RELAX GUIDE AWARDS POSTHOTEL TOP MARKS – THE SPA AWARD 2019
According to the Relax Guide – a hotel review guide that rates hotels in the areas of spa, health and beauty – the Posthotel Achenkirch is the oldest and “undoubtedly the most renowned spa hotel” in Tyrol. Since 1999, lilies have been awarded to Austria’s top hotels and the Posthotel on Lake Achensee has repeatedly received excellent reviews.
The Relax Guide Hotel Review
The Relax Guide assesses hundreds of hotels in Austria as part of its annual hotel review, and has included hotels in Germany since 2001. The hotel reviews are always anonymous. Factors taken into consideration include the hotel’s location, cleanliness and employee friendliness, the atmosphere, hotel cuisine, room furnishings and its proximity to public transport. For the Spa category, in which the Posthotel Achenkirch was assessed, the spa facilities play an important role.
In a similar fashion to the “toques” awarded in the food industry, the Relax Guide uses lilies to indicate hotel quality. Above 13 points, one lily for “very good service” is awarded. Above 15 points, 2 lilies are awarded for excellent service and 3 lilies are awarded above 17 points for outstanding results. 4 lilies are awarded above 19 points for so-called “superior establishments“. The maximum award is 20 points which includes 4 lilies and a “highest rating”.
4 lilies for the 5 star Posthotel Achenkirch
It’ that time again – the Posthotel Achenkirch will also be recognised for top-quality service in 2019: 4 lilies awarded in the Relax Guide. The 5-star adults only hotel excelled in many areas, one of which included its central, yet quiet location in the heart of Achenkirch. The large selection of rooms offered counted positively towards its rating, as did the courteous attitude of the staff and the award-winning cuisine which is heavily based on local produce. Other factors which contributed to the overall results were the general hotel facilities, such as the wine cellar, a cigar lounge, free parking and a complimentary car wash facility for hotel guests. The main contributor, however, was the 7,000 m² spa facility at the Posthotel Achenkirch. The Relax Guide is satisfied – nothing is left to be desired:
- 6 swimming pools
- 2 whirlpools
- 8 saunas
- Steam room
- Infra red cabins
- 2 gyms
- Sunbathing area
- Ladies’ spa
- Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
The Relax Guide also highlights the wide range of daily relaxation and activity programmes for guests to enjoy at the 5-star Posthotel Achenkirch. These include meditation, Qi Gong, yoga, Tai Chi and pilates. The Posthotel Achenkirch is home to its very own indoor and outdoor tennis court and, as if that isn’t enough, it also has multiple squash courts. A special highlight is the hotel’s private 18-hole golf course in Achenkirch. The Posthotel Golfclub Achensee can be reached in just a few minutes by using one of the hotel’s golf carts for enjoying a round of alpine golf in the mountains. Another special feature is the hotel’s very own Lipizzan breed of horses, stud farm and riding stables where there is the option to take riding lessons.
The best Posthotel offers
Anyone interested in visiting the Posthotel Achenkirch for a top-quality spa break based on the excellent reviews in the Relax Guide can opt for the “Everything for beauty – Fast results” package deal. A 4-night stay at the 5-star Posthotel Achenkirch allows plenty of opportunity to take advantage of the 7,000 m² spa facilities. The package also includes a two-day beauty treatment, which could include a massage and aloe vera body peeling, for example.
Those looking for a week-long break to unwind and relax should consider the “Power of Earth – Black Gold” spa package. This naturally includes free use of the spa facilities. The package also includes various treatments using the infamous Tyrolean stone oil.