When the days getting colder and shorter, I’m a big fan of cozy wellness days. Exactly for that reason we decided to spend a long weekend in the mountains of Salzburg in Austria and the Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort has been on the top of my list for that!
The hotel has a long family tradition and is run with a lot of heart und love for details by the family Hetteger for two generations already. In 2019 the Edelweiss got completely renovated and extended. The charm of the resort is warm and cozy but at the same time ultra modern and luxurious.
In this Hotel Review I’ll tell you about all the details of our stay at the Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort!
One day at the Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort
Location & Arrival
The Edelweiss is located in Grossarl in the beautiful part of Austria called “Salzburger Land”. Grossarl a popular village among tourists throughout the whole year. The Edelweiss is located right next to the lift station which leads up to the Kreuzkogel mountain which is a famous ski slope in the winter season – read more about this below!
After arriving at the hotel we drove directly in the garage where a lift led us in the “Alpenlounge” Reception for Check-In where the amazing staff has already been waiting for us with a welcome drink!
The Rooms & Suites
We stayed in a Junior Suite “Melisse Deluxe” which has a balcony overlooking Grossarl and the surrounding mountains. The interior is very cozy with a sofa and soft blanket. The open bathroom has a spacious rain shower and two sinks while a high tech toilet is located in a separate little bathroom.
When we entered the suite, a plate with pralines and two wellness bags with slippers and towels for the spa have been waiting for us.
If you prefer to have more space or when you’re traveling together with family or friends, the Premium Suites are the ideal choice.
The Premium Suite “Lavendel” has two separate bed rooms, a big walk-in closet, a bathroom with a tub and a huge balcony with sun beds.
The Premium Suite “Lavendel”
The Premium Suite „Feuerlilie“ has been my favorite room thanks to the cozy interior. This suite also has two bedrooms but both have separate bathrooms. Additionally you can find a living room with a modern wall-mounted fireplace in the heart of the suite which makes a warm ambience. Located on the highest floor of the hotel, the suite offers an amazing view from the big terrace. The whole facade which is facing the terrace is glassed and can be opened via sliding doors.
The Edelweiss Mountain Spa
I’ve been especially impressed by the huge wellness area, which spreads over several floors and has several indoor and outdoor areas. It’s without any question one of the most beautiful spas I’ve ever seen in a hotel! Beside severals saunas, cozy relaxing areas and great pools they also have a modern gym, a hairdresser and even a spa bar at the Edelweiss Mountain Spa!
Thanks to these unique facilities the Edelweiss won the Wellness Heaven Award in October 2021 which is rating the best wellness hotels in Europe and Asia!
Adults Only Areas
The spa is divided into family friendly and adults only areas which means that every guest can find the ideal place to unwind. The Adults Only wellness area has several glassed panoramic saunas which are offering lovely views to the mountains while you’re sweating. 😉 Several warm and cold pools can be found indoors and outdoors – my favorite one for cold autumn days was definitely the warm outdoor jacuzzi. The relaxing areas are very cozy and offer lots of space. During warm days you can even lay outdoors in the sunshine.
To start our day we loved to swim a few rounds in the beautiful sports pool but our personal favorite has been the “Adults Only” infinity pool with warm water. You enter the water indoors while a sliding door in the pool leads outside. This means that you can enjoy it during all weathers. During the late afternoons we always came to the infinity pool to overlook the valley and watching the sun going down while sitting in the comfortably warm water.
But of course the Edelweiss is extremely family friendly as well and has a separate family wellness area with different saunas, an indoor pool, a baby water playground and the highlight: the big sliding park with five water slides! They are not only made for kids but also for adults which like to have a little adrenaline rush! 😉 We especially had a lot of fun using the floating ring slide!
P.S. Parents which like to enjoy a bit of togetherness at the “Adults Only” area can bring their children to the lovely kids club. It opens from morning until evening and has professional employees which watch the children with many creative activities.
Beauty Mountain Spa
Of course you can also book beauty and massage treatments at the Edelweiss Beauty Mountain Spa. Especially impressive is the Turkish Hammam. It is a very romantic setting and perfect for a relaxing wellness treatment for couples!
The Edelweiss in the wintertime
As already mentioned above, the Edelweiss has the ideal location right next to the lift station, which makes it to the perfect resort for ski lovers in the winter months. Every room gets a private ultra modern locker at the ski depot which stores your equipments warm and dry. So whenever you’re in the mood to go skiing you can just hop in your warm clothes and walk a few steps to the lift. After the downhill guests of the Edelweiss can ski directly back to the depot, leave their equipment there and head directly to the wellness area. So you can go literally from the slope to the sauna in a matter of minutes! 🙂
During our stay at the end of September we of course didn’t had snow yet but this gives us another reason to come back to the Edelweiss in the wintertime!
P.S. You can rent your complete skiing equipment directly at the hotel which will be waiting for you after the check-in!
Breakfast & Restaurants
The food at the Edelweiss is definitely worth the luxury status and has been a real highlight every single day!
Edelweiss Mountain Cuisine
The main restaurant of the Edelweiss is the award-winning Edelweiss Mountain Cuisine which serves breakfast and dinner. In the morning you enjoy your breakfast from the huge and rich buffet which leaves no wishes unfulfilled. Additionally you can order fresh egg dishes at your table. The best part of the buffet has been the “drinks room” in which you can create your own juice and even find Kombucha or champagne to start the day.
For dinner they serve different five-course menus every evening. The first course can be chosen from the salad and cheese bar while all flowing plates will be served à la carte. Every day they have one vegan, a local and an international menu which always has been incredibly delicious and surprising! Compared with a pairing wine and a cocktail at the stylish hotel bar after the menu, your dinner turns into an unforgettable evening!
Beside the Mountain Cuisine Restaurant, the Edelweiss offers even more culinary highlights:
- The Petrus Fine Dining Restaurant serves special five or seven course menus with perfectly paring wines
- Sirloin Grill & Dine is the hotel-owned Steak Restaurant which is ideal for a cozy evening
- Last but not least: Kork & Gloria : The perfectly equipped wine cellar of the Edelweiss with many local and international specialities which lets the heart of all wine lovers beat faster!
Petrus – Fine Dining
Sirloin – Grill & Dine
My personal aspects for a perfect wellness vacation are a combination of warm coziness, relaxing spa facilities, great food, a special ambiance and modern luxury. All this describes the Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort in Grossarl! Thanks to the unique hospitality and warmth, we experienced as soon as we set foot through the door until the very last second of our stay, the Edelweiss turned into my favorite resort in Austria!
No matter if during the winter months to go skiing or in the summertime to enjoy the nature of the mountains: The Edelweiss is the perfect wellness resort for couples and families, in which the family Hetteger clearly put their whole heart and passion! We are already very much looking forward to our next stay 🙂
We had a sponsored stay at the “Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort”, which doesn’t change my opinion and review about our stay!