Ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
by Armen

Cray hot room.

Posted Jul 24, 2016 on Hotels
Our both rooms were extremely hot & couldn't sleep week at all. Ask front desk manager to change our room with an air condone , they claimed it wasn't available. What a waste of $165 a night on a cray hot hotel room. Their breakfast was great but I wouldn't recommend staying in this hotel unless they offer air conditioning room in a hot muggy summer days.
4 out of 5
by Eric from Scotland

Overpriced.

Posted Jul 23, 2016 on Hotels
Pool a little small in relation to picture on website. Information on room indicated a bath but only a shower available. Not sure if room had air conditioning...not visible nor sign of a control. SPA was excellent.
5 out of 5
by Marie from Maryland

Gartenhotel & Weingut Pfeffel Dürnstein is a 10

Posted Oct 4, 2015 on Hotels
The hotel was lovely as was the staff. The room was large with a great view of the Danube. The bed was very comfortable with nice linen. Bathroom and shower were great - very roomy. Hotel was very clean. We had dinner in the restaurant and it was one of the best meals we had our entire trip. Breakfast was excellent every day.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 19, 2015 by GH, Hotel Management
Dear Marie, thank you very much for taking the time to write those kind words, We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and would like to welcome you again soon. Yours, Family Pfeffel
4 out of 5
by gordon m from Charlottesville, Virginia

country/vineyard decorations

Posted Sep 25, 2015 on Hotels
Large, yet cozy feel of country hotel with wonderful breakfast room with outdoor terrace. Modern rooftop swimming pool with a so called relax spa zone designed for adults. Family vineyard and products featured. We had hoped to leave our car at hotel and walk in and out of Durnstein but the half mile walk was on an unlit and very busy road.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 5, 2015 by GH, Hotel Management
Dear Mr Gordon, thank you for taking the time to write those lovely words. We are happy that you enjoyed our Penthouse.SPA with the heated outdoor pool as well as the restaurant with many home made products. Our hotel is about 900 metres in the west of Dürnstein. As the Wachau valley is a worldwide known area, the days are very busy, nevertheless the nights are silent. We would like to welcome you once again and remain with the best regards from Dürnstein, Family Pfeffel & team of the Gartenhotel
5 out of 5
by James from USA

Gem on the Danube

Posted Nov 2, 2014 on Hotels
Delightful hotel in beautful location overlooking the Wachau valley along the Danube within walking distance of the lovely town of Durnstein and its castle ruins. Room was very spacious and comfortable. Restaurant on site was excellent, especially the wine from the owner's own vineyard on the property. Staff was very friendly and accomodating. Highly recommend a stay here.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 14, 2015 by GH, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to write those friendly words. We would be delighted to welcome you again! Yours Family Pfeffel & staff
5 out of 5
by Mike

Posted Aug 18, 2014 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 19, 2015 by GH, Hotel Management
Dear Mike, thank you very much for taking the time to rate our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and would like to welcome you again soon. Yours, Family Pfeffel
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 13, 2014 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 19, 2015 by GH, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for taking the time to rate our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and would like to welcome you again soon. Yours, Family Pfeffel
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 23, 2012 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 19, 2015 by GH, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for taking the time to rate our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and would like to welcome you again soon. Yours, Family Pfeffel
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Praveen from Dubai

Great place for family and couples

Posted Jul 21, 2012
Pros: Owners and their service quality
Cons: Carpet in the room
Best thing about this place is that the family which owns and runs the place are always there to make your stay special and pleasant. You are treated as a welcome guest and greeted with a smile all the time.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 14, 2015 by GH, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for writing those kind words. We are looking forward to welcome you again. With the best regards Family Pfeffel & team
3 out of 5
by Christine

Nice spa but rooms need updating

Posted Jun 3, 2012 on Hotels
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights as we were visiting the wine district. There are no air conditioned rooms in the hotel which meant we needed to have our window open in the evening and to sleep. This hotel is VERY close to the main road and one can hear the trucks and cars going by constantly as well as the barges travelling up the Danube. Food in restaurant is priced as high as the Schloss Castle/Restaurant but quality not as good.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 5, 2015 by GH, Hotel Management
Dear Mrs Christine, thank you for taking the time, to visit and rate our hotel. Our hotel offers the new room categories Smaragd, Genießerzimmer and Himmelsstiege as well as the Federspiel-rooms in the old part of the hotel. The hotel-information offers our guests descriptions of each room category. You have chosen the ancient part. The new part rooms are 40-50m², with bath room and separate toilet, ceiling cooling system (economic air condition) and a sun balcony overlooking the Danube. The ancient rooms are constructional from the 70ies. Therefore this room category is cheaper than the ones in the new part of our house. In both rooms included is the infrastructure of the hotel like the penthouse.SPA, breakfast buffet and parking place. This year's summer was one of the warmest and longest in the history of the Wachau valley. Our new part of the hotel is provided with an air heat pump system, which is no air condition, but a ceiling cooling system - so the inside temperature is approx. 9 degrees cooler than the outside temperature. As the room description is saying, the ancient part does not have a cooling system. The Wachau valley is known worldwide, therefore visited very well during the day, nevertheless in our region you will not find hotspots in the night or nightlife activities. We wish you all the best and remain with the best regards Family Pfeffel & team