Chic and modern designer hotel with great access to the piste and good après-ski scene!
- Half Board
- Comfortable lounge with open fireplace/cocktail bar
- Stunning spa with sauna, steam room, fire room, whirlpool and relaxation area with panoramic views.
- Free daily entry to Madlein nightclub
The original designer hotel of the Alps - the Madlein is chic and modern with a light and airy feel. It enjoys a central position in the village with convenient access to the ski lifts and slopes. Guests can make the most of Ischgl's great ski area and return at the end of the day to relax by the open fire or take advantage of the wide range of leisure and spa facilities.
· central location · 100m to Pardatschgrat gondola via a covered escalator
All rooms have a minibar, telephone, hairdryer and cable TV.
Twin Room (20-25m²) - sleeps 2: Austrian twin beds, private bath or shower and WC. (Some rooms have a balcony)
Twin Room (30m²) - sleeps 2-3: Austrian twin beds, extra sofa bed, private bath or shower, WC and balcony.
Twin Room (35m²) - sleeps 2-3: Contemporary style rooms with Austrian twin beds, extra sofa bed, private bath (with shower attachment), 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.
· free WiFi · lounge with open fireplace · cocktail bar · free entry to exclusive Madlein nightclub (soundproofed) - excluding gala events · adult-themed Coyote Ugly nightclub · indoor pool and heated outdoor jacuzzi · stunning spa area with sauna, steam room, fitness room, whirlpool and relaxation area with fire and panoramic views · extra charge for spa treatments and massage · daily entertainment programme · in-house ski hire shop · 73 bedrooms · lift to all floors
· hot and cold buffet breakfast (late breakfast served until 11.30am · 5-course evening meals with a choice of 3 main courses and daily salad buffet · Christmas and New Year gala meals included
Many Austrian hotels do not serve free tap water with meals.
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.