Ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5.0 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
5.0 Room comfort
5.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Familiesby Chad from Austin, Texas
Amazing stay in historic castlePosted Jul 4, 2014 on Hotels.com
We spent 3 days at Schloss Saalhof in June. What an experience! I had researched it extensively on the internet so I knew somewhat what to expect, but my expectations were exceeded once we arrived. As the name implies, this is a real castle dating from the 17th century. It is also a working farm, which means they have fresh milk, preserves, meats and schnapps that they produce on-site. This makes for an amazing breakfast! The rooms were spacious and immaculate, the grounds were filled with plenty of activities for our 9-year-old (trampoline, swings, etc.), and the views of the surrounding mountains were incredible. It's located about 10 minutes from Zell am See, but the village of Maishofen is within walking distance and has everything you need (restaurants, grocery store, bakery). This is a great base for taking in everything the surrounding area has to offer, and the Riedler family will make you feel right at home. Highly recommended!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Cambridge ON Canada
Castle Saalhof - a PERFECT place to stayPosted Jul 7, 2011 on Hotels.com
Like many other travellers, we found Castle Saalhof on the internet. Great luck! We booked for 3 nights in late May, but ended up staying for 6. Your hostess Kathrin is gracious and friendly,speaking German, English, French and Italian. She knows what to do and see in the local area and has brochures for many of the attractions. The town of Zell am See (and associated lake) is less than 10 minutes away by car. We were there for a hiking holiday, so the location was perfect. Close to the Schmittenhohe gondola, the Grossglockner High Alpine road, Krimml Falls, but a bit farther from the Zillertal Alps hikes (Schlegeisspicher reservoir). The rooms were very modern, clean, and quiet. Ours had a small kitchenette, satellite TV and high speed internet. You can do laundry for 3Euros if you're on an extended trip with limited clothing. Fresh bread and eggs can be provided daily on request (it's on a working farm) for a minimal cost. Fresh milk always available, as well as a shot of homemade Schnapps on arrival! Grocery store, ATM, restaurants within 5 minutes walking. There's even a restaurant across the road which has great salads and pizzas for a very reasonable cost. Basically, you WILL NOT be dissapointed staying at the Castle. We highly recommend it! (for the sceptics: we do not work there nor are we getting paid to write this!) Book with confidence.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Manchester, United Kingdom
Amazing getawayPosted Mar 18, 2010
This wonderfully renovated castle made a perfect location for my ski trip. Kathrin was a wonderful hostess. She collected me from the train station in the wee hours of the morning and helped with a loan of her laptop when mine was unable to connect to the internet. It should be noted that because this is a castle, the thick walls do not permit WiFi. So be prepared to come with a USB Ethernet connector. Kathrin provides plenty of ethernet cables as required.