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Sporthotel St. Christoph
Certificate of Excellence
Hertfordshire
Level 6 Contributor
73 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“You get what you pay for!!”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Myself, husband and two daughters have just returned from a week's stay at this hotel / resort. Having read some of the other guests' reviews, I was compelled to write my own.

Although I agree with some of the comments made, I think it's fair to give an opposing opinion on some of them.

Yes, the rooms are not particularly well decorated, but are certainly adequate and what I felt was a massive plus was the amount of storage, ie. shelves etc., particularly in the bathroom, and also coat hooks. This may seem a minor point, but we stayed in a chalet in Val d'Isere in Feb half term, which we shared with friends, and paid a lot more money for, but there was nowhere to hang anything and nowhere to put anything in the bathroom....very irritating. So we found our room small but perfectly formed. Incidentally, we had rooms 302 and 303 and had no complaints with either the view or any noise - the balcony was a Godsend as it did get hot in the room and one day it was so hot outside, we pulled our chairs onto the balcony and enjoyed a glass of wine whilst soaking up some rays!! Having said that, I didn't like the fact that the balcony is one long shared balcony with no separation, hence security and privacy were compromised.

The shower room was perfectly adequate. There was no bath, but the shower was large and again, plenty of hanging space for towels etc.

I would agree that the rooms are not cleaned very well at all. I stayed in our room one morning whilst our daughters' interconnecting room was being cleaned.....it took no more than 10 minutes!!! This consisted of emptying the bins, folding towels (not replacing them), plumping the pillows and taking the duvet, folding it up and leaving it on the bed for us, the guests, to lay out properly. The room's shelves and TV were all very dusty.

We were also very short on toilet rolls and kept thinking that when the room was attended to the following day, this would be obvious and we would be left more, but we wasn't and ended up pinching a loo roll from the reception toilet.

A couple more negatives on the room is that the TV is pretty antiquated and could do with updating and also the pillows were awful....they completely enveloped your head almost covering your face. Again, irritating, but not a major problem.

The food: well, this was the highlight of our stay. The food was way above the standard we expected and there was plenty of it. The wine isn't the best, but, again, there's plenty of it and it does the job....not the place for wine snobs, but as my title says, you get what you pay for. The afternoon tea was a bit hit and miss, but we felt it was so close to the evening meal time, we didn't want much to eat at this time anyway. Having said that, when we did eat what was on offer at afternoon tea, we were very satisfied with the quality. We also felt breakfasts were more than adequate and did not have a problem with being asked to sit at the same tables all week....we made some very good friends in doing this.

Comparing it again to our chalet in Val, the food was far better here.

Because we fancied some better wine, during one of our trips to St. Anton, we popped into the Spar supermarket and bought some.....easy!!!

Our daughters thoroughly enjoyed the pool, table tennis and the pool table, although the pool table and all it's related equipment desperately needs renewing. I would suggest that the hotel reception holds onto equipment such as bats, cues etc. and loan them out as and when as we found that the bats and ping pong balls kept going missing as people (mostly teenage boys) kept them so as to 'hog' the table.

The winter garden is a wasted space and could benefit from either more table tennis tables or entertainment of some description.

It would have been nice to buy drinks from the bar before 4pm...not everybody skis all day!

Inghams offered a few excursions, but these were fairly low key and not sold very well. Of course, if you object to paying the cost of a trip to Lech, then there is a perfectly good bus service so everyone has a choice.

We did think it was kind of odd that we had to settle our bar bill by the Thursday....after this, the bar is cash only...not only annoying because we didn't have much cash and there's no cash machine in St. Christoph, but also it doesn't really make business sense as I'm sure people would merrily continue spending until the day of departure to the benefit of the hotel.

The boot room was very good and very convenient for the nursery slope, although we did find that one morning our skis and boots had been moved....not sure if this had happened by mistake or someone was playing a joke. I would advise using some form of lock if possible.

We were somewhat disappointed at the amount of pistes for beginners in St. Christoph and St. Anton. Myself and my daughters are relative newcomers to skiing and we incorrectly thought that both resorts had lots of green runs, only to find out by other guests that green runs in Austria mean cross country, not slopes for novices. Therefore, we felt the hotel's grading of 4 out of 5 for beginners was very misleading....this clearly related to the fact that it's located next to the ski school and the only nursery slope. Other than that, the easiest pistes are blues and some of these suddenly merge into reds....be warned.

I think that's about it, but the bottom line is that this hotel is excellent value for money. We paid £2,500 for this holiday and felt it was very cheap and therefore, did not have very high expectations, but the reality was that some of our expectations were actually exceeded. Also, all our travel to and from the hotel was seamless, comfortable and reliable....I thoroughly recommend Austrian Airlines.

Room Tip: We had interconnecting rooms 302 and 303 both with balconies and were very happy with these, althoug...
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Worcester
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

We have just returned from a week's skiing at the Sporthotel St Christoph and can report that a great time was had by our party of five at this friendly and comfortable hotel.
St Christoph is an upmarket resort (Nick Clegg was spotted there at the weekend!) and the Sporthotel gives you all the benefits of the resort with its easy access to the slopes at a very reasonable price. The main advantages were the well-maintained equipment from the shop in the hotel basement, and the convenience of 'ski-out, ski-in.' The all inclusive catering was also very good, the highlights being home-made cakes and soup at afternoon tea and the three-course dinner which included a generous supply of unassuming but excellent French wines. The management and staff were very helpful and friendly: special mention must be given to Adam, Fraser and Tim but also not forgetting the excellent restaurant and bar staff who looked after us so well. Lastly, thanks must also go to the Inghams reps John and Jeremy who arranged some very enjoyable trips out and four days of sunshine.

Room Tip: Floor 3 is probably the best - quiet and the highest floor served by the lift.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2012

We have just had a great week in this hotel. I am amazed that some customers have only given it a 1 out of 5. If you expect the 5 star Hospiz for this value you are out of your tiny minds. This hotel is warm, friendly and cosy and provides great food and basic (but quaffable) wines for a fraction of the price you would paying in the Hospiz. (7 people in the St Christoph versus 1 in the Hospiz?). Forget Inghams' star rating, in terms of value for money it is unlikely to be beaten.
We found the staff great fun, very amenable and always ready to help and provide local knowledge. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the service efficient at all meal times.
Most issues raised by other reviewers in our view are insignificant and will no doubt be addressed by the end of this first season as an Inghams hotel.
Thanks to all staff, especially Tim the Restaurant Mgr, (and not forgetting James for keeping those lovely fires in).

Room Tip: We asked for a balcony, but on floor 1 the only view was the annex! Suggest you check what the view...
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2012

There is clearly a divergence of views about the Inghams Sport Hotel, I will try to explain why this is.
The hotel has apparently been renovated but the attention to detail is poor and many corners have been cut. This, compounded with amateur staff who say some of the right words but fail on most occasions when required to provide service, takes the gloss off the overall effect. For example Adam, the manager said in his welcome address that we should tell him if we had any problems and they would be corrected. Adam, look at the photos, do you need your guests to snag your hotel for you?
In the context of real Austrian 4.5 star hotels this is simply inadequate.
Of course Inghams, like most other chalet hotel operators award their own ratings so if you are used to chalets this may compare reasonably. My personal view is that the rating is 3 star.
I have added photos of some of the negatives eg peeling and leaking room radiator, cracked walls and ceiling, ok bathroom but fitted with a shower curtain not glass screen (when did you last see that in a 4.5 star?), Room curtains without hooks, the superficially pleasant, but actually grubby at the waterline, pool and the strange Wintergarden with screens to hide junk.
The other negative is that Inghams seem more interested in maximising their income from the guests than in providing customer service, for example the offer of a bus trip to Lech for 17.50 euros each with the explanation that the ski/post bus service is dreadful and we would be stranded in Lech. Most guests seemed to travel extensively and all appeared to get back just fine. We certainly did! The application of fees for the use of credit and debit cards also appeared to be farming for profit and the lift company does not charge a fee for debit cards-shame on you Inghams.
I found all of this frustrating and would not have booked if I had known but in fairness must acknowledge that there is no similarly priced hotel in St Christoph but I think plenty elsewhere in St Anton at 3 star level. On the plus side I found the food to be pleasant and plentiful with excellent baking/pastry. Wine was good. Again though the food is not Austrian 4 star standard.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Norwich
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2012

Went with a group of around 20 and had a very enjoyable time here with great food.
Room was more that adequate, warm and clean, with hot showers and comfortable beds. Staff were friendly and helpful - especially in the restaurant. Food was plentiful - as was the wine! Loved the canapes and cocktail before dinner! NIce pool of a good size and a sauna to ease some of the days aches and pains away.
If I had paid £2000 I may have been disapointed, but I didn't and as such I felt that this was great value for money and the facilities and staff contributed to a great holiday!

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the piste
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

The hotel is not a four star and we were let down on a number of points although we did have a great holiday.

The rooms are very basic and are decorated awfully, there was a very small tv which only had about three English channels. The towels were changed once and although the bed was made every day there wasn't much evidence of any cleaning. No tea or coffee in the room or any nice little extras.

The food was basic and although we had a couple of nice evening meals, we ate out three of the seven nights. The dining room was like a school canteen and everyone had to sit in the same seats for breakfast and dinner all week.

Breakfast was ok but nothing special. We tried to get afternoon tea a couple of times but all of the soup was finished and when asked if there was anything left, it was quite simply a no.

The wine was horrible and although some of the group drank it, I had to drink water all night as they refused to provide a soft drink. The only alternative if you don't want to drink vinegar is a child like orange cordial which was disgusting. The manager refused to provide anything else as he told us it was too expensive for the hotel to provide, who knew coke was so expensive!

One evening there was nothing on the menu which I liked as it was very restrictive, again when asked if there was any alternative a very defensive catering manager said he couldn't promise anything but would ask the chef. This was the day before so plenty of time to arrange. Only one option was available which I suspect was the left over curry from the previous night, anyway it was vile and I hardly ate any of it. The hotel even ran out of bread one day.

We went to the welcome meeting where the message was that they could be flexible and to ask if there were any problems. However, on the two simple requests we felt let down.

The customer service depended on who you spoke to, not sure how much training the staff had actually had, however we did have the misfortune of sharing the bus back to the hotel one evening, which was interesting to say the least! One example which was particularly off putting was the waitress scraping the left overs from all of the plates onto one plate in front of us. Certainly not the customer service I would expect.

However, on the plus side on transfer day one member of staff offered to help me with my suitcase to the bus, this was the only positive customer service I experienced.

Some of the residents were extremely loud and felt it was appropriate to run around with no shoes or socks on (adults not children), again not what I would expect from a hotel.

The swimming pool was cold and that whole area needs some work carried out as there were tiles missing and it looked tatty in places.

Overall the hotel felt like a cheap version of butlins and I have no desire to return to this 'hotel'. The resort itself was very small but pretty, there was no spa shop or anywhere to buy some drinks and nibbles. The Hospiz hotel has a lovely bar but the spa would not offer any treatments unless you were a resident - not the best policy as they lost out on quite a lot of business!

However, Hotel Maieness has a good bar and the spa was great. Great customer service and a relaxing, sophisticated and understated environment. We wished we were staying there.

St Anton is brilliant, good bars and shops with a buzz. Great skiing and loads of it, we will be returning, just not with Inghams.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

Reading other reviews there are aspects of truth in all but we've just come back from a great week here ( group of 8 adults). Lets get over the star rating thing- yes the nearest other hotel is a true five star and if you have 5k to spend for a week then book there but this gives excellent value for money that we've not found elsewhere in many years of skiing. The we had a room with balcony and found it was spacious with plenty of places for kit,clothes and cases.The boot room has heaters for drying your boots, and has great access out to slopes. The food is truly great and the afternoon tea with cakes/soup etc brill. Nice pool too (sauna only open 4-7pm though). Hotel staff were great and helped make the hols - there is a bar/dancefloor if you feel the need to have a late one too(but no noise from it in our second floor room at all).
Yes the decor is more like an upmarket travel lodge than chic chalet, and yes the cleaning needs some attention but to be honest these things didnt spoil a great trip.

Room Tip: 4t floor is not connected by lift (only up to floor 3 then stairs!). Try and get a slope facing room...
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Property: Sporthotel St. Christoph
Address: St. Christoph 6, St. Christoph am Arlberg 6580, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Tirol > St. Christoph am Arlberg
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in St. Christoph am Arlberg
Hotel Class:3 star — Sporthotel St. Christoph 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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