Sport & Spa Hotel Strassin , Austria
- Superb location in the centre, right next to the Penken gondola.
- Family Spa and Sauna World with three pools and outstanding wellness area.
- Après ski Ice Bar and sound-proofed Arena nightclub.
- Games room and children's playroom with toys.
Suitable for those with reduced mobility
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So what's it like?
The Strass is one of the most popular hotels in Mayrhofen, and spending a week here will soon make you see why.
Right next to the Penken gondola, in the centre of Mayrhofen, the Sport & Spa Hotel Strass has a pretty unbeatable location. The Penken is your gateway to the Zillertal – possibly the most famous ski area in Austria.
The Strass sprawls across several buildings, and the main hotel is made up of two wings, connected centrally by the main entrance and reception areas. Rooms are available in both the Strass and the Sport wings and, whichever one you stay in, you'll have access to all of the hotel's facilities.
That includes the superb spa and leisure facilities. Located in the Sport Wing, the impressive spa covers three floors and offers a Sauna World with Finnish, Roman and organic saunas for over 16s, plus a family spa where swimsuits are required. There are also whirlpools, relaxation areas, a fitness room and three swimming pools. For an extra treat, choose from the wide range of health and beauty treatments – everything from massages to facials is offered at the hands of the experienced staff.
If you’ve got energy to burn, head to the games room for billiards or table tennis, or challenge someone to a game of squash, while the kids have fun in the playroom.
Dining is always a delight in the extensive Sporthotel restaurant and winter garden, which serves tasty half board meals inspired by classic Austrian dishes and international favourites. And for after dinner, there are several bars to retreat to, including the famous après ski Ice Bar, the sports bar with snooker, darts and table football, and the soundproofed Arena nightclub.
The Strass is in an ideal position between the two main lifts - the Penken gondola is right next door and the Ahorn cable car is just 4 minutes' walk away. When you're done with skiing for the day, you can take Black 5 back to the base of the Ahorn or download on the Penken. The hotel itself is on the main road, which has plenty of sports and clothing shops, bars and restaurants. It's also less than a minute from the Crystal shop - pop in to ask any questions, or just to say hi.
· in the resort centre · next to the Penken gondola · 5 minutes' walk to the Ahorn cable car · nursery slopes and ski school meeting point are at the top of the Penken gondola · ski bus stop next door
All rooms have a hairdryer, safe, telephone, free WiFi and satellite TV.
Twin room - sleeps 2: separate twin beds, private shower and WC.
Twin room - sleeps 2: spilt king beds, private bath or shower and WC.
Twin room - sleeps 2-3: Austrian twin beds, single sofa bed, private bath or shower, WC and balcony.*
Quad room - sleeps 2-4 (max 3 adults): Austrian twin beds, double sofa bed, private bath or shower, WC and balcony.*
Junior suite - sleeps 2-3: Austrian twin beds, single sofa bed, private bath, shower, WC and balcony.*
Single room - sleeps 1: single bed, private shower and WC.
Triple room - sleeps 2-3: Austrian twin beds, single sofa bed, private bath with shower attachment, WC and balcony.
Quad room - sleeps 2-4 (max 3 adults): Austrian twin beds, double sofa bed, private bath with shower attachment, WC and balcony.
Junior suite - sleeps 2-3: Austrian twin beds, single sofa bed, private bath, shower, WC and balcony.
Single room - sleeps 1: single bed, private shower, WC and balcony.
Austrian twin beds
Austrian twin beds are very common in Central Europe. They’re simply one large bed frame containing two single mattresses, both with separate duvets and linen sets, that cannot be separated. Separate twin beds are less common and can often be head to head beds, rather than side by side, if they are available.
*These rooms are located close to the Ice Bar and may experience some noise until the bar closes at 10pm (music ends at 9.30pm).
· Sporthotel restaurant · Sport pub · Bauernstube lounge and bar · Ice Bar (open until 10pm) · soundproofed Arena nightclub · live music · Family Spa with sauna pool, sports pool, family sauna (swimsuits required) and relaxation area · Sauna World with saltwater pool, whirlpool, herbal sauna, organic sauna, Finnish sauna, Turkish steam bath, infrared cabin, laconium, inhalation grotto, kneipp footbaths, hammam, thalasso bath, adventure showers, relaxation rooms and tea room · fitness room with panoramic views · extra charge for massages and treatments · bathrobes available from spa reception (deposit required) · games room with pool table and table tennis · unsupervised children's playroom with toys · extra charge for squash courts · free WiFi throughout · lifts to all floors · 154 rooms
· hot and cold buffet breakfast · 4-course evening meal with a choice of three main courses, and daily salad buffet · daily vegetarian option · New Year's Eve and Christmas Eve gala dinner included
Many Austrian hotels do not serve free tap water with meals.
Spa and Wellness
The Sport & Spa Hotel Strass has a really wonderful spa and wellness centre providing a wide variety of opportunities for relaxation.
Whether you're swimming lengths in the indoor pool or kicking back in the whirlpool, water babies are well taken care of. Sweat out the impurities and strain from the day in the range of saunas and steam rooms. The Finnish sauna can reach temperatures of 90-100°C. Benefit from a ice cold bucket shower to get your blood pumping before wrapping up toasty warm in your robe and letting your mind drift, surrounded by the ambient sounds and lighting of the multi-sensory relaxation area.
· Sauna pool with underwater massage jets
· Sports pool
· Family sauna (swimsuits required)
· Relaxation area
Sauna world - 16+ years
This is a nude area so no swimsuits are allowed in the saunas, although towels can be used to protect your modesty.
· Finnish sauna
· Aroma steam room
· Roman steam bath
· Inhalation cave
· Kneipp foot spa
· Tropical showers
· Saltwater therapy pool
· Relaxation areas
Massage and treatments
A wide range of massages and beauty treatments are available.
· Thalasso baths
· Salt baths
· Stone therapy
· Sports massage
· Holistic massage
Watching telly while on a treadmill is so over-rated. We're sure you'll much prefer the panoramic Alpine views from the Strass' well equiped fitness centre.
· Multi-gym and weights
· Rowing machine
· Cycle machine
Please note that safety standards around balconies, railings and public walkways are different in Austria and may be lower or have ornamental features that you wouldn’t see in the UK or Ireland.
For your own safety and that of everyone you’re travelling with, please make sure you take care not to lean on or over any railings. If you have children under 12 years, please make sure they’re supervised and not left alone at any time
Spa and wellness facilities
There's a range of spa treatments and facilities available here - things like pools, hot tubs and massages. Have a look at the hotel description for more details.
Gym and fitness centre
There's a gym or fitness centre available here.
WiFi is available at this accommodation.
Best for families
A great choice for families, geared to make life easier for parents - and more fun for kids. Featuring one or more of the following: family rooms, free child places, kids clubs and one-parent savers.
This hotel has an indoor pool.
Half board includes breakfast and evening meal.