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Der Sonnberg
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sonnbergstrasse 57, Zell am See 5700, Austria   |  
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Ranked #11 of 45 Hotels in Zell am See
Leicester, United Kingdom
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“excellent hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Me and my partner stayed for two nights at Der Sonnberg. Zell am See is one of the most beautiful places I've been to and our staying at Der Sonnberg was a very good experience. The manager and staff were very friendly, the suite was in great condition and the view breathtaking ! Excellent breakfast was served on the terrace, very intimate and quiet , just what you need on a holiday. It is 20 minutes walk from the main shops but the walk is definitely worth it. We would definitely go back and highly recommend as a very good value for money.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is Great. it is all suites of great size. they ae large, nice and with tons of natural light. the wooden floors are great and give the rooms a very classy look. The bathrooms are modern and very well equiped. each suite has a sauna!!!!!!
The view from the rooms is unparalell!! Stunning!!
The service is great: Prompt, precise but personable!!!
finally, Very rarely you find the good combination of a hotel where you have privacy, but the staff knows what younare doing when you are out of the hotel and care about it, even worry about you!!!
I would return to Der Soonberg many times! Highly recommended!!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed in Der Sonnberg during our honeymoon. The suite we stayed in was great and very spacious. It even had its own private Sauna. The view from our balcony was simply stunning. The suites were spotless and the bed were very comfortable.
Since we don't speak any German, the fact that the staff spoke perfect English was very helpful. The staff were very friendly and helpful in terms of providing us with tourism information. The hotel was not cheap but the the suite was definitely worth it.
Free cable TV including Arabic channels was a bonus and a nice way to unwind after a long day out.

However, there were a couple of disappointing things for a hotel of such standard. 1) We were changed extra (charge was per hour rather than a flat fee) for an ironing board. 2) the breakfast buffet which was included in the room rate had no eggs. We gad to pay extra to get eggs. They could do with a better breakfast buffet.

Also the location may be inconvenient for those who wish to come back to their rooms during the day. As the hotel is near the top of the mountain, the only way down to the city centre (and anywhere else) is by cab which cost a flat 10 Euros each way. I would have prefered staying somewhere more central.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auf Grund eines Betreiberwechsels hat sich auch das Angebot im Hotel Der Sonnberg geändert. Beim Frühstücksbuffet sind Eiergerichte inkludiert, und werden bei Bestellung durch den Gast frisch zubereitet.
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

IT.s a beautiful hotel, with an astoninshing view...
When i booked this hotel, i have seen in the reviews, that reaching it , you have to have a car.. Ok! but we didn't thought that it was the last hotel from the hill.
It was very uncomfortable for us, beeing a family with a 3 years old boy, to have the hotel so far from everything.
The breakfast was just ok, nothing special, and no hot meals.

If you are going to zell am see, to ski, then choice a hotel in a more accesible place.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

During our 2 week trip to Austria and Germany, the Der Sonnberg was our 'splurge' hotel for 2 nights. After a harrowing drive up the narrow curving road, we were not disappointed. The staff was warm, welcoming and helpful. The generous suites were twice as big as anything we had stayed in and, of course, the views were amazing. Our first night visiting the town of Zell am See, I was surprised that 9 out of 10 visitors were from the middle east. During our 2nd night, Zell am See was hosting an Austrian folk singing festival. Watching the native singing groups and costumes was one of the favorite parts of my vacation. While staying in Zell am See area, I highly recommend driving the Grossglockner road and hiking up to the Krimmel water fall.

  • Stayed July 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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Zell am See
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We really enjoyed staying this hotel. The room was very good, the staff was so kind and friendly. And especially the dinner was excellent.!!
I will recommend you should reserve the restaurant before your stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We actually stayed here over a year ago but I have been feeling guilty about not writing a review since we enjoyed it so much. We had a great family suite for 5 of us and the staff and owners were very gracious and welcoming. Probably the best restaurant in the region and we had a wonderful meal for my 51st birthday. Very memorable. Very convenient shuttle to the ski hill. Easy walk to town though a bit of a climb on the way back. Zell am See is worth the drive to spend some time.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: Sonnbergstrasse 57, Zell am See 5700, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Zell am See
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Zell am See
#9 Luxury Hotel in Zell am See
#10 Romantic Hotel in Zell am See
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Der Sonnberg 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the contemporary atmosphere of our 10 suites in a quiet place, panoramic view included. All suites with private sauna. 2.5 km from the center, and 250 meters above the roofs of Zell am See. In our restaurant "Kochatelier" you can enjoy with the eyes of the creative dishes and pamper your pallet with the taste of the diverse components. ... more   less 
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