Tauern Spa Hotel, Kaprun, Austria
If relaxation is key for your ski breaks then the Hotel Tauern Spa could be the place for you. Not only does it have a 20,000m2 SPA Water World (which the public can also use) it has a Panorama Spa exclusive for hotel guests. This includes the glass skyline pool; the infinity style pool overlooking the mountains you see in almost every promotional picture (it's for hotel guests only).
The 12 pools, 13 saunas and steam rooms, relaxation and treatment rooms as well as the kids' spa grab all the headlines but the hotel offers some additional features that really complete your stay here. Daily re-stocking of the complimentary mini bar (non-alcoholic drinks I'm afraid), WiFi is free throughout the hotel and you don't have to pay for indoor parking. There are three restaurants and, for those fledgeling foodies, head chef Christof Schernthaner offers his culinary tips with show cooking sessions each Thursday, though you will have to book in advance at reception.
The location is a kilometre out of town and you can't walk to the ski lifts, however, the complimentary shuttle bus will take you to and from the slopes each day. It's a small price to pay if you're an avid spa lover.
What we like
- Exclusive 2,500m2 Panorama Spa for hotel guests
- 20,000m2 SPA Water World open to the public
- Show cooking from the head chef is available on Thursdays
- Every room has a balcony or terrace
- Location is out of town and it's a shuttle bus to the ski slopes
- You can't wear your spa slippers to breakfast
- The panorama spa has a minimum age of 15 years
Features - Tauern Spa Hotel, Kaprun
- Outdoor pool
- Steam room
- Car parking
2,500m2 exclusive Panorama Spa (08:00 - 20:00 minimum age 15 years)
Glass skyline pool
Panorama sauna & steam room
Chill out lounge
Snacks, teas & juices
20,000m2 public spa
13 saunas and steam rooms
Invigorating Kneipp pools
Children's spa Kidstein (3 slides, 2 baby pools, indoor & outdoor pools, bubble jets, adventure grotto, climbing wall)
Childcare is available
Activity and relaxation programmes
Restaurants and bars
17 treatment rooms - additional charge
Private spa with whirlpool bath and sauna - additional charge
Wine bar and lounge with open fireplace
Show cooking from the head chef (Thursdays)
Heisskalt sauna bistro
Kitzblick outdoor bar
Complimentary WiFi throughout hotel
Complimentary underground parking
Daily locker rooms for early/late departures
Fitness area (can rent kit)
Complimentary ski bus from the hotel and back
Accomodation - Tauern Spa Hotel, Kaprun
All rooms have balconies or terraces overlooking the Hohe Tauern and Pinzageuer Grasberge mountains or the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. There is also a complimentary mini bar full of non-alcoholic drinks re-stocked daily.
Double room premium
Premium rooms have Austrian twin beds and a sofa for a third person. The bathroom is separated by a glass partition with a bath or shower and separate toilet. With balcony.
Approx. 31m2, sleeps max.3
Double room Panorama
Panorama rooms are similar to the Premium rooms with the bed facing the balcony doors for a great view of the Pitzgau mountains.
Approx. 31m2, sleeps max. 2 adults, 1 child
Panorama deluxe room
Deluxe rooms have Austrian twin beds with a double sofa bed, walk-in wardrobe and balcony. The bathroom has a shower and a bath as well as a separate toilet.
Approx. 48m2, sleeps max 2 adults and 2 children
Meals - Tauern Spa Hotel, Kaprun
Evening meal with hors d’oeuvres, salad & dessert buffet
Christmas and New Year Gala meals included