For anyone who wants to live the high life, Austria stands head and shoulders above. A jewel nestled among the highlands of central Europe, the country caters to the most discerning of travellers, offering escapes of every form and flavour, with plenty of fun mixed in for good measure. Not sure where to start? Don’t sweat it – we’ve got you. Or, to be more specific, the Austria Hotel Collection does. For anyone looking for a steer on the best places to lay their head in Osterreich, this is the perfect launchpad.
The Austria Hotel Collection is a curated list of some of the best resorts and hotels in the country, with 19 beautiful hotels that you’ll have to pry yourself away from (crowbar not included). The collection comprises of a diverse array of offerings, ranging from family-run hotels to luxurious urban escapes, from high-alpine getaways to sensational city boltholes. So, without further ado, get ready to pad your stomach with kaiserschmarren and hot chocolate and embark upon the journey of a lifetime, whether navigating the cobbled streets and fascinating history of an ancient city, or heading for some of the most breathtaking hills and mountains in Europe.
Psst… we’re going to let you in on a secret. Austrian cities are the ideal way to unwind. Whether you’re looking to consume hearty portions of schnitzel, tafelspitz and sachertorte in the country’s world-class restaurants; steeping yourself in culture in its operas, museums and concert halls; drinking some of the best selections from its banging wine trade; deep-diving its vibrant nightlife or simply strolling its streets – from Salzburg’s Arthotel Blaue Gans to Hotel Sans Souci Vienna and everything in between - you’re in for a tasty Teutonic treat. And there’s plenty to choose from, too.
Enjoy laidback and warm hospitality at Hotel Schloss Dürnstein and Hotel Altstadt Vienna. Looking to push the boat out with a classic stay worthy of a Wes Anderson film? Hotel Bristol and Hotel Ambassador are some of the most historic, renowned properties in the country.
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“The hills are alive with the sound of music,” or so the song goes… why don’t you find out if that’s really true and head for the rarefied air of the Austrian Alps? After all, they need to be seen to believe. Barring that, let us try to paint the picture. We’re talking stunning high-altitude meadows teeming with lush greenery and wildflowers during the summer and unbroken fields of alabaster-white snow during the winter, just calling out to be explored on a mountain bike or a pair of Nordic skis, depending on which season you’re visiting (we recommend all four).
We’re talking about ski-in, ski-out resorts with some of the best terrain on the planet, whether you’re strapped onto a snowboard, skis, or splitboarding and touring through thick evergreen forests that look like they’ve been lifted from a fairy tale, bombing down epic lunar backcountry bowls, or technical terrain above the tree-line. If that tickles your fancy, take a look at Naturhotel Forsthofgut.
Not a downhill daredevil? Not to worry – Austrian mountain towns are just as known for their top-class cuisine, culture and pampering. Want to get a taste of the finest, ahem, haute cuisine? Book yourself a room at Romantik Hotel im Weissen Rössl and a table at its award-winning restaurant. Looking to wash away some of those aches and pains and escape into your senses at a world-class spa? You could do a whole lot worse than Aqua Dome.
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Here’s any idea, why not combine both? How about making use of all the amenities of the city before heading into the countryside for a scenic experience guaranteed to blow your socks off? Well, you know where to go. Get the full download at the Austria Hotel Collection, and gird your loins for the holiday of a lifetime.
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