This hotel is situated in a lovely area of southern Styria. The countryside and general ambience of the area are perfect for a quiet and relaxing holiday. On one of the many hills overlooking valleys here someone has purchased a piece of land and built a hotel.
This hotel looks totally out of place with the rest of the buildings and fits in as much as a speedboat on a railway. It is supposed to have been designed but I am pretty certain that the architect was either drunk or blind or both or just blind drunk. It is simply an eyesore.
On entering the hotel you may be a little surprised as there are black metal shelving units with some Ikea chairs and sofas. The shelving units hold a few wine bottle …presumably because this is after all a wine region. The hotel lobby looks more like an old army warehouse or storage area with a few seats scattered about for effect.
Going behind the lobby there was a lovely dining room which was very well presented, but empty apart from one little girl being interviewed for a job by one of the many managers. The dining room was open and bright and everything was perfectly set out but it all looked kind of cheap and fake.
The path alongside to the lift and toilets was tiled with dark green tiles in a sheet form and white tiles running above. Very reminiscent of either a swimming pool from the 1950s or perhaps a butchers shop, simply without the meat.
We ordered drinks in the lobby just to get the feel of the place and basically had a look around.
The drinks arrived and the service was excellent and the prices I am told were actually quite reasonable for this sort of establishment. However I feel that in a wine region a glass of wine should be if anything cheap, and not cost per glass over the UK bottle price. No wonder they hardly ever sell Austrian wine in UK supermarkets anymore. 4.50 for a Muskateller and 5.50 for a glass of Muskateller Sekt ….you can make up your own mind.
However we all know the clientele type here and in the car park were the obligatory BMW X6 and Porsche 911s. Pretending that this was quality and how life should be enjoyed.
I enjoy life too and hence will not be returning here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The LOISIUM Wine & Spa Resort Südsteiermark is the hot spot for wine lovers, connoisseurs and all those who are looking for a very special wine spa experience. Located at the beginning of the South Styrian Wine Route, you can enjoy a magnificent view from here. In the middle of the vineyards, guests can expect extraordinary architecture, design and a distinctive lifestyle. Fine and personal is the Wine Spa of the hotel. It extends over 1400 m² and offers a year-round heated outdoor pool, sauna area and a particularly high-quality range of the best Aveda and Comfort Zone beauty treatments as well as massages. You can also relax with the culinary variety that the Südsteiermark restaurant Weinkuchl has to offer. Fresh ingredients from the region make up unique compositions on the plates and harmonize perfectly with the Styrian wine. -- Das LOISIUM Wine & Spa Resort Südsteiermark ist der Hot Spot für Weinliebhaber, Genießer und all jene, die ein ganz besonderes Wine-Spa-Erlebnis suchen. Am Beginn der Südsteirischen Weinstraße gelegen, genießt man von hier aus einen prachtvollen Ausblick. Inmitten der Weingärten erwartet die Gäste außergewöhnliche Architektur, Design und ein unverwechselbarer Lifestyle. Fein und persönlich ist das Wine Spa des Hotels. Es erstreckt sich über 1400 m² und bietet einen ganzjährig beheizten Outdoorpool, Saunalandschaft und ein besonders hochwertiges Angebot an besten Aveda und Comfort Zone Beauty- und Winetreatments sowie Massagen. Entspannen kann man auch bei der kulinarischen Vielfalt, die das Restaurant Weinkuchl zu bieten hat. Frische Zutaten aus der Region zaubern einzigartige Kompositionen auf die Teller und harmonieren mit den Weinen aus der Südsteiermark. Zahlreiche Ausflugsangebote, Packages und Programme fur jede Jahreszeit, E-Bike und Radverleih, werden im Hotel direkt angeboten. Ein Konferenzzentrum mit 7 Räumen fur bis zu 200 Teilnehmer bietet darüber hinaus viel Platz für Meetings und Events. ... more less
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