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Alpenland Sporthotel
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Maria Alm
Speyer, Germany
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

My wife and I stayed here this Spring and found the staff very friendly and helpful. Although the hotel seems to be on a limited budget, it was very clean. The food in the restaurant was excellent. They have very good daily specials, so we ended up eating here most evenings. Recommend their pizzas! I was surprised that they want to charge their guests €8 for 3 hr of Internet usage. I assumed that this might be the norm in Austria, but after just returning from a week at a variety of gasthouses and pensions along the Danube, where most had free WiFi in the rooms, it is not the case. I read one review that you need a module in the room. So that explains why there were so many guests in the lobby area every morning, afternoon, and evening with their laptops and tablets. They need to add WiFi capability to the top of their upgrades.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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La Grange, Illinois
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

We stay at the Alpenland Sporthotel every four years or so because we are ARI members. We have enjoyed our stays with compfy rooms with a great view. Food is OK. Maria Alm and neighboring towns offer a lot to do (in the summer). We have never visited in the winter.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

We visited this hotel as a timeshare exchange and were worried by reviews that we had seen on this site. The hotel is most definitely not what you expect from a timeshare in the USA, but was perfectly acceptable. We had a 1 bedroom apartment without a kitchen (offered to upgrade for 100 euro) but it had a small fridge, a bathroom with bath and shower and a bedroom with full sized single beds as well as the living room with a double bed. Highlight of the room was the balcony, with a fabulous view over the town and towards the mountains. Ther shower had excellent pressure and there was plentiful hot water.
One slight negative was that as it was off season, the bar was not open, although there were always people sitting in it and you could order drinks via reception. Contrary to other reviews, we found the staff polite and helpful, with the natural reserve that Austrians have. The room did look slightly tired, but nothing too bad.
We visited in June, which is off season, although there was still a wide variety of places to eat within easy walking distance. The area is beautiful, with lots to see and do.

Room Tip: The rooms in B block have a fantastic view from the balcony.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

My husband and 2 young sons had the most amazing time visitng Austria last week. The hotel initally charged me 100 euros to upgrade our room, as it wasnt what we were expecting, but nevertheless it was worth it. The hotel itself was very quite, location was peaceful, yet tranquil with varying things to do. We didnt have a problem keeping the boys occupied. The only complaint I had with this hotel, is that I had some clothes go missing from our room on the last day, and no-one including hotel reception staff would accept any responsibility...... I knew what clothes had been taken with me, so beware, the only people who enter your room are the Maids on a daily basis!!!!!

Room Tip: A family suite is worth paying the bit extra for, if they are available to get the kitchen and dinin...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

We chose this hotel because it was the only one in the area offered through Interval International. While we wouldn't hesitate to return to the Maria Alm area any time of year (but be warned, it is a very "early to rise, early to bed" kind of place during the off-season which includes June), we wouldn't choose to stay at the Alpenland again.

There are plenty of good things about Alpenland - the warm welcome, the friendly daytime staff, the good sized room (we had the basic hotel room with no kitchen), the cleanliness and the decent shower (good water pressure and plenty of hot water - heaven for me after a long walk!)...

But there were plenty of things that I found annoying over the week we were there, things which wouldn't bother me if I was just staying a couple of nights. For example: no kettle in the room; no free wifi (although it was free at other hotels and restaurants in town - we had several meals in Hotel Eder around the corner and enjoyed their cozy restaurant and free wifi); a dearth of powerpoints in the room; old and worn-out gym equipment and no exercise mats; the double bed was really two singles pushed together with a 3 inch gap between them; the 1 pillow allocated per bed was very, very thin and the mattress was ok but a bit on the hard side - there were a couple of nights where I found it very uncomfortable to sleep and sitting up in bed to read or watch tv was not possible. I was also surprised that the outdoor tables for eating and drinking weren't available to us, and that there wasn't really a proper bar in the hotel. There is a bar in the reception area, but you have to chase someone down to serve you, and they close at 10pm sharp and were pretty grumpy if you didn't want to go to your room right away. The hotel right next door - Thalerhof or something like that - was lots of fun in the evenings.

In short, we we found ourselves having to seek out what we wanted from Alpenland in other hotels - eg free wifi, the occasional late breakfast, a coffee drink at 9.45pm etc. - because Alpenland was too stingy to bother to provide those services. The other hotels in the town seemed much more accommodating to their guests.

There are plenty of charming restaurants, cafes and nature walks in Maria Alm so you can spend a couple of days here without a car. In June, it also seemed to be the only town in the vicinity that was open. If you can get further afield, Zell am See is especially nice for strolling around in with great food - try the Grand Hotel and sit outside overlooking the lake; or the Rathaus Cafe in Seefelden for a delicious inexpensive breakfast or piece of cake while enroute to one of the amazing High Alpine drives or other sightseeing days, eg Eagle's Nest. We also stayed in Salzburg overnight and I would recommend at least one full day in this really lovely city - we stayed on a Friday and stumbled into some gorgeous music programmes (for free!) in the many churches in the old town. We found the Austrians to be really lovely and welcoming, and if you can grade a country on the state of their public bathrooms, then Austria is at the top of the list. Try the weissbier (wheat beer), the local red wines (blau frankische is one), sachertorte (chocolate cake), eiscafe (coffee over vanilla ice cream) and those yummy little dumplings - spaetzle. Enjoy your wonderful trip!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

It's too bad that this hotel is showing its age as the other hotels in the area look newer and more charming. With that said, we found most of the staff to be helpful and the hotel clean. We had a room that had a separate bedroom with two twin beds so we had plenty of room to spread out.

As for the location, it is a bit isolated but that makes this place a very relaxing and stress-free place during low season. If you are driving from Saalfelden (per the hotel's directions), the hotel is not in the center of Maria Alm but just past it. We mistakenly thought it was in the center of town and kept driving up the tiny little road looking for the hotel. It wasn't until we asked a restaurant employee where it was and we were told to go back to the main road and make a left turn and go about 300 meters.

The center of town is small and charming. We had breakfast at the Cafe Bauer (an Austrian chain) which was about a block away and found that we got more bang for our Euro by eating there rather than at the hotel where breakfast was 14 Euro. Additionally, there was a Billa supermarket across from Cafe Bauer where you can stock up on groceries.

The hotel also had one washing machine and one dryer. It would probably make sense for them to have more than one washing machine, especially when high season kicks in. It cost approximately 4 Euro to wash a load of laundry.

If you are planning on booking day trips from the hotel, the hotel needs at least 6 people to book the trip or else it will be cancelled. There is a place in town (Eder Taxi) where you can book day trips and it would probably make sense to use them instead of the hotel. Not sure why the hotel doesn't work with neighboring hotels to get the 6 people needed for the trip.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2012

The first thing we received was a smile and friendly hello. Our stay was during the off season so yes, it WAS quiet. Less than half of the hotel was occupied so we had all the attention of the staff who were absolutely wonderful. The ladies at the front desk were cheerful, helpful and always smiling. Frederick and his staff in the restaurant were very nice. Our room was on the first floor with a back porch, table and chairs which provided a beautiful view of the snowcapped mountains and some of the village. The internet service was expensive, at 8Euro per 3 hrs. If you have a vehicle this is a very good location for traveling around the Salzburg and Tyrol states. You are within 2 hours of Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg and many other siteseeing opportunities like Lake Hallstatt, Bertchasgarten and many different castles including Hohenwerfen where they filmed "Where Eagles Dare". It's my understanding during ski season this village HOPS including the hotel. There is also a hiking season when it gets busy, too. As a timeshare exchange it provided a very nice place to stay and do our traveling around the area. The unit we had was one room with a separate living area. The TV had CNN World News. Doing laundry was an issue and it wasn't free. The housekeeping staff was responsive as was maintenance when we had an issue with a door. One of the best things about the hotel was the indoor pool and sauna. The hotel offers meal plans which we did not opt for since we were traveling so much. If you're a coffee drinker there are a few options which are all expensive. Get it in hotel or walk to the local Bauer and get it. The village has a supermarket within a 5 min walk where you can get wonderful selections of brotchens, meat, cheeses, wine and beer. The local bottled beer, Stiegl is a very nice Pilsner. If you don't speak or understand German don't be afraid. The main players on the staff speak English as do most of the folks in the country. Learn a few words or phrases and they will know you're trying and help you. For exchange folks you will have to pay the daily tax which totaled around $25. Gas when we left was about Euro 1.49 per liter. (do the conversion math based on 1 gallon equaling 3.8 liters then factor the current exchange rate) If you visit Maria Alm you won't regret it. If you're a skier, you'll love it. I learned how the ski slope system works. Ski over the hills for 20 miles and catch the bus back. Another area to visit is Gerlos. Have fun and I hope this helps.

Room Tip: Odd number 100 series faces the village and mountains and have porches.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Alpenland Sporthotel
Address: Hochkoenigstrasse 31, Maria Alm 5761, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Maria Alm
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Maria Alm
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Hotel Class:4 star — Alpenland Sporthotel 4*
Number of rooms: 82
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