Situated in the small car free village of Oberlech, arrival is via a short cable car ride up from Lech. Oberlech village really is picture perfect and the Hotel Goldener Berg sits near the top with stunning Alpine views.
It blends traditional Austrian hospitality and food with all the modern facilities you’d expect of a star superior hotel. The staff are dressed in traditional Austrian clothing and are knowledgeable, friendly and polite, making you feel most welcome.
The restaurants, totalling 3, offer something for everyone and are all of the highest standard. The hotel offers a ‘dine around’ package which enables you to taste the delights of all three stunning restaurants – from the historic Alter Goldener Berg to the panoramic main eatery. The food was, in our opinion, no less than 5 star, with an international wine list to match, including local treats from Austria, as well as the high rolling Premier Cru’s you’d expect at such a place. (For added luxury during your trip why not take a peek at their very own wine cellar – they also offer private wine tastings should you want to really kick back after a day on the slopes!)
Daniela Pfefferkorn is the driving force behind this wonderful hotel and helps to achieve inspiring quality while being sympathetic to the natural environment. Skiing from and to your front door with access to the 160 miles of terrain in the Alberg Massif area makes it difficult not to have the perfect holiday, and at 6000 feet you can be guaranteed there’ll be plenty snow.
After an energetic day’s skiing we popped down stairs to the outstanding alpin spa to relax and sooth tired muscles. The spa’s open architecture is based on the idea of bringing outdoors indoors, and being made with local materials it really has sustainability at its heart. Not leaving a pool smelling of chlorine is a great benefit of the natural spring water, the solid granite and wood interior also add to the outdoor feel. All the products are natural and locally made. The outdoor whirl pool is heated via solar energy reminding you that decadence doesn’t have to cost the earth.
The room we stayed in was full of pine wood, well known for its ability to reduce stress and improve sleep. It had a feel of being very natural ,and with splashes of lime green and pink it seemed to be uplifting. The balcony gave us a perfect view over the whole valley (it really was a room a view) which was just wonderful to wake up to.
All in all this is one hotel that hasn’t compromised on luxury, yet at the same time hasn’t become fussy or overly formal and provides a perfect base from which to enjoy skiing the whole of the fantastic Alberg Massif area.