Hotel Spotlight: Gartenhotel Theresia, Saalbach Hinterglemm
Located in Saalbach Hinterglemm, within the Austrian province of SalzburgerLand, Gartenhotel Theresia is perfectly positioned for sumptuous winter holidays in a glorious alpine setting. Its sophisticated rooms, extensive spa, swimming pools, relaxation areas, ski-in ski-out access and multi-award-winning restaurant make it the premium option for mountainside escapes.
A family-owned and run hotel passed down through generations, read on to discover why Gartenhotel Theresia should be front of minds for holidays in the snow.
Choosing a room
All of Gartenhotel Theresia's 53 rooms are designed to promote maximum relaxation, combining the snug elements of a traditional Alpine getaway with a distinctly modern flair. Designer fabrics, contemporary art, oak floors and three styles of furnishings create a cozy yet elegant atmosphere. With rooms ranging from 20m² to 80m², there's an ideal for every trip, from romantic getaways to big family holidays. All rooms have balconies from which to enjoy views out to the surrounding nature.
Rest and relaxation
Spend some time in the panorama gym before a dip in the outdoor pool and jacuzzi, or follow up a swim amongst dragonflies in the natural pond with a pine sauna and steam bath. Massages, wraps and beauty treatments are all on offer at the Mountain Green Spa to help you feel your best during your stay. Outside of the spa, guests can enjoy the peace of the hotel library, leisurely browse the hotel's extensive art collection or warm their feet at an open fire and enjoy a glass of wine at the bar.
Ski in, Ski out
Hotel Theresia’s incredible location in Skicirus Saalbach Hinterglemm is unsurpassable, with its own dedicated ski run, the ‘Theresia-Abfahrt’, leading right up to the front door. Guests of intermediate and expert level are invited to join their hosts for free guided days on the slopes, and it’s one of only 15 hotels to receive five stars from the Winter Sport Hotel Austria 2019 board. There are few better bases from which to explore the immense ski region's 270km of pistes, snow parks, fun slopes and free-ride trails.
Food and drink
Gourmands will find a haven here, thanks to the hotel's highly awarded Kleines Restaurant, which serves creative dishes made using only the best regional and organic produce. Breakfast is hearty with farmers bread, home-marinated salmon and alpine cheese, lunch serves up hearty soups, fresh salads and seasonal fruits, and dinner is an extravaganza of five to seven courses. Those with dietary requirements are never overlooked, and delicious, lovingly crafted vegan dishes are always on offer.
The hotel's dedication to sustainable practices can be found at every turn, from the use of local, seasonal and organic foods, as well as fresh spring water from the hotel grounds, to energy-saving lightbulbs and careful recycling. Heat generated by the hotel is recaptured and used to heat the pools, while all electricity comes from sustainable sources such as hydroplanes, wind farms and biomass. For its commitments, Gartenhotel Theresia has received awards and labels such as the Green Toque and the Austria Bio Guarantee.
Arrival and prices
Guests can now travel to Gartenhotel Theresia in Saalbach Hinterglemm by train, cutting the carbon emissions of the journey by up to 80%. The AlpenExpress stops at Zell am See Station, which is less than one hour from the hotel. When arriving by plane, Gartenhotel Theresia is one and a half hours by car from Salzburg Airport. During winter, flights run direct to Salzburg from 13 different UK airports. Rooms at Gartenhotel Theresia start at €163.00 per person per night during the winter season. Discounted rates for children range from €0.00 to €134.00 depending on age.
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