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 â€œscoutsâ€ 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.
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