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Haifa, Israel
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a family hotel , located about 1.2 km outside Durenstain, by the Danube, on a main road. The hotel is clean and our room was very specious with a large balcony (4th floor in the main building, a Smargad room). The breakfast buffet was very good, but there was only one waitress for the entire dining room. She... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

the rooftop located wellnessarea with many different kinds of sauna, steam spa and a nice outdoorpool next to the vineyards has an amazing view on the danube valley and the famous castle of durnstein or what is left of it. the food was very delicous and therefore not cheap. the room was large with beautiful vintage "couch"-chair-table combination. the windows... More 

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San Francisco
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139 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Just a short drive outside of Durnstein (car necessary to properly see the Wachau wine region and sights along the river). This mid-sized family owned hotel has well appointed rooms - prefer the new section, balconies overlooking the river and all top class amenities at a very reasonable price. The restaurant and terrace are terrific and so is the rooftop... More 

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Versailles, Kentucky
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Quaint hotel just outside Durnstein with a rooftop pool, friendly staff and wonderful food. Breakfast was fantastic both mornings. Dinner was excellent as well (pricey, though). My only complaint was our room. Small, facing the sun (with no air or fan) so the room was just plain stuffy. On those hot summer days, would be better to stay in a... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is one of the best hotels in Wachau. Very good location for bike tours. The best thing is the SPA and an open air swimming pool on the roof, from where the panorama is marvelous to the Danube and the hills. The only thing which was not according to our taste is the restaurant. It is not bad and... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We come to this hotel always while travelling in Wachau. I strongly recommend this hotel - it is situated within the walking distance from Durstein (unesco herritage) and the price is reasonable to compare to the hotels in Durnstein. The family atmosphere, great breakfast buffet, nice swimming pool on the roof, very good sauna area with the view on Donau.... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

we booked the pfeffel for our business partners from china with the intention of showing the lovely Austrian wine region wachau. the pfeffel is supposed to be a four star hotel offering typical austrian hospitality and service quality. but unfortunately this family run business shows the worst: zero service quality, we had to ask for waiters to take our orders,... More 

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gartenhotel, Inhaber at Gartenhotel & Weingut Pfeffel Durnstein, responded to this review

Dear Mr. DrGRO, thank you very much for your rating. Our restaurant staff is terribly sorry that mistakes happened. You are man of business as well, so you know – opinions are always subjective. Nevertheless nobody is perfect. "Where wood is chopped, splinters must fall." Yours sincerely, Family Pfeffel More 

Vienna, Austria
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56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

The hotel is situated very close to the river surrounded by beautiful vineyards just approx. 1km outside of Dürnstein. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We had a room in the older part of the hotel. The room was very nice, big and clean! We had a little balcony overlooking the river. The bathroom is spacious and also very... More 

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gartenhotel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Gartenhotel & Weingut Pfeffel Durnstein, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Annika, thank you very much for taking the time to rate our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed our location in the vineyards of the Wachau valley, the regional and seasonal dishes of our restaurant with many home made and home-grown products, the wines from our winery and our rooms in the ancient part of the house.... More 

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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

I stayed with my wife two weeks ago in this hotel very close to Durstein.We arrived late evening and our room smelled very bad- ciggarets smell. I came back to the reception looking for some help or a room change. What happend? The owner (Mr Pffefel) said that....he is not responisble what the guest were doing in the room!!! No... More 

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gartenhotel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Gartenhotel & Weingut Pfeffel Durnstein, responded to this review

Dear Sheryl, thank you for spending your holidays in our hotel and taking the time to rate our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed our breakfast buffet with our homemade and home-grown products like jam, stew, vegetables, fruits, honey and eggs – our unique location between the vineyards of the Wachau valley - the included parking with our garage... More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

This is a beautiful hotel situated on the river surrounded by vineyards on the outskirts of Durnstein. There is a spa and pool. We had a small suite which was huge. There was a bathroom, separate wet room, a large lounge area with TV and wifi and balcony. The dinning area is well laid out and the food and wine... More 

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gartenhotel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Gartenhotel & Weingut Pfeffel Durnstein, responded to this review

Dear everest10, thank you very much for taking the time to rate our hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed our service an facilities. We would be delighted to welcome you once again in our property. Family Pfeffel & staff More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Gartenhotel & Winery Pfeffel in Durnstein. Your hotel between vineyards and the Danube in the very heart of the Wachau valley! The steep mountain terraces at which in the autumn the golden Riesling gleams, the picturesque beautiful Danube, on which the ships find their way through the Wachau valley and the hidden small villages with its numerous "Heurigen" invite you to spend more time in this fantastic landscape. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gartenhotel & Weingut Pfeffel Durnstein

Address: Zur Himmelsstiege 122 | 3601 Durnstein, Durnstein 3601, Austria
Region: Austria > Lower Austria > Durnstein
Price Range: $209 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gartenhotel & Weingut Pfeffel Durnstein 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The Smargad rooms are very good, large with a modern walk in shower and separate WC. the 4th floor balconies offer the best Danube view,”
 of 5 bubbles monette55, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“New section preferred but older buildings look very well maintained”
 of 5 bubbles Frequent travelers, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Good wifi, but only near the office.”
 of 5 bubbles Missionmom50, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Federspielen room is in the old part of the hotel, cheaper and less fancy. Smaragd appartment is very luxury. All with the view on Donau.”
 of 5 bubbles milada_matiovska, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“Room with a balcony overlooking the river recommended”
 of 5 bubbles justonside, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
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