From rich historical towns, extravagant events, and superior mountain resorts, Austria oozes elegance and flair. It’s only natural, therefore, that you’ll want your accommodation to be as rich and fulfilling as the country itself.
We deliver to you, in a metaphorical silver platter, Austria’s most deluxe hotels and resorts.
YOUNG AT ART
As Austria’s oldest inn, you might expect artHotel Blue Gans to feature antique-style furnishings and ‘old Salzburg’ references.
Yet, as with all masterpieces, artHotel challenges conventions to deliver 35 rooms, each with its own contemporary twist. The old town is on the hotel’s doorstep and guests also enjoy free entry to Salzburg’s Museum of Modern Art.
Romantik Hotel Im Weisses Rössel is an iconic 500-year-old lakeside property. Its tranquil location with imposing Schafberg Mountain backdrop is complemented by its luxurious rooms and facilities.
A highlight is soaking up the tranquil lake views from the heated outdoor pool and hot tub. Alternatively, walk the forested lakeshore, explore St Wolfgang, or take the cogwheel railway to Schafberg’s summit.
ONCE UPON A TIME
Finally! Hotel Schloss Mönchstein brings to life your unrealised dreams of being royal. This fairytale 15th-century property, atop Mönchstein Hill, has retained its former castle elegance with well-appointed red-and-gold rooms.
The outdoor infinity pool is perfect for admiring the expansive Salzburg views. To feel special, book a seat at their 4-person restaurant.
HAVE YOUR CAKE & EAT IT
Considered the city’s grandest property, you’re guaranteed a luxurious stay at Sacher Salzburg. The decadent rooms, slick service, and fabulous Old Town location make that a given.
Add to this that the hotel is also home to the world-renowned Café Sacher. Yep. This means you can get a scrummy Sacher Torte without changing out of your sweatpants! Who’s in?
ALL WELL & GOOD
The rewards of Austria’s great outdoors are splendid views, fresh Alpine air, and activities that reconnect you with nature. Aqua Dome complements that further with a wellness stay that remunerates your body for its efforts.
Relax and rejuvenate between the sulphur-rich thermal pools, 10 saunas, salt room, water slides, and more. Rooms include a 5-course dinner.
ICE SPY, WITH MY LITTLE EYE
Das Central resort has a wow factor thanks to its attractive Tyrolean Sölden location and stylish glass Ice Q Restaurant.
The hotel also gives you fast access to the state-of-the-art Giggijochbahn Gondola or over 1,600km of hiking trails. When you’re not being active, Das Central’s spa has plunge pools to shock you between the saunas, steam rooms, and spa jets.
THE HIGH LIFE
For a high time living the high life, the arlberg1800 resort offers exceptional value. Not only is it literally high thanks to its elevation at 1800m, but also figuratively with the culture elevation you’ll gain under its roof.
Alongside a charming place to lay your head, you’ll also have access to the fabulous cultural centre, including concert and exhibition halls. The haute cuisine at Hospiz Alm Restaurant is outstanding.
Inject a little romance in your Austrian vacay at the Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol. Surrounded by nature, the property is in the Seefield mountain village and has an at-one-with-nature wood themed décor.
Ski directly to the slopes at Rosshütte and Gschwandtkopf or pamper yourself at the Interalpen’s 5,000m² award-winning holistic spa.
For family run, family luxury, visit Trattlerhof in Carinthia. Stone pine rooms offer elevated home comforts, alongside warm-and-fuzzy vibes.
This 4-star hotel is on the fringe of the forest and hiking, biking, and skiing trails crisscross around the property. Their memorable hospitality ensures you enter as a guest and leave as a friend.
To discover more luxe stays in Austria, please visit the Austria Tourism website.
Written by Zoe MacFarlane, a KARRYON contributor.