The hotel is situated just 5 minutes from Kitzbuhel town centre and 2 minutes from the Hanenkamm gondola. It is situated very close to the electrified railway line so consequently has some train noise. However even on the balcony of the rooms any train noise does not impose on conversations. Even with the windows open at night there is very minimal train noise in the bedroom and as important the hotel doesn’t suffer from vibrations from passing trains. All windows are double glazed so when the windows are closed no train noise can be heard at all.
The hotel is traditional Austrian in style, design and furnishings with just 25 bedrooms. It is owned and managed by Klaus and Veronika on an individual level that is not provided in larger impersonal hotels.
The hotel has a very pleasant garden that includes tables, chairs and loungers in which to relax and to take in the splendid views to the Kitzbueler Horn and the Hanenkamm mountains - weather permitting.
The hotel has a lounge area that is separated from bedrooms and dining area by a key pad door that requires the access code to be used after 22:00 hours.
Bedrooms are adequately sized whilst the bathroom is small but contains a toilet, basin and shower. The bedrooms consist of 2 ‘larger than average’ single beds that can be pushed together as a double. Each bed has its own duvet that is a very high tog rating recognising that this is predominantly a winter skiing resort. This bed arrangement is common in Italy and Austria and provides flexibility for same sex occupancy. In addition each bedroom has a table, 2 comfy chairs and bedside cupboard along with a large double wardrobe. Piping hot water is available all day long and the shower pressure is superb with pressure and temperature very easily controlled. Some bedrooms have a balcony but this is an extra charge but was well worth the extra cost we paid (£8 per night).
Breakfast consists of cooked bacon, scrambled eggs and beans along with various choices of cereal, tinned fruits, yogurts, nuts, etc. A wide choice of breads, rolls, jams and marmalade are also available. In addition there is a choice of cold meats and cheese along with various fruit juices, albeit these are made from concentrate.
All meals are available at set times – breakfast from 07:45 to 09:30 and even late comers to breakfast had a full choice as there was always plenty of availability even later. The breakfast buffet is also available for guests to make up their own packed lunches. Cartons of juice, wafer biscuits and a choice of apples were also available to supplement the sandwiches.
Dinner is served from 18:45 to 19:30 and all guests are allocated a specific table for meals. This means that some guests have to share a table, particularly where couples are paired up onto tables that seat 4 people.
Afternoon tea, coffee and cake are available free of charge every day (although Crystal’s brochure indicated this was only available 3 days a week).
Main course evening meals are chosen at breakfast from the 3 choices whilst a vegetarian dish was available as one of these 3. Evening meals consisted of soup, followed by salad, followed by a pasta dish, then the main course and finally a desert. Once a week there is a buffet stlye meal and on Sundays a special dinner is served.
All guests are provided with a €2 a day allowance towards drinks. This €2 buys a glass of good quality house wine or a small beer or soft drink. Water is also provided at each table with dinner.
A free sauna is available on the top (3rd) floor from 14:00 to 19:00 each day. In addition there is a separate relaxing area (also within the apex of the roof ) with tasteful relaxing music playing in the background. There is no lift in the hotel although help with carrying luggage up to the bedroom was provided on arrival.
The hotel offers weekly wine tasting sessions for €18 per person and this includes 2 glasses of different reds, 2 glasses of different white wines and a sweet wine along with background information on the wine production in Austria – none of which is exported!
Klaus and Veronika are very helpful and will provide information on any aspect of your holiday. The daily breakfast menu includes helpful tips about the day’s weather along with activities in Kitzbuhel for that day. Wireless internet is available but you have to provide your own PC to utilise this.
Room keys are on a very large brass fob and these are left on the key tray at the bottom of the stairs which means that there is a degree of trust that other guests will not take your room key. No safes are provided for the storage of valuables – either in the room or at reception.
- Also Known As:
- Edelweiss Hotel Kitzbühel