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“Austria at its best” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sporthotel Strass
Ranked #1 of 38 Hotels in Mayrhofen
Certificate of Excellence
Colne, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Austria at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Excellent rooms, great food, helpful and friendly staff, All you could ask for from a hotel - and right next to the two gondolas and close to the town centre, buses and train. A great stay enjoyed by everyone. My room was a little noisy on Saturday night being next to the road and the packed lunches weren't brilliant but I'd come back again (and again). Needless to say the area is a walkers paradise.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John B
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

This was our first time to Mayrhofen and certainly won't be the last. We were very lucky and were given a room which overlooked the Penken Gondola which was situated right next door. We did pay extra for a better room than the standard one and weren't disappointed. We had a corner room on the second floor which was spacious, very clean and comfortable with a corner corner table and bench seating. We weren't disturbed by any noise coming from the Gondola as it didn't start until 9am and finished at 5pm. We had a set table in the restaurant and the staff that served us were very polite and helpful. The meals were good and although portions were small they were perfectly adequate as we had three courses. We were also allowed three packed lunches during the week which were pretty good consisting of a sandwich, chocolate bar and an apple but no drink. The hotel was very central for all amenities and certainly would visit again. The only disappointment was the Sports Lounge where all the entertainment took place. We only went in once and were overcome by the smell of smoke so didn't use it any more therefore missing out on the entertainment programme.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Brenda H
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north yorkshire
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63 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Visited Austria for the first time after many years of pestering from my husband and we were so lucky to choose the Hotel Strass for this. The hotel is ideally situated next to the Penken cable car and a short walk to the Ahorn cable car a bit further to the bus/railway station but buses stopped close by if you didn't want to walk back up. The staff were very friendly from reception desk to the cleaners and they always spoke if they saw you outside the hotel. All areas of the hotel were clean and litter free although we didn't use the pool, sauna etc so cannot comment on them. The food was excellent, a buffet breakfast with plenty of choice although the sausage, bacon etc could have been a bit warmer. The evening meal was plentiful and there was nothing we couldn't eat. The good thing was that when you booked in you were given a table number which you sat at for all meals which meant you didn;t have to go looking for somewhere to sit every meal time.We had upgraded our room as we wanted a separate shower so had one on the fourth floor overlooking the penken chair lift and had a lovely view of the ahorn it was spacious and had plenty of room for your clothes and it contained a free safe which was very handy. No teamaking facilities but we did hire a kettle for 1 euro a day saved on the luggage weight. The entertainment we saw was good although most of the introductions etc done in German yes there was cigarette smoke in the bar but it is allowed so if it got too bad we just went out.We will definately return to this hotel if we visit that part of austria again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pamanntow
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Strauss hotel consists of 5 hotels all close together in the centre of Mayrhofen, some connected by walkways and where all guests can eat in the original, main part of the hotel and use the other facilities. This made it confusing when booking as I was not quite sure which was which - so many hotels with the name 'strauss' in them but the answer is, it is all part of the same complex - the same family seems to own half of Mayrhofen!!!

There are several pools and an excellent spa with many different types of sauna and steam bath, all with a roman themed design and we used these every day - it was a highlight of our holiday. ( Other reviewers have complained about having to go naked in the spa - however,this is not unique to this hotel - in my experience this seems to be pretty uniform in Austria and it seems that Austrian and German people are much more comfortable with this. Anyway, it seems sensible given the nature of the Spa facilities and once in there, no one is bothered!!!) There is a also a well equipped fitness room overlooking beautiful scenery, so you can admire wonderful views as you try to work off the holiday calories!!!

Food at the hotel was fine - identical breakfast buffet every morning but enough variety to keep you going for a week!!! Evening meals involved plentiful quantities of food, with a good salad bar, 2 possible starters, 3 main courses to choose from and only one dessert. Sometimes we waited quite a while to be served - the waiters were rushed off their feet. Given the enormous size of the catering operation ( 400-600 guests??) it was amazing that things were done so efficiently and the main meals were beautifully presented on the plate, although the tastes were sometimes variable ( some overcooked fish and meat but some other meals delicious).

Staff were very helpful and considerate to my husband, who is blind. In particular, the waiters were very thoughtful and we went on a guided walk with Gunther, who was very considerate and knowledgeable.

The hotel overall, somehow has a slight 'holiday camp' feel about it ( maybe this is inevitable given the size??) but nevertheless a good quality holiday camp with spotless facilities and a range of other facilities eg evening entertainment, games rooms etc that we did not use.

It is conveniently located in the centre of Mayrhofen and even though next to the cable car, this is not noisy. Overall we felt very comfortable and had an enjoyable stay. Thank you.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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UK
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was our group's 7th visit to Austria & Hotel Garni is by far the least attractive place we have stayed in. In essence it is the dormitory for the main Strass Hotel & nothing more, a rabbit warren of corridors with bizarre numbering. Although we had been told differently, it was totally unsuitable for anybody with mobility difficulties as the lift always seemed to stop between floors which meant steps up & then step down again to reach the rooms. Very odd.
Situated on a very busy street the noise made it unpleasant to sit out on the balconies during the day & drunken revellers continued until nearly 3a.m., particularly at the weekend.
The staff were mainly very nice but surely somebody could have translated the menus better so that we didn't have to make a guess as to what to order. Some of the descriptions( particularly for the wine) caused great hilarity & ,,although trying out different food is part of the holiday we particularly enjoy normally,we were often a little bemused by it all & several of the party were unable to eat their meal as they usually came smothered in sauces. And couldn't covers could have been put over the food at breakfast instead of being left for the numerous flies to help themselves? The range of breads was great but not very appetising when the flies had to be shooed away first.
Would we return again? Definitely not

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ukgrandma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Very courteous staff who make sure that your stay runs smoothly. Rooms are spotless and comfortable, food is great and with a good choice. Hotel is located in a prime position next to the Penken lift and opposite the supermarket and other shops. Cannot wait to get back , this was my fifth year and I have already booked for next summer.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank godski
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Amazing location and delightful hotel. The rooms in the Strass garni are three star but the rest of the hotel easily four star plus. There was some noise late at night from the street below our room but the plus side was that the balcony was lovely during the day and early evening. Food was very high quality and enough choice to suit all. Particularly liked having lots of different bread with the evening meal. Pool area spotlessly clean as was the rest of the hotel. Would be very happy to stay here again but would maybe opt for the rooms in the spa or sport hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lakes18
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Additional Information about Sporthotel Strass

Property: Sporthotel Strass
Address: Hauptstrasse 470, Mayrhofen 6290, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Tirol > Mayrhofen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Mayrhofen
#1 Family Hotel in Mayrhofen
#1 Luxury Hotel in Mayrhofen
#3 Romantic Hotel in Mayrhofen
#3 Best Value Hotel in Mayrhofen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sporthotel Strass 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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