A decent choice for a family with a toddler. Sold in Sat-to-Sat weeks most of the time in winter. Large rooms with 3 wardrobes in every double; free private sauna complex with several types of sauna (5pm-8pm; non-separate attendance only; come there at 5pm straight to grab your towel and bathrobe). Halfboard dinner (7pm-10pm) is good value for money and filling; a choice of 3 mains changes daily, but expect to pay extra 1/3 to 1/2 of a normal dinner price for drinks (an average drink is €3). Breakfast (7am-10:30am) is just normal, nothing more; doesn't change from day to day. Dedicated room to store guests' skiing equipment (called "ski cellar"). Large part of guests come here with a packaged tour; about 50% of guests are Russians. Loud ''apres ski'' in a nearby building from 5pm to 9pm (but never later) on one wing, with an identical music set daily; disco operating till late night (11pm, later on weekends?) on the other--both a unique feature for a hotel in the city for a younger crowd; ask for a more quiet room when booking if you are not that type. Very unhelpful reception. Wifi internet available only near reception and in the bar area, at €5 per hour.
Probably the most popular in the city among families with young children (roughly 1-5 years); they occupy roughly 50% of tables. Lovely cafe with some food also (mostly sandwiches and pasta)--despite being quite a tourist trap, as 90% of others in the town. Key feature for children is a cave leading to a heated balcony full of toys where "no parents allowed" (cave is too small). Also features an outdoor terrace open in winter--great for a cup of coffee or two. Probably have free wifi--inquiry waiters. Try their strudel.
Declares to handle well children from 3 months to 7 years. Book your stay on a previous day to secure a place. If leaving your child for a first time in his life, start from the very first day, from a 5 minutes initial stay, increasing duration slowly day after day.
Arguably the best choice of baby stuff: 2 or 3 brands of diapers (Pampers; DM's white label and sometime others); several brands of baby food (Hipp and others); plus fruit puree in specialty packaging: paste in tubes.
Sauna complex: non-separate attendance only; four types of sauna, soaking pool, an outdoor balcony to walk on snow or sit down at a deckchair and cool off for a while. Swimming pool features:
Supervises children from 2 to 4 years in their own children playroom at Penken, on hourly / daily basis.
Featuring large wellness complex; just the next door to Penken ski lift.
Located just at the car entry to the city; 600m walk to Penken ski lift.
call Mayrhofen tourist info office for details
The city brochure found in the tourist office is unexpectedly useful and comprehensive—surely grab a copy for your stay. It includes timetables for all trains and buses running from and around the city (including the skibus lines around Zillertal valley) and lists most businesses you may ever need in the city. It largely duplicates content from the Mayrhofen official site.
Travelers mix: Russians are most frequent visitors; after them go UK and Benelux.