When deciding on accommodation in Mayrhofen, the centre of the resort near the Penken gondola is handy for most of the liveliest bars – although this can be a noisy choice. Away from the resort’s central hub, in the quieter streets, there’s still a great choice of hotels though the trade off is often being further away from the main Penken lift.
The Der Siegeler is one of Mayrhofen’s oldest buildings, but has been restored and extended. Although it’s in the centre of the village, the location is particularly peaceful, set in its own gardens. The accommodation is kitted out with contemporary furniture and it centres around a lively Sports bar.
A traditional guest house with nine simply furnished double rooms with a buffet breakfast option and free parking, Gasthof Edelweiss is a good budget option. It is close to the ski lifts and has a restaurant attached that has a varied menu, including lots of pizzas, and a cafe with a big terrace.
Book it: From £691 with Crystal Ski Holidays.
Sport & Spa Hotel Strass
Very popular in Mayrhofen, particularly for families, the Sport & Spa Hotel Strass is in fact two four-star hotels joined together, run by the Roscher family. The two hotels are huge and rambling, so it takes some time to get your bearings, and the bar would be at home in an airport. It all feels a bit quirky to start with but the longer the stay the more it feels pleasantly eccentric. The position is perfect, next to the Penken gondola station; it’s lively though, and can be very noisy.
From: £1,149 with Inghams (inghams.co.uk)
A smart B&B out of the centre but on a ski bus route, the four-star Gutshof Zillertal has comfortable, modern rooms and suites varying from 16sqm to 68sqm. At breakfast, enjoy bread produced from its own bakery and the restaurant offers dinner too. There’s a pool, two saunas and a steam room.
Some 400m from the lifts and 100m from the village centre, the Resort Hotel Neuhaus (formerly Alpendomizil Neuhaus) is a beautiful and traditional old building full of charm and character. Family run by the Moigg family, the hotel comprises two interconnecting buildings; the traditional Neuhaus main building, and the newly renovated St Josef wing. There’s a swimming pool, sauna and gym.
Manni Das Hotel
The four-star Manni Das Hotel has a good location between the railway station and the Penken gondola (about 200m away) and is remarkable for its open-air rooftop pool – it’s a super experience to enjoy a soak after a day on the slopes and gaze out over the Penken, Ahorn and Grunberg peaks.
If funds allow, the best of both worlds is available at the Elisabeth Hotel, a short walk from the centre of Mayrhofen. Like an oversized chalet, with timbered balconies, it is the classiest and most comfortable billet in town, providing luxury in almost rural surroundings, while having the top bars just five minutes away. The food is great too.
Based on an original 1664 building, the central four-star Neue Post hotel combines tradition and modernity. The dining room is lovely and cosy, clad with old wood and features a tiled wood burning stove. The varied bedrooms are modern and comfortable. There’s an indoor pool, a rooftop pool, three types of sauna and a steam room.
In the neighbouring village of Finkenberg and with direct gondola access to the Mayrhofen ski area, the five-star Sporthotel Stock is owned by the family of famous 1980s downhill racer and Olympic gold medal winner Leonard Stock. The rooms and suites are luxurious and there’s both an indoor and outdoor pool, huge sauna complex, ladies-only sauna area, family spa area, treatments and fitness studio.
Book it: From €293, booked direct.
Apartments and chalets
Apart Mountain Lodge
Eleven smart apartments built in 2011 in modern architectural style including under cover parking, the Mountain Lodge apartments offer great comfort just five minutes walk from both the Penken and Ahornbahn gondolas. Guests can choose from eight two-bedroom apartments and three three-bedroom ones, including a 82sqm penthouse. All have underfloor heating. A buffet breakfast is available and there’s a sauna.
Booking.com rates above are guide prices per person per night, please note that packages can differ across accommodation. Please check the properties’ websites for further information on what’s included. Unless stated otherwise, package prices are per person, based on two sharing a double or twin room half-board for seven nights, including flights and transfers.