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Reviewed 1 March 2015

We've stayed in this hotel for skiing trips the last 2 years, which tells you all you need to know (we've never done that before, generally preferring to see new areas). The first year we were especially lucky to get a room upgrade, which was immense but even the standard rooms are plenty big enough. Some of the decor and fittings are a bit tired, everything works though.

We've gone both times with Crystal Ski and the price has been in my view very keen. This review takes the price into account. That said, I've paid more for less and still been happy.

Main plus points for the hotel in our view are, in no particular order: the spa area...really brilliant after a day on the slopes and very extensive so plenty of space and all in the price...the Austrians like to spa! The included half board food is really pretty good and the choices ok. Breakfast is vast, if not that exciting. The staff are all friendly and speak English.

The hotel itself is quite quiet as is Finkenberg. If you want more night life you'll need to go to mayerhofen just down the road. Another fabulous thing about being in finkenberg is that the ski lifts are much quieter than mayerhofen so you're up and on the slopes quickly.

The hotel also has a ski room, which is fine, but we found the best thing to do was leave the skis and boots at the top of the mountain which made the walk up the hill to the ski lift much easier.

Down sides, which are minor in my view, are the walk up the hill to the ski lift. It'll take you about 10 mins with skis and boots, probably 5 without. If you don't fancy the walk there are buses that will take you just up the road to the near ski lift or any number of other places where you can get on the snow, including the glacier where there's guaranteed snow even if the more immediate area isn't skiing so well. Other less good things are that the only shop selling food and drink is further away than the ski lift, up the hill (there are a few ski shops nearer). Finally, and probably a one off, our last few nights in the pool area of the spa (the area with the sauna is adults only) were spoiled by the French / Belgium families staying thinking it was acceptable to leave there kids to run riot in the pool area, making relaxing, napping and reading impossible.

I hope that's helpful. Really highly recommended and I bet it's good when the snow's not there as well...walking and mountain biking will be good. It's a proper alpine village so there are real life things going on other than holiday makers, again we like this, but that's personal preference I guess.

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Kohchang_1998
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Reviewed 22 January 2015

Good hotel. Friendly personnel. rooms are clean and tidy. swimming pool and sauna, towels included. only for actual sauna and steam room no clothing allowed. Beds were a little to short for comfortable sleeping. with my 176cm length i had to lay diagonally for a comfortable and relaxing sleep. i don't know if this is the case for all rooms, but room 339 was the room where i stayed. The breakfast and dinner was excellent. Breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausages, bread, yoghurt and other delicious things. Dinner was also very tasteful with a well assorted salad bar.

Room Tip: check your bed size for a comfortable sleep
  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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2  Thank René D
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Reviewed 27 December 2014

Not very kin to write reviews but this hotel and its wonderful people deserved VIP treatment. The service was amazing, rooms were very comfortable and food simply excellent. I strongly recommend anyone who's thinking about skiing in Finkenberg to stay at Eberl Hotel and judge yourselves.... wont be disappointed!

Stayed: December 2014, travelled solo
2  Thank Cecilia C
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We've stayed 3 nights in April in this property. It was very kind, the host was very helpful to us, everything was clean, breakfast was excellent, it is close to the ski bus stop (100m).
Also the equipment for skiers is very good like a special room for ski, cupboard for ski boots.
I can reccomend it.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Jan M
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Just back from a week skiing in Finkenberg. We went with Crystal, and the whole trip went without a hitch and the Crystal reps were great fun and very helpful.

We can hardly fault Hotel Eberl. Before we left we had read some Tripadvisor reviews and wondered what we were coming to? But I guess some people genuinely feel their holiday is ruined if the tiles in the bathroom are more than three years old and you can't get Corry on the telly. However, if you are a normal human being, rather than a moaning git who finds fault with everything in life, and you can accept that the food is going to be different to home, and that the customs will be different to those in Britain, then you will love the Eberl.

The big advantage is that you are relatively close to the Finkenberg gondola and therefore avoid the dreadful Mayrhofen queues. Finkenberg is quaint and quiet, so do not go if you are looking for night clubs. The staff in the Hotel were a delight - helpful, polite and friendly. In fact this goes for almost every Austrian we met. The food was always tasty and plentiful. Often we had no clue what we had ordered as the menus where usually in German, but again unless you are an habitual fusspot, why should that be a problem? We ate very well all week.

The only slight negatives to our trip were that you have to accept that people smoke in the hotel. I think it took a couple of days to get used to the faggy whiff in the bar area, and smoke drifted into our room from the balcony next door and the tables below our window. The other thing is the lovely spa area, which is fully naked. Not for the faint hearted!

Sadly, there was a lack of snow and the roasting hot weather, while awesome, did not make for great snow conditions close to home in the Mayrhofen ski area, where it was hard and icy in the morning, quickly turning to slush by mid-morning and thoroughly unpleasant lumpy rubbish by late afternoon. We did most of our skiing high up at the Hintertux Glacier, accessible by frequent and free Green line buses which stop just a few yards up the road from the Eberl. The snow on the glacier was excellent, the views astonishing and all in all it was worth the effort for the superb conditions.

The mountains and the gorgeous buildings blew us away, we will definitely be going back to Austria. All our skiing was recorded through our lift passes on to the skiline.cc website so we could have a good chuckle back at home looking at our descents and times. And here's a wee story to end on; on our last day some folded up Eberl bar receipts with a 50 euro note inside them fell out of my pocket. We spotted it was missing two hours later, and hunted all around our luggage and pockets to no avail. We eventually asked at reception if perhaps we had dropped it there while we were checking out. The hotel manager came out from her office and handed us a 50 Euro note, saying that a gentleman had found it lying in the street and brought it in to reception. I was so moved that I almost cried. Wouldn't have happened in Britain, I'll bet.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Fiona M
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