Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Grossarler Hof Grossarl, Austria

The Hotel Grossarler Hof, a picturesque chalet in the Grossarl Valley, is a four-star superior hotel, whose entrance stands beside the Grossarler Ache River. Here rustic wooden-panelled rooms meet luxury comforts, fine-dining, and an indulgent spa. All around, the mountains are a magnificent backdrop. The excellent facilities and easy access to a range of outdoor activities make this hotel suitable for week-long holidays as well as short stays as part of longer tours.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights or rail travel from London back to London as option
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  • Optional room, rail and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Grossarler Hof, Grossarl Valley

Hotel Grossarler Hof is a 4-star deluxe boutique hotel in a beautiful location. Delicious cuisine, excellent spa facilities and comfortable accommodation afford guests a truly relaxing Alpine experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4 deluxe

Location On the bank of the Grossarlbach, in the Grossarl Valley

Annual opening The hotel is open from June to October and December to April

Closest airport Vienna International Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 4-hours' drive from Vienna International Airport

Closest railway station Saint Johann im Pongau Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 25-minutes' drive from Saint Johann im Pongau Station

Hotel facilities and services

American Bar, Restaurant, Jagastub'n a la carte Restaurant, Wine Cellar, Lobby with open fire, Heated Jaga Balcony, Erlenreich Spa with Sauna and Whirlpool, Gym, Terrace, Underground Guest Parking, Reception, Weekly Activity Programme, and Ski Room.

Complimentary

WiFi.

Out and about nearby

The Grossarler Hof itself hosts a number of annual events, including the Hunters' Ball, the Days of Viniculture and Skiing, and the Mooslehen Challenge. During autumn, the Grossarl Valley comes alive with the Autumn Festival, which features concerts, markets, and regional, folkloristic traditions. The area around the Grossarler Hof is covered in pretty Alpine meadows that surround the jagged mountains, separated by running streams, affording the valley the affectionate name of 'Valley of Alpine Meadows.' If you have a hire car, it is worth visiting some of the local villages, tucked away into the crevices between the mountains. One such village is Hüttschlag, around 8km from Grossarl, which is one of Austria's 'mountaineering villages' and the ideal day-trip for active visitors. Beautiful Alpine walks are accessible at the foot of the Hohe Tauern mountain range, from where you wander up past mountain pastures and into the Hohe Tauern National Park. Nordic walking excursions may offer a more cultural twist to these walks, or alternatively go climbing, cycling, or even rafting. Such a sublime natural area is a haven for wildlife and birdlife, which can be appreciated on one of these active excursions, or simply from the hotel. Purchase the Salzburger Land Card for access to 190 attractions, including lakes, cable cars, castles, and museums, to enable a self-guided tour of the area's cultural exhibits. Some local attractions include Hohenwerfen Castle, the phenomenal giant Ice Caves, the thunderous Krimml Waterfalls, the Liechtensteinklamm gorge (one of the longest in the Alps), the Kaprun High-Mountain Reservoirs, and the magnificent Salzburg City. Even without this card, you can enjoy the palatial look of some of the town buildings in Salzburg, the immaculately preserved gardens, and the small churches and huts that line the countryside back at Grossarl.

Sports nearby

There are 8 Alpine Golf courses within one hour's drive of the Grossarler Hof. Walking, Hiking, Cycling and Mountain Biking, Climbing, Skiing, Rafting, and Mountaineering opportunities are also available.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday by train. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH1853

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Grossarler Hof, Grossarl Valley

The four star superior Grossarler Hof in Grossarl is a chalet-style hotel that offers a contemporary twist on Alpine tradition. The interior and exterior architecture is shaped by expertly crafted native wood, with rustic dark wood in the public areas, and very light wood in the bedrooms. Combined with other natural materials, such as slate and stone, the wood gives this four-year-old property all the charm and character is would have had if it were centuries old. The vast white and brown facade punctuates without disrupting the natural landscape, with chairs and tables spilling out onto the patio, miniscule against the sheer size of the surrounding mountains, and golden lights along the balconies that encase the hotel in a breath-taking glow at night. The main restaurant serves breakfast in the morning, Austrian Jause (large snacks) in the afternoon, and a four-course dinner in the evenings. The Jagastub'n Restaurant serves gourmet food in a historic atmosphere, with wooden chairs, linen table cloths, and a tiled stove. Reservations are recommended. Before dinner, however, pay a visit to the Erlenreich Relax and Spa, which offers a range of facilities, from massages and facials, to the Sanarium and gym. Or, simply relax on an outdoor lounger to enjoy the scenery. The rooms and suites at the Grossarler Hof continue the authenticity of the rest of the hotel, with elaborate and detailed carpentry and original linen prints. The chic, elegant, spacious accommodation places comfort and luxury at the forefront. Stay at the Grossarler Hof if you wish to explore and admire the beauty of the Grossarl Valley, the Alpine meadows, and the Grossarler Ache River. Spend a few nights here as part of a longer rail or fly-drive touring holiday, or stay for a week to become better acquainted with Austrian rural life.

Room descriptions

Hotel Grossarler Hof has 49 rooms and suites with en-suite, desk, balcony, heated coat rack, small safe, flatscreen television, radio, speakers, mini-bar, and telephone. Suites also have Nespresso coffee makers and MP3 docking station. Superior rooms are more spacious than Standard rooms.

Standard Single Room with sitting area
Standard Double Room with sitting area
Standard Tower Room with sitting area
Cuddle Room Swiss Stone Pine with sitting area and large wraparound balcony
Superior Double Room with sitting area
Superior Tower Room with sitting area
Family Tower Room with extra single bedroom and two small sitting areas
Romantic Suite with large balcony
Suite with separate bedroom and living room
Duplex Suite with Gallery with two bedrooms (one upstairs with two single beds), living room, two bathrooms, and a large balcony
Hunter's Suite with two separate bedrooms (one double, one single), living room, large balcony, and stove

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday by train. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH1853

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Grossarler Hof, Grossarl Valley

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Grossarler Hof in Grossarl, our clients usually arrive by train or air. By train, you arrive at Grossarl station, which is about 90 minutes by train from Salzburg. The closest airport is at Salzburg and then we would recommend that you have the use of a hire-car for the duration of the holiday or that you take a train. Salzburg to Grossarl by car is about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Additional information

Children: Discounted rates are available for children staying in adult rooms, and extra beds are available for adults.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday by train. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH1853

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Grossarler Hof, Grossarl Valley

About Austria

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Austria gives travellers the chance to explore and experience this historic and diversely beautiful country. Crowned by the fading imperial glories of Vienna, with central Europe beckoning out along the Danube to the east, and a stunning, chocolate-box Alpine hinterland to the west, Austria is an unbeatable Mitteleuropa beauty. Throughout its eventful history, Austria has retained a penchant for indulgence, opulent aestheticism, and the cultivation of the higher pleasures in life. Visible in the rolling green pastures that cover the lands between the Alps, and in the grand architecture of the cities, this side to Austria still prevails. Inhabited since the Palaeolithic Age, Austria holds a wealth of dramatic and dynamic history within its fertile valleys. Former seat of the Habsburgs, the Austrian capital of Vienna is strewn with architectural riches. Provincial capitals Linz and Graz are now large, cultural towns with vast open squares, beautifully lit fountains, and hilltop castles, but they still retain their cobbled town centres. Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, is smattered with stunning baroque churches, and has an Alpine backdrop straight out of the Sound of Music. The wide turquoise River Salzach separates the modern buildings of recently-built Salzburg from the peaked roofs of the older parts of town, which circle the hill on which the stunning Hohensalzburg Castle is perched. Small boats disappear down the river into the lush green valley beyond, where wooden chalet-style houses climb the riverbanks. With ground-breaking cultural figures peppering Austria's history - Freud, Mozart, Strauss, Schubert, and Klimt, to name but a few - the country is awash with important galleries, concert halls, museums, and opera houses. In fact, you won't need to go in search of culture, in Austria it all but waltzes straight up to you. Coupled with spectacular Gothic churches and baroque cathedrals, this makes Austria a fascinating country to explore, with beautiful old coffee houses and cafes almost every step of the way. Beyond the towns, the Tyrol is a hiker's Promised Land, Innsbruck is the radiant, ethereal winter capital, with an array of ski resorts just a step away, and charming old stone village guest-houses. In summer, cowbells tinkle in flower-filled meadows, gluhwein is forever warming over the fire, and whole holidays can be spent just exploring the lakes, forests, summits, and valleys, without setting foot in a bustling, lively town.

Highlights of Austria

The idyllic pathways along the Danube set the scene for romantic afternoon or evening walks, passing either the city or the hilly green countryside dotted with old castles. Seek out the wine estates and cellars of Grinzing, in order to sample some of the best of Austrian produce in a location beyond compare across Europe. The beautiful, cobbled old town of Innsbruck will introduce you to the indescribable atmosphere of the quaint smaller towns of Austria, and act as your gateway into the untamed, rugged landscape of the Alps. The Bregenz Forest forms one of the main regions in Vorarlberg, and is home to the idyllic villages, tinkling cow bells, and alpine dairies that have become both iconic for the region and synonymous with Austria. The Grossglockner Road is a fantastic 30-mile drive that extends through epic glacial mountain scenery, climbing more than 8,000ft to Austria's highest peak, Mount Grossglockner. The phenomena at Krimml Falls include Europe's highest waterfall, which crashes down from mossy green cliffs over jagged brown rocks. For more of Austria's surprising natural beauty, visit the salt mine and ice caves of Hallstatt, a town of simplistic quaint churches and wooden-panelled houses that cling to the banks of the Hallstatter See. Head back into another of Austria's beautiful cities to see the baroque splendours of Salzburg, before climbing the hill of the Hohensalzburg Castle, the city's crowning glory. Krems an der Donau is a charming university town filled with Heuringen, or traditional wine taverns that seem to blend the iconic Italian love of wine with the rustic, homely establishments of the Alpine countries. The hip town of Linz is full of contemporary architecture, including the gravity-defying Voest Steelworks, which points out towards the undulating horizon. Austria's second city, Graz, has a lovely medieval centre with a buzzing cultural scene. Finally, on every stay in Austria, we would recommend soaking up the peace and serenity available at each of our Austrian hotels; the same peace and serenity that continually makes Austria such a fulfilling holiday destination.

Cultural highlights of Austria

Perhaps begin by exploring Vienna's handsome Gothic churches and the baroque cathedral, which look out over the atmospheric, cobbled streets, the most beautiful of which are situated around the University area of Schottentor. Then stop-off for lunch or a light afternoon snack in one of Vienna's coffee houses, or take one of the trams, straight out of the Third Man, which are a wonderfully romantic way to get about town. Admire the vast imperial facade of Schonbrunn Palace, former seat of the Habsburg Empire, and soak up the sunshine beside the Neptune Fountain in the palace gardens, with the charming arches of the Gloriette as your backdrop. For a taste of the city's intellectual culture, visit the Freud museum or the Kunsthistorisches museum, which houses several paintings by Gustav Klimt. Moving and memorable performances can be watched at Vienna's Spanish Riding School and the Boys’ Choir.

Facts in brief

Capital Vienna
Airport Vienna is the main transport hub for Austria, but Graz, Linz, Klagenfurt, Salzburg and Innsbruck all receive international flights.
Size 32,000 sq. miles
Population 8 million
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