Ski & Spa Hotel Maiensee
St Christoph, Austria
based on 7 nights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
per person based on two people sharing a double on a half board basis including return airport transfers.
At a Glance
Fabulous ski in ski out location in the pretty hamlet of St Christoph
Perfectly located for exploring the entire Arlberg ski area - from St Anton to Lech and Zurs
Welcoming and friendly, family run hotel
Excellent choice and standard of cuisine
Small Spa for relaxing massages after a day on the slopes
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St Christoph and St Anton have an enviable reputation for its snow. The Eastern Alps frequently benefit from early snow and the largely pastoral terrain does not need a hugely deep base to offer great skiing conditions. As a result, the Arlbery frequently offers some of the best skiing in the Alps in December and January. The microclimate means that snowfalls are more prolific than in many other resorts and with plenty of skiing above 2000 meters, conditions can be great right up until late April.
A ski in ski out location in St Christoph, makes the family run 4* Hotel Maiensee one of the best places to stay in the Arlberg region. Traditional Tyrolean hospitality and a welcoming atmosphere, are just two of the reasons why guests return each year.
Ski & Spa Hotel Maiensee, named after a local lake, is an extremely welcoming and traditional, boutique family run hotel. The Traxl family and their attentive staff pride themselves on making sure your stay with them is as comfortable as possible, with delicious food, roaring log fires and cosy surroundings.
The location of the hotel is one of its most appealing factors, and it's one of only a few ski in ski out hotels in the Arlberg. Set right on the slope and next to the St Christophbahn four man chairlift, you can ski straight from the front door to St Anton, or take the shuttle bus to Zurs and Lech, ready to explore over 340km of pistes. The nursery slopes and ski school are located directly opposite, making it incredibly convenient for beginners.
The hotel has a friendly and homely feel, with lots of rustic and traditional features. And although the rooms are simple and plain, it is the winning combination of a superb location and exceptionally friendly service which makes the Hotel Maiensee a special place to stay. Hearty breakfasts are served in the cosy Zirbenstube, whilst the Maiensee Stuben, with its open fire is an atmospheric restaurant for dinner. Choose from one of the many wines that are found in the hotel's own cellar, cut deep into the bedrock. The food is of a high standard, and is a mix of international and Tyrolean, with much produce sourced from local farmers. The 1901 Lounge & Restaurant has a more modern Alpine design. Named after the founding of the world's oldest ski club - the Skiclub Arlberg - in St Christoph itself, it's decorated with cowhides and boasts a sunny terrace - perfect for lunch or dinner.
The hotel has a small Spa, with a sauna, crystal steam bath, solarium, Jacuzzi and mineral showers and offers a range of aromatherapy treatments and massages. There is also an exercise room fitted with the latest Technogym equipment.
All 40 rooms and suites at the Hotel Maiensee are traditionally furnished and very Tyrolean in feel. Some rooms and suites can interconnect, making them ideal for families. All rooms have a luxurious bathroom and facilities including TV, mini bar, telephone, safe, hair dryer luxury bathrobes and balcony.
|Superior Double Room||
The Superior Double Rooms are traditionally furnished with a sitting area with a sofabed, and a retro or marble bathroom. Some have a balcony, and all have lovely views.
|Deluxe Double Room||
Deluxe Double Rooms are measure 35sqm. They are furnished in a modern Alpine style, with each room having a sofabed and a partial south facing balcony.
Suites are extremely spacious with two bedrooms and each has a separate living room, marble bathroom and some have a partially south facing balcony. They measure up to 105 sqm.
|Standard Double Room||
Standard Double Rooms are spacious and measure 22sqm. They are furnished in a modern Alpine style, with each room having a sofabed and a partial south facing balcony.
Single Rooms are spacious and measure 22sqm. They are furnished in a modern Alpine style, with each room having a sofabed and a partial south facing balcony.
The Hotel Maiensee has a choice of two restaurants and a small, but well equipped Spa.
The hotel is perfectly located for brilliant skiing at the Arlberg massif with 276km of perfectly groomed slopes. It is possible to ski right from the front door. Situated between the fantastic terrain of St Anton, where the backcountry runs will require a guide, and the beautifully groomed slopes of Lech and Zurs, there is plenty to keep skiers of all abilities happy for more than a week.
Hunting-Morris, April 2016 (Guest)
We stayed at the Maiensee Hotel in St Christoph where all the staff treated
us all like royalty, A real family feel atmosphere, it was like being amongst
friends. The moment we arrived we were greeted with open arms, smiles
and champagne . the hotel location couldn't have bean better as far as ski
lifts, buttons and chairs, right on the door step.
Jenny James (Staff)
A lovely traditional Austrian hotel located in the best possible proximity to a chair lift I have ever seen! You can literally put your skis on and jump on the lift. The hotel has lovely bright rooms and the restaurants are authentic in style and decor. The lunch and breakfast dining room has glass walls and roof so you feel among the mountains while dining. I particularly love the spa in this hotel, it has a glass roof above the hot tub and feels very tranquil.
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Location & directions
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Hotel Maiensee is in the tiny village of St Christoph, with easy access to the entire Arlberg ski area. The nearest lifts are the Maiensee T-Bar and St Christoph Bahn. There is also a regular shuttle bus between Lech, Zurs, Stuben, St Christoph and St Anton, which useful for any non-skiers in the party, or for a quick transfer to another resort with skis.
How to get there
It is a 1 hour 45 minute international flight from London followed by a 1 hour 15 minute transfer from Innsbruck. Later in the season, flights go to Zurich, with a 2 hour 30 minute transfer to St Christoph.
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