Nothing less to say about the Bergwelt than “amazing”!
We travel around Europe every year for ski vacations, and never understood why people come back to the same place when there are so many options to explore. But the Bergwelt as a hotel and Obergurgl as a resort made us understand, and we already booked our return to the Bergwelt for 2015.
Service: seems to be the motto in the Bergwelt. Staff at all levels and areas of the hotel were friendly, helpful and willing to fulfil any request just to make our stay more enjoyable. Be it the greeting with a drink upon check-in, bar and restaurant staff with an A-class service, rooms that were left immaculately clean everyday upon our return from the mountain, bar staff, child care and the list goes on and on. Service was 5-star and beyond at this hotel.
Facilities: similar to service, the Bergwelt facilities present a magical balance between fine luxury and attention to detail, yet in a very homey comfortable ambiance. The spa is first class, with indoor and an outdoor heated pool that were a major attraction for the family after a long day of skiing. The Bar is great, very stylish, yet inviting and cosy. And our room was one of the best we’ve been to in years overall, the best ever compared to other ski vacations. We had the C2 suite for a family of 4 (2 adults, and children aged 4 and 9). The room was modern, fresh and beautifully designed, with a partition for the parents’ area and 2 beds in the living area for the children. It wasn’t huge in terms of space, but fitted perfectly for purpose, including an area to hang ski cloths, etc. We were shown a larger room on our floor, which also looks great, including a kitchen area and lounge, but we will probably stick to the C2 next year also – it’s our favourite.
Dining: food at the Bergwelt is amazing. Breakfast had all the choice one can ever imagine, sending us all to a great day on the slopes. And dinner was beyond our wildest expectations – endless variety of themes, and options every night. The food was fresh, and we had vegetarians and meat eaters alike in our party, all enjoyed the great variety and new dishes and options every day.
Obergurgl: about an hour’s drive away from Innsbruck airport (a little under 100km), a beautiful little resort. If you are looking for wild nightlife and apre’ ski, this probably isn’t the best choice. However if you are into a family skiing holiday with kids, it’s perfect. Small enough to walk everywhere, upscale but not pretentious, the best snow in the Alps probably because it’s one of the highest resorts. For children and beginners, it’s probably one of the best resorts, with a great ski school and a wide variety of easy and intermediate slops. For more advanced skiers the choices are not endless, but there is a lot of good off-piste and nearby Hochgurgel that is linked with a gondola provides many more great runs. We had in our party skiers of all ages and levels of ability – from first-timers (4, 7, 9 year-olds and adults), to advanced skiers (who also had the option of going to nearby Solden for the day). Everyone had found themselves and had the best time.
So for us – we are already counting the days until we return to the Bergwelt again.
A word for those travelling without children: We travelled to the Bergwelt together with other families (with children ranging from 3 years-old to early teens), and see it as our parental duty to mind our children, keep them well-behaved, polite and to never interfere or intrude on other guests’ vacation time. Sadly, some parents seem to forget this duty when going on holiday, and it frustrates us also at times when parents do not control their children. However, children do speak, like to run around and can at times be a bit louder than adults when excited. Unforgiving adults who seem to constantly look around for reasons to get annoyed by children should also relax and be more understanding (for their own benefit of enjoying their own vacation, first and foremost…).
Having said that, some parents should probably control their children more (as a general rule), but the Bergwelt does not deserve any negative criticism whatsoever in that respect. The staff and hotel actually do everything within their power to maintain the luxury/family-friendly balance, and it works. Children have their own play areas, a kids club, separate dinner, activities before, during and after dinner and more. The wellness area does have a bottom floor for adults only (which is fantastic), and when we were at the common spa area (with indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzi, etc.) all the children (others, although I would like to think that ours’ also) were very well behaved and never bothered anyone. This extends beyond the wellness area to the rest of all hotel common areas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located next to the ski slope and only a few steps away from the village centre, our hotel is situated on a sun plateau above Obergurgl.A member of “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”, Hotel Bergwelt offers beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding Ötztal Alps.The luxurious spa affords breathtaking mountain views and features various steam baths, divers meditation and relaxing areas, several saunas, a hammam and a infrared cabine . Additional we offer a seperate Ladies Spa.The beauty farm provides a wide range of relaxing beauty treatments, as well as classical and Asian wellness treatments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bergwelt Hotel Obergurgl