Let me say immediately, that we take our Tripadvisor reviews VERY seriously.
We are very fortunate because we travel more than the average person - nearly 400 nights spent in hotels during the last three years - with almost as many fine lunches and memorable dinners in some of the best (and a few of the worst - either because there was no Tripadvisor review or we were in Provence) establishments in the world!
WE TRY NOT TO GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT VERIFYING OUR CHOICE WITH TRIPADVISOR.
If you read Tripadvisor reviews, and you separate out the fringe reviews, those with an axe to grind at the bottom end, and the owner's mistress/cousin at the top end, and then study several reviews from a varied cross-section of people you can usually deduce the right impression of a venue.
If several reviews report that the: "hotel room was shabby", well, the chances are, it will be even shabbier when you get there - if you are crazy enough to ignore the reviews.
Every time we have chosen to ignore a Tripadvisor review we have lived to regret it.
So, as I said, we take this kind of review very seriously, because we understand we are dealing with other people's happiness, other peoples finances, and more often than not, other people's few precious days every year of R&R - so deliberately misleading people is a selfish and unkind.
Hopefully we have established our credibility?
Having said that, if you are fortunate one day to visit Austria, and within Austria visit the little town of Werfen you will enjoy the "quirky" hospitality of the fabulous OBAUER BROTHERS!
And you might even by a handmade hat from the kick hat maker?
Forget the two Michelin stars, the two brothers are stars in their own right.
The hotel is what you would expect from a "Two Star Establishment".
Dinner is what you would expect from a "Two Star Establishment".
BUT BREAKFAST is what you would expect from GOD!
I have written elsewhere on Tripadvisor, that breakfast is not my favourite meal as it is difficult to enjoy a glass of wine with breakfast without feeling the need to say a few Hail Marys along with the Bloody Marys, but Austria - first in the Holmann Beletage, in Vienna - and then here, in Werfen, converted me to sitting back and enjoying the first meal of the day.
I am not going to attempt to describe breakfast at Obauer, as it would take pages and pages, suffice to say it is absolutely and totally sinful with a cornucopia of endless dish upon dish of sheer sophisticated delight that you don't need to eat again until the following week.
I have never advised friends or family to go somewhere for breakfast before... BUT GO AND STAY IN WERFEN... it is well "werf" it.
It is more than a "breakfast of champions" it is a champion breakfast!