A modern, clean, well-maintained, 92 room 4* hotel with attractive decor on the edge of small, charming Austrian village. It has large, comfortable rooms, good food and helpful staff who spea... more
A modern, clean, well-maintained, 92 room 4* hotel with attractive decor on the edge of small, charming Austrian village. It has large, comfortable rooms, good food and helpful staff who speak fluent English. There is an indoor pool on the first floor. We stayed for 3 days over Xmas 2016 as the base for a Leger 4-Countries Coach Tour. It would be a good base for walking during the Summer.
The Best Western Leonhard Hotel is in a small complex with public underground Carpark attached.
There is a Spar Intermarket and shops selling everything needed for a walking experience - clothes, boots, optical and photography equipment, as well as hairdresser and other clothing shops. An adjacent large modern building called Mont Fort Haus acts as an Information Centre, Meeting Hall, Restaurant, toilets and access to the underground carpark.
On the ground floor there is Reception, a comfortable bar area with seating and tables and a panoramic breakfast room which affords views of the castle and square but also provides views of you for people passing by.
On the first floor there is a large dining room, business area and pool. Corridors are decorated with professional sepia photographs of the village. Free Wifi is provided which extends to bedrooms and is of reasonable speed.
Bedrooms are on floors 2-6 accessed by a 12 person lift. Twin rooms are closest to the lift and are the same width but are about 2 metres longer than the double rooms at the end of the corridors.
Double beds are two twin beds pushed together with a double top and bottom sheet but 2 separate single duvets. We found the beds very comfortable and slept well.
In the hall area there was good hanging space and a full-length mirror but very few drawers, a safe, kettle and tea and coffee making facilities with liquid creamer but no fresh milk, although the bar staff were very obliging! There was the usual desk and chair plus a single chair and table by the window which opened. Twin rooms seemed to have 2 chairs with the table. There was a small bedside table with lamp on either side of the double bed.
There were several powerpoints but no internet cable point. A flat screen 40" TV had BBC World, CNN and Euronews in English as well as numerous channels in native German. There is no fridge.
Basic but very clean, with sink, toilet and shower over the bath. The shower had a small head and the shower screen was very short requiring you to stand very close to the end of the bath or spray the floor with water. There was soap containers for sink and bath plus an adequate hairdryer.
Breakfast was a buffet with a large range of breads, croissants with jams and marmalade, cold meats and cheese, yogurts, fruit juices, and English breakfast with scrambled or boiled eggs, bacon, sausages and baked beans.
Dinner was served on round tables of 8 with a large buffet. The Restaurant had been decorated with an Xmas tree and candles. There was a wide range of salad starters with cold meat or fish and an amazing range of dressings. Soup was also available with fresh bread or rolls. The main course had a range of meat, fish and vegetarian options sitting on the servers in Baine Marie's to keep warm. Food was very tasty but could have been warmer had the plates not been cold. There was a good selection of Austrian style sweets to follow.
On Christmas Day, the hotel further decorated the restaurant and serving staff and provided a traditional turkey main course with carrots, sprouts, stuffing and gravy. A two piece group played music throughout the meal and encouraged dancing afterwards. We returned to our rooms to find that staff had generously placed a bottle of champagne and a Lindt Father Christmas.
We were very comfortable in this 4* hotel and the staff worked very hard to give us a very enjoyable Christmas. We would recommend it and come again. Thank you. less
, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Central Hotel Leonhard, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us at Best Western Plus Central Hotel Leonhard- we greatly appreciate the time you have taken to write us a review with such generous comments.
We sincerely appreciate your kind comments on our hotel which I look forward to sharing with our team as I am certain this will further motivate them to delight and satisfy our guests!
We are delighted you enjoyed your recent stay and look forward to welcoming you back to the Best Western Plus Central Hotel Leonhard in the not too distant future.
Front Office Manager