Ever wanted to take your nanny along on a luxury spa holiday in the Alps?

A sheikh who frequently visits Sölden with his family does. And he likes for his nanny to be comfortable as well. So the newly refurbished Hotel Bergland custom designed a 212m² suite, comprising three bedrooms – one for mum and dad, one for the children – and one for nanny, all with separate baths and large panorama balconies overlooking Ötztal.

Nanny’s room – might not be such a bad job…

It’s also possible for a group of friends to rent the large, comfortable suite. EUR 1200 per night is a bit of a splurge – but when divided by six it isn’t so bad.

The Bergland also offers simpler, yet spacious double rooms – more than adequate, I’d say – at an affordable EUR 140 per night. All prices include a sumptuous breakfast buffet, gourmet dinners, free use of all facilities, and even participating in guided hikes, bike rides, skiing, ice climbing, etc.

The fabulous SkySpa is a whopping 1700 m² and offers all kinds of exercise and beauty regimens. Pure indulgence.

Treatment rooms are named for natural elements – earth, water, crystal, air, mountain, fire, energy – all with different forms of massage on offer.

There’s even a pleasant Raum der Stille, Room of Silence – with rows of hay beds where people mostly go to sleep.

Raum der Stille

Everywhere in the spa you’ll have fabulous mountain views.

Who needs TVs on their exercise bikes?

PS I was interested to see free-standing bath tubs in the bed rooms, a common feature in many Alpine spa hotels these days, we were told.

What do you think? Strange? Sexy? Both?

Bergland hotel, Soelden, Austria

Disclosure: I was in Ötztal as a guest of the Austrian Tourist Board. As always, all opinions are my own.