Time is still the best gift you can give your loved one. And especially on Valentine’s Day on February 14, a relaxing wellness vacation in beautiful surroundings is always the right choice. We have selected three dream destinations for you that score points with their fantastic wellness offerings. Two of them in Austria, one in sunny Spain.
3 dream destinations for a wellness vacation on Valentine’s Day
Almwellnesshotel Pierer, Teichalm, Styria
Founded more than 130 years ago as a small alpine inn, the Pierer family’s hotel has constantly evolved, taking care to ensure careful growth. The idyllic power place on the Styrian Teichalm is now a 4-star superior hotel with everything you need for the perfect wellness vacation. The 89 rooms and suites are furnished with high-quality, natural materials. The wellness area, which now extends over 5,000m2, also leaves nothing to be desired and has an infinity pool, a natural swimming pond (May to October) and eight different saunas. Culinary delights are served to guests with mainly regional delicacies. Wine lovers will also get their money’s worth: a spectacular wine vault houses 8,000 bottles of precious wines, including some from the hotel’s own vineyard. There is also a wide range of leisure activities on the Teichalm: whether for winter sports enthusiasts (skiing, cross-country skiing, mountain boot hiking) or those who prefer to wait until summer (cycling, hiking, running).
Further information: www.hotel-pierer.at
Photos: Almwellness Hotel Pierer – Harald Eisenberger
Marbella Club Hotel, Marbella, Spain
Finca Santa Margarita was once the vacation retreat of the von Hohenlohe family. Prince Alfonso zu Hohenlohe founded the Marbella Club there in 1954, and the hotel quickly became a meeting place for the international jet set with guests such as Brigitte Bardot, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly and Gunther Sachs. Over the years, the finca has developed into a resort with 115 rooms and suites as well as 17 villas – nestled in a magnificent 180,000 m2 complex with lush subtropical gardens. Today, the hotel, which is located directly on Marbella’s “Golden Mile” but away from the hustle and bustle, is one of the “Leading Hotels of the World” and offers a wide range of wellness facilities. For example, a Thalasso Spa with sea views and a new Holistic Studio offering modern integrative health methods.
Further information: www.marbellaclub.com
Photos: Marbella Club, Manolo Yllera for the Marbella Club
Berghotel Biberkopf, Warth am Arlberg
For all those who want to combine a romantic break with sporting activities, this lifestyle hotel on the Arlberg is the perfect choice for your next wellness vacation. The hotel has 73 individually designed rooms and suites, whereby the suites are also equipped with a sauna with infrared function or a whirlpool bath. The general wellness area covers an area of 343m2 and includes a sauna area with steam bath, Finnish sauna, herbal sauna and a bio sauna. Guests are spoiled with culinary delights in the 2-toque restaurant “Bibers” – with a show cooking area and a cocktail bar.
As the hotel is just 30 kilometers from St. Anton/Arlberg train station, we recommend arriving by train.
Further information: www.biberkopf.at
Photos: Berghotel Biberkopf, Michael Kreyer