I stayed at this hotel as part of a tour operator package. Having stayed in a number of package tour hotels over the years I can definately say this was the best so far.
Excellent room with good facilities and a balcony and veiw of the mountains. The single room was spacious and had the advantage of an innner lobby so there was an extra door between the bedroom and corridor so cutting out almost all noise.
The hotel was immaculatley clean in both the room and the public areas.
There are in hotel sauna, pool etc but the free access to the massive thermal spa via an access tunnel was a very good bonus.
Staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotel organised curling evening was a great few hours of entertainment.
Food was very good, staying on half board I found I rarely needed to each much on the mountain for lunch. Breakfast had good continetal style choice with hot eggs and bacon daily, most days there were freshly cooked pancakes of waffles available plus all the usual pastries cakes fruit etc.
Evening meals were also very good, 4 home cooked courses of very good quality but only limited choice (selected at breakfast), plus a salad bar.
Drinks prices were reasonable but some wines seemed a little expensive.
It is centrally located in the town but is a quiet area and the town is quiet at night compared to many other resorts i have visited, it is approx 10-12 mins walk to the ski lift or there are very frequent ski busses that are free with your lift pass( drivers do not ask to see it).
There is no real defined bar area, I think this is because when the hotel is full the Cafe Pretzel is used for residents dining and would otherwise be a nice bar area, in fact during the day this seems to be the case, it is a shame as the bar area is often a nice focal point for the exchange of tips and hints about the resort and pistes from fellow skiers. As mentioned by other reviewers the lounge area by reception is not really large enough, but if you happen to get a seat by the log fire is a cosy place, drinks can be ordered and are brought to the lounge for you.
My stay was during Austrian half term and the hotel was full to capacity, even so my opinion was that the owners and staff went out of their way to make everyone feel welcome.
All in all an excellent stay at a very comfortable well run family hotel, I shall return to this hotel should I visit this resort again.
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- Oesterreichischer Hof Hotel Bad Hofgastein
- Oesterreichischer Hof Bad Hofgastein, Austria - Salzburg Region