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“supergood superchalet” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chalet Gertrud Gabl

Chalet Gertrud Gabl
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Chalet Gertrud Gabl
UK
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“supergood superchalet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2009

Imagine you coming in from a day on the slopes to sit in a bubbling hot tub. The afternoon sun is on your face as you admire the spectacular and uninterrupted mountain views of Rendl across the valley and ponder the difficult question as to whether to help yourself to a cold beer... yes, that was me earlier this week.

. If you like your evening schnitzel served to you by a yodelling man in embroidered lederhosen, this probably isn't the place for you. But if you like modern luxury, like a boutiquey hotel, it definitely will be. It's a newly built, superclean chalet, with all the amenities you could possibly want. As well as the outdoor hot tub, there's a huge sauna, gorgeous lavender Occitane toiletries, a massive library of DVDs, a log burning fireplace, and enough tealight candles and red wine on tap to sooth even the most cynical and jaded of St Anton visitors.
Dinner is very good: not over fancified or over stodgy, but just what you are looking for at the end of a skiing day. Annabel is most definitely not your average chalet cook: she is an experienced private chef and really knows what she's about - she is exceptionally well organised and seems to magic amazing food out of thin air.
Both she and Jason, who run the company together, are unfailingly cheerful and upbeat (how they do it, we have no idea) and their number one priority is making their guests feel welcome and looked after in "supergood" fashion. In fact Jason seems to divine what will make guests happy before they even know it themselves. He did everything for us short of putting our ski boots on (oh wait, he DID do that for one of our party...) They also know everything and everyone there is to know in St Anton, which is a great resource.

Cons
There are really hardly any...
1) Logistics wise, it has to be said that the chalet is up a steep hill on the way out of town. That's no problem during the day as Jason always pre-organises ski storage at the Alber Sports next to the Galzig lift pass office, and is on hand to do shuttle pickups and drop offs. At night, however, if you want to go out after dinner it's either a 12 euro each way taxi ride, or a slippy walk up and down the Alte Arlbergstrasse hill.
2) when the bedrooms are set up as twins (you can choose whether you want them as doubles or twins), they are rather on the small side. There was virtually no clearance between the wardrobe doors and one of the beds. (Actually, we also weren't 100% sure about the beds: I thought mine was a bit hard but that could be down to personal preference/Austrian mattresses in general.) The good news, however, is that very few people come to St Anton to spend their time in their bedrooms, so it should not be a deal breaker.
3) The chalet was not full when we stayed there, so we had more than enough room to spread ourselves out. With sixteen adults in residence, we thought things could get quite cosy. Although, maybe that's a good thing...

  • Liked — Superb hospitality
  • Disliked — the mattress on my bed
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank alpinemoose
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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southern England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2008

I agree with all the other guests who have stayed in Gertrud Gable this season that it is the very best. The main reason this chalet stands head and shoulders above all the others I have ever stayed in is the quality of the service and the food. It is a very comfortable chalet with all en suite facilities, and Annabel & Jason are the most charming and perfect hosts. The quality of the food and wine were way above the normal provided by a chalet company, and Jason provided a cheerful and informative shuttle service to the slopes each morning and collected our tired bodies in the evening. The hot tub and sauna were wonderful as well!

  • Liked — The Food!!
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Enthusiasticskier
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2008

This is without doubt the best place I had ever stayed in while on a snowboarding holiday. Not cheap, but feel the quality. It being the first week after the New Year, the four of us who traveled here had the run of the place, all other rooms were vacant up til the Thursday. The hosts, Jason and Annabel, were incredible. They were both so knowledgeable about the area, and the best places to board, while Annabel is also the best cook you will ever come across. They couldn't do enough for you and were so friendly and positive, fantastic hosts. We booked half board, with a massive breakfast, tea and cake after coming off the slopes, and a four course evening meal with wine. Also in the chalet was an outdoor hot tub, and a sauna. Rooms were comfortable and bathrooms clean, and the main living area was a perfect place to chill in the evenings with a log fire and a DVD library. It was impossible to hit the town it was so comfy and our legs needed soothing. No hesitation in booking this again.

  • Liked — The hosts
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank roberciku
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Additional Information about Chalet Gertrud Gabl

Property: Chalet Gertrud Gabl
Address: Schulerhofweg 16, St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
Region: Austria > Austrian Alps > Tirol > St. Anton am Arlberg
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 65 Speciality Lodging in St. Anton am Arlberg
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Chalet Gertrud Gabl Austria/St. Anton Am Arlberg

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