I am motivated to write this review, not just because of the fabulous family ski holiday spent at the Hotel Austria: but also to counter some of the very negative reviews. Whilst I appreciate everyone’s accommodation expectations and experiences are radically different; based upon my experience (and usual Austrian standards) I struggle to understand how some could rate this hotel so poorly.
From a Family ski perspective:
The hotel is placed a stone’s throw from the slopes and main gondola. Ski hire and storage facilities within the hotel if required.
It has charm and character and management and staff were always friendly and helpful.
Nice rooms, fantastic to have a bath, with great views from our balcony and windows.
The food was, overall, fantastic with children’s options if required.
Swimming pool and wellness facilities, excellent for burning up the last drop of children’s energy and resting tired adult limbs after hard day on slopes.
Several of the other guests I spoke to were all ‘regulars’, some visiting for 4th or 5th time.
If you have not visited Austria in winter before: be advised that most hotels are very hot so take some light weight clothes for lounging around. You are unlikely to find tea and coffee making facilities in rooms, so you could try smuggling in a small travel kettle.
My final advice, if you are looking for the clinical, pristine sanitised hotel experience, do not go to any Austrian hotel. However, if you can manage a mixture of comfort, charm and character, at the foot of a ski slope, the Hotel Austria is for you.
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- Also Known As:
- Austria Hotel Niederau