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Kristiania Lech

Lech, Austria
  • Sitting underneath the Omeshorn Mountain peak, the Austrian village of Lech is blessed with access to more than 260km of snowy piste. Being located close to the nearest lifts, the Kristiania Lech hotel couldn’t make getting to the slopes any easier. In addition to accommodating staff that are happy to share their extensive knowledge of the slopes, the hotel provides cosy bedroom suites, a fine-dining restaurant and a charming bar lounge complete with open fireplace.

    • Each room is very differentKristiania Lech
      Each room is very different
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      Relax and enjoy
    • The hotel at duskKristiania Lech
      The hotel at dusk
    • The fabulous loungeKristiania Lech
      The fabulous lounge
    • Find the room that feels most like homeKristiania Lech
      Find the room that feels most like home
    • Bar LoungeKristiania Lech
      Bar Lounge
    • Suite 37Kristiania Lech
      Suite 37
    • Luxury SuiteKristiania Lech
      Luxury Suite
    • Not your average hotelKristiania Lech
      Not your average hotel
    • Cosy luxuryKristiania Lech
      Cosy luxury
    • Outdoor pamperingKristiania Lech
      Outdoor pampering
    • Blue sky winter daysKristiania Lech
      Blue sky winter days
    • Fireworks over LechKristiania Lech
      Fireworks over Lech
    • Wonderful staffKristiania Lech
      Wonderful staff
    • In room spa serviceKristiania Lech
      In room spa service
    • Boutique style Kristiania Lech
      Boutique style
    • The Omeshorn over LechKristiania Lech
      The Omeshorn over Lech
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      Decor detail

    What to love

    What to know

    • Each one of Kristiania Lech’s 29 bedrooms and suites is entirely unique in terms of décor and furnishings – though they do all share a warm, cosy atmosphere, as well as the spectacular mountain views.
    • The hotel has a boutique ‘Seventies Spa’ area, which is perfect for rejuvenating after a long old day on the slopes. Featuring a sauna, whirlpool and solarium – a massage service is also available.
    • Kristiania Lech prizes itself on its private collection of international artwork exhibited throughout the hotel. The resort’s close connection with the art world is unlike any other location in Lech.
    • Guests may need to book in advance to ensure a table at ‘The Kristiania’ restaurant.
    • The hotel’s ski butler service will provide any information and knowledge on the slopes and equipment.
    • Kristiania Lech offers a Ski Nanny service – who will accompany young children to the Lech Ski School and meet them once their lessons have finished.
    • The boutique hotel has the perfect location for an abundance of skiing activities: just a ten-minute walk from the nearest ski lifts, as well as sitting at the start of the cross-country ski run

    About this property

    • Gazing across Lech’s snow-topped village centre and the momentous Alps, the boutique Kristiania Lech hotel is a beautiful, as well as practical, ski stay. Located just a short shuttle ride from the nearest lifts, guests can stay wrapped up in bed a little longer before the morning’s ski lessons. The cross-country ski run also starts just a short distance from the hotel’s front door, as well as the shops and restaurants located in the nearby village centre being easy to get to.

      Inside, Kristiania Lech creates a haven from the snow, with particular emphasis placed on the hotel’s impressive collection of international artwork, which transport its guests a million miles from the wintry outdoors. The hotel’s boutique bedrooms are as stylish as they are cosy – each room has its own unique design and colour scheme, using soft furnishings to create an intimate alpine character.

      The Kristiania restaurant is the perfect dining spot for authentic Austrian inspired food. Prepared under a canopied cooking range and served across the restaurant’s three dining rooms, every mealtime is something to be look forward to. The hotel’s private art collection adorns the dining room walls, while the large windows reveal the spectacular views over Lech and Arlberg.

      The hotel has plenty of comfy social spots. Kaminzimmer serves fine light dining in an intimate setting – pick a table next to the fireplace and sample something from the hotel’s wine cellar. A sophisticated bar and lounge area is well suited for warming up after a day in the cold, serving afternoon teas and evening cocktails.

      For guests wishing to rejuvenate their body as well as soul, Kristiania Lech has a quiet ‘Seventies Spa’ area. Designed with a sauna, whirlpool, tranquility area and solarium, it’s easy to unwind after a day out in the cold. A premium massage service is also available.

    • The 29 luxurious rooms and suites at the Kristiania have been exquisitely designed to offer guests their own personal haven in which to retreat and relax.  Each room has its own individual style and character decorated with original pieces of art and striking yet tasteful colours, and give guests the feel of staying in  a private residence rather than a hotel.

      All rooms feature a telephone, television, safe, complimentary Wifi and the full range of Kristiania amenities. A butler service is available.

      Single Room: Single rooms offer a classic elegance furnished with antiques and fine art and feature village or mountain views and a queen size bed. Single rooms are approx. 18-25m2. Rooms with a balcony or interconnecting to a Double Room, Junior Suite or Suite are available on request.

      Double Room: Double rooms also combine elegant furnishings with antiques and fine art to provide a sophisticated yet homely feel. The rooms feature a double or two single beds and mountain or village views. Double Rooms are approx. 25-30m2.

      Junior Suite: Spacious rooms with a distinctly Austrian style featuring an elegant display of contemporary art as their centrepiece. Junior suites feature either one double or two single beds and are approx. 35-40m2. Junior Suites interconnecting to a Single Room, Double Room or the Duplex Suite are available on request.

      Deluxe Suite: An Alpine Suite featuring a working fireplace and magnificent views of the surrounding mountain peaks. The contemporary suite features antiques, original contemporary art and a king size bed with a handcrafted headboard and Austrian cashmere comforters.

    • Families are very welcome at the Kristiania.  Many of the rooms fit cots and extra beds and interconnecting rooms are available on request.

      Ski Nanny Service: The hotel’s Ski Nanny Service is available to children booked into Lech Kindergarten or Ski School. The Ski Nanny will accompany children to ski school and ensure that the children are prepared for their day on the slopes leaving parents free to head off and catch the first lift. At the end of the day, the Ski Nanny will collect children from ski school and take them back to the hotel where they can enjoy snacks and hot chocolate in the lounge before parents collect them at 5pm.

      Baby Sitting: Baby Sitting can be arranged on request.

      Children’s Meals: The hotel provides children’s menus and high chairs on request and also provides a children’s turn down service, minibar and children’s afternoon tea.

    • Restaurants: Dining at the Kristiania is an exquisite experience with several excellent dining options from which to choose. The restaurant features three dining rooms adorned with paintings and artwork from the hotel’s private collection and boasting magnificent views over Lech and the Arlberg. Excellent Austrian inspired cuisine is complimented by the hotel’s magnificent wine collection. The Kaminzimmer restaurant provides a nostaligic Alpine ambience and offers a more relaxed dining experience centred around an open fire place.

      The Rote Bar and Lounge in-keeping with the rest of the hotel, is decorated with antiques, artworks and sumptuous furnishings and even features a Steinway piano. The bar and lounge provides a convivial atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy a drink with fellow guests as well as  light lunches and afternoon tea which is served here during the day. From February to beyond Easter, guests can also enjoy drinks and lunches on the bar’s sunny terrace.

      Spa: The Kristiania provides guests a small but charming spa in which to relax featuring a sauna, Jacuzzi and a relaxation room. Massage treatments are available.

      Internet Access: Wifi internet access is provided in public areas and guest rooms throughout the hotel.

      Additional Facilities: The hotel also features an art gallery, gift shop and a library.

    • Toboggan run: Lech is home to a popular illuminated toboggan run, providing an exhilarating experience for all the family.

      Paragliding: For a truly unique glimpse of Lech and the alpine range, visitors can book a paragliding session. A must for all thrill-seekers.

      Deer watching: Kristiania Lech is situated amongst alpine scenery, where wild deer often congregate. Guests can lounge in specially prepared soft chairs and watch the local wildlife through provided binoculars.

      Snow park: Perfect for experienced snowboarders, the Lech resort is home to a snow fun park, ideal for refining tricks and skills.

      Shopping: The Lech village centre is home to a number of exclusive boutique stores, selling sports equipment, Christmas decorations, fashion labels and souvenirs.

    • When to travel

      The winter ski season generally runs from mid December to early April and Lech has an excellent snow record. From early June to late September guests can enjoy a relaxing or active summer break in the mountains. The mountain flowers usually start to bloom in late June.

      The world’s largest Schubert festival takes place every summer in the charming village of Schwarzenberg in the Bregenz Forest. One of the leading institutions for contemporary art in Europe is the Kunsthaus Bregenz. The “Bregenzer Festspiele” is a top-class open air opera theater, that takes place in an incomparable atmosphere.

      Location and Directions

      The Kristiania is perfectly located just a short walk from the centre of Lech. The ski lifts are approximately 10 minutes walk or alternatively the hotel offers a free shuttle service.

      How to get there:

      British Airways and Swiss have scheduled flights to Innsbruck and Zurich.  The flight takes 1hour 45mins.  Private or shared transfers will then take 1 hour 15min from Innsbruck or 2.5 hours from Zurich to Lech.

      Alternatively there are a number of low cost airlines such as Ryanair, Easyjet and Monarch that fly to airports (Innsbruck, Zurich, Memmingen, Friedrichschafen) within easy reach of Lech.

  • Please contact us on +44 (0)1753 463 400 if you would like a tailor made quote.