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“Brillant staff, more than OK accommodation”
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Hotel Gamshof
Ranked #18 of 47 Hotels in Kitzbuhel
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Suffolk
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“Brillant staff, more than OK accommodation”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Having read the mixed reviews on Tripadvisor, I was a little apprehensive about this trip. However, we were pleasantly surprised. The hotel is not fancy but it more than serves the purpose. Beds are comfortable and our room (105) was big enough for 2 friends traveling together. I would suggest that a room on a higher floor would be preferable as the noise from people coming in from the bars does travel up the stairs. Staff were friendly and happy at all times and certainly made the trip for us. There was a choice of food each night, including a vegetarian option. The wine was not great but I found the red drinkable. In terms of location, it is a short walk to the gondola and we left our skis in Sport 2000. There is a lift at the bottom of Bergsinn bar if you don't want to walk up the steps (also free Wifi in this bar). For the price we paid for the all inclusive option in this resort, we were more than satisfied

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed at the Hofer for New Year 2012/2013. As we were with young children, we had booked room 223 and were pleasantly surprised by he size of the room (especially compared to the size of other ski chalets/hotels we have stayed in previously).

The food was very good, with an excellent list of choices each night (including a pears kids option if needed) and flexibility for any 'fussy' eaters. The inclusive wine and beer was ok (more than drinkable:-) )

Staff were excellent! Very friendly, helpful and happ to go the extra mile to assist us - a big Thank You !

Location wise, the hotel is closer the to Kitzbuheler Horn than the Hannenkamm lift, but the walk to Hannenkamm is approx 10 mins (with kids who walk slowly) and made much easier by renting a ski locker at Hannenkann Intersport, so there was no need to carry skis etc to the hotel each evening.

Room Tip: Room 223 is a good size for a family with young children.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Very disappointing. We booked a double room paying extra for private bath/shower/wc and balcony over New Year 2012/13. The room we were given was very small with barely enough room between the bed and the walls to get out of bed ! Carpet was very old and filthy with lots of black stains, bathroom plumbing was ancient with only intermittent hot water and mostly luke warm water. Only one spare plug socket in the room which was below the wall light switch so if you connected your phone for charging it would dangle against the wall or fall out of the charger. No hair dryer in the room either. Worst of all, the room comes with an old key operated saftey deposit box but without the key - if you want a key to use the box, the hotel charges an extra 30 euros !!!! Damn cheek.

Food was very basic, free beer was watered down and the wine barely drinkable. Plan to eat out as much as you can afford !

On the plus side, the Crystal staff were excellent and as friendly and helpful as possible. They advised that the hotel has been sold and will be knocked down in the summer (2013) and rebuilt as appartments. This would seem sensible from the owner's viewpoint as considerable sums need to be spent to upgrade the whole hotel and especially the ancient plumbing in order to bring it up to acceptable 3 star standards.

Access to Hahnenkam lift was easy by either ski bus or walking and the skiing generally good altho there are lots of short runs between lifts often on narrow and fairly flat paths. Best runs are down to Pass Thun, Kirchberg and Ski Rast. If you do the Streif (the hahnekamm downhill ski run) do it in the morning as it gets very badly chopped up and crowded in the afternoon.

Overall, I would recommend spending a bit more if you can and go to a better hotel.

Good luck !

Room Tip: Dont get fooled by paying for a private shower / bath / wc. Ask crystal to make sure you get the lar...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Suffolk
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

The Hofer is run by Crystal Ski holidays and whilst their employed staff do all they can, the hotel is very tired and run down. We paid extra for room 225, this was for a bath and balcony. The prices were very high because it was New Year week, but it was a rip off by Crystal. The room was very small, barely 12 inches either side of the bed. The bed fell apart when I sat on the end of it, falling through each time I sat too far onto the mattress. The carpet had stains on it, which obviously had been there some time. The bathroom was very old and there wasn't even enough hot water in the hotel - I had 1 hot bath during the week only because it simply wasn't hot enough to soak in, something to enjoy after a hard day skiing. Even on the morning we left the water wasn't even warm, so heaven knows when the water does warm up as we left our room at 6am.

Apparently this is the last season for this hotel as it will be pulled down to make way for new appartments - good job too, the standards are well below the expectation for the price we paid.

Room Tip: I was told all the rooms were different, so can't really help in chosing a good room. One fello...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

Stay at the hotel Hofer with crystal ski holidays on an all inclusive basis (free bar in the evening). The hotel is half way between the two sides of the resort ski area and can be walked if your feeling fit or you can catch the bus which stops just a few metres from the entrance. The rooms were of a good size, they were basic but how much time do you want to stay in your room? The food was always plentiful and of a good quality. In general good value for money, the bar area could do with some better seating but that's about it.

Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Huddersfield
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

This Crystal 'chalet hotel' is a good base for a holiday in Kitzbuhel for those on a budget. Rooms, although a little old fashioned, are of a reasonable size and with en suite facilities. The location isn't ideal but it's not awful either. It's a 10 to 15 minute walk to the Hahnenkahm gondola, which is where you want to go most mornings; there is a bus from near the Hofer for those who are happy to wait, but the bus back goes all round the town before returning to the hotel so it's quicker to walk.

Excellent staff team provided good service; and the beer (good) and wine (barely drinkable) is free until 10pm for residents. The food was very unadventurous and bland, bordering on canteen style and was a disappointment for me, though most people seemed happy with it. Breakfasts were ok. There is a sauna though it was never used during the rather warm week in late March when I was there.

The Crystal ski guides/resort representatives were very good - they also cover guests staying in a number of hotels across the town.

Room Tip: Some single rooms are available.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

Everything was brilliant...only tiny grumble..... no cooked breakfast on the wed morning and the day of departure, I always thought it was chalets that did this. Our eaves room was fab!!!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Gamshof
Address: Franz-Erler-Strasse 7, Kitzbuhel 6370, Austria (Formerly Hofer Hotel)
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Tirol > Kitzbuhel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #18 of 47 Hotels in Kitzbuhel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gamshof 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Hofer is ideally located about 2 - 3 minutes walk from the bustling pedestrianised town centre of Kitzbuhel where you'll find everything from festivals, brass bands and markets. After all the excitement of the town centre you can come back to the hotel and relax in our friendly and welcoming bar which comes complete with sky TV. Alternatively, catch the last of the afternoon sun outside on the terrace. We are a small and friendly British run hotel. We offer bed and breakfast or half board all for a very competitive price. ... more   less 
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