AUSTRIA?S FINEST Experience Hotels
An experience is generally derived from a first-hand personal encounter or observance. From this, impressions are formed, memories are made, and, many times, we are left inspired. It is our great pleasure to introduce a small but select collection of hotels which quietly stand out for their location, dedicated service, and outstanding facilities. A holiday at AUSTRIA?S FINEST Experience Hotels is one you won?t soon forget, leaving you with so much more than just fantastic photos.
Our delight is yours
A happy guest means a happy host, and in a country that?s well-known for its splendid hospitality, AUSTRIA?S FINEST Experience Hotels are only too pleased to help make your holiday one to remember. All are in exceptional settings, embrace tradition while unafraid of modern touches, treat you to the freshest ingredients prepared by world-class chefs, offer the perfect starting point for outdoor recreation or sightseeing, and adhere to a ?tread gently? eco-philosophy. It?s a convenient and direct two-hour flight to Austria from several UK gateways, so the only thing that could prove challenging is choosing where to go…this time.
In the rugged, yet easily accessible landscape of the all-season Wilder Kaiser resort region, the Hauser family has been welcoming guests for over a hundred years. Although this uniquely designed hotel blends picturesquely into its setting, it?s a true stand out when it comes to eco-friendly living. All 175 rooms and suites are furnished with natural materials and the hotel itself is built entirely out of Austrian wood. This proud organic philosophy continues at mealtime with all cheese and meats produced on the hotel farm and water coming from the Stanglwirt?s own natural spring. Hotel highlights: 6 restaurants, spa/waterworld area with 3 pools, 13 treatment rooms and relaxation area with shark aquarium, 14 tennis courts, and Lipizzaner horse farm.
Interalpen- Hotel Tyrol
Pinch yourself; this gem of a hotel situated on a stunning plateau near Seefeld in the heart of the Tirolean Alps, will capture your holiday imagination well before you even ascend its grand staircase complete with sparkling chandeliers. The luxurious 5-star Interalpen-Hotel, with its 282 rooms/suites/apts, is a member of Leading Hotels of the World, and its award-winning head chef Christoph Zangerl has been accredited by Gault Millau each of the last three years. Hotel highlights: indoor golf facility including driving range, free nursery 9am-7pm (3yrs +), 5,000m2 spa area, Chef?s Table, all rooms with balcony.
Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl
Located at 1,930m above sea level, the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl is the largest hotel in the popular Tirolean resort of Obergurgl. Nature enthusiasts and those looking for recreation, look no further ? the ski lift directly adjacent to the hotel whisks you off to a 3000m peak paradise; skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and views to lose yourself in. Well-reputed throughout the region for its excellent restaurant, foodies are also well catered for! Hotel highlights: 132 rooms/suites, doorstep ski, part of the Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski area, 1,200m? Glacier Spa and wellness oasis, indoor riding arena.
Naturhotel Chesa Valisa
Awarded ?best ecological hotel in Europe 2011? by GEO-Saison travel magazine, this charming alpine retreat in Vorarlberg?s Kleinwalsertal valley proves that tradition and updated architectural design can seamlessly mix. From its earliest beginnings 500 years ago as a simple farmhouse, the Naturhotel today offers its guests 50 rooms including junior suites and apartments, and a spa area offering a host of treatments with a speciality in Ayurveda. Hotel highlights: heated outdoor swimming pool, organic cuisine, doorstep hiking trails, wine tasting.
Hotel Hollmann Beletage
Explore beautiful Vienna from this chic boutique hotel with its fresh, minimalistic feel, tucked away in a quiet back street of the historic old town. Put the map away because it?s only a 2 minute walk to the famous Stephansdom at the heart of the city?s famous pedestrian shopping street, and an easy stroll to the imposing Viennese Opera House for a hearty cultural helping. Back at the hotel the restaurant will spoil you with delicious dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. Alternatively, the Hollman Salon just around the corner and set in the most beautiful, peaceful baroque courtyard is heaven on earth for gourmet lovers of?lucallan and aesthetic experiences. Organic, regional and seasonal are the 3 pillars that make up the delicious cuisine. Hotel highlight: The hotel offers a cooking class, teaching you how to preserve fresh organic produce.
Located just a stone?s throw from Tirol?s Lake Achensee, this superior hotel is not only a real draw for water sport lovers, but also for those who simply want to indulge themselves in ?holiday mode?. Whether you have an active day in this ideal mountain and lake setting, or a lazy (and well-deserved!) day at the hotel?s well-appointed spa, at the Wiesenhof you?ll be a welcomed guest and a departing friend. Hotel highlights: many rooms with lake views, spa with signature Tirolean shale oil bath, indoor golf simulator, horse stables.
Im Weissen R?ssl (the White Horse Inn)
A romantic lakeside getaway on Lake Wolfgang in the attractive Salzkammergut region, and, for a bit of trivia, you can say you?ve stayed at the hotel that inspired an operetta. This year, this family run retreat (now, in its fifth generation), with 105 rooms/suites/apts, celebrates its 100th anniversary with many special events and experiences for guests to enjoy. Hotel highlights: all-season heated 30?C lake pool, 1,500m2 wellness and spa area, great location for day trips to Salzburg, Hallstatt/salt mines, Dachstein ice caves, Bad Ischl.