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I reviewed a one week holiday in this apartment in July 2012 [see below] and wrote: "My wife and I would happily stay here again." We have just done so, which, coupled with my earlier review, should be enough to encourage anybody to book some time here; the combination of comfort, equipment, location and all-round quality must be almost impossible to surpass. The owners continue to be very enthusiastic about the area and are anxious that visitors should enjoy their time here. They try to ensure that everything necessary, other than food, is laid on, so that, for example, clingfilm, washing powder and dishwasher tablets are supplied. Bus and train timetables are available in the apartment, and there are plenty of up-to-date guides and publicity literature, as well as maps and plans.
Bad Ischl is not situated on a lake, but its position makes it easily the best centre for exploring the Salzkammergut. Except for watersports, it has better facilities than any of the other towns, and public transport is so good that a car is not only indispensible, it should be dispensed with. Even with a suitcase [preferably on wheels], the walk to and from the railway and bus station is easy.
In conclusion: the Salzkammergut is a magnificent holiday region, Bad Ischl is the best centre for exploring it, and this apartment is a splendid place in which to stay.
A very pretty cottage owned by a lovely couple (she speaks good English) who run a schnapps distillery and fruit juice smallholding. The kitchen was well equipped, with lots of fires to light if cold. Bedrooms all very comfortable but bring own bedding and towels! All bathrooms are downstairs but not a big problem, apart from creaky stairs in the night. Outside are fantastic views over the valley to rocky alpine mountains behind. We went summer skiing on the Dachstein glacier (an hour by car)and to the Hallstaten salt works - both trips were superb. The local village of Abtenau is 10 mins away with two good supermarkets. You can also arrange riding lessons just down the hill. Highly recommended and great value!