My wife and I and our two 14 year old children stayed here during February 2013 for a weeks skiing. The hotel is basic but just exactly what is required.
The food is very good, with a great continental selection at breakfast. For your evening meal you get to select from a buffet salad first, then you get brought a bowl of the 'soup of the day', followed by the main course of your choice and then desert of your choice. You get a choice of two main courses, usually one meat based and one vegetarian based, often with an Austrian/German theme. My wife and I had no problems with the mains and thought they were all excellent, but our two children did struggle a little on a few days with the lack of selection, which meant a trip to the local spa shop later for munchies. One tip for the evening meal is be certain exactly what drinks are included with the meal as part of your half-board. On the first nights evening meal we were asked what we wanted to drink and when we asked what was available was given a run through, and we usually had just one drink each which was a soft drink or beer. It turned out that the only drinks included with the evening meal was tea/coffee, which I found out when having to pay 90 euros on checking out. I have no problem with the hotel over this, its simply our own fault as I should have checked (although it might be an idea for this information to be included in some form of arrival/check-in information).
A few other points:
- The rooms are very basic but more than sufficient. The only problem really was the lack of hanging space, so doors, chairs, handles, you name it ended up having things hanging off them. Some reviews have said the beds were hard, but we had no problem with them (probably becasue we were knackered!)
- The shower is very good, with a great supply of high pressure hot water
- The hotel has wi-fi but to be honest it isn't brilliant and only really has a good signal downstairs in the dining room/bar.
- The local shops/restaurants open strange hours and often not at all at the times you might usually expect.
- The top end of the village where this hotel is located is pretty well dead at night, with no real night life or atmosphere, which wasn't a problem for us as all we wanted was an early night, but it might be for others.
- The local ski shop was excellent and had no problem making exchanges when kit was found not to be quite right.
- The skiwelt area served by this location (and by the other local villages - Soll etc) is just simply excellent, breathtaking views, fantastic runs, miles upon miles of interlinked hills, etc.
Overall we had a fantastic skiing holiday and would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. Any questions just ask.
- Also Known As:
- Waldrand Hotel Scheffau Am Wilden Kaiser
- Waldrand Scheffau Am Wilden Kaiser
- Waldrand Austria/Scheffau Am Wilden Kaiser, Tirol