What to Look for When Choosing Your Austrian Accommodation

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Austria is a magical country, known for world-class skiing, breathtaking landscapes and incredible hospitality. While your upcoming ski holiday definitely focuses on the snowy slopes and outdoor activities, choosing the right hotel can significantly enhance your experience.  Here’s a guide to help you understand what to look for in a good Austrian hotel, and recommendations from our own personal experiences 😊


  1. Location, Location, Location

The first, and probably the most obvious consideration when choosing a hotel in Austria is its location. The first step is choosing a Ski Resort, based on your group and the activities you are most interested in. You can start by looking through options on our website such as:

  • St Anton (one of the top 5 resorts in the world)
  • Ischgl (has a great outdoor zipline adventure – perfect for adrenaline junkies)
  • Kitsbuhel ( offers the best nightlife scenes)
  • Ellmau (the perfect family option)
  • Zell Am See (beautiful lakes to explore)
  • and more!


2. Proximity to Slopes

While its not completely necessary to be right on the slopes, it is so much more convenient to choose a ski-in, ski-out hotel/BnB. This saves time travelling to and from the slopes with all your gear, and offers amazing and up-close views of the mountains at all times! 

Our favourite options include:





3. Comfortable and Well-Equipped Rooms

While you won’t be in your room for most of the day, it is always nice to return home after a tiring few hours of skiing, and be able to wash off in a spacious bathroom, catch up with friends on the free Wi-Fi, and use the spa facilities that some hotels offer! Relaxing in a warm indoor pool is the BEST after a day on the slopes.

Here are some of our Austrian accommodations with free spa access:



3. Dining Options and Cuisine

Accommodations with on-site dining options are a great choice if you want to try Austrian cuisine right on your doorstep. All of our hotels and BnBs offer breakfast included, usually with fresh bread, cheeses, cold cuts, and delicious pastries. Its important to fuel up before a hard day of skiing! Additionally, check if the hotel has a bar or lounge where you can relax with a drink après-ski or after a day of sightseeing.


4 Family-Friendly Amenities

If you’re traveling with children, hotels with babysitting services, children’s menus, play areas and child-friendly activities will make your trip a whole lot easier and more enjoyable for everyone. Check out these hotels that can assist when the adults want some peace and quiet…


7. Reviews and Recommendations

Before booking a hotel in Austria, read reviews from previous guests on trusted travel websites to gauge their experiences, or pop us a mail as we are pretty clued up about where we’re sending you! When looking online, pay attention to comments on cleanliness, customer service, and facilities, as these are the most important aspects to ensuring comfort and contentment for your stay!



Accommodation is an important aspect to your trip, and in the event that any mishap occur during your holiday, having staff that are able to assist is probably more important than anything else! Austrians are known for the hospitality, and those we work with in Austria are always willing to lend a hand. We are also contactable during your stay, and will always do our best to make sure things are running smoothly!

By considering the above factors, you can find a hotel that meets your preferences and enhances your Austrian experience!

Happy travels!

Hotel Flora Ellmau