OK. This hotel is fairly cheap so I expected it to be basic, and basic can be fine if it's done right. However, the Sportiv is poor in most aspects.
If I discount the facilities that are shared with the physically linked Crystal hotel (boot room, spa, main bar area) which are all excellent, then there is little to recommend the Sportiv itself.
Firstly the food is very poor. Other reviewers have described the limited choices in detail so I'll skip that. Suffice it to say that unless you see food purely as fuel do not stay here.
The room we had was very bad as well. The curtains did not fit the windows; the poles / hooks were broken in places; it was impossible to stand up straight in the shower, regardless of your height; the wardrobe had a broken shelf; basically everything was shoddy. The landing areas smelt as well. There were never any staff around in the day, but those that served at breakfast and dinner were nice and doing well under the circumstances.
The location is OK, but not as good as that of some hotels. The Festkogelbahn is right next door but that won't suit absolute beginners as it takes you high up the mountain, and even the ski-in off the short drag lift requires a little competence. Also the rooms are hot which meant we had to sleep with the windows open and the snow groomers working on the red run up from the hotel made it hard to get to sleep as early as I would have liked.
In summary I would avoid this hotel unless its relatively low cost is essential to you.
- Also Known As:
- Crystal Sportiv Hotel Obergurgl
- Deutschmann Hotel Obergurgl