October 2019
October 2019
Hotel Norica
Hotel Norica
Palais Norica
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Hotel Norica - Wellness & Spa of the highest standard

The Hotel Norica is a superior category 4 star hotel which is located right in the centre of Bad Hofgastein, in the pedestrian zone, and meets the highest standards in every respect. We offer all our guests direct and free access to the 32.000m2 Alpine Spa Gastein - wearing your bathrobe just 5 minutes to the spa!

Moreover, the Celtic Spa aforementioned - a wellness area with a difference - is exclusively for hotel guests - Wellness like the Celts is the motto here! The precious time that you spend in the Gastein Valley, is to be unforgettable. Your dream vacation is our commitment. We live for hospitality and look forward to your visit! The hotel fulfills every desire to offer a unique wellness and spa holiday in one of the most beautiful regions in Austria!

Naturally the cuisine at the Hotel Norica is of the highest level - whether breakfast or dinner - we will pamper you! Throughout the complex, as a hotel guest, a high-speed wireless internet access is available, which is also worthy of the name - unlimited and up to 30Mbit download - so inbetween times you can check e-mails with a large volume and netflix subscribers on holiday also mustn't miss their normal programmes! For the dog lovers among our guests, you are always welcome - please advise us at reservation that you are traveling with your four-legged friends, we will prepare for it beforehand - the cost of EUR 11.00 per day does not include food.

Holiday in the Hotel Norica

Hotel Norica is one of the few Premium Partners of the Alpentherme. As such, our guests can enjoy unlimited use of the swimming and sauna areas of that spa resort in Bad Hofgastein, however they prefer!

Dressed in spa robes, guests of Hotel Norica are only a convenient 5-minute walk from their room to the Alpentherme – an underground walkway, well heated, of course, makes it possible!

Inspired by Celtic mythology, the 1600 m2 wellness area CELTIC SPA with sauna, saltwater steam bath and thermal indoor pool, guarantees total relaxation and recuperation. Thermal water from the drinking fountain regenerates from the inside.

In CELTIC VITAL you can dream, escape and enjoy relaxing spa treatments. The spectrum ranges from the Celtic energy bath to SIRONA therapy with wild herbs, or MEDUNA applications with honey and milk.

Of course, our single travelers can enjoy single room that can be described as a feel-good. Arrive, relax and enjoy - this is called for from the first minute. In the 15-20 m2 rooms (with or without balcony) are Of course, there are our single travelers enjoy single room that can be described as a feel-good. Arrive, relax and enjoy is callOed for from the first minute. In the 15-20 m2 rooms (with or without balcony) are obviously things like shower, toilet and hairdryer - however, in addition we pamper you with full HD flat screen TV and radio.

Of course, the double rooms are of the highest level: you crash out after an eventful day in the Gastein Valley satisfied you are back in your (generous 24-33 m2) room and relax in our wonderful beds. And in our suite generosity is at home, bright rooms await you - where everything is just right. A dream holiday from A to Z.

Celtic Spa & Celtic Vital

Our CELTIC SPA is an extraordinary ultra-modern wellness oasis with deep roots in Celtic tradition, breathing the spirit of Celtic history and mythology: Right at the entrance, you are greeted by the Celtic “Tree-of-Life Path”.


The Alpine Spa in Bad Hofgastein - thermal spa, wellness and relaxation in over 32.000m2 - the most advanced health and wellness oasis in Europe

Culinary delights at a high level in the Hotel Norica in Bad Hofgastein

We would like you to sample delicious cuisine at its best at the Hotel Norica. Made possible by excellent local and international products, as well as an attention to detail in every aspect. The extensive breakfast buffet, an open show kitchen, various egg dishes of your choice and freshly squeezed orange juice leaves nothing to be desired. The half-board option includes a 4-course menu. And Sunday is THE Breakfast Day par excellence at the Hotel Norica because it immediately gives an even cosier start to the day: You can enjoy fine speck from the region (extremely fine cut with the traditional Prosciutto machine), freshly baked brown bread, butter and mountain cheese from local farmers and much more.

In addition, we pamper you once a week with gala dinners and themed buffet taking place in turns. We pride ourselves on our dessert buffet (Austrian sweet dishes, apricot dumplings, pancakes, chocolate mousse, homemade chocolates ...) and enjoy buffets with Gastein delicacies like roast pork with dumplings, Leberkäse, a chestnut beer as an aperitif and to conclude a brandy etc. from the liquor cart. In addition, there is an international buffet of appetizers four times a week with salmon, seafood, roast beef and more - simply a feast! We would like to point out that our entire restaurant is a non smoking area.

Hotel bar - open from 15.00 until 01.00

Enjoy a pre-dinner drink or a cocktail of your choice in front of the fireplace, take part in a Schnaps tasting or venture for a little dance at the weekly live music ... In the winter you can partake of our afternoon snack with sausages, soup, pasta and cakes - served daily from 15:00 - 16.30. In summer, choose from our small but fine vital buffet at noon. We would like to point out that drinks are always to be paid for separately.

You should also visit our Blue Salon. Here we pamper you with coffee specialties and, of course, Austrian-homemade pastries from our own patisserie. In the fireplace-lounge or at the bar you can order beverages (against payment) during the day.

In our wine cellar we present our guests with fine wines from around the world. Get advice from our wine connoisseurs. Once a week we offer a wine tasting.

Celtic Spa - relax like the Celts!

Our CELTIC SPA is a top modern spa oasis in a class of its own, which is devoted to the Celts. It breathes the spirit of Celtic history and mythology: At the entrance greet the Celtic living tree way of life - and then dive deeper into this world: Unique design, exquisite materials and a magical light and colourful design ensure a comfortable atmosphere in the Celtic style.The exclusive CELTIC SPA, which was only completed in 2014, is a spacious 1,500 square meters open to any of your wellness needs. Additionally, the VITAL CELTIC is waiting for you: The treatment area of the CELTIC SPA impresses with its effective treatments - for your health and beauty. This is wellness!

Celtic sauna
In our Celtic sauna enthusiasts will find everything their heart desires: from the Celtic Fin (90°C sauna), the Celtic Bio (60°C sauna), the Celtic brine (40°C steam bath with 13% brine) through the Celtic infra (infrared cabin) to the Celtic relaxation room and a shower area with Ice crusher to cool down.

Celtic Water
Our swimming pool is filled with cell-invigorating thermal water and has a temperature of about 32°C. After the bath, relax in one of the three rest rooms - Celtic Silence, Celtic Dream and Celtic Meaning. Modern chairs and a magical mussel lounger contribute to your absolute well-being.

Celtic Family
In our SPA CELTIC - the whole family is welcome. A separate family area with clothed sauna is waiting for you. This also offers the opportunity of a Privacy policy to those guests visiting the sauna. Do you want to enjoy undisturbed relaxation, you can book the family area as a "Private Spa" for €30.00 per person.

Treatments for body and mind: CELTIC VITAL

The CELTIC VITAL offers effective treatments that are devoted to the Celts: Highlights are the treatment lines Sirona VITAL and MEDUNA VITAL, named after the Celtic goddesses of healing: Sirona treatments (baths, wraps, massages) are harmonizing, MEDUNA treatments nurture via milk and honey. But there are also many traditional applications on the programme in CELTIC VITAL, which can be combined with a chillout in a Swiss stone pine relaxation room and a cup of CELTIC VITAL tea . Many of our treatments are offered along with our exclusive organic medicinal herbs brand LEALIN: Developed by Dr. Barbara Berling, a specialist in homeopathy doctor from Munich. Assure yourself using the power of nature.

In your bathrobe to the spa!
A special luxury for all hotel guests is the direct link to the Alpine Spa Gastein. Through the underground, heated walkway you can go in your dressing gown from the hotel to the spa - regardless of season and weather.

Frequently asked questions

Guest parking at Hotel Norica?
Parking areas for our guests are found right in front of, or close to the hotel and are, naturally, included in the price. There is only a charge for underground parking (€ 15,- per day).
Check-in begins at 2 p.m. However, if the room you have booked is already available, you are welcome to check in before 2 o’clock.
Please vacate your room on departure day by 11 a.m. However, if you pay a late check-out charge of € 21, you are welcome to continue using the wellness area.
Reception Hours?
Our reception is staffed in summer from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and in winter from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Opening Hours at the Celtic Spa and Celtic Vital?
Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Outside the regular hours of our Spa & Vital reception, our team at the hotel reception desk will be glad to assist.
We treat our guests to a lavish breakfast buffet as well as a 4-course dinner selection, along with rotating theme-, dessert-, salad- and appetizer buffets. We also offer a vegetarian menu daily.
Our hotel offers a guest elevator. Should you encounter any accessibility issues in our hotel, our employees are always more than happy to assist.
If you happen to be an allergy sufferer, we will be more than happy to provide you with hypoallergenic bedding. Our kitchen will also take into account any food intolerances you might have. Simply let us know in advance.
Dogs welcome!
We look forward to meeting every “family member” (pet charge: € 11 per day, food not included).
Reserve SPA treatments?
You are welcome to book your preferred pampering program either in the spa area itself, or at our hotel reception desk.
Our hotel will also be happy to make bookings for you at the Gastein Healing Gallery (incl. shuttle service).
Booking excursions?
Our reception team knows the most beautiful excursion destinations and will be glad to book your sightseeing tours. Additional information is also available at the reception for you to browse through.
Visiting the Gasteiner Therme?
Admission to Alpentherme Gastein spa resort is included in the price. A spa-robe walkway provides you with direct, convenient access.
Services for all skiers and snowboarders?
We will be happy to issue a voucher for your ski pass, which you will then be able to pick up at the lift station. The charge will be added to your hotel bill, which you can pay at check-out.
Our ski shuttle runs twice every morning to the nearest lifts.
Storing sports equipment?
Store your ski equipment or mountain bike safely either in lockers or our cellar storage area.