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“Quality and good value for money near Salzburg”
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Hotel Gerl
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Wals
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Nice surrounding area, near Salzburg, close to the highway, clean location, good breakfast, free parking, very nice outdoor pool and garden. Ask for a comfort room facing the pool. Could be a good idea for the owner to try a heating system for the pool.

Room Tip: comfort room facing pool, first floor
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

A very cheap and comfortable place, situated in the outskirts of Salzburg, 15-20 minutes away from the city centre and close to the German border. The room was very comfortable and warm, rich buffet breakfast and really really nice and helpful staff (a big A plus for Heike Carlin, she was absolutely fantastic in making our stay there as great as possible!) They organized a New Year Eve dinner and a trip to the salt mine for us. For my next trips in Salzburg, I have my favourite hotel now ;)
Once again, Heike, you rule! congratulations!

Room Tip: All rooms are great, the area is very quiet so a good sleep in any of them.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

We stayed here two nights on route from Germany to Croatia. We wanted to visit Salzburg. The hotel isn't in the city center, it's close to the highway and it's easy to park your car seeing they have free parking space.

Room was lovely, but the kids especially liked the two pools (an indoor and outdoor). we were there in july but the outdoor pool was still too cold to swim in so the indoor one was handy. We also loved the sauna's and our kids jumped around on the big tramoline.

The restaurant is typically austrian. Breakfast was so-so. Dinner was okay.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

Based on some of the reviews, we stayed at the Hotel Gerl, just outside of Salzburg.
I would not recommend this hotel in the summer as there was no air conditioning in the rooms and the temp was over 30 degrees celsius. Our two rooms had a view of the alps, facing west, and with the sizzling sun, it was quite unbearable.

You should also note that there is a difference between a standard room and a comfort room. Be sure to ask for the comfort room. For example, the pictures in the hotel brochure depict a comfort room, and you would not recognize the standard room, much to our surprise. Another example is that in the standard room you don't get a washcloth.

To be fair, the owner and family of this hotel tried their best to make each guest's stay pleasant. Unfortunatley, that did not work out in our case. We couldn't wait to leave. The room described on the internet was not the same as the one we obtained. The manager owner attempted to rectify the situation, however he did not have the two rooms we required. He was very friendly and cordial.

The garden area with the outdoor pool was very nice and a most welcome addition especially with the unseasonable heat. The pool water was refreshingly cool.
The breakfasts were very good with tasteful delights, meats, breads, fruit and other dishes. The dining room was bright and cheerful.

For a budget minded traveller- this hotel is recommended as Salzburg tends to be quite expensive. However, if you want any upscale amenities, I would suggest an alternate hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for comfort room not standard room- very different! Check the prices!
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 October 2010

it was the lady at the tourist info place that suggested the hotel - so we felt safe with that. this was our first visit to austria so had no idea of the standard etc. couldn't have wanted more - we had two nights at the hotel. the room was spacious and clean - had a balcony that looked across to the mountains. the food was good - ate in the hotel one of the evenings - it was basic but good and plenty of it. we wanted to stay a third night but they were full - it was defiantly our loss. it was a short drive to salzburg - a short walk away from two restaurants - lovely and quiet at night.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Gerl

Address: Bundesstrasse 50, Wals 5071, Austria
Region: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Wals
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Wals
Price Range: ₹ 8,054 - ₹ 12,733 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gerl 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family-run hotel which attaches particular importance to getting the price and service right, as well as providing individuality and comfort. Our house offers you that bit more in terms of service, furnishing and an appealing environment in a country house style. You will find spare and simple yet comfortable single and double rooms, as well as generously-proportioned superior rooms and family suites which have a character consistent with a longer stay. Another feature distinguishing our hotel is its ideal location: in green surroundings with a marvellous panoramic view and yet immediately close to the city centre. Thanks to the excellent road links, the trade fair centre, MGC- centre, the airport, the outlet centre, the stadium or Hangar 7 can all be reached in next to no time. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Gerl Hotel Wals
Hotel Gerl Salzburg Region, Austria - Wals

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