Visiting a magnificent alpine town like Hallstatt, Austria, calls for excellent accommodations, and Haus Cian, at the edge of Lake Hallstätter, is exactly that. I'm pretty sure that all the panoramic picture postcards of Hallstatt were taken from the balcony of our room at Haus Cian, that's how impressive the view is. Our room was actually an apartment, which is, as I've recommended before, the perfect solution for traveling families.
|On the balcony at Haus Cian.|
An apartment kitchen is a sanity-saver when the kids are young and restless in restaurants, and a money-saver when the kids are any age. Our 3rd floor suite in Hallstatt had a fully-stocked kitchen and a charming little eating nook with another view out over Lake Hallstätter. Daily after sightseeing we'd pick up some food items at the grocery shop around the corner and whip up some spaghetti or chicken and rice and enjoy it in the apartment with our five-star view.
|Haus Cian is in the middle of this lovely setting.|
My husband and I had a private bedroom in the apartment with another balcony and view, and the kids shared the pull-out sofa in the large living room:
|Gotta love those big, fluffy, down comforters.|
Haus Cian's location is on the outer edge of the village, but no problem because the town is small enough to walk from end to end in 15 minutes. Although the website quotes prices for weekly stays, the lovely Frau Madlberger let us the apartment for only 85€/night. The Haus does not have a restaurant but there are several in town - highly recommended is the fish at Gasthof Zauner. To read more about the many great family activities in Hallstatt read my earlier post about this little alpine gem.
|Why would you stay anywhere else?|