Having stayed here 5 years ago in summer as a family, we wanted to return to Zell for a winter holiday with friends. It is a beautiful place and the skiing is fantastic. We choose the Daxer again primarily for its location near the cable station. We were happy with it first time, but it seems to have undergone a makeover in the meantime. Our room was lovely, very big, with a lovely balcony with views down to the town and lake. The place is spotless, the food well above 3 star standard, extremely friendly and helpful staff, and a generally welcoming feel. The ski hire shop is next door and the chap there couldn't have been more obliging. The hotel is certainly quite a way from the town and evening trips entail a long walk or an expensive taxi. It is well worth taking at least half a day to visit the town and lake, but use the free bus in the daytime. However after a day's skiing, a 4 course dinner and wine, we were not the least bit bothered about missing the apres ski nightlife. We did venture down one evening to what was a very grotty bar to attend the Crystal reps organised quiz night. We paid €11 down in the taxi then €20 for 4 drinks, only to be told the quiz wasn't on as too few people had turned up. €13 back in a taxi. From then on we stayed in the hotel at night apart from one visit to a neighbouring hotel bar for a change of scene.
All in all, if you are there to ski, or hill walk in summer, you could do a lot worse than the Daxer. If, however, you want nightlife or shopping, then stay in town and have the hassle of walking in ski boots and carrying skis to the bus or cable station. I know what I'd choose. This was my first European ski holiday and I will more than likely go back to the same hotel in the same resort as everything was ideal. Says it all really.
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