Austria Hotel Collection 2022: Find Your New Winter Favourite!
Alpine splendour, urban-chic, or a mix of both? Austria's hotels have you covered.
Let us inspire you with the Austria Hotel Collection, a hand-picked selection of our favourite hotels, ranging from luxury chalets in Tirol’s mighty Alps to quirky, artsy boutique hotels in Vienna – perfect for an enjoyable winter getaway!
ALPINE STAYS: LUXURY SKIING HOTELS & ROMANTIC HIDEAWAYS
The countdown to skiing escapes and active family holidays is on – and who wouldn’t love to wake up right in the heart of Austria’s winter wonderland? Ski-in/ski-out from your doorstop, relax your muscles at a dreamy hotel spa after whisking down the slopes, and end your day in style over a traditional Austrian dinner next to a crackling fireplace. Tirol, SalzburgerLand, Carinthia, and Upper Austria are your go-to places for a fairy tale-style winter stay.
In Tirol, the Ötztal valley not only features some of Austria's highest mountains and best ski resorts, but also fantastic hotels: The AQUA DOME in Längenfeld with its relaxing thermal waters, 12 pools and 7 saunas was named World's Best Mineral & Hot Springs Spa 2018, while 5-star Das Central in Sölden is famous for its 15,000-m2 spa oasis as well as its legendary wine cellar (more than 30,000 bottles from seven countries and 40 regions). Nestled between Innsbruck and Munich, Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol features a unique mountain location and top-notch cuisine by 2021 Gault & Millau Pastry Chef Michael Hollaus.
In Salzburg, the family-run DAS EDELWEISS Salzburg Mountain Resort in the heart of the Grossarltal Alps, just 55 minutes south of Salzburg Airport, offers ski-in/ski-out, a 5-floor mountain spa, and private wine and rum tastings.
Heading to Carinthia? Bad Kleinkirchheim’s Trattlerhof in the Nockberge mountains is a cosy and family-friendly winter hideaway currently run in the fifth generation, with quick access to the slopes, a forest spa, and activities such as horse-drawn carriage rides.
Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl in Upper Austria, on the shores of Lake Wolfgangsee, makes a perfect couple winter retreat in the Lake District, spa at the water included. The Christmas market at the lake, one of the most romantic in Austria, is only a few minutes’ walk away.
Read more: Mountain and lakeside hotels in Austria
CITY STAYS: ELEGANT, MODERN & QUIRKY URBAN HOTELS
Baroque architecture, cosy cafés with their signature cakes, award-winning restaurants, and world-famous art institutions right at your doorstep: Austria’s cities are worth a visit all year round. But winter might just be the right time to tick them off your bucket list – with the festive lights and famous Christmas markets as a bonus. The following hotels are in the heart of the action, allowing maximum time for exploring and sightseeing.
Austria’s capital Vienna has no shortage of splendid four- and five-star hotels: Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere, a stone’s throw from the famous palace, has a strong focus on Viennese craftmanship and sustainability and boasts stunning views from its rooftop bar. Boutique hotel Altstadt Vienna, in the city’s trendy Spittelberg district, is a great home away from home for design and arts fans, housing an owner-curated collection of over 350 pieces, while boutique hotel Hollmann Beletage, just behind St. Stephan’s Cathedral, is a stylish retreat for individualists with daily specials such as free Austrian meatloaf. Luxury Hotel Bristol Vienna right next to the State Opera houses "the most elegant dining room in town", and sophisticatedly elegant Hotel Sacher – of course – is home to the world-famous cake. Green Globe certificated Sans Souci Vienna next to the Kunsthistorische Museum is a great address for a trendy and sustainable stay, while dance-inspired The Harmonie Hotel Vienna is famous for its regional and organic breakfast, including many vegan options.
For city breaks in Salzburg, Hotel Sacher makes a prime address in a top-notch location, with all the city’s sights in walking distance and splendid views over the old town.
The Nala Individuell Hotel in Innsbruck, a colourful and lively place with quirky interiors and stunning mountain views, is probably Tirol’s most artsy and unusual hotel.
Read more: City hotels in Austria
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