Four Points Panoramahaus Dornbirn = One of Best Four Points in the World?

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April 9, 2019 by
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We stayed overnight at Four Points Panoramahaus Dornbirn as part of a road trip.  We did not need anything fancy because we were just passing by, but I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel.  I have not been to many Four Points hotels in the past, but nevertheless I would not hesitate to go as far as claiming it is possibly one of the best Four Points hotels in the world given that several features of the hotel are more like a Sheraton brand or even a Westin brand hotel instead.  

Location

The hotel is located right off the highway on the outskirts of Dornbirn and you can see it clearly as you take the exit since the building is several floors high.  I thought I could park for free in the shopping area on the other side of the street but unfortunately there is a gate blocking access on Sundays since the mall is closed so no parking possible, unlike other days of the week.  I parked in the hotel underground garage instead for 10 EUR.  For people who want to stay right in Dornbirn city center then location of the hotel might be less appealing but it worked great for us.

 

Room

I booked the entry level room for a very reasonable rate barely above 100 EUR.  I was pleased to see in the Marriott app the day before that I was upgraded to a junior suite as an Ambassador guest.  The room must have been renovated recently because everything was flawless.  The TV was in the middle of the room to separate the bedroom from the living room which has a sofa bed so the room can accommodate 4 people.  There are floor to ceiling windows and the view was nice from the 10th floor. The room was spotless throughout (and hardwood floors add to the feeling of cleanliness) and it was convenient with power plugs on each side of the bed.  There is a large walk-in closet with storage space on both sides.  The bathroom is very spacious, includes a bidet, and is also in mint condition like the rest of the room.  

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All amenities which you would normally expect from a full-service hotel rather than Four Points were available in the room including bathrobes, slippers, razor, toothbrush, mouthwash, etc.  If there is only one thing that reminded us that it was a Four Points hotel and not a Westin was the bathroom supplies which were the standard shower gel and shampoo dispensers in the shower rather than separate small bottles.  

Dining

Breakfast in the restaurant has a great setting with nice panoramic views with mountains around, and also has seating outside.  This was a very pleasing environment for breakfast regardless of hotel brand.  But not only was the restaurant appealing, but food offerings were far more than what you would expect.  There were several hot dish options including non-standard ones such as roasted veggies.  If that is not enough, they have free flow sparkling wine for breakfast.  Since I was driving out I did not partake but I found it impressive nonetheless for a hotel of this caliber.  

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For dinner we ordered room service.  The menu is not very extensive but at least they had choices of a fish dish, a meat dish, burgers, pizza, salads, etc. so variety was good enough for most tastes.  Our Caesar salad and salami pizza were of good quality.  

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Pool

I think this hotel has a nice indoor pool and also an outdoor pool but unfortunately we did not have time and did not check them out. 

Overall

Overall if anybody thinks about booking at this hotel and do not need a St.Regis kind level of luxury, and if you set your expectations appropriately for a Four Points, this hotel is an absolute no brainer. There is not a single aspect in which it disappointed.  Ambassador suite upgrade, great views, good room design, very clean, all amenities you might need, above average breakfast including sparkling wine, etc.  The only thing missing to make it a Sheraton level hotel (or above) would be a Club Lounge, but given the very reasonable price tag of this hotel to be honest you get good value regardless.  

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