Brandnertal offers a wide range of accommodation from 4 star hotels to guest houses and self catering, with something to suit every budget. There are more than 3,000 available guest beds in the valley, and as a general rule, prices are lower than bigger Austrian resorts.
Brandnertal is very popular with Swiss visitors, both for ski weeks and weekend breaks. There are very few English speaking guests around – a far cry from the 80’s when 300-400 British skiers every week would arrive on tour operator packages. The strong family credentials of Brandnertal are demonstated by the Family Friendly accreditation given to qualifying properties, such as the Hotel Lagant in Brand.
Hotels, Apartments and Guesthouses in Brand
Most of the available accommodation is in Brand, which is the bigger of the two resort villages of Brandnertal. Many of the hotels in Brand are along the main road which winds its way from one end of the village to the other. Several hotels are close enough to walk to the main Dorfbahn gondola, but in any event the frequent ski bus is a convenient way to get to the lift of your choice, wherever you choose to stay.
There are no fewer than seven 4-star hotels in Brand offering full service, including bars and restaurants, and Wellness facilities for guests. Of these, six are fairly central, and the seventh, the Hotel Zimba is on the outskirts of the village on the road to Bűrserberg. This prime cluster of hotels vary in size, style and location, and so it is important to make the right choice.
The Hotel Lagant, which is a ski to the door hotel and just steps away from the Dorfbahn gondola is a full on family hotel, and therefore not a good choice for a romantic getaway! On the other hand the traditional elegance of the Hotel Scesaplana or the modern chic of the Walliserhof would be perfect choices for a touch of romance.
Perhaps the best location of all belongs to the newly and strikingly renovated Hotel Sarotla, which is directly across the road from the Dorfbahn gondola and handy for the popular Heudoba bar next door. Nearby is the Valavier Aktivresort, a haven for those who haven’t spent all of their energy on the slopes, as there are many indoor sports facilities on property.
The Sporthotel Beck is another family hotel, and in addition to its many facilities, is also located next to Kinderland in the heart of Brand. On the ouskirts of the village lies the Hotel Zimba, and for guest convenience, the hotel runs its own shuttle to Dorfbahn.
There is a wide selection of 3 and 2 star hotels, as well as many guest houses offering bed & breakfast and self catering options. The modern Abina apartments in Brand offer spacious and stylish self-catering accommodation for 2-6 people in 37-75m² apartments.
Hotels, Apartments and Guesthouses in Bűrserberg
In Bűrserberg, the choice of accommodation is more limited, as Bűrserberg is a lot smaller than Brand. However, the Bűrserberg ski lifts are very quiet in the morning, and some hotels are within easy reach, especially those at Tschengla, and otherwise the ski bus can be taken either to Brand or to the Bűrserberg Einhornbahn chairlift.
Tschengla, above Bűrserberg, is the location of a scenic plateau at 1,250 m, popular for its cross country skiing opportunities and access to the upper lifts of Bűrserberg. A sprinkling of hotels is found here including the classy 4-star Schillerkopf Alpinresort, the 3-star Dunza and 3-star Burtschahof. All three are full service hotels and the Schillerkopf also has Wellness facilities.
Further down the mountain, in the valley, The 4-star Hotel Taleu, located on the main road from Bűrserberg to Brand, is a smart, full service hotel. Facilities include bar, restaurant, cellar bar with occasional nightly entertainment and Wellness.
Close to the church of Bűrserberg, the 3-star Hotel Schafle is a simple, friendly, family run hotel with a traditional restaurant/stube where guest and locals mix in the evening. The Schafle is just a few minutes walk from the Einbahn chair, and 5 minutes from the Taleu.