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“The right place to Relax and enjoy - Alpenland is the Best” 5 of 5 stars
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Alpenland Sporthotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hans-Kappacher-Strasse 7-9, Sankt Johann im Pongau 5600, Austria   |  
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“The right place to Relax and enjoy - Alpenland is the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Alpenland Sporthotel is located in a very peaceful and quiet area of Sankt Johann Im Pongau. It's surrounded by good retail outlets which offer products at reasonable prices and good number of eateries to unwind and chillax. The mountain view surrounding the hotel gives the visitors a nice feeling deep within, drives away one's stress and helps one to simply stretch out and have a lovely stay within the hotel. The friendly nature of the hotel staff puts everyone at ease and also needs to be applauded. This shows the good attitude and helpful nature of most Austrians we met during our weeks stay in this hotel.

Sankt Johann has many tourist attractions nearby such as Liechesteinstamm, Bad Gastein, Grassglockner, Zellamsee to name a few. One can also visit Salzburg, Hallstatt, Munich Germany, Villach, and Hallein if you catch an early morning train and then come back and simply relax in this hotel once again. The hotel is in the midst of humble and always ready to help community of Austrians. We were lucky to witness Sankt Johann Im Pongau Music Festival that's organized once a year in this place. The festival was full of fun and entertainment and we all had a lovely time experiencing the feel and culture of Austrians residing here.

Alpenland has a choice of very good restaurants serving halal food, and is perhaps the only restaurant in the area with great recreational facilities - indoor swimming pool, indoor table tennis, gym, sauna, steam, Jacuzzi and a mini park. Other amenities available within the walking distance of Alpenland Sporthotel - is a well-stocked Eurospar supermarket, Billa Supermarket, restaurants and cafes, a beautiful church, different shopping outlets, a family park, weekly farmer's market and a good number of souvenir shops.

The staff at Alpenland are ever-ready to help with information and assistance. In short Alpenland Hotel in Sankt Johann im Pongau. is indeed a very nice place to stay. Cool and comfortable. The temperature was pleasant approx. 20 degree C. This place is indeed a dream destination.

Stayed for more than a week in the first week of August 2013, with family. All of us cherish the wonderful time we had in this hotel. Kudos to the hotel management and also the staff.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Harald O, Manager at Alpenland Sporthotel, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Hello Claudees,

thank you for your honest and balanced feedback and we truly appreciate and value our guest comments. We are delighted you had a great experience with the Hotel and the staff and we look forward to having you back with us in future.

With Kind regards from Austria

Robert Schimak
Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Lovely and clean, great food helpful staff and lovely rooms . This hotel is also a fantastic base to tour from. Only possible downside is we went in October and it might be too quiet for some people - not us. I will definitely return here in future.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Harald O, Manager at Alpenland Sporthotel, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear FrankW

I very much appreciate receiving feedback from you and I will share your positive comment with my team!

We are looking Forward to welcome you again to Alpenland Sporthotel and I remain

with Kind regards

Robert Schimak
Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Alpenland Sporthotel boasts of a quiet neighborhood and quintessentially embodies the quiet but friendly nature of most Austrians. It faces a range of majestic mountains which seem straight out of The Sound of Music. Sankt Johann has its share of natural attractions nearby such as Liechesteinstamm and Grassglockner. The hotel is also in the middle of a smaller and humbler community of Austrians. While nearby Salzburg is a bustling town, Sankt Johann gives you your own space.

Alpenland has a choice of restaurants serving halaal food, and is perhaps the only restaurant in the area with great recreational facilities - indoor swimming pool, ping pong, sauna, steam, etc Other amenities are within walking distance of Alpenland Sporthotel - a well-stocked Eurospar supermarket (which unfortunately closes at 6 pm), Billa Supermarket, restaurants and cafes, a beautiful church, shopping, a children's park, a weekly farmer's market and souvenir shops.

The staff at Alpenland are ever-ready to help with information and assistance. The hotel is also children- and disabled-friendly. The only disadvantage is that you have to pay separately for wi-fi use, but you could always walk up the cafes outside for free wi-fi.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Harald O, Manager at Alpenland Sporthotel, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Edward236,

Thank you for your feedback. I am happy to see that you had a pleasant stay with us.
I will be sure to pass on your comments to our team and I hope we can look after you again in the near future.
All the best from Austria
Robert Schimak
Manager
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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6 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Well located amongst the ski slopes and with close vicinity to Salzburg. Rooms are a little small and dated. Typical european food plan options are available and a good breakfast is offered. The worst part of the whole experience was the permeation of cigarette smoke everywhere. It greeted you in the morning when you opened your guest room door and was always present as the "smoking lounge" was central to the hotels, door left open at all times, even when being used by the staff.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Harald O, Manager at Alpenland Sporthotel, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear F00dy67,

Thank you for your feedback. I always believe that feedback is a gift for us to improve. I’m very sorry to learn about your disappointments about the cigarette smell and we took Action against it already in putting in a better ventelation in the smokers room and tomake sure that the door is closed at all times.

I hope that you will visit us again in the near future and we remain with Kind regards from Austria

Robert Schimak
Manager
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Cape Coral, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We enjoyed out stay in St. Johann im Pongau. The hotel doesn't have a/c luckily for us the weather was very nice in the evening for sleeping. Many good restaurants in the area so I would suggest opting out of the meal plan for lunch and dinner (breakfast was a good deal). Nice pool area and organized events.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harald O, Manager at Alpenland Sporthotel, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Dear Frank W,

thank you for your Feedback and we are happy to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us.
We are looking Forward welcoming you again to our Hotel in the futuire and I remain
with Kind regards from Austria

Robert Schimak
Manager
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Woodbury, Minnesota
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The location of this hotel was very good, we traveled to several different cities during our stay. The rooms are ok, size was pretty good we did upgrade to a junior suite with a very nice balcony. The furniture, sofa and chair in the room are extremely worn giving the impression of being dirty, it wouldn't take much to replace those and it would greatly improve the feeling while in the room. It was extremely hot when we were there so that was the reason for our poor sleep quality.
The staff was pretty good, a couple of them outstanding...Jasmine, Gudrun, and Petra. We did do a "Sound of Music" Tour the first Monday we were here and it was basically a very expensive cab ride 52euro per person, so if you are going make sure you go to the Original sound of Music Tour in english only this more than made up for the first one!! We also ended up on a local train that took a very long time from Salzburg back to Sankt Johann so be specific when you ask for train schedules i.e. we would like to find the fast train from Salzburg to Sankt Johann.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Harald O, Manager at Alpenland Sporthotel, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Dear Trollydolly86,

Thank you for your honest and balanced feedback and we truly appreciate and value our guest comments.
We hope to welcome you again in the near future and I remain

with Kind regards

Robert Schimak
Manager
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My husband, our 17year old son, and I stayed here mid June during a trip through Germany and Austria. The customer service was wonderful as was the cleaning/maid service. The Italian restaurant in the lobby area had the best gnocchi...I have tried to re-create it...no luck! The room was a bit dated, but very clean and comfortable. We loved the wood paneling! Wi-Fi did cost in the room, but very well worth it as we were able to connect with our family and friends back in the US during that week. Parking was an additional cost if you were parking under the resort and was worth every Euro after coming home from a long day of seeing the sights. We were able to wash clothes before moving to the next leg of our trip. It was expensive to do this and the washer/dryer were nothing like ours here at home, but it did the trick and we were good to go for another week and a half.

We would definitely stay here again, but ask for a room facing the rear of the resort as our room this trip was facing the shopping mall. It got a bit noisy at 5AM with deliveries.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Harald O, Manager at Alpenland Sporthotel, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Hello,
I very much appreciate receiving feedback from you and I will share your positive comment with my team!
Sorry about the gnocchi lol but next time you are coming to stay with us I will make sure that you meet the cook to get the info you Need for the "perfect" gnocchi.
Look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Best regards
Robert Schimak
Manager
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Address: Hans-Kappacher-Strasse 7-9, Sankt Johann im Pongau 5600, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Sankt Johann im Pongau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Sankt Johann im Pongau
#7 Luxury Hotel in Sankt Johann im Pongau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpenland Sporthotel 4*
Number of rooms: 134
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