"We could all use a relaxing massage, clean air and good food - even if it is only for a weekend. Instead of travelling far for it, you can stay in Austria for it".
So we got back in the car on Friday. Our destination: Lienz in East Tyrol, a small town with beautiful landscapes and mountain ranges, like the Lienzer Dolomites and home to about 12,000 inhabitants.
An urban and yet natural paradise, where the sun is particularly welcome. With about 2,000 hours of sunshine per year, it cuts above average and is therefore the perfect place for all sun-hungry people who do not want to miss out on fresh alpine air.
GRANDHOTEL LIENZ**** - The right place for body, mind & soul
The 5* Grandhotel Lienz is rightly one of the top addresses in East Tyrol and has a lot to offer for the temporary drop-out.
The traditional family-run hotel is located in the middle of intact nature, directly on the Isel, with a wonderful sun terrace and yet only 3 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city of Lienz.
I have rarely experienced such an authentic kind of hospitality. It seems to me that every employee is sincerely concerned that we are doing particularly well. There was a pleasant, warm atmosphere throughout the hotel.
For me, wellness is not just a sauna and massage, but an all-round feeling of well-being...
For our decelerated time as a couple,
we were offered a lot:
1,400 m² wellness area & fitness at its best.
4 different saunas and steam baths, whirlpool, indoor & outdoor pool,
several oases of rest, SPA therapy cabins of the extra class and much more.
We were especially looking forward to breakfast and were not disappointed. The selection of cold & warm meals was wide and of very high quality. Additionally we enjoyed the quiet and dignified atmosphere very much.
During the pampering program for body, mind and soul, I can't afford to miss delicious moments and for this we visited the gourmet restaurant Orangerie.
The exquisite ambience in the restaurant is unique. Responsible for the culinary concept is head chef Christian Flaschberger, who celebrates regional classics in a very fine way and gives them an international touch.
Well, are you curious?
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*By invitation of the Grandhotel Lienz - my opinion remains unaffected by that.