The Fleischhakers are well known as the chefs of the award-winning Pfefferschiff restaurant in Salzburg, said to be the best in the city. Petra and Klaus travelled the world, cooking on cruise ships, then settled in Salzburg and opened this small B & B hotel early in 1996. Stephanie, their daughter, manages the hotel with pride: she and her team try their best to make guests feel as welcome as possible.
   The bedrooms have handmade furniture from Mittersill and pale, restful colours. The rooms are ‘a remarkable harmony of split levels, glass, greyish wood, abstract painting and flower petals’, said a recent reporter. Breakfast (local and home-made food) on the terrace in summer is idyllic, overlooking a large park with mature trees: even without ordering cooked options, it was a ‘varied, extensively and beautifully presented breakfast’. In the evenings, guests are offered appetisers such as carpaccio or local cheeses, with wines from the Pfefferschiff restaurant’s extensive list. Most guests go out for dinner – there is a bus to the city centre every ten minutes – or Stephanie can arrange a cold supper.
   Our reporter said that the attitude and ambience here reminded him of a top oriental hotel.