The fact we have returned to the waldrand tells you we have had no problems, George and Ingrid, (and Carlos the dog) have always been very hospitable, even late in the season when you can see they are totally exhausted and looking forward to a good
I asked Ingrid once what she does at the end of the season...
'' I go up into the mountains find a cave and sleep, like a marmot''
made me chuckle..
George has a dry sense of humour, and is very witty once you have 'tuned in'.
The Waldrand has always been spotless, well laid out and warm, I would hate to pay their heating bill. The rooms are a decent size, and are cleaned and beds made up every day.
The dining area is cosy and has an easy going atmosphere. We've had some good chats with other guests, over a beer or two (or three).
Breakfast is buffet style, just help yourself to cheeses meats cereals boiled eggs toast, more than I get at home!
Evening meals are plentyfull as well, George takes your order, from a choice of two main meals, in the morning for that evening,
and the deserts are very moreish. One thing I do like at this Hotel,
You can see into the kitchen, spotless, not like some places where the kitchen is hidden away, and makes you wonder how your meal is being prepared.
Outside, the the ski shop and bus stop are only a couple of hundred metres away (if that). the ski shop is busy on your first day, when collecting your skis, but this is the same everywhere.
The ski bus runs every ten to fifteen mins and is only a five mins (max) drive to the gondola. Or, as they say, 'weather permitting'
you can ski down to the gondola where you have to remove your skis and walk through a tunnel under the main road and across a car park, to be honest I'd take the bus.
George doesn't allow smoking in the hotel, maybe in the rooms, not too sure as I'm not a smoker, a couple of bars in the village
are smoking bars and can get a bit ''foggy' at times. Living in Ireland we have got used to the smoking ban (best thing that ever happened) I just wish they would do it in Austria, just think,you spend all day out in the fresh air with plenty of excersize,
then go for a beer and stand in a smoke filled room all evening!!
Have been to plenty of resorts over the years some good some not so good. But a trip back to Scheffau and the Waldrand is something I do look forward to, I would reccommend it to anyone
who wants a good day skiing with easy access to the slopes, a decent meal, a quiet beer and a good nights kip. Those that want to be out all night on the p...Soll or Elmau are the places to go.
Have booked the 10th jan 09 can't wait, see you there!
- Also Known As:
- Waldrand Hotel Scheffau Am Wilden Kaiser
- Waldrand Scheffau Am Wilden Kaiser
- Waldrand Austria/Scheffau Am Wilden Kaiser, Tirol