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Hotel Foersterhof

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed at this hotel in February of 2017 on an organised coach trip. Although it was obviously off season. It is a Summer resort and not a winter resort. The hotel and staff were very good. The accommodation was clean and tidy and very good. The food was very good. I can have no complaints. One funny thing though. The toilet did not stop running water after it had flushed. We reported it to reception and in due time a lady arrived with a spanner. She flushed the toilet and said " It is Good" and went to leave. No I said wait a moment and you will see that it does not stop. But she flushed it again. No I said wait a moment and you will see what I mean. She did. I expect her lack of English and my lack of Austrian was probably the case of the confusion. But it would have made a great sketch for Faulty Towers. Her with her spanner and me in my pajamas. But I would recommend this hotel to anyone and would stay there again.

Due to work I travel a lot and I stayed in many four and five star hotels - I am still wondering how this hotel got theirs! The building and the facilities are old and lack charme. The bathroom of my suite wasn't cleaned well and the wellness/spa area requires restoration. The quality of the food is solid, but for a 21century cuisine not innovative at all. My overall impression is, that the hotel got stuck in the 80's. The service was good, although I heard loud conflicts between the staff twice. The region itself is beautiful, I strongly recommend visiting it. BUT, do yourself a favor and stay at a different hotel, the Försterhof is not worth it's money.

It's a nice 3 star + hotel with decent rooms and a small spa area. Comfortable rooms, and good breakfast. It's just a 5 mins walk down the little hill that it's on to the lake. However, one can't see the lake from here. Overall a nice place to stay when in wolfgansee

I enjoyed staying in this hotel.Lovely location, beautiful decoration,very well lighted, very clean, staff very friendly, facilities excellent, the only thing I missed was a kettle for tea or coffee and small fridge in the room.

My partner and I stayed 6 nights at the beginning of February. However we almost walked out when we saw the shabby bedroom carpets on the second floor. If we had arrived in daytime, we would have left the Försterhof immediately. It is not the standard we expect to find in a 4-star hotel. In the event, we arrived after dark, a kind lady from the village drove us from the main street to the hotel because we could not find a taxi. We had a good dinner and breakfast the next morning. So we decided to stay a couple of days and see. The friendly and efficient staff made us change our mind and we decided to stay on. We understand that some improvements have already been made in the public areas and the sauna area is good. We managed to speak to the owner and she assured us that the carpets will be replaced later in the year. Unfortunately, January/February was not a good time to stay in St. Wolfgang. It was very quiet, the railway up the mountain and the boat crossing services were not operating. We managed to get around with the local bus service.

I can' t say enough about the friendly staff at the Foersterhof. They are all young but from the time we first arrived until we were leaving, they made us feel like one of the family. They all helped out wherever and whenever needed. Debora, Temara and Stefanie on reception could find you anything you asked. Be it bus, train or boat journeys to maps for walks in the area. The hotel sits in a beautiful area for walking holidays. The local bus stop, the ski bus stop, the boat to Strobl and St Gilden and the Cog railway station up to the mountain are all 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Josef, Susanne and Dereya kept the restaurant running efficiently no matter how many people they had to serve. The food was excellent although the choice of main was 1 meat, fish or vegeterian. Josef, my brother from another mother, was a God send. He was so funny and a real character to interact with during the meals, he kept my mum going each day which she enjoyed. All the best to him and the love of his life, Noamey(sorry for the spelling). The bedrooms were large and with a round bed, quirky. Excellent bathroom with hot towel rail for dry clothes and really hot water for a lovely hot bath. The cleaning staff were in the room when you were at breakfast and when you returned the bedroom/bathroom were spotless and the bed made up. The views of the mountains and the lake, on my tiptoes, from the balcony are beautiful. I do believe we got the best rooms but from what else I could see, it would not be faulted.The spa and treatment rooms on the top floor looked well equiped and well laid out, can't comment more as we did not use it. Unfortunately the Austrian version of curling was not open as the ice rink was not ready because the weather had not been cold enough. The price we paid for this hotel over Christmas, we thought was very reasonable. We had an fantastic holiday here. God bless all the staff at the Foersterhof Hotel.

Stayed a this hotel for 2 nights, great little spot just a 10 minute walk from centre of town. Rooms large and quirky in decor, but in a fun way. Had dinner and breakfast on both days. Food and service excellent, alcohol prices very reasonable. Highly recommended

Look, this is a lovely place and to give credit, perhaps I simply scored the worst room in the house. Room 202 is a single room, with really badly worn carpet. Other rooms are fine - mine is rubbish. I can't get too upset about shabby carpet. The single bed however is another matter! Instead of slats underneath the mattress, there are bed springs. And they sag!! In order to get to sleep last night, I had to move the mattress onto the floor. The funniest thing is that housekeeping today, has re-made my bed - on the floor!! (There's no note asking if I had a problem - no, just my bed made up on the floor!!) I'll pop down to Reception now to discuss with them my unfortunate situation. PS. Given a new room.

We stayed as part of a group at this hotel whilst visiting the Christmas Markets in St Wolfgang, St Gilgen, Strobl & Salzburg. It was a very clean and comfortable hotel with generous accommodation and very good food and service. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make our group comfortable. It is well situated, only ten minutes walk from the centre of St Wolfgang, which is such a delightful place.

We stayed at this hotel with a group of 44 persons and received a warm welcome and friendly service throughout our stay. The food was excellent and meals were served buffet style with plenty of tasty dishes to choose from. They produce a daily newssheet with information and weather for the visitor. I can thoroughly recommend this hotel. The only downside perhaps for people of limited mobility is that it is a bit of a walk to St Wolfgang but the hotel will gladly summon a taxi.

St. Wolfgang  St. Gilgen Salzburg

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa services

Located within a 5-minute walk of Schafberg Railway, Hotel Foersterhof is within a 15-minute stroll of St. Wolfgang Puppet Museum. This 4-star hotel has 49 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 2 restaurants, a private beach, and free in-room WiFi. It's in the mountains and also a short walk from Michael Pacher-Haus and Pilgrimage Church of St. Wolfgang.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 49 rooms feature free newspapers, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Rooms also include hair dryers.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Foersterhof enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 4 meeting rooms. Self parking is available for EUR 5.00 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double Room, Balcony

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 121 reviews