Michael Wartbichler GmbH & Co KG
Georg Rendl Straße 8
A 5700 Zell am See
Staying with us you are that little bit closer to the mountains. Our hotel is situated in Zell’s Schmittental at 945m – 2 km from
Zell am See town centre, providing a superb view to Lake Zeller.
Whether walking or if you take the cable car, our hotel is the perfect starting point for exploring the surrounding mountains.
The cable cars are just a 3 minute walk from our hotel and the hiking trails start directly from the hotel doorstep.
As a family run business in its 3rd generation, our job is our vocation and we endeavour to make the loveliest time of your year
– your holidays – that bit nicer.
Exclusive service, hospitality and a welcome that you would expect in Austria, are our maxims. We and our staff endeavour each and every day to see that your needs are catered for!
I was built between 1961 and 1962 by Josef Daxer, who then suddenly died in March 1962 and I was in the shell stage.
My later owner, Mrs. Paula Daxer, did not know what to do next.
Should she sell or continue?
Fortunately, Mrs. Daxer and her daughter carried on, finished me and opened with 30 beds and full board at Christmas 1962.
The early days were difficult, filling me and my beds. The summer season was quite good – but the winter was still in its infancy. For example, in January 1963 we had 1 guest with full board for 3 weeks. After that, things slowly improved. In 1965 the son-in-law joined us, then there was a man in the house.
Later, in 1970 to 1980, all the rooms were upgraded with showers and toilets and 30 beds were also built. So I had 60 beds and my people were very busy. There were 6 more children who did all kinds of manual work. In the year 2000 there was another big rebuilding – I became quite big! I am now called Gartenhotel Daxer because of my spacious outdoor area, which is lovely planted and cultivated by us with flowers from all over the world.
Now I am managed by 2 young people, son and daughter-in-law. After every season I will have to get through a rebuilding or an upgrading somewhere.
In February 2015, our senior boss Renate Wartbichler died after a heavy, short illness. Unfortunately, she was not able to see my last huge renovation. Unfortunately, our senior chef Josef Wartbichler also died in March 2021.
In the meantime I have 68 rooms and/or suites – that is about 160 beds, an indoor swimming pool, a relaxation room and 3 saunas as well as a natural bathing pond in summer.
A detail on the side: 3 of my staff, that is, the senior lady, the senior man and the junior lady, are graduates of the Bruck College of Home Economics and Agriculture.
So much about me, the “Gartenhotel Daxer”.
We would be very happy about a review!