Just returned from a week's stay. Booked last minute with Crystal. Like anything depends what you looking for but if skiing and a good nights sleep are what you are after - can't go far wrong here. Not great for nightlife (as out of town) or luxury. The location is about 15 mins walk from town. Downhill going and uphill coming back but was no hassle to is. About 5 euros in a taxi - taxis seem easy to find by the tourist information office. If you cross the car park belonging to the Berghof hotel opposite you get onto a red run which takes you to the main funicular. Not an easy run for beginners but no problem if you can do reds. The ski bus stops outside for those who prefer to bus to the funicular. There are about 16 rooms at the hotel - ours was room 7. Decent size, lots of hanging space, comfy beds, warm, balcony, good powerful shower.....all in all pretty pleased with the room which was clean. The towels are ancient but that was the only criticism of the room. Breakfast was fairly limited to cereal, fruit, cheese, ham, bread and yoghurt. Evening meals were home cooked - generally soup to start, 3 main options (including veggie for evening meal) and a fruit, ice cream or cake dessert. The restaurant is pretty basic but everyone was sat close together which helped conversation flow. 2 nights we ate out and some drinks were then given to us for free when we got out final bill - a lovely touch! We were a little concerned about hiring skis and getting them to the hotel to ski in and out. We ended up just getting a taxi on the first day after we had hired our skis and on the last day when we dropped our skis off. At 5 euros worked out fine. Overall a basic but clean and well located hotel. So quiet at night unlike other places we have stayed in the centre of ski towns. Ellmau is a nice town - a few nice places bar 66 and Chevys good for a drink (or après ski - albeit that was quite sedate!). Mexican was a nice place to eat and we enjoyed fab pizza and pasta before 2pm at memory bar for 5 Euros. We also did the Crystal fondue night (good food) and the quiz night. The ski conditions weren't great due to limited snow but all main runs
open and snow cannons keep the resort going. Was easy to ski to Soll and Scheffau. Black 60 is a lovely wide black - our favourite run of week!