Flora, The Small Garden Hotel

  • Austrian Tyrol, Austria, Ellmau

  • 3

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Flora the Small Garden Hotel is a pretty and traditional chalet in a quiet area on the outskirts of the village. Looking out over lush green meadows, it feels like an alpine retreat, but the village centre with shops and bars is just two minutes' walk away and the nearby Astberg lift will whisk you up to explore the mountains.

A cosy guest house with four-star half board

In need of some relaxation time? The Flora has a lovely garden with a sun terrace, and a natural swimming pond too. Kick back, take a dip, soak in the views, and enjoy a little time out.

Complete with fresh breads and homemade spreads, the daily buffet breakfast is served in-house. Half Board dinners are at Flora's big sister hotel - the Hochfilzer - just up the road in the village centre. Try a range of delicious regional dishes as part of the three-course menu, and sample some of the best wines from their cellar (drinks payable).

Added value

30% green fee reduction for local golf course


Ellmau lies in the wide valley that separates the dramatic peaks of Wilder Kaiser mountains to the north and the gently rolling hills to the south. The views around here are straight out of a film set. Well, TV set, technically; this little Tyrolean village is the filming location of the popular German-Austrian TV show Der Bergdoktor (which translates to the mountain doctor). However, don’t be fooled by its bucolic setting, Ellmau is for those who want to get stuck into the action, with footpaths, cable cars, a golf course and mountain-view outdoor swimming pools. There’s also an excellent bus network that connects Ellmau with the other villages dotting the valley of the Wilder Kaiser, like nearby Söll.

Wilder wanders

The tourist information office in the centre of the village is a great first stop on a walking holiday in Ellmau. Discover short village circuits via river, forest and meadow footpaths, easy day walks exploring nearby Hintersteinersee (a glistening blue lake with mountain backdrop), or longer hikes complete with strategic refreshment stops at remote mountain huts.

Fancy taking things up a notch (and up 1,000 metres)? Hop in the cable car from Ellmau the Hartkaiser. At the top is a restaurant where you can pull up a chair and marvel at the mountains that stretch as far as the eye can see. Once you've refuelled with Tyrolean delicacies like schlutzkrapfen (half-moon stuffed pasta) and kaiserschmarr'n (sweet pancakes), head back to the cable car station – or out onto the panoramic mountain trails.

Get to know Ellmau

Learn all about the folk history of Ellmau at Heimatmuseum, a grand 19th-century house built by a master carpenter. There's a lively weekly market and music evenings in July and August. Restaurants include one of the best pizzerias in the Wilder Kaiser, as well as alpine inns with roasted pork, dumplings, lake trout and sauerkraut on the specials boards. Walk to the Visitation Chapel for one of the most impressive views in town – a panorama with the Kaiser Mountains as a backdrop.

Making a splash in the outdoors

The Kaiserbad offers swimming pools and saunas with mountain views. There are flow channels, turbo slides, a playground, an indoor climbing wall, and a reed-lined pond made for almost-wild swimming. Adults can enjoy the pine sauna and wellness area with herbal steam baths. In nearby Going, the Badesee swimming lake offers outdoor swimming and water slides. Families with smaller children should keep the mountains in their sights too. The cable car in Ellmau leads to the enchanted forests of Ellmi’s Magic World.

Follow the post routes to Innsbruck and Salzburg

The grand old post office is a reminder of Ellmau’s once-vital spot on the trade route between Innsbruck and Salzburg. These days, the road sees more tourists than parcels, with buses transporting walkers between the villages of the Wilder Kaiser valleys. Söll is just a 15-minute journey west – the gateway to the footpath-packed Hohe Salve mountain – and the baroque town of St. Johann in Tirol lies to the east. Or you could trundle to the medieval riverside town of Kufstein, where the Kaiserlift - a single-person chairlift - offers a different view of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range and Inn Valley - a real hidden gem.

Why book a summer holiday in Ellmau with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Ellmau’s best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Ellmau include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 15
  • Official rating: 3


Standard Double Rooms are around 15m² and sleep two people.

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check-in: 3pm
  • Check-out: 11am

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. €2.50 per person per night is payable locally. Children under the age of 15yrs are exempt.


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Longitude: 12.3073006
Latitude: 47.5136922

  • Transfer time approx. 1 hour 30 mins from Innsbruck airport or 1 hour 45 mins from Salzburg airport
  • 100 metres to village centre
  • 200 metres to nearest bus stop
  • 50 metres to nearest supermarket
  • Approximately 350 metres to Hotel Hochfilzer

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pond (not heated)
  • Outdoor shower
  • Sauna
  • Garden with sun loungers
  • Pool towels

Please note that the facilities in the sister Hotel Hochfilzer are not available.

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking

Family facilities

  • Cots & linen
  • Highchairs
  • Early meals on request (from 6pm)

Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast with fresh bread, homemade spreads, fruit and more.

The Half Board evening meal is taken in Flora's big sister hotel, the Hochfilzer, which is just a few minutes' walk away. Here, you'll have a four-course meal with a choice of main dishes, a salad buffet, and occasional themed evenings.

Flora guests can also enjoy the Wine Cellar at Hotel Hochfilzer, where once a week the hoteliers host a wine tasting, sharing their expertise and passion for wine (payable locally).

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart Casual

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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per person from £879
25/06/2025 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
Half Board
Flora, The Small Garden Hotel
Austrian Tyrol, Ellmau
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