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Gartenhotel & Weingut Pfeffel Durnstein

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Durnstein #122, Durnstein A-3601, Austria
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Durnstein
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we walked in, we were taken by the charm and welcoming feel that the place holds. The team really want to make you feel comfortable and they are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their hotel. Our room was incredibly spacious, clean and well equipped, with great views over the river and surrounding landscape. The restaurant had a... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in . Everything about it was excellent. The rooms were enormous and superbly well equipped with a balcony overlooking the Danube. Yes, there is a main road between the hotel and the river, but this did not intrude on our stay at all.The welcome and service were first rate,... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We were biking the Austrian part of Danube bike trail (Linz-Vienna) and stay at this hotel was meant to be an evening and morning of relaxation before onward journey. And it was...nice food, big, locally produced breakfast (loved honey-lemon energy juice!), nice employees, beautiful spa&pool with Danube and Durnstein castle view... They let us check out quite late, so we... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

The location was not the best, because it was away from the center of town. However, the hotel made up for it. The Wellness Spa Floor was AMAZING! The sauna's and steam rooms were the best. The view from our room was spectacular, on the Danube. But it would have been nice to have some comfy lounge chairs to relax... More

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The reception desk was very welcoming and helpful. The room was spacious and well furnished and the dining was very good. The top floor, where clothes are not required, has saunas and an outdoor swimming pool. We can recommend this hotel but it is somewhat expensive.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I stayed there for one night and everything is excellent. I would say this is like 5 stars hotel and i love it. Everything was excellent from staff over room to services and breakfast. I just warn backpackers, expect pay price for such excellency, thats only pity that is not overpriced but on high prices.Every room has view for Donau... More

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Vienna, Austria
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19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

If you don't pay up extra but choose the somewhat cheaper rooms (which are still rather expensive) you get dumped in the old tract where rooms are darkish, smelly and a bit scabby---don't know about the other ones ("Genießerzimmer"). Most of the place looks onto the heavy-traffic Wachau road though some trees fence you off a little. I rented an... More

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119 reviews 119 reviews
71 hotel reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

First time stay of two lovely nights and we will be back. Great, huge room in the Smargard class with panoramic view of the river and castle. Awesome rooftop spa with saunas, pool, relaxation room nice and warm for naps. Very good ala carte menu. Breakfast buffet terrific.

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Moscow, Russia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
58 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Fabulous place in the fantastic location! I would definitely rate this hotel as a four-star one. The rooms are spotless and very bright. We booked an upgraded room and the first room we were shown in was a three-level one. It was very modern and comfy, but the stairs are too specific a feature to fit all guests. The second... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

This is in a beautiful area, only 5 minutes walk outside Durnstein, so perfect for seeing the very pretty village after the majority of tourists have gone. Quite a big hotel, so it was a bit of a walk to our room on the edge. Lots of recommendations for things to do, wine tasting, walking tours, pre-breakfast tai chi on... More

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gartenhotel, Marketing & Sales at Gartenhotel & Weingut Pfeffel Durnstein, responded to this review

Dear MrKemp, thank you for your assessment. We are pleased that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel. We are endeavors to give every guest the right recommondation for activities in his holidays. Our breakfast buffet with self-produced products is very popular with our guests. We are looking forward to welcome you again. Yours sincerely, Fam. Pfeffel & the... More

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Address: Durnstein #122, Durnstein A-3601, Austria
Location: Austria > Lower Austria > Durnstein
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gartenhotel & Weingut Pfeffel Durnstein 4*
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The Gartenhotel & Winery Pfeffel in Durnstein. Your hotel between vineyards and the Danube in the very heart of the Wachau valley! The steep mountain terraces at which in the autumn the golden Riesling gleams, the picturesque beautiful Danube, on which the ships find their way through the Wachau valley and the hidden small villages with its numerous "Heurigen" invite you to spend more time in this fantastic landscape. ... more   less 
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