REVIEW | HOTEL GRAND TIROLIA IN KITZBUHEL
What we actually like most about traveling are the unexpected trips. Our short skiing holiday was not planned at all and we enjoyed it to the fullest! We booked a hotel in Kitzbuhel, what almost feels like home because we come here for over more than 25 years. The center of Kitzbuhel is charming, clean and cozy. There are no cars allowed, only for the hotels, so that makes it even more charming.
After our short flight (1,5 hour) to Innsbruck from Rotterdam and a 1 hour drive from Innsbruck to Kitzbuhel we arrive at the hotel. This was our first time we flew to our winter sports destination and we can recommend it to anyone. You arrive much more rested so your holiday starts right at the moment you arrive. Who would not want that?
AMBIENCEWe booked a room at the 5-star hotel Grand Tirolia. The hotel is situated at the edge of Kitzbühel, guests find peace and repose here, yet it is just a stone’s throw from the center of Kitzbuhel and the famous Hannenkahmbahn, 7 minutes by car. Once we enter the driveway we see a part of the huge golf course from the Grand Tirolia at our left. Once we drive closer to the hotel we see the beautiful modern building with lots of wood. The gentleman at the reception is very friendly and tells us that we received an upgrade to a beautiful suite with mountain view. After our check in we walk around the hotel and we notice that the hotel feels really warm and personal. Not an enormous reception with a huge lounge but all the ares feel personal and cozy. A big plus if you ask us, the hotel is big but it doesn’t feel like that at all.
ROOMSThe Grand Tirolia features 82 rooms and suites, most of them with balcony or terrace. We were upgraded to a beautiful suite of 80 m2 on the first floor. Once we entered the suite we were speechless. A living room with a dining table and couch and a mini bar (or should we say fridge?) packed with a nice selection of drinks, a super size shower with bath and separate toilet, a large bedroom and a huge balcony with mountain view on the sunny side. The room was modern, at the same time it had the tradition mountain look/feel. And most important; the room was spotless, every detail. This is our “home” for the upcoming days, wow!
FOOD & BEVERAGEThe hotel has 2 restaurants and 2 bars;
Hotel-restaurant Eichenheim – this is the restaurant where you can start your day with an amazing champagne breakfast. Fresh bread, Tyrolean Bacon and homemade cakes are only a little selection of all the treats you can enjoy. You an also order from the menu. Pancakes or a fried egg with tomatoes and champignons are prepared a la minute for you. During the winter season you can also book half board, which allows you to enjoy a multiple-course meal every evening at this restaurant.
Golf Bistro – the Golf Bisto is the club house of the golf club. You can reach this bistro through the Grand Tirolia or from the outside. Golfers and non-golfers can enjoy a coffee, cake, lunch or dinner here. Every evening from 6.00 p.m. they offer specialities of the grill. They serve traditional austrian dishes with a modern twist and national and international wines. In summer you can enjoy the delicious food and beautiful views at the sun terrace of the bistro. Herbarium – we love the cocktail bar at the Grand Tirolia. The unique atmosphere, the beautiful interior and last but not least the delicious cocktails made from local herbs that are known for having a positive effect on peoples wellbeing. If you stay at the Grand Tirolia the cocktail bar is a must visit. We recommend you the Strawberry and Basil Gimlet. This sweet but fresh cocktail contains Duke Gin, Agave Nectar, Basil, Strawberry and Lime. And also the Gin Tonic is always a good idea. Lobby Bar – in the lounge of the hotel you can find the lobby bar right next to the reception. This small but cozy bar invites you to sit down and have a drink while having a chat with family or friends.
POOLThe wellness area is amazing and worth a visit…or 6. With more than 1500 m2 you can unwind an completley relax. The wellness area has a connected in- and outdoor pool, Finnish sauna, bio sauna, Tyrolean herbal bath, steam bath, hammam, banya, quiet relax area, workout room with Power Plates, 11 treatment rooms, 2 NIANCE® World of Luxury treatment suites, Private SPA Suite. The hotel offers also a fitness room with high quality machines.
OTHER FACILITIESComplimentary winter ski shuttle service to the nearby ski lift, free Wifi in the entire hotel, airport shuttle, free parking places and garage, roomservice, Golf & Sportboutique „Sport 2000 Etz“ with summer and winter sports equipment rental.
DID YOU KNOW THAT…?♥ The golf course of Grand Tirolia is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe.
♥ Every day you receive a fresh free bottle of water on your room.
We want to thank the Grand Tirolia for our stay, you are perfection! Till very soon, you make us feel at home! ♥