My wife and I are just back from an extremely enjoyable week of skiing in Saalbach. All in all, an excellent trip to a resort that is compact but not lacking in facilities. The hotel is ideally located, almost ski-in ski-out to the school meeting area and a very short walk to the various lift systems. As with most winter guests, we were on half board and it was of very good quality. An excellent breakfast buffet ranging from muesli, fruit etc to omelettes with local cheese and ham, as well as fresh juices. An afternoon 'skier's snack' was offered and this was very welcome - generally something like goulash soup that gave a post-ski boost but didn't ruin the appetite. Evening meal was generally a buffet but with a wide choice and, unlike some restaurants in Germanic countries, was well stocked with salad and vegetables.
Rooms were clean and spacious. Spa facilities were also good and the main bar was very well designed. Herr Thomas and his wife hosted a welcome drink where they were very generous and where they gave an introduction to their staff, all very professional and courteous.
What could change ? Better ventilation at the hot breakfast area, something I gather is planned for the off-season. Other than half-board, one could also eat at the pizzeria, TexMex or a vegan restaurant. We ate at the pizzeria - perfectly fine. As we arrived just before 10pm on our first night, dinner was in the Tex Mex. I wouldn't say it's Joel Robuchon but it's not bad. However, it's a massive space that just doesn't seem to be used that well. Some kind of sports bar or such would work better. As a gesture to my wife, we sought out the vegan restaurant but it's pretty obvious that the concept isn't popular in Austria as there was no-one there - a wok bar would be better.
All in all, a really good place !
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