The Gradonna ****s Mountain Resort

Alpine design hotel & chalets in the Tyrolean Alps

Living in the midst of Alpine nature and really experiencing it. This nicely sums up what it’s like to stay in the 4 star superior design hotel and chalets of the Gradonna ****s Mountain Resort at 1350 m in Kals am Großglockner in Tyrol. From all areas of this car-free 4 star superior wellness hotel and luxury chalets in amongst the most beautiful natural scenery of Austria there are amazing views of the impressive peaks of the Hohe Tauern National Park and the East Tyrolean mountains. Right next to the piste, and in the middle of the hiking area at the gateway to the Hohe Tauern National Park.

In harmony with nature, regional & sustainable

In all areas of this car-free 4 star superior resort in the mountains there is a palpably strong connection with nature and the local region and an awareness of naturalness and sustainability, from its award-winning architecture, art and culture, through to the range of relaxation and exercise opportunities on offer, the excellent cuisine, and the natural cosmetics treatments in the spacious Mountain Spa.

Award-winning architecture of our design hotel in the Alps

The architecture takes in the scenery and expertly takes it further, with the hotel and luxury chalet village merging practically seamlessly into the environment. Large glass frontages and wood shingles on the façade, and local materials such as wood and stone in the interior create an effect of the resort combining smoothly and gently with nature. This idea is taken further in the interior furnishings of the rooms and chalets, with the use of Kals marble and natural materials such as pine, linen and loden cloth together with wooden sculptures having a down-to-earth and yet exclusive effect. The stone pine used in the bedrooms creates a pleasant atmosphere and improves your quality of sleep and well-being.

Our design & wellness hotel in Kals am Großglockner in East Tyrol has won numerous architectural awards:

  • Nominated for the state architectural award for leisure and tourism (2014)
  • According to Geo Saison, one of the “100 most beautiful hotels in Europe”
  • Green Luxury Award for resorts with notable consideration for sustainability
  • Europe’s Leading Green Resort 2015
  • Tyrolean wooden construction award (2015)

Rest & relaxation at the Gradonna, a source of energy

The Gradonna is a member of the Leading Spa Initiative and is located in a place that is recognised as being a special source of energy. In combination with the wonderful tranquil environment surrounding the entire resort, enjoy as our guest the purity of nature with all your senses, in a perfect form combined with luxury and relaxation.

Sustainable holidays in Austria

The Gradonna is a place where luxury combines with ecological sustainability. We are committed to sustainability, and have been recognised with the Green Luxury Award 2014 and were nominated as “Europe’s Leading Green Resort 2015”.

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Art & culture at the Gradonna

Guests’ attention is drawn to the larger-than-life, naturalistic stone pine figures created by the East Tyrolean artist Peter Niedertscheider. Birgit Schröttner-Thurner’s “energy images” emit positive energy, made using home-made plant colours. The large, powerful oil paintings of Austrian artist Helene Maria Schorn offer remarkable impressions of the world of the Hohe Tauern mountains. The academic artist from Lienz, Lois Salcher adds his influence to the resort with his works in which colour pigments are the main players. Helmut Strobl, an artist from Patsch in Tyrol is constructing the Maximillian Chapel in summer 2019, a place of reflection.

Luxury holidays with many extras & amenities

The Gradonna ****s Mountain Resort in Kals in East Tyrol offers you a broad range of attractions for your holidays in the Tyrolean mountains, such as a delicatessen shop selling local specialities and souvenirs, a sports shop and ski hire, local ski school, and an in-house hairdresser’s.

East Tyrolean delicatessen shop

Our small, carefully selected delicatessen is in the middle of the resort and covers all everyday requirements as well as offering a variety of souvenirs and local specialities.

Opening times: 07:30 – 11:00 and 15:00 – 18:30

Sports shop with ski hire & bike hire

The Gradonna ****s Hotel has a hire and service station with shop run by Alpinsport Gratz to satisfy all your needs. Whether you are looking to buy or hire, you are sure to find the latest in leisure and sports equipment.

Opening times:
Daily in winter
08.30 – 18.00 Uhr

In summer            
08.30 – 12.00 and 15.00 – 18.00 (Monday – Saturday)
09.00 – 12.00 (Sunday)

Kals Ski School information desk

During the winter months you can find out about the ski school and book courses directly at the Kals Ski School information desk in the sports shop.

Information desk opening times:
16.00 – 18.30

Sunday - Friday
15.30 – 17.00

Hairdresser & beauty

Come and visit our in-house hairdresser salon and benefit from individual advice tailored to you. Let us treat your hair and bring radiance to your appearance using the vegan natural products of our own natural cosmetics line “Magdalena’s made in Tyrol”, full of the power of Alpine herbs and pure mountain spring water from our own National Park spring. Selected products from Alpienne and Vinoble are used in your care.

Children’s club

Families are very welcome in the Gradonna ****s Mountain Resort. To ensure that every day is an experience for the children on your family holiday, our children’s club offers an extensive outdoor programme in summer and winter, weather permitting.

Children's club: 09.00 – 21.00 (6 days a week Sun – Fri)

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Leisure & activity programme

We offer a weekly leisure & activity programme including guided tours, yoga, fitness, special infusions, events, activities, tastings. Find out more about the current Gradonna weekly programme from reception, the morning information sheet on your breakfast table, or the TV in your room.

Active programme

Wheelchair friendly

In building our hotel in 2012, we took disabled visitors into consideration. The resort has been tested by the Tyrolean “Rollon” association for its suitability for those with mobility problems.

Accessible holidays at the Gradonna

Bringing dogs on holiday

You are very welcome to bring your dog on holiday with you to the Gradonna ****s Mountain Resort.

Holidays with your dog at the Gradonna​​​​​​​

Get an idea of what holidays at our design hotel in the Austrian Alps are like, and take a look at our picture galleries and videos.

Multi-award-winning luxury design hotel in East Tyrol

The Gradonna ****s Mountain Resort inspires its guests with its extraordinary quality and sustainable philosophy. We are thrilled to have been recognised with many awards from renowned organisations:

  • Leading Spa Award (2015)
  • Europe’s Leading Green Resort (coveted international tourism prize – World Travel Award / 2015 & 2016)
  • Nominated for the state architectural prize in the category accommodation and gastronomy (2014)
  • Tyrolean Holzbau award (2015)
  • According to Geo Saison, the Gradonna is one of the “100 most beautiful hotels in Europe (2014)
  • Green Luxury Award – For commitment to environmental conservation and sustainability (2014)
  • Tripadvisor certificate of excellence
  • Relax Guide Spa Award (one lily 2019)
  • Member of Chancemaker Hotels
  • World's Leading Mountain Resort (2022)

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