This hotel is a beautiful warm welcoming clean hotel and good for skiing, Rooms are lovely warm, and comfortable and cleaned twice a day, although we never felt like the cleaners intruded on us once. We had a standard room in the newer part of the hotel which had a massive balcony over looking the mountain and ski slopes which is a great view every morning. Staff are friendly here and helpful. A free ski bus will take you to the bus station or Ski Lift in town each day which is well worth using, as even though its not far its a trudge with heavy ski's and boots on... Room had a Flat screen TV which we never watched we just had radio 1 tuned in. Free safe and fridge Sofa and table, shower and small bath & hair dryer. The basement to the hotel has a large spa area (nude area) and pool which was rather cold, but after a hard days ski we used the spa a area every single day without fail.
Only downside to this hotel is probably the dining, although breakfast is excellent has everything except my favourite porridge but you cant have it all can you! Anyway evening meals where 5 courses which where on the most part a little off the wall to say the least. I am one of those persons who considers herself to be adventurous but sometimes the dishes where almost bordering on strange, some of the staff would laugh a little as they tried to explain the menu for that night. You basically get 2 choices of main one of which was normally fish the other veal, as brits we tend not to eat veal on principe, I do like fish but found them to be rather bland tasting. There where some good points the salad bar was ok and the deserts are worth trying even if you dont understand what they are! We did find ourselves going over to Crazy dazies ext for apre ski and having a 5 oclock pizza just in case the dinner was't great. Having said all that after a few days they did offer to cook us dishes we asked for instead of some of the on menu dishes. Also the prices of drinks are a real rip off, 4.80eu for a beer and 4.50eu for a large coke at dinner !!! You can also have a very small glass of white wine for 2.20u or a bottle water for 4.50eu.
I do think in the Hotel they probably don't realise that even in a top restaurant or hotel in London it would probably be cheaper for a drink! Someone needs to tell these people, that its a bare face rip off for drinks, we did feel it a bit of an insult in kinda some way that they actually think we can afford that? .... and for that reason alone we will probably head to Soll next year..
So I wouldn't let my review stop you booking this hotel.. In fact id probably book this hotel again.. alternately you could probably eat out and head for happy hour somewhere and miss dinner altogether,.. just a suggestion .. lol
The town is beautiful so take your camera! and there is some nightlife we tried Crazy Dazie's, The Outsider, and the bar next to it, also both Irish bars. Find out where the happy hour is as its expensive otherwise! We didnt stay out late but there looked like a few good clubs including Club Viva looked awesome but we where where usually in bed early about 11ish as we where so tired from skiing.
Skiing is good I preferred the Skiing in Zell to Kaprun as its more sheltered and less high as I got altitude sickness up there, But a visit to Karpun is a must for summit pic and the Ice bar alone. We missed the ballooning and motocross at Kaprun on the 25th of jan by 3 days. But we did have a good week and the sun shone for 4 days so was a great trip... wherever we go next year it will be hard to beat the Zell and Tirolerhof Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tirolerhof is a quietly located spa hotel in the centre of Zell am See, at the foot of the Schmittenhohe mountain and only a few steps away from Lake Zell.The newly renovated Elements Panorama Spa on the fourth floor offers a wide range of wellness applications and beautiful views of the mountains and the lake.Bathing and sauna pleasures are also offered in the 1,000 m² Tirolerhof Aquarena, which features a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a relaxation room with water beds. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tirolerhof Hotel Zell Am See
- Tirolerhof Zell Am See