We just returned from 9 fabulous nights at the Hotel Goldener Berg. We stayed over New Years Eve/first week of January.
Here's my comments broken out in sections:
Location: ski in-ski out, 200metres uphill from the centre of Oberlech villiage, chairlift and ski school. Oberlech is a charming, quiet, rather exclusive, car-free mini villiage with a handful of hotels.
Arrival: You can access only via cable car, so its important to understand the arrival instructions, where to take your luggage and how to find the hotel via the tunnel when you arrive at the top of the cable car station. Be prepared for a moderate uphill walk in the snow or via the concrete underground tunnel - follow the signs. Its 200metres but would not be easy with very young children or for people with mobility issues.
Staff and service:
Hotel is family run with personal attention of the charming Daniella and her excellent staff - the service is very professional, attentive, friendly and no request is too much trouble.
The standard of cuisine was excellent and quite exceptional. Many places offering "Half Board" promise superior quality have been disappointing. The dining at GoldenerBerg was excellent so do not hesitate to book the Half Board.
The breakfast buffet was amazing with a huge array of options beautifully presented plus the choice of ordering cooked breakfast ala carte. The Dine Around package gives the choice of different restaurants/menus with no fewer than 4 courses. The wine list was extensive and they hosted a wine tasting in the cellar that we head was wonderful but we did not attend.
We were lucky enough to enjoy the New Years Eve extravaganza dinner, which was amazing.
Seven courses, live music, dancing and fireworks viewed from the terrace.Unfortunately we did not realise the dinner was formal in dress code, so we were in jeans and smart casual, but it did not seem to be an issue.
Decorated in modern Austrian style the rooms were very good. Very comfortable beds with down comforters, flat screen TV, views of the slopes.
Fantastic spa with very modern design, wonderful view and excellent amenities. The outdoor jacuzzi "Panorama" was a highlight - often quite busy after all the skiers returned and the kids joined in!
Whilst its a small hotel (not sure exactly, maybe 45 rooms) and we were there during peak busy season, the hotel never felt full or crowded. Many guests seemed to know each other and after a few nights we started to meet a few other families. Many people we met have returned to the hotel for Christmas/New Year several times - some as many as 9 times in a row.
I had the impression were were very lucky to find a room the New Years week given the large number of repeat visits and advance bookings.
This is an expensive hotel during peak times, but was comparable to other options of similar location/offerings.
But its cost-value equation for us seemed about right. If you love skiing then you know how important convenience and location is.We had amazing snow and lots of fresh powder...this combined with the attentive service and excellent dining made it feel worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at 1,700 metres above sea level on a plateau high above Lech, this family-run hotel of the 4-star superior category is directly at the slopes of the Arlberg ski area, which is the biggest skiing resort in Austria. Hotel Goldener Berg offers modern rooms and suites with Alpine charm, which combine a cosy ambience with luxurious furnishings.With its large windows and natural materials such as granite and wood, the 500 m² Alpin Spa offers a very natural ambience. Here you will find an outdoor Jacuzzi, an indoor pool, various saunas and relaxation rooms, a fitness room, and a beauty and massage department. There you will be pampered with beauty products made from edelweiss from the hotel's own Almstern brand.Every evening Hotel Goldener Berg lets you choose from the culinary delights in 4 different restaurants. Half-board is possible at an additional cost and must be booked before arrival and for the entire stay. The wine cellar offers a wide selection of fine wines.In the mornings, afternoon and evenings the hotel offers professional child care in the Kids Club. Activities include children's shows, fashion shows, torchlight hikes, many sports and games, as well as lunch and dinner (children's buffet). Cribs and baby monitors are available.The 2 big panorama sun terraces afford beautiful views of the surrounding Lechtal Alps.The cable car, which operates until late at night, takes you to the centre of Lech in only 7 minutes.The ski school and a practice hill are only a few metres away from Hotel Goldener Berg. ... more less
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