Hotel Gotthard, Lech

Hotel Gotthard, Lech

As one of the world’s leading winter sport destinations Austria’s VorArlberg region, is not to be missed. However if you don’t fancy falling off skis and more the type to sip hot chocolate and take rides on a ski lift, then summer is the best time to visit Lech. The four star superior Hotel Gotthard is the perfect base to explore the VorArlberg region for hiking, swimming in mountain lakes and a relaxing retreat.

IMG_8306Neighbouring Zurich is a mere two hour, scenic drive from Zurich, up to Hotel Gotthard that sits at 1450m. Hotel Gotthard was established in 1931 by entrepreneurial grandmother, Filomena Walch. Now Clemens and Nicole Walch are the third generation to continue the family legacy, and proudly run Hotel Gotthard with the motto “We are home, we are family, we are friends.” It’s quite refreshing to stay at a hotel where the motto really runs true, as Nicole and Clemens are both so warm and welcoming, one leaves feeling you have visited family.

The hotel has fifty-two well appointed guest rooms, two restaurants , a cafe and the delightful aroma of fresh bread from the in house bakery, speaks for itself.

Photo Credit: Hotel Gotthard

Photo Credit: Hotel Gotthard

There are charming, cosy alcoves to relax in throughout the hotel, ideal to snuggle into for a crispy cinnamon dusted apfelstrudel studded with walnuts. Or better still a glass of wine, with a selection of cheese boards and ham, after a day exploring Lech.


IMG_7052The Gotthard Stube is one of the plush dining rooms, furnished with sophistication, where breakfast can be enjoyed. The continental breakfast showcases a lovely spread of freshly baked breads. It’s a great opportunity to taste the assortment of breads and cakes if you can get past the decadent chocolate croissants. It’s no wonder the Lech Bakery supplies the regions restaurants and hotels.



Hotel Gotthard’s spa has an indoor swimming pool, and a variety of steam rooms and saunas and relaxation areas. It’s easy to loose track of time whilst rejuvenating in the spa after a day hiking through the mountains of Lech.


Photo Credit: Hotel Gotthard


Photo Credit: Hotel Gotthard

Whether or not you are a keen golfer, the recently inaugurated Golf Lech Club is undoubtedly the most picturesque nine hole golf course, set amongst snow capped mountains. As the highest golf course in Austria, it’s great to book tee times for a round of golf in the summer.

imageHotel Gotthard is ideally situated for ski season and also perfect for a secluded summer, mountain retreat. It is a beautifully memorable venue for a mountain wedding or a corporate event. The charm of beautiful Lech is truly captured at Hotel Gotthard.

Hotel Gotthard, Lech, Omesberg 119,  6764 Lech am Arlberg, Austria

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