A little about the resort - I've been to Seefeld many times, I learnt to ski here and now I come as my second, more relaxing, ski holiday every year. If you do a package you'll probably fly to Innsbruck which is a 25 min transfer. We came independently and weren't staying a whole week so travelled into Munich as there's a much better, cheaper choice of flights and airlines. The drive from Munich to Seefeld took approx 2 hrs and is a beautiful drive through the mountains and German ski resorts. Although there had been about 15cm of snow that day the roads were totally cleared and easy to drive on (much better than Uk roads when we have 2cm of snow!) Seefeld itself is a beautiful town with a small pedestrianized centre, some lovely shops and 2 Spar supermarkets. The prices on and off mountain are no more expensive than at home. We were there over New Year and the slopes weren't that busy and the longest lift queue was about 10 people! We had a little snow most days and the pistes were always kept in excellent condition. The nursery slopes are in the village, walking distance from all hotels. They have a carpet lift, tow rope and 2 t-bars. It's the perfect place to learn to ski and the Ski-School Seefeld are amazing. From the nursery slopes try the Cafe Ahmed for lunch, its by the main bus stop, ski school and chemist. Excellent pizzas, soups, snacks etc at very reasonable prices. There are free ski buses every 15 mins that take you to the 2 other ski areas. These are full of blue and red runs. Please note that the piste maps in all brochures are quite out of date and there are at least 3 chair lifts and several runs that are not shown on any of them! The lift pass, The Happy Ski Card also covers some other resorts inc Garmish, Lermoos and Erwald. These are all about an hours drive and worth a visit.
The Hotel - We stayed here as the other hotels required a weeks stay over New Year and we wanted to stay 5 nights. We were met by the owner at 10.30pm and he was really helpful and happy, carrying boot bags etc for us. This is part of a family run chain of hotels and the free parking is at one of the other hotels a 5 minute walk away which was fine with us. Its good to stretch your legs before and after skiing! You can park at the Olympia centre directly in front of the hotel but you must pay for this. This hotel has a great position at the end of the pedestrian area between the town centre and the dome church by the olympia centre ( a 1 min walk to either). A 5 minute walk to the nursery slopes or the Gschwandtkopf slopes and ski bus stop is 50m away. This is very much an Austrian hotel but most staff speak reasonable English. The breakfast was a typical buffet, cereals, breads, hams, cheeses, fruit, hot bacon, sausages and eggs. Evening meal was again typical Austrian food. 3 or 4 courses with a choice of main. Lots of meats, potatoes and veg. Very good desserts! We were allocated a table in the public restaurant so you have a mixture of hotel guests and general public eating around you. Drinks seemed to be wine, beer or soft drinks, the only spirits were shots of schnapps! The room was simple, clean, lots of wood, we paid a small supplement for a larger room and it was huge with a large table and seating area. Beds were really comfortable. The bathroom was on the small side but had a fabulous corner power shower.
Overall i would stay here again as its a fab 3* hotel in a great location and i like being in a very Austrian guesthouse. Just don't expect to be surrounded by english people!
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