Hello my dear ones,
In this blogpost I would like to present you a very special hotel: the hotel Molzbachhof in Lower Austria, the place is called Kirchberg am Wechsel and only one hour by car from Vienna. A few days ago I was invited to spend a weekend in one of the new 16 Thoma wood100 rooms. When I got the invitation I was so happy to be a part of it, because the concept and the story behind impressed me and therefore I´m glad to share the story with you. Peter Pichler the hotel director made a tour with us where we had the possibility to find out more. Therefore I divided the post in two parts. In the first part I will tell you something about the hotel itself and the rooms. The second part will deal with the food, wellness and different activities.
The Molzbachhof is a family owned wellness hotel in 3rd generation in the small village Kirchberg. Everything started in 1969 with a small guest house and developed to a wellness hotel. In the middle of June a new complex the Holzbach (Holz means wood) with 16 wood rooms was bulit, more exactly with Thoma wood100. I will tell you more about the impressive rooms below. The building itself is also made of wood and no glue or other chemical substances were used. When we arrived there, we entered the lobby and I don´t know how you think about this but I think that the entrance room tells a lot about a hotel and leaves a lasting or in some cases not a lasting impression. The lobby of the Molzbach is not very old but tells interesting stories. It is a story where besides the owners family Pichler also the people from the small village and surrounding contributed. A story full of passion and lifeblood. When entering the lobby you will notice the two round chandeliers. Hermann Mitter a craftsman from the same village made them. Peter Junior the hotel director and the artist together came up with this idea. The chandeliers should represent the sun. Even all the steps of the development of the chandeliers are kept in a book. Don´t forget to ask about it and take a look.
Another highlight is the old mill. Peter Pichler senior invested a lot time to make it work. Once a week Peter Pichler senior makes homemade bread which can be bought in the shop. The shop is located in the lobby and you can buy many other homemade products like jam or chutney. When sitting in the garden on Saturday a wonderful smell of fresh bread diffused in the air. We didn´t want to miss the chance to watch Peter senior how he was doing that. Once you are there feel free to discover other interesting corners of the hotel like the fitness room. Bookworms like me immediately took a seat in the reading corner.
Like mentioned above, we slept in the new building, the Holzbach. All 16 rooms are wooden rooms. When we entered our own empire for the next two days everything smelled of”fresh” wood. The rooms are really big, 36m2 or 42m2 and include a balcony (my flat has 36m2, so the room was a pure luxury :)). The view from the balcony is just amazing, don´t miss the chance to spend some time in the deckchair. The garden (which is called Paradiesgart´l and means the garden of paradise) is in my opinion the heart of the hotel but more about this topic in part 2. Every guest also gets a bathrobe and felt bag with towels inside. We had it always with us to transport our belongings. The desk is a real eycatcher, it is a big round tree trunk also made from a surrounding craftsman.
Maybe you ask yourself why I tell you all these details but I think that especially these details make the Molzbachhof to the hotel it is, a hotel with a lot of hospitality where you always see the face of the owners, family Pichler, who are not just sitting in their offices but show hands on mentality and communicate with their guests. My story is not yet over! In the 2nd part I will take you on a gourmet journey in the garden of paradise and tell you more about the wellness activities we experienced. Stay tuned!