Been there in Feb 2012 with my wife & 2 kids (age 10 & 6). We've been to many other places in Austria for skiing, but this one is the best by far, I dare say perfect.
Location: basically on the slope, a bit higher than the bottom end of the T-bar, so in the morning you just strap your skis on and slide down about 100m to get to the T-bar, then up the mountain you go.
Rooms: we had a "double room superior" which is basically a large double, in which we had 2 beds added for the kids (we booked late, so the apartments were all booked). Very nice, very modern, very clean - just perfect. Bathroom quite large, plenty of space.
Food: absolutely great, and perfectly organized. I've been to many 4 star hotels that offer pretty sophisticated food, but the trouble is that they serve it on a fixed schedule so you have to be at the table at a given time, and the whole ritual lasts forever. Here you could come at any time, and if you did not care for the sophisticated stuff (like our kids) or just want to east something quickly, you can just go for the buffet. Yes, they run in parallel a buffet and a-la-carte, so the choice is yours, you can even mix them.
Entertainment: they have a games room for the kids (a few arcades, a pinball, pool table, table tennis) and a play room, plus a small video room. Kids had a great time there. In addition, the swimming pools are just great (one inside, one outside).
Skiing: magnificent, the ski area is vast so you can ski every day on different slopes. Does not get boring at all. There are not that many black slopes, and the few blacks are a bit far, so you have to ski up & down a couple of mountains (on reds) before you get there, but it's fun and by the time you hit the blacks you're already warmed up and ready to go.
Price: not expensive given the quality of the whole experience. Good value for money.
For the previous 2 years we've been to Zell am See (also good 4 star hotels & all) but frankly it does not compare, for the next few years we're gonna be Kaiserblick regulars, and I'll book much earlier from now on.
Overall, a perfect experience, I highly recommend it!
- Also Known As:
- Kaiserblick Hotel Ellmau