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Ski-in/Ski-out at Hotel Sonnenburg
Our family hotel in Lech is located directly on the ski slopes next to the ski school. You will be out of our ski room and on the slope in under a minute.
It has been a good day: sun, exercise, fresh mountain air. Now it is time for a little relaxation. Fortunately, the Sonnenburg is a hotel with pool. Carrying a captivating book, you leisurely walk down to the basement. When you arrive at the pool area, you are instantaneously wow-ed: across the green-blue sparkle of the pool your gaze plunges directly into the stunning Oberlech mountainscape. You admire the imposing Alps through the large panorama front.
That is to say, the choice is yours now: head into the pool? Use the Finnish sauna? Submerge yourself in new worlds while reading your book on a comfortable lounger? Or simply lean back and enjoy the fantastic view over the Lech mountains?
Have we sparked your interest in our elegant panorama pool? It is at the heart of the Sonnenburg spa experience and designed to make you and your family feel comfortable. For instance, our stainless-steel pool was custom made for us in 2018 and sports a length of 10 metres and a width of 4 metres. That way you will find plenty of space for exercise and relaxation in and around our indoor pool. Have a swim from dawn to dusk while you enjoy the unique panoramic view of the majestic Omeshorn and the Lech Alps.
As yet another highlight, our family sauna is situated right next to the swimming pool. There you can spend the afternoons relaxing with your loved ones. This Finnish sauna will boost your immune system with temperatures between 80 and 90 degree Celsius. Afterwards, you will find ample room to further unwind in our pool area. And if you feel like reading: we have established a unique swimming pool library for children and adults. You can pick a book from there or bring your own. Enjoy it in one of our reading alcoves adjoining the panorama front or on our comfortable loungers. However, these are just a few of the reasons why we call ourselves “literary hotel”.
It successfully completes the overall concept of our pool area: the Finnish sauna. At temperatures of 80 to 90 degrees Celsius, this Finnish bath improves our guests’ health and helps both young and old to relax. An active day in the mountains of Oberlech has strained your body? So, allow your tense muscles to melt during the afternoons in our family sauna. Preferably with your whole family.
From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the sauna next to our hotel pool then turns into a sauna only for ladies. A peaceful and warm spot for women where mothers, daughters, girlfriends – in short: all female guests – can stay among themselves and completely relax in the early evenings.
Your kids will love our swimming pool: here they can romp, dive, and splash to their hearts’ content. And while your kids are playing in the water, you can relax at the pool area. Of course, parents enjoy their time at our indoor hotel pool as well. Swim a few laps after a long day of hiking or winter sports while you enjoy the view of the Arlberg’s regal mountain panorama.
When the Sonnenburg’s pool was first built in 1967, we became the first hotel with a swimming pool in Oberlech. Even though there existed hotels with swimming pools in the “lowlands”: at an altitude of 1,650 metres, building a swimming pool was a structural masterpiece at the time. Our indoor swimming pool was a novelty in alpine Austria in the 1960s. And accordingly, it attracted an increasingly international audience to the Sonnenburg hotel.
Since that time, the pool’s technology has been constantly renewed and modernised. During a major renovation campaign from 2016 to 2018, we have completely modernized our pool area. In other words, we made it more functional and beautiful for you. Now, our state-of-the-art panorama pool unites elegance and modern design. For our guests’ comfort, we also have enlarged the swimming pool: you can now swim your laps in a 4 by 10 meters hygienic stainless-steel pool. Which, by the way, the Austrian company Felder custom-made to meet the high standards of our 5-star Sonnenburg guests.
Making our guests feel comfortable in and around our pool is very important to us. At the same time, we prefer to surround you only with beauty and top quality in our hotel with pool. For this purpose, we use every means at our disposal: whether it be Austrian design, high-quality materials or the natural beauty of the Lech mountains. Our hotel’s design has been created to reflect all these elements. Gerald Schriebl, a renowned interior designer from Lech am Arlberg, is the man in charge of the interior design for our swimming pool area. But let us delve into details.
The back walls of the relaxation area are decorated with printed panelling. They show fish, newts, frogs, water striders, and more animals. During the summer you can find all of them in a nearby pond called “Libellensee” in Oberlech. A team of designers, WEIBERWIRTSCHAFT from nearby Innsbruck, has created this clean design. One of our favourite details is the embroidery on the decorative cushions which you will find on all our loungers. They were hand-stiched for us by talented refugee women from all over the world as part of the initiative “Sticken für den Inneren Frieden” (“Embroidery for Inner Peace”).
You might notice that we have covered the ceilings and walls in spruce wood. One reason for this is the acoustics in the swimming pool area. Wood panels will make you stay pleasantly calm – even while children are having fun in the pool. Another reason is that wood has a positive effect on an indoor climate. What is more, this way we bring a piece of Austrian mountain forest right into our hotel swimming pool. And by the way: it is the handmade tiles from Morocco that provide the contrasting colour accents.
“Reading is a great miracle” writes the magnificent Austrian poet Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach. And speaks right from our hearts: as a literary hotel in beautiful Oberlech, it is our goal to unite nature and literature to create a unique experience. And that is what we did in our swimming pool area. We set up a swimming pool library for our guests. Over 50 books entertain young and grown-up readers on the subjects of “water” and “swimming”. With this in mind, you can leave your favourite book in your room. A replacement is right around the corner.
To round off your literary experience, we made sure that the reading alcoves we installed along the panoramic front are well lit. Besides, there are reading lamps next to our pool loungers as well. And if you have read enough by the swimming pool you can visit our hotel library. Or browse through the Sonnenburg book box that you will find in your room.
At just a few steps from the pool and family sauna you will find our spa area. After swimming in our hotel pool guests aged 14 and up can come here for peace and relaxation. Enjoy your time at our spa whether you choose the warmth of the Finnish sauna, a visit to our Laconium or the steam bath. You can boost your immune system in our infrared cabin or the alpine “Heukraxenbad”. During your visit of our extensive sauna area your muscles will quickly relax after an active day in the Lech Alps. In between all these activities you can cool off at our ice fountain or in the mist grotto. Our relaxation area allows you to fully unwind and recharge your batteries at our delicious tea bar stocked with water, tea, and snacks. In addition to visiting the Sonnenburg sauna area, we recommend an elaborate massage by our certified massage therapist.