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Chalet Sonne
Reviewed 28 March 2012

A truly great chalet for a great ski experience of Austria. I would come back here every year...... It's beautiful. The staff are very helpful and nothing is too much trouble. The short walk to the bus is no trouble at all, it's your morning warm up :)

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

We were a group of 12 family and friends,with ages from 9 to 40's so we were looking for plenty of space, which we certainly found at Chalet Sonne. The chalet is very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen for cooking although we did eat out a lot of the time. The town and ski slopes are a short walk away where we shopped at the spar and local bakers. There are also supermarkets within a short distance. This was a first skiing holiday for a lot of us which we thoroughly enjoyed. We will certainly be back and hope to stay at Chalet Sonne again.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Our third visit and we were not disappointed. Our chalet hosts were very helpful and friendly and the food was generous. We all felt at home and comfortable and it is a great chalet to chill out and relax after a day on the slopes. The sauna and table tennis are nice extras and add to a very good chalet package.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Thank Nick C
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Reviewed 4 March 2011

Within our group of 8 friends none of us had taken a ski holiday to Austria before let along Maria Alm, so if you've never been, as newcomers to the area we can absolutely 100% recommend it.

Equally we would all recommend Chalet Sonne as a great place to make your home for a week. Great service from Steve, Natalie, and Claire, and very comfortable and relaxing, perfect after the day's exploits. We have rated the chalet as 4 overall rather than 5 for two reasons: the food was good but not great (I think another reviewer mentioned not very inventive which is probably a fair assessment), and secondly the location. We knew we had a short drive to the main ski area, which we made every morning (despite Natrun slopes being a 5 min walk away we much preferred heading to Arberg from where you can explore the entire Hochkonig ski area), but having to make the short transfer does slow down the start to the day!

For us Maria Alm striked the right balance of serenity with some good aprés ski bars, but certainly won't keep hardened party goers busy for long. The Hochkonig ski region was equally well setup for beginners and intermediates especially, very few queues, and some really nice places to eat/drink up on the slopes, especially the new Steinbock Alm restaurant above Hinerthal.

We look forward to heading back sometime.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 February 2011

We have just had a fantastic holiday with friends at the Chalet Sonne. The chalet was amazing - beyond expectation. The Chalet Hosts - Steve & Natalie were fantastic. They were so in tune with what are needs were and helped and advised, sharing their knowledge of the area - brilliant.

The food was superb. The facilities and comfort within the Chalet - superb.

Maria Alme was charming & beautiful. The amazing ski show on the tuesday evening - very entertaining.

Thanks for making our holiday perfect.

Jo & Geoff

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 January 2011

Having been to Maria Alm in the summer we wanted to epxerience this beautiful Austrian village in the winter months for a skiing holiday with our young family and friends. Chalet Sonne is sutuated about a ten minute walk from the centre of the village, ski schools and slopes which although generally fine can prove challenging at the end of the day with the small ones. The accommodation itself is very bright, clean and well maintained and has great views over the mountains. The chalet host Steve was very accommodating and flexible to the needs of the children. The food was generally fine although a little limited in its variety and disappointingly a lot of pre-prepared and frozen food was used. This was my first experience of catered chalet where the cake for afternoon tea came straight from a packet. The skiing itslef in Maria Alm is very limited for all but children and beginers but this meant it was very quiet. The skiing for the more advanced has to be reached by bus or taxi to the Aberg lift and this makes it a bit more challening with groups of differing abilities or those with children in the Maria Alm ski school. The buses are not that regular and therefore getting back in time to collect the children is always a bit stressful. I personally would recommend booking the children into a ski school on the Aberg pistes. This way you could check in on them regularly without too much difficulty. In all Chalet Sonne is a comfortable location to spend a week but has its limitations in terms of food quality and variety and its access to the slopes for family groups with differing standards of skiers. Whilst we had a good time, I will pick a different location for next year's trip.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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Thank JohnTwine
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Reviewed 10 January 2011

We had a wonderful ski holiday. Staff Steve Natalie and Claire were friendly and helpful. Marketing Manager Jason was a great host and we enjoyed skiing with him. Food was god and plentiful. New Years Eve and New Years Day were experiences that everyone will remember ! Great fun all round. Skiing area has something for everyone.

Distance from Chalet to lifts might deter some but the excellent Taxi service @ 2 euros per person was good value. You just need to budget for it.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Thank clivelewes
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Address: Gasteg 40, Maria Alm 5761, Austria
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Region: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Maria Alm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 39 Speciality Lodging in Maria Alm
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The chalet has a spacious wood paneled living room with comfortable seating and is equipped with a flat screen TV & DVD player. On the lower ground floor you will find a Sauna where skiers can relax after that challenging day on the slopes.Your alpine home has direct views to the slopes of the Aberg mountain. As part of the immense Hochkonig circuit with 39 ski lifts and over 150km of prepared pistes some great skiing awaits you on this Austrian Holiday. ... more   less 
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Chalet Sonne Maria Alm, Austria - Salzburg Region

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