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Breakfast is served in a cozy room on the first floor. There is also a business room equipped with a fax machine. The hotel is centrally located near the tourist office.

Daily Rates: Singles 260 to 310 AS ($21-$24), doubles 520 to 620 AS ($41-$48)
Contact: Karl and Martha Felbermayr, Gästehaus Martha, Durst 267, A-6290 Mayrhofen, tel./fax +43 5285/62324
Rating: Quality 13/20, Value 17/20

Hotel-Pension Edenlehen

In a slightly less central location lies another good value: the three-star Hotel-Pension Edenlehen, overseen by the energetic 23-year old Andreas Hundsbichler and his wife, Irmgard. Together, they tend to 34 double rooms and four singles, plus a restaurant, wine cellar, sauna, and solarium.

The front lobby welcomes guests with a breakfast room flooded with morning sunshine, a fireplace and a small bar. Guestrooms are quite simple in decor, but all feature balconies, TV, and phone. South-facing rooms have larger windows that offer a view of the neighboring town of Finkenberg and the end of the Ziller Valley. Rooms to the north have a view of Mayrhofen and the Penken gondola, but the windows are smaller, which makes the rooms a bit darker. All bathrooms are modern with bathtubs, but the lighting won't be sufficient for tough critics.

Parking is plentiful, as the Edenlehen is just a 10-minute walk from the town center at the edge of a field that is the site of the Yahoi Mountain Festival. Paragliders float down into the valley to land right in front of the hotel and then come in to share a cup of coffee or a shot of sour apple Schnapps with the Hundsbichler family.

The Edenlehens only foreseeable drawback is for those traveling sans children. The place is very family-friendly and Andreas and Irmgard's four young children are very much in evidence. Still, a member of the tourist office staff told us her own parents like the Edenlehen best of any place they've stayed in Mayrhofen.

Daily Rates: Singles 460 to 660 AS ($36-$52), doubles 920 to 1320 AS ($72-$102)
Contact: Andreas & Irmgard Hundsbichler, Hotel-Pension Edenlehen, Rauchenwald 676, A-6290 Mayrhofen, tel +43 5285/2300, fax 2300 15
Rating: Quality 11/20, Value 14/20