Montag, 29. Oktober 2018

Kinderhotel Dachsteinkönig - Summer Fun

"Enjoy holidays with your family in every aspect... in Winter... and also inSummer! :-)"


This year we had the chance to refresh our winter-impressions from the outstanding familyhotel "Dachsteinkönig" and we want to share our summer-impressions with you. 
As the interior design hasn’t change, we will focus on the activities around the astonishing hotel. 


What has changed since our winter-visit - what will you find in summer?

  • There is a new self-service soft ice-bar, where all your dreams come true. Ice with all toppings - yam!
  • Outdoor you will find a beautiful garden, where you can try herbs and typical Austrian berries - such as ‚Ribisel‘ - red current. 
  • The kids enjoyed the bouncy castles a lot - great fun. 
  • Also there is a small animal farm - there has been a tiny pony and donkeys - so cute!
  • All kind of vehicles for free use, will make kids tired :) - and if you have a little extra budget, your kids can rent e-trials. Don’t miss this!!
  • A tiny crazy golf station will show who’s the best player in your family.



Recommended Activities?
  • Go Hiking
    • Heilbronn: Take the Krippenstein cable car to go up to the top and enjoy an outstanding view already during the ride. There is a family-friendly trail which can be recommended in any way, as beside the beautiful landscape there are lots of things to explore for children.
    • Zwieselalm: Take the Gosaukamm cable car to go up the mountains and choose one of the nice trails there. Make sure to visit the authentic Zwieselalmhütte for nice lunch and a great view.
  • Boat ride 
    • Go to the beautiful Gosau See, which can be reached in just some minutes by car and rent a boat there. You will have a great time cruising around the lake and watch the climbers on a spectacular track above the sea.
  • Visit Hallstatt - A Unesco World Heritage Site
    • The little village has a history reaching back 4000 years and is located and built directly on the Hallstätter See. Really impressive, but go there early as it is usually pretty crowded there.








“We already had a great time in Winter, but we were surprised how much we enjoyed the summer there as well. Lots of new possibilities have been established, we loved the oustanding hiking experiences and the kids couldn't be stopped riding the amazing E-Trial bikes.”




Facts 
“Leading Family Hotel & Resort Dachsteinkönig” is a 4 star superior rated family hotel in the beautiful Dachstein region of Upper Austria. It has 105 family suites with separate kids’ bedroom & 12 luxury chalets.

As it is a member of the known brand „Kinderhotels“ the offering for kids is outstanding:
- 2000 m2 indoor play area looked after by a professional team of educationists
- huge outdoor play area in the hotel garden with short slope for kids (beginners)
- bathing complex with astonishing features like a 100 m water slide and pool area including a family water park, outdoor pool (30°C all year round) & children’s indoor pool (35°C all year round)
- beginners ski slope
- kids wellness with e.g. chocolate massage
- childcare for kids all ages the whole day long in baby club, toddlers club, mini club, maxi club and youth club hosted by a professional team and a house own magician.
- petting zoo – donkeys and goats can be watched from the lobby.
- Gymnasium
- Family laundry
- Gokart area
- family bowling, air hockey, pool tables etc.

Furthermore
- Free underground parking
- Relaxing Spa area for adults only
- High class Food and beverages all day long inclusive
- Shop with ski-equipment (winter) and bikes (summer) for rent you’ll find next to the reception.


Design 
With a lot of wood in shabby-chic the interior designers created a warm and familiar atmosphere. Decoration is alpine and not too much. As it is a family hotel kids are welcome nearly everywhere and we are very pleased as the furniture for them is not “funny” but in the same colonial look as for the grown ups – so everything fits in very well.
The tale of the “Dachsteinkönig” is kind of an orientation system within the hotel. Cockerel “Luki”, Dog “Lisl”, black bull “Toni” and the boy “Godei”, the heroes of the tale, are guiding through the hotel. It is a well figured out concept.
The split-levels and alcoves divide the huge restaurant area in comfortable parts so everyone can feel homely. In the well-appointed wine cellar you’ll find specialties from all over the world.

Around
Winter
- Ski lift and “Brumsi” ski-area for kids are across the street.
- The cross-country ski runs around the hotel are astonishing (50km).
- The hotel offers transfers to a toboggan run.
- Winter hiking tours
- The Dachstein massif is breathtaking
Summer
- Hiking to Mountain pastures
- Mountain biking
- Golf course

Conclusio
Very rarely you find a hotel where parents and children are hosted in a way that everybody is so satisfied. The owner Ernst Mayer and his team have created a concept that gratifies all your individual needs as a family in a high class way – wishes are fulfilled even before you have asked for.
Often the devil is in the detail but not here – every nut, bolt and screw is well elaborated so that your holiday will be unforgettable.





Kinderhotel Dachsteinkönig (Hotel Information)

The Dachsteinkönig Kinderhotel in Gosau – a holiday for the whole family

Rated “Four-Star Superior”, the Leading Family Hotel & Resort Dachsteinkönig in Gosau, Upper Austria, lies at the foot of the Dachstein and is a model for other Kinderhotels across Europe. The best Kinderhotels in Austria distinguish themselves by their outstanding family-friendly facilities and are recognised with 5 Kinderhotel Smileys.

All-inclusive family holiday: Everything under one roof. Just the way it should be.
An exciting programme of activities for the whole family every day – a family bowling alley at the hotel – family water play area in the swimming pool – a great range of excursions in the wonderful Salzkammergut – a stone’s throw from the nearest cable car (to the Dachstein West hiking and ski area) – culinary options to suit all tastes – special dishes for allergy sufferers, vegetarians and vegans – soft drinks available around the clock – wellness activities for adults and children

“A holiday can only be called a family holiday when there is something for both children and adults. This is something I firmly believe in and is what makes the Dachsteinkönig one of the best Kinderhotels in Austria.”

Ernst Mayer, hotel owner



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Samstag, 28. Juli 2018

Barcelo Bilbao Nervion

"Explore an arty and beautiful city from a modern and very well equipped home base..."




Facts 
The Bilbao Nervión ist located in the heart of bilbao in walking distance of the old town, the Guggenheim museum and the shopping district. From some rooms you have a beautiful view at the river ‘Ria de bilbao’. The hotel offers 350 rooms or suits which are fully equipped.

Free high-speed Wi-Fi
32" SAT TV with LCD flat screen
Free access to the fitness studio
Heating and air-conditioning
Cots (subject to availability)
All rooms are non-smoking
Restaurant in the hotel is a blend of tradition and innovation, respecting the essence of Basque cuisine, recognised worldwide for its quality.
Parking lot
Excellent breakfast buffet


Design 
The rooms are designed with a ‘quiet atmosphere’, perfect to relax after an exciting visit at the Guggenheim, sportive actions or city experience. In every corner of the hotel you will find references to the town, of the art in town or nearby attractions – such as Oma Painted Forest. 

 


Around
Just around the corner you’ll find the ‘Funicular de Artxanda’ – the funicular – a tram-connect to the Plaza del Funicular, alongside with the Paseo del Campo Volantín, with Artxanda Mountain from which you have a beautiful view all over Bilbao city.

All around the Nervion you’ll find beautiful small wine bars and restaurants, where you can try the typical ‘pintxos” – so delicious!

As mentioned above the astonishing Guggenheim museum is reachable within 10 minutes walking distance. A beautiful walk next to the river.




Conclusio
Barcelo Bilbao Nervion is the perfect starting point to explore this arty and beautiful city. Nearly every interesting spot can reached by walking - the museums as well as the restaurants (some have  Michelin Stars!) and bars and the old town. You should definitely use the underground to visit the awesome wild and romantic beaches (e.g. Sopelana!!) and even have dinner there next to the sea. Or take some surfing lessons with the nice local surf guides. 





Hotel Information: Barcelo Bilbao Nervion - Urban and dynamic hotel

Design, technology, art, nature, modernity and sustainability join forces in the eco-urban concept of the Barceló Bilbao Nervión**** hotel.

The hotel is situated in the heart of Bilbao, next to the Town Hall and a 10 minute walk from the Guggenheim Museum, surrounded by the best areas for shopping and tasting the famous "pintxos". Perfectly connected to the train station, Termibus station and the airport, it is the perfect hotel for business trips or urban tourism.

A new concept of rest with fully equipped rooms under the B-Room rating. The hotel also offers a complete range of facilities and services for hosting conferences, conventions and all types of banquets and celebrations.

You can enjoy an excellent gastronomic offer at the Ibaizabal restaurant and the hotel’s café, famous for its creative "pintxos", which you can enjoy at your table or in the wine bar area.

The Barceló Bilbao Nervión oozes dynamism, which gives a contemporary urban vibe to stays for both business and leisure. The perfect place for getting to know the incredible city of Bilbao.




Barcelo Bilbao Nervion @ Tripadvisor

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Mittwoch, 10. Januar 2018

ALT WIEN KAFFEE

ALT WIEN KAFFEE are professional coffee roasters from Vienna. They love coffee and they run their company since 2000 and therefore have several years of experience in this very interesting topic.




 Their philosophy:
- highest quality beans, often organic
- fair price for the coffee growers
- straight-forward roasting without
- as fresh as possible




Please find enclosed a couple of fine tastes out of their portfolio:

PANAMA TYPICA
100% Arabica beans
- Cafetalera Fernandez
Medium Intense. Hazelnut, Honey, Red Berries. On the plate fruity, a bit Orange.

MARANELLO
50% Arabica beans, 50% Robusta Beans
- organic and Fair Trade
Intense blend of high quality beans. Medium Dark Roasted. Chocolate, red wine, dried fruits, Citrus. Very good!

ÄTHIOPIEN
100% Arabica beans from Ethiopia
- organic
- Yirgacheffe Amaro Gayo Natural
Single Origin. Exotic fruits, Vanilla, a bit sweetness. Intense and frutiy. Very interesting!

CARUSO BLEND
100% Arabica beans
Medium Dark Roasted. Chocolate, Hazelnut. Straight forward and balanced!

SUMATRA MANDHELING BIO
100% Arabica beans
- organic and Fair Trade
Intense. Chocolate, figs, cane sugar. Sweetness. Very nice!




ALT WIEN KAFFEE are from Vienna. They have a nice Online Shop with a huge amount of different tastes. Check them out!


More Information >>>>>> ALT WIEN KAFFEE

Freitag, 18. August 2017

Anderson Boutique Hotel

"Expect an inspirational boutique style with lots of design, personality and heart."




Facts 
The Andersen Boutique Hotel is located in the rising hipster-quarter Versterbro, in 200m distance to Copenhagen's central station. In the hotel there are 73 rooms and suites decorated in a unique style.
-) Find help at the reception desk 24hours.
-) Everyday wine hour
-) Non-smoking hotel
-) Free magazines and newspapers at the lobby
-) Bicycles for rent available
-) Beautiful and delicious breakfast buffet
-) Free WIFI




Design 
Actually the hotel is decorated in a mixed and match style. You’ll find references to the 60ies, 70ies, 80ies and also to actual design trends like baroque style chairs in the breakfast area from KARTELL.
Still the very colorful, ostentatious interior is harmonious. There are, of course, impacts of Scandinavian simplicity - for example in the small bathrooms.

The wine hour or the honesty bar are for sure parts of the design concepts, as they make you feel at home. 


Around
As mentioned above the hotel is nearby Copenhagen's central station, what makes it easy to get everywhere including the airport. Vesterbro is a former no-go area, you’ll find little evidence of seedy nightlife next to contemporary design shops, little coffees, bars and hip organic restaurants.

The upcoming Meatpacking district is meeting point of the sophisticated residents.

Conclusio
Andersen Boutique Hotel is the perfect starting point for your explorations. The staff is more than kind and will help you with every concern. Rooms are small but clean and cosy. As you will be in the atmospheric city most of the time, the hotel is perfekt for rest. In the bathroom you’ll find body wash sets from Molton and Brown.

Enjoy breakfast with fresh danish fish specialities, awesome bread or delicious sweet pastry. 





Anderson Boutique Hotel

Welcome to Andersen Hotel in the HEART of urban Copenhagen, Vesterbro our hood and one of Copenhagen's most hip areas. An area that is vibrant and known for a variety of restaurants and designer shops.

Andersen is uniquely decorated with materials from Designers Guild and lots of other savvy interior design. Come and get inspired. We offer 4 different room types and 3 color schemes, free for you to choose the colors you prefer and like the best.

With our unique Concept 24 you simply get more time out of your hotel stay. You can have a lay in or relax in the room before your departure. The room is yours for 24H from check in to check out – for free if you have booked directly.

We want you to feel at home. Help yourself to a drink from our Honesty Bar, borrow a magazine or play a board game. We trust in you and in our team and aim to make your stay comfortable and pleasent.

Welcome to the significant and recognizable Andersen Boutique style. Our reputation is about Karma. It is based on the experiences of our guests’ and the mutual effort of our team. Good music to our ears.



Anderson Boutique Hotel @ Tripadvisor

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Samstag, 12. August 2017

Beauftiful Golf Courses at the sea


If you are interested in Golf or playing yourself you should check out this big book about fifty of the most beautiful golf courses located at the sea. The term "Links Courses" initially meant courses located at the salty dunes and rough grass - for sure they all are extraordinary places.

There are traditional courses like St. Andrews, Birkdale oder Carnoustie, but also new outstanding links courses are built around the world, e.g. Bandon Dunes in Oregon or Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand. Also in Germany there are really impressing examples like Budersand on Sylt or Winston Links.

In any case you will get a good overview of these courses, and can decide afterwards which ones you want to visit on your own. It will be an outstanding experience.








296 pages, 250 photos, 25 cm x 30 cm

Author: Sebastien Audoux
Publisher: Heel Verlag
 (German)
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Donnerstag, 18. Mai 2017

Flying Roasters

Flying Roasters are coffee professionals. Since more than 5 years now. Located in Berlin. They love coffee, and they established a fair and transparent business model. And they are very nice people, too. :-)


They are part of Roasters United, they know most of their coffee growers personally and import only highest quality beans. They experiment a lot and when they are satisfied with the results they offer the roasted beans to their customers. And they seem to really like them!



Please find enclosed three fine tastes out of their portfolio:

Blackcup
A blend of 100% Arabica beans.
- 45 % Peru, Kooperative Cenfrocafe, Arabica washed
- 35 % Guatemala, Kooperative APPAECE, Arabica washed
- 20 % Sumatra, Kooperative Permata Gayo, Arabica washed
ReDesigned Italian Style. Organic. Pretty Dark Roasted. Chocolate, Cacao, a bit fruity.


Hummingbird
100% Arabica beans from Peru, washed.
Single Origin. Organic. Medium Dark Roasted. Lots of Chocolate, dried fruits, Citrus. Our favorite!


Fire Finch
100% Arabica beans from Ethiopia, natural.
Single Origin. Organic. Light Roasted. Exotic fruits, Mango, a bit sweetness, Caramel. Intense. Very interesting!






FLYING ROASTERS are from Berlin. They have a nice Online Shop, also offering subscription models. They also organize Coffee tastings and Barista courses. Check them out!


More Information >>>>>> Flying Roasters

Sonntag, 19. Februar 2017

Kinderhotel Dachsteinkönig



"Enjoy holidays with your family in every aspect..."


Facts 
“Leading Family Hotel & Resort Dachsteinkönig” is a 4 star superior rated family hotel in the beautiful Dachstein region of Upper Austria. It has 105 family suites with separate kids’ bedroom & 12 luxury chalets.

As it is a member of the known brand „Kinderhotels“ the offering for kids is outstanding:
- 2000 m2 indoor play area looked after by a professional team of educationists
- huge outdoor play area in the hotel garden with short slope for kids (beginners)
- bathing complex with astonishing features like a 100 m water slide and pool area including a family water park, outdoor pool (30°C all year round) & children’s indoor pool (35°C all year round)
- beginners ski slope
- kids wellness with e.g. chocolate massage
- childcare for kids all ages the whole day long in baby club, toddlers club, mini club, maxi club and youth club hosted by a professional team and a house own magician.
- petting zoo – donkeys and goats can be watched from the lobby.
- Gymnasium
- Family laundry
- Gokart area
- family bowling, air hockey, pool tables etc.

Furthermore
- Free underground parking
- Relaxing Spa area for adults only
- High class Food and beverages all day long inclusive
- Shop with ski-equipment (winter) and bikes (summer) for rent you’ll find next to the reception.



Design 
With a lot of wood in shabby-chic the interior designers created a warm and familiar atmosphere. Decoration is alpine and not too much. As it is a family hotel kids are welcome nearly everywhere and we are very pleased as the furniture for them is not “funny” but in the same colonial look as for the grown ups – so everything fits in very well.
The tale of the “Dachsteinkönig” is kind of an orientation system within the hotel. Cockerel “Luki”, Dog “Lisl”, black bull “Toni” and the boy “Godei”, the heroes of the tale, are guiding through the hotel. It is a well figured out concept.
The split-levels and alcoves divide the huge restaurant area in comfortable parts so everyone can feel homely. In the well-appointed wine cellar you’ll find specialties from all over the world.

Around
Winter
- Ski lift and “Brumsi” ski-area for kids are across the street.
- The cross-country ski runs around the hotel are astonishing (50km).
- The hotel offers transfers to a toboggan run.
- Winter hiking tours
- The Dachstein massif is breathtaking
Summer
- Hiking to Mountain pastures
- Mountain biking
- Golf course

Conclusio
Very rarely you find a hotel where parents and children are hosted in a way that everybody is so satisfied. The owner Ernst Mayer and his team have created a concept that gratifies all your individual needs as a family in a high class way – wishes are fulfilled even before you have asked for.
Often the devil is in the detail but not here – every nut, bolt and screw is well elaborated so that your holiday will be unforgettable.







Kinderhotel Dachsteinkönig

The Dachsteinkönig Kinderhotel in Gosau – a holiday for the whole family

Rated “Four-Star Superior”, the Leading Family Hotel & Resort Dachsteinkönig in Gosau, Upper Austria, lies at the foot of the Dachstein and is a model for other Kinderhotels across Europe. The best Kinderhotels in Austria distinguish themselves by their outstanding family-friendly facilities and are recognised with 5 Kinderhotel Smileys.

All-inclusive family holiday: Everything under one roof. Just the way it should be.
An exciting programme of activities for the whole family every day – a family bowling alley at the hotel – family water play area in the swimming pool – a great range of excursions in the wonderful Salzkammergut – a stone’s throw from the nearest cable car (to the Dachstein West hiking and ski area) – culinary options to suit all tastes – special dishes for allergy sufferers, vegetarians and vegans – soft drinks available around the clock – wellness activities for adults and children

“A holiday can only be called a family holiday when there is something for both children and adults. This is something I firmly believe in and is what makes the Dachsteinkönig one of the best Kinderhotels in Austria.”

Ernst Mayer, hotel owner



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