Hotel Harmony Sonnschein, Niederau
Hotel Harmony Sonnschein
Charming family-run hotel with first class service & modern facilities
- Half Board
- 800m to slopes
- 800m to Resort Centre
- 8 minutes' walk to the centre & ski bus stop
- Wellness area
- Two indoor pools
The Hotel Sonnschein has an easy, relaxed atmosphere that you're sure to love. The friendly team are on hand throughout your stay to help make it the best it can be. The hotel itself has two wings branching off of the main reception and dining areas. The original central part of the Sonnschein is decorated in classic alpine style, while the newer wings has a fresher, more modern touch. When it comes down to food, you can sample Tyrolean favourites as well as international cuisine. In the basement is the wellness suite – here you’ve got two swimming pools with underwater jets, a couple of saunas and a steam room. There is also a large ski room with heated boot racks or you can store your equipment closer to the lifts.
The hotel sits in a quieter part of town, away from the main Dorfstrasse. Never fear though, it's still just a 10-minute walk to the lifts. There are plenty of shorter blue runs around the drag lifts, perfect for practising technique and building confidence. And when you're heading home for the day, you can ski down Red 19 to the bottom of the Markbachjoch gondola, or take Black 15 to the bottom of the Lanerköpfl chairlift.
All rooms have a satellite TV, telephone, safe, hairdryer, fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities. Cots are available to hire on request (€7 per day). Bathrobes are also available or hire (€7 per week).
Twin room - sleeps 2: Austrian twin beds, private bath with shower attachment and WC.
Twin room - sleeps 2-3 (max 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child up to 13 years): Austrian twin beds, single sofa bed, private bath with shower attachment, WC and balcony.
Family room - sleeps 3-4 (max 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child up to 13 years): one bedroom with Austrian twin beds, separate lounge with two single beds, private bath or shower, WC and balcony.
Single room - sleeps 1: single bed, private shower and WC.
Superior twin room - sleeps 2: Austrian twin beds, private bath and WC.
Family room - sleeps 2-4 (max 3 adults or or 2 adults and 2 children up to 13 years): Austrian twin beds, double sofa bed, private bath or shower, WC and balcony or terrace.
Superior single room - sleeps 1: single bed, private shower, WC and balcony.
Austrian twin beds
Austrian twin beds 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.
Two indoor pools
Wellness area with steam room, two saunas and two infrared cabins
Extra charge for hot tub and massages
Games room with table tennis and extra charge for pool table
Ski hire shop and storage at sister Hotel Harfenwirt (open until late on Sat)
Ski room with heated boot rack
Extra charge for washing machine and dryer
Free WiFi in lobby
hot and cold buffet breakfast
4-course evening meal with a choice of two main courses, and daily salad buffet
daily vegetarian options
occasional farmers' buffet
Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners included
For any dietary requirements, please advise at the time of booking.
Many Austrian hotels do not serve free tap water with meals.
Niederau skiing is probably best suited to beginners and early intermediates, with a highly regarded ski school, nice nursery slopes and gentle blues. There isn't really much for more advanced skiers apart from a bit of off-piste and a couple of black runs, although there is a good snow park down in Auffach (free ski bus)for those that are that way inclined.
Niederau ski resort
The resort itself is picturesque and charming. Accommodation is located close to the slopes and the après ski is good without being too hectic. The sedate and friendly atmosphere makes for a good choice for family ski holidays, as does the short transfer (45 mins to Innsbruck).
Good For Non-Skiers
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Hotel Harmony Sonnschein
• Sonnhangweg 5, 6314 Grafenweg, Austria
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