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Review of St Martins Therme & Lodge, Burgenland, Austria

Review of St Martins Therme & Lodge, Burgenland, Austria

I stayed at the St Martins Therme & Lodge in Burgenland, eastern Austria for two nights in May 2011, as a guest of the Austrian National Tourist Office UK.

Review of St Martins Therme & Lodge, Burgenland, Austria

St Martins Therme & Lodge

Just before the Lodge entrance there’s a pen housing two very curious goats who enjoy being patted.

Review of St Martins Therme & Lodge, Burgenland, Austria

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.

Review of St Martins Therme & Lodge, Burgenland, Austria

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.

Review of St Martins Therme & Lodge, Burgenland, Austria

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.

Review of St Martins Therme & Lodge, Burgenland, Austria

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.

Review of St Martins Therme & Lodge, Burgenland, Austria

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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You can see all my St Martins Therme & Lodge photos on Flickr.

Review of St Martins Therme & Lodge, Burgenland, Austria