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Leading Family Hotel & Resort Dachsteinkönig****s

Probably the most exciting and innovative family hotel is located in Gosau (Upper Austria): the leading family hotel & resort Dachsteinkönig****s.

Behind the project, which will take family holidays to a new level, are experts in the business: Ernst Mayer and his family have, for years, reached new mile-stones in creating exclusive holiday packages for guests of all ages (Leading Family Hotel & Resort Alpenrose****SKinderhotel Oberjoch****). Now the Mayers are investing their years of experience and their wealth of experi-ence in their latest „baby“- the Dachsteinkönig.

A brief glance behind the scenes and you will be certain: This will be, without any doubt, a perfect family hotel. The plans could not be better. The Dachsteinkönig will be brand new, and built in green surroundings. „We are already at an advantage in that we have been developing and managing child-friendly hotels for many years. And yet we are always surprised at how our young guests’ dreams and wishes change over the years. These have been the basis of our discussions, and the whole concept for our new hotel take these requirements into account.

The new Dachsteinkönig will be completely different to other hotels in this category“ said Ernst Mayer. Ernst Mayer and his family will create more than 120 job opportunities in the region. This will be an all year round business.

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Off the wall

The brochure for the Leading Family Hotel & Resort Dachsteinkönig reads "Oh man, Daddy, come up with something new." In fact, even families who have already experienced a lot will discover an unprecedented holiday resort in Dachsteinkönig

A children's hotel must also meet high aesthetic standards. The Mayer family aim to achieve all this in building the Dachsteinkönig. "We want to convey not only to the parents, but especially to our children the importance of creativity, beauty, aesthetics and comfort, and conjure up a welcoming atmosphere, so that everybody in the family is left happy from the moment they arrive," says hotel director Florian Mayer. Therefore, a classy family paradise is being built. 105 family suites and twelve chalet units (single and double chalets with their own panoramic sauna) put exclusive state-of-the-art living conditions at families' disposal in the Dachsteinkönig. All of the suites include their own nursery and luxury facilities for all ages.


XXL Children's World

Babies and children from the age of one week onwards are cared for by professionals. 20 trained childminders - mostly kindergarten teachers - are responsible for running the baby club (0-1 years), the Krabbelclub (1-2 years), the Mini Club (3-5 years), the Maxi Club (6-11 years) and the teen club (12-16 years) available seven days a week, between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. The indoor play area is a sensational 2.000 m². A cinema and theatre, a soft play area on two floors, a gymnastics hall, indoor go-karts and much more go well beyond the children's wildest dreams. The "craziest" facility is probably the 100-metre-long waterslide in the bathing area with numerous pools and attractions. Outdoors, children can enjoy a huge area with bouncy castle, adventure playground, Bobby Car trail, petting zoo and many more unforgettable adventures.


Parents are king

For grown-ups there is a 1.000 m² wellness and sauna area with luxurious SPA, which is perfect for relaxation in peace and quiet. "A holiday can only be classed as a family holiday if it is perfect for adults as well as the children" states Ernst Mayer. In Gosau there will be 11 treatment rooms offering massage, spa and beauty treatments, as well as an ayurvida clinic. Ägyptos, Ligne St. Barth and Maria Galland will be the quality products used in the SPA. In addition, there will be six different saunas, an exterior panoramic sauna, relaxation room, relaxation area with juice bar, small swimming pool, fitness room, indoor golf simulator, and much more.


Holiday paradise for connoisseurs big and small

Young diners will eat in their own "Kinder Restaurant". Grown-ups will enjoy gourmet dishes in the top quality dining room, and can choose from the extensive wine list. There is something to suit all tastes here at the Dachsteinkönig. And the children need not be left behind. You will find everything here under one roof with family suites, chalets, restaurant, children's world, music theatre, welnness for young and old with lots of open space all around. It simply has to be.


Highlights for children:

  • Comprehensive childcare by age group in five furnished rooms (7 days a week from 8am to 9pm!)
  • 2.000 m² indoor play area
  • Special children's restaurant
  • Giant outdoor area
  • Aquatic centre with family play area, 30°c year-round outdoor swimming pool, 35°c year-round indoor pool for kids, over 100 metre-long tire waterslide
  • Swimming pond
  • Ski slope for young beginners


Highlights for parents:

  • Family restaurant and wine bar
  • Gourmet cuisine and extensive wine list
  • 1,000 m² spa: Spa with 11 treatment rooms for massages, baths applications, cosmetics, Ayurveda, Aegyp-tos, Ligne St. Barth and Maria Galland products, a landscaped sauna area with 6 different saunas, pano-ramic outdoor sauna, relaxation room, communication and relaxation zone with a juice bar
  • Swimming pond
  • Excellent gym with personal trainer and Technogym equipment
  • Indoor golf simulator, as well as a golf course a few kilometres away
  • Varied leisure activities for adults with hiking, mountain biking, climbing, rafting, canyoning and guided Segway tours
  • Ski passes and ski school reservation at the hotel
  • Ski school drop-off and pick-up for children
  • Ski depot
  • Bicycle rental, inline skates, prams / buggies, complete baby and toddler equipment. Underground parking for all cars guaranteed


Fable: Little Godai and his friends

Much can be told about the Dachsteinkönig - from whom the Leading Family Hotel & Resort gets its name. According to the legend, he enchanted the pitiless dairy maids up on the high mountain pasture who refused weary hikers food and rest. Only a young lad, who had never told a lie, with a black bull and a black cockerel can redeem them. Was that Godai and his friends? Young explorers will encounter them at the Leading Family Hotel & Resort Dachsteinkönig. Families spend exciting holidays in a fabulous landscape at the foot of the Dachstein overlooking the Gosaukamm. Just 100 metres away lies the cable car to the Dachstein West ski resort, which is the largest ski area in Upper Aus-tria with 142 kilometres of piste. The new fun slopes, the so-called 'Brumsi-Land' for children, guaranteed snow and plenty of cosy cabins make it perfect for the whole family. The 50-kilometre-long cross-country trail makes many skier's hearts beat even faster. Even in summer, the mountains offer much. Adventurers roam the primeval forest and the idyllic pastures lure hikers. The Dachstein and the Gosaukamm are a paradise for climbers and mountain bikers. The new Dachsteinkönig is situated just an hour's drive from Salzburg, two hours from Munich and three hours from Vienna.

Am Hornspitz 1
4824 Gosau



Tel.: +43 6136 8888

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