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“Breathtaking location, excellent infrastructure, good food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gruener Baum

Gruener Baum
Koetschachtal 25, Bad Gastein 5640, Austria
00 43 6434 25160
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Ranked #4 of 42 Restaurants in Bad Gastein
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Breathtaking location, excellent infrastructure, good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

LOCATION: Excellent at the end of a valley, is incredibly quiet and gives you what you would expect from a summer holiday in the Austrian alps. Walking distance (<30min walk) from the centre of Badgastein through the woods with a flat and pleasant walk.
The hotel is quite characteristic indeed, with 3 main buildings well spread over the property and therefore well integrated in the natural surroundings.
STAFF: At reception the staff was very warm and helpful (we ordered extra pillows that were delivered promptly). One of the waiters baked a cake for my birthday too, very nice indeed.
ROOM: The style (it was the "Duke's room") was very characteristic and we loved it. It was spacious and had a nice balcony (watching the sun entering the valley in the morning was amazing!). It was also very clean (although the bathroom was a little small and had no bidet) and usually done by the time we got back from our breakfast.
RESTAURANT: decent choice for breakfast of cereals, yogurt, sausages, eggs, etc and local salami (although they seemed to run out of juice regularly). Very good food for dinner. Waiters very helpful, but service maybe a little slow (it would be hard to have dinner quickly if you may need to do so).
SPA: outside swimming-pool constantly at 26'C, inside pool at 31'C. SPA staff very nice although you have to schedule your treatments some day in advance if you want it done early morning/evening as it is quite busy.

The hotel is family friendly so there are many kids around (this may be an issue for some although this is most noticeable at dinner and around the pool areas).

LANGUAGE: mostly german and english - basic italian although many of the guests were italian during our stay.

WOULD (and hopefully will!!!) DEFINITELY GO BACK!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MaximilianBlumschein, Geschäftsführer at Gruener Baum, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Dear Marco D!

Hopefully you WILL come back! :-)
Thank you for your time to write this great review. The location and our staff are the most valuable things and we are thankful that you enjoyed it so much.
In the month of August do we have many Italians who escape the heat of the south to enjoy the freshness of the mountains. With all these families and kids is the service in the restaurant sometimes a big challenge, so please except my apologies, that it may have taken a while sometimes.
If you want to make sure to get the right Spa-treatments at the right time, we can offer you our webshop on our website. All our treatments can be booked online and if you do that a couple of days ahead, you will get the right times.
All the best
Maximilian Blumschein.
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Hillerød
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Relaxing dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Good food, above average, and very nice waiters. Service can be a bit slow, but you're sure to enjoy a meal here.

Visited July 2012
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MaximilianBlumschein, Geschäftsführer at Gruener Baum, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Dear Jeppec!

Thank you for the short review. If you want to enjoy it again, you are always welcome.
All the best
Maximilian Blumschein.
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Great breakfasts, Very Good HB and Fantastic Wedding BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Stayed at the Gruner Baum for a few days to attend a friend's wedding recently (accommodation review is separate).

I thought the food provided by the restaurant was excellent throughout.

The breakfasts were brilliant - lots of things to choose from and all very tasty. A fabulous breakfast selection.

Didn't have many bar snacks/lunches - but can thoroughly recommend the Club Sandwich and chips.

Had one evening on halfboard - this was basically a set menu... starter, main and dessert. Starter and main were very nice (Fried chicken, delicious!). Don't eat desserts, so can't comment on that bit!

For the wedding itself, the hotel laid on a buffet and BBQ. This was fantastic. Absolutely brilliant. The buffet was tasty, but the BBQ was outstanding.

Have no complaints about the food here at all. Very good.

The service was also excellent - all staff very friendly and very nice.

Oh and the Austrian Gruner Veltliner white wine is very nice too!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MaximilianBlumschein, Geschäftsführer at Gruener Baum, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Dear Calico_Demon!

It sounds like you just ate, while you were at our hotel ;-)
We are glad you enjoyed every meal and we thank you for taking your time for this review.
It was a great wedding party and all of us enjoyed having you!

All the best
Maximilian Blumschein.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Top class food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

The food was fresh and delicious with every conceivable choice at breakfast! Can't rate it highly enough!

Visited June 2012
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MaximilianBlumschein, Geschäftsführer at Gruener Baum, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Dear Jean N!

You can only rate 5 points, and we thank you you did!

All the best
Maximilian Blumschein.
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Stavanger
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“afternoon drink and massage”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Nice walk from our hotel at kaiser wilhelm promenad.
Very good service

Visited March 2012
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MaximilianBlumschein, Geschäftsführer at Gruener Baum, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Dear Jorgen O!

Thank you that you stepped by and enjoyed your stay at our property.

All the best
Maximilian Blumschein.
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