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Hotel Alpine Palace (Hinterglemm)

Saalbach and Hinterglemm,
 Austria
Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick or Manchester
  • Resort transfers
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Half board meals
  • Free use of spa area
  • Free childcare
About the hotel
  • Impressive spa area with pools
  • Beautifully furnished
  • Extensive wine cellar
  • 3* & 5* room options
  • Card casino
  • 20m to the lifts
About the resort
  • 270km ski area
  • Resort altitude
  • A traditional village
  • Very picturesque
  • Perfect for intermediates
  • Great nightlife
  • Short transfer

The Hotel Alpine Palace is the leading hotel in Hinterglemm for a good reason. It's in an amazing position right by the Reiterkogel gondola and it has the service, facilities and food fit for a palace. The public spaces are large, light and beautifully furnished with huge sofas, massive rounds of wood for tables and warm colours.

 

The hotel is actually made up of two interconnecting wings: the five-star Alpine Palace and the three-star Haus Wolf. However, guests share facilities no matter which wing they stay in.

 

You can't miss taking advantage of the incredible spa here. With indoor and outdoor pools and multiple saunas and hot tubs as well as an extensive range of massage a beauty treatments, you can't help but relax.

 

After a day on the mountain, kick back by an open fire in one of the lounge areas, or savour a gorgeous wine from the extensive wine cellar. For those who love to court Lady Luck, you can't miss the Card Casino. 

 

 

From the hotel to…

Nearest lift: 20m

Tuition meeting point: 300m

Resort centre: in the centre

 

 

About the resort

Saalbach and Hinterglemm are two pretty villages that sit in Austria's largest ski area; the Ski Circus. It has the name because the slopes literally surround you. There's 270km of picturesque red and blue runs with mountain huts dotted all around. This place was just made for the mile-hungry intermediate skier or boarder.

 

 

If you want to attempt a full circuit in one day then you'll need to get up early. Or try the long run over to Leogang for lunch to check that your legs are up to it. If you're more advanced, there are some steep blacks and moguls under the Shattberg Express gondola and the freeriding is some of the best in Austria!

 

The après-ski is a genuine Austrian experience and starts on the mountain at about 3pm. Saalbach is the livelier of the two villages and you can keep going until the early hours if you have got the pace.

 

Resort stats

Area size: 270km in Ski Circus area

Linked resorts: Leogang and Fieberbrunn

Resort altitude: 630m

Skiing altitude: 630m to 2500m

Number of runs: 70

Range of runs: 45% blue, 48% red and 7% black

Lifts: 24 drags, 21 chairs and 23 gondolas

Night skiing: Yes (Hinterglemm)

Cross country trails: 11km

Snowmaking: 90% of runs covered

Resort bus: Yes

 

 

Rest and relaxation

There's a huge focus on well-being at the Alpine Palace which is why the hotel has an amazing spa facility, as you'd expect from a true five-star hotel. You'll have free access to the 2000mspa with indoor & outdoor pool, multiple saunas‚ outdoor hot tub and a fitness room if the slopes don't give you enough exercise!

 

Alternatively, treat yourself to some massage and beauty treatments. Go on, you are on holiday after all!

 

 

Food and drink

Half-board meals at Hotel Alpine Palace means you'll have an extensive buffet breakfast with hot and cold options. The evening meal is a five-course sit down affair with an interchanging starter and a dessert buffet. You won't leave hungry, that's for sure.

 

 

Rooms

Because the hotel is made up of the three-star Haus Wolf and the five-star Alpine Palace, you'll find you have a wide choice of rooms. In the Haus Wolf wing, the rooms are simply furnished and come with satellite TV as well as a shower. Some of them have a balcony, and a sofa bed is suitable if you are traveling with a little one.

 

 

The five-star Alpine palace rooms are larger with their own theme and décor, as you might expect. They all come with satellite TV, a minibar, comfy bathrobes and slippers, and a large bath for soaking the kinks out. Single rooms and Superior Junior Suites are also available if you request them.

 

 

Families and kids

For children who are looking for a break from Mum and Dad, there's a free hotel-run children's club for 3 to 12 year olds. It runs from Sunday to Friday, 9am to 12pm and 1pm until 8pm, so there's plenty of downtime for everyone.

 

The club runs a full programme of activities throughout the week to keep the liveliest kids happy and entertained. The hotel also offers children's menus and early dinner times for smaller ones.

 

 

Hotel features

Official rating: Alpine Palace is *****, Haus Wolf is ***+

Two restaurants

Lounge areas with cosy open fire

Extensive wine cellar

Card casino

Indoor and outdoor pools

Saunas and hot tub

Fitness room

Regular live music

Ski hire shop

Free children's club

Children's menu and early dinners

 

 

Travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick or Manchester

Departure day: Saturday

Arrival airport: Salzburg

Flight duration: 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours

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