Up for a vacation in Austria? Sounds like a good idea if you want to avoid the crowds at the popular holiday destinations. Maybe you are into sensational mountain panorama, cozy village flair mixed with a little luxury? Yes? Then the Hotel & Wirtshaus Post might be exactly what you are looking for. The old historical building is from the 13th century, like many farms and buildings in Tyrol. It is situated right in the center of the small, tranquil village of St.Johann. Two years ago the whole place had gone under a major renovation. So large parts of the hotels are new, while the historical part has been rehabilitated with much love and care to keep up the traditional charm.
The Hotel Wirtshaus Post in detail
Modern chic meets traditional elegance when it comes to the Wirtshaus in the Hotel Wirtshaus Post. This place with it’s beautiful wooden ceiling and historical furniture is the public restaurant of the hotel. The guest dining room is very modern furnished with lots of exposed concrete and glas. The whole place is beautifully composed and one feels the hotels’ goal to convey a down to earth mentality with a forward thinking mind.
Our room faced the beautiful main square and one could also catch a glimpse at the breathtaking Kaisergebirge. The room’s interior was perfectly designed featuring lot’s of loden fabric, wood and a light touch of blue – because of the long winter sport tradition of the region. The room had been the perfect haven for this very realxing weekend.
The only negative point we were able to find during our stay was the size of the bathroom. While the room was rather large the bathroom was so small that it was only suitable for one at the time. But as we stayed there for two nights it didn’t really bothered us much. But we would have requested another room if we had planned to stay longer. Anyway we don’t expect the other rooms to have such small bathrooms. We think that was due to structural conditions.
We only found one word to describe the cuisine at the Hotel Wirtshaus Post: Excellent! Honestly, everything was absolutely delicious. Starting with the breakfast which was more a 5-star superior breakfast than one you get at a good 4-star hotel. Roast beef, salmon, homemade granola, fresh croissants and yummy waffles. I couldn’t name a thing that I have missed at the buffet. This holds also true to the dinner including the BBQ we had outside. So thumps up for the excellent kitchen-team from the Travellerista Team.
The other service was perfect too – the staff was friendly, helpful and above all there has been a very personal climate between hosts and guests.
As mentioned the Hotel Wirtshaus Post is stuated right in the center of St.Johann – so it’s the perfect spot for strolling the neighborhood.
Especially for hikers St.Johann in Tyrol is the best home-base. Only a few kilometers one reaches the breathtakingly beautiful Kaisergebirge. Plus the Kitzbüheler Horn and the ropeway to the top are just a short drive from the village. On top one can enjoy a great panoramic view over the valley and Tyrolian mountains.
For those that are not into hiking, climbing and mountain biking Kitzbühel (20 minutes from St.Johann) is always worth a visit.
When to go?
It doesn’t matter when you are planning on travelling to this part of Austria. Summer and Winter are equally beautiful and the perfect place for outdoor activities. Whether you are into skiing or snow hiking in Winter or more a mountain climber in Summer. It is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation in the alps all year around!
Travel Tip: if you ever find yourself passing through St.Johann than pop by the Postmarkt at the Hotel for tasty treats from the region.
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