The municipality of Sölden is located in the Ötztal Valley in the State of Tyrol. The resort is surrounded by three peaks, which can be climbed to a height of more than 3000 meters. The ski season begins in September and ends in May. This is due to the ancient Tiefenbach glacier, which supports certain climatic conditions on the territory. It is here that the first stage of the Alpine Skiing World Cup is held. Hotels of the resort are ready to receive tourists all year round. In summer, there are special discounts and promotions to attract guests.
All tracks are divided into groups of varying complexity and are marked according to international standards. There are four main areas for skiing:
- Giggijoch – designed for beginners and athletes with an average level of training;
- Gaislahkogl – only “black” tracks for pros;
- Rettenbach – blue and red slopes of medium length;
- The Tiefenbach Glacier is a long trail of blue difficulty.
In Sölden there are 4 schools for skiing and snowboarding, a kindergarten. The multifunctional sports and fitness center Freizeitarena Solden provides the opportunity to work out in the fitness and gyms, go ice skating, play tennis, swim in the pool, take a steam bath in the sauna or sunbathe in the solarium.
Resort hotels provide their guests with booklets describing local attractions and help organize excursions. Popular:
- the Timmelsjoch Highland Road;
- a watermill that recently turned 150 years old;
- jan Nepomuk church built in 1726;
- relict pine forest Zirbenwald.
There are many other memorable places in the area that tourists visit during organized guided hikes.
Hotels are scattered throughout the resort. Fans of entertainment clubs usually settle in the city center, for connoisseurs of nature and quiet pastime, guest houses and apartments in natural areas are offered.
This modern two-bedroom apartment is located 300 metres from the Giggijochbahn Sölden ski lift. The cable car walks past the windows. Starting from 08.00 you can see who is the first to climb the slope to do your favorite sport. Set on a hill, it offers a terrace with views of the centre of Sölden. It and the nearest restaurants are 400 metres away. You can go down on foot, and only by taxi. For cooking, the owners have equipped kitchens. In inclement weather and leisure time, guests can make free use of the Aqua Vitalis Spa at the Regina partner hotel. It is located in the city center. The distance from the “Alpine Panorama” to the popular health complex “Freizeitarena Solden” is 700 meters.
“Spacious, new and modern, each room with separate toilet, bathroom and shower, very nice view, free parking spaces, wellness center nearby. If you have your own car, then there are no problems with moving from apartments to Sölden and back” Dagmar, Slovenia
Built on an original architectural design, theaparthotelis 800 metres from the resort’s main cable car. The nearest ski lift is Mittelstazzion, 900 metres away. In addition to apartments, guests are offered studiosfor accommodation. The completely renovated building is located above the center of the village in a panoramic location on a hillside in the village of Platt. Here you can spend your vacation away from the noisy transport routes. Several restaurants, bars, supermarkets, sports shops and the centre of Sölden are within walking distance. In winter, a free shuttle bus service is available to the base station of the Geisláchkogl gondola lift or the Giggijoch gondola lift.
“We recommend this place, comfortable, modern, with everything you need every day, close to the center, supermarket 200m. Hosts Julia and Marcus are very nice and helpful people. We definitely want to come back here again” Jolanta, Czech Republic
The new hotel has been welcoming guests since 2016. Double rooms,regular, superior and family suites are prepared for them. Wood is used in the décor. Floors are made of it. The furniture is made to order from artificially aged wood. According to the designers, this is most suitable for the concept of the hotel. In the morning, a Buffet breakfast is served. In the evening, there is a grill restaurant and a bar. Suppliers of organic products are local farmers. The spa area features panoramic windows, a Finnish sauna, herbal and Turkish baths. The nearest ski lift is 300 m.
“The house looks brand new. Its décor is cozy but modern. The rooms are large and comfortable. The spa is excellent. The restaurant and bar are very good. There is even a small reading area next to the fireplace. Everything was very clean. The food in the restaurant is good and reasonably priced. The staff is very helpful and friendly. I like the location of the hotel, which is quite optimal as it is right between two large gondolas that take all skiers to the slopes. The main gondola was only an 8-minute walk away” Olivier, Netherlands
Opened in 2016, another hotel is located in the centre of Sölden. Giggijoch Cable Car Station is 350 metres away. In the fund of two buildings – double rooms and family suites. Both in the new and old building, wood is used in the design – spruce and larch. Designers used the style of traditional Tyrolean hotels to create the coziness and atmosphere of the Etzaal Alps. It features a heated outdoor pool, which is available in all seasons. The restaurant has an open kitchen, where the Chef with assistants prepares dishes in front of customers. Buffet breakfast is included in the accommodation. The spa and fitness room are decorated with panoramic windows. Here guests are waiting for Finnish and aroma saunas, steam baths, outdoor seating areas. Playrooms are available for children. A separate room is intended for storing skis, drying equipment and boots. Free parking is available for electric vehicles.
“Attracted eco-style. In rooms with natural massive wood, it is easy to breathe and sleep. The hotel has many open spaces: swimming pool, lounge, panoramic terrace. The restaurant offers quality food made from organic products from local farms. For breakfast, great cheeses, sausages, juices, dairy products, dried fruits are served. At any time, you can brew yourself tea with herbs. Everyone who wants to breathe plenty of alpine air, you need to stay in this hotel” Julia
Homely comfort and Tyrolean hospitality is offered by the guest house, located 300 metres from the Giggijochlift ski lift. The owners live here, so at any time they are ready to provide the necessary assistance or answer questions. You can come here with pets. It offers a hammam, sauna and terrace for relaxation, free parking, ski storage. Single, double and triple roomsare prepared for accommodation. Breakfast is included.
“Great location near the Giggijoch lift, delicious breakfast and friendly owner! The room is comfortable and quiet, with a beautiful view of the mountains. The hotel is located within walking distance of the main street with all the bars and restaurants. That evening, when we left, everyone received a box of breakfast, specially prepared by the owner. I definitely recommend staying here” Avigdor, Israel
The hotel offers a large selection of apartments located on the ski slope. It’s a second-generation family business. The last reconstruction of the complex was carried out from 2012 to 2015. The design was changed, creative elements invented personally by the owner were added to the design. The peculiarity and advantage is that there is a direct access to the slope. You can ride here, only you will have to climb the mountain on foot. The Direkt an der Schipiste ski lift is 400 metres away. Kitchens are equipped for cooking, and each room has a balcony for relaxation. In summer, a tennis court opens on site, guests of the apartments are given the Ötztal Premium card with the right to free trips by funicular, public transport and preferential visits to the resort’s establishments.
“Wonderful skiing experience (red or black slope). Excellent kitchen with dishwasher (tablets available). The sauna is very modern and cozy (with Finnish, bio- and infrared sections). A five-minute walk away is the excellent Italian restaurant Ischia. The owner and staff are very friendly and helpful” Vladislav
The guest house is located in a quiet area of the resort, a 5-minute drive from the centre of Sölden. You can ski to the entrance. Then leave them in the room for storing and drying sports equipment. The double rooms with extra beds are decorated in Tyrolean style. The décor uses carpets, home textiles, much attention is paid to the color scheme of the rooms. It offers a daily breakfast, a garden, free parking, nearby the Gasthof Grüner restaurant and the Waldcafe café. The Innerwald ski lift is 100 metres from the hotel.
“Great location. Mega beautiful view. The rooms were very nicely equipped and very clean. 1st class staff. Parking and locked space for bicycles are available. All Top!!! Highly recommended» Kmwt, Germany
The hotel,consisting of two and three bed rooms,is located a 5-minute walk from the cable car station. The Gaislachkogel Bahn and Innerwald – Shuttle are 800 metres away. The payment includes breakfast, access to the bath and swimming pool in the sports and fitness center Freizeit Arena. Ski passes are sold at the reception, orders for instructors are accepted. In summer, guests are given a preferential card “Premium”, which offers free travel, participation in organized hikes, public pools and beaches.
“Great place to stay in Schelden. Good value for money. Very nice and helpful staff who are members of the family owning this place. They are very open, ready to assist on various routes, transportation options, meals. Really a very good stay!” Hele, Austria
All hotels in Sölden provide free Wi-Fi. This is part of the complex of mandatory services, but in Haus Martina for communication will have to pay separately.
Theaparthotel has a comfort level of 4 stars. In 2017, the owners renovated and put into operation 32 additional rooms. They are all decorated in an Alpine style with muted colours. At the same time, the sauna and wellness center were completed. Perhaps, after the next reconstruction there will be a restaurant, but for now the organization of food completely depends on the guests. They are equipped with mini kitchens and restaurants in the area. The nearest one is hotel Regina. The apartment is very conveniently located in relation to the ski lift. The Gaislachkoglbahn is 100 metres away. Cross-country ski runs are nearby. There is a room for storing equipment, separate safes for valuables, free parking.
“I stayed twice. In March, prices bite, in November before the influx of the main part of skiers, the payment for accommodation is two times lower. I liked the staff, equipped kitchen, gifts from the administration in the form of tea bags, coffee capsules, sugar, salt, pepper. A ski lift, a bakery and a supermarket are within walking distance. It’s far to walk to the center” Oksana, Ukraine
The apartment complex was built in 2017. The design uses natural wood and stone, bright alpine textiles, panoramic windows. Breakfast is available on request. Usually guests cook themselves in kitchens equipped with household appliances. For relaxation, there is a common spa center, which includes a sauna with panoramic views of the Alps, a relaxation area, a spa buffet, an outdoor terrace, a gym. For ski equipment there is a separate room with lockers. Cars can be parked in the indoor or outdoor parking lot. Free ski buses stop in front of the entrance and take you to the main cable car stations. The nearest ski lift, the Talstation Gaislachkoglbahn, is 100 metres away.
Almost all hotels provide delivery and quick access to the ski lifts. Everyone is free to choose a place to their liking and capabilities. Lovers of local authenticity can be advised “die berge lifestyle-hotel Slden”. In it, modernity is intertwined with Alpine customs, national cuisine and the atmosphere of mountain hunting houses. A lot of fresh air and a healthy diet will make rest more effective.