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Sporthotel Ellmau
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Ellmau
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Anybody looking for a hotel in Ellmau, Austria go to the Sporthotel Ellmau. We have just stayed there for a week - six guys who have been skiing together for the past 20 odd years, and I must say this is one of the best hotels we have stayed in, in a ski resort.
The food is absolutely fantastic, the spa, sauna and jacuzzis at the end of a hard day skiing was absolutely brilliant, so much so, we didn't even get time to walk around the village.
If I have one downside, it would be that the rooms are very dated. You can get an upgrade, and of course, these rooms are very nice - but that costs extra.
Would definately recommend this hotel, and will definately be returning with friends and family.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Just returned from sporthotel after enjoying a ski-ing holiday in March 2013, had a great time and found the hotel to be 1st class with the standard of food served to be really good.The standard of the bedrooms was fine although my room was a bit dated ( room 318 ) I noticed some of the rooms had already been updated so think my room is due to be updated soon but I still had no complaints about my room which was always cleaned on a daily basis. the hotels facilities were also top class including the leisure facilities I.e. swimming pool, Sauna, jacuzzi. The location for the ski-ing was also good as the ski bus stops right outside the hotel. This was my second stay at the hotel ( I went there March 2012 ) if there was one thing that could make this hotel perfect I would like to have more area's in the hotel Smoke Free as this was very unpleasant especially in the bar and lounge area. I would also like to say how much I found the staff to be friendly and very helpfully. I would especially like to mention the waitress Annie who was really friendly and helpful she also gave us some tips regarding trying some ski slopes she found to be really good.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank steve t
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

We have been to Ellmau several times over the last ten years and have always wanted to stay at this hotel, it didn't disappoint and lived up to all our expectations. The food was fabulous and if we didn't venture out to the slopes each day would have had a rather unfortunate impact on our waist lines. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and the bath was an added bonus for the aching muscles at the end of each day. The staff were extremely helpful.. especially the restaurant staff, the only blip in the holiday was the bar steward Peter who we found to be rather rude, unhelpful and preoccupied with flipping cocktails rather than serving waiting guests.
Ellmau is and will be for a long time one of my favorite places to ski and I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and resort.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Just returned from a fantastic trip to Austria and a great stay at the Sporthotel in Ellmau. I've skiid almost exclusively in Austria for the past ten years now and urge you to consider this wonderful hotel. Simply, they get it right in just about all areas. Ok, the wifi could be better, our resident barman usually had a face that could sour milk and the pillows are a bit lumpy and need renewing, but these small moans pale when you sample the amazing food and warm hospitality on offer EVERY day of your stay! Large, comfortable lounges with plenty of seating and a roaring fire set the overall ambience. Both breakfast and dinner menus offer not only an amazing selection but, undoubtedly, the best food I've yet to sample in Austria. Add in a large and spotlessly kept sauna spa (for OVER 16s only!!!!!), easy acces to the slopes for Austrian standards, the lively Ellmau arm bar/restaraunt next door and the massive Ski Welt area just above the town and you have both an area and certainly a hotel worthy of numerous visits. No question, we'll be back next year!!

Room Tip: Our room had a good balcony and faced the hillside church and mountains beyond. Quiet and got any la...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Well we returned from a fabulous week at the SportHotel Ellmau at the end of feb. The village and the surrounding areas were perfect with some breathtaking views. The slopes were 100 yards from the main building which made the holiday so easy with our 2 young children. The nursery slope area was a god send for us and our little boy who moved onto the blu runs within 2 days, the magic carpet and nursery slopes were very quiet and we were allowed to use the area freely even though we wasnt booked in ski school. The Hotel was stunning from the outside and even better once inside, the hotel has had some refurbishment work done downstairs and it looks fab. When we arrived at the hotel having booked the package 12 months previous i was a little annoyed that a cot hadnt been placed in our room even though the tour operator had requested one and i had emailed the hotel directly on 2 occasions to make sure the request had been placed. The hotel were very quick to put a cot into our room but when my wife inspected the mattress in the cot it turned out to be a folded up quilt with no hard base allowing the quilt to push through the slates at the bottom. When i went to reception to request a mattress i was told there wasnt one available so housekeeping came to our room with an arm full of blankets and towels to make up a mattress( not a 4 star service in my opinion) After 3 days a mattress still hadnt been supplied so i got in touch with our holiday rep(what a superstar) who instructed the hotel to source a cot mattress immediately which was done by that evening. Also a big negative point was that smoking was allowed in the downstairs of the hotel in designated areas which didnt help as it was an open plan hotel, it was very unpleasant and got very smokie by early evening. The rooms were adequate for a week and generally in good order, the food in the hotel was fantastic from the breakfast through to the evening meal, lots of choice and as much as you could eat, all of the staff that we came in direct contact with were very polite and helpful and very friendly towards our children. i loved the resort of ellmau and i wouldnt hesitate to return to the area but im afraid that whilst the hotel allows smoking in ant capacity then i wont be returning to the sporthotel ellmau!!

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We have been to Sporthotel for four years now, and more visits are planned. As a caveat, we have never stayed at the hotel itself, always in an apartment associated with the hotel, which are in a separate building. It is difficult to find a fault with the place. We travel to ski with our (now) teenage children, and an apartment is ideal for that. It is reasonably spacious, and the extra room is essential for drying and storing all the skiing kit. The beds are comfortable, the rooms are warm and the kitchenette is quite inadequate but usable (we don't use it). The hotel itself is very homely, and it is only 100 m away from the slopes. The best things about it are the food and the spa. Half-board is highly recommended. Dinner food is absolutely delicious, highly varied and plentiful. And the spa combines indoor and outdoor pools for children with an adult sauna area. And from this year they have free Wi-Fi. As an anecdote -- this year we spotted a lovely room in the dining area, which looked quite special, and we requested that next year we be seated there. Hotel staff said that no, that would not be possible, since this room is for regular guests. To our question, why wouldn't we be considered regular guests after four visits, the answer was: our regular guests come here for 25-30 years. So way more to go for us...

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

The quality of food was excellent as usual. The staff are always friendly and polite. This was our second visit and we decided to get married over there on Valantines day (2013). The nearest place to register your marraige is in Soll. We used a wedding planner called Suzie Dangl from Kitzbuhel and everything went exactly to plan. The hotel staff surpised us by decorating our room with balloons, our table with flowers and candels.The owners, Unterlechner family, presented us with a bottle champagne and a card. We did pay for an up-grade on our room which is worth doing if you want that little bit extra. The pool extends outside the building which offers the unusual experience of outdoor swimming in a snowy environment. We found the jacuzzi and steam lovely to relax in after our time on the slopes. The hotel is conveniently located for both slopes and ski buses. We enjoy staying in this hotel so much we have already booked to go back in 2014.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Dorf 50 | Familie Unterlechner, Ellmau 6352, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Tirol > Ellmau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Ellmau
#4 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Ellmau
#4 Luxury Hotel in Ellmau
#5 Romantic Hotel in Ellmau
Price Range: $176 - $778 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sporthotel Ellmau 4*
Number of rooms: 143
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