This was our third visit to this beautiful little resort so we knew what to expect from the town itself and the walking in the area. Before we have taken a May time holiday, this time we went in September and although we had an almost perfect weeks weather, if I were to be super critical I would suggest a May visit is better as all the meadow flowers, trees etc. are just coming into bloom.
The fact that we have returned again and again should be recommendation enough but it really is an ideal centre, shortest transfer time from the airport (1/2 an hour) so first to be dropped off (and last to be picked up on return) so a lie-in even on the day of departure. Works in reverse for trips out which is great as well. Fuschl is a small village at the head of the lake and the sun sets at the opposite end, stupendous sunsets are the result. It is a quiet village which livens up slightly at weekends when Austrian/German locals arrive - who obviously know a good thing when they see it.
This was our first visit to the Schutzenhof, (see my other review on another hotel in Fuschl where we stayed before) and it is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in anywhere. It is a traditional Austrian hotel unlike the modern one we visited previously and has a lovely welcoming atmosphere, excellent décor, very friendly professional staff, but best of all the food is absolutely superb, I could not find fault in anything about it (and I do like my food). If you around at lunchtime there is an outdoor restaurant to tempt you right on the lakeside - and the view is to die for.
A room upgrade to get a lake view is well worth it, side views may get you a view of the next building, views from the front of the hotel will get you the road and car park opposite with the hills beyond - but you will also get the traffic noise.
If you like your red wine - try the local Austrian reds (house wine is pretty good) their vineyards are small and not much is exported - but the secret is out, so don't go for the familiar well known names - try something different, and I doubt if you will be disappointed.
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- Also Known As:
- Schutzenhof Hotel Fuschl Am See