Excellent hotel offering high levels of service & hospitality!
- Half Board
- Presents an excellent leisure spa area
- Very homely lounge/bar with armchairs
- Ski bus stop nearby
- Free use of leisure spa
This popular hotel has been owned by our good friends the Hochfilzer family since 1832 and enjoys high standards of cuisine and service. The Hotel consists of two parts, the main hotel and the 3 star ‘Haus Garden’ which is across the road. The whole hotel is non-smoking.
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Situated in the centre of Ellmau, 150m from the ski school and nursery slopes with a ski bus stop 20m away.
- Haus Garden Austrian twins have shower
- 2-room apartment for 2-5 have bath, separate wc, fridge (on request), balcony and lounge area
- Austrian twins in the hotel have bath or shower and balcony
- Superior rooms are more spacious with bath, separate wc, lounge area and balcony and are available on request
- Singles have shower
- All rooms have FREE WiFi, cable TV, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes and telephone.
- Cable or satellite programmes
- Room safe
- Newly refurbished bar and reception area
- Lounge with open fireplace
- Newly extended rustic residents’ restaurant with winter garden
- à la carte stube
- leisure area with indoor pool, sauna, steam room, infrared cabin and Jacuzzi (Free)
- Massage (pay locally)
- Children’s playroom
- Wi-Fi internet access in the rooms & lobby (Free)
- Lift in main building
- Cold and warm buffet breakfast
- 4 course evening meal with 3 choices of main dish plus daily salad buffet
- Weekly gala dinner and farmers’ buffet
- Guests staying in the Haus Garden eat in the main hotel
- Christmas and New Year gala dinners included
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.