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“GUESTS IN CHARGE OF SECURITY”
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Hotel Rossl
Ranked #57 of 73 Schladming B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 January 2011

I stayed at this hotel in January this year. I was travelling with Crystal holidays and it was part of a ski holiday. Before I left, Crystal were pretty upfront regarding the hotel, but unfortunately their summary of the pros and cons were in my opinion, less than accurate. As you can see from my rating I give The Rossl two stars at of a possible five, so what were the two stars for? Firstly, my room was clean and comfortable if rather small (I was travelling alone). Secondly, the food, although served at another hotel round the corner, was for me, a veggie, really quite good. I found it useful to provide the chef with some culinary ideas at the beginning of the week which he tried out on me. Others in my group had no complaints about the food either.

So where were the stars lost? Well the location of the hotel is rahter unfortunate. It's about ten minutes walk from either ski lift, which is not bad but it's right next to two churches with VERY LOUD BELLS. Especially the one that goes off at 7 each morning. Secondly the hotel is above a nightclub. The music is well insulated from the third floor where the accomodation is, but unfortunately the drunks that turn out of the club and shout in the street below are not. Other street sound included a monster snow plough at 5.30 and a delivery at a store nearby at about the same time.

The Rossl is not very cosy. On the first floor is a reception, never manned during my stay and a bar similarly deserted. There was a half drunk bottle of orange on the bar on Saturday night and there it stayed until Friday when it was tidied away. It was dark and unwelcoming. On the second floor was a dark landing with a four piece suit, two leather armchairs and sofas. The bedrooms lead off this landing.

But the really worrying problem during my visit was security. How surprised I was one morning during the week to find a body stretched out on one of the sofas. The body, male, unshaven and snoring peacefully had obviously either lost his key whilst out on the town or was someone who had wandered in off the street drunk and probably could not believe his good fortune when a large leather sofa swum into view. So there he was. As you can imagine he was the talk of the table at breakfast. Luckily our 'rep' arrived mid discussion and upon hearing about the affair promptly informed the hotel manager who sent some poor young waiter to deal with the problem. I can already hear you ask how the dosser managed to evade hotel security in the dead of night. We asked the same question, already knowing the answer....there is no security.

At no time during my stay had the front door been locked, and neither had the boot room, leaving hundreds of pounds worth of equipment free to anyone who so wanted it. We were told later that it was locked at nine each evening. Not true! She then informed us that it was actually our responsibility to make sure the door was locked at all times. I pointed out that this instruction had never been given and would be particularly difficult to achieve with her original request that we leave keys at reception when we went out. (This I realised was so that anyone wandering in from the street would not have to suffer the inconvenience of sleeping on a sofa but could actually find a bed to sleep in together with a change of clothes and some cash. The rumours of a first class Austrian social service system based on the famous 'Care In The Community' one we have in good old GB I realise now are true.) I am looking forward to my next stay at a Crystal hotel when hopefully Imay get a chance to to do the cooking and cleaning as well as try my hand at security.

Hopefully, Crystal will have addressed these problems by the time the next guests arrive and I Ieave it to you to decide if this is the right hotel for you. I won't be going back.

  • Stayed: January 2011
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Reviewed 13 January 2011

I booked this hotel for several reasons- it appeared good value for money, it was in the town centre for nightlife for the teens and because the skiing was supposed to be excellent. On all counts the hotel and skiing completely lived up to this.
The hotel is a bit tired and basic but basically clean and functional. Service was pleasant and helpful at all times. There is a boot and ski room or you can store equipment at the Planai lift station. We actually stored ours at the Trischer hire shop.
The beds are all double/king with two single mattresses and separate duvets etc. and the rooms a reasonable size.
There is small bar by the dining area.
The food was good and there were 2 choices at dinner time which you choose the day before. Breakfast was buffet style with cereals, bread, eggs, cheese and ham, juice, coffee,tea and milk.
Dinner menus were odd but totally edible. Salad bar to start with followed by soup and then either pork, chicken, fish and venison with potatoes , rice and vegetables. Dessert to follow. Very little food was left or wasted.
The worst thing about this hotel was the central location as it was very noisy especially on the friday night. The noise continued through the night to early am. We all slept fine as we were so tired from skiing but some people were affected by the noise. I was woken several times during the night but managed to get back to sleep again.
The best bit about the holiday was the skiing. Plenty of red runs on Planai and then more intermediate slopes on Hochwurzen. We got the free bus to Rohrmoos to get to blue slopes.
Loads of chair lifts, gondolas etc. Basically any level can ski here and enjoy it although you would have to split up as we did on occasions to make the most of it.
This is excellent skiing territory.
We all had a great time and would definitely go back although maybe to a hotel a little further out of town.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank JasperChepstow
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Reviewed 18 February 2017
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Room Tip: Find et andet sted hvis du vil sove om natten
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Thank 560sille
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Reviewed 7 September 2016
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Room Tip: Zentrale Lage mit Balkon.
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ernst S
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Reviewed 19 February 2016
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Room Tip: kies een kamer met balkon.
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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ruben D
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Reviewed 6 January 2015
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  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Celia M
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Reviewed 29 January 2014
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Fraukevw
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Address: Salzburgerstrasse 20, Schladming 8970, Austria
Region: Austria > Styria > Schladming
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Ranked #57 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Schladming
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rossl 3*
Number of rooms: 21

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