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Hotel Sonne
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Altachweg 334, Saalbach-Hinterglemm 5753, Austria   |  
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Jerh48
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“Good quality and great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

Very nice hotel that sits just outside of Saalbach.

The hotel offers very good quality rooms and amenities, including an excellent new spa that was built in time for the 2010/11 ski season. Most rooms in the hotel were also upgraded during summer 2010.

The room we stayed in was large and comfortable without being luxurious - although it was one of the rooms that had not been upgraded in summer 2010. Therefore the shower was over the bath rather than being a walk in shower as my friend's room had.

The spa area has 2 saunas, a steam room, jacuzzi, indoor pool (15m), infra red room and two very comfortable relaxation rooms.

Food was very good with a choice each night. We were on a special package that entitled us to breakfast, afternoon tea and a 5 course evening meal. The food was generally of a good standard with a decent choice. The hotel is 4 star but I wouldn't say that the food was 4 star standard. But bearing in mind it was ski season (which often tends to cause hoteliers to drop their standards a bit for some reason) and Austria, which isn't well known for outstanding food, I thought that the food was very good.

The package offered by the hotel was very attractive. For 900€ we had bed, breakfast, afternoon tea, 5 course dinner, a week's ski pass, 100€ to spend in the hotel on drinks and lifts to and from the ski lift every day.

Altogether a really nice hotel, run by friendly people in a good ski resort. I have already booked to return in 2012

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

We just returned from a fantastic week at Hotel Sonne in Saalbach-Hinterglemm. The hotel has everything we could wish for. It is a family-run hotel with very nice and accommodating staff. The hotel seems to be newly renovated and is comfortable and clean. The thing we appreciated the most was the new spa area. It is a lovely, quiet area with several different saunas, stylishly designed showers and two resting areas with waterbeds (!) and resting chairs, one of them with a fireplace. It is for adults (15 years and up) only, which makes for the restful atmosphere. In the "old" (also very nice) spa area, kids can play in the pool and use whirlpool and saunas.
We recommend taking Frank´s special massage - he is very skillful.

In the restaurant, you get your own table for the whole week, which we appreciated. The menu is well varied, and the food is good, although not great, which is why we do not give the hotel the very top rating. They have a good choice of wines and a sommelier (or at any rate he is very knowledgeable about wine) that gives you good advice.
Hotel Sonne is located about 900 m from Saalbach centre and the lifts. This is however not any problem whatsoever, since the hotel provides an excellent shuttle service to the lift of your choice. We saw many people staying closer to the centre that had to walk quite a long way to the lifts, staying at hotels with no shuttle service.
All in all, great value for the money!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

This summer I went to Hotel Sonne with my boyfriend and my parents. The location of the hotel is really calm, you have no internal or external noise. The ceckin was quickly and friendly. The rooms were really clean. I must say that in the beginning I was a litle bit dispappointed of our room because the furniture was a bit old and the room and bathroom was small. The room of my parents was bigger. But afterwards, I noticed that the room was really clean, that the linnen was fine, so I had no complaints. People that are used to sleap in the dark, the curtains are fine, so the room is not dark. During our stay we saw other rooms while the staff was cleaning and those rooms were new and renovated. Maybe we got those older rooms because we booked with a touropater and had a big discount?

The staff was super friendly, you tast that it is a familly hotel. The food was excellent ! It is fine cuisine. Every day 4-7 courses, once there was a gala-dinner. Every day there was a wine selected by every course, but you had always the choice of 5 other wines. The breakfast is very good, the lunch also and at 3 o'clock there is soup and dessert. My boyfriend took 5 kilos extra to home :-)

The location is good, when you walk 1km you are at the lifts to go in the mountains for beautifull walks and trials.
We also visited the Krimml waterfalls and Zell am see.

The Spa was nice, but basic.

Go to this hotel, good experience but don't expect to much luxuory.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Aarhus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2010

My wife so fortunate as to win a trip to the Hotel Sonne in the Austrian alp village of Saalbach. We stayed with our two kids of 8 and 9 for a week in the family run hotel and I must say that I have never experienced such fantastic service: First and foremost no matter what the qualm be it a matter of getting a taxi ("no, no, sir! The hotel bus can take you") or finding the right piste-area for the family or simply being served in both style, a friendly atmosphere and with the outmost correctness the Hotel Sonne just is amazing! We felt so fortunate and well catered for all week that I can only stress our desire to go back. Also to be mentioned is the food: Great cuisine with a standard of 6 courses every day, a fine breakfast table (eventhough I never quite got to terms with what the Austrians class as Bacon) and every day home from skiing a nice little 3 course ski-snack meal! If you travel with children, you'll appreciate the hotel bus taking you back and forth from the piste areas. If you're tired when comming back from skiing there is the spa, the sun-beds, the aroma therapy room, the pool or the sauna to comfort you. Where ever you look, there's also a friendly waiter, just wanting to serve you. Hotel Sonne. Go there, if you get the chance!

Dan Ryom
Denmark

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Somerset, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010

We have just returned from a weeks skiing in Saalbach, a group of 15 with the majority of the group made up of adults with 3 teenagers. We were very impresed with the hotel the staff were very friendly and helpful the rooms were great (we upgraded with Neilson for superior rooms) The hotel facilities were lovely the pool, sauna and hot tub definate winners. The food was very good although you really didn't need to eat 5 courses every night!! The selection from the menu was good and even the teenagers in our group found something to eat every day. They even made us up a packed breakfast on the day we left which was good. The gym is wellequiped and the equipment is nearly brand new.

The hotel run their own activities programme and the sledging was a great hit, at only 7 euros + the taxi it was the best fun, we laughed all the way down and the hotel receiptionist was really good fun and made it a great night.

The shuttle bus to the lifts each days is good but you do have to wait, if there are a few of you I would imagine in high season you could be waiting quite a long time although the free ski bus does stop just over the road from the hotel and runs every 20 mins. Pick up in the afternoon is easy you can either wait for the shuttle or ring the hotel and they will send the bus to come and get you (between 4pm & 5pm) I would like to mention that the free ski shuttle in the village finishes at 5pm which is really annoying as there is only one bus each hour from the main Shattenburg lift area after that although not expensive at 1.7 euros each one way to the hotel. The Apre Ski in town is great and was really busy even in low season.

I would deifnatly use this hotel if we went to Saalbach again.

  • Stayed January 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bog Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2009

Our second time to stay here for Christmas & we will be returning next year.1 km from Saalbach centre & ski lifts, 2km from Hinterglemm so quiet for teen & tweenagers. rooms are basic but clean. Food top class and plentiful with afterski snacks from 4pm.. Excellent attitude from owners and staff ; helpful, polite, pleasant , welcoming and appreciative of one's custom.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2008

Hotel Sonne is only 5 minutes away from both Saalbach and Hinterglem offering the easy accessibilty of both ski resorts. The hotel is family run, which I thought made refeshing change to your average hotel chain.
All of the staff were really friendly and bent over backwards to help.
The best part of the trip in my opinon was the food, a five course meal awaited us every night,each night was different and each meal was just as divine as the next one.
I cannot fault this hotel and would definitely advise anyone to stay at Hotel Sonne to enjoy some of the best skiing in Austria.

Stayed January 2008
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Address: Altachweg 334, Saalbach-Hinterglemm 5753, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Saalbach-Hinterglemm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Saalbach-Hinterglemm
#4 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Saalbach-Hinterglemm
#4 Spa Hotel in Saalbach-Hinterglemm
#4 Luxury Hotel in Saalbach-Hinterglemm
#8 Romantic Hotel in Saalbach-Hinterglemm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sonne 4*
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