The Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Villach, Austria

Voco Villach boasts sumptuous mountain views
Voco Villach boasts sumptuous mountain views | Courtesy of Voco Villach / Expedia
Ronan J O'Shea

In the Austrian province of Carinthia, scenic Villach offers access to some of the country’s most picturesque nature, while Carinthia is also well known for its thermal baths. Choose one of the best hotels in Villach from this selection, bookable at Culture Trip.

1. Thermenhotel Karawankenhof, for family fun near Landskron Castle


Modern structure of Thermenhotel Karawankenhof, Villach, Austria
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A stay here includes access to KärntenTherme with a seemingly unlimited array of saunas, hot tubs, and steam baths. The hotel itself offers indoor and outdoor pools with kids’ areas, saunas, a hammam, and a fitness centre. Outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy jogging, cycling, hiking in the surrounding countryside and there are even tennis courts a short stroll away. Cheerful and contemporary rooms with wooden floors and colourful furniture provide relaxing spaces away from the alpine pursuits, and the Croco Club cares for little ones.

2. Hotel Palais26, for period charm near the Drava River


Traditional exterior of Hotel Palais26, Villach, Austria
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When it comes to hotels in Villach, this is one of the best options if you’re seeking a spot close to the city centre. Housed in a 16th-century building, a three-minute walk from the banks of the Drava River, you’ll be well placed for exploring the city. Emerald velvet chairs and parquet floors will charm as much as the breakfast pastries at Restaurant Charles with outdoor seating for warm days. Make time for the hotel’s wellness area for scenic city views.

3. Hotel City Villach, for calm rooms close to Villach train station


A simple yet inviting room at Hotel City Villach
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Warm textures and colours, including Austrian wood and natural tones of green and cream, create cosy spaces for relaxing. You’ll be close to the action for Villach’s annual events, including carnival and Villacher Kirchtag. All-weather in-house pursuits include a sauna and hearty breakfasts packed with organic produce from local farms – think healthy eggs on wholemeal toast and locally-cured meat.

4. Voco Villach, for sultry suites near the historic Altstadt


Views from the restaurant terrace at Voco Villach, Austria
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Perched on the River Drau, you’ll love the sultry suites and rooms lined with leather, marble, and wood at this sleek hotel. The Lagana Bar also overlooks the green ribbon of the river, where you can sip a glass of Austrian red with a soothing view. Perfect if you’re not arriving by car, as it’s close to the train station. After a breakfast of pillowy pancakes filled with curd, take time to admire the baroque houses and churches during a Villach city tour.

5. Aparthotel Pension Zollner, for mountain views near Kärnten Therme spa

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Alpine-style exterior of Aparthotel Pension Zollner, Villach, Austria
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This aparthotel has simply-styled rooms with wood-panelled walls that manage to be both minimal and homely, helped by the addition of sleek kitchens for creating your favourite dish. Visible from the hotel, it’s a 10-minute drive to reach the Dobratsch mountains for some fresh alpine air and exercise but golfers will love the course next door.

6. Hotel Seven Villach, for simple pleasures near Fortress Landskron


The modern dining room of the Hotel Seven Villach, Austria
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Sporty types will appreciate the on-site fitness centre and the fact you can explore the city on foot easily. Blue and beige rooms are soothing bases to return to after a day hiking around Lake Faak, a ten-minute drive away. You’ll deserve a table at Restaurant Milo specialising in wine from the Alpe-Adria region, and a bar with a large terrace with terrific views of the surrounding Alps and natural scenery.

7. B&B Hotel Villach, for pet-friendly pads near the city centre


Quirky lobby of the B&B Hotel Villach, Villach, Austria
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Sample freshly-tapped local beer, cocktails, and homemade pizzas at this hotel close to attractions including Villach City Museum, the Villach Castle, and the Villach Waterworks. It’s also dog friendly, so if you’re looking to explore the Carpathian countryside with your four-legged friend, this is a good option. Return to simple rooms with cheerful green ceilings mirroring the surrounding scenery.

8. Limehome Villach Kirchenplatz, for contemporary comfort near Museum der Stadt Villach


Cosy sleeping area with adjacent kitchen at Limehome Villach Kirchenplatz, Austria
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This Villach hotel places great importance on all things digital. Check-in and check-out are contactless and speedy, yet despite the absence of reception, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, with contemporary furnishing and an elegant aesthetic. The hotel is just around the corner from Museum der Stadt Villach and a short walk from the riverbank. There’s a gallery as well as plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby.

9. City Appartements Villach, for sporting style near the Drava River


Warm room at City Appartements Villach, Austria
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Close to the Kärntner ski resort as well as the Ossiach and Faak lakes, this hotel offers sporty guests storage specifically designed for skis and bicycles. However, you can also easily enjoy the city’s bars, cafes and restaurants, visible from the modern rooms with warm wooden floors and modern modular furniture and kitchens for quick breakfast bites.

10. Apartments Villach, for savvy sightseeing near Parish Church of St. Jakob


If you’re looking for a city-centre location with easy access to explore the many local scenic attractions, this hotel is just made for you. Get ready to snap photogenic sights such as Landskron and Finkenstein Castle, and Schiller Park. The traditionally-styled apartments come with patios or balconies for al fresco dishes you’ll cook up in the streamlined kitchenettes.

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