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Four Points by Sheraton Panoramahaus Dornbirn, Austria [Master Thread]

Four Points by Sheraton Panoramahaus Dornbirn, Austria [Master Thread]

Old Aug 4, 20, 3:31 am
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Europe
Programs: Hilton Diamond, Marriott Bon Titanium, Accor Platinum (former IHG Plat Ambass - quit after 13 years)
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Stayed here recently in the post corona virus / covid era.
I really enjoyed my stay.
My notes :


--At the time of my visit (late July 2020) it seemed like the hotel was operating just as in the pre virus era. Apart from the plastic divider screens at reception everything else seemed normal. Got a nice upgrade to a junior suite corner room
-Breakfast is being served on the top floor as always and it's a FULL BUFFET with common serving thongs and common serving spoons. Was slightly surprised, but it was not the first hotel in Austria where I saw a full buffet being offered. (The other was an accor hotels property in another Austrian city)
-The indoor and outdoor swimming pools were both open.
-Windows in all rooms can be opened which is always appreciated.
-The restaurant on the top floor is also open. While choices are a bit limited, the food is really excellent and portions are large. I was given probably the biggest "wiener schnitzel" (traditional austrian veal cutlet) I ever had in all of Austria. Enough for 2 people and a child.
-The balcony on the top floor is open and you can walk around almost 360 degrees. Fantastic mountain views and on some sides you can see right over into Swizterland as the border is only 5km away.
-Parking garage in the hotel costs 10 euro per day. You cannot park at the shopping mall across the road after evening closing hours. They will apparently tow your car away after dark, so it's for day use only.


General notes:

-This hotel is only 5km from the border to Swizterland, and the hotel and all the businesses in the whole area around it cater to thousands of swiss residents who cross the border each week to go shopping, get fuel for their cars and/or stay in a nice hotel at the weekend, all at cheaper prices in Austria. There is an enormous supermarket just opposite he hotel called "Interspar" together with a shopping mall. On the other side of the street is a "Burger King" and 2 gas/petrol stations.

-Refueling your car is much cheaper in Austria than in the neighbouring countries of Swizterland, Italy or Germany, so I strongly reccomend getting gas/petrol before you leave Austria, if you are heading to ( or coming from) any of these 3 countries.

-Important tip for car drivers. In December 2019 the Austrian government designated some short sections of the motorways/highways as totally free so you do NOT have to buy a "vignette" (Highway tax sticker). This includes the A14 highway from Lindau in Germany / Horbranz in Austria all the way to "Hohenems" in Austria including free use of the Pfander-tunnel. This means you can travel in your car from the German border to this hotel (and back) using the motorway/highway without paying anything. However if you go further south in Austria than "Hohenems" on the highway you have to pay.

More info on free use of motorways in Austria here:

https://www.asfinag.at/toll/vignette/


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