I’ve stayed in far too many average hotels recently and, initially, I approached the Gradonna Mountain Resort with scepticism. To put so huge a complex in Kal’s small, village-like atmosphere at the foot of the Grossglockner appeared to be an acquired taste at first. But after experiencing it first hand, I’ve been converted. Here’s why:
- Magnificent views
The view from the rooms is simply stunning – prepare to go weak in the knees when you peer out of your bedroom and bathroom windows.
- Outstanding staff
Courteous and charming, the staff went above and beyond, attending to my every need – when I turned up 45 minutes before the indoor pool opened, it was promptly unlocked, just for me! I’ve got stacks similar stories, all very positive but, in summary: you’ll feel welcome from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave.
- Fantastic food
The breakfast is heavenly (allow yourself two hours to fully appreciate it) and the five-course evening meals are an inspiration, with a diverse daily menu and new surprises each day.
The hotel spa, superb bedrooms, spacious lobby and relaxing bar area make the decision to step outside a tough one, when the urge to stay indoors is so tempting.
Top tips: If possible, book a room or suite in the tower, staying as high up as possible – the view is even better from here and the infrared cabins give fantastic mountain vistas. For the most relaxing long weekend in Gradonna, autumn and spring are my favourite seasons.