The Pension Sarstein is every bit as good as all the tripadvisor reviews. It is one of the most peaceful places I have ever been.
We stayed in room #1 and had a lovely balcony with breathtaking views of the lake. We spent many hours relaxing in a chair by the lake, drinking wine and enjoying the view.
Breakfast is adequate with coffee, cereals, yogurt, rolls, jams and boiled eggs on request.
There is a shared fridge in the breakfast area that guests may use.
There is no parking at the pension, however the price of your room includes the use of the Hallstatt shuttle. We used the shuttle 3 times and did not have any problems. The owners can inform you of the shuttle schedule.
I really do not want to fault this hotel on anything because of the beautiful location and excellent price, but I feel there are a few things that need to be noted: Our reservation stated that we would have a bathroom "just for us." I assumed this meant that it was in the room, but it was not. There was a sink in the room, which was nice, but no shower or toilet. That was located across the hall. Upon check in, it was again mentioned that the toilet and shower were "just for us," but there were numerous occasions that proved otherwise (toilet seat left up, towel on the floor, dirty footprints in the shower...). This is the first bathroom that someone sees when they enter the hotel, so if they didn't realize it was not for public use, it is easy to see how someone would just use it. I think this problem could easily be eliminated by adding the word "private" on the outside of the door. Perhaps other rooms are better appointed?? You may want to ask about this when reserving a room.
One other thing to mention...the towels provided are washed (most likely without fabric softener) and then dried in the sun. They are adequate but very scratchy.
Even with my two little complaints, I would recommend this hotel to anyone and plan to return again someday!
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