We stayed as a couple for the last week of the ski season (30/3/13-6/4/2013).
I don't want to repeat all the other comments about how good this hotel is, so I'll just add a few brief individual comments. Don't let the slight negatives put you off booking, the hotel has had a lot of money put into it- and it shows.
We managed to get into this hotel on a 'good' deal with Inghams Ski. Good price was probably due to being season end. The all inclusive service works very well- no nasty drinks bills to settle at the end of the week, If you have children and can make it back for lunch each day you will save yourself a small fortune over the week.
Big thanks to all the staff- especially our waiters Charlie and Sebastian + our Bulgarian maid (sorry I didn't get her name)
1-Our trip coincided with school holidays. Unfortunately the pool area becomes a noisy free for all, with the kids being... kids. I counted 15 children in the 6 person hot tub at one point. The outside sauna door was like a wild west salon door- kids in & out, leaving the door open when they left. If you don't have children avoid the school holidays!! Don't get me started about the kids playing in the lift and pressing all the buttons :-(
2-We heard from other guests there are some very old rooms being used in the old annexe/ staff building- avoid them.
3-We had a 'classic' suite in the main building- older décor but very clean. It was on the top floor, which meant a roof beam decreased head room. If you are over 5' 9" then get a different room, or pay the upgrade to a better room- I banged my head a couple of times.
4-The Spa area is divided by key card doors into the pool/outside textile (clothed) sauna/hot tub & the 'naked' spa area. If you get offended by seeing naked people you'll be missing the best area of the spa. Multi saunas and steam rooms. The saunas in the spa are no swimwear, ok if you're a man and want to cover with a towel- a bit more tricky for modest ladies who will have to get a couple of towels to cover up.
5-The bed pillows in the room are very soft. I wish the hotel had some firmer pillows to offer guests.
We want to return next year with our extended family but to afford it, it will have to be off season, Mid Jan or Late March. This place is going to be even more popular, which could push prices up and availability down.
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- Also Known As:
- Alpin-Resort Reiterhof Hotel Saalbach
- Alpin Hotel Saalbach
- Alpin Hotel Reiterhof