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“A Warm Welcome at this Holiday Inn”
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Gasthof Simony
Ranked #14 of 16 Hallstatt B&B and Inns
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“A Warm Welcome at this Holiday Inn”
Reviewed March 29, 2005

We arrived for our short visit in Hallstatt in mid March 2005. After our shuttle across the lake from the train station (after our 2.5 hour trip from Salzburg) we quickly found the Simony around the corner. I walked in, saw no sign of anyone, a desk, or anything, so I turned back to the street to look for the other entrance. Soon the innkeeper Susanna stuck her head out and asked us "1st floor or 2nd floor?" She said that the key was in the door and to go on up, so we headed up some steps. Number 17 was quite a room, large and comfortable with soft beds covered with feather comforters and wool blankets. The bathroom was small, but serviceable, once you get the hang of the hand held shower. Our door opened out to a small balcony with an AMAZING view of the surrounding Hallstattersee and mountains. The day had turned wonderfully warm and sunny, the first spring day after a deep snow winter. We walked all over the town that afternoon, bought some Austrian rum at the local grocery (6 euros), went back to the room before dinner, poured some rum, and sat out on the deck to the sound of chirping birds, running snow melt, the city waterfall, and otherwise total silence. What a great hour in our lives!! That night we went the the Gasthaus Zur Muhle up on the hill a little for a dinner of Reinike trout caught in the lake and broiled with new potatos and green salad. What a treat! The little electric radiator, along with all our blankets, kept us very comfy through the cold Alpine night. We had to rise early to catch a train starting our day's trip to Venice. When we came downstairs our table was set for breakfast next to a little stove that held a blazing fire, and candles were lit in the room. What atmosphere! The breakfast was fine, with boiled eggs, meats, cheeses, fresh breads, fruity yogurt, cereals, juice, and coffee. Susanna was there in her house robe and we felt like guests in her private home, not paying customers, as we chatted. The Gasthof Simony is a home and a feeder. We left reluctantly, but the memory of our short visit in what is surely one of the most beautiful, spectacular spots on mother earth will stay with us forever.

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Reviewed November 15, 2004

Gasthof Simony is a real gem. It is right on the corner of the small square in Hallstatt, and the owner is a really sweet old lady. My room was very simply yet adequately furnished and the bed was one of the best I ever slept in, in my entire trip in Austria - soft, fluffy and warm as toast that you want to stay in there forever. (I went at the end of winter just before the start of spring). If you ask for it, you can get a room with a great view like mine, facing the beautiful lake and mountains. Facilities on the floor are also clean and well-maintained. The furniture, picture frames and deco makes you feels as though you are staying over at a friend's house, very homey.

The breakfast is fantastic, all sorts of breads, jams, meats etc...very filling. The rates - 35 Euros for a single is very reasonable too. It is also next to an ice-cream shop with great snacks.

Definite Recommendation!

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Property: Gasthof Simony
Address: Frau Susanna Scheutz | Wolfengasse 105, Hallstatt 4830, Austria
Location: Austria > Upper Austria > Hallstatt
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Ranked #14 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Hallstatt
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