Europe, Hotels & Resorts

A Visit to Susanne Kaufmann’s Spa and Hotel Post Bezau, Austria

December 6, 2016

As a user of Susanne Kaufmann’s amazing nature-inspired health & beauty products, I was thrilled to stay at her property, the Hotel Post Bezau, in the Bregenzerwald region of Vorarlberg, Austria.

Location Hotel Post Bezau

Flower-filled alpine meadows, evergreen forests, and hiker-friendly mountains flank the idyllic town of Bezau and the award-winning Hotel Post. This nature-rich region, known as Bregenzerwald, is where Susanne Kaufmann sources the ingredients for her organic skincare line.

Bezau view Bregenzerwald Cheese RoadAn Interesting History

The Post Hotel Bezau opened as a post office with rooms for rent along a stagecoach line over 160 years ago. The founder was Susanne Kaufmann’s great-great-grandfather, and the original spruce and fir post office building is part of the Hotel Post.

Architecture and Design

The Bregenzerwald region is famous for its well-designed and constructed wooden buildings like the Hotel Post Bezau. In this region, architects and craftsman work as equals, respect traditional methods, and utilize innovative techniques. The result is beautiful wooden buildings that blend with the natural landscape.

Old and new at Hotel Post BezauGuest Rooms and Suites

The Hotel Post Bezau has 54 rooms and four suites. Wood and cosy textiles dominate the minimalist yet welcoming guest rooms. All rooms feature a balcony, Susanne Kaufmann’s organic skincare treats, and everything else you would expect from a four-star superior category hotel.


Gourmet Restaurant Irma at the Hotel Post Bezau features an area for fine-dining, a sun terrace for light snacks and drinks, as well as a lounge near the hotel lobby. The menu at Gourmet Restaurant Irma features products from the Bregenzerwald region.

Front of Hotel Post Bezau AustriaAmenities

With multiple pools (one indoor and small salt water pool outside), a gym, tennis courts (two indoor and two outdoor), a tennis school, as well as outdoor activities, it is easy for kids and adults to stay active while visiting Bezau. During the warmer months, hotel guests can access mountain bikes and Nordic walking poles on a complimentary basis. And then there is the Susanne Kaufmann Spa.

The outdoor pool at Hotel Post Bezau.Susanne Kaufmann Spa Hotel Post Bezau

The award-winning Susanne Kaufmann Spa, designed by architect Oskar Leo Kaufmann (Susanne’s brother), is modern and luxurious. Spa guests can enjoy a range of classic and special spa rituals. Read more about the Susanne Kaufmann Spa here.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time for a spa treatment, but I purchased a few boxes of Susanne’s delicious anti-aging tea. It seems to be working.

Travel Tips

  • The Hotel Post Bezau located at Brugg 35, 6870 Bezau im Bregenzerwald, Österreich (Austria), is easily accessible via Munich, Zurich, and Innsbruck.
  • In the summer and winter season, families can access child care and holiday programs
  • Susanne Kaufmann’s health and beauty products are available in her spas, online, and at many well-known retailers including Liberty London and Net-A-Porter.

You may enjoy reading about the Bregenzerwald Cheese Road and our unforgettable culinary hike in the Bregenzerwald alpine.

 Our visit to Vorarlberg, Austria and the Hotel Post Bezau was in collaboration with the Vorarlberg State Tourist Board. As always, if I don’t love a destination or experience, I won’t recommend it.

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  • Reply Janice December 6, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    What a beautiful location. The history surrounding the Hotel Post is fascinating. The spa sounds heavenly❤️

    • Reply LuxeTravelFamily December 6, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you! I would love to return to Hotel Post and Spa – it is lovely.

  • Reply Nancy December 10, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    The Hotel Post is exactly what you think of when you think of Alpine Austria. I love that it was originally a post office too. Must have some very good history to go with the hotel. I also find it interesting that they have two indoor tennis courts. That would surely come in handy during bad winter months!

  • Reply Sab December 10, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    What a gorgeous place, looks so romantic!

  • Reply Skye Gilkeson December 10, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Well doesn’t this just look like a fairytale stay! I love that part of the world and their love of all things organic and healthy! Love the history of the hotel – what a great story!

  • Reply Ticker eats the world December 11, 2016 at 4:03 am

    So charming. Always love a place of residence which has history attached to it. A post office and now a unique hotel, that’s quite the journey that the hotel has been through. 5)2 Salt Water pool might be small but I love the idea of having it. Lovely location as well.

  • Reply Lillie December 11, 2016 at 5:52 am

    What a lovely-looking hotel! I love the architecture, especially the design of the pool. Great line, too: “I purchased a few boxes of Susanne’s delicious anti-aging tea. It seems to be working.” 🙂

  • Reply Indrani December 11, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    That is interesting starting off as a post office. The hotel looks like a grand mansion and has a warm homely feeling to it. I liked the greenery around very much.

  • Reply Holly December 11, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    It is so pretty like out of a storybook. I hope to get there sooner rather than later.

  • Reply Megan Jerrard December 12, 2016 at 1:36 am

    The Post Hotel Bezau sounds like an incredible accommodation experience – I would love to visit with my husband – I love unique hotels and have been shying away from anything cookie cutter these days. Love the history which goes along with it, and of course the stunning location. Not having had time for the spa just means you have an excuse to go back 😀

  • Reply Mags December 12, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    What a beautiful place. I love that it’s modern but still looks like a typical Austrian fairytale!

    • Reply LuxeTravelFamily December 19, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      Thanks, Mags! The Post Hotel is a beautiful blend of old and new.

  • Reply Anna December 12, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    This looks amazing! Shame you weren’t able to go back to the spa- but then again it’s just an excuse to head back right? Love the natural wood look!

    • Reply LuxeTravelFamily December 19, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      I think a return trip is in order, Anna!

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