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MAVIDA Wellnesshotel & Sport Zell am See
Ranked #25 of 42 Hotels in Zell am See
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 September 2012

We have spent a great weekend in this hotel. Very friendly staff, great cusine, nice rooms... shortly... very amazing place, with wonderful nature around it... there is very perfect atmosphere in this hotel, not so many visitors in off-seasson so you can have a very non-disturbing weekend.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Hi,
My family and I, stayed at the hotel for a week in august.
We stayed at the deluxe room which its location is terrible. It has a rail-way train passing by every few hours, and you can't sleep continueously.
The room was very small, the bed was uncomfortable, and we didn't even have a normal chair to sit on, infront of the table in the room.
The reception personal were not helpful at all and did not have information about things too do in the hotel area, even on the things that were shown on the website of MAVIDA. Their answer was: "go to a diferent hotel for the activities you want...".

The worst of all, was that the reception manager, insinuated that we have "also a child" in a referance as if we are snicking him in to the hotel, although he was one the four we booked - HOW RUDE!!
The food is graet and the restaurant personal are very very nice.

Room Tip: don't take the deluxe rooms...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

One of the pleasant surprises on our trip was this little gem of a hotel. I can't say enough about the helpful staff, the small but cozy room, the excellent cuisine we had while staying there, and how ideal the setting really was.

I would seriously recommend this to anyone visiting the area!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Maseroche
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We stayed in the Mavida for our honeymoon, 2 weeks in March 2012. And the reviews on tripadvisor we read before had well described what we could expect. The surroundings of the hotel are maybe not 100% romantic, with the village which has a bit of an industrial look, but the location between Zell am See and Caprun is excellent. Both ski areas are easy to reach (closest ski lift is about 7 min walk), with many, many lovely ski pistes.

Maybe the surroundings were not that romantic, the hotel was the more! The Mavida hotel is lovely, we had a nice room (to us it was not small, it is just the way the room is set up, with the bath in the middle of the room), the food is fantastic, every night a 5 course dinner (including the amuse) which you can choose yourself from a daily changing menu, the spa is romantic and calm, what more can we say... The service in general is good, although it's mainly the restaurant manager Andreas who gives you this feeling that you are special, so we would especially thank him for the lovely dinners & wines he served us!

The only thing that we were a bit dissapointed at, was the lack of a small honeymoon present when we arrived ;)

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

We stayed over the Easter weekend, family of four with two teenage daughters. The hotel is well designed and has a very contemporary feel. It's probably 10 minutes walk to the ski lift for Schmittenhoe, but we took the car, 10 mins in ski boots seems like an hour! There's masses of parking by the lift. We really enjoyed the skiing there and felt there was something for everyone. The hotel rooms are a good size and we liked the beds in the centre of the room making the best of the views of the mountains. Its probably not in the most popular part of Zell as its not directly on the lake, but this is more than made up for by the excellent spa facilities, charming bar and restaurant and friendly and helpful staff. The restaurant serves the best food we've ever eaten in a ski resort, and we like really good restaurants! Its not your classic mountain fayre, more fine dining. Zell itself is a very pretty little town, with stunning views. We couldn't find anything we didn't like about it, and the staff made you feel very special and that nothing was too much trouble. We'll certainly be back! Also best breakfast ever!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

After some serious research, we decided that a small town was would provide better value and cosiness than a big-time ski resort, and we were right - Zell Am See is quaint, friendly, and just the right size. We had full-board at the hotel which means breakfast, lunch, tea time, and a 4 course dinner daily, but if we didn't pick this option, I wonder where in town we could find a decent meal since pizza joints were a plenty but not much else in plain view. Like other reviewers mentioned, the food at the hotel is simply amazing - kudos to these top chefs.

Room size is fine - I can't really comprehend why some reviewers complained about it being too small. My only conclusion is that these reviewers are much too large.

3 main quibbles:

(1) Internet - we could not receive WIFI reception in our room (219), and had to resort to old fashioned ethernet, which a cable was provided by the hotel but it was not long enough to allow you freedom to place anywhere. Once connected, the speed is a snail's pace akin to dial up, but would spike to decent speeds once in a while only to fall back to super slow again. Will challenge even the most patient people!

(2) Beds - the mattress and pillows are super soft by default, although you are given a choice to change to a firmer option - we didn't bother.

(3) Full board includes all food but the hotel wasn't very clear on the inclusion of beverages - we had to ask several times and was explained the fine print. In a nut shell, all breakfast beverages are covered but all other drinks through-out the day are additional. Keep this in mind before you decide to splurge on booze during dinner while expecting freebies.

Room Tip: I requested a room with balcony facing the pool as per another reviewer's suggestion. Good tip...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

Can`t really understand the hype ... - Hotel of the year 2011 ? ... beg to differ ...

Pros:

Very very good food ... - restaurant delivers to 1 Mich. * standard - constantly ... we`ve never eaten better in a ski resort on half board ... really good

Our room - we booked their "Mavida-suite" - top end on their "room menu" ... nice - large - all the trimmings ... so yes ... A + again

Design elements and whole atmosphare - inside though - nice as well ... - chill out & feel good factors high ....

Con´s:

Zell am See/Kaprun skiing area smallìsh for ambitious skiers ... - after 6 days it does become a bit boring ..

Staff often not trained enough ... - overwhelmed ... also in their SPA

Free "Fingerfood" in the afternoon repetetive and again staff not able to cope with the onslaught ..

Recpetion staff friendly ok .. - but not helpfull at all when i discovered my new pair of ski´s where nicked on thier premises ... - no reaction at all ... - "your problem sir.... " well not ... i believe ..

Main issue for me ... Value for money ... - 2 adults 2 kids - including 2 Skipasses for 6 days - 2 btls/wine per day.. soft drinks (the usual...) - 7000.- Euros/7 days... .... hmmmm ... for 5 K i`d say yes .. will come again ... but itjust deosn`t feel rite ...

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Address: Kirchenweg 11, Zell am See 5700, Austria
Region: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Zell am See
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Zell am See
#18 Luxury Hotel in Zell am See
#19 Spa Hotel in Zell am See
Price Range: £94 - £212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — MAVIDA Wellnesshotel & Sport Zell am See 4*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amid a spectacular mountain landscape of the Austrian Alps, a few minutes walking distance from the valley station of the ski & hiking area “Schmittenhöhe” and the crystal-clear Zeller Lake, we have created a special retreat with a private atmosphere: The Mavida Wellness Hotel & Sport Zell am See. The special aspect about the Mavida is the combination and exclusiveness related to our 47 rooms/suites and his generously formed wellness-area with 1400m² Indoor - and Outdoor pool, Saunas and Relaxation rooms, varieties of selected beauty & body treatments. Unique personal spaces and relaxation. Every season have a very special offer in the region Zell am See: From alpine winter dream to the summer ski run on the glacier, the bike-and hiking trails at the Austria’s highest mountain the “Großglockner”. Our diversity of the sporting activities at Zell am See, combined with relaxing wellness hours, creates a perfect symbiosis for your freedom to stand out from everyday stress. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mavida Balance Hotel Zell Am See
Mavida Balance Hotel And Spa
Hotel Mavida Balance

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