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Villa Excelsior Hotel & Kurhaus

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Reitlstrasse 20, Bad Gastein 5640, Austria
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Had one week stay in this charming hotel first week of March 2015 for skiing in lovely Bad Gastein and was it was a really good choice for me. The staff and Managment are really focused on high service and all the best for their guests. The atmosphere in the hotel is unique and I got a very nice room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Villa Excelsior took me by surprise on how comfortable and nice with personalized service by the owners was. The room rate was excellent for the top notch service I received. The especially liked the location where I was able to go trekking and walk arounds the woods when I was not skiing. The thermal bath experience was also very pleasant... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We really love coming here, it feels as a second home. We've been to Bad Gastein four times now and we've stayed at the Villa every time. We've visited many of the other hotels meeting friends and relatives but keep coming back to Villa Excelsior for their excellent service, friendliness and their will to do everything in their power to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Very nice place to stay. Perfect service, good food and very friendly owner. Overall atmosphere in the hotel absolutely charming. I would not even think of any other place, if I have a chance to visit Bad Gastein again.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stayed for 4 days in Villa Excelsior and every day enjoyed the best service one can ask for in a hotel. All our questions were answered and all requests were taken care of. We will definitely return to this hotel again next time we are skiing in Gastein valley. The hosts arranged our pick up from the train station... More 

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