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“Great accomodations....pleasant staff.....& a superior buffet!”

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Vitalhotel Glocknerhof
Ranked #38 of 42 Hotels in Zell am See
Reviewed July 26, 2013

When we haven't stayed at a European Hotel previously, we're always a little reserved what to expect....the Glocknerhof exceeded our expectations...for sure. We booked one of the suites since our 14 year old grandson was vacationing with us. The suite had a kitchenette and our balcony overlooked the rear courtyard and pool. Other than the 90's TV the suite was modern, clean and comfortable. If you plan to loose weight on your vacation, it will be hard to at the Glocknerhof....the morning and night buffet selections are too hard to resist. There are numerous sights and activities surrounding Zell am See. My grandson and I rented bicycles and biked 5 days to various locations, while my wife went sight seeing to the top of the Alps. As typical in Europe, the WIFi and fitness facilities are not to American standards. Our 8 day stay at the Glocknerhof really felt like a vacation (Urlaub) at an affordable price.

Room Tip: The newer rear addition faces onto the courtyard with less noise.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

What a brilliant Hotel, Spotless and the staff and food was amazing.
i have travelled to over 20 different ski resorts and feel like i have found one i want to return to again and again.
This holiday i was away with friends but the resort and hotel caters for families as well. Highly recommended.
Pool and sauna was great and above all clean and if you do swim in out door pool then you must have a roll in the snow.
Only moan is the church bells next door that start at 7am and ring sometime over 50 chimes.........fine for us as thats the time we wanted to get up.Also you can still smoke anywhere in Zell am See. ok if you smoke
A 20 minute walk after dinner and you are in town. Perfect to walk off the 3 or 4 course meals that are exceptional.
Kebab place in town is okish..........i am Dave 2 kebabs.....mention my name for a discount.

Room Tip: Try and be opposite side of Church
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Three guys on a ski holiday. Nice friendly staff, good selection and quality of food. The whole hotel was spotless. Great facilities in the pool area, Sauna, Steam etc. We would have no hesitation in returning one year. Only downside is a short taxi ride required to get back from the more lively areas of zell am see but only 8 Euros so did not see this as a problem, on the plus the ski lift is a few minutes walk away. Stay away from the kebab house opposite the station and if you must only one !!! ask Dave two kebabs ;-)

Room Tip: Right hand side can be loud as the church bells ring from 7.30 is, not bad for us as we wanted to be...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

We just stayed here for the second time, and must say this hotel is not so good anymore. I think Austria has its own star rating system because this place is not 4 star for sure.
We did enjoy the food - a good selection available every day.
What we hated was:
The bar area is very small and always packed with smokers including the staff - it stinks, and you have to walk throught it to the dining hall. If you want to enjoy a drink before or after dinner and you don't smoke then forget it - you have to go elsewhere. We could not believe how people allow their small children to sit there in all that smoke!
There is a lot of noise from the bar area until the early hours including the bar staff - shouting laughing - really over the top.
The spa is only open a few hours a day.The showers are not private and you are clearly meant to be naked in there but they allow children to play in there?! It has a chilling-out area but forget it when there are screaming children everywhere.
They have no storage for ski equipment, the other hotels all do - so rather go there.
They only have german TV so forget on catching any CNN or anything - I guess they don't want international guests?
The church next door has an annoying clock tower and it seems there is very little air coming into the rooms so if you leave the window open you hear it every quarter hour.
Staff were generally nice, except for the owner (wife) who was very business like, and even though she knew we did not understand German - she would always answer us in these looong German sentences - well we got the message (speak my language or go away).
This hotel needs to decide what it wants to be - either a spa, or ski hotel, or family hotel - at the moment they try to be everything and they don't do it well.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

The hotel is located near a busy road, also called on all day near the church.Rooms at 3 * All Inclusive * Level 2.Great reluctance on the bar staff when dispensing beverages, especially bartender Mara.Zell am See and its surroundings are beautiful, but in another hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms are bad (church bell)
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

We visited Schüttdorf on a package skiing holiday. Everything in the hotel is ok, but a 4star? As we traveled with children a buffet formula for breakfast and dinner is ok. But still then the standards could be higher (plain calorie-rich ski-food). We really liked the soups, so there a plus for the chef. Strange that in wine you can only choose from red or white and only by glass. Where is this wine coming from? I prefer red, but their choice isn't fantastic.
The hotel is quite good equipped for skiing (groups) with a storage room, a parking next door, being close to busstation and Areitbahn. The spa is nice but sometimes loud when children also use it. The roomsize is also good and bigger than in most resorts. The element that was less ok was the second bed. It was a couch bed from not the best quality. This is not even close to 4star when you stay for a week. When you offer quadruple you should be able to offer all guest full quality bedding. I would rate it an average 3star tourist hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

The best point for this hotel is the spa. I have been in a lot of hotels with spa and some just say they have a spa (with a small wooden sauna and a plastic jacuzzi). This hotel has a real spa area (at least 100mp) at the basement - you take the elevator in your bathrobe and come to the spa area. Two steam saunas, one infrared sauna, one wet sauna and an exterior pool (water pretty cold in winter though).

The next best thing is that in the hotel's parking (large good parking in the courtyard by the way) comes a bus where you can rent the ski equipment from. You just go inside and it is full with equipment. No more going on foot to rental shops. And at the end of the trip you just leave the ski equipment in the special heat room for skis of the hotel (another nice feature of this hotel which is clearly made for skiers - the room with a separate entrance from the parking where you leave your skis and boots overnight to dry).

Also, the free ski bus station is just 50 meters away. For me it was an excellent stay for the ski trip.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Brucker Bundesstrasse 49, Zell am See 5700, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Zell am See
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #38 of 42 Hotels in Zell am See
Hotel Class:4 star — Vitalhotel Glocknerhof 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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