We just returned from Austria after staying a week at hotel Hannes from 22nd Feb-1st March. Austria is an amazing country, probably one of the nicest places I have ever been to, we were worried when we arrived at the lack of snow as nothing at all visible on the roads or on houses on our way to the hotel from the airport. However when we woke the following morning we could see plenty of snow on the slopes which was good. Crystal were very good giving us our lift passes and hire voucher on the transfer on the Saturday evening so on the Sunday we just got up and went straight to the hire shop located just a few minutes away and it was very easy to get our skis, sticks and boots. The button lift is right opposite the hotel Hannes we got on this and then just skied across to the main gondola, easier than walking with the boots on! There are plenty of good runs in Niederau however after a couple of days we decided to get the bus to Auffach where there is slightly more choice and only a 15 min bus ride away. Reggie gave us a free bus ticket for the week and told us where the bus stop was(literally outside the hotel). The staff at Hannes hotel are great, so welcoming and friendly, the rooms are spotless and the food was great, 3 courses every night, always soup as a starter but very nice soup and some great mains and deserts! Hannes is very efficient and always remembers what people drink! We realised that we had to sit with another couple for breakfast and evening meal, the staff obviously look into this and try and put you with people of a similar age, once you get your table on the 1st day this is yours then for the week, we sat with a couple from "Down South", really enjoyed getting to know them and ended up going out for a drink most nights with them! Couldn't fault anything at all about the whole stay or about the resort itself, we had a great time, there is a spar supermarket right next door but also a bigger supermarket about 150 metres down the road if you turn right out of the hotel, this supermarket sells hot meat and really nice sandwiches and baguettes, good for an afternoon snack! We also went to the pizza restaurant right next door to the hotel on our last day, very reasonable price and good size portions! There are plenty of bars in the area and we met some crazy locals in a small random bar who insisted on buying us beers and shots!! The white rabbit bar is an eye opener too but a good laugh! All in all a great week and didn't want to come home, friendliest hotel I have ever been to!
- Also Known As:
- Hannes Hotel Niederau