We stayed at Alpen Hotel Post for an entire week.
We are motorcyclists and we particularly appreciated the excellent facilities offered for bikers as well as the great motorbike circuit tips provided by the hotel boss, Christian. One can also find several binders in the hotel lobby with lots of tours to discover.
The Bregenzerwald area is a motorcyclist's dream, with clean roads, beautiful landscapes and lots of bends...
The hotel: very modern, comfortable and ideally situated in the heart of Au. Although it is on the main street, it is not noisy at all, as trafic remains very reasonable.
Our room was light, big enough for 2, with a balcony and a large bathroom.
The hotel bar and restaurant are particularly nice and cosy.
The restaurant: we opted for the half-board.
At first, we were a bit anxious to eat in the same restaurant every evening ("what if the food is not good..?") and also about the fact that it was a 5-course dinner each time.
But as from day 1, we did not regret our choice at all: the food was truly excellent, always nicely presented and colorful, and the size of the portions was very reasonable, so that we never felt full at the end of the dinner. Every morning, we found a leaflet on our breakfast table, with 3 main dishes and 3 desserts to choose from for the evening meal, and for 8 days, we were never offered the same choice (congratulations to the chef for that as well). There was always a choice of meat, fish and a vegetarian dish. The food was very varied, fresh, and cooked with a creative touch. Another important point: there was never too much sauce or fat at all, we found that dishes were prepared in a very healthy way.
Beside a couple of small starters, you also always have access to a freshly prepared salad buffet, with a selection of about ten different items. Fantastic.
Good Austrian wines selection (also by the glass).
So as one has probably gathered, we were quite impressed with the quality of the half-board.
As impressive was the breakfast buffet, as fresh and varied as the rest: fresh fruits, various yoghurts, muesli, breads, jams, juices, local cheeses and cured meats, smoked salmon...and good coffee.
Everything to start your day the best way, especially when you are a sporty person (the hotel also attracts many mountain bikers and hikers).
The hotel is also known to be very welcoming for families with small children. The atmosphere can therefore be quite lively at times, especially on the outisde playground situated next to the terrace, or sometimes during dinner time, but, as a couple, this has never proved to be of any disturbance to us and all went fine. Most importantly, as of 9:30/10 pm - a reasonable time - children were all asleep and our nights were very quiet.
Everyday, lots of various activities (many of them free) are offered - check the week's calendar at the desk. We also particularly appreciated Au's outdoor swimming pool, situated at about 10 minutes on foot from the hotel (entrance is free if you have the Bregenzerwald Card, provided if you stay more than 3 nights at the hotel. This card also offers free access to several local cable cars and buses).
Last but not least, the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful, always keen to answer your queries and advise you.
We enjoyed our time at Hotel Alpen Post very much and we would definitely like to come back.
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