Location: San Giovanni/South Tyrol – Italy
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: http://www.alpenpalace.com
How to start describing this hidden jewel in the South of Tyrol, Italy, at the heart of the Ahrntal Valley?
We already knew from the beginning this would be a vacation to never forget.
The lobby is spacious and has a warm yet trendy feeling. Everything is designed with character and the overall feeling is very luxurious. The staff welcomed us on a very professional yet friendly way, making us feel at home immediately.
Before going to our room we sat down and enjoyed a cocktail, taking in all impressions like e.g. the beautifully designed bar, the fire place, the warm interior etc.
We were then guided to our room the “AlpenPalace Suite ” and our first impression was confirmed. The beautiful room was spacious, warm, comfortable and elegant. It felt more like a luxurious apartment than a hotel room. There is a living area where you can relax in the sofa or at the table. You then have a separate bedroom with a luxurious bed and with plenty of closet space. There are two flat screens in the room and on top of that we also had two(!) spacious balconies with beautiful views on the mountains.
The bathroom has a luxurious whirlpool, a shower and a separate toilet with bidet. There even was a TV in the bathroom. Everything was spotlessly clean!
And just when we thought things couldn’t get better, we went to spa. Never did we see such a luxurious spa. The facilities they offer here are beyond your wildest dreams: an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, an outdoor whirlpool, a traditional sauna, an herbal sauna, a steam bath and much more. Truly one of the best spa’s you can find! You could easily spend your days here and never leave the hotel.
Besides the above mentioned facilities you can also enjoy some wonderful treatments from very professional staff (a must do!!!). They even have a sauna “master”.
The AlpenPalace is located between two ski areas, Klausberg and Speikboden where every type of skier can find something (from beginner to professional) and where the views are just amazing. Kindly find the map of the ski area below.
Ski pass rates are reasonably priced here! Oh, do try the „Alpine Coaster“ – The coaster hurtles down for 1,800 metres, travelling at speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour. The ski area of Klausberg has:
- 7 cable cars from 1,050 to 2,510 m above sea level
- 30 kilometersof ski runs: 14 km blue runs, 12 km red runs, 4 km black runs
- Absolute certainty of snow as a result of extensive snowmaking facilities
For more information, do visit their website: http://www.kronplatz.com/en/klausberg.
The hotel offers a free shuttle to and from the slopes. Just give them a call at what time you want to leave or get back. Very well organized!
Skiing is however not the only thing this area has to offer. Walking in the summer, mountain biking, golf, etc … You could easily spend weeks here and never get bored (especially not with that spa).
The dinner & breakfast at AlpenPalace are of very high quality. You can see that they spend a lot of time in working out the menus and love working with local products. Also one of the main assets here is the professional and very friendly staff. They will guide you through the menu and suggest very good & local wines.
I can already say that we will return to his home away from home to enjoy all the luxury it has to offer and I highly recommend for you to do the same!