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Alpenhotel Tirol Galtur
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Galtur
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Would return in a heartbeat”
Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay at this fantastic hotel.

The service is perfect; just the right blend of warmth and professionalism to make you feel well looked after and welcome.

Dining is a highlight, food is imaginative, delicious and lavishly presented, and generous too! I took a tip from another review and went for small portions after first few nights! Breakfast has all the usual hams, smoked meats, cheeses, mueslis, yoghurts and breads plus boiled or scrambled eggs and thin bacon. Very tasty, especially the quince jam. Afternoon tea is a highlight, a range of delicious open sandwiches and small cakes and deserts. Just what you need after a day's skiing. Dinner is an experience, five courses all top quality and wonderfully presented. Select the day ahead from three choices of main course and the salad bar turns out a changing layout of dishes. The house wine was good, and the wine list included some great - and v reasonably priced - Austrian wines that we really enjoyed. Mr Lorenz was a knowledgable sommelier. Service in the restaurant was impeccable throughout.

Nice small bar, great local lager on tap and, again, excellent service.

Room was lovely, clean and well appointed and large. We upgraded to balcony and seating area and were very happy - wonderful views of the mountain. Bathroom had a bath, hand shower and bidet and separate toilet. Room was toasty warm throughout.

There is a boot and ski room but we took up the arrangement the hotel has with the ski shop near the bus stop and stored boots/skis there every night which avoided any problems with the drive and placed us at the ski bus every morning geared up. Yes the drive is a bit of a slope - but as this is a mountainous region it's expected, no? And it contributes to the silent peaceful nights residents enjoy off the road.

We used the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi most nights and found them excellent. Fluffy robes are provided. Take some pool flip flops.

There's a supermarket within a five minute walk and a great coffee shop the other way. Galtur is a lovely little village.

We went with Crystal who didn't add much, but Mr Lorenz made up for that; he gave us weather forecasts each morning and info about lift/piste closure at all resorts.

In terms of skiing, we liked Galtur, compact and quiet. Lovely little restaurant at the end of the red/black. Five mins from hotel on bus.

The other way, Ischgl was huge and has lots of pistes to offer. The weather wasn't ideal when we went and piste conditions weren't great. It's quite a busy area, the only one I've ever been to that boasts lap dancing clubs. Lots of v expensive high fashion ski-wear shops. There are some great long runs, including the one into Switzerland which is a must.

We'd love to return to the hotel. They made sure we had a great holiday.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

This is a lovely hotel with a great outlook on the edge of the village. Rooms are large with very comfortable beds. Also, the internal walls are made of masonary (which is not always the case) and soundproofing between rooms is very good.

Food is excellent the set menu has a good choice. Buffet breakfast has all you can reasonably expect. The wellness centre is also very nice. There is no swimming pool as such but the spa pool, steamroom and sauna are very good.

Other reviewers have commented on the steep drive. Yes it is steep but it does appear to be heated somehow and so is not often icy. Also, the owners have entered into an agreement one of the 2 local ski shops (Wolfart) whereby you can leave your kit in the rather than drag it back to the hotel. If you've gone to the mountains to ski or walk, you really shouldnt be that bothered about 30 metres of steep driveway !

Oh, and the owners and staff are extremely polite and helpful.

Room Tip: The best rooms look west and have a balcony.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

The Alpenhotel is one of the nicest hotels I've stayed in for a skiing trip. The staff are all very friendly, the food is very good and the rooms are all big and cosy warm. The ski and boot room in the basement is very handy - didnt use the other facilities so I cannot comment. The little hill up the driveway is nothing to worry about either.

The buses are regular and well sign posted. The Ischgl TV channel was a very useful for seeing what the weather was like in the resort - it was a bit windy one day so we went to Kappl for the day instead. Galtur itself is a bit too quiet for our liking but this can be rectified by the short bus trip to Ischgl. Wirl is a pretty small resort but good for beginners. Ischgl is a beast of resort with everything you could possibly want for skiing and boarding (think Tignes and Val D'Isere in one).

Everybody says to get off at the 2nd bus stop in Ischgl (which is correct) to add to this walk past the first seilbahn you get to and get on at the fimbabahn, even less queuing!
Only negatives we came across were:
The bar shutting at 2200 in the hotel.
We missed dinner one night and we were made to feel a bit guilty for not letting them know!
Very quiet nightlife.
We didnt get any local food like strudel or wiener schnitzel on the hotel menu - a minor gripe.

Highly recommend this hotel to anyone

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Not much I can add to the previous reviews. Good hotel, large rooms, warm and clean. Food was very good with some Heston Bluemental influence! The hill is manageable, but can be dicey depending on conditions. You can walk round the back of the hotel and get into town that way, but there is still a hill. Ski bus stop is about 400m walk (down that hill and around the corner). Buses run every 10 mins to both Wirl (2-3 min journey) or Ischgl (10 min journey). Tip - if going to Ischgl, don't bother getting bus until about 10am otherwise you will stand for ages in lift queue at Ishgl. Leave at 10, get off at 2nd gondola stop and you will be on the slopes at the same time as you would have if you left at 9am and stood in the queues.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2014

We stayed at the Alpenhotel in Galtur at the beginning of Jan 2014. The staff were incredibly friendly, no request was too much.
The evening food was amazing, 4 / 5 courses including starter, soup, salad, main, dessert. All presented beautifully and tasted delicious. Breakfast was less amazing but still very adequate with a choice of breads, cereals, meats, eggs etc. They also provided an apres ski snack which again was seriously good!!
The only reasons i haven't given the top rating (and these are minor) the spa area was not as good as some, and the location was up a steep slope which proved tricky in the mornings despite being gritted.
Overall i highly recommend this hotel and would revisit without a second thought.
On a separate note i would also recommend Galtur as being incredibly friendly

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Cardiff ,Wales
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

This is our third visit to this hotel and we rate it as excellent. Our room was one of the large (32sqm) south facing ones with balcony and sitting area, huge for just two of us. Beds are comfortable, no noise from anywhere and spotless. Staff change from previous visits, all are professional and efficient, owners stay the same and they maintain the excellent services in the hotel. Be sure to be back from skiing to have afternoon tea on at least one day, delicious open sandwiches and cakes provided, just buy a drink. Mostly UK guests, on this visit. All meals are first rate. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

A very good value for money family run hotel. All the staff are very friendly and helpful, from the family members on the front desk to the waiters in the restaurant. The hotel is clean and recently revamped in traditional Tyrolean style. The bedrooms are spotlessly clean, big and comfortable. They were a bit too warm but that “problem” was overcome by opening a window. Yes, the pillows are uncomfortable and take a bit of getting used to. The kitchen serves good quality food and lots of it. Breakfast and evening meals are very tasty with plenty of choice. Afternoon tea is a never ending buffet of sandwiches and cakes but you have to pay for drinks. The spa area is a bit small compared to some other hotels but this wouldn’t put us off staying here again. A really good stay at the Aplenhotel – thanks.
Avoid the problem of walking down the hill in your ski boots by leaving your ski gear in the Interpsort shop which is free and 50m from the hotel.
Unless you enjoy spending your evenings at Pacha with fat, ugly old Russian men spending thousands of euros on bottles of champagne and call girls – then avoid Ischgl. By all means ski there but stay in lovely Galtur and save yourself a fortune.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony as all these rooms are large and quiet
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Alpenhotel Tirol Galtur
Address: Nr. 68, Galtur 6563, Austria
Region: Austria > Austrian Alps > Tirol > Galtur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Spa
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Galtur
#3 Spa Hotel in Galtur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpenhotel Tirol Galtur 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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