Customer Reviews & Testimonials
Probably the best Collett's holiday so far (it's my 5th time) - great location, stunning mountains, comfortable and roomy hotel (and rooms) and excellent staff. What I particularly appreciated was that two of the guides (Dani and Cameron) were older than usual. Given the average age of your clients (I'm guessing 50+) it's helpful to have experienced walkers who understand the stresses of an ageing body and advise accordingly.
Great few days on hut to hut in Erhwald. Hotel Alpin was a lovely stop at either end of the walk. Hostess very friendly and welcoming.
We really enjoyed the huts- two very different in character. Wolfrathausen friendly, quiet and great food. Coburger bustling, good hearty food, fantastic setting and we really appreciated having our own room.
Tough but fantastic walking in between huts but we were able to modify routes slightly to make easier
We were a group of 12 family and friends including three US visitors in Ehrwald. For some it was the first Colletts holiday , for others it was our third . To everyone it was "special" . The location, hotel, walking, food and friendliness provided everything we wanted. Cameron, Danni ,Tim, Ted and Kate did everything to ensure success. We split for Easy/Moderate or Moderate/Hard walks and met up once again for Office Hour with the other Colletts guests. We did use Private Taxi from Innsbruck which is a fabulous small airport just 50 minutes away ( but fewer flight options). The Hotel provided good breakfast ( including bacon/eggs option) four course dinners and free wine as well as afternoon tea and cakes. Packed lunches made by the Colletts team also available. The walking was just outstanding with plenty of support and absolutely no pressure. The detailed description at office hour (with appropriate warnings) enabled everyone to make the appropriate choice of difficulty/challenge. Lake walks, wildflower fields, forest climbs, protected paths ( wires/chains) scree running and easy scrambling provided the choice and variety. Dont look at distance just the ascent or time as the best indicators . The only difficulty will be to choose which Colletts location for 2019
My friend and I had the most wonderful holiday in Ehrwald, Austria.
All aspects of it were spot on...the hotel, the food, the beauty of the Austrian Alps and the wonderful led walks.
However, as always, it is your staff that are the icing on the cake. They are warm, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and good company.
We will come again, and will recommend to others too.
As a regular Collett's visitor to the Dolomites this was our first visit to Austria and, whilst it's very different to the Dolomites it is equally majestic with stunning scenery and amazing walks. Massive thanks to Jo, Jack, Katie and the Hotel Hinteregger team for making us so welcome.
The food and company was excellent and I'm sure we'll be back.
Absolutely wonderful holiday in Ehrwald with a spectacularly good Colletts' team.
the walking, especially the hard walks
the location - best walking we have had from a single centre in Austria over the past 12 years visiting
the mountain guides (who are, of course, not mountain guides...) - Dani, Cameron, Tim, Kate and Ted made up an unbelievably good team. Friendly, organised, helpful and with a wonderful knowledge of the local mountains. Not just that, they really could lead - they got us up some walks we would never have done by ourselves: Many thanks to you all.
the hotel - Sonnenspitzen food (and free wine) was very good indeed - better than most Austrian hotels we have stayed in
as a result of the brackets above, we had the lowest bar bill ever for a walking holiday - 6 Euros!
the other guests - fun, lively, different, but united by our love of walking - the evening meals were a real pleasure.
Nothing! We really couldn't fault this holiday.
This being our 4th Collett's adventure. Are second to Ehrwald Austria and it exceeded our expectations, we even had nice weather. It was a fantastic holiday and the scenery on the walks climbing and biking was just breath-taking at times. The Collett's staff Dani, Cam, Tim, Ted and Kate we can’t thank them enough, all of them were amazing. The knowledgeable of the hikes and the area was brilliant. Thank you team! We had the comfort room with a balcony at the Sonnenspitze which over looked the breath-taking mountains and village. The beds were comfy and food was great too. One little note they do run out of English tea at times, I learnt last year and bought some with me. All the hotel staff are really friendly and helpful. An another great holiday thanks to Collett's!
There are few occasions when I am tempted to write testimonials following a holiday. This holiday was different. It was superlative on so many fronts. Firstly, the "leaders" were excellent both in their organisational ability and there knowledge of the abundant flora and fauna. Secondly, the flexibility offered by the itinerary - the range of different walks submitted each day totally satisfied the various fitness abilities of those present. Thirdly, the social skills displayed by all in charge from registration to the sad farewells were exemplary. I do not know who does the interviewing of the potential recruits but he/she certainly knows his /her business. They certainly got everything right when employing Cam, Danni, Ted, Ted and Kate. I could go on but I will finish by saying that - the quality of a company is not always displayed when things go right but rather when things go wrong. A point of particular relevance when one person over estimated his fitness on one of the walks - a situation overcome with care and attention.
Will I be booking again with Collett's? What do you think?
Danni & Cameron were amazing. Totally professional leaders of a quality team. Tim , Ted & Katy were inspiring youngsters. The whole team worked well together. I felt that they all gave 100%. Nothing was too much trouble for any of them.
I particularly liked the fact that the walks were varied in both terrain and ability and that different levels of walking was available on the same day.
I have travelled with many walking companies. This was my first time travelling with Collett's and would certainly use them again.
This was our first walking holiday to Ehrwald Austria and it exceeded our expectations. It was a fantastic holiday and the scenery on the walks was just breathtaking at times. The Collett's staff Dani, Cam, Tim, Ted and Kate we can’t thank them enough, all of them were amazing. They were very knowledgeable of the hikes and the area, great fun to be around and we felt made our holiday brilliant. Thank you team! We had the comfort room with a balcony at the Sonnespitze which over looked the breathtaking mountains and village. The beds were comfy and food was great too. We chose to drive from the UK and stopped off at a couple of lovely villages in Germany having taken the advice of Collett's staff in the UK (Eltville and Altenberg). We can’t wait to book another trip for 2019. Thanks Collett's 😁👍