With an excellent reputation for food and close proximity to the slope, it's easy to see why guests return every year to The Albona!
- Half Board
- Hotel bar & lounge
- Wellness area
- Free Wi-fi
· on the main road · 3 minutes' walk from resort centre · 3 minutes' walk to the Silvrettabahn lift · ski bus stop outside hotel · ski school and nursey slopes at the top of the Silvrettabahn lift
All rooms have a flat screen TV, free WiFi,
telephone, hairdyer, safe and fridge and are non-smoking. Cots and
interconnecting rooms are available upon request.
Twin Room - sleeps 2-3: Twin beds, private shower and WC. This room is on the lower ground floor
Superior Twin Room - sleeps 2-3: Twin beds, extra single sofa bed, private shower and WC.
Deluxe Twin Room - sleeps 2-3: Twin beds, extra single sofa bed, private shower and WC.
NB: Twin beds may be Austrian Twin beds which are very common in Central Europe. They’re simply one large bed frame containing two single mattresses, both with separate duvets and linen sets, that cannot be separated. Separate twin beds are less common and can often be head to head beds, rather than side by side, if they are available.
· hotel bar and lounge (smoking allowed) · free WiFi · wellness area with sauna, steam room and solarium · ski lockers and heated boot rack · lift to all floors · parking is available for an extra cost
· hot and cold breakfast buffet · 4-course evening meals (soup, starter, main and dessert with salad buffet) · 1 buffet evening meal per week · 1 fondue evening per week
Many Austrian hotels do not serve free tap water with meals.
NB: Groups over 6 people on request only.
Ischgl, set in the beautiful Paznau Valley, offers some of the best skiing that Austria has. It also provides a link into Switzerland at Samnaun for tax free shopping (take your passport). It is a lovely Tyrolean village that has high altitude and good snow, an excellent lift system and great higher intermediate skiing and boarding. There are 200km of runs, with a bus link to Galtur for a further 65km.
Beginners will have to take a lift up and back to Idalp to access the easier slopes and these can get very busy during the day. Experts also have a few problems with limited challenging stuff, although there is some great powder when the snow is good. Also, while there are two runs back to town, they are both tough reds and do get very cut up in the afternoon. Boarders have been welcomed at Ischgl for over 15 years and the terrain is great for them. There is also a big half-pipe and a highly-rated specialist park.
New lifts have markedly reduced lift queues to the slopes, while the village has a largely traffic-free centre. It is an attractive place, although expensive, with a good selection of accommodation, hotels and some lively après-ski, favoured by Germans and Scandinavians. There is a reasonable range of non-skiing opportunities including shopping (see Samnaun).
Overall, Ischgl is one of the best of the Austrian resorts, particularly for better intermediates and boarders. It's expensive, but an ace choice if you want to sample an Austrian holiday at its finest.