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Johannesbad Hotel Palace
Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in Bad Hofgastein
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have stayed here in 2016 and 2017 ski seasons. The hotel is well placed, about a 8 min walk from the town centre, and has good facilities. It isn't that typical of Austrian ski hotels. One advantage is the number of single rooms available - good for solo travellers. The major eating option is a buffet with the option of free beer and wine (the beer and red wine are ok, the less said about the white the better), food is plentiful and a good varied menu, sometimes themed. Breakfast is equally substantial.
Staff have always been helpful with lift passes and transport arrangements as well as issues to do with the hotel. Potential for a shuttle transfer from the local train station.
If you come to Bad Hofgastein to ski you will have to take buses to the lift stations - the Palace is very well sited for the bus, about 10 meters away, and the bus to the slopes comes here pretty empty so easy to get on in the morning.
The spa has a swimming pool area, and an Austrian mixed wellness area with saunas etc. Also a separate beauty treatment area which I don't need but have had good reports from friends. The hotel is also about a 8 min walk to the very large AlpinTherme spa.
I do find the ski storage and boot heaters a bit ad hoc and below a 4* rating.
The size of the hotel does attract coach parties who can sometimes be inadvertently noisy in the pool.
However I have always had a good nights sleep at the hotel.

Room Tip: The rooms on the SE wing are furthest from the more noisy areas
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Good sized, modern, very clean room with space for desk and occasional table. Mine shower but rooms with baths are available. Security safe and decent, free wifi in room.

Meals good with plenty of choice at both breakfast and dinner. Drinks included - beer good, red wine passable bug white wine barely drinkable.

Spa includes pool full old screaming kids and a separate area for sauna, steam room, etc - note naked bodies are common.

Tip - if you elect not to have your room cleaned, you receive a token for a free drink at bar - not that useful cos drinks unloaded at dinner but handy for pre-dinner drinks.

Ski room is large but not enough room for everyone to have a heated boot holder.

HOWEVER, here is the reason why I wouldn't come back - you need to take a bus (sometimes two) to get to the various non-linked skiing areas. Although they are regular, getting onto the buses can be an absolute mare. Hated it. However, if you're OK with bussing around then this hotel is very good.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Palace hotel is well situated in Bad Hofgastein. You can walk across park to main lift or ski bus stop right outside.

Super food, large comfortable rooms, nice pool and spa area.

Would come again apart from problem with hoards of 10 year old Swedish kids sprinting up and down corridors shouting until 10pm each night. They are obviously having a great time but no good if you have younger kids wanting to sleep, or just fancy some peace and quiet after the day's skiing. It is shame for a hotel to get blamed for guests' behaviour but I know they have had complaints but don't seem to be able to control them.

Overall a good hotel but not recommended for a relaxing holiday!

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Kerb2
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The hotel was very comfortable modern clean.CLean towels daily when needed room spacious.Food was of high standard plenty of choice each evening.Added extra was free drinks with all evening meals every night.Staff most friendly helpful in the hotel.Enterainment each evening in the bar was excellent different acts most evenings.I would reccomend this hotel for anyone to stay at.

Room Tip: Lower ground floor
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Went for a week's skiing with Crystal Ski. First time in Austria and we had picked this hotel as it was well situated in the resort. It is a 4 star year round hotel, well maintained and run, and was a great location in the spa town of Badhofgastein. Food was fine for breakfast with a very wide selection of cold dishes, breads and cereals. Dinner was a buffet with a very wide range of starters and salads followed by a choice of 4 hot dishes with veg and potatoes, sweets and cheese to finish. Plenty of choice and good friendly staff, Judith was excellent. Beer and wine was free in the restaurant area whilst dinner was on.
Boot room with heated pipes to dry out your boots.
Room was great with a balcony and was very quiet, very well looked after and pristine. If you do not want your room cleaned the following day they give you 2 tokens for a pre dinner drink in the bar. The bar area is quite large and the bar staff friendly, Martina especially. On 6 oo 7 evenings there was live music
The hotel has a great spa area with a large pool, jacuzzi, saunas etc all free for guests inc a towelling robe. We used this at the end of the day before dinner. The front desk staff were very helpful.
Access to the ski area was excellent with the 2 bus stopping right outside the hotel to take you to the bus station to connect with the funicular up to the Badhofgastein slopes or the buses to the other parts of the valley. If you stay on the 2 you get to Angertal which has gondolas either side of the valley and gives access back over to near the top of the Badhofgastein system. The 4 sub resorts have a wide range of runs and you can clock the miles up..... The buses all run on time and are frequent, download the timetable before you go.
Crystal were very good hosts, skis were from Intersport at the bus station, and if your flight from Salzberg leaves after 6 in the evening they run a bus into Salzberg for 24.5 Euros so you can spend about 5 hrs there before going to the airport. A great finish to the holiday.
Enjoyed the resort and hotel and would recommend both.

Room Tip: stayed in 408 a large double
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Johannesbad Hotel Palace

Address: Alexander-Moser-Allee 13, Bad Hofgastein 5630, Austria
Region: Austria > Austrian Alps > Salzburg Region > Bad Hofgastein
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Bad Hofgastein
#9 Luxury Hotel in Bad Hofgastein
#9 Spa Hotel in Bad Hofgastein
Price Range: €74 - €182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Johannesbad Hotel Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carefree holiday spending guests in the cosy center of Bad Hofgastein. The 4 star hotel Palace is a relaxing house for everyone. Surrounded by a huge garden with a park on 30.000m² . The sun terrace, walking paths and a small pond invite to enjoying . The nice comfortable rooms have all a balcony and panoramic view. A conference room is available. Mountain Station, the great therme Alpentherme and the shopping area - everything is within walking distance. In panoramic indoor pool guests can relax in the healing Gastein thermal water. Even a beauty farm and a renowned Health Center, the Palace to call his own. When in the evening the migrants return from their tours, the spa guests are completely relaxed, the golfers have packed their bags and the families come fully fueled with experience in the hotel's restaurant, everyone like the international buffet. An interesting detail: The table drinks are for all meals - from breakfast and brunch to dinner - included. Some days in the week live music seduced to a goodnight drink at the bar. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Kur- And Sport-Hotel Palace
Kur Sport Hotel Palace

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