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“Hidden gem in Scheffau”
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Waldrand
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This small hotel is a little gem, tucked away in a quiet corner of Scheffau. The owners George and Ingrid were very welcoming, friendly and helpful . The food, cooked by George, was tasty with four courses served in the evening. Our room was large, fairly basically furnished but had very comfortable beds, beautiful views of the Wilder Kaiser mountains and was very quiet so we had really good sleep. It's a 5 minute walk to the village centre, where you can catch the free ski bus which takes just 5 minutes to deliver you to the slopes. We never had to queue more than a couple of minutes for the gondola which was a breath of fresh air. Scheffau is tiny and there really isn't much to do after you leave the slopes. We found the 10 minute walk down the main road to the little bakery/café for a late afternoon coffee and cake was a nice stroll and a welcome treat after being in ski boots all day. If you're after somewhere quiet to stay where decent sleep is more important to you than partying until the early hours then Scheffau could be for you.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stayed here from 31st December 2016 until 7th January 2017. We had two rooms for 5 of us (2 adults and 3 children) and they were very clean and a great size. The food at this hotel is fantastic and the owners are very welcoming and friendly.

There is a shed for ski storage and a warm boot room in the hotel itself, meaning that our boots were always warm and dry in the morning.

There is a short walk (no more than 5 minutes) to the ski bus stop - ski buses come frequently and only take around 5 minutes to get you to the bottom of the access gondola.

The skiing in this area is excellent, plenty of variety and lots to occupy even the very experienced skier.

We would definitely return to both this ski area and the hotel itself, which we cannot fault.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

The Waldrand is a Friendly Pension with 3 floors of accommodation above the kitchen and dining room that is divided in to three separate areas for eating, the bedrooms are ideal for a weeks skiing with Austrian beds, separate toilet and shower area. There was only one electric socket in our room that had both bed lamps and television connected too. The meals are ok, plenty of food with help yourself salad starter / soup / main meal /desert. You run up a bar tab with the drinks being brought to you ( be careful as the final bill is a bit of a shock ) there is no coffee making facilities, if you want coffee at lunch its added to the bar bill. (we took our own travel kettle and had coffee in our room)
The breakfast is a help yourself continentel with coffee and tea. The Pension is warm so no real need to bring excessive clothing.all in all comfortable Pension.
There are a few down sides though, the walls and particularly ceilings are very thin, everything next door could be heard and every step upstairs could be heard sounding like thunder, so if you are a light sleeper take earplugs. There is no coffee or tea making facilities for residents outher than that good place to stay.

Room Tip: If you can get a room on the top floor as there is a lift
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

Simple but homely place to stay. Well worth booking privately rather than using a tour company. In the heart of the village, close to bus stop for morning transport to the lifts. Food is nice, especially the salad bar and soups. main course and puds nothing special, but ok. The village is quiet, not much night life which suits some. But a great place for skiing if you like red runs; most of the blue runs are not true blues, but include red in them.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

This was our first stay in Scheffau although we have skied many times in Wilden Kaiser.
We had a good feeling about this place as soon as we arrived and the owner George introduced himself. We were not disappointed. George and Ingrid are great hosts. The food was probably the best we have had in Austria, breakfast was typical continental style and George provided a choice of 2 options for dinner from which you selected your evening meal. Drinks were served with the evening meal on a 'tab' basis that you pay for at the end of the week. The cost of the drinks was very reasonable. The room was of ample size, warm, comfortable and spotlessly clean. There was a small tv in the room and we were able to get the BBC news channel. It had on-suite shower room with a separate wc. We were in room 101 on the 1st floor and we had very fast free wifi in the room. There is a heated boot room on the lower floor and ski storage in the shed just outside the hotel entrance door. There is also a free Sauna on the lower floor that I think was available for use from about 4-7pm. The hotel is in a very quiet location so we were never disturbed during the night.
If you are a party person, then maybe Scheffau is not the place for you. I believe there is a pub in the village, but we never went there. There are a few bars at the Gondola station that were good for Apre beers, but once you leave those bars Scheffau is a very quiet place. There is a very good bus service from the village down to the Gondola. Buses run about every 15 mins on a loop. They do stop between 1-2pm, but outside of those time I think they ran from about 8am to about 6pm. You can also get buses to other villages (Soll, Elmau etc) from the same stop in the village, but not sure how often they ran. The bus stop is just next to the church in the middle of the village. There is a Supermarket just across the road from the church also. The walk to the bus stop from the hotel takes about 3-4 mins and is easily achievable in ski boots while carrying skis. I believe you could also rent a locker at the ski shop at the Gondola if you did not want to carry skis.
One tip for skiers, if you need skis serviced, use the shop in the village beside the bus stop. They charge 18euros for a service, whereas the shop at the Gondola will charge 25 euros.
Acid test. Would I go back to the Waldrand? Definitely. We loved this place. Great friendly service, good bus service to the lifts, no lift queues and if you are past the party animal stage a nice quiet relaxing place to stay.
Thanks George and Ingrid for your hospitality.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Doug R
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Address: Scheffau 114, Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser 6351, Austria
Region: Austria > Austrian Alps > Tirol > Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser
Number of rooms: 23
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