Mary, Ellen and Brian-Monaghan, Ireland
I have just returned from a wonderful two week holiday in the Austrian Tyrol with my two children aged 7 and 8. We stayed in the Edelweiss and Gurgl Hotel in the picturesque village of Obergurgl . It was my first time taking my kids abroad as a solo parent,and we had never been on a walking holiday before . I set out with a little trepidation. I need not have worried. The hotel was wonderful- warm friendly staff, child friendly, amazing food, cosy room, and views to die for. The surrounding scenery was breathtaking, and my children quickly adapted to donning their little hiking boots, and off we set on our daily adventures to explore this beautiful corner of Austria.I must make a mention of Karina, our wonderful waitress who welcomed us warmly each morning and evening, along with her assistant, Christina. Together the made our Irish contingent feel like kings and queens. Such hospitality is rare. We especially loved Friday evenings when every sort of dessert imaginable was sumptiously displayed a la buffet for our consumption. we also enjoyed visiting the lower valley villages, in particular Langenfeld with its amazing Aquadome facilities. On August 15, we awoke to loud cannon fire and Church bells peeling wildly throughout the mountains. To our relief, we discovered it was tradition to herald in the Feast of the Immaculate Conception! An amazing procession followed through the village with the local people in traditional Austrian costume, cannon fire, rifle shots into the air, prayers in German and Latin, followed by a beer fest and brass band in the village centre. A perfect way to end our holiday! Greetings to Rosie and Paul- hopefully we will see you next year!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LIVE THE HIGH LIFE ON HOLIDAY Your four-star hotel in Obergurgl at 1930m Nestling between lush green meadows and the towering peaks of the Ötztal Alps, in the centre of the idyllic mountain village of Obergurgl, lies the four-star Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl. Surrounded by no fewer than 21 mountains over 3000m, guests can look forward to a memorable holiday, including: peace and quiet from the moment you arrive,fine four-star service in an exclusive atmosphere,excellent food and drink in our award-winning restaurant,relaxation in the hotel's own 1200m² Glacier Spa,the highest riding stables in Austria with a glass front offering magnificent views,top rental equipment from the hotel's own sports shop,and much more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Edelweiss And Gurgl
- Hotel Edelweiss Gurgl
- Edelweiss Gurgl Hotel