Due to our late arrival I had emailed asking for a meal/snack to be available. This was arranged and was very welcome. I recommend that you do this as otherwise you would struggle to get something to eat in Westendorf late at night.
Our room was a standard room but very spacious, all that you would expect plus a free safe , small fridge, tv with a few English speaking channels and a balcony with fantastic views of the mountains.Also the use of a rucksack,umberella and shopping bag.
The meals were all fantastic,couldn't fault them , buffet style breakfast (everything you could wish for), there is a free lunch of soup and salads on offer every day and the evening meals were great. You are asked at breakfast each day to choose your main course-choice of three, but there is a starter ,soup and salad course which you can have all or either. After the main course a delicious dessert and then cheese, everything is home made and a credit to the hard working staff.
The hotel staff were all very happy and helpful, nothing was too much trouble, we were able to borrow a plug adaptor from reception as we had forgotten ours and were helped with directions to the saltmines ( which were a good trip out). The restaurant staff were also very obliging, ask to sit outside to eat if its too warm inside-it won't be a problem. Everybody speaks excellent English.
We used the hotel bikes ,a huge array of sizes and styles to choose from (all free) and we had half a day sunbathing in the garden. We swam most days but didn't have any spa treatments,lots of loungers indoors or out and complimentary robes,flip flops ,drinks and fruit snacks.
Westendorf is a lovely village that hasn't changed much in the 22 years since we last visited.We bought cable car passes for 3 days(34 Euros each,include the extra for Kitzbule its worth it) and drove up to the Grossglockner which was a long way but has the most spectacular views of the glacier. We also had a day in Salzburg,again spectacular and went town the Salt mines on an ancient system of wooden slides-good fun.We hired a car in the UK before travelling but there is a good public bus service and the train runs very close by ,you can go to Insbrook for the day if you don't fancy Salzburg.
We found that that eating and drinking was very reasonable, a small jug of wine at dinner was 8 Euro and a beer about 5, but there is a Spa shop and an Aldi in the village where you can buy a decent bottle of wine for 3 Euro enjoy this on your balcony and watch the sun go down.
We didn't much care for the evening entertainment , but we were much younger than most of the other residents( and they did tend to go off to bed about 10pm).There was a band playing in the village one night which were really good, they play outside the church for a good hour or more every week during the summer.If you get chance, go down to the shooting range on Friday night, its underneath the firestation. We were made very welcome, its all very modern, state of the arts rifle shooting,older kids welcome too.
The weather was a lot better than we expected up to about 32 degrees, no need for those jumpers I packed! Take a raincoat though we did have a couple of evenings of heavy rain,didn't spoil things for us though we enjoyed our refreshing change from a beach holiday.No need for walking boots either , a good pair of trainers will do. I was surprised to see how much there was for kids to do up the mountain tops, lots of little theme parks (not roller coasters but sensory gardens and play parks).
Thanks Hotel Schermer we really enjoyed our stay and have already recommended you to our friends and family.
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