The Best Hotels to Book in Schladming, Austria

The Dachstein Skywalk near Schladming provides a stunning view of the Alps
The Dachstein Skywalk near Schladming provides a stunning view of the Alps | © Hagspiel Photography / Courtesy of ARX Hotel and Restaurant
Ellie Ross

Affordable, luxury and family-friendly hotels are in no short supply in Schladming, a former mining town in the Austrian state of Styria. Most have spa facilities including saunas – perfect for easing tired ski legs in winter or after a summer hike – and excellent eating options. From traditional lodges to contemporary choices, here’s our pick of the best.

1. Stadthotel Brunner

Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel, Hotel

Chic lounge area with undulating wood-plank wall, modern fireplace, grey wingback chairs and lavender shag rug at Stadthotel Brunner
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With an edgy design and central location, this hotel in Schladming puts wellness at its heart. There are yoga sessions – ideal after a day’s skiing or hiking – and a divine spa complete with Finnish sauna, hanging basket chairs and a sheltered terrace with panoramic views of the Dachstein Massif. Food is healthy – think wholesome soups, grilled fish and Ayurvedic dishes – while rooms are sleek, minimalist and named after different spices. The family suite sleeps up to six.

2. Hotel Die Barbara


Exterior of Hotel Die Barbara, a traditional Austrian chalet with flowers on balconies and the Alps rising behind it
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Located right on the Planai slope, in the centre of Schladming, this hotel offers affordable accommodation, hearty breakfasts and a fun après-ski scene. Rooms range in size – from cosy singles to large, four-bed apartments with self-catering facilities. Breakfast options include pancakes, homemade jams, Bircher muesli and cooked-to-order eggs. The hotel is next door to a ski rental shop, plus great biking and hiking routes are right on the doorstep in summer.

3. Hotel Zirngast


Minimalist, bright king room with knotted wood furnishings and a dark brown couch at Hotel Zirngast
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Just a few minutes’ walk from the pistes of the Planai, with an à la carte restaurant, discounted ski rental and spa facilities, this hotel is just the ticket for a winter break in the Schladming-Dachstein region. Rooms and suites are modern and comfortable, and the largest can sleep up to six, ideal for families. As well as fine dining, the restaurant runs themed evenings, including steak night with everything from surf ’n’turf to New York fillet.

4. Hotel Sonnschupfer

Spa Hotel, Hotel

View from across a large sloping green lawn to the traditional chalet-style Hotel Sonnschupfer, with the tree-covered mountain behind it
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A warm welcome awaits at this typical Styrian hotel in Schladming, which offers good food, wellness and comfortable accommodation. Modern rooms – all with balconies – sleep between one and four people. There’s a spa with two saunas and the bright and cheery restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and four-course dinner. Ask the sommelier, Reinhard, for wine recommendations. Kids will love the playground and animals in the hotel farm.

5. ARX Hotel & Restaurant

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Seating nook with designer seating, thick area rug over wood floors and stunning Alps views at ARX Hotel and Restaurant
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Run by a pro snowboarder and Olympic champion skier, this boutique hotel is refreshingly different, with contemporary flair, great eating options and superb winter and summer facilities. Rooms are modern and pared-back, with floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the mountain views. There’s also a sauna, restaurant and wine bar with great snacks, organic vintages and hanging chairs. Hosts Manuel and Anna can help you organise everything, from ski touring to Nordic walking.

6. Thalers-Mariandl


Scandi chic vibe restaurant space with natural wood interiors, minimalist decor and contemporary light fixtures at Thalers-Mariandl
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There’s a Scandi chic vibe to this hotel with its natural wood interiors, minimalist decor and contemporary fittings. Stretch aching muscles in the yoga studio or relax in the sauna or infrared room. Sip mulled wine by the fire in the lounge and tuck into traditional apple strudel. There’s no need to queue for a lift ticket either – the hotel sells them direct and also has storage for your kit.

7. Hotel Burgfellnerhof


Cosy rustic-chic bedroom in tan and teal green, with wood panelling, wood floors and stunning Alps views at Hotel Burgfellnerhof
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Whether you’re hiking in summer or skiing in winter, this family-run hotel caters to all types of mountain lovers. Rooms blend traditional touches with modern comforts, and suites have a separate living area and panoramic balcony. You’ll be well fed in the restaurant, which has great views to the mountain beyond – fuel up on local bread and eggs in the morning, afternoon tea and a four-course evening meal.

8. Boutique Hotel Garni Stadt Villa

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Cosy guest room with large bed, rustic wood panelling, grey couch, armchairs and plush carpet at Boutique Hotel Garni Stadt Villa
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Tucked away down a quiet side street, but just metres from the main square and gondola station up to the pistes, sits this recently-renovated hotel. Its guest rooms are decorated in neutral shades with lots of natural wood. Book a two-room suite for extra space. Fill up on salmon, fresh pastries and scrambled egg at breakfast, and relax in the ‘sky spa’ in the evening.

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