Renowned as a soulful retreat in the Austrian Alps, one can always hear the soothing sounds of river Lech passing by right in front of Hotel Arlberg Lech. The hotel attracts all kinds of vacationers since it combines the comforts of the nearby village center with the remoteness of a mountain resort. Whether you travel on your own, plan a getaway with your partner or look for a holiday accommodation with your whole family, this family friendly hotel suits every situation. Over the course of three generations, the Schneider family turned a casual guesthouse into a five-star luxury retreat that still entails the warm atmosphere of the rural mountain hotel it used to be. You can see the hosts put their heart into every detail and they take care of personal communication with all guests of the house. For those who are searching for luxurious accommodations but appreciate a grounded attitude of the owners and impeccable service of the old school, Hotel Arlberg Lech is the perfect getaway.

Location

Where is Hotel Arlberg Lech located? Is it appropriate for winter sports?

This privately managed family business has been established in the middle of Lech, a village in the State of Arlberg in western Austria. The hotel is a perfect winter retreat since it is surrounded by the Austrian Alps and provides everything the skier’s heart desires. Only a few steps away from the main lifts of ski area Lech-Zürs but at the same time, it is located right in the center of the village. There are plenty of shops within walking distance from the hotel, which is truly inviting for easy strolls throughout the village. However, there is much to discover in the summertime too, like the beautiful hiking trails through the state of Arlberg and of course the charming village of Lech. It is the perfect mix of village life and privacy, which you can find there.

Key Facts

  • Located in the center of the village Lech in western Austria
  • Initially opened in 1956 as a coffeehouse
  • A hotel for every season, surrounded by the Austrian mountains

What is special?

  • There are various shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance to the hotel
  • Situated closely to the main lifts of ski area Lech-Zürs
  • A privately managed family business for three generations

What do the guests say?

  • The location of the hotel is perfect since everything is in walking distance
  • The proximity to the lifts allows skiing out and skiing in which is so amazing
  • Having lots of vibrant bars and luxury shops around is great and offers a varied nightlife

Accommodation

What do the rooms look like? Is the hotel family friendly?

A combination of Alpine tradition and modern design prevails in every room of the building. With an eye for the detail, the owners have furnished all 51 rooms and suites individually, using high-quality materials and traditional oak woods. The suites of Hotel Arlberg Lech boast as much space as no other hotel in Lech. The hotel is family friendly and provides a supervised playroom for the little ones, which is a dream coming true for parents. For winter sports enthusiasts, Hotel Arlberg Lech provides a state-of-the-art skiroom with direct underground access to a ski rental shop on the other side of the street. In Addition, each locker in the skiroom is heated and ensures the winter sports equipment is dry for the morning.

Key Facts

  • 51 luxurious rooms and suites throughout the building
  • all suites cover 80 square meters and more, which is a unique feature in Lech 
  • the hotel provides a state of the art skiroom

What is special?

  • the rooms are equipped with atmospheric lightning and high quality materials
  • there is a supervised playroom for kids
  • The hotel has been endowed with the
    German Design Award 2020 for excellent interior architecture

What do the guests say?

  • we really felt like home in this place, couldn’t think of a better place for families
  • guests are treated like they are part of a big family here. The owners and staff are so attentive and nice
  • having someone looking after my children was relaxing and just perfect for me

Pools & Spa

What can I expect of the spa area? What kind of treatments are offered at Hotel Arlberg Lech?

Dipping in the outdoor pool after a long day in the mountains is an utterly pleasant event. Guests of the Hotel Arlberg Lech can look forward to a spa area that attracts guests with an indoor- and an outdoor pool, different saunas and treatments with local products. Hot-stone massages, aroma therapies and detoxification treatments are offered at the spa. Additionally, the hotel offers special adventure showers that are used for hydrotherapies and are proven to be beneficial for the immune system. Fully relax while locally sourced herbs and oils from the Austrian Alps help your body to wash out all toxins.

Key Facts

  • the spa area covers 1,000 square meters 
  • a 14×6 meter heated outdoor pool featuring an integrated whirlpool plus the indoor pool
  • a Finnish sauna, two sanariams and an infrared cabin

What is special?

  • the hotel provides unique adventure showers by the renowned brand “Dornbracht”  
  • after five o clock in the afternoon the spa is open for women only – Ladies Spa
  • special detoxification treatments are offered

What do the guests say?

  • the outdoor pool was wonderful after a long day skiing
  • the treatments were so incredibly relaxing and the staff were always friendly 
  • the swimming and sauna facilities are wonderful, as is the range of spa treatments offered

Culinary

What type of cuisine do they serve at Hotel Arlberg Lech? Can I order authentic Austrian dishes?

Hotel Arlberg Lech indulges its guests with three restaurants, all offering different styles of food. Chef Patrick Tober heads all three restaurants and his main mission is to serve authentic food using locally sourced ingredients and herbs from the hotel’s own gardens. The Walser Stube stands for typical Alpine cuisine and offers a wide range of fondue variations, for instance. Guests of the house can look forward to being served Austrian classics like Wiener Schnitzel and Kaiserschmarrn in the hotel’s restaurant. At last, the rewarded on-site restaurant ‘La Fenice’ attracts vacationers with a combination of the Austrian and the Mediterranean cuisine going by the motto “monte e mare”.

Key Facts

  • Three restaurants serving varieties of the Austrian and the Mediterranean cuisine
  • Locally sourced organic ingredients and herbs from the own gardens are used
  • There is a well equipped hotel bar that invites for a drink and a sun terrace with nice views of the mountains on site

What is special?

  • Patrick Tober, the chef of the hotel, offers cooking courses for the guests 
  • Wine lovers can attend degustations of Austrian wines in the restaurant
  • a kid’s dining room ensures no guests are disturbed

What do the guests say?

  • You should really try the Kaiserschmarrn or the Schnitzel, the food is extraordinary.
  • The dinner is just of fantastic value. Never had such quality for this price, anywhere in the world
  • the wine list is exquisite and reasonably priced

Activities

What activities can I pursue throughout the year at Hotel Arlberg Lech?

Whether you are visiting Hotel Arlberg Lech in winter or in summer, you do have a range of activities to pursue either way. Without a doubt, in winter you do not want to miss out on skiing or snowboarding when staying in Arlberg. The huge ski area of Lech-Zürs invites winter sports fans with various slopes and the main lifts lie in close vicinity of the hotel. Advanced skiers can even take the chance to pursue heliskiing, which is a special experience. However, summer time still has much to offer in Arlberg. Extended biking tours and hikes through the mountains, playing golf on the green or just enjoying nature while discovering the artwork of an international artist, it is all there. Every year in June the Classic Car Rally lures vintage car fans to the village and the hotel’s garage bears some observable treasures as well.

Key Facts

  • ski slopes for all different levels on up to 2,800 meters and 88 ski lifts in the ski area of Lech-Zürs
  • extended hiking and biking trails in the mountains of the Austrian Alps
  • A nine-hole golf court on 1,500 meters and three further courts in the vicinity of the hotel

What is special?

  • US American artist James Turell built an artwork called the Skyscape-Lech at 1,780 meters into a mountain. A 15 meter tunnel takes visitors to the so-called lightroom. 
  • Heliskiing for up to four people – let the helicopter take you to the mountaintops and descent to the valleys on unspoiled snow 
  • The Arlberg Classic Car Rally attracts vintage car fans and takes place annually in June

What do the guests say?

  • Fantastic hotel garage with vintage cars of one of the hotel owners. If you are not driving, ask to see it.
  • The magnificent ski-room and the possibility to ski-in and ski-out are just wonderful and comfortable
  • The summer is perfect for extended biking tours and for playing golf