Photo courtesy of Hotel Schloss Monchstein
Hotel Schloss Mönchstein
The castle-esque Hotel Schloss Mönchstein sits on three-and-a-half acres of garden grounds atop Mönchsberg Mountain. Interiors here are a mix of traditional style that hints at the past and contemporary decor—but the outdoor spaces are the real highlight. The infinity pool and hot tub sit on a terrace commanding panoramic views over the city below, and there are charming dining terraces that make the most out of the scenery too. Besides a restaurant that serves Austrian and international fare and an indoor/outdoor orangery with light bites and drinks, the hotel offers several atmospheric private dining rooms, including one dubbed the Smallest Restaurant in the World, nestled in the castle’s tower, as well as a neo-Gothic chamber. The 24 guest rooms have regal touches like velvet damask-patterned textiles and white marble bathrooms decked out with both soaking tubs and walk-in rain showers. If that’s not enough of a pamper, guests can indulge in a vast menu of treatments at the on-site spa, including Dermalogica facials, body wraps, and various massages.
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Mönchsberg 26, 5020 Salzburg, Austria