Chalet Hotel Senger

Location Heiligenblut

Postcode 9844

Telephone +43 (04824) 2215

€€-€€€

Why we love it...

Child-friendly ski hotel run by a former Olympian

The Place

Not many sports stars have turned to hotel-keeping as successfully as Hans Senger, who represented Austria at the 1952 Olympic Games. Haus Senger, wedged into a steep hill above Heiligenblut, is a careful mixture of old and new. Rebuilt in 1966, it looks like an old farmhouse thanks to the 400-year old beams and planks rescued from an old barn. These, along with the stone-flagged floors and crackling open hearth, give the dining-room and Stube the atmosphere holidaymakers dream about.
Upstairs, most bedrooms are interlinked so they can be used individually or as suites, with connecting doors soundproofed by mattresses. All are decorated in country style with fabrics of soft red, blue or green. Some suites have kitchenettes so parents can make breakfast while the children run around in pyjamas. The Romantik Zimmer boasts a four-poster bed painted blue and hung with white muslin curtains.
Menus range from Italian and French dishes to the regular Wednesday fondue evenings. A new wing, with a health and fitness area, blends in cleverly and guests ski out and ski back from a side door. A hotel that is better in reality than in its brochure.

The Essentials

Price Band €€-€€€
Rooms 3 double, 2 single, 8 suites; all have bath or shower, central heating, phone, TV, radio
Food breakfast, dinner, snacks
Facilities dining-room, 3 sitting-rooms, bar, TV room; table-tennis room, gymnasium, sauna, solarium
Children very welcome
Disabled not suitable
Pets accepted but not in restaurant

To Book

Contact Senger family
Call +43 (04824) 2215
Fax +43 (04824) 22159
Email office@romantic.at
Website www.romantic.at/en/

Good To Know

Address Hof 23, Heiligenblut 9844
Payment

The Location

Find this place: off main road above village; ample car parking

What's nearby: Grossglockner, winter sports, hiking.