We stayed in March 2014 for a ski holiday. Prior to arriving I e-mailed the hotel requesting a quiet, high floor room. Upon arrival we received a warm welcome from Frau Berger and her daughters and was given 2 room keys to go and view. We chose the room on the front facing the road on a high floor. The room was comfortable and spotlessly clean with TV, hairdryer and usual amenities and the bathroom always had hot water. There was some noise from the road in the early hours due to inconsiderate people shouting but this is not the hotel's fault.
The location of the hotel is perfect, near either of the lifts, shops and bars. The table dance bar is really not a problem, we never saw anyone go in or hear anything from there.
Food was excellent, my wife is vegetarian and she had a different tasty and inventive meal every evening which makes a change from other European countries. The salad buffet was amazing and deserts too good to miss. The hotel also organised a birthday celebration whilst we were there which was a nice touch.
A lot has been said about the décor of the bar/restaurant but we thought it was querky and interesting and different from the norm. The bar opened late and had entertainment on. Elvis was on one evening which was good fun and also a singer called Spacey who we found very entertaining, We had some great evenings in the bar. Staff were friendly and helpful and had a great sense of humour.
Prosecco bar was a lovely area to relax and is really comfortable.
My wife and her friend spent an afternoon in the spa which they said was nice. Only down side was the massage. The masseurs didn't speak much English and therefore the girls didn't get the type of massage they wanted, one was too hard and the other too gentle! they were also not told to pay by cash so had to go back up to the room for money so if you haven't budgeted for this and wanted to put it on a credit card it was too late.
Staff were all friendly and helpful and although Frau Berger does appear at first to be a little abrupt, once you spoke to her she was friendly and took pride in making her hotel a nice place to stay. She runs a tight ship and it shows as everything runs smoothly.
My only word of advice to Frau Berger (which is only a helpful suggestion) is to improve the front of the hotel as it doesn't reflect the inside. Get rid of the pictures of food, the plastic signs and change the covers on the tables outside as the pattern is unfortunate as it looks like a stain which makes them look dirty (which they are not) and may put people off sitting outside. You have a wonderful hotel but the outside lets you down and I would hate for people not to see past this!
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- Bergers Sporthotel Saalbach
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