One of our favourite places to visit at House of Coco is Austria and their are a million reasons why… Austria is synonymous with beautiful nature, mountains, gently rolling landscapes, pure untreated drinking water in the lakes and mountain springs, uplifting panoramas and a silence broken only by birdsong.
Vienna, Austria’s historic capital, has fast become one of the UK’s top city break destinations. The romantic setting of Salzburg and surrounds provided the background setting for the musical “Sound of Music “attracting many more than the world’s greatest musicians. To sum up, Austria’s great cities are a fantastic destination for a spring or summer break and the countryside in between is simply unforgettable.
AUSTRIA’S FINEST Experience Hotels are a selection of small, but exclusive hotels offering affordable luxury. Ranging from the formidable Hotel Sacher, with it’s world famous cake, the Sacher Torte, right next to the Opera House in Vienna, to an insiders and celebrities favourite country retreat, the Biohotel Stanglwirt in Tyrol’s Wilder Kaiser. A new member hotel is the Hotel Central in beautiful Sӧlden, ideal for a relaxation and wellness break with its unique 1,500 m2 water world. A precious little family gem not to be misses is the Gartenhotel Theresia. There is so much to do and when it’s time to be pampered Theresia’s Mountain Green Spa is magnificent and so is the food.
For a break at a lake relax at the Weisse Rӧssle at beautiful Lake Wolfgang with its own heated pool inside a natural lake and an outdoor Jacuzzi. Try luxury at the traditional Salzburgerhof located splendidly at lake Zell am See where award winning 5 – course meals will be served with an amazing landscape thrown in. This is to name but a few. Explore the calming effect of a lakeside holiday, take a sailboat out for the day, or enjoy a cultural excursion – there’s plenty of choice. A great place to take the kids is the Karawankenhof in Carinthia. Here they have the best in water fun whilst parents get pampered. The Hotel Trattlerhof is for families who want to be close to animals and horses. Kids can take riding lessons or find a lot to explore whilst, a new romantic dining experience for the grown ups is just being created. There are many more hotels with different activities to explore.
Not only will you be able to enjoy the finest, freshest organic food in all these hotels, but you will find a multitude of outdoor activities to enjoy, whether you fancy a city break, or whether you prefer to be more in touch with nature. If you prefer your grass trimmed why not try yourself at a round of golf on one of Austria’s many prestigious courses. Whatever your interest, experts will help you perfect many new skills. Organised group activities provide opportunities to meet like-minded people.
Food is an integral part of your holiday. Much produce is locally sourced and often grown or made by the hotels to produce culinary delights. If you get the opportunity to lend a hand with making local cheese or baking bread, it will doubtless increase your appreciation of these local specialties. Round this off with a wine- tasting experience and your taste buds will be truly spoilt. Immerse yourself in a host of splendid festivals in Austria’s capital, Vienna, or Salzburg, where there is plenty of history and architecture to enjoy. If you’ve overdosed on culture, just watch the world go by in one of Vienna’s many famous coffee houses. You can hit the slopes in Soelden, where the latest 007 was filmed this year.
If you simply want to chill out then staying in one of these spa’s is an ideal way to give your body and mind a treat. Spa therapies often incorporate tried-and-tested products made from local ingredients for effective, unique and unusual treatments. The best Alpine spa experience combines indoors and outdoors. Beyond the hotel walls lie myriad ways to complement spa treatments with fun, healthy exercise in the spiritually uplifting setting of lush green slopes and clear sapphire skies.
For more information on AUSTRIA’S FINEST Experience Hotels or to download a brochure please visit:
austria.info.uk/experience where you can enter to WIN a trip to Vienna…