Having read some negative reviews on here, it was with some trepidation that we approached the Alphof Hotel. After a week staying there in February 2014, I can only say that those who wrote the negative reviews must either be talking about a different hotel or have impossibly high standards. The only negative thing is the smoky bar - so don't go in it if you don't like smoky bars, which I hasten to add, I don't. Not a major problem though it is the first impression of the hotel which is unfortunate. So, that's the bad thing out of the way, now for the rest:
The food is excellent: great choice at the breakfast buffet, really nice food at night too. All typically Austrian. If you want British or international, go somewhere else.
Décor: again typically Austrian, ie charming and beautiful. Lots of wood.
Staff: friendly, helpful, but not sure how many of them speak English. I speak German so not a problem for me. Hilarious translations on daily menus ('goulash of young cattle') and weather reports ('in some valleys of the hair dryer will be upheld') - only added to our enjoyment of the holiday however.
Skibus stops outside hotel three times in morning and again returns to hotel three times in afternoon, so if you catch the right one, you don't need to walk up from the village.
Hotel is very popular with German guests. Brits who live in the past and dislike German guests, stay away. Personally, I'd rather have the German guests than hordes of Brits anyway (and I am British.)
Facilities: nice swimming pool but small. Really nice sauna area with two saunas and a steam room.
Bedroom: ours was fab. Bathroom décor a little old fashioned but spotlessly clean and everything in perfect working order. Austrian twin beds, balcony, sitting area, nicely decorated in main room. Towels provided along with robes for pool/sauna area.
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- Also Known As:
- Alphof Hotel Alpbach