When we travel, we do not look for the most luxurious hotels of them all. The most important thing for us when choosing our few days home away, it has to have that something about it. It can either be the history of the hotel, the view from the windows or the interesting architecture.
But when going to the mountains we seek the somewhat traditional, Alpine look of it all, which we saw in hotel Sedona Lodge, along with their stunning wellness area, this hotel ultimately became number one option for our anniversary celebration.
Now in Sedona Lodge you have many options to choose from, when it comes to your room. You may get the smaller ones, when you are a bit tight on budget, or you can choose to go the more royal version of holiday style and that is a penthouse with a massive view of the surrounding area and mountains. Choice is yours here, but whichever room it may be, you can always be sure to sleep in a very comfy bed. You should also pay attention to the bathroom as the shower is bigger compared to hotel standards and you can also enjoy listening to a radio while taking a bath.
There is also a little Nescafe coffee machine, so that you can have a cup of tea or a coffee in your room whenever you please.
Breakfast is the key to a good start to a happy day. Just come down from your room and right next to the reception is where you find the selection of foods. Options are wide and so anyone can please their appetite. If you fancy scrambled eggs or a fresh coffee, just reach to one of the always smiling ladies and they will bring it right away for you.
Dinner though, is something you should pay attention to. The restaurant in the hotel does not serve the typical a la cart neither buffet, as each evening is somehow different and to most you should have a reservation. Our first evening we had the opportunity to experience the Tiroler evening, where we chose from couple traditional Austrian meals. The second evening we were not so lucky, as we came late for the fondue evening (sunday) and needed to have a reservation.
Not to of course forget about the wellness, which we were very pleased about. It wasn't the biggest we have experienced, but it included everything and the style of it which was very nice. In your room you will find a bag with slippers, towels and bathrobes to use while accommodating yourself on one of those beds with a great view of the surroundings.
Pool is sizable with a luke warm temperature, opening from 8 to 20, where the last opening hour is strictly for adults only, which is a nice detail some may enjoy. There is also a sun terrace which, during the summer, gives you a perfect view on the mountains around.
Wellness zone also includes three saunas, separated from the pool. In this area you can refresh yourself with some nuts or fruits and relax in a cozy bed with blanket by a electric fireplace to give that calming mood, Such a nice place, which simply allows you to stop and live for the moment.
Apart from waving jealous people walking by with a bird eye view of the surroundings, we being so comfortable in such a hotel, that leaving seemed like a bad dream waiting to happen, as the Alpine style hotel grows on you.
If you are planning on staying at Sedona lodge please don't take our word for it, go there and experience it. The ski sloaps are just around the corner (although transport is available from the hotel as well) along with rental stores if you tend to forget something back home.
Fiss Seilbahnstr. 1, Austria
Our rating among 4* hotels - 9/10
Video from our trip