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Mark Warner and the Rosanna Hotel, St Anton, Austria

By on December 22, 2010 in Austria

In St Anton, Austria, Mark Warner (a UK ski company) has a couple of hotels/chalets. And I stayed in the Rosanna Hotel, which is centrally located in the town and is handy for the slopes, shops and bars.

The hotel is very comfortable (usually too warm) with a guest-only bar and dining area. The bedrooms are of a good size with Austrian Twin beds (two single beds pushed together). Bathrooms are nice, with shower and underfloor heating.

The Rosanna consists of six floors. The basements house the kitchens, the ground floor the guest bar, dining room, reception, a boot and ski room (the boot driers didn’t work on this visit) and Scotty’s Bar and Pizzeria.

There are then three floors of guest rooms (served by stairs and lift), and the top floor is occupied by the hotel owners. In total, the hotel takes around 60 – 70 guests.

I stayed the week before Christmas, and so we were the second set of guests of the season. Despite it being early-season the hotel was already running along nicely. However, there are some problems…

If you are a light sleeper, and are on guest floors 1 or 2, then forget trying to get to sleep before 12:30 am as the noise from Scotty’s bar is so loud it will almost bounce you out of bed.

If you are an internet ‘junky’ be prepared to go cold turkey as even though Mark Warner offers 5 hours connection for €10 the connection is so poor as to be almost unusable. In fact, you will spend more time trying to connect to the Internet, than connected (and you get billed for when trying to connect).  Why is the Internet connection always so poor at ski resorts?

I have stayed in the Rosanna Hotel a couple of times before, once in 2004 and in December 2009 (see Mark Warner Rosanna Hotel, St Anton, Austria for more details).

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