As one of the most beautiful winter destinations in Salzburger Land, it’s not surprising that Hochkönig region is home to an abundance of chic luxury accommodations where character and Austrian charm come as standard. But how many hotels here can say they serve up perfectly cooked seafood? And how many boast a fabulous heated outdoor pool? Welcome to the Lifestyle Hotel Eder!
The “Eder am Dorfplatz” is one of the main meeting points in the heart of Maria Alm, not just for those on vacation, but for locals too. It’s run by the Schwaiger family, and it’s well-known for the warm hospitality, and guest focused services. In short, Eder is a place where you feel as comfortable as you do in your own home.
Once you enter this trendy 4-star hotel, you’ll find yourself immersed in a warm ambiance complete with an amazing indoor pool and stylish bar. Lavish modern amenities have been combined with traditional Austrian design, making it an intimate place to unwind.
By just looking at the pool you’ll start to feel the happy and relaxed VIBE!
We’ve spent New Year’s Eve weekend at the Eder, and have been really impressed with the menu and the quality of the dishes. The food here is fantastic, and this is where the hotel really excels! Breakfast at the Eder Restaurant includes fresh juices, exotic fruits, and made-to-order menu items. Moreover, there is also a Kids’ Buffet with wonderful choices like pancakes, Bircher muesli and cream donuts.
But one of the biggest draws is the dinner – seafood lovers can indulge in a delicious menu designed to meet the needs of gourmet eaters.
Wining & Champagning
Everything from top aperitifs to pine schnapps is served at the hotel bar, and the wine list is certainly worth taking a look at. Moreover, the champagnes will spark your appetite! You can’t go wrong with the Schlumberger DOM Rosé Brut T.FX.T. , which displays a sophisticated abundance of Burgundy notes, elegance and fruitiness.
And if you plan to splurge, have the Taittinger Brut Reserve, a delicately balanced champagne known for its excellent quality all over the world.
Rooms & Suites
Guests can choose from several individually decorated rooms and suites around the property – including Gipfelstürmer, Lifestyle Rooms, Studio Rooms, Berg Relax Suite, Hochkönig Suite, Berg Family Suite, and Großglockner Spa Suite.
The design throughout is elegant, with beautiful wash basins, and color schemes that vary from warm golds, to cool white and beige. All of the guest rooms have fluffy robes, slippers, luxury toiletries, and modern rain showers.
Special tip: for an unbeatable level of charm and alpine style, be sure to ask for a room or suite in the new building.
Wellness & Spa
The wellness area at hotel Eder offers a variety of services, ranging from Swedish to herbal and fragrant oil massages. Last but not least, there are 3 saunas on site: an infrared sauna, a steam bath, and an organic sauna. So treat yourself to a well-earned massage, and make the most out of the modern fitness center, equipped with the best CYBEX cardio equipment, plus various Cross-Fit programs.
To Dos While You’Re Here
The ski lift is just a few steps behind the hotel, and 120 km of slopes guarantee unlimited skiing enjoyment. If you are just not in mood for skiing, then round off your stay with a sledge ride. Ask the receptionist for a Champagne Taittinger sledge, take it to the slopes, and start at the top of the hill!
For the particularly adventurous, Wucher-Helikopter offers helicopter tours to the peaks of the Hochkönig, the highest mountain in the Berchtesgaden Alps. You can choose between a 20 or 40 minutes flight, and there is room for 5 passengers in the aircraft. In case you book the entire helicopter – you decide where to go! Prices are more than reasonable – you’ll pay 165 EUR per person for a 20-minutes flight. Are you ready for some adrenaline pumping experience?
Bottom line: if you’re looking for a chic Austrian hotel with an incredible location, and wonderful staff, Lifestyle Hotel Eder is the one!
Thank you to Emelie for the wonderful weekend! We’ll be back in summer to get some tan, do some hiking and discover the secret lobster recipe!