Fantastic 4* hotel in an excellent location offering true Ski in/Ski out opportunities!
- Bed and Breakfast
- Ski-in, ski-out location at the bottom of the gondola
- Simple, contemporary décor
- Outdoor pool, sauna and relaxation room
- Free WiFi
· ski-in, ski-out · less than 1 minute's walk to the Hartkaiser gondola · less than 1 minute's walk to the ski bus stop · 10 minutes' walk to the resort centre
All rooms have a flatscreen TV with UK channels and Netflix, free WiFi and safe.
Twin room (approx 22m²) - sleeps 1-2: Austrian twin beds, private shower, WC and balcony.
Junior suite (approx 32m²) - sleeps 1-4 (max 3 adults): Austrian twin beds, double sofa bed, private shower and WC.
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.
· heated outdoor pool · panoramic sauna · relaxation area · lobby bar and lounge · sun terrace · Restaurant Talkaiser (50m away) · Restaurant Bergkaiser (at the top of the Hartkaiser gondola) · snack bar · ski room with lockers and heated boot rack · free WiFi ·4 lifts to all floors (1 in each wing) · 171 rooms
· hot and cold buffet breakfast (taken in either the Restaurant Talkaiser, 50m from the hotel, or in the Restaurant Bergkaiser, at the top of the Hartkaiser gondola)
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.