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“Minimoon” 5 of 5 stars
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Seehotel Gruener Baum
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Marktplatz 104, Hallstatt 4830, Austria   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Hallstatt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Minimoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

What a fantastic place to stay! We had one of the balcony rooms overlooking the lake and it was just simply stunning, wooden floors, comfy bed and lovely fixtures etc. The bathroom was stunning and the bath was massive! This place can not do enough for you. The food is out of the world and the staff were very fun and helpful. Go for any of the fish dishes as they are all fresh form the lake. The breakfast was more than substantial with an excellent range of breads, fruit etc. They speak cracking English as my Austrian consist of about 3 words. There is not one bad thing we can say about this place. They excel in the Hotel industry. Hallstatt is one of the most beautiful places we have ever been and we have to say a visit to the Salt mine is worth every penny/euro! I would definatly go again and stay here!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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madrid
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23 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Hallstatt is a unique town. breathtaking. The seehotel Gruner is also amazing. Our room had an amazing front view of the market square which is so colourful and also with a view of the salt mines high up. The back of the hotel - has lake views - which can be enjoyed from the bar terrace which is basically on the short of the lake.
The whole setting is faultless: extra friendly staff - great food (dinner: the best desserts I have tasted! and the breakfast was top quality. There was 1 Pc for use and also wifi in the bar area.
The room (at least ours) was huge - basically a small apartment; full size bath, cosy sitting room and a very comfortable bed. Really all was perfect.
even though the town is pedestrian - you can drive to the door of hotel, unpack and then leave the car in a nearby carpark (40mts for free!!).
Enjoy this hotel as much as we did - please!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NJ, USA
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25 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This hotel definitely has one of the best views we ever had! It is very well located, and we had a nice stay. We splurged and got a studio with a huge terrace – we were happy we did, because it rained both days we were there, so at least we could stay on the terrace and enjoy the view (the terrace above acted as our roof). I think we were on the 1st floor (which would be considered the 2nd in US).

Breakfast was good, but not great. There was wi-fi in the lobby (although both of their computers were not working). One thing that needs improvement: the bathroom. There is no shower curtain, so the water gets all over the place, especially because there is no hook for the shower head; you are supposed to hold it in your hand.

We had dinner one night at the hotel, and it was ok (we had a much better – and cheaper - experience next door, at hotel Simony). One night we only got pizza from across the street and a bottle of wine, and just enjoyed the lake view form our terrace – and we loved it!

The hotel is situated in a pedestrian only area, but if you have a hotel confirmation (email is fine), you are allowed to drive in and drop off the bags. Not sure I would recommend it, because the shuttle from the parking lot outside the pedestrian area is great (and free).
The hotel is expensive, and you definitely pay for the view, but we are glad we stayed there.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

My wife and I spent one night here last August 2011.I know the review date shows October of 2011, but I was unable to choose my actual travel date. This was a spur of the moment side trip so we had no reservations and found this place. Bar area, restaurant, and patio area were very nice. Not so with the room. Not sure which floor we stayed on, but it was a large old room with a very large balcony area. The bathroom was not very accomodating, but we're accustomed to European bathrooms, however this one failed in regards to the bath tub being poorly placed. The room itself was just okay and while the balcony is huge, you share it with your neighbors with only a canvas type curtain separating you from your neighbor. Suffice it to say, it offers one no privacy whatsoever. The views from said balcony are great and the setting couldn't be better, but for the price, this places fails miserably. I would not stay there again at the price we paid.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ithaca, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We had a lovely room for 4 nights with a private balcony overlooking the lake. Be aware there is no elevator, so it can be a workout getting up to your room. Our primary complaint is that there is no wifi, even though they advertise it. The one room that they claim to have wired has a PC with a permanent "Out of Order" sign. Multiple attempts to connect to a wifi network via my ipad failed, and two different employees told me to link to two different networks (linksys and something else). The posted name/password signs were ambiguous... and we were never prompted for a name or a password. Finally they told us the wifi would be fixed the day we were leaving. We pushed them on this and were able to use the computer at the front desk for 5-10 minutes at a time, but they were clearly grumpy about that and unpleasant. Finally I walked to the upscale hotel next door and used their wifi. Bottom line, if you expect to have wifi access do not book here.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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minneapolis
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210 reviews 210 reviews
95 hotel reviews
Reviews in 127 cities Reviews in 127 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We spent two nights in this hotel. No lift. No wifi but was promised there would be. Hallstatt is lovely and this is right on the square so you can be in a more central spot. Seconds from the ferry boat so don't have to drag your suitcase far to get to the boat/train. Large room. No amenities in the bath. Comfortable bed/sheets. Breakfast - average. Front desk lady a bit short for what you Re paying to stay there. Incredible view of the lake and that is what you are paying for.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We splurged here but not necessary in our experience.  We  did only stay one night and it rained the whole time, so it was nice to have the large room given that we were in it more than we expected to be.  They advertise it with a "private" balcony, but the only thing that separates it is a tough to close canvas drape. We woke up with our teenage neighbors on our balcony taking pictures.  The wifi is free, but only available in the lounge.  Truly the saving grace of our stop here was the very sweet bartender who gave us a bucket of ice and a corkscrew to enjoy a bottle of wine in our room.  The hotel restaurant was good with great service from the sweet bartender.  I think Hallstatt is beautiful and we would have appreciated this room more on a longer visit. 

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Marktplatz 104, Hallstatt 4830, Austria
Location: Austria > Upper Austria > Hallstatt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Hallstatt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Seehotel Gruener Baum 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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