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Prize Winning Luxury Ski Resorts in Austria

With the winter upon us many people are looking to experience the snowy mountains and book their ski or snowboarding holiday. The question is; which destination? According to the results from the HolidayCheck Award 2012 Austria is the place to go for winter travelers looking for luxury!

HolidayCheck is one of Europe’s leading travel portal and gives out the HolidayCheck Award to 99 Hotels globally. Hotels which are very popular and have received especially good reviews and recommendations are given a TopHotel stamp.

Six of Austria’s luxury hotels won a HolidayCheck Award:

Hotel Ritzenhof (4.5 Star) in Saalfelden. Awarded as the Country’s No. 1
Situated directly on Lake Ritzensee with an impressive mountain backdrop one can understand while people love this hotel. A snippet from a recent review says “Charming Hotel, amazing culinary experience” and with 5.8 suns, the rating system used by HolidayCheck, and a 99.4% recommendation rate it is definitely keeping it’s guests happy.

Hotel Alpin Spa Tuxerhof (4.5 Star) in Tyrol. Awarded in the category “Family”
This hotel is situated at an altitude of 1300 meters in the Tux Valley so is a perfect location for a family skiing holiday. The ski lift is on the door step and how many hotels can boast a 100% recommendation rate?

Hotel Klausnerhof (4 Star) in Tyrol. Awarded in the category “Winter Sport”.
Hotel Klausnerhof started as a family hotel and has expanded and modernized to cater to a large clientele who come for the great skiing and fantastic food and accommodation. A 99.6% recommendation rate shows people are happy to return.

Hotel Pachmair (4 Star) in Tyrol. Awarded in the category “Couples”
“A dream under the stars” says Alexander aged 41-45. Hotel Pachmair is a collection of traditionally built Austrian houses which sparkle under a thick layer of snow in the winter. The romantic setting with the mountain backdrop make it perfect for a couple’s skiing trip.

Hotel Alpenresort Schwarz (4 Star) in Tyrol. Awarded in the category “Spa & Nature”
Set in the Mieming mountains which many say are the most beautiful mountains in Europe this hotel has a huge spa as well as being perfectly located for skiing and snowboarding in the winter. One of the HolidayCheck reviewers; Daniel, Age 31-35 said “The room was bigger than my whole flat. Brilliant!”

Hotel Sonnenpark (4 Star) in Burgenland. Awarded in the category “Beach Holiday”
You might wonder how an Austrian hotel can win an award in the Beach Holiday category. Where are the beaches? Well the hotel Sonnenpark is attached to a huge thermal spa which means you can get the beach like feel at any time of the year. In the winter you can go for a dip in your bikini, then wrap up warm and go ice skating outside.

As well as the 6 HolidayCheck Award winning hotels there are also 45 (4.5 – 5 Star) hotels who received a TopHotel stamp of excellence in Austria. Tyrol is the most popular region.

If you fancy hitting the slopes somewhere else; Switzerland, Germany and Italy also all have a HolidayCheck Award winner in the Winter Sport category to see the full list visit the HolidayCheck Award site.

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