Gartenhotel Pfeffel

Location Durnstein

Postcode 3601

Telephone +43 (0) 2711 206


Why we love it...

Danube views – and own wine

The Place

‘Nice, jolly owner; nice, jolly place’ ends our inspector’s report on Gartenhotel Pfeffel, where oleanders, geraniums and a walnut tree add colour to the entrance. Situated just outside Dornstein on the riverside road, our reporter warns would-be guests to take care since it is easy to miss the abrupt turning to the hotel under a railway arch. Although the building is modern, the general look is pleasantly old-fashioned.
Where so many hotel dining-rooms in Austria are panelled in wood, this one has mirrors, making the small room look larger and providing a multi-reflection of the chandelier. The breakfast room is contemporary, with tiled floors, rush-seated chairs, and an open fireplace.
Views change with every flight of steps: the sitting area and terrace look out on the hills; some of the bedrooms face the Danube. All are spacious, with lace mats on the dark wood furniture. Like other hoteliers in this region, the Pfeffels have their own wine production, ‘von den steilen Bergterassen des Schreiberberges’ (‘from the steep hanging terraces of the Schreiberberg’ above them) and special dishes range from fish and lamb to nettle-cream soup.

The Essentials

Price Band €-€€
Rooms 33 double, 5 single; all have bath or shower, central heating, phone, TV, radio, minibar,
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities 2 dining-rooms, 3 sitting rooms, bar, TV room, table tennis room; terrace, sauna, small pool
Children welcome
Accessibility not suitable
Pets accepted

To Book

Contact Pfeffel family
Call +43 (0) 2711 206
Fax +43 (0) 2711 2068

Good To Know

Address Durnstein 3601

The Location

Find this place: along riverside from Durnstein, abrupt turn under railway arch; ample car parking

What's nearby: Durnstein; Danube; Wachau

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