Photos courtesy of Hotel & Spa Klosterbräu
Single rooms: 208–267 euros
Double rooms: 334–626 euros
Suites: from 510–978 euros
Rates include breakfast .
Open: all year
Seefeld is about 25 km northwest of Innsbruck. You can get here by train from there or Munich. The hotel is near the pedestrian zone. Look for the church spire.
On site: “spiritual spa”
Nearby: alpine skiing; cross-country skiing; snowshoeing; ice skating; golf; hiking; bicycling; fishing; horseback riding; Innsbruck; Schloss Tratzberg palace; Schloss Ambras
Yes. Chapel and registry on site. Inquire hotel for more details.
No doubt the monks who lived here five hundred years ago could never envisage their holy quarters being converted into a luxury hotel and posh spa, but such is reality in the 21st century.
You’re never far away from the monastery’s early origins, from the vaulted ceilings, 1.5-meter-thick walls, and stone cellars to the wide corridors lined by 380-year-old frescoes that depict Seefeld’s host miracle.
Guest rooms are classically decorated and most include sitting areas. All have flat-screen TVs and CD players. Many have balconies with varying views, and several rooms have arched ceilings.
Come for a romantic splurge and stay in one of the Royal Suites where you can carry on in front of an open fireplace, a bathroom with Swarovski crystal basins, or a canopy bed. The hotel will even reserve the swimming pool for your individual use at midnight. Just say the word and they’ll supply the candles, strawberries, and champagne. And if you wish to leave the property, carriage rides can whisk you through snow-covered woods in winter or to an Alpine meadow in summer.
To really experience the historical ambience of the monastery, dine in the magical, stone-vaulted Ritter Oswald Stube restaurant. It is exceptional. An ancient stone vault with meter-thick walls and pillars holds some 6,000 bottles of wine from every region in the world. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a glass.
More casual is the Bräukeller, which serves Tyrolean specialties and, of course, beer. Often live musicians perform traditional music, inviting people to get up and dance. Elsewhere in the hotel are more conventional lounges and a nightclub.
For 200 years and six generations, the Seyrling family has owned and operated the hotel. The family is very hands on and service oriented.