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Hotel Residenz Hochalm 4.0

Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austrian Alps, Austria

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Pros

  • Beautiful location with breathtaking views of the Kitzbuhel Alps
  • Direct access to ski slopes
  • Breakfast, afternoon snack, and dinner at on-site restaurant included in room rate 
  • Stylish rooms and suites have private terraces with mountain views
  • Chic bar/lounge with a global selection of spirits
  • Multiple saunas and massages offered at on-site spa
  • Family-friendly property with play zones and kids’ menus
  • Assistance with booking seasonal activities
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking
  • Airport transfers available

Cons

  • Most of the free parking is in a remote lot (shuttle provided)
  • Fees for child beds vary based on their age
  • Daily surcharge for dogs on property

Bottom Line

Hotel Residenz Hochalm is an ultra-modern and family-friendly ski-in/ski-out alpine hotel. The four-pearl property has 48 guest rooms, each with a terrace and fantastic views of the mountains. There are spacious suites and split-level rooms to accommodate families, and even a kids’ menu at the on-site restaurant. Breakfast and dinner are included in the room rate, as well as use of the spa’s luxurious saunas. Rates at the hotel are usually on par with competitors in the area, however travelers might also want to consider the Interstar Hotel, which often has lower prices.

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Scene

Chic and contemporary upscale hotel with rustic touches

The ultra-modern Hotel Residenz Hochalm sits atop a mountain offering sweeping panoramas of the Kitzbühel Alps. The building itself seems out of place in such an organic setting with its multiple levels of metal, glass, and concrete, but the contemporary design is brightened inside with pops of color and natural wood. Logs have been stylized into sculptures, wall features, and decorative stools. The lobby has a sizable lounge area with slick, black leather couches as well as a grand piano near the fireplace, plus there's a small play zone with toys for young children. The same style is continued into the posh little restaurant, which also has a wrap-around terrace and outdoor seating.

Location

Beautiful Alpine village with access to major skiing area

Saalbach-Hinterglemm is a picturesque Alpine village with an emphasis on outdoor activities. Guests have direct access to the Hochalmbahn Cable Car from the hotel, connecting them to 124.3 miles of slopes, 6.2 miles of cross-country ski runs, and 55 ski lifts. During the off-season (summer), interest shifts toward hiking, biking, and rafting. There isn’t much in terms of shopping and dining around the hotel, but the city center is 10 minutes away via car, and also accessible by bus in about 20 minutes. For those looking to venture outside of the village, Salzburg is about an hour away by car. 

Rooms

Spacious, modern, and minimalist rooms and suites with private terraces

Rooms vary in size from singles and doubles to spacious two- and three-bedroom suites, all of which are clean and stylish, with minimalist, contemporary decor. The beds have slick, wooden headboards with built-in reading lights, while bedding features an elk motif and lends a rustic touch to the modern spaces. There aren’t any decorative items in the rooms, and the wall art is minimal -- if there's any at all. Some guests won’t mind, while others might find the setting to be a little sterile. All rooms have flat-screen TVs with cable and mini-fridges; some also have Keurig coffeemakers. The terraces vary in grandeur, but they're all furnished with chairs and offer amazing views of the mountains. Bathrooms are spacious, however double sinks and luxurious soaking tubs are reserved for larger rooms -- smaller ones are shower-only.

Features

Family-friendly amenities and meals included at on-site restaurant, plus various winter and summer activities

The property is family-friendly with high chairs and baby monitors available. Extra beds for children can be rented for a fee. Breakfast and dinner are included in the booking price, and kids’ menus are available as well. The on-site restaurant specializes in Pinzgau cuisine, and features an “Alpine Fit” menu using local and organic ingredients. While skiing dominates the high season, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the area in the summer as well. Hotel staff will assist in booking guided hikes, bike tours, mountain hut excursions, and rafting tours. Also, Joker Cards (for access and activity discounts) are included free of charge during the summer months. The on-site spa offers several types of massages and therapeutic treatments. Guests have free access to the saunas and relaxation areas during their stay. Wi-Fi is free, and parking is available off-site, though shuttle service is provided to and from the lot.

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Address

Kollingweg 147, 5754 Hinterglemm, Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Salzburg Region 5754, Austria

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