Featured hotels Bad Gastein, Austria
Alpenblick Hotel Alpenblick 
Location: Near Town Centre Rooms from: € 46.00

Perched on a magnificent alpine slope, Hotel Alpenblick enjoys inspiring panoramic views over the Gastein Valley and the surrounding breathtaking Hohe Tauern Alps of Austria. The town centre of Bad Gastein and the romantic waterfall are both just a 10 minute stroll away from the porpety. The Graukogel lift is in the immediate vicinity too, providing easy and quick access to the area's excellent ski slopes. Guests can take advantage of a fully equipped on-site spa and wellness centre, outdoor swimming pool with heated water and panoramic sunbathing lawn next to it, restaurant serving culinary delights from the local and international cuisine in its welcoming salon or on the open-air terrace overlooking the surrounding mountain peaks, Internet access, complimenatry private car park. Alpenblick description & online reservation

Europäischer Hof Hotel Europ�ischer Hof 
Location: Outskirts, Golf Club Rooms from: € 91.00

Hotel Europ�ischer is a luxury golf and spa hotel with a large, modern and fully equipped wellness centre, enjoying a picturesque setting on a sunny slope right next to the local golf club, just 3 km from the town centre. On-site services include complimentary shuttle transport from/to the train station and all ski lifts in the area, private garage and parking, its own thermal baths, � la carte restaurants, Wi-Fi at no additional cost and business centre. The property's traditional Austrian Schubert's caf� is the right place to relax with a cup of professionally made aromatic coffee/tea and mouth-watering home-cooked pastries. Guestrooms are designed in an elegant individual style with ample interior space (from 35 m in size), cozy living areas, traditional alpine design and a full range of modern-day comforts guests may expect from a quality 4 star establishment. Eop�ischer Hof description & online reservation

Rader Hotel Hotel Rader 
Location: B�ckstein Rooms from: € 33.00

Housed in a pretty historic building, Rader Hotel features a pleasant location directly on the picturesque central square of the romantic 17th-century village of B�ckstein overlooking a nice old fountain, in the surroundings of the famous ski and spa resort of Bad Gastein and at the end of its splendid alpine valley with breathtaking panoramic mountain views. The establishment is in the hub of the local ski and holiday market, featuring a ski school and excellent ski slopes right outside of its doors. Amenities include a fully equipped spa and wellness centre, restaurant, garden, private car parking, swimming pool with salt water, fitness, Wi-Fi and lounge bar. The 25 en-suite rooms are furnished and decorated in a modern alpine style with many wooden elements for more warmth and coziness. Rader description & online reservation

Villa Solitude Hotel Villa Solitude 
Location: Central Rooms from: € 50.00

Villa Solitude is a charming small 4-star hotel, offering warm hospitality and comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation in a prime position right in the town centre with spectacular views over the scenic Gletscherm�hlen Falls and the romantic old town, just steps from the Congress Centre and the main train and bus stations on Bahnhof Vorplatz. It is within short and easy walking to the ski lifts, the medieval Nikolauskirche and the famous Felsentherme spa centre with its unique healing springs with radon water and cave galleries. The on-site Lutter & Wegner Restaurant boasts a private wine cellar and a lovely open-air terrace with sweeping views to the waterfall and the surrounding mountain peaks. Wi-Fi and parking space are offered free of charge. Villa Solitude description & online reservation

Sonngastein Familienhotel Sonngastein 
Location: Gamskarkogel, Golf Club Rooms from: € 148.00

The charismatic Familienhotel Sonngastein enjoys a picturesque location in the spectacular Gasteinertal, right in the heart of the beautiful Hohe Tauern National Park, surrounded by one of the most picturesque alpine scenery in Austria. The establishment offers special facilities and services for a pleasant and restorative holiday for families with children and romantic couples. It boasts one of the largest and best equipped outdoor children's play areas, excellent spa and wellness centre, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, luxury appointed en-suite guestrooms with scenic panoramic views to the Hohe Tauern Alps.
Sonngastein description & online reservation

Elisabethpark Hotel Elisabethpark 
Location: Centre, Casino Rooms from: € 43.00

The exclusive Hotel Elisabethpark boasts a prime location in the town centre with spectacular panoramic views of the town and the surrounding magnificent mountain peaks. It is right next to the casino and just 50 metres from the splendid waterfall. Once inside this luxury, welcoming and cozy 4 star establishment, guests will discover a number of amenities designed for their utmost comfort. Accommodations are divided in two categories: "Modern Classic" and "Traditional", situated in the two wings of the property's building. Elisabethpark description & online reservation

Haus Hirt Alpine Spa Hotel Haus Hirt 
Location: Near Centre Rooms from: € 100.00

Alpine Spa Hotel Haus Hirt enjoys a panoramic location on a picturesque mountain slope of Badberg, just 0.7 km from the central area of the town, 1.4 km from the Congress Centre and 2 km from the Hohe Tauern train station. Surrounded by one of Austria's most scenic areas of natural beauty and peace, this welcoming hotel offers to its guests warm hospitality and top quality modern 4 star facilities, including a delightful panoramic indoor swimming pool with heated water and amazing mountain views. The hotel's location is a perfect base for skiing, trekking and mountain-biking, being close to a stop of the ski bus and right next to the cross-country ski treks, as well as to several thrilling hiking paths. The establishment has a spa centre, restaurant with a lovely sunny terrace overlooking the surrounding Alps, lounge with open fireplace, free Wi-Fi, babysitting service and private parking space.
Haus Hirt description & online reservation

Holiday Village Grüner Baum Hotel Village Gr�ner Baum 
Location: Outskirts, K�tschach Valley Rooms from: € 59.00

The Holiday Village Gr�ner Baum consists of five charming alpine houses with a total of 80 elegantly designed and fully equipped en-suite guest rooms, set amidst its private landscaped gardens. The complex enjoys a picturesque panoramic location in the tranquil, traffic-free area of the beautiful K�tschach Valley, surrounded by the magnificent peaks of the Gastein Mountains, just a short drive (2.5 km) from Bad Gastein town centre, 1.5 km from the local 18-hole golf course. Free shuttle service from the train station to the hotel is included in all room bookings. A stop of the local public bus can be found close to the property. Amenities include a panoramic outdoor swimming pool, private spa centre with natural thermal water, indoor swimming pool, restaurant and private car park. Gr�ner Baum description & online reservation

Bayernhaus Hotel Bayernhaus 
Location: Town Centre Rooms from: € 39.00

Hotel Bayernhaus is housed in a pretty and elegant historic building situated right in the town centre, close to the late Gothic Nikolauskirche, a short walk from the base station of Graukogel ski lift, 15 minutes on foot (1.5 km) from both Felsenbad thermal baths and the train station, just meters from the starting point of the romantic Kaiser Wilhelm Promenade. This quality 3 star alpine hotel provides an excellent base for hiking tours in the mountains, a restorative spa vacation or an active ski holiday. Its range of service and facilities includes sauna, massages, breakfast buffet served in the property's conservatory, paid parking and free Wi-Fi. Rooms and apartments are with spacious size, comfortable furnishing and soundproofed interiors. All accommodations have satellite TV, safe, heating, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities. Some of them boast private terraces with inspiring mountain views too. Bayernhaus description & online reservation

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Bad Gastein is a famous spa and ski resort in alpine Austria. It enjoys a picturesque location nestled amidst the steep slopes of the Hohe Tauern Alps in the extremely picturesque Gastein valley (Gasteinertal), surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of snow-capped high mountain peaks. The town has a population of almost 6000 people. Its altitude is more than 1000 m. It is within the territory of Land Salzburg.

Bad Gastein is well connected to the rest of Austria via road and rail transport. Its train station (in the town centre, on Bahnhof Vorplatz) dates back to 1905, when the Tauern Railway (Tauernbahn) was completed. On the same square (Bahnhof Vorplatz) is the main bus terminal too.

The first historic document mentioning the Gastein Valley with the name "Gastuna" dates back to the 10th century. But it was known even longer ago for its gold ore. Gold mining developed here from ancient times. Another factor attracting people in this very picturesque but severe in the winter valley is its wealth of healing spring waters, containing radon. Bad Gastein has been visited by people seeking cure from various diseases in its hot and cold springs at least since Middle Ages. Among the prominent historic figures who have visited the town can be mentioned Emperor Frederick III, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Emperor Wilhelm I, Otto von Bismarck and Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria. With the completion of the Tauern Railway in 1905 the town turned into a very popular resort for spa and ski tourists.

Besides its famous thermal springs, the town attracts many visitors for its excellent ski facilities. The World Championships of 1958 were held here. A well organized system of ski chairlifts and gondolas serves many kilometers of excellent ski slopes, suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.

The main tourist attractions and points of visitors' interest in this picturesque alpine resort include the renovated Congress Centre, the modernized Felsentherme spa centre, the amazing Gletscherm�hlen waterfall, the medieval Church of St Nicholas (Nikolauskirche) dating back to the late 14th century, the Gasteiner Museum with an interesting display related to the history and traditional culture of the town and the valley, the Gasteiner Heilstollen - a unique health centre in a natural cave gallery.

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