Usually when I book a trip, I spend hours trying to find the best possible deal for a hotel. I don’t love staying in budget places but I do love booking a place that has huge savings.
My trip to Salzburg was a bit different. Because my weekend away was to celebrate my mum’s birthday and retirement, we chose the Sheraton Fuschlsee-Salzburg Hotel Jagdhof for a little slice of luxury.
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This hotel isn’t actually in the city of Salzburg. Instead it sits at one end of Lake Fuschlsee with views of the Salzkammergut Mountains. This lake is only 20-minutes from the city and well worth a visit if you have a day to spare during your Salzburg trip. Fun fact: this is also Salzburg’s clearest lake.
If you’re looking for a peaceful stay, then this hotel is perfect. There is just one other luxury hotel down the road, and the closest town is Fuschl am See, a 90-minute lake-side walk away.
We booked a Grand Deluxe Room with one large king bed, a spacious marble bathroom and a balcony that overlooked the mountains. There were also complementary coffee pods to use in the machine which, for a frothy coffee lover, was the icing on the cake.
Waking up in a marshmallow bed to a hot shower and a coffee, surrounded by the silence of the mountains, was a lifestyle I could get used to!
Our booking included breakfast in the traditionally designed Restaurant Jagdhof, which served a huge cooked and continental buffet. They also had a waffle maker which made hot, fluffy, Sheraton branded waffles, with topping choices of syrup, cinnamon sugar or icing powder.
We wanted to try the Die Grillerei restaurant for dinner, but it was closed on the Sunday, so we ate in the hotel bar instead. The bar had this moody, classic feel to it with antler-lamps, copper plant pots and a towering glass bar lined with spirits, wines and beers. We ordered wine the first night, and beer and delicious burgers the second night.
Jagdhof Spa & Gym
It’s not every day that I book a hotel with a spa, so I was absolutely going to take advantage of this. Even more so because I had a monstrous cold. The spa has a huge pool with colour-changing mood lights, various saunas and steam rooms, changing rooms, and complimentary teas and water.
There’s something extremely luxury about wandering down from your hotel room in a robe and slippers, to swim in a pool that looks out across the Austrian mountains. Especially after a 3+ hour hike around the lake.
There’s also a gym, but I didn’t use that because I figured 60,000 odd steps in two days was enough exercise for one weekend.
Hotel golf course
If you like golf, book some time at the Golf & Country Club Schloss Fuschl. This is one of the oldest golf courses in Austria, dating back to the 15th century, and sits just beside Lake Fuschlsee in-between the mountains. It’s a golf lover’s dream really.
The Sheraton Fuschlsee-Salzburg Hotel Jagdhof is a 4.5 star rated hotel and it absolutely lived up to that. It was an amazing choice for special stay in Austria, and I’d highly recommend it to anyone who’s looking for accommodation close to the lakes!
Check out the Sheraton Fuschlsee-Salzburg Hotel Jagdhof.
Have you been to Salzburg before? Would you consider booking a lake-side stay in Austria?