Location: Jochberg – Austria
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: kempinski.com/…n/jochberg/hotel-das-tirol
This Kempinski Das Tirol is a fine five star hotel in Austria, surrounded by the beautiful mountains. I was so excited to be able to explore this jewel! At first I thought that this hotel would only be fun in winter, but soon found out that it is as much fun in summer 🙂 The nature is so beautiful and all the flowers and animals are lovely to see!
When we arrived at the Kempinski Das Tirol, I knew that the next 48 hours would be great. Kempinski has one of the world’s finest hotels and you can expect top notch service at each Kempinski hotel. The hotel itself is pretty large offering 156 comfortable rooms. By the way, complimentary parking here! Great!
The lobby area is stunning and you immediately feel the Austrian atmosphere which is great. The comfortable sitting areas and fireplaces are cosy. Check-in was very professional and everything we needed to know about the hotel facilities were explained in a very kind way. I appreciated the welcome drink.
When I entered the room, I was blown away! The rooms, even the standard rooms at the Kempinski Das Tirol are very luxuriously appointed and decorated in warm colors. The mix with traditional wood and hyper modern bathrooms is excellent. The very comfortable couch was great for reading a book and enjoying the surrounding areas. Bathroom is large featuring separate bathtub and walk-in (rain)shower. The separate toilet is great and one of the largest separate toilets I have seen in any hotel. The outdoor terrace offered fantastic views and although our room faced the street, we didn’t hear anything at night.
The highlight of the beautiful Kempinski Das Tirol is their spa area. It is a huge spa area (3600 sqm!) with an indoor and outdoor pool, several saunas, steam rooms and endless relaxation areas. This is paradise and THE place to relax! I enjoyed some me-time here every day experiencing several sauna sessions (do visit one of the outdoor saunas as well, you will love it!). We were lucky with the weather while we were there and could enjoy the outdoor facilities as well. The outdoor pool is huge and very well maintained. There’s also a separate salt water pool as well with excellent water temperature! The loungers were the best! It was so nice to relax, enjoying the sun and watching the surrounding panoramic views. I also appreciated the pool service, staff member will make sure you have a great and relaxing time. A full fitness center is available too with up to date equipment.
I got to experience the Winter Warmer treatment which was very energizing! This classic deep tissue massage is both energizing and nourishing and is specifically designed to focus on painful joints or stiffness in the body as required. This therapeutic body treatment included a warming shea and mango butter foot balm which was so relaxing!
The body treatment rooms are definitely one of the nicest I have ever seen! They are all very large and decorated in different themes. Therapists were excellent and everything was well maintained!
The Kempinski Das Tirol offers several dining options. Breakfast is served at restaurant Steinberg. This restaurant is known for its authentic cuisine and I liked the decoration. It sort of felt like being in a large, luxurious mountain lodge. Breakfast here is something to look forward to. They even have complimentary champagne and freshly made smoothies. Loved it! There’s a large buffet with endless options as well as several à la carte options. Everything you could wish for is there. Did you know that you can enjoy breakfast here until noon? How cool is that? Having dinner is possible here as well with their signature dish, the lamb stew.
We had dinner at Sra Bua, the signature restaurant at the Kempinski Das Tirol. First of all, when I entered the restaurant the decoration blew me away! It is such a gorgeous place! The chefs did an excellent job too. We thoroughly enjoyed their tasting menu, a culinary journey. From the consommé with beef, leek and rice pasta to the caviar and veal entrecote with teriyaki and som tam. Every single item we tasted was divine! The gastronomic meal emphasizes togetherness, the pleasure of taste and was served by very professional staff. The waiters were very knowledgeable about each dish, even about the wines. I found the food quite innovative and sophisticated
The Kempinski Das Tirol is a top notch five star hotel in a fantastic location! I appreciate their way of working involving local farmers etc. The rooms are luxurious, service is top notch and the spa is unbelievable! Do know that this hotel is also paradise during winter as you have direct access to a ski lift which will take you directly to the slopes. I will return in a heartbeat! Highly recommended for a luxurious mountain getaway!