Hotel Zum Hirschen
- Half board
The family-run Zum Hirschen is
decorated in traditional Austrian
style and offers a good standard
of accommodation in a convenient
location. With award-winning cuisine
(1 Gault Millau toque), it is a firm
favourite with our guests. The
whole hotel is non-smoking.
Location In a central position at the entrance
to the pedestrian area and only 1-2 minutes’
walk (150m) to the City Xpress gondola.
Bedrooms 45 Standard Austrian twins have
bath; superior Austrian twins have bath,
seating area and balcony and singles have
shower. Larger 2 room suites sleeping 4-5
have bath and lounge area. All rooms have
cable TV, telephone, radio, safe, minibar and
Meals Extensive hot and cold buffet breakfast
and excellent 4 course evening meal with
choice of main dish plus salad buffet. Weekly
fondue evening (minimum numbers apply).
Special Christmas dinner and New Year gala
dinner with live music included (jacket and tie
Facilities Pretty traditional lounge/bar;
residents’ restaurants; à la carte stube; leisure
area with small indoor pool, infrared cabin,
sauna and relaxation room (FREE); massage
(pay locally); Wi-Fi internet access (FREE); lift.
• Welcome drink
Zell am See Resort Info
Zell am See skiing
Set by a lake, Zell am See and its bus-linked neighbour Kaprun make up the 'Europa Sport' region, with a total of 130km of runs, 80 of which are at Zell. The setting is one of Zell's biggest selling points, with lovely views of the lake from the medieval town and the slopes above. The ski area is actually quite small with short runs, mainly catering for intermediates keen on improving technique rather than getting miles under their belts. Advanced skiers have few true challenges, while beginners may find Zell's biggest failing, its questionable snow reliability, a bit of a bother. Neither boarders nor experts would approve of Zell's conservation regulations, which ban any off-piste skiing. The lifts can become crowded at peak times, as can the local Kitzsteinhorn glacier at Kaprun, although it does guarantee year-round skiing. There are also extensive cross-country trails.
Zell am See ski resort
Zell is actually more popular in the summer than the winter. The lakeside town has loads of activities for those not on skis or a board, with lively nightlife, decent restaurants and a full range of accommodation. It is good to check where you are staying in relation to the lifts, as there is a short free bus to access the slopes. For skiing, it is also worth exploring some of the other terrain in the area, like Saalbach, Bad Gastein and Schladming. Overall, Zell is a lovely spot for a winter holiday, with or without skiing.
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