Choose a luxury hotel in Austria with Small Luxury Hotels of the World and explore a country of high culture and high altitude. Indulge in the leisurely cafés of Vienna and Salzburg or hit the Alpine slopes in the stylish ski resorts of Vorarlberg and Tyrol. Austria’s glittering lakes attract spa lovers to cosy retreats.
Luxury city breaks in Austria
Time slows down in boutique Vienna coffeehouses, where decadent Sachertorte and Apfelstudel cakes await after a visit to opulent Habsburg palaces and the world’s largest collection of Schiele’s paintings in the MuseumsQuartier. Baroque Salzburg echoes to the sounds of Mozart during the summer festival. Take a stroll along the elegant 17th-century streets of Graz, Austria’s second city, where life revolves around the colourful triangle-shaped Hauptplatz.
Luxury mountain holidays in Austria
European royals have a soft spot for the Tyrolean resort of Lech, where traditional wooden chalets have been transformed into luxury hotels along the meandering Lech river. Skiers of all levels love the wide well-groomed pistes and you can ski straight into the village. Challenging mountain glaciers surround high-altitude Obergurgl.
Luxury retreats in the Austrian countryside
Luxuriate in the warm thermal springs of Bad Gastein where masseurs use Alphine herbs and arnica oil and thickly forested valleys form the backdrop of an invigorating round of golf. Take in the views of Salzkammergut,from the lakeside pool in St Wolfgang. Steep mountains frame the waterside village of Hallstatt where many of the tightly clustered houses can be reached only by boat. Stay in century-old shingle-roofed Bregenzerwald to explore the peaceful foothills of the Alps.
Book your luxury boutique hotel in Austria with Small Luxury Hotels of the World to stay in a former medieval castle by the river Danube, wander through imperial Vienna and unwind with a glass of glühwein following an exhilarating day on the pistes.