is a “European mountain lodge” located in the Austrian Alps about three and a half hours from Munich and outside of Salzburg. Your munchkins are happily welcomed here with stuffed animals while you will be greeted with hot or cold drinks, depending on the season. The resort is adjacent to the gondola station serving the slopes of Alpendorf. And, it’s what I consider a “grand hotel.”
Rooms are either double rooms, luxurious suites or family style apartments. Some rooms offer a balcony and all rooms have a mini-bar, safe and flat screen TV. Some of the suites and apartments offer a kitchen. Free Wi-Fi is in all the guestrooms and throughout most of the property. There is no air conditioning at the Hotel Alpina. There is a fitness center, an Asian spa, and free golf at the 9-hole course.
If you are traveling with an infant expect a basket full of handy items like baby wipes, shampoo and the like. And, cribs – as of this writing – are free of charge. The hotel is affiliated with “kinderHotel” which is a group of hotels in Europe featuring quality childcare and kid’s activities onsite. There is usually no extra charge for this service.
The Hotel Alpina Wellness offers a full-meal plan which includes your three meals daily plus an afternoon snack of “kaffee and kuchen.” Expect the resort chef to whip up kiddie pancakes for the children and gourmet omelets made from organic eggs for the adults. The main hotel restaurant offers two seating areas and there is a bar along with an outside terrace to use when the weather is nice. Their bistro offers wood-fire pizzas, soups, salads, gelato, and a variety of Mediterranean dishes. The rustic wine cellar features 250+ wines.
You can fill your days with a large range of seasonal activities and at your daily breakfast you will receive the “Morgenpost” with a list of the day’s activities. You might opt for hiking, a treasure hunt, golf or tennis lessons or a spa treatment. The resort has two indoor tennis courts. Children’s activities start at 9:30am and last until 9:30pm. There is an indoor kid’s swimming pool and an oversize outdoor playground. They even offer baking lessons for the younger travelers and a selection of spa treatments.
This is a perfect resort for winter sports – they offer various ski packages which often include free ski passes for children under 16, discounts for ski rental and the ski school. You can arrange to have children picked up and delivered back to your care after their ski lessons. Tobogganing, ice skating and other winter sports are also available. During the warmer seasons, hiking, biking, river rafting, canyoning, para-sailing and other activities are either on the property or nearby.
Please contact us at 559-324-8150 or visit us at our beautiful Piazza del Fiore location in Fresno (1122 E Champlain), CA to help plan an extraordinary journey to Austria and a stay at the Hotel Alpina Wellness.