Once the “skyscraper village” Bad Gastein was popular with the jet set, now the place with the Belle Époque architecture attracts creative people, especially to the hotel Miramonte. The hotel manager Evelyn Ikrath and her husband, the architect Ike Ikrath, have brought fresh air into the old building and have realized their vision of urban life in breathtaking natural surroundings.
The vintage-chic with lots of original 60s designs was retained; supplemented with contemporary design, a casual and stylish look was created. The bar – the centerpiece of the hotel – could have come from an old James Bond movie. You will encounter a vibrant atmosphere, a mixture of chic salon and living room. The Miramonte is now a retreat and meeting place for those looking for inspiration and relaxation. All-round comfort and enjoyment is ensured by many details such as beds made of Swiss pine, the late-sleeper breakfast and the informal dinner, the library of art and architecture books, and of course the spectacular panoramic view of the city and the mountain tops.
What to do
In the hotel: thermal spring, Aveda Spa, sauna, massages, treatments, cosmetics, library, yoga, outdoor cinema, working
Outdoors: hiking, mountain biking, climbing, paragliding, canyoning, ziplining, skiing in 4 extensive ski areas, winter hiking, snowshoeing, tobogganing, cross-country skiing
Why we like this house
Miramonte is not a classic hotel, but a hideaway with urban flair in the middle of the mountains.
This house is great for
A home base for creative minds who want to exchange ideas and be inspired during their holidays.
Details of the property
Region/Town: AT – Austria, Hohe Tauern, Bad Gastein
Name: Hotel Miramonte
Scenery: Gastein Valley
Architecture: Old & new
Completed: 2008 (refurbishment)
Design: Ike Ikrath, Bad Gastein
Awards: GEO SAISON Nr. 02/2010: One of the 100 best hotels in Europe