The Franz Alpine Retreat was a wonderful stay which was all thanks to the wonderful hostess Jo (I hope I spelled her name right). She was a treat. Warm, funny and very welcoming.
At arrival she gave us many tips about what to do in the environment which was wonderful seeing as the weather was turning bad and our glacier trip seemed like it was going to be cancelled. She made sure during our stay that everything was in order and was always up for a chat. She made you feel quite at home.
The room was one of the best we had during our trip. There was a good spacious seating area with a soft sofa, 2 chairs and a tv which also had a dvd player. There was a dining room and very spacious kitchen with all the appliances one could want, including an oven.
The bathroom was clean and had a very nice shower.
The bed was nice and firm and the blinds helpt keeping out the sunlight.
I warmly recommend this retreat to everybody visiting Franz Josef. It's a bit out of town so you have to take your car there. If you can, don't get gas here, but do this in another town on your trip because gas here is expensive.
From the retreat you have a view upon the glacier with good weather. We only had ok weather on the day we arrived so we only saw it for a short while, but still it was wonderful. Because the environment where the retreat is is a very open space, you can see the weather changing which you can do from the comfort inside or on your porch.
We didn't use any facilities outside the room so I can't comment on this, but the room itself, together with Jo make it a place to stay and feel at home already
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Franz Alpine Retreat gives you the perfect retreat in the most beautiful location this country has to offer. Whether you are travelling alone, as a group or a family, it has personalised facilities that fully immerse you in the surrounding environment.Franz Alpine Retreat has been purpose built with facilities that allow you to feel at home, relax, do your own thing and ultimately enjoy the breathtaking environment around you. Our chalets can sleep up to 6. Chalets are equipped with full gas cooking, kitchen - dining room, electric blankets, SKY + Freeview, Wireless Internet, Phone & insect screens. Other facilities within the complex DVD library, BBQ, full laundry facilities, continental breakfast.A perfect place to stay - your home away from home! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Franz Alpine Retreat Hotel Franz Josef