My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week, arriving on boxing day. For novice skiers, the location could not have been better as there are loads of beginner ski areas within easy walking distance. For intermediate and more experienced skiers, the mountain also had plenty to offer, and the 6km toboggan run was heaps of fun! The main gondola is literally 20 meters from your door (!) and neighbouring towns are a short skibus hop away. It's very do-able to plan various ski excursions on different days.
We were upgraded to a family room which included a bath (the perfect way to wind down the day and ease those aching never-before-used muscles). The hotel is owner-run, which makes a huge difference, and the staff really go out of their way for their guests and are a great part of what gives this up-and-coming hotel it's charm.
The accommodation is fairly basic, but comfortable and the views are superb. Each room seams to have it's own private balcony. Breakfasts were great. Drinks were very reasonably priced, and dinners were fairly simple, with a set three course menu (two choices for your main course). We missed their quiz night but our French maitre'd kept all the guests thoroughly entertained with his riddles at breakfast and dinner.
We would highly recommend the Sporthotel Niederau and would definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sport Hotel offers the closest proximity to the ski lift in Niederau, less than 20 meters away. Built in the 1960's (the first purpose built hotel in the valley) our hotel provides great mountain and village views. It is fair to say that the hotel is more basic than more modern hotels but we feel that we can still compete on value for money,vhospitality, food and price. We have recently taken over the management of the hotel, Autumn 2014 and aim to turn this hotel around so that it can live up to the great potential that it has due to its enviable location. All the nightlife, ski bus for those whom want to travel to the other piste in the valley, shops and banks can be reached in 5 minutes walk. Our two bars have events each week including live music, pub quiz and DJ's. We aim to offer a warm friendly welcome and we wish to make your holiday a success. We have noted previous comments and aim to address each and every one of them in turn. The hotel is suitable for groups of young people, sports clubs and private guest. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sporthotel Niederau Hotel Wildschonau