Oh, what a disappointment. We stayed at the hotel a few years ago and loved it. Having visited St Wolfgang many times since and getting off the boat at the Schafberg station, we had walked by the so called Romantik Residence owned by the hotel. The brocure makes them look attractive. I had enquired in the past and they were very expensive. However, wanting just a short break in the Salzkammergut, we found a price on 'Bookings.com', which while still very expensive for self-catering (123 euros per night for a 2 person appartment), we decided to go with it because of the expected quality of accomdation and the location. Now I must try to be fair, as when we stayed in the hotel at the end of May one year the weather was glorious and this time the weather was rather wet and so that it not the hotel's fault.
However, we recognise that 'you get what you pay for' and have learned that to get good quality self-catering in Austria you need to pay 70 - 90 euros a night. The inside of the appartment did not match the price. It all seemed quite dated. The seating was uncomfortable. The kitchenette had no micowave, no toaster and no dishwasher, which one really would expect for that money. Worst of all, the appartment turned out to be in the loft. My wife has bad legs and climbing over 67 stairs every time we went out (or more accuratly, every time we came in) ,really spoiled the holiday.
Sleep quality was poor due to the windows having woefully inadequate blinds. At dawn the light streamed in through the window around the gaps left by the blinds.
As a guest you do have complimentary use of the lovely swimming facilities at the main hotel but we only used these once. This is because guest in the main hotel change for swimming in their rooms and come down in their bath rooms. If you are staying in the appartments you arrive in the spa area fully clothed and stand out rather. With British reserve we felt uncomfortable amongst the ;proper guests.
On the positive side, the view was fantastic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel combines Austrian tradition with modern lifestyle. The unique location directly on the lakeshore and the wonderful view of surrounding mountains can be enjoyed everywhere at the White Horse Inn. Some of the hotel's new amenities include: 1,500qm Spa in the Lake with 30C degree heated lake pool; spacious sun terrace; first floating Jacuzzi in the lake; SOOL steam bath with relaxation room and 180qm Spa & Beauty for relaxing body and mind. The Seerestaurant has its own profile here. We are looking forward to your reviews. Seerestaurant im Hotel Im Weissen Rossl ... more less
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- Romantikhotel Im Weissen Roessl Hotel St. Wolfgang