Rated 5 out of 5 by Vincos Dreamlike Property in a Dreamlike Setting
OVERALL IMPRESSION: It’s the promise of staying in places like this one that keep me so loyal to the SPG program. Sheer perfection. Not hard to believe it was a favorite of Empress Sissi and the crowned heads of Europe right down to today.
SPG RECOGNITION: Spectacularly good. This is one of the those hotels that could rest upon its well-deserved laurels but constantly strives to out-do itself. They seem to make every guest feel like a king…and that’s the secret! Upgraded to a view suite (using a Suite Certificate). All special requests meticulously honored. Beautiful in-room Welcome Amenity. Personalized check-in and property tour. Complimentary access to the glorious Spa.
THE ROOM: Absolutely gorgeous one bedroom with incredible views in all directions.
LOCATION: It one of the most magnificent Alpine settings imaginable - we hit on perfect Autumn days and our pictures - taken from our room - look like postcards. Salzburg is a short drive away as well as numerous charming Alpine villages.
EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS: Everywhere. From lunch on the lakeside terrace to dinner in the fusion Asian restaurant to the Platinum Amenity enormous buffet breakfast. I loved the small but exceedingly charming Sissi Museum, the gorgeous grounds, the marvelous art and the genteel Old World service style of the staff.
DID NOT MEET EXPECTATIONS: Not a single element.
ONE THING TO KNOW: If you are planning a journey to Austria, make certain to include a stay here - it will be a highlight of your journey. This would be one points redemption splurge that really pays off.
January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ilaga4U Perfect Harmony ..
of service, fitting in the appropriate location.
Expected a lot after reading many of the overwhelming reviews prior of booking.myself - I can just confirm and underline all of them in every possible aspect. Too many highlights to mention them all. The most memorable once being, the excellent and personalised service that felt to come across very natural, the location with its history and amazing atmosphere and the open fire plce in the bar.
One of the best hotels that i have ever visited. Definitley the one that I felt most comfortable in.
December 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MoiraS Absolutely Amazing
We stayed for a romantic weekend in January, and while the hotel was very quiet (and nearly empty!) at this time of year, it was amazingly peaceful and serene. The staff met our every need, the food was delicious, and the facilities perfect. The spa really was a great experience. All of the staff wear traditional Bavarian outfits which adds to the authentic touch of an Alpine getaway. It's only a 15 minutes drive to downtown Salzburg where you can enjoy all of the sights and experiences of a beautiful European town. Highly recommended!
January 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by queencullen Austrian Experience
This is a beautiful hotel in a gorgeous location. Though the hotel itself is quite old, the staff keep it very clean and orderly. We stay at many five star hotels and while this hotel and staff are lovely, the five star touches were missing. There was no special treatment of our child; though the bath was deep and nice, there were no bathing extras - candles, bath salts; staff was nice and could have been more attentive - especially upon our arrival. Some of the best items include a dining room that overlooked a lake and mountains.
March 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LFCorsten Being a Princess and Prince during your stay
First I was a little scared of the price, but every dime you spent is well invested in an unforgettable experience. You drive down to the property and you are in a fairytale. The friendly staff welcomes you like the man of the house. The property is amazing and breathtaking. The walk trough the aisle and then arriving in an amazing room with the view on the lake absolute top notch.
The rooms are all different and wonderfully furnished.
There are so many highlights that I can't ention them all. The Lake for a refreshing swim as well the indoor pool and spa. The Restaurant and my personal spot is the bench next to the Schloss bar.
The historic tower was a set in the austrian/german sissi movies. You will love it.
Can't wait to get there end of June 2012 again.
June 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Irena Truly amazing
My husband and I stayed in this hotel during our Salzburg visit. Parking in the city is such a pain, so choosing a hotel that has a shuttle to take you to Salzburg was important to us. Besides its attractive lake location, the comfort and interior design of the rooms and the overall hotel was an amazing experience. We used the spa service as well, and have nothing but great things to say about the spa staff and facilities.
The manu in the Restaurant is the only thing that might need improvement.
May 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LA62 beautiful hotel on the lake!
We would surely recommend this beautiful hotel and spa on the pristine lake. We have a few comments for management ; mattress (in our room) was uneven, soft and uncomfortable, our room was too warm and AC not able to cool . Breakfast and bar service and food were excellent, but formal dining room service was disorganized and menu prices were very high with minimal menu options. Our room did not get "turn down" until we requested.
September 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MellowYellow6487 Honeymoon Hideaway
We stayed at this hotel for a week for our honeymoon. It was tucked away in a small town in the mountains, away from the hustle and bustle of any tourist areas. The atmosphere was very peaceful and the surrounding area was gorgeous. All of the staff were very accommodating and very helpful with recommendations and questions we had. We loved this hotel and would recommend it as well as consider returning in the future!
June 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paul97 Excellent
One of the highlights of our one month trip through Europe with the family was a 3 night stay at Schloss Fuschl. The location on a quiet lake in Austria can't be beat. We especially enjoyed the pool & hotub and the deck area by the lake. Food was excellent but too expensive. Staff and facilities top notch! Make sure you take the small boat across the lake.
July 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Arnie Superb Hotel and spa
This hotel met or exceeded all of our expectations, and was worth it to stay here rather than in Salzburg, which was about a 30 minute drive. We made the trip twice a day to take advantage of the sights, returning to the hotel for the spa, and then back to town for dinner. This hotel rates with some of the fine Oberoi hotels in India.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Travelman10000 Worth every penny!
Amazing hotel, everything was incredibly luxurious. The spa was amazing, I had a difficult time leaving! You will not be disappointed with the hotel, staff, spa and the view. The view of the lake is simply breathtaking. The hotel used to be a castle owned by the archbishop of Salzburg and it was completely renovated a few years ago.
January 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kay80 The Check IN Process
The gentleman who checked us in was absolutely the most helpful person. He has been an 8 year employee at the hotel and I believe service and helpfulness was his middle name. He gave me his card, but we are still traveling and I can't find it. At any rate, he made our stay.
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nscerri Definitely one of the best hotels
This is one of the most wonderful hotels I ever went. Its location is very nice. The service was excellent, and all the staff was very helpful. Breakfast is an experience and the quality and service is great. The SPA was very nice as well
I highly recommend this hotel.
October 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by FLYAIR FLYAIR
For me one of the best Austrian Hotels,
great location, cosy atmosphere, excellent service, friendly and efficient staff.
October 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JonW Great hotel, lovely surroundings
We only stayed a night but would love to come back. A Perfect place to relax and enjoy the great Austrian nature! The hotel is very nice and modern but has that great historical aura. We can really recommend this hotel for a weekend hideout!
October 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MJKo The best hotel I stayed ever
Every staff, from doorman to restaurant manager, is well trained so that you don't need to worry about service here. Cost is rather high but it's worth to pay. One bad thing is there are not many things to do if the weather is not good.
May 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Glider Great hideaway in nature
If being close to nature and breathtaking scenery is what you are looking for, this hotel is the place to visit. Wonderful property, Neat and clean, Didn't enjoy the F&B though, found it utterly overpriced.
November 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jacco1975 Wonderful environment
Wonderful hotel in a great natural environment. Hotel employees are very friendly, the service is at a great level!
September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by VSDaku01 Probably the best hotel I have stayed at !!!
The service could not be better !!
The rooms are great and luxurious. The location and site is wonderful. Actually when going on the "sound of music" tour, they point out the hotel as a landmark !
November 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mayday This hotel differentiates due to friendliness of staff
- beautiful location
- all staff members are very helpful and friendly
- very good food
- excellent SPA
- good quality in all aspects
- very romantic set up
- elegant rooms
February 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rs714 Amazing Hotel & Stay!
Beautiful Hotel, Excellent Service, Amazing Restaurant, Beautiful Setting, what more is there!
August 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RTLnl Excellent service
From the friendly reception to the surprises in the room, the beautifull facilities and extremely helpfull staff. This stay was one to remember.
February 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jussi75 Great hotel & service
We spent a reward night at the hotel and got a very nice junior suite.
The service was great all through the stay.
August 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Legaleagle Superb Luxury
The best luxury hotel ever, superb staff, unsurpassed food and excellent hospitality
April 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Spectacular setting
Wonderful appointments and extremely friendly staff!
August 7, 2012