We have been to Austria 8 times before and have always had good hospitality and food, the difference with the Waldrand is it was excellent hospitality and food! Good choices, good variety and cooked to perfection. Breakfast 7.30 - 9.30, dinner 6.30 - 7.00 in very spacious, clean, relaxed dining room.
George works tirelessly and is a mine of tourist information, all delivered in excellent English, we didn't need the reps. (We needed pharmacy items, he knew where and when to go to the doctors 'house').
Despite what other reviews have stated our room was not small, plus it was bright, warm and airy with a view of craggy snow capped Alps (rooms the other side had views over to the pistes). The shower never ran cold (despite being in there a while to soothe aching muscles). Towels changed daily, bed made, extra pillows on request, the bed very comfortable!
Boot room kept boots dry & warm for morning, cute roomy ski/board hut in garden.
At the end of the day sun was shining on the garden so lovely to sit and relax with a beer!
Short cut to skibus stop took approx 3 mins to walk even in ski boots.
The Ski Welt is obviously an excellent piste region (look at a piste map for the variety of runs, easy links to other resorts).
Yes, Scheffau is a smaller resort than Soll & Ellmau but they are both within easy reach, the Village Pub in Scheffau is like an English pub (open til 1am) with good atmosphere, and music to suit all tastes (just complete a playlist request slip for your favourite!) and is a 2 minute stroll 'home'. For anyone interested in walking (we like a day off skiing mid week) there are many walks through the forest trails, or by road, including to beautiful Hintersteiner See (George also supplies walking maps/advice!)
The Waldrand is excellent value for money and comes highly receommended from me!
If my husband's knee stands up to more skiing we will definitely be going back!
- Also Known As:
- Waldrand Hotel Scheffau Am Wilden Kaiser
- Waldrand Scheffau Am Wilden Kaiser
- Waldrand Austria/Tirol