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“Great town, nice hotel” 4 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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Stevensville, Maryland
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Great town, nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2008

We arranged a room via timeshare exchange. The location is great. There are a number of places to eat & shop wiithin easy walking distance, and the hotel restaurants were good as well. While I do speak & understand a little Germany, my wife does not, but had no problems finding people that would deal with her in English.
The staff was excellent, including the desk and in the restaurants. The cleaning staff was good as well. I never interacted with them as they were very good at getting taking care of the room while nobody was in. The room itself was a little disappointing. I didn't mind that it was small, but it would have been nice to have a small coffee pot for coffee & tea, and maybe a small microwave for warming snacks. It also had a balcony, but the view was primarly the back side of the shopping center across the street.
The location was good for day trips into Salzburg, Berchtesgaden & Zell Am See.
My wife & I enjoyed the stay and would do it again, although hoping for at least a room with a view and a coffee pot next time.

  • Liked — Clean comfortable beds
  • Disliked — No coffee pot, no view.
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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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York, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2008

We enjoyed our week's stay here. The staff were friendly and helpful. The cleaning staff were particularly amazing - efficient and never obtrusive.

The room was rather dark - lots of wood and thick carpets. It would probably feel cosy in winter, but in summer it felt oppressive and old-fashioned. Nice balcony with mountain views. Old fashioned tv, minibar in room but no coffee/tea making facilities (the last point a nuisance as we had swapped our time share self-catering points for this and expected some self-catering facilities). Really useful that they had a laundry room and drying facilities on our floor.

Two very nice tennis courts but a steep price to play on them. It doesn't seem fair that when you have brought your own racquets and balls you are still paying the same as when you hire them (12 EU per hr). The pool and jacuzzis were nice. There's an activities program of aerobics(free) but be warned that this is acutally run as a health club and the instructor seems to run the classes for the regular (paying) members so you need to be at a fairly advanced level to join the classes.

Breakfasts good. Rather slow service in the coffee shop which always seemed to be full of families when we were there. However, there are other places close to the hotel.

Easy enough to get to the hotel by train and taxi (short ride and very cheap).

  • Liked — friendly staff
  • Disliked — dark rooms (not enough light for reading), no tea making facilities
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2008

This review is of the AlpenLAND Hotel in St. Johann im Pongau. Do not confuse with other hotel in Maria Alm. We stayed in Dec '07

Four of us went as part of a time-share. Hotel was in wonderful village of St. Johann. Hotel was so-so as the rooms were very basic with some wear-and-tear of materials and carpet. Water pressure and hot water was great as was view up the mountain on the backside. Great location. Employees were very, very friendly and lobby/fireplace area nice. We had a two room suite which meant we had two bathrooms, and two sitting areas. One room had a small kitchenette with a 4-burner stove, microwave and 1/2 frig and toaster. This was perfect for us as we ate breakfast in most days. Did not eat at the hotel as we were always out-and-about town when our hunger pangs struck. Rooms each had two single beds, desk, two dressers, two nightstands, a huge 10' wide closet, a couch, two side chairs, small refrig and TV (very few stations).

Lots of families and lots coming from the pool so it must have been fun! Hotel provided rooms with robes but they smelled of smoke so we passed on using them. A small 3-story shopping mall is directly across the street (card store, sports store, grocery store) and the main street of town just 2 blocks away. Central to everything. Train station is down the hill about 1/2 mile... easy to walk down and up but use a cab if you have luggage.

December is a magical time to visit. Particularly with some snow. St. Nicholas Eve is HUGE with two nights of parades and the main street shut down. Johnny & Jane of Johnny Fox's Pub were delightful. Even let us take home soup in their bowls asking us to return them later in the week! Storefronts were decorated beautifully for Christmas.

Great location to see and do so much in this picturesque and magical area of the Alps. Recommend day trips to Zell am See, Salzburg and Hallien. See my other review under St. Johann im Pongau. Trains are outstanding! Clean, on-time and economical. Would definitely come back to this quaint village.

  • Liked — area around it
  • Disliked — lackluster rooms
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Escondido, California
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2007

My husband and i traded a two bedroom Kauai week for a week at the Alpenland hotel. We only stayed 4 of the 7 nights due to travel needs. The room was okay. Nothing special. It was clean. We did have a problem getting to the hotel because the off ramp was closed to get to the hotel so we had to drive another 20 miles to back tract back to the prior off ramp. The hotel said that they had just closed it that day, the wood sign was very old looking so I don't believe them. The pool and bar are nice and the restaurants were both good and a good value for your money. There are some attractions in the area that are interesting. Werfern fortress and the gorge. I would not stay here again because I felt I could see everything I wanted to see in four days. There are nicer areas in Austria to stay.

  • Liked — The restaurants
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Sankt Johann im Pongau
#8 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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Alpenland Sporthotel Sankt Johann Im Pongau, Austria - Salzburg Region

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