This is one of the greatest hotels I have ever been to, expensive, but worth every cent. The water facilities are very good, the room is great, the food is fantastic. Plus you can ride a bike or hike into the woods or mountains. And all that surrounded by Alps!
We've stayed twice now, the first time in 2011 and again this year (last week of August) whilst visiting our son who works nearby. Both occasions we've had comfortable, airy rooms, really clean and tidy. Breakfast is included (a buffet) and the dinner very good value for money (we didn't take full board the second time as we knew we'd be eating out). The other guests are mostly Austrian / German families, so you won't hear much English spoken. However the owner/ manager speaks excellent English and the rest of the staff enough to get by. The hotel is generally quite quiet (the bar was empty at 10:00pm). The pool is outside and great on a really hot day; there's a good games room if it's wet, but Oetztal is really a place for getting out and doing things.
As other reviews have said, this hotel isn't near anything else so you need to plan to eat at the hotel. However, the food is excellent. There's not much flexibility for dining - everyone eats at the same time so it's a bit regimented but not really a problem. We bought a set 5 course meal for 25 euros each and although there were other things available, this was by far the best value. I believe food can be bought more cheaply than this if booking meals at the same time as the room. However, even though the cost might seem a little expensive, for the food we got, it wasn't as it was excellent.
If you are skiing, you need to make sure you catch the free hotel shuttle bus otherwise it's an expensive taxi ride.
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