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Mother Daughter Weekend. Since long I have been looking forward to this extended weekend in Austria. We planned a stay at Bad Hofgastein, but a booking error has conceded us a beautiful stopover at Leogang. Just the name Leogang in itself makes my heart beat faster, as some years ago I enjoyed some fantastic downhill training days there together with my brother and the Tyrolean Downhill Cycling Team. During my birthday last October I spent some wonderful moments with my mum in Salzburg country. This small detour led us into the newly opened 4*S PURADIES – the name combination of pure and paradise in itself sounded already promising.
Mother Daughter weekend Puradies
After a car trip of three hours we arrived at the PURADIES. The huge wood construction made a majestic impression and turned us curious. The hotel complex is a mixture of the newly added annex, the older building and the chalet village. My architect eye recognised immediately the successful architecture that continued also in the interior. The Madreiter Family made it possible erecting the new building in just seven months thus opening the winter season right in time. In Italy this would have been impossible. Good planning, perfect organisation and full dedication of all concerned made this possible.
Puradies The interior
The PURADIES interior is elegant, coherent, harmonious and warm. The Madreiter Family wanted to avoid the old-fashioned bric-a-brac and pointed at minimalist solutions through purist design. Beautiful! I did not feel any desire of more decoration. The weighty curved bar of oak wood is particularly eye-catching. This masterpiece of craftsmanship required 1000 cubic meters of oakwood. Who knows his way around with wood is aware of the hardness of this intractable type of wood. To find the right tools for working this wood was already a challenge.
Puradies The rooms
We spent the night in a PURADIES Deluxe Suite in the new annex. When entering, its clean but homely design immediately enthralled us, as did the inviting sun terrace offering a breath-taking view on the Leoganger Steinberge.
PURADIES Deluxe Suite including half pension 372€ / nightAt best you book directly on their page, where you get the best prices.
Puradies The Bathhouse “innere Mitte”
Originally we had the idea of exploring the skiing area, but unfortunately it was a little late for that. After a short walk past the chalets we intended using the remaining time before dinner for a sauna tour. Mum was immediately enthused by the elegant ambiance and the beautiful relaxing rooms. Offering refreshments on all floors is very pleasant, but it would be more ecological to offer reusable beakers or glasses. Wonderful sunshine invited us outside to the resting pool. We could still rest a while on the wooden sun loungers enjoying the sun and the mountain view.
above relaxing in the mountain sun – amazing!
below you’ll find my white bathing suit here
pastel coloured evening atmosphere in the mountains
Puradies Toque kitchen at its top
All our experienced impressions and our appetite made us curious at the largely praised bonnet kitchen. The chef cook André Stahl had earned two bonnets and 16 Gault Milleau for this resta and did certainly not deceive us. The evening menu was really an enjoyment.
- A finely mixed antipasto dish
- Tomato essence with crisp breadpieces
- Rib Eye from Salzburg alpine cattle with potato gratin or yello fin tuna fish on wasabi risotto with herbs
- Raspberry mousse in a pyramid cake coat
Choosing mainly products from the region is very commendable.
A cool cocktail at the FREIRAUM Bar and a nice chat with the owner of the hotel topped it all off.
Many thanks for a relaxing stay.
Have a nice day!
Mother Daugther Weekend at Puradies
Rain 9, 5771 Leogang