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Hotel Sonne (Saalbach)

Saalbach and Hinterglemm,
 Austria
Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick or Manchester
  • Resort transfers
  • Hotel accommodation
  • All inclusive meals & drinks
  • Weekly toboggan evening
  • €20 spa voucher per adult
About the hotel
  • Hotel shuttle bus to the slopes
  • Stylish & contemporary
  • Fantastic spa facilities
  • Two lounges & a bar
  • Sun terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Free hotel-run childcare
  • 1km to the lifts
About the resort
  • 270km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 1000m
  • A traditional village
  • Very picturesque
  • Perfect for intermediates
  • Fantastic nightlife
  • Short transfer

If you're looking for a family-friendly hotel that also happens to be incredibly stylish and wonderfully modern, this is it. The Hotel Sonne is beautifully appointed and features free childcare and truly excellent cuisine.

 

As the hotel is all-inclusive board, you can really relax into your holiday and not have to worry about much at all. The food that they serve is not only plentiful but delicious too. 

 

 

The contemporary furnishings lend themselves to the chilled out, relaxed feel throughout the hotel, and that's before you even get to the modern spa.

 

There's a sun terrace which is perfect for enjoying a fresh espresso on, a gorgeous bar, two comfy and cosy lounges and even an indoor pool.

 

 

From the hotel to…

Nearest lift: 1km

Tuition meeting point: 1km

Resort centre: 1km (free hotel shuttle to slopes)

Ski bus stop: 10m

 

 

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

 

 

Food and drink

The Hotel Sonne does a great all-inclusive board option. This means there's a hot and cold buffet breakfast, but late sleeper's can still have that all-important first meal, just á la carte courtesy of the Late Sleepers' breakfast. A hot and cold lunch buffet features salad, soups, cakes and pastries. The dinner is five courses, with a choice for all of the dishes.

 

 

There's a weekly gala dinner as well as Farmer's and Italian buffets. And of course, unlimited drinks are included with international beers, wines and spirits all on the menu. You'll never go hungry (or thirsty) around here!

 

 

Rooms

All of the 67 rooms at the Hotel Sonne are stylish, spacious and full of natural light. They come in a choice of two styles - the Reiterkogel rooms are very traditional in style and come with a bath, while the Kohlmais rooms are a bit more contemporary and feature a shower.

 

 

All of the rooms come with balconies, so no worries about missing those mountain views! The rooms also come with flat screen TVs and a hairdryer, and that's all you need, really! In every room it's possible to separate the beds on request, and single rooms with double beds are also available, so just ask.

 

 

Families and kids

Families will be very pleased with the Hotel Sonne. There's free child supervision for kids' aged between 2 and 12, from 9am - 1pm and from 4-7pm from Sunday through to Friday each week.

 

 

The hotel does early dinners to keep the little ones happy, and there's also a special children's menu (it even goes up to 14 year olds). There's a bright and cheerful playroom for the youngsters, and the teens are taken care of too thanks to the Teens' room. It's a very family-friendly place.
 

 

Hotel features

Official rating: ****

Hotel bar and two lounges

Modern restaurant

Panoramic roof terrace

Sun terrace

Spacious and modern spa with an indoor pool

Free childcare for 2 to 12 year olds

Early dinner and kids' menu

Kids' playroom and teens' room

Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

 

 

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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