(age at the date of return)

Hotel Sonnschein

  • The Ski Juwel Area, Austria, Niederau

Ratings/reviewsClick for full ratings

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

Check out our great offers available

Early Booking Offer: Save up to £40 per couple (ends 30 Sept excludes arrivals 21, 28 Dec & 15 Feb until the end of the season)

Groups - Up to 1 in 6 go Free 

Free Child Lift Passes children born 2013 or later

1 Free Child Ski School when 2 adults pre-book ski school for the same duration

Inghams Rep based in the resort 

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 142
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 4

Original wing rooms

  • Standard Austrian twins have bath 
  • Standard Austrian twins have bath and balcony, and can sleep up to 3
  • Family rooms sleeping 3-4 with bath and balcony consist of one bedroom with Austrian twin beds and separate room with twin beds. (Maximum 3 adults)
  • Single rooms have shower

New wing rooms

  • Standard Austrian twins have shower and balcony
  • Superior Austrian twins have bath, seating area and balcony
  • Family Austrian twin rooms sleep 3-5 with bath, lounge area with double sofa bed and put up bed and balcony. (Maximum 3 adults)
  • Superior single rooms have shower and 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.

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Family rooms (sleeps 4+)
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Wireless internet

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.

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

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.

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • 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 in resort

  • 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
  • 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 

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 
  • Distance to City Centre: 500

For more information on travel and transport visit our Niederau page

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. 

Learn to Ski
6 days 'Blue' ski and boot hire, 5 days tuition*
Adult £175 

* Ski tuition 5 days 4 h per day.

Learn to Board
6 days 'Blue' board and boot hire, 3 days tuition*
Adult £150

* Board tuition 3 days 2 h per day.

Lift pass can be purchased in the resort when needed. 

All Saver Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

Lift Passes Days Season Adult  Youth
2000-2002
Child
2003-2012
Area Pass 6 L £196 £157 £98
H £218 £174 £109

Covers Alpach, Reith, Auffach, Niederau & Oberau.L ( 16 Mar -end of the season),  H (All other dates). A child born from 2013 free only if adult pre-books the same. 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 £56 £74 £93
  Ski Boots - £27 -
  Skis & boots £83 £102 -
  Snowboard&boots - £102 -
 Child (6-12yrs) Skis & boots - £46 -
  Snowboard&Boots* - £65 -
Child (3-5 yrs) Skis & Boots £31 - -

 *Child snowboard equipment from 7 years 

Tuition Days Times Adult Child (4*-14yrs)
Ski 3 10.00am-12.00am
& 1.00pm-3.00pm
£146 £146
Snowboard* £128 £128
Ski 5 10.00am-12.00am
or 1.00pm-3.00pm
£174 £174

 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

Reviews of Hotel Sonnschein

Tripadvisor reviews
Feefo reviews
Total price from
£998
per person from £499
Includes £210pp discount
Hotel Sonnschein
Niederau, The Ski Juwel Area,Half Board
04/01/2020 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Stansted
Amend holiday details
Feefo badge