2 January 2018 (5 nights)
5 or 7 nights | Guide prices per person
A great hotel with fantastic food and wine. The views from the hotel were amazing looking across the valley over Solden from our large balcony. There are 4 buses in the morning until 10.30 am and for the return they start at 2.45 pm until 5 pm except Saturdays. The staff of the hotel could not have been more welcoming or helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The heated ski boot rack made the pleasure of getting kitted out in the mornings.
Chalets and Chalet Hotels in the snow-sure resort of Sölden are hard to find and this Chalet Hotel has proved a great success. The Hermann is a charming and traditional hotel in which guests enjoy full catering services.
For guests seeking a traditional Austrian place to stay, the Chalet Hotel Hermann definitely ticks all the right boxes being well laid out and lovingly cared for over the years. But the Hermann isn't just one building; it also boasts the 'Panorama' wing just adjacent where the building design and interiors are stylish and contemporary.
The lounge area in the Chalet Hotel Hermann is a modern yet comfortable area ideal for guests to enjoy their inclusive afternoon tea with freshly baked cakes or pre-dinner drinks with canapés. The dining room is light and spacious with traditional Austrian style seating, as well as regular tables and chairs. The bar will most definitely become the focal point of the hotel, being central in the building and buzzing with a lively and welcoming atmosphere.
All the bedrooms within the Chalet Hotel Hermann have their own en suite facilities, either private shower or bath, most with retro-tiling much beloved by Austrian architects! Most also have a balcony or terrace. In the 'Panorama' wing the bedrooms all have balcony or terrace with fantastic views and are all en suite with showers and toilets that have been tastefully designed with clean classic lines and smart fittings throughout. Guests staying in the Panorama wing will enjoy their meals in the Hermann, which is literally just next-door, and share all its facilities. The Panorama wing houses its own ski room plus an Austrian-style lounge where afternoon tea can be enjoyed. The Wellness area in the Chalet Hotel Hermann boasts a sauna and steam room with power showers and a relaxation area – the ideal spot in which to ease aching muscles, unwind and completely relax.
Included in your chalet hotel stay:
· Buffet breakfast with cooked option
· Afternoon tea/coffee and freshly baked cake
· Early evening meals for children at 17.30
· 5 course evening meals with a choice of menu, pre-dinner aperitif, choice of quality wines during dinner, cheese selection and after dinner tea/coffee and chocolates
· Special celebration menus on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve
· Tea/coffee all day
· Resort representative, ski/snowboard hosting and Wi-Fi
The cooked option at breakfast and your evening meals are provided 6 days per week, enabling you to sample a local restaurant on one evening.
Lower Ground Floor
· Side entrance to building
· Ski and boot room
· Wellness area with sauna and steam room, showers, WCs
· Main entrance to building
· Bar, Lounge
· Dining room with terrace
· Room 101 = Austrian Twin with shower/WC
· Room 102 = Austrian Twin with shower/WC and balcony
· Room 103 = Austrian Twin with corner bath/WC and balcony
· Room 104 = Austrian Twin with multi-jet shower/WC
· Room 105 = Austrian Twin with shower/WC and balcony
· Room 106 = Austrian Twin/triple with shower/WC and balcony and separate living room with fixed 'stube' seating
· Room 201 = Austrian Twin with shower/WC
· Room 202 = Austrian Twin with shower/WC
· Room 203 = Austrian Twin/triple (single sofa-bed) with bath/WC and balcony
· Room 204 = Austrian Twin with shower/WC and balcony
· Room 205 = Austrian Twin/triple (single sofa-bed) with shower/WC and balcony
· Room 206 = Austrian Twin with shower/WC and balcony
· Room 207 = Austrian Twin with shower/WC and balcony
· Room 301 = Austrian Twin with shower/WC
· Room 303 = Austrian Twin with shower and separate WC
· Suite 304 = living area with double sofa-bed leading to Austrian twin bedroom with bath and separate WC and balcony (sleeps 2-4)
· Room 305 = Austrian Twin with shower/WC and balcony
· Room 306 = Austrian Twin with shower/WC and balcony
Ground Floor - Panorama Wing
· Entrance to building
· Lift to all floors
Lower First Floor - Panorama Wing
· Shared lounge
· Room 4a = twin with shower/WC and balcony
· Room 4b = twin with shower/WC and balcony
Lower Second Floor - Panorama Wing
· Room 2a = twin with shower/WC and balcony
· Room 2b = twin with shower/WC and balcony
· Suite 3 = twin room with separate living area with kitchenette and souble sofa-bed sharing shower/WC and balcony (sleeps 2-4)
Lower Third Floor - Panorama Wing
· Room 1a = twin with shower/WC and terrace
· Room 1b = twin with shower/WC and terrace
· Room 1c = twin with shower/WC and terrace
Solden is quickly becoming one of the Alps leading destinations thanks largely to its excellent snow record and access to two glaciers.
The extensive network of slopes and an impressive lift system extends all the way to neighbouring Obergurgl. The long town is bisected by a river, is split between the quieter hotels and chalets and the more lively area with restaurants, bars and shopping. With a guarantee of lively apres-ski and plenty of bars and clubs to choose from, Solden has a lively and vibrant atmosphere.
|Lower Depth:||20 cm||Piste Conditions:||Lower slopes good, excellent up high|
|Upper Depth:||234 cm||Runs to Resort:||Wet|
|Fresh snow depth:||20 cm||Off-Piste:||Powder|
|Best Snowfall week||17-Nov-2014||25-Apr-2016||05-Dec-2016 (8%)|
|Best Base week||06-Apr-2015||07-Mar-2016||03-Apr-2017 (8%)|
With an extensive and efficient lift system reaching all the way up to the Rettenbach and Fiefenbach glaciers, skiing is guaranteed year-round. Most of the runs favour intermediates, especially better ones, with experts getting a limited but admirable selection. The opportunity to ski at a high altitude, above 2000m enhances the reliability of the snow guaranteeing great skiing conditions. There is also a 4km floodlit piste for night skiing and a ski show at the Gaislachkogl middle station every Wednesday, with live acts and a musical fireworks display - not to be missed.
Long runs and open terrain are favoured by boarders enabling great freeriding opportunities. There is also a terrain park above Giggijoch which is well established and regularly upgraded. With features for all levels as well as some unique features, including a chill-out zone and an option to record your run, snowboarding in Solden is highly regarded.
Offering an abundance of restaurants, Solden has everything from traditional Austrian cuisine to steakhouses. For a real Tirolean experience head to sPfandl where you can enjoy excellent local cuisine in a rustic and charming setting. For hearty Italian food and great salads Corso is the place to go. Slightly off the beaten track, the food at Culinaria is well worth the effort with all local ingredients, the service is warm and the wine list is entirely Austrian.
Well-known rom being lively from late afternoon to the early morning, Solden is lively in the evening with lots of variety in bars and clubs. Eugens Obstlerhutte, a mountain hut on the piste between Hochsolden and Solden, kicks off apres on its large terrace from 3pm and often has live music. Situated right at the bottom of the Giggijoch gondola, Giggi Tenne is the perfect place to have a drink with friends and celebrate a successful day on the slopes. For those looking for a late night, Fire and Ice keeps you on your feet until the early hours and often has international DJs playing.
For those that arent looking to go skiing Solden has plenty to keep you busy. A leisure centre, swimming pool and ice rink are among some of the towns most popular attractions. There is also a 5km floodlit toboggan run and the opportunity to arrange ice climbing and sleigh rides. Additionally, the thermal spa in Gaislachkogl is accessible by bus.