AUSTRIA, Obertauern - Valamar Obertauern Hotel 4*

09/05/2022

Not only ski here in the spring, but also enjoy the wellness and hospitality of this mountain hotel

Address: Valamar Obertauern, Gamsleitenstrasse 6, Obertauern, Austria

Web: www.valamar.com/hotel-obertauern

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The town (and also the pass) Obertauern is located about an hour's drive south of Salzburg. Thanks to its altitude (accommodation at an altitude of about 1700 m above sea level, peaks up to 2300 m above sea level) is one of the most reliable Austrian resorts in terms of snow, even if there is no glacier. The ski season usually starts in mid-November and ends in early May. There was enough snow even at Easter at the end of April and it was around zero degrees, so the snow did not flow, excellent skiing conditions.

In the town, it is a hotel in a hotel and the big advantage is that you do not have to travel anywhere by car, perhaps all hotels are right on the slopes or within a short walking distance. You can ride about 100 km of slopes of all difficulties, or you can take the Tauernrunde (circuit) in both directions. Apres-ski is also famous, you can have a drink or something to eat right before you reach your hotel. 

Interesting is that in the 60's shot here the film Help! famous Beatles. At that time, the small town attracted filmmakers thanks to the constant amount of snow cover and the possibility to close the area to fans. In front of the Edelweiss Hotel are the statues of this world-famous quartet.

You will find hotels especially of higher categories. We stayed in a quieter part of town in the 4* hotel Valamar Obertauern, from the Valamar hotels, which is a large hotel chain especially in Croatia. They offer various types of accommodation from camps to 5* luxury hotels along the Croatian coast. You can read about the luxury 4*/5* hotel right by the sea in Rabac in the article: Girandella Valamar Collection Resort. And you will read about the other 2 of their new hotels this summer.

Valamar Obertauern Hotel 4*

Location

The hotel is located in a quieter part of Obertauern, about a 3-minute walk from the Gamsleitenbahn I Talstation chairlift station, from where you can easily reach other lifts. The hotel has multi-storey underground garages (already included) and electric car owners can enjoy free recharging.


Accommodation

The hotel offers a wide selection of rooms from single, double, triple to family suites with mountain views. The rooms do not have balconies, but they have specially designed overhanging windows (niches) with glazing down to the bottom and in the triple superior room there was a rocking chair + a luxurious view of the opposite slopes, what more could you want. The superior triple room was spacious, with a sofa bed and table, a wide hallway with a large closet and a large bathroom with a bathtub. The bathroom had a hairdryer, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, soap, handkerchiefs, as well as body lotion and a large enough storage space for cosmetics. I missed the vanity kit. Toilet was separate. We were pleased with an electric kettle with a selection of teas and coffees, and a bottle of water was prepared for refreshments upon arrival. TV is a matter of course. Bathrobes and slippers were provided in the closet, plus a safe. No fridge. If you can choose, do not take the room directly above the entrance. When noisy drunken guests returned there at night, they woke us up quite a bit with the window open.

Wellness

Wellness lovers will enjoy the beautiful, newly renovated spa with several types of saunas. You can relax in the bio sauna, Finnish sauna, infrared sauna or steam sauna. There are several rooms with luxurious loungers for relaxation. For refreshments, there is a bar offering fresh fruit, nuts, tea and water. Children from the age of 16 accompanied by parents can also visit the spa from 3 pm to 6 pm, otherwise the relaxation area is designed especially for adults. The spa is open from 1 pm to 9 pm or by appointment or depending on the weather. You can watch the video from the beautiful spa on Youtube: Valamar Obertauern Spa. In addition to saunas, massages, manicures, pedicures and beauty treatments are available at an additional cost. And if you feel that you haven't run out of energy skiing, you can visit the well-equipped fitness center, where there is both cardio and a fitness zone.

Food

We booked half board and in the ski season is added an afternoon snack in the lobby bar when you come hungry from skiing. You can treat yourself to a hot soup with pastries and you can choose from a variety of cheeses, salamis, olives, vegetables, breads spread with various homemade spreads, popcorn, tea, juice, water, coffee, croissants and strudel, which must not be missed in Austria, of course. Very nice from the hotel.

For breakfast you can indulge in whatever you want, you will find everything here: eggs in 100 ways, omelets on request, selection of cheeses, cold cuts, fruits, vegetables, pastries, muesli, yoghurts, white and whole grain pastries, pancakes, jams, teas, juices, water, filter coffee (I would prefer a coffee machine and a good espresso). At breakfast you chose the menu for dinner. There were always two soups and two main courses to choose from + a buffet bar with salads, cheeses, fruit, nuts, desserts and other delicacies, drinks paid for dinner. Special offer of meals for children. Restaurant Maremonti is a combination of Mediterranean (Valamar is a network of Croatian hotels), local Alpine and international cuisine. Breakfast is from 7.30-10.30, on Sundays until 11 am. Dinner from 6.30 pm to 9 pm. Interesting is the Fondue room - every Thursday and Saturday you can enjoy cheese or meat fondue with a wide range of side dishes and can be combined with wine tasting. There are no limits to creations. Fondue must be ordered in advance and surcharges, 15 Euro for cheese fondue per person, for meat and shrimp fondue 20 Euro (year 2022).

Fun for kids

If you are traveling with children, you would like to read this information. Maroclub from Valamar offers animation programs for children from 3-12 years, cinemas, games rooms, including game consoles, or next to the ski room there is a labyrinth for children.

Fun for all

As for the entertainment in the hotel, there are various rocking chairs in the corridors, if you don't have them in your room, you can swing here, as well as various wicker hanging swings or even the whole rocking bed. If you don't mind sleeping in the hallway and you stay without a bathroom, you don't have to pay for a room :)))

For skiers

For skiers, there is a large ski storage room with ski dryers next to the entrance. Ski passes can also be purchased at the reception, but you must order them the day before and they can only be purchased one-day and multi-day. However, the cable car station is a short walk from the hotel and it is not a problem to buy a ski ticket there.

How to get to the hotel?

The easiest is, of course, by car, the Obertauern area is located about an hour south below Salzburg. You can also take a train to Radstadt, 20 km away, and then take a bus or taxi. If you are from a great distance, the nearest airport is 90 km in Salzburg. Alternatively, 140 km is Klagenfurt Airport.

How to book a stay?

The cheapest way to book is directly on the hotel's website www.valamar.com/hotel-obertauern. I recommend becoming a member of their loyalty program, because you get a discount of up to 10% on all reservations and you collect points, which you will turn into a discount when booking any other hotel from the Valamar network. In addition, you will receive various special offers by e-mail. Valamar will reward you for loyalty. After booking, you will receive several information emails about what awaits you and what you can do in the area, as well as an online check-in request, which will save you time at reception upon arrival. Valamar even has its own application that you can download to your mobile and enjoy all the benefits.

Do you want to get a 100 Euro discount for your first stay in any Valamar hotel?

As Ambassador of Valamar, I can send it to you. Write about it by email: hamiczech@seznam.cz, and I will send you a special link. After clicking, you will fill in your name, surname and your email and voucher for 100 Euro will be sent to you. Then just apply the code on the website www.valamar.com and the discount will be yours. The website is in many international languages.

Enjoy your stay with Valamar!

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