SpeckbacherstraÃe 45, A-6380 St.Johann in Tirol.
telephone: +43 5352 62226. fax: +43 5352 62226 6.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 4 stars.
I have stayed in lots of hotels in Britain, as I've worked in the industry, but my experience in Austria this year showed me that not all hotels are like ours! My husband and I had booked into the four star Hotel Park, in St Johann in the Tirol, for our honeymoon (we were actually getting married in St Johann). When we arrived, the manager chatted like he'd known us forever, yet he showed us a lot of respect. We were given a glass of champagne as a welcome, and asked what we would like for dinner. The hotel was immaculate, the staff were wonderfully friendly, everytime we passed a member of staff they would stop and chat, ask us how we were, what we had planned that day, etc. There was a small gym, free bike hire, all meals (included packed lunches), and a bar, lounge and separate restaurant. We were given free passes to the lcoal tennis hall and swimming pool, which the manager told us was commonplace for hotels in Austria. Every time we came downstairs we were greeted by name, when we sat for a meal we were greeted by name and asked if we slept well, or had a nice day. Unlike some hotels, this chat was genuine, not false. They made us feel as though they were genuinely interested in where we had been, or how we had slept, which I think is important. The meals were of top quality, every meal we had for 2 weeks was different - three course meals every day, and each one different. Some days they had a 'theme', one evening it was traditional Austrian meals, the next evening Italian meals. The rooms were cleaned every morning, towels and bedsheets changed daily. Our room had a balcony overlooking part of the town, with a beautiful view of the local mountain top, the Kitbuheler Horn.