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“Simply brilliant”
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Hotel Gruener Baum
Ranked #22 of 43 Hotels in Zell am See
Certificate of Excellence
Rosenheim, Germany
2 reviews
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“Simply brilliant”
Reviewed July 24, 2011

Very pleasant and friendly staff, rooms very nice and big, very cosy beds, big balcony, bathroom very spacious with a lovely walk-in shower.
Breakfast buffet more than sufficient but may not please some english people as there is no bacon, sausage and fried egg ( but then again you are not in Britain ;-) You do feel as if you were in little Dubai though as there are many tourists from the Arab Nations in the streets.
Halfboard dinner was good value for money with 2 choices of main course. Nice desserts.
All in all the hotel is highly recommendable - would definitely go there again but maybe in another season.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2011

Arrived to warm welcome from the reception girl - had 2 rooms on 3rd floor facing the mountains. The rooms are large and bright and well decorated. The bathrooms are large with separate toilet and separate large shower. Everywhere was immaculately clean.
Breakfast was very good and served in the dining room across the road in the pension. We also ate dinner there and, although this was a set menu, at 10 euros it was great value. The lady serving in the dining room was lovely and always smiling and friendly.
The location is perfect right in the middle of the pedestrian precinct and the car parking was very useful (you have to get a token from reception to get out of the car park but this was no trouble at all).
On Wednesdays during July and August there is a festival in the evenings and the hotel restaurant has a huge grill cooking different meats, this was really good and we ate there. There are musicians all over the town and it's a great evening.
Also try the Irish bar just down the road as the atmosphere is good.

Room Tip: Great to sit and have a drink on the balcony after a days walking in the mountains
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 12, 2011

we had a lovely stay in this hotel the rooms was loads better then expected. the hotel is very tradtional and beautiful. the staff are extremelly freindly and helpful. breakfast was lovely. the rooms where a very nice size and the bathroom was amazing it had a wet room, bath and separate toliet. the rooms and the hotel were very clean and well looked after. we eat in the hotel resurant and the food and service was very good. perfect location not far from lake, bus stop, nightlife, shops and ski lift.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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ireland
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33 reviews
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Reviewed March 29, 2011

Booked direct with the hotel which they made very simple. Was staying for a weeks skiing with my son. Room and bathroom must have been refurbished as the bathroom in particular was like new. Both a good size with balcony overlooking front of hotel. Stayed half board and breakfast was adequate and dinner was pretty good but not excellent. Food in the bar is better and service in the hotel is as good as it gets! Family run hotel and all staff get to know you very quickly and this adds to the overall welcome. Location is superb if like us, you want to be in the centre of town and you dont like having to take buses to the ski lifts as city express takes 5 mins in your ski boots, less if you use lockers. I had to cut short my trip due to injury and they had to charge me for the entire week but thats in their terms and conditions and it was covered by my insurance. I think food could be improved on. Other hotels of similar standard offer better food but this is the hotel i will be returning to next year!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Budapest, Hungary
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2010

Just visited there for a long weekend season start skiing. I spotted out the hotel (tried the restaurant a couple of times) on previous stays in Zell am See, but this was the first time, they had vacancy. The hotel is a family run business, must have had a pretty impressive expansion during the past years, since they own most of the surrounding premises.

Location is a really big hit: Zell am See city center, at the edge of the pedestrian zone. Free parking in the garage under the appartement building. Both main square or the city center is only a few steps away. Zell am See ski slopes talstation; is not close, but accessible on foot, if the bottom slopes are open (were not yet).

Our rooms were in the hotel building, newly build or renovated rooms, in an excellent condition, cleanliness really meets the highest standards. Spacious bathroom with a separated toilette and a shower. Furnishing is nothing special, but far ok for its category. I personally liked the big wardrobe, there was enough space to put up all the stuff...

Breakfast: pretty good selection, was really satisfied with it.
Dinner: I am not really a half-board guy, really prefer eating out, but this time we were only boys and took the easiest way. 3 course menu, with a 2 option selection on the entree. Mainstream dishes, nothing special but a pretty good value for the 12euros.

There is also a sauna and relaxing area available, enjoyed it much after freezy wholeday skiing.. .

Overall we really had a high opinion on the family business style, continuous efforts are visible, both family members and staff are really nice we had a really good time there. Not to forget about their admirable practice of leaving the hotels reception desk for the prettiest family member, really worth a look for that reason too... :)

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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Maidstone
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77 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2010

We stayed at the Gruner Baum for just over a week in eptember and had a great time. The hotel is in an excellent location, just off of the main square in the town. This does lead to a little noise at night but nothing major at all. Breakfast was very good with an excellent choice of fresh food and very helpful staff in the breakfast room. The rooms were very clean and modern with a flat screen TV and european satalite channels including several English channels. No kettle or fridge in the room. Reception staff always happy to help. The sauna area is a real treat. The perfect way to relax in a beautiful relaxing area of the hotel with amazing showers and it was almost always deserted. Also on our final day we left before breakfast was served. Eva, the receptionist, kindly refunded of the fee for breakfast that day.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Maastricht
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2009

I recent;y stayed in this hotel for 2 nights and can't recommend it to other travellers. First of all the room was the smallest I ever stayed in (prison cell like), below average decoration, located underneath the roof and very hot. Even more annoying was that the room was situated at the hotelside that was extremely noisy. Bars at the corner of the hotel kept producing loud music and screeming drunk people. Even my earplugs couldn't prevent me from having a very bad night. Then at early morning, the hotel staff produced much noice during their terrace construction activities. Second night the same scenario, with the extra bonus that at 7 in the morning, extremely loud machine noises errupted (pavement constructions?). Another dissapointment was my dinner there, below mediocre quality, not culinary at all (I could easily do better myself). The second evening I decided to eat somewhere else, which was a good decision. Most dissapointing at all was the attitude of most of the staff: unmotivated, unfriendly, not hospital; they even made you feel unwelcome. There was this atmosphere of 'hey, we're just doing our job for the money - your money!'. Only three positive exceptions to the rule: the breakfast, the sauna/welness department and to conclude with, the girl - I suppose Katharina- at the reception who was very 'nett' (nice). She earned the two points for hotel service, otherwise I would have given them zero...

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Gruener Baum
Address: Seegasse 1 | Sebastian-Horl-Strasse 5, Zell am See 5700, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Zell am See
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Zell am See
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gruener Baum 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our family-run hotel is centrally located on the pedestrian zone in the famous mountain town of Zell am See - in the south of Salzburg province. Free car parking is available in our hotel-owned underground garage or adjacent to the hotel. All our rooms and apartments are equipped with modern facilities, including complimentary wireless Internet. Our cuisine is traditional Austrian and our à la Carte restaurant is well established as one of Zell am Sees most popular dining destinations. The Zeller lake, the mountain cable cars of the Schmittenhöhe and the stylish nightlife of Zell am See are all within a few minutes walking distance from the Hotel Grüner Baum. The golf course in Zell am See (36 holes), the Kitzsteinhorn glacier skiing resort and the newly built Tauern SPA in Kaprun are only a short car drive away. Throughout the region a wide variety of exciting cultural and sporting events, beautiful golf courses and not forgetting the breathtaking panoramic views of the Alps await you! ... more   less 
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