St Martins Therme & Lodge
Just before the Lodge entrance there’s a pen housing two very curious goats who enjoy being patted.
One of the friendly (outdoor) residents at St Martins Therme & Lodge
During check in I was offered a glass of locally produced apple juice, as the receptionist explained all the guest facilities. Instead of a room key card, you get a water proof circular key (the size of a small watch) attached to a bracelet and swiping this not only gets you into your room but also into the spa facilities.
Lobby at St Martins Therme & Lodge
My room had a large balcony with views over the lake and the spa. I had a sauna and a swim in the outdoor pools on my first evening there.
My room at St Martins Therme & Lodge
There were a couple of armchairs and a small table by the window. The bed was really comfortable. I was delighted that the room had a wired internet connection free of charge. There was also free wifi in the lobby but I didn’t pick up a very good signal there.
The only negative I had with the room was that one morning I was awakened at 7.30am by a rather noisy grass cutting tractor on the area at the lake shore opposite my room.
The breakfast buffet was a real treat with its emphasis on local produce. There was a selection of cheeses, hams, jams and breads and you could even slice your own ham.
The next morning I went on a bird watching tour in the nearby Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park, led by Karin one of the “scouts” employed by the hotel.
Karin, our bird watching tour guide
She took us to an elevated hide to see which birds we could spot. A few days after my tour I received a booklet in the mail with stamps for each of the birds we had seen. Guests who manage to see all the birds listed in the booklet, receive a free weekend at the St Martins Therme & Spa.
The elevated hide
In summary, St Martins Therme & Lodge is a wonderful retreat with lovely rooms, helpful staff, extensive spa facilities and one of the best breakfast buffets I’ve ever had.
You can see all my St Martins Therme & Lodge photos on Flickr.