Hotel Post St. Anton perfect location
The hotel is really located in the heart of St. Anton, with the main pedestrian street at the front and the slopes at the back.
The perfect location to go wherever you want. That is, if weather permits, which was the case only half of the time, when we were there.
But apart from that, the ski-lifts are just a short walk away, as are the shops, the restaurants and bars, and public transport. Very convenient.
Delicious food in abundance
Booking a room in this hotel does not come cheap. On the contrary; it is really, really expensive.
That is because it comes with what they call ‘inclusive services’. More about that later.
An important part of the inclusive services is, that it includes breakfast, dinner and a modest apres-ski snack. So-called: half-board.
Breakfast is a very extensive buffet, with even champagne (which none of us ever took). I forgot to take pictures of it. I guess I was too sleepy in the mornings to think of taking pictures.
Dinner is a combination of a fixed menu, with choices for the main course, and a buffet with cheeses, desserts and a few other items.
There’s a lot of everything and it all tasted great.
St. Anton is located in Tyrol, a county known for its ‘gemütlichkeit’, which means something like cosyness, or like a relaxed home feeling.
Well, Hotel Post is big on ‘Gemütlichkeit’. Which shows in the decor of the hotel, the entertainment and the costumes of the waiters and waitresses.
Even though I like kitsch and camp, this is not really my style. Too dark, too conventional, no tongue-in-cheek.
But, not only did that not bother me in Hotel Post, I even liked it there, because the hotel carries out this concept with so much love, eye for detail and consistency , that somehow it works.
Of course the entertainment is Tyrolean as well:
I slept so well!
I have no idea why, but I slept so well in Hotel Post; amazing! The only thing I could come up with are the duvets, which were probably filled with goose-feathers. Light and fluffy, yet very warm.
I already mentioned the food.
Further more there is a whole wellness section, which none of us even checked out.
Before going to St. Anton, I thought that I might feel for it, but once there I was so not inspired to do so. Maybe it had something to do with the way things were arranged. You were supposed to put on your complimentary bathrobe and slippers in your room, then take the elevator down, standing next to people in either ‘normal’ daywear or wearing their ski-gear.
I don’t mind being naked in a sauna, while being half-dressed in a small elevator with fully dressed people makes me feel too naked. I’m sure I could have gotten over the awkwardness of the situation though, had I wanted to.
Anyway, just to say that it IS there and it’s included in the price. To see the complete list of ‘inclusive services’ check out the website of the hotel.
The three things I did not like about the hotel were:
- the internet was slow. So slow. I have not experienced it this bad anywhere ever before, I believe.
- there were so many children in the hotel, particularly small children. They made a lot of noise all the time in the restaurant e.g.
- the rooms were quite noisy. You could hear everything -okay, a lot- from the room next door.
Have you stayed in Hotel Post? Did you have a good time? How about Tyrolean Gemütlichkeit ? Is that your cup of