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“Wonderful place to stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Hinterwies

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Hotel Hinterwies
Ranked #20 of 122 Lech B&B and Inns
London
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

This was a good find in the busy and hugely expensive half term week in a rather expensive resort!!
The hotel is slightly off the Main Street ( Lech is a small place!) but it really only a 5 minute stroll to the bustling centre.
The hotel offers half board and it is WELL WORTH going for that as it is really good value. The chef is Italian ( I think -but it certainly shows in the quality of the food ). The breakfast buffet - included- has something for everyone and is very generous. There is cake on offer on return from the slopes -delicious but for some reason, despite quoting cake and tea they seem to charge for the tea?!
Dinner was great every night. There is always a choice and several courses. I would say fairly meat heavy but well executed!! ( always a veggie option too) Always soup and salads as well as 3 courses and cheese. Good , but relatively expensive wine list. We felt they could have had a lot more reasonably priced bottles on offer. The service in the restaurant was always good and friendly. We made a faux-pas the first morning by not sitting at "our" table ! But once informed we knew the drill! Sometimes it felt nice to have our own regular table.
The rooms were great. Very clean and well maintained. I must say though that the rooms were always over hot... I think it must be a ski hotel trait...
Cleaned daily ( apart from once curiously) and lovely staff. The reception staff were always very helpful and polite, even though they sometimes had to double as bar staff when dinner had commenced and there was no-one to be seen at the bar. They tried to help whenever they could and they also have handy ski-pass printing facility there. Saves a lot of time!!! Good facilities for ski storage on the ground floor.
The hotel is very convenient for the t- bar up to slopes- about 50 metres away!! where it's a short ski down to the main lift or gondola.
There is nice wellness centre in the hotel with steam, sauna, massage facilities and relaxation room. Euro dress code in the steam and sauna... Ie none generally ( for any shrinking violets- although we wore swimsuits!!!) we didn't have massages but they were allegedly very good.
There is also a table tennis and table football downstairs for kids and also a room with access to computers and internet. Also the free hotel WIFI worked very well.
The clientele and general feel of the hotel was really nice. Interesting mix of nationalities and we met some really nice people.
Would definitely come back again.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham UK
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43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013

The Hinterweis is a smaller family hotel trying its best to aim a fair bit higher than it is capable of achieving, this is because of its size, it simply cannot be a 5 Star Hotel. At the beginning of the ski season many of the Hotel staff were still 'finding their feet' serving guests and there were quite a few 'Fawlty (Towers) moments when the service was somewhat laughable. The Hotel is clean and functional, the dining experience is solid but should not be so ambitious - amongst many examples, the effort at cooking lobster tails was embarrassing but the beef they cooked was tremendous. The wine list and to a lesser degree the bar prices are horribly overpriced - which I told Basil when we left. The Hotel will put a smile on your face this ski season if you want to stay in Lech (but drink your alcohol elsewhere)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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tel aviv
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

We found the Hinterwies as a last resort in a very tight, Easter crowded Lech. The 5 days' vacation turned out to be joyful and cost-effective, with great service and very pleasant hosts, very tasty diners and exceptionally close-to the slopes location. The ski room is 50 meters walk from the T bar. We'll come back!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

Hotel Hinterwies is magnificent. Rooms, decor, food, cleanliness, service and friendliness cannot be faulted.

Location is about 40 yards from a T bar lift that takes you to the main slopes and it is ski back literally to the ski room door.

The hotel is about 5 minutes walk from the main town which means easy access but away from the lively bars and nightclubs so very quiet.

The hotel will pick up ski equipment for you from the ski hire shops. We arrived 2pm Sunday, strolled into town and booked our kit and it was ready for us in the ski room at 8am the next day - perfect service.

Slight negatives are the small, but immaculate spa area, which, I suspect because of its size, was not well used. Other Austrian ski hotels we have stayed in have much bigger spas with greater range of facilities. Also the wine with dinner is horrendously expensive - totally unjustified mark up. Expect to pay between 45 to 60 Euros for good but not spectacular wine or between 8 to 10 Euros a glass. This does detract slightly from the stunning food.

The hotel is slightly more formal than the average ski hotel. Most people dressed for dinner - this is not a sweatshirt and trackie bottoms kind of place!! But dinner in the sumptuous dining room and drinks in the beautiful bar area are worth smartening up for.

Came here with family including 2 young teenagers and had a stunning apartment. Skiing in the Lech area is excellent so the family unanimously agreed that we will definitely be coming back to the Hinterwies

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

Have stayed in this hotel for 10 years on the trot every winter. It is a very good hotel and would recommend it to anybody, primarily for proximity to the lift (super close!) and touching on michelin star dining. The hotel decor has recently been refurbished and gives a lovely warm feel. All rooms are good and don't be scared to go for the cheapest one, it's far from bad. The management has been slightly cut back on however, now with the managers employing slightly less experienced staff, but this isn't too much of a problem. The kitchen is still top quality, the waiters are friendly and the people behind the desk are still of satisfactory assistance for sure. It doesn't have a pool which is a slight drawback, but an extensive spa facility in the basement with sauna, jacuzzi etc. I would especially recommend it for people with children as it has several facilities in the basement for kids like a games room and table tennis table etc, and the kitchen can do some less extravagant meals for them too. All in all - a consistently pleasant and good hotel.

Room Tip: Any is fine, even the ones in the basement are good. Depends how much you want to spend. First floor...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

We stayed at the hotel in early March for 1 week. We had a double room nd my sister and her family (4 total) stayed in an apt/suite. The hotel is perfect. You are a 2 min walk to a t bar that takes you up the mountain. Great ski room to hold equipment. On arrival they will take you to the rental place in town and then equipment gets delivered to hotel. The town in a 10 minute walk (little less on the way down). We ate dinner at the hotel 4 nights and out the other. The food at the hotel is very good and the menu changes daily. The staff was great and especially nice o the kids (10nd13). The spa is small but nice. Typical European spa....steam/sauna /sun room etc (over 16 only). The skiing in the area is perfect. There is a trail you can take daily called the white ring....takes you to each of the tons connected by slopes. Lunch at Rudalpe (right above hotel), Burg hotel (oberlech) on terrace, Kreigeralpe (on mountain) - make reservations for lunch! Food is AMAZING at all lunch spots. Plan on having big meal at lunch. Have fondue onE night at Hotel Arlberg Lech (recommend meat broth fondue) - reservation prior a must. Almhof Shneider beautiful bar and if looking for a bit more luxury.... You may want to check out.

Loved skiing in this area. 2hours from Zurich. We had a car pick us up ....cheaper to take train and also easy.

One thing, we had a double room at top of stairs and it was a bit loud.

Room Tip: Apt/suites for 4 are newly decorated and very nice (one bedroom and 2 baths) 2 single murphy beds in...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

stayed for half term february 2012. excellent, imaginative and tasty food and very happy to help with special requirements. staff are friendly, professional and charming. good spa downstairs. rooms are clean, bathrooms modern. didn't love the mattress or the fact that the double bed was 2 singles pushed together. free wi-fi wasn't perfect in the rooms but downstairs in the bar (stylish) was fine. the only thing that was annoying was the prices on the wine list. cheapest wine was high 40ies in euros. even london you can get house win in the high teens or low 20ies. ok, captive audience in a hotel etc, you expect a mark up but i thought that was excessive. for reference, it is definitely a ski-in ski-out location which is great. would we go back. yes, no question - the food and staff make it a no-brainer.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Hinterwies
Address: Tannberg 186, Lech 6764, Austria
Region: Austria > Austrian Alps > Vorarlberg > Lech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 122 B&Bs / Inns in Lech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Hinterwies 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
“Total skiing” under the motto: from house to house. Skiing and accommodation at their very best in Hotel Hinterwies in Lech. A predestined location facing south on the most beautiful side of the Arlberg. The service in and around the ski lift in front of the Hotel brings you up to full speed. Just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the resort. A family run hotel with exquisite hospitality. The 27 rooms and spacious suites offer all the comforts of a 4-star Superior Hotel. To the standard belong: bathrobe, slippers, hair dryer, telephone with babyphone and wake up function, cable TV and room service; baby-beds. The stylish atmosphere with attention to detail and courteous and personal service guarantees your comfort from the very beginning. It is not only the breath-taking panorama which casts a spell over people. It is, in particular, the contact that you experience when you enter our hotel. Then only where you are welcomed and received as a friend, can you feel “at home”. We give you the attention you deserve from the moment you arrive. Feel completely comfortable in our 27 rooms and suites. Enjoy your day with a pampering massage in our wellness area, witness the splendid peaks from the conservatory, have a cosy chat by the chimney, feel the high sun on the terrace, enjoy delicacies in the restaurant and prickling tastes at the bar. Work quietly in the “Albachstubchen”; wireless LAN and Chat-Room are freely available. Parking area in front of the hotel. Garage space in the village, easily reachable with our chauffeuring service. ... more   less 
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