St Anton am Arlberg Accommodation
St Anton has several luxury hotels with excellent wellness facilities and an increasing number of designer boutique hotels. There are also plenty of bed and breakfast guesthouses, chalets and apartments to choose from. The nearby village of St Christoph is much smaller and quieter but also has high quality hotels in a pretty setting.
St Anton, Nasserein and St Jakob
St Anton is long but narrow, squeezed into a valley that descends in altitude as you travel from West to East.
The centre of St. Anton is pedestrianised and is the most convenient place to stay with the main ski lifts to Galzig, Gampen and Rendl within easy walking distance and most of the ski schools, ski-hire outlets, shops, restaurants and bars close by as well. The 5-star St. Antonerhof, the only 5-star hotel in St Anton, is situated on the main road that runs past the village, about 10 minutes walk from the ski lifts. The best known 4-star hotels are the Hotel Post, the Hotel Schwarzer Adler, the Sport Hotel and the Hotel Alte Post all of which offer high standards of accommodation in traditional Tirolean style, good food and with wellness facilities. Less well known, but well worth considering, are a number of new style designer boutique hotels, including Pepi’s Skihotel, Hotel Montana, Hotel Rundeck and Hotel Anton, each of which has been substantially renovated and offers good quality hotel accommodation in central St Anton, usually on a bed and breakfast basis and are an interesting alternative to the more traditional hotels. The number of catered chalets in or near the centre is also increasing.
Stadl and Oberdorf are up the hill and to the west, and can be 10 to 20 minutes’ walk from the village centre but the bus service is good. Many visitors walk down the hill to the ski lifts in the morning then take the bus back, leaving their skis and boots in the storage facilities offered by the ski hire shops in the centre. Oberdorf has lots of chalets. Neilsons does package holiadys from the UK to three good catered chalets – Kandi, Handl and Gretl which have a bus stop outside and are available on either a whole chalet or per room basis. There are also apartments, guesthouses and hotels.
Nasserein to the east is about a 10 to 20 minutes walk from central St Anton (or a 5 to 10 minute bus journey). It has its own high speed gondola to Gampen at the far end of the village, however, and in between this and central St Anton are several smaller lifts (Mulden, Fang etc) which get you high enough up the mountain so you can ski across to either the Nasserein Gondola or the central lifts. There is accommodation of every kind in Nasserein, and prices tend to be lower than in St Anton Dorf.
St Jacob is even further east, around 20 to 30 minutes’ walk into the centre of St Anton, but there is a regular free bus service day and night. The buses also stop at the Nasserein lift. Accommodation is noticeably cheaper than in St Anton.
St Christoph (Sankt Christoph am Arlberg)
St Christoph is 7km to the West of St Anton and on the road to Stuben and Zurs. It’s officially a separate resort but it’s very small and for any form of nightlife beyond a gourmet meal or a quiet drink in a hotel bar, you have to go into St Anton. St Christoph has its own ski lifts, however, and at 1800m above sea level, it is ideally located for exploring St Anton’s highest slopes and the whole of the vast Arlberg ski area. Its most famous hotel is the venerable 5 star Hotel Arlberg Hospiz which has one of the most well known restaurants in the Alps, but there are slightly less expensive 4 star and 3 star hotels as well, like the family-frendly Hotel Maiensee (4 star) or Hotel Ski Austria (3 star). The Arlberg Hospiz also has a cheaper ‘sister hotel’ (effectively an annex) next door to it, called the The Hospiz Alm Residenzen.