Hotel Gotthard

  • Austria, Lech

  • 4.5

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The stylish Hotel Gotthard is in the centre of Lech and has been family run for three generations. It started out as a small bakery and guesthouse with only eight beds in the 1930's, and has remained in the family ever since, slowly growing in size and splendour, but retaining the traditional character and welcomingly, homely atmosphere. 

Tasty food and home-brewed beer

With its roots as a bakery, food is at the heart of the Hotel Gotthard and they still bake their own bread and pastries in the bakery today, just in time for you to enjoy at breakfast each morning. The family also brew their own beer and distil gin, which is served in the hotel bar. There's a café too, so grab a seat in the sun and tuck into a slice of homemade cake in the afternoon sun.

Family-friendly hotel

The Hotel Gotthard has everything you need for a relaxing stay, and the wellness area is idyllic. There's a large indoor pool with whirlpool and massage jets, plus relaxation area, and a sauna area (nude, open to ages 15+ only) with Finnish and bio saunas, steam room and waterbeds. There's a small outdoor pool, and large garden with sun loungers, plus a textile and family sauna that everyone can use (with swimwear). Children will love the indoor and outdoor play areas, and in the bar area there's a billiards table and game collection to keep teens (and adults) entertained.

Added value

One free massage per adult per stay (book by 30 Apr)

Use of all operating lifts & walkers' buses with included Lech Card from approx. 24 June (valid day after arrival)

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team


Lech, in the western reaches of Austria, is awash with see-and-be-seen skiers in winter. In summer, however, it’s a place transformed. The melting snows reveal jewel-green slopes and a village filled with gourmet restaurants and boutiques – plus summer cable cars and buses that open up several hundred kilometres’ worth of hiking and cycling paths. Summer holidays in Lech dive into this pretty picture of rugged mountains, turquoise lakes, meadows and forests, while also offering plenty for families with a penchant for adventure.

Walking holidays in Lech: 350 kilometres of alpine trails

Lech is a great base for exploring the mountainous Arlberg on foot and by bike. Seek out summits, and ramble wildflower meadows and woodland paths that start in the centre of Lech - stopping off at a rustic mountain hut or two along the way to treat your tastebuds and refuel with some local food. The Arlberg Trail is a long-distance path created in 2021 to connect the five Arlberg villages of Lech, St. Anton, St. Christoph, Zürs and Stuben. The Lechweg Trail is another classic, following one of the wildest river landscapes in Europe. One section goes through Lech and close to the river’s source at Formarinsee Lake – once voted the most beautiful place in the country by Austrian TV viewers.

From Walser roots to world gourmet village

Boutique shops, luxury hotels, spas and chic restaurants stock the streets of Lech. It can all feel a long way from the village’s modest farming roots. With the highest per capita ratio of award-winning restaurants, there's good reason this little gem is nicknamed the gourmet village. But look a little closer, and you’ll find traditional restaurants offering hearty Austrian recipes too. The good food continues into the mountains where you can refuel with Wiener schnitzel or kaiserschmarr'n (caramelised pancakes with rum-soaked raisins) in a rustic mountain hut.

You can get more of a flavour of Lech’s history in the Huber House Museum, as well as the 14th-century church of St. Nicholas, where a stern grey exterior hides away a delightfully OTT rococo interior.

Explore on summer lifts

Walkers and cyclists can take advantage of up to five ski lifts that open for the summer. Rüfikopfbahn climbs over 2,000 metres to the plateau of Lech Zürs, the first leg of the Green Ring (that’s the summer edition of the legendary White Ring ski circuit). Meanwhile, the Bergbahn Oberlech heads to a plateau renowned for its sunny hills, turquoise lakes, mountain huts and the Skyspace art installation, where you can watch the changing sky in a Space Age bunker.

Lech Forest Pool and the Green Riddle Ring

Lech Forest Pool lays out lanes, loungers, waterslides, playgrounds and and an ice cream kiosk amongst green lawns and the shady pines of the forest. In summer, kids’ alpine activity clubs transform children into mini mountaineers with forest camps and wildlife walks. Elsewhere, the Green Riddle Ring follows the Green Ring – but with a bonus round of puzzles to be cracked at each stop.

Why book a summer holiday in Lech with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Lech’s best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Lech include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 80
  • No. of buildings: 3
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 4.5


Superior Double Rooms are around 28m² and sleep two to four people with an Austrian Twin bed and a double sofa bed. They have a balcony and bath (with showerhead).

Comfort Garden Rooms are around 26m² and sleep two people with an Austrian Twin bed. They have a balcony and shower or bath (with showerhead).

Superior Single Rooms are around 18m² and have a shower or bath (with showerhead).

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Safe
  • Minibar fridge
  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 11am

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. €3.80 per person per night is payable locally. Children aged 15 and under are exempt.


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Longitude: 10.1378142
Latitude: 47.206465

  • Transfer time approx. 2 hours from Innsbruck airport
  • 100 metres to the centre of Lech
  • 200 metres to the nearest lift
  • 50 metres to the nearest supermarket

Spa and wellness facilities

  • Large indoor pool (10 x 7 metres) with whirlpool and massage nozzles
  • Small outdoor pool
  • Family and textile sauna
  • Kneipp basin
  • Relaxation area
  • Separate sauna area (nude area, open to age 15+ only) with Finnish and bio saunas, steam room, Kneipp basin and quiet relaxation area with water beds
  • Fitness room
  • Massage and beauty treatments (payable locally)

Additional facilities

  • Large garden with sun-loungers
  • Sun terrace
  • OMES world of delights with brewery and bakery
  • Billiards
  • Free Wi-Fi

Family facilities

  • Outdoor playground with climbing frame, swings and slide (unsupervised)
  • Indoor playroom (unsupervised)
  • Game box at the bar
  • Indoor pool with family sauna
  • Baby monitors, cots, linen and changing mats available
  • Children's menu
  • Babysitting available on request (payable locally)

Getting out of bed is much easier when you know you've got a great breakfast ahead of you. Tuck into a large buffet of hot and cold items including fresh bread and pastries from the family bakery. Homemade jams, local cheeses, eggs and yoghurts and a selection of teas and coffees mean you'll be well-fuelled for the day.

At the Hotel Gotthard, they cook with love, and in the evenings, you can look forward to a delicious four-course meal. 

The hotel also has a café, sun terrace and hotel bar where they served their own beer.

  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart Casual

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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per person from £1239
Includes £250pp discount
27/07/2024 - 7 nights
4 adults
From Birmingham Int.
Half Board
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