The hotel is 150 years old. It has recently been refurbished but retains its period charm and comfort. The rooms were excellent, slightly small perhaps but understandable in a hotel of this age. There is a very pleasant Plaza bar. We did not eat breakfast in the hotel; the restaurant was packed and the buffet did not look inviting. Instead we went around the corner to a good cafe and had an excellent breakfast for a third of the price. The steam room and the sauna in the spa area are well maintained, and were not over-used during our stay. The staff at reception were very helpful and very friendly. The Pitter Kellar restaurant attached to the hotel is traditional with Austrian food. The fifteen minutes stroll into the old town is best taken through the Mirabelle gardens and along the river.