We spent Christmas week at the Pension Kometer Frühstückpension — a guesthouse with the personalization of a bed & breakfast with the professionalism of a hotel — in Kitzbuehel, Austria.
Pension Kometer’s personal touches are the manifestation of Frau Kometer’s passion for her business. From what I gathered, she’s run the pension for more than twenty years, and has woken up at about 4 a.m. nearly every day during that time to make her guests a fresh breakfast. Hence the name “Früstückpension” (breakfast hotel).
The hotel’s professionalism is reflected in how impeccable the entire house was kept. The housekeeper came into our room at least twice each day to clean, make or turn down our bed, tidy up our clutter, and ensure that our towels were fresh and clean.
There are just nine rooms in total at Pension Kometer, plus a common room for guests to use as a gathering space. Our family appreciated the privacy of separate rooms (and bathrooms) and the convenience of a communal area for evening card games, board games, and beer tastings.
The rooms have a large, European-style bed (something between a US queen and king), two night stands, a wall-mounted TV, a mini-fridge, and a small table and chairs. Frau Kometer provided us with a pack & play for Small Shaw, and even bought brand new crib bedding just for our visit! (She and her husband live in the same building, so we had the chance to interact with them both — and with their cute little dog — each day during our stay.)
She let us choose our breakfast time during our stay. We opted for 7:30 a.m. to make sure we still had the rest of our day for activities away from the hotel. So at 7:30 each morning, we gathered around Frau Kometer’s breakfast table for made-to-order hard or soft boiled eggs and a variety of yogurts, breads and rolls, fruit, and cheeses.
The coffee was fresh and very hot, and Frau Kometer ensured that we left the table full and happy each morning. She also spoiled Small Shaw all week long with her attention and even a few small gifts.
Overall, our stay at the Kometer Pension was nice. You couldn’t ask for a more engaged or passionated hostess, and the guesthouse’s location was fantastic; right in the heart of downtown Kitzbuehel. Oh, and if you like soft boiled eggs, Frau Kometer’s are hard to beat. It’s no wonder her guest house is known as the Breakfast Hotel.