Hotel Freund

Germany · Waldecker Land · Vöhl-Oberorke
4.7 / 5.0 Excellent
3 ratings
100% Recommendation
Close to Lake Eder
Wellness area spanning approximately 3,000 sqm
Hotel's own stud farm with guest horse boxes
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Let your soul dangle in the Waldecker Land

Nestled in an idyllic location between the southern Sauerland, Lake Eder, and the Kellerwald National Park, Hotel Freund, a member of the Private Hotels Dr. Lohbeck, is surrounded by pristine nature and offers boundless spa delights across approximately 3,000 square meters, featuring pools, saunas, and outdoor areas! Yoga is also an integral part of life at Hotel Freund!

Most popular facilities

Free Wifi
Swimming pool
Quiet location
Wellness area
In nature
Spa & wellness center
Pets allowed

Top offers to match your selection

Relax & Active Days

2 nights, double room, half-board
from £249

Friendship Days

2 nights, double room, half-board
from £334


3 nights, double room, half-board
from £508

Riding & Relaxing

3 nights, double room, half-board
from £595

Pampering Week

7 nights, double room, half-board
from £1,010

Hotel Freund in Detail

Your Wellness Hotel

Hotel Freund is quietly and idyllically located, surrounded by nature, and offers pure relaxation along with a variety of options for active holidays.

Location & Surroundings

The spa town of Oberorke is picturesquely nestled in the green hills and forests of the Waldecker Land, situated between the southern Sauerland and Kellerwald. This idyllic village by the small Orke river is located close to Lake Edersee and the Kellerwald National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The surrounding area offers numerous excursion destinations.

Dining & Leisure

The hotel restaurant offers a culinary blend of international specialties and regional cuisine. Indulge in a rich vitality breakfast buffet, with sparkling wine breakfast on Sundays, and if opting for half board, an evening buffet (occasionally a 4-course menu). At lunch, a selection of à la carte dishes is available (for an additional charge). Moreover, the hotel boasts a cocktail bar, a terrace, and a reading lounge.

Wellness & Spa

The Orkeland SPA (approx. 3,000 sqm, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.) invites you to pure relaxation. The indoor pool (approx. 12 x 5.5 m, about 84°F) with panoramic windows and a view of the 'land of a thousand mountains', an outdoor pool (heatable, approx. 10.5 x 5 m, about 71-75°F) in the Mediterranean pool garden, and the sauna area with Acacia sauna (approx. 158-194°F), climate sauna, bio-sauna (approx. 77-131°F), steam bath (approx. 113°F), Laconium (approx. 131-149°F), salt crystal sauna, Latvian reclining beam sauna (approx. 185-194°F), natural stone cold plunge pool, and relaxation areas offer the perfect atmosphere for a wellness break. In the outdoor area, you will find a wellness garden with a plunge pool, FREUND's beach garden (seasonal) with relaxation loungers, a sun terrace with panoramic views, and a sycamore park with relaxation islands.

In addition, the hotel offers a diverse range of massages, such as sports, reflexology, or couples massages, as well as baths, scrubs, pedicures, and manicures. Also available are Ayurveda and medical wellness treatments, as well as fruit acid, SilverFoil, Hydra Boost treatments, face lifting, and ultrasound (Sonic). Products from BABOR, DOCTOR BABOR, and BABOR SPA are predominantly used.

Hotel's own stud farm and guest horse boxes

The hotel's own stud farm, Freund, not only has stables but also lush green pastures and its own riding hall (20×40 meters) available for your use during your riding holiday daily from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please bring your own riding equipment, as it is not available for hire!

Bringing your own horse on holiday? Your horse will be accommodated in spacious guest horse boxes:

  • Box with straw bedding, oats, hay, and reform pellets
  • From 1 May to 1 December, a small pasture is additionally available next to the box
  • Feeding according to preference 2 or 3 times daily
  • Bedding is refreshed every morning, mucking out as needed by yourself
  • An outdoor paddock without a roof is available all year round and daily from 1:00 p.m.

18 m² approx. €56 (approx. UK £48 / USD $60) per horse/day, 9 m² approx. €46 (approx. UK £40 / USD $50) per horse/day - (both to be reserved and paid for on-site)

Health comes first on a holiday with your horse - Please bring a valid equine passport with a basic immunisation against influenza and the corresponding current boosters for your riding holiday. Thank you.

Fitness & Courses

Yoga classes are available daily (except Mondays and Thursdays, registration at the reception), with private sessions available upon request for an additional fee. Additionally, you can participate in fitness and relaxation offerings (varying schedule). Fitness room.

Free Time

Certified hiking partner. Rental of e-bikes and mountain bikes available for a fee. Hiking and biking routes as well as Nordic walking trails start right at the hotel.

The surrounding area boasts numerous attractions such as Waldeck Castle, Frankenberg (Eder), Korbach, Marburg, Fritzlar, and the city of art and culture, Kassel.

Golf: Waldeck-Edersee tournament course (9 and 18 holes, approx. 17 miles away), 10% discount on green fees.

Getting There

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Hotel rooms at a glance

75 modern rooms, as well as additional suites and apartments in various, individual styles of decor. All rooms are equipped with box-spring beds, shower, hairdryer, safe, cable TV, and Wi-Fi. Premium double rooms (approx. 323 sq ft) with seating areas and balconies. Classic double rooms (approx. 269 sq ft) in light beige tones, some with balconies. Single classic rooms with light furniture and balconies. Modern single premium rooms with balconies, large beds (4'7") and decorated in orange-brown tones or in green-purple.

  • Premium Double Room

      ca. 30 qm
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  • Premium Single Room

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Customer ratings for Hotel Freund

3 verified reviews by travelersOnly customers who have traveled with us are allowed to leave a review

4.7 Outstanding  

100% recommend the hotel to others

Board type
Wellness area
3 Results

Renate K.

June 2023

as a couple | 60 to 69 years | 4 - 8 days

Well run house.

A very successful mother-daughter break

June 2022

as a family | 40 to 49 years | 1 - 3 days

Very nice and relaxing !!!

Patrick B.

June 2022

as a couple | 40 to 49 years | 1 - 3 days

A wonderful short break. The rooms were very clean and the staff was very very friendly. The restaurant had very good food, there is something for everyone. The selection of saunas and treatments is huge. The SPA in general is very large and clean. We can only recommend it. Everything top


Hotel Freund
Germany, Waldecker Land, Vöhl-Oberorke
Dortmund Airport (DTM)
approx. 125 km / 102 min
Paderborn Lippstadt Airport (PAD)
approx. 93 km / 81 min
Bhf. Korbach Süd
approx. 20 km / 22 min
Bhf. Frankenberg(Eder)
approx. 16 km / 19 min
Bhf. Korbach
approx. 21 km / 24 min

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