Hotel Theresa is a 4-star superior hotel in Zell am Ziller, Tirol, Austria. Set amid sprawling pastures in Zillertal Valley, this family-run, full-board hotel spoils guests with its idyllic location, mountain views, massive spa area, wellness and active program, and organic food.
Hotel Theresa is an attractive luxury accommodation for couples, families, and anyone who wants to let go of the steering wheel, so to speak, for several days.
During your stay, all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), fitness and wellness classes, and use of spa facilities are included.
This traditional Tyrolean hotel is located in the center of Zell am Ziller, next to the train station and 800 meters from the Zillertal Ski Arena.
Inside Hotel Theresa in Zell am Ziller
- Arrival/Departure: 3 pm check-in, 12 pm check-out
- Wellness & Spa: 3500m2 spa area
- Dining: On-site restaurant
- Full Board: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included in room rate / vegetarian-friendly
- Amenities: Spa Basket (with flip flops, bathrobe), complimentary mineral water (in room, refilled daily), flat-screen cable TV, balcony, safe, free covered private parking
- Perks: Complimentary Wellness & Aktive Program (e.g. yoga classes)
- Family-friendly: Yes. Kid’s Club playroom and youth lounge, children’s dinner menu, children under six stay free in their parent’s room, free childcare 6 days a week
- Minimum Stay: 4 nights
- Transit: You can arrive in Zell am Ziller by train and get a free pick-up and drop-off.
- Where to Book: Booking.com
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Most Hotel Theresa bedrooms are furnished in a country home style featuring floral and plaid upholstery, wood dressers, box spring beds, and sparse wood paneling.
The recently renovated VIP rooms sport marble bathrooms with freestanding bathtubs, velvet headboards, comfortable seating areas, and dreamy wallpaper.
Wellness & Spa
Measuring 3,500 m², the Hotel Theresa Spa is the centerpiece of the hotel. The wellness area comprises five pools (chlorine-free), eight saunas, five relaxation zones, a 160m² fitness studio, and a tea bar.
Part of the wellness area is sectioned off for adults-only (age 16+), which we enjoyed thoroughly.
The wellness area (heating the water, saunas) is sustainably powered by a 150 m² solar system.
All pools are chlorine-free and filled with oxygen-enriched spring water.
- Outdoor 25m sports pool, 26°C (adults-only)
- Outdoor swimming pool, 32°C
- Outdoor jetted, saltwater pool, 35°C
- Indoor Swimming Pool, 32°C (adults-only between 8 pm and 10 pm)
- Hot Tub, 36°C
- Finnish garden sauna with view, 70-80°C (adults-only)
- Finnish alpine sauna, 90-95°C
- Bio sauna, 60-70°C
- Salt steam bath, 40-54°C
- Herbal steam bath, 40-42°C
- Laconium Roman bath, 38-40°C
- Infrared Pine Sauna, 30°C (adults only)
- Ice Sauna (cool-off zone)
- The View Relaxation Room
- Sun House filled with heated loungers and open fireplace
- Room of Silence
- Sauna Relaxation Room
- Pool and Garden Area
Additionally, Hotel Theresa offers a wide range of spa treatments: massages, body treatments, wraps, cosmetic and beauty treatments, and facials.
Wellness & Aktive Program
One of the highlights of staying at Hotel Theresa is partaking in the wellness and active program (Monday – Friday).
All wellness classes are complimentary. You just have to register in advance. We participated in a yoga class and it ended up just being the yoga instructor, Kati and me.
When you check-in, you’ll be given the weekly program outlining when and where fitness classes, guided hikes, and sauna infusions (“Aufguss” in German) take place during the week. There’s another program dedicated just to yoga classes, which are offered twice daily (morning and evenings) during the week and once daily (mornings only) during the weekend.
During our stay, we could participate in:
- Water Gymnastics in the Outdoor Pool
- Tibetan Relaxation Exercises
- Fascia Training
- Dumbbell Training
- Stabilization Exercises
- Chinese Self-Massage
- Heart Chakra Meditation
- Finnish Sauna Infusion
- Mint Peeling in the Steam Bath
- Yin Yoga, Flow Yoga, etc…
Hotel Theresa is deeply committed to sustainability and a member of the Slow Food movement. In the hotel magazine, you can see exactly where the hotel sources its regional ingredients (milk, fish, meat, eggs, honey, brandy, wine, and beer).
Head chef Stefan Egger and his team work day and night to create menus that showcase European and Tyrolean cuisine using fresh, seasonal, and organic ingredients.
The breakfast buffet at Hotel Theresa is fantastic and leaves nothing to be desired. There’s a huge assortment of homemade breads and pastries, muesli, yogurts, fruits, sliced cheese and meats, eggs to order, juice, loose leaf tea, and coffee.
The wellness lunch buffet comprises various salads, soups, warm dishes (e.g. goulash, Kaiserschmarrn), and a generous assortment of homemade cakes and tarts. We counted a total of six different cakes including cheese cake, carrot cake, berry tart, chocolate brownie, and marble cake.
Water, juices, tea, and coffee are all included.
Guests are treated to a 5-course dinner with various options for each course. There’s always a vegetarian option.
Sample Dinner Menu
- Pumpkin terrine with homemade venison ham
- Quail breast with celery and walnuts
- Pumpkin and leek quiche (vegan)
- Sweet potato cream soup (vegan)
- Hay milk yogurt with Elderberry
- Meat Dish: Tenderly braised organic Tirolean veal shoulder, butter carrots, and homemade Spätzle (egg noodles)
- Fish of the Day: Trout fillet from Moserhof with wild asparagus broccoli
- Vegetarian Dish: Vegan vegetable strudel with mushrooms and herbs
- Low-Carb Dish: Pot au feu of tyrolean pork fillet, vegetables and herbs
- Steak Dish: Grilled, organic, Tirolean beef sirloin steak with garden vegetables
- Austrian Classic Dish: Organic Wiener Schnitzel organic Zillertal potatoes and cranberries.
- Homemade Austrian Strudel Buffet
- Organic Zillertal cheese buffet
Service & Staff
The Egger Family works hand in hand with their staff in the hotel kitchen, dining room and at the reception to ensure guests are well looked after.
The family is lovely, but some staff members would need some extra training.
Things to Do in Zell am Ziller
Zell am Ziller is the best base for skiing in the Zillertal Ski Arena, home to the longest ski slope in Austria (10 km).
Cross-country skiers can access one of the Zell am Ziller cross-country ski loops (illuminated at night), starting directly from the hotel.
In winter, you can join guided romantic torchlight walks, snowshoe hikes, and ski excursions (three times a week).
You can rent snow-bikes and sleighs for free.
Summer and Early Fall
On summer weekdays, you can join guided hikes to places like Moorlehrpfad, Fügenberg, Schönachtal, Brandberg, and Distelberg. These hikes are generally short (2 – 2:30 hours).
You can also join guided bike tours. You can rent bicycles, mountain bikes, helmets for free.
In summer, guests have access to a nearby tennis court, at no extra charge.
During our stay in Fall, we hiked to the Berliner Hütte (Berlin Mountain Hut), walked to Mayrhofen, took a yoga class, and spent the rest of our time relaxing in the spa and eating.
Contact & Booking
Address: Bahnhofstraße 15, 6280 Zell am Ziller
For the best rates, we recommend checking out Booking.com.
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