Falkensteiner Club Funimation Katschberg is a family-friendly hotel in Austria. The pristine mountain scenes in the surrounding area, outdoor activities, and indoor family-oriented activities make it the perfect holiday hotel with kids.
The hotel is in Katschberghöhe which is a famous skiing resort in winter and a nature holiday place in the summer. This is also a very family-friendly resort in Austria. You can check the latest offer here.
Our family stayed for one week in this hotel during our skiing trip. We enjoyed not only its sports activities, but also gourmet food, free Spa, and various entertainment programs.
So, what were the things we experienced between the check-in and the check-out?
- Our cosy family-room with mountain view
- An on-site Ski rental company
- The ski depot which is practical for the skiers
- Hearty breakfast to start the day
- Quick lunch for a short break
- Themed dinner buffet
- Free sauna and Spa from 7:00
- Attractive evening activities
- The outdoor activities for the entire family
Our cosy family-room with mountain view
We booked a usual family room with one kid bed. The room has two sections, one section is the sleeping room for the parent and the other section is the living room equipped with a flat-screen TV. The sofa in the living room is the bed for our kid. Our room has a terrace as well. But in the winter, the terrace was covered by snow.
In the parent sleeping room, one wall is used as a wardrobe. We can store all clothe and suitcases there. The safe box is also available and is free to use.
The bathroom and the toilet are separated. So, if one of us was taking a really long time in the loo, the others could still do makeup or take a shower in the bathroom.
There is a mini-fridge in the living room. A wellness bag with extra swimming towels is also available for our Spa time.
The room is very cosy because wood is the main building material. The hotel has also family suits. To find the best offer please check here.
An on-site Ski rental company and ski school
After checked-in, the first thing to do was to rent the ski-set for our kid. The rental place is on the fourth floor.
We entered our kid’s personnel data, such as height, weight, age, and rental days into the computer. The PC would then print out our request. The staff took the request and collected everything (ski shoe, skier, ski stocks, helmet) based on the provided data. Then, they also adjusted the ski according to the size of the ski shoes. We got our ski set within 15 minutes. The ski-depot is also on the same floor, which is very convenient for the families.
If you are looking for a skiing school, it is also possible to book there. All coaches have their photos on the wall.
The ski depot which is practical for the skiers
The ski depot is just at the next door. Each room has its depot place. We just needed the room card to open it. The cabin is big enough to store up to 4 sets of skiers. It was so practical to carry the rented skier and our skis there without walking from outside.
Since ski slopes are just next to the hotel, we could walk into the ski-depot directly from outside. A very practical approach for the families!
There is an exit just next to the ski depot. The exit leads direct to the ski slope and the lift to the mountain top. In the summer, the exit leads to the hiking route as well. So, the location is very convenient.
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Hearty breakfast to start the day
The next day, with a cup of quality coffee and a glass of bio-tea, we started our first skiing day. The breakfast buffet includes not only orange juice, but several other fruit juices as well. It also offers several types of milk, such as oat milk and hazelnut drink.
The traditional breakfast fare included many international elements. Cold-cuts and cheese are local products. The local style of bread, fluffy American pancakes, flaky croissants, cakes, Danish pastries, toasts, the carbohydrate dense offerings are the beloved elements for guests from many countries.
Sizzling bacon, scrambled eggs, and baked beans are sure to satisfy every British guest. Are you still missing something? Then try the made-to-order omelet to gain the protein of the day.
There is no lack of fresh fruits. Kiwis, melons, apples, bananas, plums, oranges, etc. offer plenty of vitamins for the day. I could create my yogurt (or thick Greek yogurt) using fresh fruits, dried fruits, cereal, or milk. Guests can always balance out a heavy breakfast or a lighter alternative to it.
Quick lunch for a short break
Lunch is simple but also includes starters, main course, soup, and dessert. Soft drinks such as Ice-tea and apple juice, beer, eight types of organic teas are available for all meals. For the family members who stay in the hotel for the Spa or care small kids, this is very convenient to have a quick lunch. Also, some families come back to make a skiing break and eat their lunches in the hotel.
Themed dinner buffet
Every evening the hotel offers a different themed dinner. In the Spanish themed evening, the starter included such as the Serrano cured ham. The main courses from the buffet were, for example, Paella, spareribs with salsa sauce. The dessert was Crema Catalana. Other themes were such as Italian food or Asian food evening.
The following food and drinks were also included in the dinner:
- Fresh salad and marinated local salads
- Cakes, such as raspberry-cake and New York cheesecake
- One red wine and one white wine
- Beers and soft drinks
- Three different types of ice-cream every day
- Eight types of organic teas
- Two types of soups per day
- Freshly made Pizzas
- The grilled fish station, which offers different types of fish every day
All main courses had different side dishes and sauces. And, we could always taste some Austrian specialties, such as Salmon trout from the local river, sweet dumplings, Kaiserschmarrn (as a dessert or a main course), Sülze (a type of cold-cuts).
In the centre, there is a place dedicated to kid food. The tables are lower than usual so that they are reachable by the kids. The kid’s menu changes every day as well. But kids were not limited to the kid food. They were free to choose anything from the entire buffet. In general, all guests can eat what they like.
Guests can come anytime during the dinner opening time and eat at their speed. The dinner buffets give guests access to an ample spread of delicious dishes. With so many options from which to choose, we could always find what we felt like eating and take the proper portions for different appetites. Especially for the kids, they could take the amounts that are right for them. The family-friendly hotel in Austria has also prepared many child chairs for the eating times.
Are you a gourmet? This hotel can certainly add value to your holiday. Please check here for the offer.
Falky Land, Falky Water World, Family World, and Childcare
The children’s paradise offers a wide range of activities and leisure facilities for the family holiday. These facilities open in the early morning already and close in the late evening.
The Falky Land is a children’s world with an area of 1,000 sqm. It includes a play area, craft area, jungle-gym, children’s cinema, terrace, baby area. Children can easily find other peers to play within a cheerful atmosphere. Most activities are free of charge.
Falky Water World includes a children’s pool, paddling pool, and a giant slide. Children of different ages can swim in different heated pools. Free flip flops are available at the Spa reception and in all sizes.
Family World offers table tennis, billiard, tabletop football, and other digital games.
Hotel’s Childcare offers daily programs as well, such as climbing, dart playing, and BBQ party. The hotel offers baby equipment, such as bottle warmers, nappy changing pad, baby bathtub. But the guests need to register before arrival.
While children have their fun in the kid club, parents can join other activities, such as a SPA treatment, sauna, skiing, and hiking. In the rainy days, you would still have fun things to do for the entire family.
Are you planning a family holiday near Salzburg? Then you should book this hotel well ahead.
Free sauna and Spa wellness from 7:00
Another reason we booked this hotel is the wellness world. The wellness area has three sections.
The first section is an outdoor pool with a mountain view. The second section is the sauna area, which includes a herbal sauna, an “Aufguss” sauna, and a pool with massage function and mountain view.
There are several relaxing areas, one room with panorama view, and the other will hanging chair, quiet corners, and water beds. “Aufguss” is available every day at 16:30 and 17:30. Children can enter the sauna area on two weekdays. So, families can also have the opportunities to have a sauna together.
The third section offers professional wellness treatments for adults as well as for the children.
The bathrobes are available in the room.Guests can find the sauna towels at the reception of the Spa area. In the wellness area, organic teas and lemon water are always available and are free of charge.
Around the reception area, there are many well-designed relax areas. The whole area is very spacious. Many families also relaxed there when they were not in the pools or sauna.
Attractive evening activities
Every morning, in front of the eating room, we could get a leaflet which displayed the daily programs. The leaflet included everything guests need to know for the next day, from activities to the themed dinner information.
Every evening the hotel offered different programs to entertain the families. Around 19:00 the activities were targeted to the children, such as kid-disco and movie evening. Around 21:00, dance shows or music shows for the parents started. Most activities take place in the bar and the theatre.
The outdoor activities for the entire family
In winter, skiing is the main activity. In Austria, there are many skiing resorts, such as Saalbach-Hinterglemm, which is also suitable for the family skiing trip. Katschberghöhe area is also a good place for beginners. For those who don’t ski, the hotel offers guided hiking tours. Families can also take Toboggan for fun. In summer, when the snow melted, many hiking routes and cycling routes dominate the area.
Katschberg Adventure Park and outdoor adventure playground are the hot places for families with kids. The Katschi’s Goldfahrt is a journey into the world of gold. It is a great adventure for the entire family.
One day, I went for a hiking. The hiking started from the hotel’s fourth floor. When I walked out, I was on the slope already. I walked towards the Aineck lift and continued walking. Then I passed a bridge covered by snow. Shortly after that, I arrived at Katschberg centre. The street leads to Pritzhütte. This is also the hiking route in the summertime. The local tourist website has detail information of the region.
The benefits of this family-friendly hotel in Austria
Having stayed in this hotel for a week, we could summarize following benefits of this family-friendly hotel in Austria:
- The modern restaurant with many rooms in different colour settings creates a family-friendly eating atmosphere.
- Newly designed Falky-Land and a new Falky Children’s Water World are top things to entertain the kids and families.
- SPA wellness is a very comfortable zone and welcomes families with kids.
- Animation activities and evening entertainment are value-added services for the family.
- The hotel has very convenient access to the ski slope and hiking route.
- Ski rental and ski school at the hotel offer families with great convenience.
- Families with small babies are also welcome.
- The food concept is very suitable for families with small kids.
- The variety and the quality of the food attract guests of all ages.
Now, do you agree that this is a family-friendly hotel in Austria? If you plan to stay in this hotel, please click here to find the offer.
How to reach this family-friendly hotel in Austria
The main highway is A10. When you reach Sankt Michael im Lungau, change to No. 99 towards Katschberg. It is only a few kilometres of driving to the hotel.
The nearest airport is in Salzburg. You can rent a car at the airport and drive to the hotel. It is about 120 kilometres and takes around 90 minutes.
Or, you can ask the hotel to arrange a taxi for you.