The best hotels in Austria 2023

Four Travel Charme properties receive award of the Connoisseur Circle.

Munich, October 23, 2023 - No less than four Travel Charme hotels and resorts are among the "Best of the Best" in Austria this year. The Straubinger Grand Hotel, the Fürstenhaus am Achensee, the Bergresort Werfenweng and the Ifen Hotel Kleinwalsertal were honored by the Connoisseur Circle for their exceptional service quality and particularly high standards.

The Connoisseur Circle Rating "The best hotels" includes in its election the travel evaluations from the guests of portal TrustYou, a public voting. This includes the judgement of a jury of experts consisting of experienced travel editors. The first three houses are ranked from 1 to 3 as top winners. All other hotels are listed without rankings in their respective categories.

The awards at a glance:

"Straubinger Grand Hotel in Bad Gastein: 1st place in the category "Newcomer".

"The five-star hotel at Straubingerplatz is a place of serene restraint, a tribute to the past in an environment spoiled by nature," headlines the Connoisseur Circle assessment. Indeed, emperors and princes have already resided in the recently reopened hotel. The winner among the newcomers scored particularly well for its architecturally successful combination of Belle Époque and modern design, its impressive location by a waterfall with a view over the Gastein Valley, and its outstanding cuisine.

Travel Charme Fürstenhaus am Achensee: 3rd place in the category "Seehotels".

"Where once princes resided, the Fürstenhaus am Achensee in Pertisau nowadays combines historical details with modern design, creating an oasis of tranquility for all the senses," is how Connoisseur Circle describes the four-star superior house. The overall 120 rooms are captivated by both lake as well as mountain views. The Relaxation-looking get their money’s worth at the 3.000 square meter large PURIA Spa and enjoy a healthy menu in the Laurentius restaurant. In addition to serving international culinary trends, fresh fish from the mountain lake, spicy cheese from the alpine pasture, and bread from the organic farmer located on the opposite shore are served. It doesn't get any more regional or fresh.

Travel Charme Bergresort Werfenweng: Awarded in the category "Mountain/Winter Hotels".

The Connoisseur Circle describes the four-star superior house with the words "Original. Gentle. Restful." The Bergresort Werfenweng in Salzburger Land places more value on sustainability and regionality than any other hotel. During construction, the focus was on ecological construction, warm colors and local materials. The house merges formally with its environment, from which the food originates. The regional natural cuisine here is supplied almost exclusively by local suppliers.

Travel Charme Ifen Hotel in Kleinwalsertal: Awarded in the "Mountain/Winter Hotels" category

The Ifen Hotel impresses with its diversity in all categories. Whether summer or winter vacation, sports or wellness, star restaurant or regional inn cuisine. The 5-star hotel, located at an altitude of 1,111 meters, convinces in every respect. With three restaurants, the slopes and hiking trails right outside the hotel gates, a wide range of fitness facilities and a spa area that extends over a 2,500-square-meter world of well-being, no wishes are left unfulfilled.

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