I've already posted my review for Alpenrose for last year's visit (EnterpriseTravel), but wanted to give a brief new review for our 2010 (repeat) visit. We enjoyed the same qualities and amenities that caused us to recommend it last year, so this will add just a bit more. This year we doubled our scheduled stay to 4 nights from last year's 2 night trip. Although our short visit was less than the week or 2 that I found many European families make for Alpenrose, we did encounter more European families that were making visits that were shorter than 1 or 2 weeks. I chalked that up to the fact that our visit was later in the summer this year.
Among the things I noted this year, I found that there were many actitivities in the area around the hotel that we failed to notice or use. On site there are lots of spa amenties for parents. Off site we discovered that outdoor activities of all types are easily accessible. Hiking is popular. Paragliders hover overhead. Toboggan runs and cycling are also popular activities even during the non-winter times. I'm sure this place is even better during the winter.
Last year we had the impression that the inclusive meals were good and plentiful, but this year we got to appreciate that there were many fine dining options in the menu (as well as extensive wine options), which we hadn't really picked up on last year. Meals offer an abundance of riches for foodies, as well as lots of fare that geared towards kids' less sophisticated palates. You won't find a full menu, but each night for dinner you will have the option of several very nice (sometimes special) entrees and courses. The family atmosphere keeps the place from seeming stuffy, but we definitely noticed many more "gastronom" guests enjoying themselves this time around.
My ranking are all 4 and 5 for this hotel. A few items were 4s rather than 5 because I felt I should balance the 5s from last review. Not a change or drop in the level or quality of service or amenities from Alpenrose, just trying to give the most accurate ranking possible with the scale provided. Another hearty recommendation from our family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- General information:THE Kinderhotel in ****S-class in AustriaSince more than 15 years the “Leading Family Hotel & Resort Alpenrose” is the leading company of the European Kinderhotels and now it is also one of few Kinderhotels in ****-S-category with five Smileys in Austria. The brilliant offer of the hotel in the Tyrolean Lermoos includes among other things, child care by a minimum of 18 kindergartners, a large indoor playing area and an ample SPA area. The chilled and artificially snowed skiing exercise track and the all year adventure playground is worldwide unique. Wintertime shows itself on the south side of the Zugspitze - with 147 km ski slopes as well as for cross country skiing, snow boot hiking or ski guiding, which is offered from our hotel – special flaky. Winterfreshness takes a bath in our 750m² large SPA area (Relax-Guide: 16 points, 2 lilies). Since 2007 we have luxury-mega-suites up to 195m² over two floors as well as Wellness-Suites with steam bath, sauna, Jacuzzi etc. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alpenrose Hotel Lermoos