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Hotel Schernthaner
Ranked #1 of 16 St Gilgen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

Have stayed at four hotels during my current trip and this was by far the best. It's all about service really. Other hotels might have an even better view (though the view of the Schafberg from our balcony was rather impressive) but the service is what counts.

On arrival we were given a warm and heartfelt welcome from the proprietor. She always seemed to be cheerful, and this made the whole place feel happy. Everything was clean and in.working order. The balcony was lovely. The breakfasts good. The advice we had on how to spend our days spot on too.

St Gilgen is a lovely village. We were very pleased we decided to stay here rather than in St Wolfgang, which is nice for a day visit but just that bit more crowded and touristy.

We did three day trips- a walk to St Wolfgang via Falkenstein, which was really lovely; the trip up to Schafberg on the steam train; and best of all, the cable car to Zwolferhorn and a walk all the way down from the top.

Thoroughly recommended!

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

This hotel enhances the town of St Gilgen and the Wolfgang See. A tradional decored hotel with the usual friendly atmosphere associated with the Austrians.

Plenty of local bars/bistros within easy walking distance. Whether you want to relax by the lake or be adventourous The Schernthaner offers the perfect start and finish to your day.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank BritGilching
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

This hotel is one of those delightful and very rare finds these days. The hotel is located on the edge of town but very close to all amenities, cable car, bus station, restaurants and a very easy walk to the lake. The owner has every right to be very proud of her authentic and very comfortable establishment offering nothing but the very best hospitality. We will definitely not only recommend this hotel but will be back ourselves in the future.

Room Tip: All the rooms we saw were good but our room at the back looked directly at the mountains and beautif...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Britdgk
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

Stayed 1 night at this hotel in October 2011. In spite of quite low price (50 euro per night) I got an immaculate clean well-equipped room with a free WiFi, nice bathroom. This is a new family-runned hotel in an ancient building. The owner is a very nice helpful lady. I liked most the breakfast room - cosy, with a lot of local artefacts, very clean, wooden tables, nice tableware, incredibly good food, everything done with the best possible service.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank ksenia S
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

Hotel Schernthaner in St.Gilgen has already had such rave reviews, that I wouldn’t know what else to add. But I still insisted to myself, so here goes. Its’ strategically located- a hundred meters from the St. Gilgen main bus station, the cable car station and close to restaurants. The SPAR supermarket is about half a kilometer from the hotel which you could easily reach by a short walk or by using the free bikes which felt so convenient. As a couple with a 10 year child visiting in late August 2011, we had a spotlessly clean large room on the second floor with a nice view from the balcony overlooking the street. There’s an elevator which helped us with our baggage on the way up. The room had a dining table with chairs and just outside, opposite our door, was a common kitchenette with everything you wanted- refrigerator, microwave, cutlery, etc. The beds and mattresses were spacious and very comfortable. On the first night, it was extremely warm and our hostess, Anne, obliged immediately with a table fan. The dining room was well decorated and the breakfast was nice but not extraordinary. Anne oozed with warmth and hospitality. She went out of her way to help us with information on events in and around St. Gilgen. All our doubts regarding necessity of car hire vanished due to the excellent public transport of which we made full use. We stayed almost a week and covered most areas in and around St. Gilgen. We’ve stayed in many family inns and hotels in Europe and rate Schernthaner in the top 5%. Some facts and figures: 1 week bus pass on the bus route Salzburg – Bad Ischl costs €33.6 per person with unlimited use. The pass can be purchased from the driver on your first trip.
Day 1 – we travelled from Munich to Salzburg and then on to St. Gilgen by bus. Rest of the day in St. Gilgen. Day 2 (Hallstatt) – we travelled by bus to Bad Ischl. The Bad Ischl – Hallstatt – Bad Ischl train ticket cost for 2 adults + 1 child 16.2€. The Hallstatt ferry for a return journey cost us 12.8€. The family pass to the salt mines in Hallstatt cost us 50€. The painted skulls museum cost us 3.5€. Day 3 (Salzburg) – we took the bus to Salzburg and spent the day there. The bus Salzburg – Hellbrun – Salzburg ticket cost us 10.6€. The Schloss Hellbrun tickets cost us 23.5€. Day 4 (St. Wolfgang) – we took the bus to Strobl and then hiked to St. Wolfgang. The Schafbergbahn tickets cost us 65.5€. We returned to St. Gilgen by the last cruise boat which cost us all 16.5€. Day 5 (Dachstein Ice caves) - we took the bus to Bad Ischl. The train journey Bad Ischl – Obertraun – Bad Ischl cost us 22.5€. The bus from Obertraun to Dachstein return journey cost us 9€. The tickets to Dachstein Ice caves were for 75€. Day 6 (St. Gilgen and nearby) – we hiked and biked a lot on this day and used the bus for our rides to nearby towns. We went to do the Sommerdelbahn (tobogganing) which cost us 30€ for 2 trips for each of us. Day 7 – we checked out and took the bus to Salzburg, then left by train to Zell Am See.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank sunkool
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

Stayed for one night wat a pity... Loved the owner, she has placed great thoughts into decorating the whole place makes it really homely for the guest. And I love how she place the eggs in the "hen " in the breakfast area. There is wifi in the room!! And the location is near to the bus station and the the central Christmas market. Best of all We pay less than 100 euro cldnt believe it :)

  • Stayed: December 2011
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2  Thank faithfu7
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

St. Gilgen is a lovely little alps town. Not far from Salzburg and Halstatt. Great day trips and also fun to just wander around the town. A nice couple of days respite from Vienna. The hotel is family run and so very friendly. Lovely rooms and a very good breakfast.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Schwarzenbrunnerstrasse 4, St Gilgen 5340, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > St Gilgen
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in St Gilgen
Price Range: $125 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Schernthaner 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Schernthaner Hotel Sankt Gilgen

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