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Place to stay in Hallstatt

I see Hallstatt is no longer included in the My Way Tour for 2018. I am signed up for Alpine My Way tour in May and would like to spend 2 nights in Hallstatt prior to the tour beginning. I received the Alpine guide book and while Hallstatt is mentioned there is no section for lodging. I would love to stay in a B&B.
Any suggestions?
Kathleen

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First, other than major chain hotels, most places in Germany/Austria are B&Bs, in that they include breakfast with your overnight room. If you want a really intimate place, look for a "Privatzimmer", a room in a private home. I would use this page on the Hallstatt website to look for the type of room you are looking for.

Also look for accommodations in Lahn, which is less than a km walk down the lakeside lane from Hallstatt, or Obertrauen, which is around the south end of the lake from Hallstatt.

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Hi. I took the My Way Alpine the first year and we did spend a night in Hallstatt. We stayed at Seehotel Grüner Baum right in the middle of town. My room was very nice. Some have balconies. There is outdoor seating right on the lake. I could not say if it qualifies as a B&B. I had a marvelous breakfast there - food and view.

Enjoy.

Debbie

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The hotel Gruner Baum is right on the water and has a good restaurant also, we stayed at the Gasthof Zauner which is at the end of Market Square and it is also very good with breakfast.
Mike

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Thank you very much I have sent a request in for Pension Sarstein. The Gruner Baum looks lovely but $250 a night is a bit out of my budget. I arrive in Salzburg in the morning and hope to be in Hallstatt by late afternoon. I am hoping to take the train.

Kathleen

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What is your arrival airport in Europe? Munich or Vienna or somewhere else?

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Emily,

I arrive in Salzburg 13:35 on 18 May. Is it realistic to arrive in Hallstatt the same day?

Thank you for your assistance,
Kathleen

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Again, what is your European arrival airport? It isn’t Salzburg....

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Depart
Frankfurt Int'l Airport
Frankfurt, DE
Friday, 18 May 2018
12:40 PM
Terminal 1 Arrive
Salzburg W.A. Mozart Airport
Salzburg, AT
Friday, 18 May 2018
1:35 PM

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Ok, I ask as it is now clear that you will enter the Schengen in Germany. In Salzburg, you’ll just grab your bags and go. By public transport, it’s going to take you 2.5-3 hours to get from the airport to Hallstatt. After taking the airport bus to the train station, you’ll take the bus to Bad Ischl and then get on the train for a short ride to the Hallstatt where you then get on a ferry or you also take a bus to Lahn. Kind of a schlepp. You’ll arrive anywhere from 5:15 - 7:00 pm. Or you could drive and be there in a little over an hour.

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Or you could drive and be there in a little over an hour.

This is very optimistic. I estimate 1:30 hours minimum, given the best circumstances (no traffic problems, good weather).

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Thank you very much for your kind assistance. I will not be checking bags so will be able to leave airport on arrival. I appreciate the help. I will most likely take public transportation as I will spend 2 nights in Hallstatt.

Kathleen

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Kathleen,

Another possibility in Hallstatt is Gasthof Simony which is right beside Seehotel Grüner Baum.

Grüner Baum is very nice but somewhat posh, while Simony is a bit older but also very comfortable. Both have some rooms with views of the lake. If you arrive by Ferry from the rail station, both hotels are only a few minutes walk. If you arrive by Bus to Lahn, the walk is somewhat longer.

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Ken,

Thank you for your suggestion. I have sent them an email this morning. It looks lovely. The other place was already booked with longer stays. I thought I was booking early but I guess not.

Kathleen

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There are many holidays in May, so I bet your dates correspond with one of those long weekends.

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We had a lovely 2 night stay at Gasthof Pension Gruner Anger! http://anger.hallstatt.net/?lang=en
Our room was large, immaculately clean and a hearty breakfast is included. The B&B is about a 5 minute walk from the village. Parking is included which was a real bonus, so you don't have a hassle of driving into Hallstatt. When we were searching for a place in Hallstatt, there were many establishments that would not book this far ahead, or their minimum number of nights was 3 or more. The Sulzbacher family was very responsive to our correspondence and hospitable during our stay. The price was extremely reasonable as well.

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Travelbug79,
Thank you for your suggestion and explanation it makes senses. I was able to book with Gasthof Simony. The place you suggested looks lovely. Next time....

Kathleen

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There's another random list from AbhinavSharma with no supporting comments. Do you just throw darts at a board, or do you want to give some reasons behind the suggestions?

Please put some meat on the bones. Have you stayed at each, or is this just a list from a website?