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Villa Excelsior Hotel & Kurhaus
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Bad Gastein
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 8, 2013

The Old and Stylish place. You feel like hundred years ago. Common places you can sit, read, play chess or simply think. Breakfast with all you need. The dinner with five courses - choose in the morning, savor in the evening. Absolutely delicious. Rooms furnished with stylish, old furniture. Yes, you are in Old Austria. Excellent service: competent, friendly owners help with anything you need. Rooms very nice, fairly big. OK - a few grumbling in the end because previous opinions looks almost incredibly: an armchair needs some repair, there is a problem with noisy trains (especially during nights) so closing a window is almost a must. But - definitely recommended place!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We stayed at villa excelsior for one week in July 2013 and it was amazing: the location is great, the food is delicious and the service (Christof - the owner himself - and his wife) was perfect. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Gmarkr
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have stayed for one week there. Rooms are clean and spacious. Meals are excellent, we were on half-board. The lunches are exquisite as in a 5 star hotel, no regrets. Hotel administration is very welcome. definitely this hotel is worth visiting.

Room Tip: Ask rooms on the floor with sauna. Very comfortable and with big bathroom
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank LenaAlena
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

My fyrst skitrip,and this is the best tripp ever,the hotel was superb,and the staff also and the food
I am preparing next trip 2014.I think the lokation of the hotel is a big plus,you feel like home
Thanks

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Thank ARNAR O
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Christof E, Inhaber at Villa Excelsior Hotel & Kurhaus, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Dear Oscar,
thanks for your comment! We are looking forward to have you back here!
Best regards
Christof & Johanna

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

I have only good words to say about this hotel :) It is nice, clean, cosy and has a good atmosphere. Can you imagine a huge vase of fresh flowers on the table at the entrance in the middle of January? :) The room was very warm (well, I had to open the window at night...). Hot or cold water coming in few seconds (never missing, even when everybody come back take shower at the same time). :) I had a beautiful view of Bad Gastein (panorama room at the top of hotel, No 30). Breakfast is good. Always at the same table. In the morning you find a menu of dinner, so you need to choose. Dinner: salad bar (eat as much as you want) + soup or cold snack (herring, chicken or etc) + hot dish (meat, fish or something vegetarian) + desert. Food is delicious.
Personel of hotel is fantastic: kind, positive, helpful. Perfect service!
There is a free parking, free sauna, free shuttle bus to the ski lift (you need to sign up at the reception). There is also a heated room for ski boots at the hotel.
WIFI is 10 euro per stay.
To the center of Bad Gastein there is a Kaiser promenade (takes 5 - 10 min) on foot.
Well, I would strongly recomend this hotel.

Room Tip: Room No 30 has a beautiful panorama view of Bad Gastein. We were a company of friends, so my room wa...
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Christof E, Inhaber at Villa Excelsior Hotel & Kurhaus, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Hello to Vilnius,
thank you so much for your kind words and the helpful information for other guests! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel and send our kindest regards
Christof & Johanna

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Reviewed September 5, 2012

...... natural source water comes out of the tap, you find it in your own bath tube, local swimming pool, many rippling streams, lakes and spas: wherever, in- or outside you find: mineral water. These waters are in the middle of green tree oceans. In wintertime the green mountains become a white ski paradise. The snow paints our white fairytale: Villa Excelsior Hotel and Apartments!

We have visited accommodations around the world. This privately owned hôtel is the only one we come back to, again and again. After our first introduction by German friends at Christmas 2008 we enjoy once or twice a year Hôtel Excelsior in Austrians Bad Gastein. We are impressed with the owners hospitality and its pleasant atmosphere. The kitchen is excellent, and makes use of local health food; the rooms are cozy, furnished with antiquities. We witness that the hotel keeps its promises (http://www.villa-excelsior.at, google hangout at http://www.google.com, twitter with http://www.twitter.com, facebook via http://www.facebook.com).

Bad Gastein has summer and winter, in- and outdoor facilities for all ages: walking, spa, hiking, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, local markets, horse and carriage tours, mountain biking, hang gliding, hunting, name it .... next to one or more days site seeing or shopping trips to Salzburg, Innsbruck or other beautiful cities.

Imagine, since middle ages bath guests pilgrimage to Gastein for its radon wellsprings. Although not ill, we enjoy the baths to obviate illness and nurture our health and well being.

We benefit from the hoteliers advices to choose just that walk or hike which fits our preferences or needs. They know the more than 70 walks and hikes, for adults, kids and the whole family, by their own experience and take time for personal advice.

Hotel Excelsior is situated on the Kaiser Wilhelm Promenade, one of the many horizontal paved walking ways. The hotel is a doorway to

1. a 10 minutes beauty-walk to the centre of Bad Gastein
2. the city center waterfall
3. the mountains, mineral water filled swimming lakes and pools
4. the spa at 32 degrees Celsius (°C)
5. plenty hikes and walks
6. beautiful shopping and city centres, such as Salzbug, Innsbruck ...
7. many cultural attractions such as spa and jazz concerts
8. ...

We recommend Hotel Excelsior and Apartments to our friends, family and business partners.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

The best hotel I ever been to. The service is excellent and the food is sooooo good! They really care about there visitors. They would help you with anything. The location is close to the city, maybe a walk for 5 minutes. If you are going to Bad Gastein this is the place to stay at!!! A star quality hotel whit charm. Thank you so much!

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Address: Reitlstrasse 20, Bad Gastein 5640, Austria
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Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Bad Gastein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bad Gastein
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bad Gastein
#2 Spa Hotel in Bad Gastein
#4 Family Hotel in Bad Gastein
Price Range: $97 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Excelsior Hotel & Kurhaus 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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