We, my girlfriend and me, stayed at pension Johanna for a weekend.
When I booked the room I was already surprised, as the rates were ridiculously high (€340+ for a double for 2 nights). As per se I like staying in upper class hotels or little boutique B&Bs and this is Kitzbühl I thought that its gonna be alright. You will get a nice place for that amount of money.
Right after the booking you get the "contract" saying you pay sum x if you cancel x days in advance and this is the austrian law etc... Nowadays, with late cancellation possibilities all over the place, I thought this is quite oldschool. As we checked other hotels and B&Bs we saw why they do this. Cheaper & better. Fact.
To look stylish, they put up a Nespresso machine in the entrance. I thought, excellent, lets have one. But NO, first pay a Euro to the owner, who was standing next to you. What a nice welcome when you check in.
Then they wondered where we parked and why not in front of the house etc. As I found a parking 2 meters away (very lucky in Kitzbühel!) I didnt care but found out later, that they even charge you 5 € for that.
Warning signs in the very small room all over the place... do no use towels to clean shoes, do not run the water too long, do not STEAL anything etc. Ridiculous. Never seen anything like it. And no, it was not any boutique style. Just a plain, IKEA in the 90s furnitured room.
The sleep wasnt good either. Foam pillows, foam-ish-feeling blankets, windows couldnt be properly openend, super tiny 10" TV (and no, I do not judge a hotel by its TV size!), poor wifi reception in our room.
Breakfast was, apart from warning stickers saying that you are not allowed to make lunchbags, good. Well, and the owner sat basically next to us, "arranging" stuff. Weird.
At the check out, which is obviously not only at 12 but before (I think it was 10?) they even do not accept ANY cards. Too stingy to pay the 2% fee?!
Never ever go there again.
This couple should have never ever gotten into the hospitality industry in the first place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- **-Pension Johanna - "The hearty B&B in the heart of legendary Kitzbuehel". Perfectly located, quiet in the centre of the alpine city, just only a few minutes walk to the historic centre, to the cable cars (to the top of the famous Hahnenkamm), golf, tennis, railway stations etc. Bus stop just in front of the house. Limited space for car parking (pls. Reserve). A cosy small house with intimate atmosphere, individually styled accomodations, inkl. Shower/WC, flat-TV, hair dryer, non-allergic bedlinen etc. Non-Smoking! Breakfast will be served on MON-FRI 08:00-10:00 hrs, on weekend 08:30-10:30 hrs. CHECK-IN 14:30-18:00 hrs (later till 21:00 hrs on demand) CHECK-OUT 8:00-11:00 hrs RECEPTION 8:30-11:00 hrs & 14:30-18:00 hrs ... more less
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