hair dryers in Austrian hotels?

Aug 16th, 2009, 06:54 AM
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hair dryers in Austrian hotels?

Hi all:

Does any one know wether or not most 4 or 5 star hotels in Austria have hair dryers in the bathrooms? We are staying mostly in small resort towns (Lech, Zell am See, Heiligenblut, Fuschl, etc.).

Any help woudl be appreciated!

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Aug 16th, 2009, 07:14 AM
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My experience with hair dryers in Europe is you may as well be trying to dry your hair by someone blowing on it through a straw.
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Aug 16th, 2009, 09:08 AM
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Have you checked the websites of the hotels in which you'll be staying? They might mention hair dryers among their amenities, but I would be very surprised if 4 or 5 star hotels did not include hair dryers. Even 3 star hotels I've stayed in always have them.

I usually bring my own German-bought hair dryer, but I'm not going to do that this trip to Austria, so I hope I'm right. It's just one more thing to add weight to my suitcase.
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Aug 16th, 2009, 09:14 AM
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In my experience every 4 or 5* hotel in europe has hair dryers. Many are not that powerful (esp if in older buildings with sub-par wiring). But - bringing your own more powerful unit is more likely to blow either your hair dryer or the hotel wiring rather than drying your hair.
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Aug 24th, 2009, 10:17 AM
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It does depend on the individual hotel, but most do. My wife has always managed just fine with hotel hair dryers in Europe. Check the individual hotel websites--email them if the website doesn't say.
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Aug 24th, 2009, 10:31 AM
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All hotels 3* and up have to have hair dryers, according to the Austrian hotel classification system. It does not say, however, how powerful the hair dryer has to be.
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Aug 24th, 2009, 10:32 AM
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I have never had a place in Austria that did not have hair dryers and I usually stay in 3 star hotels.
Hotel hair dryers work fine for me as I have fine hair.
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