We have returned to this hotel time after time in little old Ellmau over the last 15yrs - we always have a Comfort room with a view of the Hartkeiser. These rooms (in this wing) have now been renovated inline with the rest of the hotel. Absolutely stunning just the icing on a top class hotel. The rooms have copious amounts of storage and hanging facilities, the beds are so comfy and the bathroom is really good with a great shower and loads of hot water and toiletries which were topped up every day - the room maid was so kind and nice. Now for the restaurant and food-again the restaurant (breakfast room) has had a face lift as looks really nice. The FOOD!!! well that just gets better-top class cuisine, i know its not everyones cup of tea to eat fancy food but the flavours were just wonderful (the portion sizes were not megga so you could enjoy the cuisine without feeling too stuffed) but hey you dont have to have every course you can choose to miss anything out like the soup. Breakfast were great as ever, crispy bacon scrambled eggs, fruits, yogurts, cold meats n cheeses etc etc too much to say. The bar area is now non-smoking which is a plus and a lovely place to relax and after skiing there was always a small buffet of 1 hot dish, salad dishes and cakes if you wanted it (from 1-4.30pm) so if you wish you could ski back to hotel for lunch. The pool is small but nice, the sauna area (naked as usual in Austria so we Brits tend to not use it like Germans and Dutch) I also need to mention since the hotel does not use a travel agent for UK guests, you make your independent way there, WATCH OUT for school holidays!!!!!! we went 1/3 to 8/3 big mistake!! do not go when it is Shrove Tuesday week as it German and Dutch school hols - we were only British in hotel and experienced something we have never experienced before at this hotel ever before! rudeness and pushing and jostling not only in long queues on the slopes but the same around the buffet table at dinner time - the children were rude as well and we felt very overwhelmed by the other guests who quite frankly ************************** Do not let this put you off though - just don't go this week as its as busy as Christmas week and we did not know. All in all this hotel is a wonderful place, ski out and almost back to the door. Ellmau a little low for snow but you cannot guarantee the weather. We will definitely go back again for sure, attention to detail is second to none and the Windisch family are always in the hotel making sure everything is ok, they certainly know how to do it and never take their finger off the pulse. Thank you for looking after us, wonderful food Joseph, and we luv the new rooms.
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