Eye Candy: 10 Instagram-Worthy Hotels in Tirol
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Admit it, when on a vacation, most of us have an eagle eye out for anything that would make a breathtakingly gorgeous Instagram shot. After a full day of play on a Tirol getaway, there’s nothing more important than to relax in accommodations that fit your style. Of course, some hotels are a lot more popular on Instagram than others, and some have the Instagram X-factor while other don’t. From snow over fireplaces to mouthwatering food–these Instagram feeds will bring plenty of oohs and ahhs, or at least lots of heart-eyed emojis: Here’s my round-up of the most Instagrammable hotels in Tirol, properties that will wow your friends and social media audience, whether it be because of breathtaking views, whimsical interiors, enviable locations or stunning design.
1. Pop Down Hotel in Ried, Zillertal Valley
Behind its unassuming facade, the Pop Down Hotel is an exciting and refreshingly different lodging experience in Zillertal Valley: A rustic Alpine housefront with wooden balconies that was completely painted in white, a lobby that feels as if you are entering into a real life Wes Anderson movie set, a table that stretches over three floors, and a flooded basement – and yes, you got it right – a flooded basement. The Pop Down Hotel is a place that merges the new and the old with a twinkle in the eye. It is a place that inspires both, nostalgia and futurist dreams. And it’s a place where mountain bikers and cyclists are warmly welcomed to explore the magnificent surrounding mountain scenery.
View this post on Instagram H E R E I N S P A Z I E R T ◇ I N S ◇ P O P D O W N H O T E L ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ photo @dk_foto ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tirol #zillertal #hotel #popdownhotelzillertal #berge #nature #wandern #draußen #bergsteigen #mountains #hiking #outdoor #austria #österreich #weroamaustria #discoveraustria #alpinamarina A post shared by Alpina Marina (@alpinamarina) on Sep 14, 2018 at 12:31pm PDT
2. Nidum Casual Luxury Hotel in Mösern near Seefeld
Brimming with extraordinary views, pools, restaurants and infinite opportunities for wow moments, Nidum Casual Luxury Hotel is a beacon for Instagram users. The resort’s minimalist decor and surrounding landscape of immense power have enormous Instagram potential to wow your friends and inspire your followers. Setting the scene for modern and sleek, this hotel has a lot more than its stylish rooms on offer. The Nidum is a showcase of concrete and glass, wood and stone, casual and luxury, convenience and style. So stunning, you won’t stop bragging about it.
View this post on Instagram On the Seefeld Plateau, the @nidum_casual_luxury_hotel seems bathed in light from a sun that never sets. The expansive view sweeps from the Nidum to the majestic panorama of the snow-covered Tyrolean mountains above the Inn Valley. The magnificent nature comes through the panoramic window directly into the rooms and suites of the Nidum, where casual designer furniture and accessories in pastel tones create a feel-good atmosphere… read more in the printed issue of @the_stylemate #lifestylehotel #lifestylehotels #designhotels #designhotels #luxuryhotel #luxuryhotels #winter #winterdream #snowfun #skiing #alpineskiing #crosscountry #crosscountryskiing #wintervacation #skilovers #luxurylifestyle #alpinelifestyle #tyrol #seefeld #austria #alpinewellness #wellnesshotel #skiinskiout #alps #austrianalps #skifahren #schifoan #winterurlaub #skiurlaub #bergwinter A post shared by The Stylemate (@the_stylemate) on Jan 8, 2019 at 2:21am PST
3. Jagdschloss Resort in Kühtai
With a history of hosting royalty, this quintessential mountain hotel in the style of a Tirol hunting castle is just as beautiful on the inside as it is out. The storied Jagdschloss Kühtai is an exquisite place to spend a ski vacation in style. After all, this is the very place Emperor Maximilian used as his base for hunting at an elevation of 2,000 meters above sea level. In the 19th century, the castle was in the possession of Austria’s famous fairytale Empress Sissi. Today, the stately resort with its stables and Three-Lakes-House always begs to be photographed. We promise, the historic interiors combined with traditional refined style will have your phone on burst mode at every turn. Picture yourself leaning against the charming wood-paneled wall while snagging a selfie with stag’s antlers… snap worth guaranteed.
View this post on Instagram Another one from the Jagdschloss. Love everything about this Alpine style coziness 😍 * * #jagdschloss #kühtai #interior #design #contemporary #traditional #style #touchofclass #colors #itsinthedetails #hotel #luxury #travel #alpinestyle #coziness #geheimtipp #skiresort #austria #visittirol #travelaustria #ludwigsfavorites ✨👌 A post shared by Ludwigs.nl (@ludwigsnl) on Jan 2, 2018 at 11:57pm PST
4. Design Resort Kitzhof Mountain in Kitzbühel
Featuring plenty of original art work, Kitzhof Mountain Design Resort enchants each visitor with its beautiful decor and lovely detailing. Under its rustic gabled roof, the resort is magnificently decorated. Modern details combine with traditional Tirolean architectural features for a charming backdrop. Thanks to its location close to the heart of Kitzbühel, chances are good you might spot a celebrity to take a selfie with during peak season.
View this post on Instagram |Werbung| Coziness level 1000% 🐭#goodmorning #favouriteplace #kitzhofmountaindesignresort A post shared by Kira Bejaoui (@kirabejaoui) on Dec 11, 2018 at 11:44pm PST
5. Gradonna Mountain Resort in Kals
Close to Großglockner, Austria’s tallest mountain, is where you will find the Gradonna Mountain Resort, featuring one hotel resort complex and 42 standalone chalets. The unpretentious mountain-inspired architecture blends in nicely with the breathtaking mountain landscape. It’s a stage-like setting from which to embrace the full glory of the lofty peaks in the environs of Kals. Plus, the Gradonna boasts ski-in/ski-out convenience for an added dose of Instagram envy. The resort’s lovely chalets are complete with a private spa area and are designed for guests wishing to experience a rustic, yet lavish, escape.
View this post on Instagram #wellness and spa time with my girls ⛰ . . . . #postcardplaces #austria #kals #mountains #spa #nature #beautifuldestinantion #sheisnotlost #letsgoeverywhere A post shared by ᗩᑎᗪᒍᗩ (@aandji) on Nov 2, 2018 at 5:18am PDT
6. Aqua Dome in Längenfeld
A short drive from Tirol’s capital Innsbruck, Aqua Dome sits in the heart of scenic Ötztal Valley, surrounded by spectacular mountains and meadows. But the real draw is its outdoor thermal pools (yes, plural): one brine pool with underwater music and light effects, one massage pool with a fountain of thermal water and one pool with massage jets. The Four Star Superior Hotel is the perfect spa retreat for couples; however, it is also open for day visitors who flock here just to snap a picture of the bowl-shaped pools that are serious Insta-goals.
View this post on Instagram Yesterday in a snowboard suit, today in a swimsuit 👙❤️ Told ya that I am going to change my outfit, but I bet no one expected such a drastic change 🤣 A post shared by Manuela Lupascu (@manuelalupascu) on Jan 8, 2019 at 8:47am PST
7. Bergland Design & Spa Hotel in Sölden
Before the Bergland graced many an Instagram feed, Daniel Craig graced it with his presence — and it’s not hard to see why. As we all know, James Bond is entirely comfortable with the finer things in life once he has saved the world, and that’s why he was based at this swish and chic five star hotel during filming for Spectre in Sölden. And while the interior of this upscale property has plenty of spaces to get snap happy, the best photo ops are arguably up on the roof, where you’ll find the hotel’s Sky Spa. Full of pools, saunas, Jacuzzis and million-dollar views of the mountainous surroundings, this spectacular venue ups the eye-candy quota even more—and hey, yes, they had James Bond staying here!
View this post on Instagram Anzeige/ad From the tropics to the snow ✈️ Very excited to be back in Austria at the beautiful @berglandsoelden ❄️ Also I am super happy to finally go snowboarding again!🏂 #berglandsoelden #designhotel #timetorelax A post shared by JANINE (@joliejanine) on Mar 17, 2018 at 11:31am PDT
8. Nala individuellhotel in Innsbruck
The Nala located in the trendy Wilten District of Innsbruck is amid elegant old buildings. With its own delightful garden, this glamorous boutique hotel is a haven of peace at the heart of Innsbruck. The Nala takes pride in its cool, urbanized decor effortlessly nailing a truly individual style. The photo opportunities are endless, from the striking black monochrome tiled lobby to the whimsical room interiors found throughout the property. All of the rooms have colorful and highly individual decor and the Loft Southside boasts a furnished balcony facing the south. Nala’s Italian restaurant provides ample eye candy – and gives every excuse to pull out your phone at the dinner table.
View this post on Instagram When you reeeeeally love gold 💁🏼⚱️Hier im Hotel hat jedes Zimmer ein eigenes Thema und sieht dementsprechend anders aus! Wir hatten das Zimmer "Gold" – wie man sieht 😅💛 Am Liebsten würde ich jedes Zimmer einmal ausprobieren 😁 #gold #allgoldeverything #golden #golddigger #themeroom #hotelroom #robelife A post shared by Lara ✨ | theblondestories (@theblondestories) on Jan 31, 2017 at 10:52am PST
9. Anthony’s Life & Style Hotel in St. Anton
Anthony’s Life & Style Hotel makes this list for three reasons: location, location, and location. The property is positioned on the lively pedestrianized main street of St. Anton and in immediate vicinity to the slopes of this world-class ski resort. The lavish spa with spacious sauna baths make up the hotel’s seductive and striking features. And while the rooms and suites are certainly inviting and cosy, the best photo ops are up on the roof, where you’ll find a chic Sky Spa and stunning views over St. Anton. In other words, have your camera handy at all times.
View this post on Instagram right in front of our stylish hotel in the center of #stanton 👌🏼 thank you for having us Anthony's Hotel 😍 pic by @andineumaier get my cozy look on http://liketk.it/2qQzY #blackpalmstravels A post shared by by SANDRA EBERT (@black_palms) on Mar 28, 2017 at 4:42am PDT
10. Hotel Zhero in Ischgl/Kappl
Guests of Hotel Zhero, a five star luxury design hotel close to Ischgl, have no doubt landed in Instagram gold. Everything, from the hotel’s sumptuous and decadent Alpine interiors to its lavish bars and pools, is likely to garner hearts in the triple digits. Speaking of the perfect Instagram hotel photo to impress your friends, you don’t even have to leave your room to take one at Hotel Zhero. There’s plenty more to do beyond photographing every inch of the grounds, though. Skiing is just one of the top options. Luckily, you can board the hotel’s private shuttle to the ski lifts.
View this post on Instagram The right way to take a bath 🛀😁 A post shared by STEFAN BENNINGER 🌹 (@stebenninger) on Mar 28, 2018 at 3:12am PDT