Customer Reviews & Testimonials
This year I have stayed in June/July at Haus Valentin then four days in Ehrwald at Hotel Sonnenspitz and in September at Hotel Hinterlager in Matrei. They were all excellent. Haus Valentin is the most homely and knowing Monika, Christina and Rheiner well helps and I love his cooking. Sonnenspitz is the grandest and probably best for the older and richer customer. Hotel Hinterlager is very stylish with a lot of thought going into making it special. eg The night time fairy story on my pillow, the saying of the day at our table with daily advice on different walks and the natural swimming pool. It all reflects the personality and tireless dedication of Katharina.
The choice of walks is certainly best from your Sud Tyrol bases, especially for those without a car.
The vital factor common to all three areas the very high quality of the Collett's staff. They obviously enjoy what they do and are always prepared to give time to people who must seem mostly elderly to them. They also set a very high standard of fitness an d knowledge of the area. Well done Phil!
Great accommodation. The team of guides were excellent. They provided details clearly and were very cooperative, pleasant and encouraging. Though only two of us were there for two days but they went with us on hikes and maintained the pace. Ride to the local train station was also very much appreciated!
All Collett’s staff are excellent and those we met this year were particularly friendly and helpful, even with people arriving and leaving daily no one felt left out.
My holiday in Ehrwald was one of the best. First of all the knowledgeable and enthusiastic Collett's staff created an ambiance that was a pleasure to be involved in. The hotel was top class. Our room was spacious with lots of storage and all meals had a very wide range of good quality choices. The word that sprang to mind when standing in the centre of the Zugspitz Arena was `utopia'. Such idyllic surroundings. The high mountain walks were superb due to the outstanding scenery. Of course the breaks we had in attractive mountain huts are not to be overlooked. The village of Ehrwald is also attractive with good shops and sporting amenities. I can understand why some visitors return for a second holiday.
Just back from Ehrwald, our second holiday with Collett's.
We had a marvelous time in the beautiful Austrian Alps. The walks were fantastic, the range and choices excellent providing all levels of walking. We chose the hard / moderate and they were really great.
We were lucky to have good weather during our stay which made each day even more special.
All the leaders could not have been better, they were informative, supportive, friendly, humorous, all in all great company, just what you want on a walking holiday.
The Hotel Sonnenspitze was a grand choice, a central location, friendly staff, good food and accommodation.
So another fantastic week with Collett's a great company to know.
Would highly recommend them.
We are about to go on our next trip!
My first experience of a self-guided walking holiday (or indeed any type of organised walking holiday), and I would definitely consider further tours, with Collett's as my first port of call. Having someone knowledgeable create an itinerary and make all the accommodation arrangements is so convenient. The 3 night Zugspitz walk was a great taster of the hut-to-hut experience. The itinerary was exactly what I was looking for with a suitable mix of walks in terms of difficulty and duration, and we could readily extend them with advice from the huts we stayed in along with the detailed maps Collett's provided. The service from Collett's throughout felt very personal and attentive, and I highy recommend them.
Everything was perfectly arranged - the gorgeous setting; the comfortable hotel with its endlessly welcoming staff; the expert and enthusiastic team to guide us on our walks; our fellow walkers, whom it was a pleasure to meet - all done with a relaxed, unstressful air.
Thank you, Colletts!
Wonderful way to have a walking trip where we could pick out own level of difficulty. The staff was a joy to be with and very helpful. I am recommending Collett's to friends in the States.
Ehrwald was a perfect location!
My first holiday with Collett's and will definitely not be my last - I will be back. From my initial enquiry at the beginning of August to the holiday itself only two weeks later the service was outstanding. Thanks to Tom, Kelly and Viv for dealing with my last minute request and arrangements so efficiently and quickly. Thanks to Cam, Dani, Tim, Ted and Kate for all the help, advice and company in and around Ehrwald and the Zugspitz arena, great walks, knowing where to find the best apple strudels and providing the transfers from and to Munich. Loved the choice of walks and appreciated the advice on what might be the better options for someone who has few problem going uphill but sometimes struggles on the descents. Thanks to all my fellow walkers for such wonderful company, entertaining conversations and all the encouragement when the going got tough (and walking fast enough one afternoon so that we made the bus and avoided having to wait for an hour in torrential rain). Thanks to the Hotel Sonnenspitze which was very comfortable and helpful, superbly located, and provider of excellent meals.
As this was our first time with Collett's and to the Zugspitz Arena. We were not sure what to expect, we were not disappointed as the holiday lived up to our expectations and more! Many thanks to the caring team who looked after us superbly: from organizing the walks, adapting the routes to our ability, and their friendliness throughout. From our first evening we were chatting and getting to know the other guests and enjoyed their company during the walks and evening meals.
The scenery was breathtaking and when the going got tough we were able to rest and recuperate at the 'huttes' with magnificent views. As well as the walks, Tim introduced an e-bike tour (a great highlight) which meant we were able to explore further, and go up hills with minimum of effort! I hope Tim will continue this added tour for future guests.
We will certainly look at doing another Collett's holiday.