Best hotels and hostels in Zell am See

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    Steinerwirt

    A 500-year-old chalet turned boutique hotel, Steinerwirt has light-filled rooms tastefully done out in muted tones and untreated pinewood, with flat-screen TVs and DVD players. The rooftop whirlpool, mountain-facing sauna, library and art gallery invite relaxation, as does the highly recommended restaurant. There are incredible views of Kitzsteinhorn glacier and Schmittenhöhe from the roof terrace.

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    Schloss Prielau

    A once-upon-a-dream fairy tale of a hotel, this 16th-century castle was once the haunt of Bavarian prince-bishops. Wood panelling and antiques add a touch of romance to the rustic-chic rooms; many feature lake and mountain views. With its private beach, spa and two-Michelin-star restaurant Mayer's, this is luxury all the way. It's 2.5km northeast of the centre along the lakefront promenade.

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    Pension Hubertus

    Beate and Bernd extend a warm welcome at their eco-savvy chalet. Situated opposite the ski lifts, the pension uses 100% renewable energy (solar and wind power), and organic produce and fair-trade coffee are served at breakfast. The bright, airy rooms are decked out country-style, with lots of pine, floral drapes and downy bedding.

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    Romantik Hotel Zell am See

    This dark-wood chalet, decorated with geraniums in summer, looks back on a 500-year history. Antique wood furnishings in the cosy rooms, a solar-heated pool with mountain views and a small spa with pampering treatments such as chocolate baths create an ambience of discreet luxury.

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    Haus Haffner

    Tucked down a quiet backstreet near the ski lift, this cheery alpine-style chalet, ablaze with geraniums in summer, has spacious rooms and family apartments with rag rugs, kettles and lots of chunky wood furniture (the owner is a cabinet maker).

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    Haus Wilhelmina

    Just a joyous skip from the ski lift and centre, this friendly pension has simple but homey rooms with lots of pine, floral prints and balconies. There are also family-sized apartments, and a playground to keep the little ones amused.

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    Hotel Seehof

    You'll get a warm welcome at this lemon-fronted chalet near the lake. Rooms are cosy, if a little on the snug side, with good beds, warm colours and parquet floors. Light sleepers can opt for rooms at the back, which are quieter but sacrifice the fine lake views. The generous breakfast spread costs an extra €12.

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    Junges Hotel Zell am See

    Right at the lake and beach, a 15-minute walk south of town, these family-friendly digs are a great budget deal. Rooms are simple but well kept, the mountain views dreamy and there’s always plenty going on, from volleyball matches to weekly barbecues.

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    Seecamp Zell Am See

    If waking up to views of the snowcapped Kitzsteinhorn mountains appeals, camp out at this tree-shaded campground on the lakeshore. Facilities include a shop, restaurant and kids' club. Guided mountain-bike and hiking tours are available.