Top Falkensteiner luxury at Bad Waltersdorf Hotel and Spa

By Kathryn QuinnWith an ever increasing number of spas springing up around Europe, the offer at the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Bad Waltersdorf, in northern Styria stands out as giving holiday makers all they desire for the perfect relaxation and wellness experience.The first thing guests will notice is the impressively vast amount of treatments available on location. Browsing through the list you are spoilt for choice, even if you were to spend two weeks at the Falkensteiner Hotel.Both seasoned spa goers and spa virgins will find treatments and massages to their liking – be it old classics such as classic facials or full body massages and peelings or intriguing nouveau specials using methods and ingredients from all over the world or local speciality treatments using local products from Styria.Among the highlights guests will find several offers aimed specifically at couples, added with a romantic touch in the Private Spa.Friendly, experienced staff are on hand to offer advice on treatments and to pamper you every step of the way.The 2,300 m² Acquapura SPA wellness and water world with thermal water and unique “Styrian natural wellness” is the centrepiece of the hotel and lives up to the highest expectations.It should be noted that contrary to many modern spas there is in fact a proper pool for swimming enthusiasts in the open air, as well as a warm pool with jacuzzi jets that extend from the inside onto the sunny terrace.Several types of saunas are available in the relaxation area, catering to everyone’s specific taste. The cosy outside part impresses not only with a massive whirlpool but a traditional “Erdsauna” which adds a special touch.”Erdsaunas” were historically the first Finnish saunas, built into little hills. The one at the Falkensteiner Hotel does in fact not simply look retro, it has been built with wooden beams that are several decades old and add to the authentic feel.For visitors that prefer extra privacy, two senior suites are available, equipped with their own sauna and a little whirlpool. Additionally, apartments for families with hotel service can be bought as holiday homes or rented out right on the property.But the Falkensteiner Hotel is not only about relaxing and idling. The beautiful area in northern Styria is perfect for hikers, mountain bikers and Nordic walkers.The hotel offers an extensive sports and activity programme for those who desire to take part, everything from yoga and Pilates to bike tours and water aerobics are on offer on a  daily basis. The hotel also offers a fully equipped gym.Right across the property an 18 hole golf course is located where guests at the hotel will receive 25 per cent off the green fee. Nine more courses can be found in the area, among them the impressive 45 hole course in Stegersbach.After a day at the luxurious spa or an active day in the beautiful surroundings you can go dine in the fine hotel restaurant, where you are spoilt for choice with local specialities using only the finest ingredients as well as international specialities.Special attention should also be given to the wine list: It offers a great selection in wines both local and from other prominent Austrian regions. The friendly, attentive staff are always on hand with their excellent service.After dinner you can retire to the spacious, light and airy hotel bar which has an extensive drinks list from local wines to exotic cocktails in a laid back atmosphere before retiring to the comfortable, spacious, well designed rooms.The hotel aims to give its visitors the perfect relaxation experience and leave them feeling relaxed and rejuvenated and this it certainly does.For more information or to book a stay at Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Badwaltersdorf go to or call +43 (0)3333 31 065The Falkensteiner Group has spa and wellness hotels as well as family hotels and city hotels throughout Austria, Croatia, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia and South Tyrol. For more information on the excellent selection go to:-