Mia Alpina . Zillertal Family Retreat, Fügen, Austria: Mountains of fun
“Mum, I’m bored” – that’s something you’ll never hear from your kids during a stay at the Mia Alpina, and with the new Play Factory, there’s even more to keep them entertained.
The name of this hotel says it all. Situated in the centre of the Zillertal valley in Tyrol in the heart of the Zillertal Alps, a mountain range in western Austria, the Alpina is a lifestyle hotel for families that offers plenty of room for children to enjoy themselves.
But there is of course much more to this family-run, four-star superior hotel. As an example, there’s the new adults- only penthouse spa on the fifth floor – as a family hotel, it goes without saying that there is great focus on ensuring parents are able to relax. This is the place to enjoy a heavenly view of the Zillertal mountain landscape, work up a sweat in one of the panoramic saunas or the steam room, and experience the sensory shower, then take a well-deserved break in the cosy relaxation room.
And all the while, your little darlings can do whatever they enjoy most in the childcare facilities – there’s a way for everyone to get the most out of their holiday here. There are childcare options available for teenagers, children and babies seven days and 84 hours a week, with an area of 300 m2 in which they can run around, laugh and make friends. If water is more their thing, they can also splash around in Woody’s indoor and outdoor activity pool, which has a cool triple water slide and a treehouse family sauna. Any youngsters wanting to be like the grown ups can even book in for a short massage. As well as a weekly pool party there’s the new Play Factory to explore, where kids can make the most of the teen lounge and its bowling alley, billiards, table tennis and pinball. Those with a fondness for animals will particularly enjoy the pony rides straight from the hotel, as well as paying a visit to the alpacas, rabbits, goats and ponies at the petting zoo, which allows children the opportunity to have some downtime.
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Back to the adults. The rooms boast high-quality interior design and furnishings, and are now fitted with adjustable air conditioning to provide a cool place to retreat to on hot summer days and nights.
The popular Zillertal Activcard is included in the room price for stays of four nights or longer and will broaden the scope for adventure considerably: going up and down the mountains in various cable cars, entry to the public swimming pools, free use of public transport in the region, plus other savings.
In the new Vino wine cellar there’s not only a lot to see, there is of course also a wide variety of wines to taste. It’s easy to spend a lot of time here before you head off to indulge in the homely yet modern and simple cuisine served up by chef Markus Kobliha, who places great emphasis on the regionality and origin of this ingredients.
Children will most likely prefer to discover the many exciting highlights of the hotel, such as trampolining, the bouncy castle, the pony paddock, the petting zoo, the football field, the swings, sand pits, the gym, the activity pools, the triple water slide and so much more. We’re pretty sure that with this many attractions on offer for the whole family, you won’t have stopped talking about your stay until you come back the next time.
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