We have recently returned from our third visit to the excellent Sporthotel. Our welcome was friendly, efficient and check in took about 5 minutes. Our party had two different types of rooms. The smaller, brighter 'Tirol' room overlooked the main road but had a spectacular view of the Wilder Kaiser mountains. The larger 'Ellmau' room was, at times, very dark but quieter and overlooked the gardens. Both rooms had very small bathrooms with a shower over the bath. We did encounter two problems with our room-a temperamental door lock and leaking sink-although reported to Reception and Housekeeping were not rectified during our stay. All staff were very friendly-even remembering us from previous visits-and spoke to us in English. We did, however, feel that during our evenings sat in the lounge area the waiting staff were very slow to take our drink orders.
The hotel has five dining rooms-although everyone collects their buffet choices from the same area-and you are allocated a table on the first evening. During our stay a member of our party celebrated a birthday and the waiters decorated our table, together with a birthday card and a free glass of champagne. As previous reviewers have stated the food is first class, there are a number of 'theme' nights and you are spoilt for choice with the dessert buffet. However we did feel that 1.80euros for half a litre of tap water was excessive.
The hotel has an indoor pool, with a small outdoor section and a large outdoor pool surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas. There is currently building work on the lower ground floor, near the sauna area but this never impacted on our holiday. The hotel has large free car park and across the road is a very useful supermarket. The hotel is situated on the edge of the village, close to the bypass which has major roadworks, completion due Summer 2017.
Ellmau is a small, interesting village which puts on a number of events for visitors such as torchlight walks, 'Summer Nights' and band concerts.
All in all an excellent hotel and hopefully we will return in the future.
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