17 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"At first arrival no room was ready,despite booking 2 weeks in advance.had to wait an hour an a half for room to be prepared. Room was very small,not really large enough for the 3 of us as had been stated. Not sure the bedding was clean as woke up after first niight with many bites. Very noisy in the morning due to bus depot outside. Managing family were very rude,especially the father and son. Room broken into when out on the slopes and we were threatened with the police if we did not pay the 330 euros to have the damaged door fixed. Fortunately we did not have to stay in the annexe,these rooms are even worse."
- Travel date: 31st March 2010
No room to swing a cat
"If you stay in the Annex where most brits are automatically placed, make sure you book/pay for a balcony. You will need the extra room. We booked this on a last minute deal and the value for money was great. However had wwe book in advance and paid the full price. We would have been most upset. Beds are made up along with the room and clean towels, each day. However our bed linen was not changed the whole week and the towels are hard thin and ruff-take your own. The staff are lovely and keep the place spotless, but they are not Austrian! Wish I could say the same about the owner and his wife. We never had cause for any words with them, but witnessed a few that did and they are not out to give good customer service-You like it or lump it. Very rude and uncaring. Breakfast was typical continental, but plentiful, get down early when everything is still fresh, Be a wear of the boiled eggs, our was served up uncooked one morning. The Pool and Sauna are small but come into their own after a day walking in the mountains-The Sauna was still out of action just like last year. Also note that bad reviews for this hotel do not stay on line for long! so read them quick. Mayrhofen is good with a great selection of places to eat out, we went on a few trips and I would suggest avoiding the lake Garda trip as its over a four hour journey each way(no hold ups) despite the reps telling you two hours. For film fans, please note you cannot do the Sound of Music tour from Mayrhofen as there is no way you can get into Salzburg in time to do the tour.Unless you hire a car. As one lady and her daughter found out-Sadly they had booked this deal purely to go on that outing-Very sad. "
- Travel date: 6th March 2010
Not a good place to stay
"Here are the bad points about the Hotel Obermair 1. On one side is a farm with farm animals, so the hotel stinks of animal manure much of the time 2. On the other side is a bus marshalling yard, so from 5am there is a loud din of revving engines, and very loud piercing reversing alarms, so don't expect any sleep after that time if you are on that side of the hotel 3. Right in front of the hotel is a garage, so there is plenty of traffic noise 4. The main hotel is presentable, but the annex is a disgrace. Some of the rooms on the 1st floor are OK, but the ground floor ones are small, dark, dirty and depressing 5. Two of the beds in our room in the main hotel appeared to have bed bugs, with consequent itchy insect bites for the people in those beds 6. There is no restaurant or bar, and the hotel is about as far out of town as you can get. 7. The pool is small and chilly Good points: The bus stop in to town is right opposite"
- Travel date: 13th April 2009
this is bed and breakfast only
"we have have just come back from 1 week stay,if you want to relax down stairs in the lounge after a day skying there isnt one,we stayed in room number 2 which is for 4 people,which was a nice size,lots of storage,and kept very clean,there is no drinks bar,breakfast is continental,no fried eggs or bacon,the area is fantastic,and you have to go out so you see the lovley town,mo,s restaurauntis 5 mins away nice but liveley,ps the pool is tiny and freezing,we paid Â£1350 for 4 people which is value for money."
- Travel date: 3rd March 2009
Hotel Obermair - A B&B not a hotel
"The hotel was rated a 3 star by crystal. Its a glorified bed and breakfast at the very limit of the town of Mayrhofen. Although the breakfast is nice (tho slow) (and beware for the first 3 days you can wait 30-40 minutes if you like your eggs hard boiled, or if you require boiled water for a baby's bottle). I wrote to Crystal 3 weeks in advance and advsied of my wheat allergy and my sons requirement for goats milk. I was told they couldn't accomodate this and I was to bring my own food. No goats milk even for my small son. I had read poor reviews about the annex and this was confirmed by my friends, rooms all very small, and either cold or too hot. After much persistance and some luck, I got into the main hotel, but even there the room was small, though that didn't matter too much to my son and I. There was a smell of sulphur or worse every time I turned on the tap in the sink or flushed the loo. the towels were very very old... and took a layer of skin off. Its location for skiing is poor relative to practically anything else with a mayrhofen address. I cannot see why it is called a hotel, there is no bar, no drink or food service after breakfast, no soap, no kettles. The hostess may well be well meaning, but you wouldn't catch a smile or personal greeting. We paid 838 for this holiday (including large group discount) and it was a complete rip off. My Sister independently another hotel for about 100 euros more, up the road, in the middle of Mayrhofen, and it was 5 times the size, great value. If I had paid 438 it would have fit the offering delivered by the obermair. I was told by a fellow skier that from the UK the Obermair was available for less than 400 if this is true then fine! . "
- Travel date: 9th February 2009
" If you book the Annexe be prepaired for tiny, cold rooms. The en-suite is dated with the added bonus of being able to hear next door using shower, loo etc. If you can hear them then they can hear you. I thought this was going to be 3* accomodation, however it is a Pension, basic would be an understatement. There are no hairdryers in the room. The only english channel on the portable TV, suspended to give you neck ache and becaused there's no room to put it, is CNN. The wardrobe didn't lock and you had to stand on the bed to open the window. On the plus side the staff were pleasant, rooms were clean, plenty of hot water and breakfast was good. I wouldn't stay here again and wouldn't recommend it unless you were getting a very cheap deal and didn't want to spend any time in the room at all. The snow was excellent and I would advise getting to the lifts before 0900 to avoid all the pushing that goes on. Board school great and minimal drags. Good night life and good food to be had. Would return to Mayrhofen."
- Travel date: 26th January 2009
would not recommend
"Me and my boyfriend are staying at the hotel at the moment and i am online to see if i can find somewhere else to stay, very very basic, old furniture, our sink is cracked you are provided with no soap to wash your hands and we have two dirty towels for the second day in a row. The pool is also a dissapointment with no filters Nothing can be done through the hotels in this resort it is all through the tour reps who tell you that three stars in this resort are not the same as those at home, and you cant expect soap to wash your hands. They are so busy trying to sell things and meet happy guests that i have now been waiting 40 hours to get any kind of resolve. i would suggest for anyone who wants to relax after skiing this is not for you. On the plus the skiing is great. "
- Travel date: 4th January 2009
Was ok - Book the hotel not the Annex!
"We stayed in the Obermair Feb 08. Location; The hotel is located at the edge of the town of Mayrhofen - The hotel is within walking distance to every part of the town as the village is only small, the lift is approx 10 minute walk (not to far if you leave your skis on the mountain) Staff; The staff in the hotel were very friendly for the most part. It is a family run hotel. Food; Breakfast was very good - there was a large choice of food on offer. We did not have dinner in the hotel. Room; We stayed in the Annex building and were misinformed by our travel agent, we were led to believe that it is the same standard as the main hotel. We were unfortunately disappointed, the annex rooms are smaller than in the hotel and we had some problems including; There was a large plain glass window in our bathroom which faces the main road, people could clearly see in so we needed a towel to cover the window. The heating was also not in full working order, we had 2 rooms and the same problem in 2 rooms. The power on the shower was minimal and there was no place to hook the shower head. Although we were told by other guests that the showers in the Main building were very good. Other; There was a pool in the hotel which was nice and clean although a little cold for our liking. There was also a sauna & steam room which were excellent. Even though the hotel advertises that the buildings are connected by an underground tunnel it is infact much easier & quicker to walk outside. *There is also no secure area to store your skis if you are staying the annex, only lockers are provided if you stay in the hotel.* Marhofen; The town is very nice, the people are excellent. We were a group of mixed level skiers and were all enjoyed ourselves. There are plenty of restaurants & bars to choose from including Cafe Coup & Mo's bar. There are plenty of ski rental shops around the town and there are also many places to book lessons. * We found Peter Habeler ski school to be the very best & prices are very reasonable. Peter Habeler ski school is about 100 meters from the ski lift, on the right side of the road walking from Obermair.*"
- Travel date: 6th March 2008
"This is lovely little hotel. We had a room for 3 which was really a room for 2 with a third bed, but plenty of room. Break fast was great the usual continental style with cereal, rolls, pate's, cold meats and cheeses. Dinner was provided in another hotel which was only 2 mins walk and the food in there was very good. Both the ski lockers and the safe were free. The hotel is just on the edge of the town next to the local garage,which i think they also own. The bus stop is just outside the hotel. The walk from the hotel to the Penkenbhan ski lift is only about 10mins at the very most. We would recommend using the busses to get to all the different ski area as the main resort can get a bit boring after the first 3-4 days. There is also a train which takes you down to Zell am Ziller, which has a fantastic ski are ( we never knew this until the last day so never made it) The Greenline also takes you up to the glacier. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, the staff are very friendly and helpful. It as everything you could possibly need. The swimming pool, although small is good and there is also a sauna and steam room. Hope you enjoy as much a we did!"
- Travel date: 28th January 2008
Stayed in the annex at the Obermair and ...
"Stayed in the annex at the Obermair and did not really see anyone, apart from at breakfast in the main hotel building. Clean towels every day and room cleaned, although it could have been a little warmer, the radiator in our bathroom was not on. Breakfast consisted of lots of different types of meats, cheeses, breads, cereals, fruits and boiled eggs, jams, pates and spreading cheese. The hotel is situated at the end of the town and is in a very quiet area. Only a few minutes walk to some excellent bars and restaurants. The Neue Post being good quality food and service at a very good price. A ski bus stops outside the hotel about every fifteen minutes, this will take you to the Penkenbahn or the Ahornbahn ski lifts. Ski equipment can be left at the Thomsons office next to the Penkenbahn ski lift to save you walking around town in ski boots; this costs 18 Euros for 5 days. If you have never skied before be sure to get a comfortable pair of boots before you go up the mountain, even if you have to upgrade for 25 Euros. We were in town on New Yearâs Eve where everyone is out of the bars in the streets at midnight, lots of fireworks, drink and music, great celebration. Would recommend this holiday to anyone probably something for everybody. The skiing is tremendous. "
- Travel date: 6th January 2008
"I have just returned from a weekâs stay at the Obermair B&B in Mayrhofen. I found it very clean and comfortable, and, as others have commented, seeing pets and childrenâs toys around the hotel made it even more homely. The rooms are beautifully laid out with wooden furniture and make main stream hotels appear âplasticâ. The bathroom, although small, was very clean and the power shower was hot. As a walker, it was useful to have the balcony and small washing line to hang up wet clothes and the view (although above a petrol station) was still spectacular. Breakfast was most enjoyable, with vast amounts of meat, cheese and fruit, cereal (for the less adventurous!), tasty breads, croissants and all kinds of toppings. As with any hotel where you help yourself, it is worth getting there early (we found a huge difference in choice when we had breakfast an hour later than usual one morning). The closed sauna did not bother us and neither did the size of the pool, although this may matter to others. On arrival, the owner appeared flustered and slightly confused, but we were shown to our rooms quickly. Mayrhofen is a quiet and very clean town. If you do forget any of your walking/skiing clothes/gear, there are plenty of shops on the main high street. The Obermair only offers breakfast - if you go half board, you get your evening meal from a neighbouring hotel. We visited CafÃ© Traudl almost every night. It is situated behind the Penken lift and is run by the most hospitable family. The food is excellent and the service is very good. The food appeared very quickly, which I found impressive. Also, the Scotland Yard pub is very pleasant. Do not be put off by itâs gimmicky theme â the sofas outside are comfortable and the staff are quick to notice if youâre running dry! We took advantage of the free bus to Adler Blick restaurant which is also owned and run by the family. This takes about an hour and the views on the way there are spectacular. Once there you can walk along the lake or take in the views from the dam. Altogether an excellent holiday - highly recommended."
- Travel date: 8th July 2007
I stayed in the hotel Obermair earlier t...
"I stayed in the hotel Obermair earlier this year with my mate and had an amazing time. The beauty about the location of the hotel is that it is situated just far away from all the noise but at the same time perfect walking distance to go out on the raz and have an awesome night out. We were both worried about the location before we arrived and thought it was well out of town (like a ten min taxi journey) when looking on local maps, but was quite the opposite. You couldn't get a better location for the price we paid and thatâs coming from an 18 year old so it must be located near the nightlife!! The best thing is that because it is slightly on the edge, the 8 minute walk to the main bars is great as you pass loads of other bars on the way which you probably wouldn't go to if you stayed more in the centre. Would recommend to anyone!! Awesome nightlife and fantastic skiing area! "
- Travel date: 12th June 2007
Top traveller tips for Hotel Garni Obermair
"Restaurant at top of Horburg chairlift"
Hotel Garni Obermair is also called
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