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“Friendly, Central & Value for Money”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pension Rainer

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Pension Rainer
Ranked #9 of 31 Ellmau B&B and Inns
Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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“Friendly, Central & Value for Money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Booked here via Crystal and was pleasantly surprised by the size of our room. Ann Marie who runs the accomadation is a lovely lady with a cheerful smile at all times of the day. The quickest way to the main ski area is via the bus to the Hartkaiser funicular train and with a stop virtually outside it's very easy, just make sure you get the 9.00 Line A bus ( free ) as this will see you at the top by 9.20. The train gets very busy from 9.30 onwards so it's worth rolling out of bed earlier than you might want. Once at the top of the Hartkaiser you will have the vast choice of runs offerered by the Skiwelt area. Quite easy to do 20 miles of skiing in a day and not go down the same run twice.
In the evenings there are several dining alternatives ranging from traditional Austrian to Mexican. Pizza adicts are well catered for at eitherb the Memory bar or Pizzaria.
This trip was our 4th to Ellmau and I'm sure we will be back next year.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Pension Rainer is bang in the middle of Ellmau, close to the Skibus stop and a short distance from the nursery slopes and where the kindergarden school is based. The busses run regularly to the HartKaiser furnicular railway to the top of the mountain where the main Ellmau ski runs start. Ski Busses are free and take around 5 minutes each way.

The pension is basic as evidenced by the 2* rating, but clean and comfortable. The landlady is helpful and generally available to resolve problems. Breakfast is a simple affair of rolls, bread with meat and cheese. A range of cereals is also available.

In addition to the 7 (or so) rooms there are also 2 apartments; both 2 bedrooms, one considerably larger than the other. Both have kitchen facilities.

The pension is non-smoking. but you will find that most of the local cafes and restaurants permit smoking which can be unpleasant if you are a non-smoker.

There are 3 ski schools in the town and many ski hire shops. Several cafes and bars offering a wide range of food from traditional Tyrolean to Mexican, Indian and Italian; the biggest pizzas outside Italy almost next door.

Ellmau is a good base for skiers in winter, but there is little for the non skier locally. Worgl is approximately 30 minutes by bus in one direction and St Johann is about 20 minutes in the other direction. Both are small towns with a variety of shops and cafes beyond the inevitable ski/sport shops. Both towns have train access to Saltzburg and Innsbruck for a more interesting day off the slopes.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Pension Rainer
Address: Dorf 37, Ellmau 6352, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Tirol > Ellmau
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Ranked #9 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Ellmau
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Number of rooms: 11
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