The Best Hotels to Book in Mayrhofen, Austria

Gutshof Zillertal will offer you a warm welcome – as will many other hotels in Mayrhofen
Gutshof Zillertal will offer you a warm welcome – as will many other hotels in Mayrhofen | Courtesy of Gutshof Zillertal / Expedia
Jessica Goldman

High in the Austrian Alps, Mayrhofen is the perfect year-round destination for adventure seekers. The spectacular mountain setting is home to Harakiri, Austria’s steepest piste. Come summer, hikers and cyclists flock to the charming Tyrolean town to take advantage of the alpine valleys and high-altitude meadows. We’ve rounded up the best hotels in Mayrhofen for the perfect Austrian escape – book one on Culture Trip.

1. ElisabethHotel, for modern elegance near the Penken cable car


A woman by the pool of an indoor spa area at ElisabethHotel in Mayrhofen
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Traditional Tyrolean architecture meets contemporary interior design at the luxurious, adults-only ElisabethHotel. Its central village location next to the Penken cable car means skiing and hiking are just steps from your door. It’s also home to the elegant Elisense Spa. There, guests can soak in the 17m (56ft) basalt pool or relax on waterbeds in the serenity room. Be sure to explore the expansive gardens and wooden bridges that lead to a hidden chapel.

2. Der Siegeler – this lifestylehotel rocks, for chilling near the slopes


The wood-clad exterior of Der Siegeler - this lifestylehotel rocks, in Mayrhofen, with a mountain behind
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Der Siegeler, one of the oldest hotels in Mayrhofen, is now one of the hippest, following a complete renovation. The alpine façade incorporates a clean, modern aesthetic, while sleek rooms have sitting areas that lead to panoramic balcony views. Downstairs, Mike’s Sports Bar, styled as a traditional English pub, is the perfect place to unwind with a pint after a day of exploring. All bookings include a generous breakfast with fresh, regional ingredients.

3. Hotel Neue Post, for romance in the heart of Mayrhofen


An outdoor pool area within Hotel Neue Post in Mayrhofen, with views across to a mountain
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Hotel Neue Post’s town centre location and exceptional extras make this four-star an excellent option for a stay in Mayrhofen. After a welcome glass of prosecco at checkin, head to the rooftop pool for views of the village and surrounding mountains. The hotel can arrange for candlelit dinner in the vaulted wine cellar, with recommendations from the in-house sommelier.

5. Hotel Garni Glück Auf Bed & Breakfast, for relaxed stays near the Ahornbarn


The exterior of Hotel Garni Glück Auf Bed & Breakfast in Mayrhofen
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Hotel Garni Glück Auf offers quiet respite, but is still within walking distance of Mayrhofen’s restaurants and shops. There are mountain and valley views from every window, and bookings include a hearty breakfast buffet. Additionally, guests can schedule appointments with a certified in-house physiotherapist for either a relaxing massage or more targeted treatment.

6. Hotel Viktoria Landhaus Joggl, for family-friendly lodgings near the river


A double bed in a pinewood-centric room at Hotel Viktoria Landhaus Joggl in Mayrhofen
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Hotel Viktoria Landhaus Joggl offers rooms and Tyrolean-style apartments perfect for families and groups. The pet-friendly one- and two-bedroom units have full kitchens or kitchenettes and cosy living rooms; some have private balconies. Take an afternoon coffee break at the cafe and try their celebrated home-made apple or plum pudding.

7. Posthotel Mayrhofen, for sauna enthusiasts in the centre of town


A mid-air view of Posthotel Mayrhofen, with snow on the ground and the tall mountains behind it
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It’s impossible to miss the Posthotel Mayrhofen’s sunny yellow exterior against the backdrop of alpine forests. Aside from their standard rooms, the property features 16 luxury apartments with balconies or terraces. The spacious units have smart contemporary furnishings, wood-panelled accent walls, Nespresso machines and Sony sound systems. Book the Grunberg to enjoy a private spa with an infrared cabin or the Edelweiss for your very own Finnish sauna.

8. Gutshof Zillertal, for bike rides on the banks of the Stilluppbach


The exterior of Gutshof Zillertal in Mayrhofen, with a mountain on its right and a spurting water fountain in the foreground
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Cycling enthusiasts will love the Gutshof Zillertal. The hotel has its own bike shop offering rentals and repairs. After a day of riding through the Zillertal Valley, guests can relax in the indoor-outdoor pool or explore the specially designed feng shui garden. In addition, the hotel’s vaulted wine cellar offers tastings paired with house-made alpine cheese.

9. Sport & Spa Hotel Strass, for party animals next to the Penkenbahn


A mid-air view of Sport & Spa Hotel Strass, with grassy mountains all around the area behind
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Sport & Spa Hotel Strass is the place to stay to experience Mayrhofen nightlife. Ice Bar, known for its lively après-ski scene, features live DJs and a party atmosphere. For those who prefer something more low-key, head to the hotel’s luxurious spa to soak in the main pool or visit the Turkish bath.

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