Hotel Sonnschein, Niederau, Wildschonau, Austria

A 4* Hotel in in Niederau in the Austrian Tyrol high up the mountains. It is a beautiful picturesque village with shops, supermarkets and a Catholic Church. There are also cable cars to take you to the top of the mountain; these can be used by the unable provided they can step into the gondolas and the wheelchairs collapse.

The Hotel offers half board accommodation. Breakfast is a varied self-service buffet. Dinner was five courses with a choice of 3 main courses, one being vegetarian.
There is an excellent outdoor pool with sun beds, two indoor heated pools, two saunas, jacuzzi, aroma steam bath and two Physiotherm infra-red treatment booths. There is also a solarium, gym, table tennis room and outdoor tennis courts as well as crazy golf and outdoor chess.

There are 20 bedrooms specially designed for the disabled with emergency pull cords in both the bathrooms and by the beds. The bathrooms have wide accessible shower cubicles for wheelchairs. The toilets have armrests and grab rails. The bedrooms are very large with each room having a single or double couch, which convert into sofa beds if required. All rooms have top quality fixtures and fittings. They all have a balcony, TV, radio, safe, hair-dryer and tea and coffee making facilities.

The owners, Jill and Herbert Thaler, cannot do enough for you, nothing is too much trouble and Jill goes out of her way to help. The groups are made to feel so welcome and when returning it feels like you are coming home.

Visits from the Hotel include Innsbruck (1 ¼ hrs), Salzburg (2 hrs), Rattenberg (40 mins), Munich (2 hrs) and Lake Achensee (1 ½ hrs). Other places to visit include Grossglockner, Krimml waterfalls, Berchtesgaden and Swarovski’s crystal factory.