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“Excellent Christmas holidays” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Gerl
Bundesstrasse 50, Wals 5071, Austria   |  
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Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Wals
ATHENS
1 review
“Excellent Christmas holidays”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2009

My family and our friends (10 people in total) spent last Christmas and New Year's Eve at this hotel and had a wonderful time. We loved every minute of it. The stuff was very friendly! The hotel was very clean. The children enjoyed the pool and we enjoyed the sauna. The breakfast was rich and dinner dishes lovely. Perfect location with free parking. Very good prices. We highly recomend it! We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2008

We just got back from a 2 week trip to Europe. The Pension Gerl was definitely a highlight. As mentioned, it is outside of Salzburg, so not great if you want to be in the heart of Salzburg. However, we took the bus in and it was a short and easy ride with a bus stop very nearby. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly as well.

We were traveling with 3 young children (10, 5 and 5). The location had a beautiful indoor pool and an outdoor pool. It was raining and a bit cold during our stay, so they just used the indoor pool, but it was a great break for them. The play area was also lovely and gave them room to run and let off some steam.

We had a junior suite since there are 5 of us. It was very large, especially by European standards. We had a separate bedroom and the kids were in the main room on a double bed and a pull-out bed. The bathroom was also very nice and spacious by European standards. The beds were comfortable and the linens very nice. The facility was scrupulously clean. We ate two evening meals in the hotel restaurant. The food was quite good and reasonably priced for a hotel restaurant and we were happy to have such a convenient place to eat.

There is a busy highway in front of the pension, and with the windows open, there was considerable traffic noise. With the windows closed, it was much quieter. It didn't bother us, but if you are sensitive to noise, it could be an issue.

The scenery and location are lovely though and we had some beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. I would recommend this property highly.

Stayed July 2008
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Budapest, Hungary
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2007

I highly recommend this B&B in Austria. We went to Salzburg for a five day trip with our two children. We rented the "family room" which consists of two separate bedrooms and a small living area. The rooms were spotless and exactly what we were hoping for. The beds are twins pushed together to make a larger size, and each one is made up European style with fluffy duvets.

The room comes with a self-serve breakfast buffet with everything from cold cereals, fruits, juices, breads, and boiled eggs (and all the coffee you can drink) There is an outdoor pool and small indoor pool. We were looking for a place with a pool since it's fun for the kids to swim a bit after a long day of sightseeing. This worked out well. There is also a playarea outside the hotel with a swingset and slide, and a "life-size" chess set.

The location of the hotel worked perfectly for us. I wanted a place a bit out of the city of Salzburg so we could have a little breathing room and space for the children to play outside. The bus stop is a 2 minute walk from the hotel and the front desk helps you figure out the timing. The ride into Salzburg takes about 20 mintues and it passes the airport, bus station, and ends a Mirabelle Gardens. Mirabelle Gardens seemed to be the center of everything where you can pick up tours and also walk easily into the old city center.

The best part about this hotel, though, is its staff. Our waitress in the evenings (there is a good restaurant open for dinner as well as breakfast) was lovely and sweet with the children. The woman at the front desk was extremely helpful and kind every single day. The owners, the cleaning staff, everyone was just very welcoming.

If you are looking for a hotel to stay in with children, I highly recommend Hotel Gerl.

Stayed October 2007
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2007

We booked the Gerl at the last minute (just a day before we travelled) because we needed a place to stay for one night near the airport. This is just 2 or 3 minutes drive from the terminal so perfect either for those picking up a hire car or for those wishing to get a short taxi ride from the airport.

The staff were friendly and helpful on email and arranged for us to access our room late (past 10pm) even though they shut their desk by then.

We were delighted by the Gerl, the bar was lovely for a late drink, just what we needed after a late flight into Salzburg! There are tables and chairs to sit outside.

The hotel has plenty of parking.

The room and bathroom were just perfect - comfortable and clean.

Breakfast was OK and it was lovely to be able to sit outside first thing in the morning.

Although we only stayed overnight and had to leave the next morning to travel on to another location the Hotel Pension Gerl left a lovely impression on us and we would definitely return on our next visit to the Salzburg area.

Hopefully next time we will be able to stay a little longer to experience the hotels other facilities (pool, restaurant etc).

  • Liked — Very close to airport, very clean and comfortable.
  • Disliked — Reception staff were a little elusive in the morning, but not really a problem.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Heidelberg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2007

What a fabulous pension! It more than surpassed our expectations! We will probably never find another pension this nice for the price in all of Europe! We have stayed many places throughout Europe, but this one even surpasses our stays in the hotels here!

It is newly remodeled, and done very nicely. Everything is fresh and well decorated. Very comfortable rooms, with space to breathe. The staff is more than friendly and very helpful. They speak very good English here too, which is nice.

The playground was nice to have for the children, and though the outdoor pool was closed for renovations, the indoor pool suited our needs perfectly, for the weather wasn't warm enough to swim outside anyway.

The restaurant was reasonably priced and had good food.

Though it was located outside of town, and you had to drive 10 minutes to the city, it was so worth it. We saved a bundle on hotel costs, plus the quality of the whole experience was so much better than a city hotel with the noise and no view. The views from our rooms were of the beautiful Alps!

Our favorite place to stay by far, and hope to return again on our next journey through Austria!

  • Liked — Overall details, decor, comfort, things to do
  • Disliked — Restaurant not open until 6pm
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2007

This pension is outside of the town of Salzburg, so if you are looking to be near the heart of Salzburg, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for hospitality, good food, wonderful cozy rooms, attention to detail, and wonderful room prices, then this is the place for you! My husband and I stayed there in June 2006 and we were greeted with friendly staff and a clean cute suite. It's large enough to hold many rooms, but is quaint and has a feeling of closeness. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Liked — Cozy, clean, and wonderful hospitality!
  • Disliked — Too far from town (had to take the bus)
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Bundesstrasse 50, Wals 5071, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Wals
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Wals
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family-run hotel which attaches particular importance to getting the price and service right, as well as providing individuality and comfort. Our house offers you that bit more in terms of service, furnishing and an appealing environment in a country house style. You will find spare and simple yet comfortable single and double rooms, as well as generously-proportioned superior rooms and family suites which have a character consistent with a longer stay. Another feature distinguishing our hotel is its ideal location: in green surroundings with a marvellous panoramic view and yet immediately close to the city centre. Thanks to the excellent road links, the trade fair centre, MGC- centre, the airport, the outlet centre, the stadium or Hangar 7 can all be reached in next to no time. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Gerl Hotel Wals
Hotel Gerl Salzburg Region, Austria - Wals

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