An excellent reputation for comfortable accommodation and good food in one of the best resorts in Austria!
- Half Board
- Indoor pool and Spa
- Sun Terrace
- Children's play barn area and playroom
- Central location close to the ski bus stop
The family run Hotel Hochfilzer is conveniently located in the centre of Ellmau and is well known for its high standards offering a cosy bar area with comfortable
lounge, an indoor pool and spa with indoor and outdoor whirlpools,
saunas, steam room and a
wealth of treatments and massages (for a moderate additional charge). An evening kids club and a varied winter activity programme are also available.
· central location · near to ski bus stop · 10 minutes' walk to ski lift
All rooms have a satellite TV, hairdryer and safe and free WiFi.
Twin Room in Haus Garten - sleeps 2: Austrian twin beds, private shower and WC.
Twin Room in Haus Garten - sleeps 2-3 (max 2 adults): Austrian twin beds, extra sofa bed, private bath, WC and balcony.
Type C Apartment in Haus Garten - sleeps 2-4 (max 3 adults): Bedroom with Austrian twin beds, living area with double sofa bed, private shower, WC and balcony.
Twin Room in Main Building - sleeps 2-3 (max 2 adults): Austrian twin beds, extra sofa bed, private shower, WC and balcony.
NB: If you're staying in the the Haus Garten, opposite the main hotel, you'll still have full access to all the excellent facilities available in the Hotel Hochfilzer's main building which is where all meals are taken.
Quad and triple rooms: Quad rooms sleep a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Triple rooms sleep a maximum of 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. Childrens age is up to 14 years.
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.
· lift (in main building) · free WiFi
Wine, dine and unwind
· sun terrace · bar and lounge · weekly live music · wine cellar with regular tastings (nominal fee)
Spa, wellness and pools
· indoor pool · spa area with sauna, indoor and outdoor whirlpools, infrared cabin, steam rooms and fitness room · extra charge for massage and solarium
For the family
· children's play barn area and playroom · extra charge for winter activity programme and evening kids club
NB: All facilities are located at the Hotel Hochfilzer. The indoor sauna is nude only, outdoor sauna is clothed
· hot and cold buffet breakfast · 4-course evening meals with choice of main course and daily salad buffet · weekly gala dinner and farmers' buffet · Christmas and New Year's Eve gala dinners
Many Austrian hotels do not serve free tap water with meals.
The Ski Welt area is one of the largest in Austria, with a total of 250km of pistes. However, its component parts make the territory rather similar, as it's basically made up of a number of smaller, lift- or bus-linked resorts. Ellmau (55km of runs) is probably the quietest of the resorts, with skiing that largely caters to the beginner and family market. There are great nursery slopes and a good ski school, although classes can be big. There is also reasonable cruising for intermediates of medium ability. Boarders will also find the Ski Welt a good place to learn, but there is only one park and half-pipe in the area (at Soll). 'Langlaufers' are well provided for. Unfortunately, Ellmau and its neighbours suffer from a poor snow record. They have tried to bolster natural snow with new snowmaking facilities, but it still remains a problem and queues often ensue.
Ellmau village itself is traditional, quiet and full of ambience. For nightlife, it's probably best to go to Soll. There aren't that many activities for non-skiers, either. Accommodation is mostly hotel-based and buses are needed to get to the lifts. Eateries on the mountain are surprisingly good, while village grub is found in the hotels, which serve mostly traditional Austrian fare. Overall, Ellmau is a quiet alternative to Soll, best for new skiers and boarders and those looking for a fairly traditional ski experience.