Expert guide to St Anton
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St Anton am Arlberg is an attractive town, bursting with stylish hotels and chalets, including lots of family-friendly accommodation and some budget options too. St Anton has a strong luxury offering with increasing numbers of hotels with impressive spa facilities. Hotel accommodation is mainly found in the centre of the village, within easy walking distance of the main access lifts. Chalets tend to be spread a little further out, especially in Nasserein where there are some with a ski-in/ski-out location.
Hotel Garni Erwin Falch
The long-established Hotel Garni Erwin Falch offers a particularly warm welcome, generous breakfasts and comfortable rooms. It’s also conveniently located a three-minute walk from the centre of town and a 10-minute walk to the Galzig gondola.
Book it: From £65pp/pn, booked direct.
Located at the base of the Galzig gondola, the Skihotel Galzig is spitting distance from the centre of town, putting it at the heart of the action. Décor is contemporary minimalism but the owners, the Alber family, give guests a warm welcome.
Located in the ancient hamlet of St Christoph, the Hotel Arlberg is ski-in/ski out and next to the St Christophbahn chairlift up to Galzig and the heart of the St Anton slopes. The hotel has 18 bedrooms and three suites and, as well as a piste-side terrace, and is next door to one of the Arlberg’s best mountain restaurants, the Hospiz Alm.
Book it: From £1,029 for five nights with Inghams.
Anthony’s Life & Style Hotel
With bold claims to combine a hotel, spa, steakhouse, sports bar, café and Italian restaurant – Anthony’s Life & Style Hotel has a lot to live up to, but it’s popular with visitors and locals alike. The rooms are ultra modern with streamlined wooden furnishings and open-plan slate bathrooms, while the rooftop Sky-Spa offers mountain views.
Raffl’s Tyrol Hotel
A contemporary four-star standard hotel (although it professes to resist a star rating) Raffl’s Tyrol is sister hotel to the neighbouring five-star St Antoner Hof. With a cool, retro ambience combined with high tech facilities, the emphasis is on good food and high levels of service. It’s a 10-minute walk to the lifts.
Next to the noisy Mooserwirt bar, the Mooser Hotel is testament to the wonders of modern sound-proofing and multimillion-euro Austrian construction. Amazingly, there is no noise from the partying in the adjoining bar when ensconced in the comfort of the hotel. As well as having St Anton’s best après bar on its (back) doorstep, this 17-room, ski-in/ski-out hotel is chic and welcoming, with a superb spa and restaurant. Unsurprisingly, it books up extremely quickly, so reserve early.
Raffl’s St Antonerhof
The family-owned five-star Raffl’s St Antonerhof offers friendly, professional service and successfully flirts with combining Tirolean tradition and contemporary design. Intricately carved wooden beds are set off by exotic cacti and modern wall fires, and raised Philippe Starck bathrooms can be closed off from suites with sliding glass doors imprinted with vintage ski photographs. The duplex family suites attract a loyal following, as does the restaurant and bar, and there’s an excellent pool, sauna and steam room.
Chalets and apartments
Chalet Hotel Rosanna
Recently renovated and conveniently located, the Chalet Hotel Rosanna is located just minutes from the heart of town and the Galzig gondola. The hotel is adult-only apart from peak dates when children over seven years are permitted.
Chalet Hotel Montjola
Located in the Oberdorf area, the Montjola is five to 10 minutes’ walk from the town centre and the main lifts. Decorated in light colours with some retro touches, the 34-bedroom hotel has a sauna and steam room and a welcoming curved dining room with great views down the valley.
Book it: From £1,105 with Neilson.
Booking.com rates above are guide prices per person per night, please note that packages can differ across accommodation. Owing to the current coronavirus pandemic, these rates may change. 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.