Tauern Spa Kaprun
…is a wellness highlight to me over and over again, despite the fact that I usually spend a lot of time in thermal spas, wellness hotels and such in general.
For once this is due to the fact that the TauernSpa www.tauernspakaprun.com is very near to where I live and I enjoy the surroundings of Zell am See with the majestic mountains, the broad and sunny valley, and the elegant lake.
On the other side the TauernSpa for me lies truly within the Spa category, and less “fun and action pool”.
Even though the spa offers a great variety for a broad target group, one does not feel overwhelmed or flustered. There are
- the beauty area
- sports-, fitness- and active offerings
- large pool areas inside and outdoors
- a pool area dedicated to children
- sauna with hourly infusions
- relaxation rooms
- restaurant and bistro etc.
This time we booked the so called Relax Day vacation and checked in at the info desk instead of the nearby check in/out cashier desks. The friendly receptionist equipped us with
- a bag and slippers
- info materials such as a spa brochure, treatment menu and map
- chip bracelet, which serves as locker key and payment method during the visit
- a variety of vouchers (discount on treatments, voucher for restaurant)
…and sent us on our way.
Once you have understood that there are two different stairwells which lead to different areas, orientation around the facility is easy.
Actually we planned to start our spa day with a healthy breakfast (included) in the restaurant, but unfortunately we were a little late and had to skip it.
Instead, we headed straight for the gym, where you can find everything you need for your workout: cardio equipment, machines for upper and lower body, free weights (including lighter weights suitable for women), and smaller equipment and accessories such as mats, balls, foam roller etc.
Of course there is also a water dispenser, music, towels and to top it all off a sensational view!
Through an underground tunnel you can reach the connected 4*S hotel with its panorama spa area on the top floor.
This small, but pretty are is my favourite:
- it is more quiet and private compared to the larger pool areas
- it has a small and intimate sauna area with bio sauna, Finnish sauna and steam room
- there are refreshments available such as tea, water, juices, fresh fruit, dried fruit and nuts
- sufficient relaxation beds around the pool, or water beds on the so-called ‘lower deck’ (as a Relax-day-guest one actually has the privilege of reserved relaxation beds, which we did not make use of the day (a weekday) we visited, as the entire facility was rather quiet that day with only a few visitors.
- provides good staff presence: a spa attendant is available all the time without being intrusive
- sun terrace with panoramic views of the ski slopes
- and above all the spectacular skyline pool!
As said before, the facility was minimally patronised that very day, thus everything seemed clean and tidy. Although, apart from the above mentioned spa attendant, I did not notice any staff members that were taking care of cleanliness or care. And I have to say, that my critique was not entirely satisfactory when checking corners.
Conclusion: Still, I enjoy visiting the TauernSpa as it offers me adequate relaxation and retreat in a suitable frame.
Have you visited a thermal spa lately? If so, which one?