Grubhof

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Excellent site

This is one of the best sites we have visited. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. The pitches are a good size and are fully serviced. The site is divided into areas for people with dogs, families or couples. Other sites should follow this layout. The new sanitary facilities are exceptional and the large family bathrooms are luxury with a stunning view of the mountains while you shower. Good access for cycling routes direct from the site. Easy walking distance to Lofer or St Martin. The Saalachter card gives you free use of the cable cars in Lofer, the swimming pool in Lofer and the gorges. Even when the site is busy it is still very quiet and relaxing. Definitely a 5 star camping experience.

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Probably One of the Best Sites in Europe

I had seen many positive reviews for this site and it did not disappoint on any level. Approaching from Zell am See the entrance is well signposted on the right just on the outskirts of Lofer. Stop before the barrier and check in at reception where the staff speak excellent English. They also provide you with lots of local information. We were given a site plan and allowed to select a pitch from a choice of five. The majority of pitches are at least 120sq m. There's also a lot of space between the rows. It is by far the least packed continental campsite I have visited. There is power, water and drainage on every pitch and a separate area for tents. There are stunning views from most pitches. Wifi coverage and speed are good but charged extra. Guests with dogs are pitched in specific rows. We arrived on a Thursday at the beginning of June which we didn't think would be busy. We had not considered the German school holidays. Schools in Bavaria get a week off for Whitsun but those in Baden Württemberg get two weeks. This resulted in caravans pouring in during Friday evening and Saturday. On Saturday all the roads from Germany where at a standstill. By Sunday the site was full but the facilities coped well. Our comfort pitch gave us access to the family bathrooms. These included toilet, wash basin and walk in shower. They were big enough for a family of 4 and superbly fitted out. We ate in the restaurant twice. The quality of the food and service was excellent. A number of walks start near the site and dozens more nearby. Saltzburg and Berchtesgaden are a 50 minute drive away. We went up the cable car from Lofer which takes you to a beautiful plateau with a good choice of walks and Alms. The views are stunning. Lofer is a lovely little town with several restaurants and bars. There are several supermarkets. The site accepts the ACSI CC card up until the beginning of June so we paid full price but we felt we got value for money. We saw more British vans on this site than any other we stayed on in Austria. Presumably this is because it can be booked via the caravan club. This is probably the best site we have stayed on during or 25 years of touring because it has everything - large pitches, great views, superb sanitary facilities, good restaurant, peaceful, good walking. It's got it all.

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Thank you for your review of this lovely site ,for your information the site no longer accepts Acsi cards for 2020 but has a long stay offer at various times during the low season with the Club.

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Perfect? Almost.

Nothing to add about the site - A1 rated in every way; only negative at all was the fact that our pitch was a bit grass-bare but it was near the end of the season when we stayed there in late August. Huge amount to do in this beatiful area for all the family and luckily I hadn't researched the moutain biking possibilities beforehand or my family would never have seen me all week. The Saalacher Card which was free was an excellent bonus, making for free almost daily trips to the outdoor pools at Lofer and Unken (have flip-flops or crocs to hand for the latter - the tiling is viscious on the soles of the feet!) and cable car rides, plus the gorges are worth a visit as are the caves (small discount with the card). Days out - Salzburg, Berchtesgaden, Kitzbuhel and Werfen (castle as featured in Sound of Music, Where Eagles Dare and Call of Duty Black Ops II) all easy drives. Everything in this area is picturesque. Like mountain scenery, go there.
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Fantastic Site

Not much more to add to previous comments. We stayed for 13 nights (July/August 2016) and had a great time. Site facilities are excellent; on site restaurant is good; scenery is outstanding; access to Lofer, Salzburg and mountains is easy; and overall holiday was fantastic. Made full use of the free access to the local pool and cable car, as well as discounts for attractions (including whitewater rafting, canyoning, etc.). Definitely worth the drive - Salzburg, Innsbruck, Berchtesgaden all within travelling distance once you're here.
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Stunning scenery

Camping Grubhof is a nice campsite in a wonderful location with stunning scenery.  The guest card is great as it allows unlimited use of the cable car in Lofer leading to wonderful walks. A visit to the gorges is also worthwhile.  Great cycling and walking paths direct from the site.   Fresh eggs available from the local farm on the cycle path over the bridge.  Plenty places to visit from the site. Pitches are fine but the main space is in front of your caravan, you are still quite close to your neighbours.  Loved the way the site is organised with specific sections for families, couples and dog owners. Toilet block 2 near Eschenweg area has nice clean toilets but shower cubicles are very small.  We stayed for 5 nights but could have stayed longer and will definitely return.

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Worth the long drive

This site is in a stunning location and worth the 750 mile drive from the Belgian Coast. As others have said the facilities are very modern and spotless, the pitches are large and well spaced, but please bear in mind that our European friends pitch 'end to end' and not 'side by side'. This format actually gives you a decent sitting out and barbecue space which does not look directly into the caravan on either side of you. The surrounding countryside is breathtaking and there's loads to see, but when it rains - it rains! We visited in late June and the river was nearly bursting it's banks. The 'guestcard' you get when checking in gives discouts on many local attractions. Staff friendly and helpful, advising on local shopping, sightseeing, visiting Saltzberg etc.

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Amazing site!

We wholeheartedly agree with all the other reviews of Grubhof - it really is a spectacular site; and we just wanted to write another good review to support the others. Location: stunning.  Pitches: enormous.  Sanitary block: out of this world.  We made full use of the free local "summer card" for the swimming pool and cable car in Lofer as well as a trip to the gorges.  The local cycle path was brilliant (virtually no gradient!) so we used it to visit Lofer, Weissbach and the gorges.  The ability to swim in the river was an added bonus - great when the temperature hit 35 degrees in August! Something worth bearing in mind (though not a complaint) is that caravans have to be pitched in a precise way (as detailed by another reviewer).  Our pitch had connection to water, wastewater & electricity, which we wanted to make full use of during our 12 night stay.  These connection points are located between every other pitch, so there's a 50:50 chance of your connection being at the front or the back of your unit.  Unfortunately our services were at the front end of the pitch and our inlet/outlet are at the back of our caravan, so it took some jiggery-pokery to get everything to reach, but we eventually managed it. We highly recommend this fantastic site and if, like us, your previous continental caravanning has barely strayed beyond the French border, we urge you to take the plunge and try something new in Austria!

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Superb Site

What a huge pith we had they could have easily put another van between us and our neighbour opposite it was that big. The shower/toilet block was modern and clean. There is a bar/restaurant on site which we didn't use so can't really comment other than to say it looked well used so i'm guessing is fine. Reception staff spoke good English and gave us a load of information on arrival as well as a pass for free use of the cable car and swimming pool in Lofer as well as free entry to two nearby gorges and a cave which are well worth visiting. From the cable car you can do many walks and as you can imagine the scenery is spectacular. We visited Salzburg and as my wife is a Sound of Music fan did the tour which took us out to the spectacular Austrian Lake district. All in all we had a fabulous time hear and we will definatley be returning.
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Wow!

We loved the site and surrounding area. On arrival we were given a free pass for the cable car and the swimming pool in nearby Lofer. We enjoyed riding our bikes on the paths, the modern and spacious amenities block and the on site restaurant. A great site!

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Wonderful Site

At the end of June we stayed for 11 nights. First trip to Austria & worth it, mountains had snow on top even though in mid 20’s temps on campsite. Pitches each had plenty of grass in front of the hardstanding so very spacious feel. River close by & no noise. Excellent walking & cycling areas around the site. Free maps in English provided. Fantastic ice creams could be sought from Cafe Dankl in village of Lofer. We were in dog friendly area, showers & toilets excellent, kept very clean. Only disapointments were had to pay to use the gym & wifi was bit pricey at €14 a week for one device only. Sauna & steam room on site worth a visit although not for the faint hearted as local protocols apply.  go high season (July) and cable car is free as campsite issue you with a pass.  We visited Bertesgarden which was 40mins away & trip to Eagle’s Nest is a must. The Grossglockner Alpine Road was amazing as well. The holiday to Austria was well worth the journey.
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