The excellent reviews on here helped us to choose this hotel, and we were not disappointed.
We arrived late at night after a delayed landing and a coach detour due to a ferocious thunderstorm. After taking our luggage up to our rooms we were served a three course meal in the restaurant consisting of home made soup, cheese & ham toastie with salad, and ice cream. Even at this time of night (about midnight), everything had been freshly prepared and was served with a smile.
The hotel itself is lovely - large, comfortable rooms and everything is immaculately clean. The facilities are excellent and we made good use of the leisure facilities, including the sauna, steam room, aroma room, fruit showers, etc. The indoor pool is small so we didn't use it while we were there.
We really enjoyed the food. The Erharter family have their own farm and everything was fresh and of a high quality - I particularly liked the home made jams at breakfast. The sweets dessert evening was very good with probably about 40 different ones; the portions were very small so you could try lots of different ones.
The Tirolerhof is a very friendly hotel run by Martin, his family and other staff. They all work very hard to make sure you have an enjoyable holiday and are all very helpful. The staff on reception helped us to sort out transport to Kitzbuhel and also phoned a hotel there where our friends were staying. Nothing is too much trouble for them.
Martin plays guitar and sings and provided the entertainment one evening for the music and dance evening along with an accordion/keyboard player. As well as being very good musicians they were also very funny and we had a great evening!
Oberau and the Wildschonau Valley is a walkers' paradise, whether you just like a gentle stroll or like a challenge. We walked virtually everywhere although we also used the "Bummelbahn" - tourist train. Both gondolas are great and the wood museum at Auffach is really interesting, as is the farmers' museum (all free with the Wildshonau card).
There is a brass band concert every Tuesday evening and this was extremely good, although we would describe it as a wind/concertband.
Our flight home didn't leave 'til 8.40 p.m. so we got nearly a full day's walking in on the last Saturday. We had to vacate our rooms by 10 a.m. as new guests were arriving from other flights but Martin gave us a room for our suitcases (there were 14 of us leaving on the late flight), and let us use the facilities downstairs - showers, lockers, towels, etc.
This was our first holiday on our own in 20 years (our 19 year old daughter had gone away with friends), and we had a wonderful time at this great hotel. What made it so special was the staff at the Tirolerhof and the lovely people we shared our holiday with, especially the ones from the Manchester flight!
We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who likes spectacular scenery, a super hotel in an idyllic location and very friendly, helpful staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Tirolerhof is a well loved holiday destination in the Wildschonau Valley. Right from the first moment you'll love the homely, comfortable atmosphere of the hotel and the personal touches that the hotel owners Family Erharter and their staff provide.In winter just next to the ski slopes, in summer a perfect place for walking in the mountains.Indoor pool, sauna, steam room, ... are your places for relaxation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tirolerhof Hotel Oberau