Hotel review: Post Lech

 

Post Lech is a luxurious family-owned 5 star chalet-style hotel, which used to be a post office in its hey day. It was purchased by the Moosbrugger family in 1937, and is now managed by the family and is a member of the world-renowned “Relais & Châteaux” group of hotels.

It is one of Lech’s most famous and centrally located hotels with a state-of-the-art Spa and wellness centre, as well as a stunning outdoor pool where you can swim outside in a warm pool surrounded by snow, or in the summer with gorgeous views of meadows lined with colourful wild flowers.

Whether you’re an expert skier or snow averse, there is something here for everyone.

It has a traditional Austrian style in both its exterior and interior. If you’ve watched Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason you may recognise it from one of the scenes!

I particularly adored the various antiques artfully displayed throughout the hotel, a nod to its owners love of collectibles.

Location

The Austrian Alps are one of the most enchanting mountain playgrounds in the world with the village of Lech that looks just like a Chocolate Box Winter wonderland in the snow season. The Post Lech hotel is centrally located amongst this stunning vista near the Lech-Oberlech Gondola, 2 km from the city centre.

Perfect for?

With its traditional style, it is great for those seeking a luxurious Austrian ski hotel. It’s perfect for couples, groups of friends or families as it has recreational facilities suited for kids too.

It is ideal for those that want to ski, want to have a wellness break or an active holiday, hiking the various stunning trails, be it in summer or winter. If you are a foodie, you’d be in for a treat with all the culinary offerings at the hotel.

As a non-skier I loved the wellness aspect of my stay and you certainly don’t need to hit the slopes to enjoy a snowy break.

Rooms

The hotel’s rooms are an artful blend of cosy Alpine and contemporary, ranging from single rooms to large suites, all with stunning mountain views. They have traditional Austrian touches, with some of the rooms equipped with traditional stoves or an open fire place, which are warm and cosy, as well as rustic pine accents, hand-painted furniture and wood paneling.

My room was one of the newer ones on the upper floor of the new building and was really spacious, with lots of closet space, a lounge area, a balcony and a dreamy bathroom complete with a roll top bathtub, perfect for warm soaks after a day out exploring in the snow.There was also a walk-in shower, 2 separate sinks with lots of space to spread out your toiletries.

The toiletries were all L’Occitane Verbena toiletries in the bathroom and replenished daily along with water and a fruit bowl.

I loved the balcony which had amazing mountain views and it was the perfect setting for a steaming cup of coffee in the morning.

There was a double-sided  fireplace, which means you can warm your tootsies while in bed,or in the lounge area. Although I didn’t get to use it I absolutely adored the idea of it.

Facilities

We were there to experience the Spa and relaxation rooms, which are absolutely amazing! I had both a Facial and a Massage during my stay and both were just incredible. I also made the most of the Steam Room and Sauna.

I had the Radiance Revealer which is ageing and leaves you with a glow! It is intense youthful radiance for your skin, with extracts from collagen, kombucha and edelweiss.

For my massage I had a ‘Back Fit’ massage which started with a muscle-relaxing back mud wrap on a heated floating lounger followed by an Alpine back massage. I loved it so much!

There is a gym with amazing views for those who want to work out looking out over snowy pine trees.

If you are on a family break there is a kids pool with a water slide, numerous jets and a waterfall, along with a baby pool with mini fountains.

We also had Yoga sessions daily to help kick start the day pre-breakfast which were also fabulous.

The pièce de résistance is the spectacular outdoor pool which is heated!

Food and Drink

The Post Lech has four restaurants where you can have your fare of traditional Austrian dishes. The panorama restaurant was where we had breakfast each day, as well as dinner one evening.

The dishes were stunning and the wines we tried were also delightful and from the family’s vineyard.

The hotel has a cosy bar named The Bemelmans bar after American writer Ludwig Bemelmans, who was a loyal guest until the late 1950’s.

My favourite dish was the Käsespätzle, the Austrian version of Mac and Cheese! It is a must try!

I can imagine it would be as stunning in the summer as it is in snow-season and so if you are looking for a summer break this would be fantastic too.

Alternatively, as you plan your next sojourn to the slopes, make sure you add this one to your list, especially for some downtime at the Spa to soothe those ski muscles if you are planning to ski! See you at the spa 😉

Website: www.postlech.com

My trip was kindly organized and supported by both the Lech Zuers and Vorarlberg tourism boards.

Flights from London Gatwick to Innsbruck were kindly supported by EasyJet.

 

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Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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  1. Laura wrote:

    I love all the wood panelling in your room and that amazing bath! the spa looks wonderful too

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