Me and my friend had been looking for a skiing holiday where we could find a good hotel that was ski to and from the door, where there were lots of quiet blue runs and that wasn't too expensive and Hotel Kaiserhof in Berwang ticked all of these boxes.
Upon arrival at Innsbruck airport there was a rep waiting for us and we were taken by a small minibus up to Berwang. The journey took around an hour and a half but the scenery was beautiful.
When we arrived we were taken to our room by the helpful reception staff and they gave us advice about lift passes and ski hire. To collect our lift passes we only had to walk around 4 minutes to the information office and the ski hire shop was based in the hotel-perfect!
The bedrooms were pretty basic but had everything that you needed for a skiing holiday. The rooms had a balcony, plenty of wardrobe space, TV, hairdryer etc. The bathroom was of a good size and had a bath and a shower. The only downside was that the TV didn't have any English channels.
The meals were fantastic. There was a hot and cold breakfast every morning where you could have pretty much anything that you wanted. There was always a chief in the restaurant that could anything from pancakes to omelettes whilst you waited.
For dinner you had a 4 course meal. You could choose what you wanted that morning by ticking the menu choices. There was also a salad buffet and lots of help yourself options.
The New Years Eve gala meal was out of this world. You were allowed in 30 minutes before you could eat to take photographs which I found strange to begin with but when I saw the food and the presentation I soon understood and I was very quick to go back up to our room and get the video camera.
You could ski from the door down to the ski school meeting place and to the lifts. The ski school teachers are good and we soon progressed up 3 groups. There were only ever small queues and the ski slopes were pretty quiet especially because it was the school holidays! The downside of being a teacher! At the end of the day you could ski right up to the hotel carpark which was the perfect end to the day. The snow conditions were fantastic for the first few days but the due to rain turned a little icey. We were lucky though because our rep said the resorts lower down didn't have much snow at all. It snowed over 30cm during the last day and night though.
We visited the Zugspitz Mountain on the last day. We had put it off because we read in a travel brochure that it was about an hours bus ride but it was only around 20minutes! We didn't take our skis but I really wish we had, our lift pass covered that area and due to the height the slopes and snow looked perfect.
We really enjoyed our holiday and the only downside was the lack of English spoken there. We only met two guests in the whole of our stay that could speak English. We didn't even meet any English speaking people on the slopes! Although the ski instructors could speak enough to teach us and loved the fact that we were from the UK. I guess this will change as the resort becomes more popular and is advertised with different companies. The après ski is very quiet but there are a number of bars you can visit.
We had a fantastic time and would visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome at the Family- and kids Hotel Kaiserhof There are locations which are special. Locations, where you can rest and locations, where every single holiday will be a special adventure. The privileged layer of our house and the new infrastructure allows us, to arrange both of it in an ideal way. Present yourself and your family hours together and allow yourself a break, from time to time. Afford your kids holidays with experience with hearty and loving care. Our skilled stuff is anxious about the weal of you children, while you can relax with a Wellness- or Beauty treatment and treat yourself with some unstressed hours or our active Team accompanies you through the wonderful nature of the Berwanger valley. Enjoy family holidays to the full, awake your animal spirits and feel comfortable at our hotel! Sincerely, Family Kuppelhuber-Angerer and the Team ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kaiserhof Hotel Berwang