With its Art Nouveau-style architecture, the Erika Boutique Hotel wouldn’t look out of place in a fairy tale – picture Greek columns, elaborate ironwork and decorative stone carvings. Opened in 1897, it’s one of Kitzbühel’s oldest hotels, but inside you’ll find all the facilities you’d need for a luxuriously modern 5-star experience.
The location is spot on too. It’s a 5-minute walk to the resort centre, and the Kitzbüheler Horn cable car is just a few minutes further on. If you don’t fancy walking, the hotel runs a free shuttle service, so getting to a from the slopes couldn’t be easier. And the building itself is set within spacious gardens – just right if you’re after peaceful winter retreat.
After a day on the slopes head to the Green House lounge bar for a leisurely après. And if you need a little pampering, the hotel wellness and spa will tick all the boxes – take a dip in a large pool, warm up in one of the saunas or treat yourself to a luxurious massage.
The food is another highlight here. In the evening, head to the hotel restaurant, RIKS, for five courses of local specialities and international favourites. And whether it’s a hearty meat stew or delicate fruit-filled pastry, only the best local, organic ingredients are used.
The décor inside has an up-to-date feel while managing to hold on to its traditional roots, with cosy cocktail chairs and carved wooden fireplaces dotted throughout. Upstairs, the bedrooms are a restful place to end the day, with natural tones and soft, velvety fabrics used in the furnishings. Slip between crisp sheets and wake refreshed for another day in the mountains.
· 2 minutes’ walk to the ski bus stop · 5 minutes’ walk to the resort centre · 10 minutes’ walk to the Kitzbüheler Horn cable car · morning shuttle service to the lifts (every 30 minutes, 9am-11am)
Erika Boutique Hotel Rooms:
All rooms have a hairdryer, safe and cable TV, and are non-smoking.
Twin room – sleeps 1-3: Austrian twin beds, single sofa bed, private shower and WC.
Twin room – sleeps 1-4 (max 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child aged up to 14 years): Austrian twin beds, double sofa bed in bedroom, private bath and WC.
Junior suite – sleeps 2-3 (max 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child aged up to 14 years): Austrian twin beds, double sofa bed in bedroom, private shower, WC and balcony.
Austrian twin beds: One large bed frame containing two single mattresses, each with their own bedding.
Erika Boutique Hotel Facilities:
- Free WiFi
- Bar and lounge area with open fire
- Weekly wine tasting
- Two indoor pools
- Spa with saunas, Thermarium, relaxation area and a salt grotto
- Extra charge for beauty treatments, herbal baths and massages
- Fitness room
- Table tennis
- Children’s playroom with toys
- 49 rooms
- Lift to all floors
- Non-smoking throughout
- hot and cold buffet breakfast
- 5-course evening meal with a choice of main course, daily salad buffet and cheese board
- Christmas and New Year’s Eve gala dinners included
Many Austrian hotels do not serve free tap water with meals.