Main hotel in central Mayrhofen
Strass Hotel in Mayhofer is actually a group of several hotels, all catering to the winter ski tourists, mainly groups; this report is about the two where my wife and I stayed – the Strass Hotel and Sport Hotel, both located on the main street.
The rooms in Strass are comfortable and fairly new, with shower and toilette, a very comfortable bed, plenty of cupboards and drawers, a small safe in one of the cupboards, and everything is spotlessly clean. The rooms that we stayed in had a nice balcony, looking over the cable car station and a beautiful view of the Alps; the view of the entrance to the cable car is interesting during the first day of stay, but then it becomes a kind of nuisance. On same side of the hotel, at the ground floor, there is the local pub, also owned by the hotel. Between 16:00 and 21:00 hours, the pub puts on a good and extremely loud music. Our first room there was on the first floor and had the floor, the walls, and practically everything shaking at the rhythm of the music and making the stay in the room during these hours absolutely impossible. The other room was on the same side, but on the last (fourth) floor and farer away from the pub; during the music time, the noise was bearable for music lovers like us, but for others it might definitely not be. During the evening, youngsters gather around the pub entrance, and so do several taxis and buses, but the noise is again – bearable.
Strass Sport Hotel seems to be older, but the beds are new and comfortable – same as in Strass Hotel, and the rooms are more spacious – actually very roomy, there is a bath room and the toilette is separate – a nice touch. Our room was looking over the main street.
The hotels share several dinner rooms and parking lots; the dinner room has a nice touch: each guest is assigned a table, so you can arrive whenever you wish and have your table. Our deal included breakfast and half board, both very nice, even for connoisseurs like us. The only remark is about the local house wine, which is of poor quality and quite expensive.
The Internet access is available only from the lobby area and quite expensive (2 Euro per half hour). The rooms are also supposed to have Internet access (at same price), but all my attempts to operate it failed, so every time I wanted to check my mail, I had to put my clothes on, and to schlep myself and my laptop to the lobby to join the other Internet addicts; the management ought to do something about it. Another minor hitch is with the elevators: there is only one such elevator for each block of rooms, used also by the hotel staff, and sometimes the waiting is maddening, especially during the "rush hours". The hotel has also a SPA and a sauna, but we didn’t use them.
Otherwise both hotels are nice and while the regular prices are quite stiff, our deal was good value for money.