We arrived at the Durlacher Hof whilst they were in the middle of a renovation. We did not know that. There is something about renovation, carpets being covered in plastic, certain areas being off limit and a garden full of tools / bricks and machinery that gives of an unwelcoming vibe.
Check in was at 16:00. We arrived at 15:30. The door was locked, and no one answered the doorbell. Fine, we went to the supermarket and such and arrived later. There we saw the owner and her husband (?). Ericka was very nice. But we were made to sit on a bench in the hallway because she had to show others their room. Ok ok. Then we were shown our room. The room was beautiful. And very new. It was beautiful white and brownish carpet. And a very lovely bed. No complaints there. Not at all. However, there were no mosquito nets for the windows, so we had to keep the widows shut. And as there was no a/c it became very humid. We could not lock the door from the outside because something had gone wrong with the locksmith. We could lock the door from the inside, but it feels weird to leave your laptop and so forth behind without a locked door. We only had a handshower since that was 'European' (?) instead of a high shower, so we ended up taking a bath. When we got to our room at 7 there was someone working on the roof, and my boyfriend saw him walking while he was on the loo (there was a window in the roof). Not a very soothing idea. There were not toiletries such as shower cap, or bath foam or shower gel. There is no TV. Wi-fi worked fine. We left the next day very early so we did not try the breakfast but Ericka was very gentle to ask us our diet preferences! Something that has not happened before.
I think when they come out of the renovation things will be very good. But when you as a guest arrive in the middle of it all, its a bit unwelcoming. To walk on plastic and such. But the room was lovely. ALso the Durlacher is situated next to a very busy road.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer a unique touch of the Tyrol in Austrian style lodging. Durlacher Hof is spacious and luxurious, with eight exclusive rooms designed for your comfort and personal needs. After a restful night in one of our gracefully appointed rooms, let us entice you with an old-world breakfast, replete with steaming coffee, homemade bread, and a selection of mouth-watering entrees to get you ready for the day ahead. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Country Inn Whistler
- Whistler Country Inn