is the presentation of a convalescence, complete vaccination or a negative current corona test.
- Please keep a social distance of at least 1.5 metres from others.
- Please wear an FFP2 mask in public areas.
- We encourage contactless payment whenever possible.
- Please make appointments for spa treatments and massages in advance.
- If you have had contact with someone who is infected with, or has symptoms of COVID-19, you must postpone your stay in advance. We will be happy to help you – just give us a call.
- Contactless pre-check-in:
Help make an important contribution to our hygiene concept by sending us your contact details for check-in in advance. Thank you for helping ensure everyone has a safe holiday.
- Discounts for direct bookings
For stays from 3 nights: 5% off the entire price.
For stays from 7 nights: 10% off the entire price.
For long stays from 14 nights: 15% off the entire price.
Check-in & check-out times
Your room will be ready for you from 3:00 pm on the day of your arrival, and you can visit our spa and wellness area beforehand. We kindly ask you to check out of your room by 11:00 am. Depending on availability, you can request late check-out for a small fee. You can use the Artemacur Spa the entire day of your check-out for a fee of € 10.
Directions & getting to the Klosterhof
Find directions to the Klosterhof here.
Length of stay / minimum nights
Please note that there may be a minimum stay on weekends, public holidays and for special events. Our reservations team will be happy to give you more information. We ask for your understanding that our popular Spa Lofts and Spa Loft Suites (hotel rooms with jacuzzi) are available for a minimum stay of two nights over the weekend.
Allergies & special diets
We kindly ask you to inform us of any allergies or special dietary requests when you book your stay. Our GenussArt dinner includes a vegetarian selection and meat-free options that are sure to treat your taste buds on your holiday in Bavaria. We reserve the right to charge a small fee for special requests depending on the effort involved which we are happy to discuss with you beforehand.
Whilst we do not offer special vegan dishes, the Klosterhof does offer a selection of organic, local products in line with a vegan diet (fruits, vegetables, oils, herbs, grains, tofu, salads, almond and soya milks, muesli, cereals). We deliberately refrain from using industrially produced vegan products.
As one of Bavaria’s most popular babymoon hotels, we pay close attention to our mums-to-be and kindly ask you to inform us that you are pregnant at the time you book your stay.
Rooms for guests with allergies
We have a selection of allergy-friendly rooms available. The Klosterhof is the perfect place for allergy sufferers – we have hypoallergenic mattresses and bed linens available. Please inform our reservation team that you require a hypoallergenic room at the time of your booking. The Klosterhof is officially classified as an “allergy-friendly hotel” by the Berchtesgadener Land Tourism Board.
Terms & conditions
The general terms and conditions of the German Hotel Association (Hotelverband Deutschland/IHA) apply.
The Klosterhof has two wheelchair-accessible rooms for guests with limited mobility. We have been assessed on our accessibility and have received the “Accessible for People With Limited Mobility” seal. See the detailed inspection results from “Reisen für alle” (“Travel for all”) and more information here (information available in German only). As your barrier-free hotel in Berchtesgadener Land, we look forward to your visit and will be happy to provide more information ahead of your stay with us.
Best price guarantee
Get the best rates, conditions and flexible cancellation when you book with us directly – on our website, by email or by phone. We will be happy to help you find the best holiday deal!
We kindly ask you to dress appropriately when dining in our restaurant and thank you for your understanding that pyjamas, bathrobes and athletic clothes are not suitable in our Restaurant GenussArt and dining rooms. Bathing suits must be worn in the pool area, and our saunas are nude for hygienic reasons.
Our room prices are calculated for bookings of 2 people. Our double rooms can be booked for single occupancy. Please contact us directly for more information.
GenussArt dinner and afternoon snack
Chef Sascha Förster and his team look forward to spoiling you with our multiple-course GenussArt dinner menu from 6:00 pm. Dinner includes an extensive salad buffet with a selection of dressings and toppings, starter and soup, your choice of main dish (vegetarian option included), and dessert.
From 2:00-4:00 pm, we invite you to enjoy our Klosterhof snack with small salad bar, healthy treats, homemade snacks and sweets. This afternoon buffet is free and included in the Klosterhof amenities.
If you would like to skip a dinner with us, we kindly ask you to inform us at reception in advance. We will be happy to refund € 20. This refund applies only to direct bookings (made on the Klosterhof website, by telephone, or by email). Unfortunately, it is not possible to change dinner arrangements at the hotel if you have booked your stay on an external online portal, or with a tour operator or travel agency.
Bayerisch Gmain local taxes
The following local tourist tax rates of Bayerisch Gmain local spa administration have applied since 1 July 2020 (following a reduction in sales tax from 7% to 5%):
- Adults: € 3.25
- Disabled guests: € 2.75
- Workshop and conference guest: € 1.62
- Children aged 17 and under: free
This tourist tax is not included in our rates and is charged separately. In exchange, you will receive a guest card from Kur GmbH Bad Reichenhall. This card allows you to use the Reichenhaller Verkehrsbetriebe city buses for free in the Bad Reichenhall-Bayerisch Gmain-Piding area. Plus, this guest card allows you to use the Berchtesgadener Land Bahn trains from Bad Reichenhall to Bayerisch Gmain and back free of charge.
Many guests stay with us to take a break from everyday life. We very intentionally make our hotel a place of calm and mutual consideration for other guests. We therefore ask for your understanding that the sauna area and the relaxation rooms are reserved for adults and young adults over the age of 16. Children under the age of 12 are welcome to use the swimming pools between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.
The Klosterhof is primarily a hotel for guests interested in relaxing and health holidays. Your hosts are parents to three young girls and we all do our best for our children. However, we ask you to keep this in mind when booking your holiday with us. Our reception team will be happy to help you.
- 0-5 years old: no surcharge
- 6-12 years old: € 50 per night including breakfast (€ 19 for dinner)
- 13-17 years old: € 80 per night including breakfast
Klosterhof included amenities – what is included in my stay?
Let us spoil you with our Klosterhof included amenities package during your holiday with us.
Fasting and healthy weight loss – health & well-being holidays in Bavaria
In order to get the most out of our tailor-made health and well-being arrangements, we recommend a 14-day stay. Give your body and mind the time it needs to completely relax whilst rediscovering yourself and those around you.
All rooms are non-smoking rooms. Our entire restaurant and Artemacur Spa are also non-smoking. As a health resort, it is very important to us to give our guests a smoke-free holiday. Smoking is therefore not allowed throughout the entire hotel complex. Please note: we reserve the right to charge a € 75 cleaning fee for violations of our non-smoking policy.
A parking space outside the hotel or in our underground car park is available to all hotel guests.
For guests who have booked directly with us, your parking space is included free of charge in our Klosterhof included amenities package.
Travel cancellation insurance (ERGO Reiseversicherung AG)
After receiving binding confirmation of your booking from us, we recommend purchasing travel cancellation insurance which, in the event of a cancellation, will pay the applicable fees minus the agreed excess. The unexpected could always happen. To ensure you don’t suffer any financial loss in the event of having to cancel your trip or leave early, we recommend the reliable travel insurance from ERGO Reiseversicherung AG.
Please report any damage to reception immediately. Guests are liable for all damage to buildings or property caused by themselves or their legal representative. The hotel may require guests to provide appropriate collateral (e.g. insurance, deposit, guarantees) to cover any damage.
Spa etiquette – what should I keep in mind during my spa holiday at the Klosterhof?
To ensure you have a truly unforgettable spa and well-being holiday with us, we kindly ask you to read the following information on spa etiquette.
We are always sad to hear you can’t make your spa appointment! We ask you to cancel at least 24 hours in advance. We will charge the full amount for no-shows or late cancellations.
TAKE YOUR TIME
Please register at the spa reception 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
HEALTH AND PREGNANCY
Please inform us if you have any health issues or are pregnant at the time you book your appointment.
Our Artemacur Spa is a place for peace, quiet and relaxation. We ask you not to use your mobile phone in the spa. All mobile devices are forbidden in the saunas for reasons of discretion.
Your hosts are parents to three young girls – we are keen to give special attention to our youngest guests and therefore offer access to the swimming pools for children under 12 years of age every day from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). We ask for your understanding and cooperation. Please do not leave your children unattended in the spa area under any circumstances.
SAFETY AND HYGIENE
Please lay a towel down before taking a seat on our loungers or in the saunas. To avoid injuries, no glasses, glass bottles, chinaware or other fragile materials are allowed in the spa area.
We hate to hear that you can’t spend your holiday with us. Please tell us in advance if you need to cancel your stay. Direct bookings can be cancelled for free up to 7 days before your scheduled arrival (with the exception of Christmas/New Year’s, during the Salzburg Festivals, or for special arrangements). You can find more information on our cancellation policy in your booking confirmation.
Would you like to go to the airport, train station or one of the many great sights in Bad Reichenhall, Salzburg or our immediate area? We will be happy to organise transfers with our Klosterhof Shuttle.
Tesla charging station & electric cars
All Tesla models and other electric cars can be charged at the Klosterhof for free – after all, a good holiday begins with a clean conscience. Please inform our reception team ahead of your arrival so we can make the necessary preparations and you can enjoy an unforgettable spa holiday in Bavaria.
Holidays with dogs
The Klosterhof has a limited number of dog-friendly rooms. We kindly ask you to inform us ahead of your holiday if you will be bringing your dog. Because of hygienic and sanitary regulations, as well as for allergy reasons, it is not possible to accommodate your four-legged friend in all hotel rooms or take them to the restaurant or spa area. A dog shower is available for free on our parking deck. We have a surcharge of € 25 per night, regardless of the size/breed of your dog.
If you travel without informing us of your dog in advance and we do not have a suitable dog-friendly room available, we will charge € 75 for final cleaning of your room.
Accepted methods of payment at the Klosterhof
We accept the following methods of payment: cash, EC card, VISA and Mastercard. We reserve the right to pre-authorise your credit card for security reasons.
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