Hotel Sonnschein

  • The Ski Juwel Area, Austria, Niederau

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A warm welcome is provided by the team at the Hotel Sonnschein. The hotel has a relaxed and informal atmosphere, and consists of two wings that separate off the common reception and dining room. The original wing is decorated in a traditional Tyrolean style, whilst the newer wing is more modern in style. Ideal for families, with a variety of room types including spacious family rooms. There is also a great variety of twin and single rooms available. The Sonnschein has extensive leisure facilities including two swimming pools, wellness facilities and a children's playroom. 

Added value

Early booking offer available (ends 30 Sep)

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 142
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 4

Rooms

Old Wing Austrian Twin rooms have a bath. Some of these rooms have balconies and can sleep up to three.

Old Wing Family rooms can sleep three to four - one room with Austrian twin beds and a separate room with twin beds. These rooms have a bath and also have a balcony.

New Wing Austrian Twin rooms have a shower and balcony and can sleep two guests.

New Wing Family rooms can sleep three to four - one room with Austrian twins beds and separate room with lounge area with a double sofa bed and a put up bed. These rooms have a bath and a balcony.

New Wing Superior rooms can sleep two guests and have a bath, lounge area and balcony.

Single rooms have a shower. These rooms can be in the old or new wing. Those in the new wing have a balcony.

All rooms have telephone, radio, satellite TV, fridge, kettle, hairdryer and safe. Bathrobes and sauna towels are available to hire for €7 per week. Tea and coffee not supplied but guests can purchase themselves or purchase from reception. 

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Safety deposit box
  • Minibar / fridge
  • WiFi

Accessibility

The Sonnschein has about 25 disabled friendly double and single rooms. Some new wing rooms complete with bathrooms suitable for wheelchair users.

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

Step free. In a flat area away from the village which is slightly uphill.

Niederau

Wild and beautiful – hence the name of one of the Tyrol’s loveliest and most unspoilt valleys. Even though Innsbruck is just under two hours away it could be a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Niederau, the first and biggest of its traditional and most charming villages, is ideal for beginner and intermediate skiers, although there are testing runs too. It’s linked with Oberau, just 3km away, by free ski bus service. Auffach, at the end of the valley, has some more challenging slopes and is now linked with Alpbach’s ski area to form, with Niederau and Auffach, the Ski Juwel area. In recent seasons, the Wildschönau has won awards for ‘Best Family Ski Area’ and ‘Friendliest Staff’, as well as one for excellent piste preparation. All guests receive the FREE Wildschönau Card, which includes guided winter walks and snowshoeing, FREE entry to local museums as well as discounts for local attractions and activities.

In Niederau you'll have one of our reps's in resort who will know the local area and can assist you with any queries.

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 109 km
Runs
0
0
0
Longest run 0 Km
Snowparks

3 (2 in Wildschonau, 1 in Alpbach)

Lifts Drag lifts 29, Chairlifts 7, Cablecars 9
Slope direction N,E,S,W
Ski/resort bus False
Things to Do

  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
  • A full programme of après–ski events
  • Day excursion to Salzburg
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ski kindergarten
  • Local museum and art gallery
  • The night bus (Nightliner) operates Thursday – Saturday from 8pm – 3am which is free with guest card and travels between Niederau and Oberau to Auffach.
  • The Catholic church in the centre of Niederau opening times vary week-week. The Christmas Carol Service held on 25th Dec is at 5pm.
  • Tobogganing is available in nearby Oberau every Wed and Thurs for €5.50-€8.50 per person.
  • The weekly Ski Show is held every Sunday in Niederau at 8:30pm (Free) starting on 27th Dec. 
  • The local museum is open every Wed from 12-7pm from the 23rd Dec. Cost: €3.80/€5.60 per person
  • Dorf 'n' Stub & The Cave Bar night club - both free
  • The Art Gallery in Niederau is open daily from 5-6.30pm.
  • Guided winter walking can be booked at the Tourist office every Tues, Wed & Fri at 10am (subject to Min/Max numbers)
  • The High Rope Course costs €40 for Adults, €35 for children 14 & under.
  • Resort bus free with guest card in Wildschönau Valley 

Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
Save up to £49 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Lift Passes W21/22 Days Season Adult - Born before 2002  Youth
2003-2005
Child
2006-2015
Area Pass 6 L £265 £216 £144
H £291 £216 £144

Covers Alpach, Reith, Auffach, Niederau & Oberau. L (01 Dec - 17 Dec & 03 April - end of the season),  H (All other dates). Free child lift pass for children born 2016 or later.  Beginners should book in resort for reduced prices.  

Please see here for a description of hire categories. 

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £62 £71 £88
Ski Boots £31 £31 £32
Skis & boots £93 £102 £120
Snowboard & boots £93 £102 £120
Child (6-12yrs) Skis & boots £44
Snowboard & Boots* £61
Child (3-5 yrs) Skis & Boots £29

 *Child snowboard equipment from 7 years 

Tuition Days Times Adult Child (4*-14yrs)
Ski 3 10.00am-12.00am
& 1.00pm-3.00pm
£152 £152
Snowboard* £125 £125
Ski 5 10.00am-12.00am
or 1.00pm-3.00pm
£179 £179

Ski school might be closed on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day. *Child snowboard tuition from 10yrs;

Ski school lessons 4h per day and snowboard lessons 2h per day.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down. Correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Facilities
  • 8 minutes' walk to the centre and ski bus stop
  • 10 minutes to the lifts, ski school meeting place and nursery slopes 
  • Lounge with open fireplace
  • Bar
  • Residents' and à la carte restaurants
  • Two indoor pools, saunas (swimsuits permitted), steam room, infrared cabin and fitness room (free); solarium, whirlpool (pay locally)
  • Ski hire shop and ski storage available at sister Hotel Harfenwirt (opposite the Tennladen lift)
  • Wi-Fi internet access (free in lobby)
  • Games room with table tennis and pool table
  • Children's playroom
  • Washing machine and dryer (pay locally)
  • Lift
  • Car parking
  • Communal dryer
  • Communal washing machine
  • Safety deposit box
  • Solarium
  • Ski room
  • Table tennis
  • TV room
  • Bar
  • Coin-op laundry
  • Sauna
  • Heated pool (indoor)
  • Gym
Family Facilities
  • Children's menu
  • Cots & linen
  • Games room
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Hotel family friendly
  • Play room
Meals
  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • 4 course evening meal with 3 choices of main dish plus daily salad buffet
  • Christmas and New Year special dinners included
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Dinner service:

    Waiter

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 12.096661
  • Latitude: 47.449972
  • Location Description:
    • 8 minutes' walk to the centre and ski bus stop
    • 10 minutes to the lifts, ski school meeting place and nursery slopes 

Reviews of Hotel Sonnschein

Tripadvisor reviews
Total price from
£1818
per person from £606
Includes £100pp discount
Hotel Sonnschein
Niederau, The Ski Juwel Area,Half Board
03/01/2022 - 5 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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