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Seehotel Schwan
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Gmunden
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 24, 2014

Pleasant hotel with a great location. Rooms are nice, spacious and clean . Food in the restaurant is fine. Magnificent views over the Traunsee. Easy to walk around the city and to the local points of interest (lakefront, cable car to Grunberg)

Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Travelling on business, I needed somewhere to stay for the weekend before a Monday appointment. My customer suggested the Seehotel Schwan. It was a fantastic choice. The hotel sits beside a beautiful lake and you can enjoy the view of the snow covered mountains. The town is very quiet...outside of long walks, I didn't do much, but the point was to relax.

The staff is courteous and professional. I had no problems using English to communicate.

The room was modern and clean. Excellent shower pressure (important) and excellent wifi connectivity (very important!). Lots of TV channels although only two in English. My room had a waterbed. I slept well during my stay.

There is no laundry service over the weekend and no laundromats open in the town (in fact, all the shops seem to close Saturday afternoon and all of Sunday). Also, there is no fitness center at the hotel.

If I come back to this area for business, I will definitely stay here.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have been several times in the Seehotel Schwan in Gmunden, and I will go there again for sure. The hotel is directly on the lake Traunsee, in the town centre of Gmunden. It is built on a historic site that dates 500 years back (you can see parts of old wall in the reception), the style is traditional Austrian style, lovingly decorated with attention to detail. It is cosy and comfortable. It is clean. The rooms are wide enough for international traveller's luggage. The staff and owners are very friendly. It is worth while to pay the extra bit for a lake view. The view is breathtaking (I use it as a screensaver). The breakfast buffet is excellent and generous, seating is in a traditional Austrian dining room with unforgettable views to the lake and to the plaza with the old town hall (with spire and carillon) and the boat jetty. The hotel has a good restaurant. A tram station to the railway station is in walking distance (one can roll the suitcase). The local bus station is just outside the hotel. You can walk along the lake promenade and to the funicular. The hotel and its location are ideal.

Room Tip: The slightly higher price for an unforgettable lake view is absolutely worth while
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Renate S
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We had three wonderful nights at the Seehotel Schwan. The room was good size and very clean. We were on the second floor and our room had a balcony overlooking the lake. What a spectacular view. The weather was overcast and rainy but the view of the lake and mountains was wonderful. The lake boats are a very short distance from the hotel and we enjoyed our tour around the lake. The breakfast left something to be desired; however, we had our evening meal at the hotel and it was very good. The servers could have been a little more friendly. This is a beautiful area of Austria and we hope to return. We would definitely stay at the Seehotel Schwan. The owners were very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Barble7
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

The hotel is located in the centre of town overlooking the lake making it very accessible for all the town has to offer.
The room was large and modern with flat screen t v, work desk and mini bar. The bathroom had a bath with shower cubicle and hand basin and a separate loo. There was also a balcony with superb views over the lake.
Breakfast was a self service continental buffet which had everything needed to start the day.
All the staff were vey friendly and helpful and I would definately reccommend this hotel for anyone looking for a hotel in this beautiful area of Austria.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the lake have great views and are very quiet
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

I have stayed at the Schwan many times before. Every year they remodel some of the rooms. This time I got a completely remodeled room. View to the Lake. The room was what you would expect at a high end New Hotel. The dinning room has been re done with new fabrics and curtains. Also very elegant. They got rid of the old elevator and have a new modern one. Realy a lot of expensive upgrades. Now they need to do the lobby.

Room Tip: Don't let the lobby fool you. It still needs a re model. Ask for a lake view and if your lucky a...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank Travel4Joe
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed at Seehotel Schwan for one night in September and had a room with a balcony overlooking the lake. The view from our room was just amazing!

The room itself is spacious and beautiful with great character finishes such as a wonderful chandelier and wood sculpted head board.

The bathroom was big and modern, and the bed was very comfortable.

The location is great right in the small town centre but directly on the lake. We envisioned spending a week here in this hotel on this quiet lake reading and writing and enjoying the spectacular scenery.

We will certainly return!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Rathausplatz 8, Gmunden 4810, Austria
Location: Austria > Upper Austria > Gmunden
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Gmunden
Price Range: $151 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Seehotel Schwan 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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