For me, the joy of stepping into a famous SPA Resort never, ever gets old. Not even 6 hours of driving from Vienna to Längenfeld can take away my excitement when stepping through the doors of AQUA DOME. The 4-star superior alpine retreat hosts the largest SPA in Tyrol, and is a heaven for wellness lovers.
But the main thing that puts AQUA DOME – Tirol Therme Längenfeld in a league of its own is the location in the heart of the Ötztal Valley – a place of tranquility, positive energies and natural beauty. So scroll down to learn more about one of the best wellness hotels in Austria!
Wellness & SPA
The modern and eye-catching resort boasts a visionary SPA with several pools, saunas and a play area for children. The thermal water originates from a deep reservoir located at a depth of 1,865 meters, and the sodium chloride sulphate water comes from a sulphur spring rich in divalent sulphur (contents 5 mg S-/l), with a temperature of 26.7° Celsius. So the water is pumped up and reaches a temperature of 40° Celsius when it comes to the surface, with a flow velocity of about 3-4 litres per second.
The Ursprung spa dome in the shape of a glass crystal offers two indoor pools with a water temperature of 34° and 36° Celsius. In addition, the Talfrische outdoor spa has three “levitating” bowl-shaped pools: one brine pool with underwater music and light effects, one massage pool with a thermal water fountain and one jacuzzi pool. Last but not least, there is a 25-meter swimming pool for sports, an activity pool with underwater fitness equipment, and relaxation areas.
MUST DO: visit the Gletscherglühen sauna world! There are so many options – a loft sauna, earth sauna, sauna canyon, hay barn sauna, steam dome, steam bath, herb bath, brine steam bath, brine grotto, shower world, ice grotto, Kneipp trail, relaxation areas, spiral garden, panoramic whirlpool… Sounds perfect, right?
GOOD TO KNOW: Guests staying at the 4* superior AQUA DOME Hotel have exclusive access to the award-winning Premium Spa 3000 – spread across two floors and offering magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. Moreover, a heated walkway connects the hotel to the main spa and sauna area.
Its modern design combining pinewood, granite and large glass facades with panoramic views brings the raw beauty of the Ötztal Valley into the AQUA DOME. This focus on nature is also to be found in the spa and sauna area, with its use of local mountain herbs, woods and minerals, while a spectacular combination of fire and water complete the modern yet traditional alpine atmosphere. Here you can enjoy the Ötztal crystal bath, a mineral shower, a couple treatment room, the Hochsitz bar, Längenfelder Badl’n double tubs filled with thermal water from Längenfeld, spacious relaxation areas and a Finnish sauna with panoramic views of the mountains.
Massages differ all over the world, but AQUA DOME is famous for offering massages down to a fine art.
SPECIAL TIP: try the Ötztal herbal stamp massage! Fragrance of herbs relax the tensions in the muscles and the tissue by leading to instant rejuvenation. The herbal stamp massage stimulates your metabolism – just breathe deeply and tell the therapist what sort of pressure is best for you.
And kids will definitely not get bored at ALPEN ARCHE NOAH! The new giant slide system features a funnel and tyre slide, an AQUAKI Water Park, and an alluring play area.
All rooms and suites are furnished with top-class materials, offering a bath tub or shower, separate WC, hairdryer, bathrobe, flat-screen TV, room safe, free minibar, telephone, radio and balcony. Each room boasts warm colors and wood from the local region. “We want our guests to feel at home.” says Bärbel Frey – CEO of AQUA DOME.
Wining & Dining
There are plenty of options when it comes to delicious eats & drinks at the SPA: there is the Einkehr market restaurant with vital buffet, the Mammutbar and the Hitzeschmankerl sauna restaurant. Moreover, the hotel boasts the Sinngenuss restaurant, a bar, and a cozy lounge. And if you’re a wine aficionado, head right to the vinotheque! More than 300 wine types are stored here… Red wine & white wine drinkers – it’s about time to splurge a little!
To Dos While You’Re Here
Sölden-Hochsölden ski resort and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl glacier can be reached easily by shuttle bus. Besides, cross-country ski runs are just few steps away from the hotel.
A stay at AQUA DOME Hotel is an incredibly unique experience, so make wellness a priority in 2018! Invite that special someone to chill out in Ötztal Valley!
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