Best hotels and hostels in Tyrol & Vorarlberg

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Tyrol

    Hotel Gotthard

    It’s the little touches that make all the difference at this chalet hotel, such as the oven-warm bread at breakfast (owner Clemens is a baker) and yoga room for Zen moments. Splashes of fuchsia and forest green jazz up the contemporary, pine-wood rooms, most of which have balconies, DVD players and iPod docks. There’s a spa, an indoor pool and a children’s playroom.

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    Hotel Helga

    The Kratzer-Pilotto family bend over backwards to please at this homely chalet, with sweet and simple rooms dressed in traditional Tyrolean style, with lots of wood and florals. Stay here for the mountain views, the terrific four-course dinners, the familiar atmosphere and the silence needed for a sound night's sleep. A sauna takes the chill out of winter.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Innsbruck

    Hotel Weisses Kreuz

    Beneath the arcades, this atmospheric Altstadt hotel has played host to guests for 500 years, including a 13-year-old Mozart. With its wood-panelled parlours, antiques and twisting staircase, the hotel oozes history with every creaking beam. Rooms are supremely comfortable, staff are charming and breakfast is a lavish spread.

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    Himmlhof

    This himmlisch (heavenly) Tyrolean chalet has wood-clad rooms brimming with original features (tiled ovens, four-poster beds and the like). An open fire for afternoon tea and a cosy spa with a grotto-like plunge pool beckon after a day's skiing.

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    Hotel Rita

    The Lengler family extend a heartfelt welcome at this pretty chalet hotel, a five-minute walk from Aqua Dome. Set in gardens with mountain views, Hotel Rita has spacious, contemporary rooms and a terrific spa area with an indoor pool, a whirlpool, herb-scented saunas and a hammam. It's all about the details here: from lovingly prepared six-course dinners to free guided hikes and bicycle, map and walking-pole rental.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Vorarlberg

    Gasthof Hirschen

    This is a 265-year-old dream of a Gasthöfe. The wood-shingle facade is festooned with geraniums, while inside low-ceilinged corridors lead to antique-filled nooks, individually designed rooms and an appealing spa area. Dirndl -clad waitstaff serve up spot-on regional fare such as local game, fish and cheeses in the snug timber-clad restaurant (mains €15 to €34).

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Tyrol

    Villa Licht

    Pretty gardens, spruce modern apartments with pine trappings, living rooms with kitchenettes, balconies with mountain views, peace – this charming Tyrolean chalet has the lot, and owner Renate goes out of her way to please. Kids love the outdoor pool in summer.

  • Lodging in Vorarlberg

    Hotel Hirschen

    Heading into its third generation with the same family, the Hirschen's contemporary, minimalist-style rooms come with appealing personal touches – starry ceilings or wood-burning stoves, wind chimes made by local creatives and DVD players. There’s even a pillow menu (sheep’s wool, pine and the like) and hot-water bottles to ensure a sound night’s slumber. Opening onto a terrace, the restaurant (mains €15 to €35) makes good use of locally sourced produce in hot-stone dishes, curries and mains with a Mediterranean slant – from wild garlic and mountain cheese ravioli to tender veal cheeks with rosemary and polenta. Gluten-free and vegan options are available.

  • Lodging in Tyrol

    Die Berge

    This architecturally striking number is inspired, as the name suggests, by a family passionate about the mountains. You feel it as soon as you walk into the light-drenched spaces opening up the views, and the natural, snow-white, modern alpine-style rooms featuring solid larch wood floors and furnishings, which open into balconies or terraces. Breakfast is huge and region-focused. The rooftop Sky Spa, complete with infinity pool, saunas and fitness area, is pretty special, as are the activity offers, which include free guided hikes and use of outdoor tennis courts in summer.

  • Lodging in Vorarlberg

    Hotel Bären

    A modern-day take on an alpine chalet, architect-designed, family-run Hotel Bären goes for a pared-back aesthetic in wood-floored, light-filled interiors bearing the hallmark of regional craftsmen. Studios decorated in sustainable materials open into balconies with dreamy mountain views, and there's a chilled spa area with a Finnish sauna and relaxation room. Add to that a cosy brick-vaulted pizzeria and a deli serving third-wave coffee, home-baked goodies and local dairy produce at breakfast and this is one of the most appealihg places to stay in the region.

  • Lodging in Innsbruck

    Nala

    Individualism trumps conformity at this slick design newcomer. Some of the rooms are on the small side of bijou, but they all reveal a razor-sharp eye for detail, with wood floors, Nespresso makers, mosaics and themes from ‘Oriental’ (with its ornamental tiles) to naturalistic flourishes in ‘Nightingale’. The roomier apartments and suites have terraces or balconies with uplifting mountain views. It’s worth shelling out the extra €16 for breakfast, a fine spread of pastries, cakes, breads, antipasti, hot dishes, cereals and fresh fruit.

  • Lodging in Vorarlberg

    Löwen Hotel Montafon

    This swish chalet sits in the heart of Schruns, with the big mountains of the Montafon right on the doorstep. The ultra-chic rooms put a modern spin on alpine rustic, with dark wood panelling, muted tones and huge windows playing up the views. A panoramic pool and spa, which uses local herbs in its treatments, are welcome post hiking or skiing. It's worth shelling out the extra €30 for half-board – the seasonal, ingredient-driven menus make use of wild herbs, fish and meat from regional suppliers.

  • Lodging in Tyrol

    Gletscherblick

    The slickly contemporary, wood-and-stone-built Gletscherblick bills itself as a B&B but is a cut above with its boutiquey flair and first-rate facilities. The welcoming owners have put a lot of detail into the wood-floored, modern-alpine rooms, with pops of purple and pink, and picture windows framing the view, plus there's an appealing spa for a postski steam. Homemade yoghurt, eggs, fresh breads and speciality coffees at breakfast set you up well for the day.

  • Lodging in Tyrol

    Träumerei #8

    No two rooms are alike at alpine-chic Träumerei #8, squeezed between Römerhofgasse and the Inn River. The 34 highly original rooms are themed on 'dream cities', from Amsterdam with its clogs and windmill sails to the crimson-kissed romance of Paris, with its quirky corset wallpaper. Breakfast is fantastic, with antipasti, regional cheeses, cold meats and yoghurts, and a muesli bar. The bridge room is honeymoon stuff with its own whirlpool.

  • Lodging in The Zillertal

    Hotel Englhof

    Beautiful blond-wood-panelled, white-linen-dressed rooms (many with balconies) and amenities including free DVD rental make Englhof a superb place to stay. But what really seals the deal is its in-house gourmet restaurant and world-class cocktail bar with Austria's second-largest collection of spirits (over 1400 varieties), mixing incredible cocktails like a Bloody Mary with frozen cherry tomatoes and barbecued black-pepper seasoning.

  • Lodging in The Zillertal

    Gasthof Schulhaus

    Once a schoolhouse, Gasthof Schulhaus is now top of the hospitality class. You'll receive a warm welcome from the Geissler family at their hilltop abode in Zellberg, with stirring valley and mountain views, and a restaurant championing Slow Food. The spacious rooms and apartments are done Tyrolean-style, and local farm-fresh goodies appear at breakfast, which costs an extra €12.

  • Lodging in The Zillertal

    Alpenhotel Kramerwirt

    Ablaze with geraniums in summer, this rambling 500-year-old chalet has corridors full of family heirlooms, spacious, warm-hued rooms and a rooftop spa area with saunas and hot tubs affording surround views of the mountains. Get your tongue in a twist at the restaurant (mains €8 to €21) asking for the tasty Zillertaler Bauernschmaus (farmers’ platter with meat, dumplings and sauerkraut).

  • Lodging in Tyrol

    Romedihof

    Lodged in a 16th-century farmhouse, Romedihof is a terrific base for hiking, cycling and skiing. The interiors have been carefully restored, with beams, fireplaces and stucco adding a historic edge. Room rates include bread delivered fresh from a local baker for preparing your own breakfast in the shared kitchen. Take the train to Imst-Pitztal then walk 10 minutes: see the website for a detailed map.

  • Lodging in Tyrol

    Sonnbichl

    In a tranquil spot close to St Jakob, this family-run, adults-only chalet extends a friendly welcome. Decked out in pine furnishings and affording mountain views, the rooms are spacious, spotless and bright – the pick of which have balconies. There's a sauna for a postslope unwind and a highly regarded traditional restaurant (mains €17 to €24) serving the likes of venison ragout and schnitzel.

  • Lodging in Innsbruck

    Stage 12

    Minimalist cool, design-driven and cleverly tucked away in Innsbruck's Altstadt, this 16th-century townhouse-turned-boutique hotel has slick, oak-floored rooms (opt for a mountain view with balcony for beguiling views of the Alps), a 6th-floor spa and an urban-chic cocktail bar with a good buzz. Breakfast is bang on the money, with bircher muesli, Austrian cheeses, smoked salmon and proper coffee.