Stayed at this hotel as part of a skiing trip. It has a good location being a 5-10 minute walk along the train line to the Gondola or the town centre. The rooms are spotlessly clean and comfortable and unusually have TV access to BBC Channels if you are keen to keep up with events at home.
From arrival to departure the owners try their hardest to be accommodating and run a very well oiled, efficient set-up. The food is plain but plentiful and seems to be directed toward its, mainly british, clientele. (Think 1970's mums home cooking!) Meal times can sometimes feel hurried and the dining room lacks ambience if you're looking for romance but it works well for larger groups.
It's fine to make up a packed lunch from the breakfast table if you want to. We prefer to contribute to the restaurants on the pistes but if you're on a tight budget this could be a godsend.
All the staff are well trained, helpful and friendly and work exceptionally hard to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
For afternnon tea and evening drinks, there's a bar/lounge area. It gets quite cramped at peak times and, as some people noted, it closes at about 10.30pm. As we have often found in Austria, the hotel does not skimp on heating and at times it becomes unbearably hot.
Bonuses are the ski/boot room and the sauna.
There isn't really a downside - after the basics which are good -it's all down to personal preference.
This hotel seems to be popular with retired, active couples. We encountered several guests who were "regulars" and they loved the homely experience and value for money.
Overall we had a very good experience and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
- Also Known As:
- Edelweiss Hotel Kitzbühel