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June 12, 2007
Port Angeles, Washington
March 20, 2004
Of course, the excellent service provided by this five-star hotel charmed me as well. This is a girl that finds flush toilets at a campground to be luxurious.
My room was not especially large, but every bit of it was high quality and comfortable. The down comforters and pillows found in European hotels could make me want to return regardless of anything else. There was a dark wood armoire to hold my clothes, a table and chairs for relaxing, and TV and radio for a modern touch. The bathroom was also very modern, and everything was spotlessly clean.
The breakfasts (included in price of room) were incredibly impressive: decadent cheeses and meats, fresh and dried fruit of all kinds, high quality breads and sweet rolls, along with yogurts, nuts, granola, and cereal. There were American favorites like eggs and sausage, and numerous fresh juices. The coffee and tea were excellent, as well. Can you tell I got up extra early every day just to have enough time to relax and enjoy my breakfasts? But beware of getting up for seconds – the enthusiastic and efficient servers might just get carried away and clear your table in the 20 seconds it took you to procure a plop of yogurt. Yes, this happened to me more than once… not really sure how to prevent it.
Other amenities for guests are safety deposit boxes, parking, ski storage room, sauna, solarium, steam bath, internet access, bar, and restaurant.
The hotel is conveniently located directly across from the train station in Innsbruck, or 5km from the airport (approximately €10 by taxi). It is in the heart of the historic city center, and the tourist shuttles (see Overview) pick up visitors nearby.
The rates for Europa Tyrol are €124-164 for a single, and €183-248 for a double. There are also suites and executive apartments. Europa Tyrol offers room/meal/ski packages as well, details can be found at their website.
Although I highly recommend this grand hotel, there are plenty of other choices of accommodations, both in Innsbruck and in nearby holiday villages. Choose from:
2 four-star hotels (€35-150 per person per night)
bed and breakfasts (€30-65 pp pn)
small guesthouses and pensions (€25-45 pp pn)
youth hostels (€13-18 pp pn)
apartments (€30-120 per apartment per night)
private rooms (€15-25 pp pn)
campgrounds (€3-5 pp pn)
See www.innbruck.info and www.tirol.at for information on specific accommodations.
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