Decisions, decisions! Golf is a popular sport around the world, so here is a holiday destination in Austria to consider that might not have previously been on your holiday radar.
If at least one family member prefers skiing to golf, or vice versa, this can cause conflict when it comes to choosing an annual sporting holiday.
The four-star, family-run Hotel Riml in Hochgurgl, south-west Austria, offers the ideal compromise for lovers of both sports, as during the winter months, avid golfing guests can still hone their swing with free access to the extensive indoor golf area where help is at hand from the in-house instructor. With four simulators, golfers can test their skills by playing one of 50 courses around the world, or they can practise the most important part of the game on the indoor putting green.
Obergurgl/Hochgurgl is already a popular destination for travellers keen on snow sports and Hotel Riml is ideally located directly within the ski resort. This means guests can be skiing pretty much from the moment they leave the hotel’s front door, which makes it also perfect to spend the lunch break on the hotel’s sun terrace surrounded by a fantastic mountain backdrop.
Hotel Riml has 100 family suites and rooms that offer spectacular views, however, for those that prefer the freedom of self-catering, but with the benefit of using the hotel's facilities, the apartments (Homes by Riml) in the town centre are worth considering.
After a day on the mountains, whether that be skiing or hiking, or trying to improve your golf swing, the hotel offers the perfect conditions in which to wind down, with an indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, massage and beauty specialists. The newly built adults-only Sky Relax Area on the roof, with outdoor whirlpool bath, sauna and salt water steam room offers magnificent views of the Alps and pure relaxation. A trip to the sauna, aroma steam bath, herbal bath or saunarium will soon soothe tired muscles.
With Hotel Riml being a family-friendly hotel, there’s a children’s playroom supervised by two nannies at all times. The service is available for babies, toddlers and children, allowing parents to relax knowing their children are in safe hands.
The Putt in Bar and the Panorama Bar are ideal for a drink before eating in one of the on-site dining rooms: the elegant Defregger dining room, the Alpine room adorned in typical Tyrolean style, or the Romantik room. On the menu is traditional Austrian cuisine with a new and modern twist, accompanied by exquisite wines from around the world to perfectly round off a memorable dining experience.
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