Home from Home in Tirol: New accomodation for winter 2022/23
Last updated on 16.09.2022
Stylish rooms and suites, spectacular dining options, relaxing spa areas – Tirol’s many hotels, guesthouses and bed-and-breakfasts are always keen to move with the times and offer their guests an enjoyable stay in cosy surroundings. That is why many of them have been hard at work over the summer renovating their premises or creating completely new accommodation options ready for the winter season 2022/23. Here are some of the highlights.
Relaxation: Dolomitenhof Tristach
The Dolomitenhof Tristach in Osttirol has been a family-run business for the last seven years. In preparation for winter 2022/23 it has created a new building with 15 suites. Each offers 40 square metres of living space and features a private sauna or children’s room, floor-to-ceiling windows with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside, and a 10m terrace. The materials used to furnish the suites has been sourced from the local area. As well as the famously good Tirolean food served at the Dolomitenhof Tristach, guests can look forward to a new spa on the top floor with wonderful views of the Dolomites.
Luxury: Dolomit Royal Chalets
Set in the heart of the Dolomites, the Dolomit Royal Chalets are a new addition to the Dolomit Royal hotel in the village of Sillian in East Tirol. These two luxurious chalets, each with a private sauna and direct access to the terrace, have been furnished using local materials and offer a great option to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountains.
Culinary Delights: Grünerhof Hotel & Restaurant
It’s all change at the Grünerhof in Obergurgl ready for winter 2022/23. The Grüner family have come up with a completely new concept and given the hotel and restaurant a facelift ahead of the busy winter season. The interior design focuses on natural materials sourced from the region, including plenty of wood and stone. The style can be described as a fusion of Tirolean traditions with modern elements. The main highlight is the Grünerhof Restaurant, where head chef Maximilian Grüner showcases his experience at some of the world’s best restaurants while at the same time showcasing the finest produce this region has to offer.
Home-From-Home: Hotel Enzian****
It’s adults only at the Hotel Enzian, which has been given a facelift over the summer and is now ready to welcome guests once again in winter 2022/23. Perched at 2,000 metres above sea level, it is the smallest four-star hotel in Obergurgl and now offers 26 rooms, a skypool on the roof with 360-degree views, a new and enlarged gym as well as a ski storage room in the basement. The one thing that has remained the same, however, is the genuinely warm welcome from the Santer family.
Get Away From It All: Hotel Riml ****superior
The Hotel Riml has been hard at work over the summer months developing a new concept focusing even more on rest and relaxation. This location in the village of Hochgurgl in the Ötztal Valley is an adults-only hotel from this winter (14 years and older). The new team of chefs will also be taken things to the next level from a culinary perspective. Families are still welcome in the suites and apartments.
Family-Friendly: Zalwonder Ischgl
After eight months of building work, the Hotel Zalwonder in Ischgl run by the Häusler family will open ready for the Christmas holidays. In case you are wondering where the name comes from, it is an old dialect word meaning family – and that is very much the focus here. All in all the hotel has 36 stylish rooms and suites where both adults and children are welcome. The main highlight is the infinity pool on the fourth floor, where the water is kept at a pleasant 32 degrees Celsius all year round. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the spa area as well.
Stay A While: All-Suite Paznaun
No matter whether you are travelling with friends, family or maybe alone on business, the new All-Suite Paznaun in Galtür is the perfect place to stay a while. It enjoys a quiet location just a short walk from the local amenities. The rooms and suites are cosy and kitted out with everything you would expect in a modern hotel, while in the hotel spa you will find a sauna, steam room and heated outdoor pool.
Cheers: Hotel Klosterbräu
The Hotel Klosterbräu in Seefeld has a long and proud history dating back over 200 years, during which time it has been run by one and the same family. Over the years and decades it has undergone numerous facelifts and modernisations, including a recent one ahead of the winter season 2022/23 to add a new family sauna, a climbing tower, a microbrewery and pub, as well as a new ski storage room in the basement.
Feel at home: Apartments Kokon
The List family has fulfilled their dream of being hosts with their new Kokon apartment house in the peaceful Leutasch in the Seefeld region. Four holiday apartments, each with 35 m² living space and 10 m² terrace offer everything you need to feel good on holiday. The house itself impresses with its ecological construction and refined simplicity. Wood and concrete are skilfully combined outside and inside, the style is modern and the equipment leaves nothing to be desired. There is space for three people in each apart-ment, but these can also be booked in combination and can therefore also be used for larger families or groups of friends.
Romantic: Alpenhotel Karwendel
With its 16 new rooms, a new-look spa as well as an indoor and outdoor pool, the adults-only Alpenhotel Karwendel in Leutasch is ready and raring to go for winter. The Rödlach family, who run the hotel, also welcome day guests keen to use the spa facilities without staying the night. Relaxation, outdoor activities and fine food make for an enjoyable stay.
High in the Mountains: Haus Berghof
Perched high above the village of Gries am Brenner, at 1,325 metres above sea level, lies the Haus Berghof. Owner Carmen Gschwentner has recently taken over the running of this bed-and-breakfast from her mother and aims to continue the successful concept featuring cosy rooms and a hearty breakfast. www.hausberghof.com
Plenty of Space: Chalet Urscheler
The new Chalet Urscheler in the Wipptal Valley has 100 square metres of living space and sleeps anywhere between 2 and 10 people. It features 3 bedrooms ,a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom with WC as well as a large garden with a terrace – the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and quiet of the remote Schmirntal Valley.
Haven for Mountaineers: Alpengasthof Hohe Burg
Trins in the Gschnitztal Valley is one of Austria’s Mountaineering Villages, which makes it an excellent starting point for exploring the surrounding peaks. One of the best base camps within the village is the Alpengasthof Hohe Burg. A section of the building has been recently converted into apartments, which means guests can now choose from 8 cosy rooms and 4 modern holiday flats. There is also a small spa with saunas and a quiet room where visitors can relax after a day out and about in the snow.
Open Fire: Villa Liesbeth
On the edge of Pfonds, a village in the Wipptal Valley, you will find the Villa Liesbeth. This spacious holiday home spread across two floors offers around 120 square metres of living space with three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen as well as a bathroom with two separate WCs. It sleeps up to 6 people. The main highlight is a large open fire in the living room.
Pretty Town: Platzhirsch Kufstein
A collaboration between the Bodner Group and the Drastil family has given rise to this new hotel in one of the most historic buildings in Kufstein. Situated in the heart of the medieval oldtown, it has 15 rooms and suites as well as a culinary concept store – a conscious effort to get away from the concept used by so many classic hotels in towns and cities. The building itself has also been lovingly restored to maintain its most important historical features while at the same time incorporating modern elements.
Working From Hotel: Harry’s Home Telfs
Run by the Ultsch family, Harry’s Home in Telfs lies at the foot of the famous Hohe Munde mountain and is just a 20-minute drive from the regional capital Innsbruck. Its location between the local event centre and the Telfer Bad swimming pool, combined with its modern rooms and apartments including a small office are and kitchenette, makes Harry’s Home the perfect place to combine business and pleasure. www.harrys-home.com/telfs
Nominated for the Tirol Change Award 2022: Alpenresort Schwarz in Mieming
Sustainability is the name of the game at the Alpenresort Schwarz on the Mieming Plateau. This five-star hotel is leading the way when it comes to environmental protection, with efforts made in all areas from energy and waste management to regional produce and a holistic health concept for members of staff. This work was recognised with the TRIGOS Tirol Award in 2020. Now the Alpenresort Schwarz has been nominated for the Tirol Change Award. This award is given by the organisation Lebensraum Tirol Holding in cooperation with Tirol Werbung, Standortagentur Tirol and Agrarmarketing to companies, initiatives and people who have made an outstanding contribution to sustainability in Tirol.
Keeping Traditions Alive: Die Bretze
The restaurant Die Bretze in Hall dates all the way back to 1680, making it one of the oldest surviving guesthouses in Tirol. Since April 2022 it has also been hiring out modern studios. And from September 2022 guests can once again look forward to all manner of culinary delights in the Oheimstube (an original feature from the 17th century) and other traditional wood-panelled dining rooms.
Further new hotels in Tirol:
- Motel One Innsbruck: This budget hotel chain is set to open its latest location in Innsbruck, near the main railway station. It will include a bar on the 14th floor overlooking the city centre.
- Alpin Resort Sacher: The former Astoria Resort in Seefeld will become the Alpin Resort Sacher with the coming winter season. After intensive renovation work, guests can now enjoy the highest Sacher Hotel in history.
The latest information on travelling to Tirol and Covid-19 restrictions in the region can be found at www.welcome.tirol.