Travel Charme Hotel group has luxury wellness hotels in Germany and Austria. I stayed already in 3 different ones belonging to this group – Ifen, Fürstenhaus and Werfenweng. Even if they belong to the same group there are huge differences. This weekend I went with a friend of mine for a second time to IFEN in Kleinwalserthal Valley in West Austria. Ifen is not only hotel name but also a name of a mountain there. So if you like walking, skiing or just being close to the nature, its a right place for you.
This 5 star hotel offers everything you would expect from the hotel this category. The entrance is a welcoming open area that divides into different public parts, a bar, lounge and a smoking room. On arrival you get immediate help with your luggage, check in is done in a beautiful lobby with warm fresh towels and a glass of sparkling wine, you will be accompanied to your room and get short facility overview on the way there and your suitcases waiting already upstairs.
The hotel looks like new and is definitely well looked after. The room is specious, luxurious with nice design elements and amazing mountain view. The interior in the room but also everywhere in the hotel is high quality, nothing cheap or shabby. The bathroom is exclusive and has everything you need.
The spa with 2300 m includes 11 treatment rooms, different sauna, gym, swimming pool and relax rooms. You can spend all day looking outside and drinking nice cup of tea or relaxing during the massage or other beauty treatment, the menu is huge but book asap otherwise you will not get your favorite or time slot at all. I had a body massage and was reading a fashion magazine afterwards in front of an open fire and the time just passes so quickly. And for those who want to be more active then I was, go to gym or take one of the offered classes of yoga or other exercises. So the weather really doesn’t matters here as the options to stay inside are very attractive.
Travel Charmes are known for their cuisine. I always book my stay that includes breakfast, light lunch and dinner. If you don’t want to book it all in advance and wish to be more flexible there is a 1-Michelen Star restaurant on site and you will be surprised how delicious and beautifully presented the food is. After dinner you can chill in a bar having a digestive and listening to a wonderful piano life music. Next day begins with wonderful breakfast – fresh and healthy, includes good choice of chees, musli, warm dishes etc.
This hotel has many benefits and is a perfect escape from stress and daily hustle and bustle. As a weekend getaway or for a whole week, both is perfect, you will not get bored but there is a chance for addiction to this hotel group.