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Theresa Wellness Hotel in Zell am Ziller, Austria: Zillertal Spa Getaway

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.

Hotel Theresa, Zell am Ziller, Austria
  • Arrival/Departure: 3 pm check-in, 12 pm check-out 
  • Rooms: 72 rooms and suites (max. 130 guests)
  • Hotel classification: 4 star superior
  • Wellness & Spa: 3500 m2 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: 2 nights 
  • Transit: You can arrive in Zell am Ziller by train and get a free pick-up and drop-off. 
  • Where to Book:

The Rooms

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

Wellness Hotel Theresa in Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria

Measuring 3,500 m², the Hotel Theresa Spa is the centerpiece of the hotel. The wellness area comprises five pools (chlorine-free), seven 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. 


Wellness Hotel Theresa Outdoor Pool, Zillertal, Austria

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)

Relaxation Zones

Hotel Theresa Spa, Zell am Ziller, Austria
  • 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.  

Book your stay at Hotel Theresa.

Wellness & Aktive Program 

Hotel Theresa outdoor sports pool, Zell am Ziller, Austria

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 Restaurant

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

Salad Buffet


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 

Main Dish

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

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Austria Trip Planning Essentials

Use our Austria Travel Guide and Austria blog archive to plan a unique and memorable trip to Austria. 

When to Visit Austria 

Summer and early Fall are our favorite seasons in Austria.

Getting around Austria

Austria has an excellent public transit system. We’ve used it extensively to travel throughout the country. We highly recommend using transit if you’re visiting cities (Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz, etc…), and/or doing hut-to-hut hikes. 

Some areas like Mayrhofen, Schladming and Lech am Arlberg have wonderful seasonal transit systems in place (e.g. summer hiking buses). However, if you’re not visiting during the high season, bus frequencies are significantly reduced and it’s far easier to get around with your own vehicle. 

If you’re planning on visiting multiple destinations across  Austria, we recommend renting a car. 

Use these road trip itineraries for trip planning inspiration:

Car Rental 

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If you’re driving into Austria from a neighboring country, don’t forget to purchase a vignette at/near the border. 

Hiking in Austria

Where to Hike in Austria

Read Austrian Alps Hiking Destinations for an overview of where to hike in Austria, with tips on specific trails and where to stay. Also check out Best Day Hikes in Austria and these region-specific hiking guides:

Hut to Hut Hiking in Austria 

Austria is a premier hut-to-hut and long-distance hiking destination. The quality of the mountain huts are superb. We particularly love the high-alpine trails, which are called Höhenwege in German. We’ve summarized our favorite multi-day hikes in Trekking Austria. If you’re new to hut hiking, read this in-depth guide to Hut to Hut Hiking in Austria.

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Austrian Hotels

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Sabrina & Kati

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