Hotel ArlbergLech-Am-Arlberg, Tyrol / Austria / Austria Ski
Situated in the centre of Lech, the Arlberg is a classic example of the Austrian ability to merge the stylishly modern with the traditional. Chic wood panelling, state-of-the-art spa facilities and a clientele that return year after year testify to the fact that this five star retreat offers a world of choice when it comes to dining and reclining.
What to love
- Superb location in the centre of Lech where you can literally ski to your door.
- There are three ski lifts within 100 metres of the hotel.
- Individually and luxuriously furnished rooms imbue each with a unique sense of character.
- Enjoy relaxing in the outdoor Jacuzzi and state-of-the-art spa complete with indoor pool, bio sauna, steam rooms, gym with various treatments on offer. There’s also an outdoor swimming pool open in the summer.
What to know
- There’s a complimentary Kids Club.
- Its location in the centre of town means not all parts of the hotel have the same panoramic views of the mountain side.
- Its prime location, however does mean it sits next to the Lech river that winds through the town.
- There’s a special ambience and first class service created by the Schneider family.
The Schneider family have been running this establishment for over 50 years, but you can forget about the stifling formality of other upmarket hotels in the area, as their warm welcome will put you at ease in an instant.
There’s a sense of stylish informality that pervades every corner of this boutique hotel, from the choice selection of traditional fabrics and patterns in the bedrooms, to the antlers and moose’s head that adorn the walls of the ‘hunting room’. It all combines to create a unique sense of homeliness and elegance.
When you’re not out on the slopes, you can bask in the sunshine on the terrace with a strudel in hand. Depending on the season, it’s either the perfect vantage point from which to gaze across the snow covered Arlberg mountainside, or onto the wild meadows with their summer blankets of wild flowers.
If you prefer a relaxing day inside, the state-of-the-art sense spa is at your fingertips, complete with bio sauna and heated pool. Be sure to put yourself at the mercy of expertly trained hands for a luxurious massage treatment, or break a sweat in the gym under the watchful gaze of Mr Universe Fitness Bernd Österle.
When it comes to dining, you’re again spoilt for choice, with four separate areas offering a range of cuisines. The rustic, wood-panelled restaurant promises the delights of six course meals and a sumptuous cheese selection, or you can savour the specialities of Austria’s southern cousin at the Italian-themed La Fenice restaurant.
For something lighter, there’s the option of nibbling on an Austrian speciality snack. But for the full regional experience, you must wade into one of the Arlberg’s famous fondues in the parlour (be sure to ask for their special apricot-plum schnapps to wash it down!).
The hotel’s eye-boggling wine list offers their pick from over 1,000 vintages slumbering in the Arlberg’s cellar. The fact that you can even ask for a private dinner in the cellar is a perfect example of the uniquely accommodating nature of this glorious Alpine retreat.
When to Travel
Winter season, December to April, when the area is covered in a blanket of snow, this is a skiers paradise.
Summer season, late June to early September, is ideal for that peaceful escape into the beautiful scenery of summer in the mountains.
Hotel Arlberg enjoys a superb location in the centre of Lech where you can literally ski to your door. There are three ski lifts within 100 metres of the hotel, the nearest lift being the Rufikopf or Schlegel Kopf lift. There is also a ski bus stop that stops within 100m of the hotel.
Private or shared transfers will take 1 hour 15min from Innsbruck or 2 hours from Zurich to Lech.
Children are well catered for at the hotel’s kid’s club for children from 3+ years. A plethora of activities are available to the children, all under the supervision of trained staff.
There is also a children’s menu and early meals available in the restaurant.
Babysitting is available on request.