Stayed 9 nights while visiting relatives in the area. Lovely room with balcony - view of the morning sun hitting the tops of the mountains was so relaxing. Some rooms are modern decor, ours wasn't with traditional dark furniture with typical hand painted decorations. The room was plenty big enough, had 2 windows on different aspects, loads of storage, the mirror was even close enough to the electrical socket so you could dry your hair in front of the mirror and there was enough storage in the large shower room (both failings of other B&B's we've been in). Very clean with comfy beds.
Continental breakfast was the best we've come across in a b&b. Lovely fresh rolls, butter not in silly packets, meats, cheese, jam and a boiled egg if you want one, tea/coffee and juice - you will be offered more if you manage to eat that lot.
Owner was fantastic - lovely welcome, she speaks fluent English, really helpful and friendly - if you need anything, just ask. Obviously family friendly although we didn't have kids with us. We got breakfast early on our last day - she was up anyway doing breakfast at 6am for some workers. Lovely new light breakfast room but the 'old' one is cosy and traditional too.
Location is great if you want to be connected - close to main routes and easy to get public transport to Salzburg. There was a little road noise in our room (number 4, top right on the pictures with the pool in front) but the shutters on the windows will block it out at night and it's not intrusive - the houses are so well insulated you'll not hear much.
Hallein is a nice town too - I wouldn't bother with the salt mine again. Wasn't terribly informative, you can read up on it better, but we had a nice walk up to the church from there - lovely views, sat on a bench under the trees. For the salt history I'd go to Hallstadt instead on the lake.
Didn't try the pool though it looked inviting - just a bit too cold still in early May.
Wifi was good, only downstairs in the conservatory and breakfast areas, 7am-10pm, good enough.
No tea making stuff in the rooms - I don't think it's usual in Austria/Germany - but there is a kettle and stuff to make it downstairs (free). Just bring your own mini-flask with milk if you're English - creamer in tea is not nice.
You can even help yourself to a bottle of beer and leave a note as to what you've had and pay for it later.
Overall, the atmosphere was like being invited into someone's home as a guest, and being very well looked after.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This popular Bed & Breakfast (3 star comfort) situated on the outskirts of Hallein, is easy to reach from the Tauernautobahn A10. It offers free parking, a heated outdoor-pool, spacious garden, comfortable winter garden and is suitable for children (playground, toys, baby cot). Our newly added studios are large and spacious (23m²) and offers two rooms one for adults and one for children, or alternatively for two couples. Both rooms are fitted with a flat screen TVs and the oiled oak floor provides a warm touch. The studios open onto large balconies which look onto a lush garden setting on which you can enjoy the afternoon and evening sun in a relaxing atmosphere All our standard rooms are comfortable and have an en-suite bathroom, as well as telephones and TV. We offer rooms suited for singles up to 5 persons. Some of rooms have their own balconies.Cots and a large variety of toys are also available.Regrettably pets are not allowed. ... more less