One of the most legendary hotels in Austria is the Stanglwirt in Kitzbühel. It is hosting its guests since 400 years already and has been continually growing since then. That’s how the small guesthouse turned into a 30 acres huge hotel complex over the time. But despite the size it didn’t loose the traditional Tyrolean comfort.
Read in this blogpost why the wellness and organic hotel in Tyrol is the perfect place to relax – throughout the whole year!
The Stangwirt is located in Going, Tyrol in the middle of the Kitzbühel alps. The view to the 2344 m high mountain “Wilder Kaiser” is one of the hallmarks of the hotel and can be enjoyed from almost every angle of the complex. The hotel Stanglwirt has the perfect location to go hiking in the summertime and skiing in during the winter since you’re surrounded by the most magical mountains.
The Hotel Concept
The Stanglwirt is rather an experience world than a simple hotel. Due to the size of the complex you can discover something new all the time and everyone will find a suitable activity.
The best part is the huge wellness and sauna world (read more about it below) but even tennis & golf courts, an animal farm for children and much more can be found. The Stanglwirt is well known for having an own Lipizzan stud which can be visited anytime. Guests can even bring their own horses with them during the stay if they plan a riding holiday. The Lipizzan horses can be watched through a huge glass wall in the hotel lobby.
We never missed the typical Tyrolean hospitality and coziness during our stay. And even though the Stanglwirt is very traditional with many wooden elements, it is at the same time modern and at the highest standard. We’ve rarely seen such a great combination of tradition and luxury before.
Since the Stanglwirt has been the last stop of our road trip through Italy and Austria this September, we finally took some time off to relax and recover without leaving the hotel complex only once!
The huge complex seen from above
The horse stud
We stayed in one of the Sonnensuiten (sunny suites) in the newest part of the hotel. The suite has been completely designed with furniture made out of arolla pine wood and has a fire place which gives the room a warm and cozy atmosphere.
Our Suite consisted of a walk-in closet, a huge bath room with private sauna, a bedroom and living room with a fire place and a large balcony with an incredible view to the Wilder Kaiser mountain.
Breakfast & Restaurant
The Hotel Restaurant
The breakfast and dinner gets served at the hotel restaurant. For the “Stanglwirt breakfast” you can enjoy a wide variety of dishes from the breakfast buffet. They use many organic products from their internal production. The wide selection is enormous – you can choose from berries over freshly prepared egg dishes to oysters and champagne!
For dinner they had a daily changing multi-course menu which really amazed us! The restaurant combines tradition with indulgence in a very unique way – especially the “Topfen strudel” (a traditional dessert) has been delicious!
The restaurant “Stanglwirt”
The historical restaurant “Stanglwirt” is serving Tyrolean Cuisine with homemade dishes from in-house products. The unique and famous feature of this restaurant is the “cowshed window”. In the evening it offers a view into the barn with the cows lying and resting in the straw. The cows live on meadows in the mountains during the summertime but starting from the beginning of fall they come back home to the Stanglwirt.
The enormous 12.000m² wellness and sauna world is one of a kind and divided in a family and adults area. Both do have an indoor and outdoor area with several pools, saunas and much more!
One of my favorite parts has been the “rocky landscape” which got constructed with real rocks from the surrounding mountains and offers a panoramic view through the huge window. It’s completely indoors but makes you feel like you’re in a tropical jungle.
A swim in the warm salt water pool while enjoying the crisp air and mountain view, has been my favorite way to start the day early in the morning.
The indoor “rocky landscape”
The warm salt water pool
One of the reasons why we fell in love with the Stanglwirt in Austria is that it not only cares about pleasure & luxury for it’s guests but also about the environment & sustainability – for decades already! They use local products for every possible occasion – beginning from the wood for the furniture to the carpets out of sheep wool or the homemade butter and cheese. Since 2017 the Stanglwirt is an official cooperation partner of the WWF for a sustainable future of the hotel.
No matter if you’re traveling as a family or looking for a quiet couple trip – the Stanglwirt in Austria is a relax & wellness world in the Kitzbühel Alps for all age groups. We enjoyed our stay to the fullest and finally found some time to recover!
We had a sponsored stay at the hotel Stanglwirt in Austria.