This hotel combines the best elements of the adjacent glitzier (and pricier) 4 Star Crystal Hotel with 3 Star affordability. Rooms are basic but comfortable, warm and clean. The staff are simply wonderful and work hard to ensure a smooth, effortless stay is enjoyed by all (we were welcomed with a glass of bubbly on arrival). The food is definitely better than the hotel's 3 stars would suggest, borrowing the same chef and menu as the Crystal, only without a few of the 4 star extras (3 courses vs 4, for example). Access to the excellent ski and boot storage area is via an electronic card, which also gains you access to the Crystal's superb spa area, linked to the Sportiv by an underground passageway. If you can leave the famous British reserve at home, then we would highly recommend the naked spa over the smaller and less interesting 'textile sauna'! There is a ski lift right outside the hotel which will take you up to the top of the Obergurgl area and a bus stop that can take you further afield to the larger Solden.
Complimentary afternoon tea is served at the Crystal every afternoon from 1500 which is a jolly refined way to unwind after an early start on the slopes (which are pretty good, by the way). It is also a great opportunity to compare the Crystal's sleek, elegant, minimalist interior with that of the cosier, warmer and downright more characterful Sportiv.
A warm and welcoming place to stay for a ski trip. Highly recommended!
- Also Known As:
- Crystal Sportiv Hotel Obergurgl
- Deutschmann Hotel Obergurgl