We stayed at the hotel during our ski holiday. We spent 7 nights there. Our room was big and comfortable, with separate toilet and a bathroom with a bath tube. The room was very clean and had a nice view. The only thing I did not like about it was the bed - it was extremely hard! It took me several nights to get used to it and be able to sleep the whole night without waking up a few times in uncomfortable positions.
But it wasn't the room that was the best about the place. It was the wellness and relaxation area! The hotel had a swimming pool (a bit cold I must confess, I'd rather it was several degrees warmer!) and a tepidarium that were available to all, and a relaxation area and wellness area that were available to adults only. The relaxation area had about 15 beach recliners. The room was bathing in warm lights, the walls and ceiling were painted in relaxing, warm colors and relaxing music was played. We used to spend a couple of hours there before dinner, reading. Since no children were allowed, it was very quiet, except for occasional snores. Next to the relaxation area there was a wellness area. In it there were 3 types of sauna, foot massage and a jacuzzi. My favorite was an inhalation sauna - the temperature there was slightly lower then in Finnish sauna - about 60-70 degrees C. The light was changing every minute or so, varying between all the colors of the rainbow. The room was filled with an etheric oil, smelling of apple, cinnamon and some other more subtle ingredients. Extremely relaxing after the whole day spent skiing in bad weather! But one word of advice - the wellness area is naked area! You're allowed to use a towel (most don't), but not a bathing suit. So if you feel uncomfortable seeing and being seen naked, stay away!
My next word of praise goes to the restaurant. The food was delicious(even if the choice each evening was between fish and two meat dishes, and I'd prefer to have a vegetarian option to choose as well). Every evening we were served 5-course dinner - appetizer, soup, salad buffet with huge choice, main course and 3 types of dessert to choose from. The wines (Austrian only) recommended to the menu were expensive, but good too. And the stuff was extremely attentive, always smiling and making us feel as friends, and not guests.
Breakfast buffet was copious. Between 15:30 and 17:30 there was a free cake buffet as well.
The hotel was right by the ski slope, connected to it by a ski bridge. On the other hand, it was quite a walk (10 min. carring skis) from after ski at Lurzer Alm (see separate review).
And one more thing - as I learn German, I cherish every opportunity to practice it. Three years ago I went skiing in Bad Gastein, expecting to practice my German. In fact, I'd used a few month brushing up my German before I went. To my huge disappointment nobody wanted to speak German! Even if I started the conversation in German, the reply was delivered in English! It made me really frustrated! So this time I expected it to be the same. But it was not! Of course, the whole stuff was speaking English as well, but I could practice as much German as I wanted this time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Winter holiday at the Romerhof HotelSkiing pleasure from the end of November to the beginning of May in snow-guaranteed Obertauern in the Salzburger Land.In the midst of the fantastic Salzburg mountain landscape, the Romerhof Hotel Superior offers a superlative winter holiday in the Salzburger Land. Perfect snow and slope conditions high up where the snow is right at home. With the perfect location of the four-star alpine hotel next to the ski area and the cross-country trails network, the Romerhof promises a carefree winter holiday in Obertauern.Experience the exclusive, relaxing atmosphere of the Romerhof alpine hotel. You'll be impressed from the very first day by the amenities our hotel has to offer. From the restaurant to the wellness area and our very special spot directly next to the linked ski region, you'll find everything you need here for the perfect skiing holiday. Naturally, there is also plenty of apres-ski in Obertauern.The hotel's own Romerbar is the perfect place to meet other people. Enjoy one of our numerous cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere. ... more less
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