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Villa Excelsior Hotel & Kurhaus

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Reitlstrasse 20, Bad Gastein 5640, Austria
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Kabul
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Staying at the Hôtel & Kurhaus Excelsior is to time travel to an epoch with elegance and etiquette, my husband and I loved it. We stayed three nights over Christmas and were impressed by the host, Christof's, dedication to restore the villa to its 19th century glory. Dinner, included in the price of the room, was delicious and the staff... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Everything was perfect: location, room, the view, the food, the staff, the owners. A very good quality price value. The baths with thermal water end radon were very pleasant, relaxing and useful health. Thank you for this wonderful holiday.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

What an amazing gem in Bad Gastein! We stayed here on a recommendation of friends and so glad that we did. Room was large and clean. Christof invited us to try having dinner in the restaurant on the first floor and we loved it. Just like going back in time; old-fashioned elegance and charm and delicious food. Can't say enough... More 

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Akureyri, Iceland
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Forgot to write review last winter,but we are now staying for forth time next February. That tells all about this hotel,owners,staff,food and service. Everything is excellent. Also the skiing area in Bad Gastein are among the best we have been in. Oskar and skifriends from Iceland

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Fantastic holiday location for any season. Stunning outlook. Great looking hotel. However what makes the Excelsior absolutely brilliant are the owners Johanna and Christof. They are perfect hosts who know how to run a hotel. Staff are very professional. The service is exceptional, headed up at all times by a very attentive Christof who is happy giving advice on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

it was like stepping back in time arriving in Villa Excelsior! Classical music accompanied our every step! Beautiful antique furnishings and decor added to the atmosphere. Staff were gentle, polite and super efficient. Breakfast was lovely and dinners were incredible value! Stunning views from the top floor bedrooms windows.

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Pitcairn Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Prompt service, friendly staff; we stayed in clean rooms, comfortable but the furniture seemed a bit too 'period piece' though well maintained. Free wi-fi (connection is not always the best), free parking The place is up the hill and one needs to do the homework properly on how to arrive there (our gps routed us through the parking garage --... More 

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Ballina, Australia
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Here is a hotelier who understands how to run a hotel. The setting is brilliant. The service outstanding. The atmosphere is what guests always wish for but very rarely find: a hotel with soul! Service is impeccable, no request is too difficult. Christoph, the owner, genuinely wants to have happy guests. A four course dinner at Euro 10 is served... More 

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Monaghan, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a quirky beautiful hotel. The breakfast is varied and tasty. The views from the balconies are stunning. The bedrooms are large and spacious and very clean. The two dinners we ate there were delicious. Perhaps the most interesting and enjoyable part is the owner - Christoph. He was a wonderful host. Very entertaining, personable and very funny. He... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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88 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Very nice historical hotel with everything preserved and nicely restored, only the bathrooms were brand new, but done in the matching style - if you want to feel like an aristocrat, who came to relax to Bad Gastein around year 1900, then this is the place to stay

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