Das Regina Hotel

  • Location: Mountains
    Central Bad Gastein: In walking distance
    Stubnerkogelbahn: In walking distance
    Gastein Vapor Bath: In walking distance
    Restaurants and nightlife: In walking distance
  • Salzburg Airport (SZG): 97km (1h 15 mins by car)
    Innsbruck Airport (INN): 196km (2h 50 mins by car)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Good public transport
    Free parking

Das Regina is the utmost chic place in the Alps to meet up and mingle with the international scene.
After a long day hiking or skiing you'll love relaxing at the hotel's spa and their fireplace room.
The hotel's delicious breakfast is available until 11am, perfect after attending last night's party.

The hotel is so famous that it is certainly not the place for a quiet trip away from the crowd.

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An introduction to Das Regina Hotel

How would you describe Das Regina Hotel in a nutshell?

Das Regina in Bad Gastein, Austria is probably the most glamorous hotel in a small Alpine village. Come here to experience an urban atmosphere right in the breathtaking scenery of the Alps. It is a century-old luxury hotel with a modern, young spirit, something truly unique. The hotel's 32 rooms will be filled with international guests, there is a bar and a restaurant and events such as club nights are very sought-after. However, for those looking to spend time away from their fellow travelers, you'll find yourself in an excellent ski-region. After a long in the snow you can then come back and take full advantage of the hotel's luxurious amenities, with a finnish sauna, spa treatments, or even just a good read in front of the fireplace.

You seem emotionally connected to Bad Gastein. To you personally, what is so special about the village?

When I was 8 years old I first came to Bad Gastein and was I instantly thrilled by the place. At that time there was also a man who bought a few of the old Grand Hotels, trying to bring back a little bit of glamour to Bad Gastein. The village used to be a place where kings and emperors came at the turn of the 19th century. Many of these hotels are still there and only some of them have been modernized or renovated. Together with the futuristic congress house from the 70s, they create that particular charm of Bad Gastein. And this is also why it attracts so many creatives. There are still many empty nostalgic houses where you could do something artistic, it’s great! This place releases fantasies, which inspires many people to visit or even to move here.

You moved from the big city to Bad Gastein. Was it always your motivation to open a boutique hotel?

At the age of 20 I already tried to do some projects in Bad Gastein but that didn’t work out. I then moved to Hamburg, opened up a bar which I then sold in 2003 to come back here. Numerous objects in the city centre had already been bought by an investor from Vienna. But unfortunately many of them are still empty even though they are fantastic houses. We tried to attract the right investors to do something with these houses but that turned out to be a bit difficult.

So we had to go a different way. It was always my dream to open up my own boutique hotel. So when Das Regina crossed my way by chance, I decided to take it.

You brought something new and modern to traditional Bad Gastein. Was that a big struggle?

Yes and No. I’ve been struggling for a long time to realise my ideas but they seem to work out pretty well now. Now people know me, they know what I’ve done. At first they couldn’t understand why I voluntarily left the city to live here but this is what has given me a bit of an advantage.

We even managed to open up a bar in 2161 metres height in the ski area Sportgastein. I had to struggle for 10 years until the mountain railway finally decided to give it a shot. The bar is open in summer and in winter whenever the weather allows. It has a big terrace with panoramic views. People talk a lot about it and now the locals love it as well – it is a sensational place!

What was it that motivated you to keep fighting for 10 years for a project like this?

It just kept pushing me. No matter whether I was in Berlin, Hamburg or New York, every time I discovered something cool I said to myself: wow, we could do that in Bad Gastein, as well!

The combination of urban ambience in the middle of nature has always fascinated me. Obviously none of the houses really fit in here. Their architecture is more North Italian or they could just as well be in Vienna. And this is what inspired me to keep pushing. You know, even while I took time out I never stopped believing in the idea. And as you can see now, it is going the right direction.

You also organise different events in Bad Gastein. Please tell us a bit about them.

This summer we are proud to host for the second time the art festival ‘Sommerfrische Kunst’, which we initiated here in Bad Gastein. Eight artists who already exhibit in big galleries in Berlin or Hamburg are going to work in the old power plant down at the waterfall for four weeks each. Then at the end we will have an exhibition with the created artwork and a collectors’ dinner. We also have another festival, called ‘Shining’ where three artists stage light objects all over Bad Gastein.

What are your plans for the future?

We definitely want to continue developing Bad Gastein! We, along with other partners, want to try to give the place a new face and try to fascinate more people with it. We are not Kitzbühel, nor Ischgl and not St Moritz. Bad Gastein has the chance to establish itself in a completely new way.

We want people to come here and be creative again. There are people who want to open up their own bar or shop – we want to bring all the nice things you usually only find in the big cities to Bad Gastein.

Looking back over the past view years, to you personally, what has been most rewarding about running Das Regina Hotel?

Before we took over the hotel we organised a big event in one of the Grand Hotels which had been empty for 10 years. Around that time hoteliers from all over Austria came to Bad Gastein for a congress. We were allowed to bring the hotel back to life for just one night. So for two weeks we passionately renovated a whole part of the hotel and repaired much of the furniture. All of that just for this one night. During this work the whole of Bad Gastein came together: many wanted to help, it created a real community feeling!

Das Regina Hotel Bad Gastein
Restaurant
Breakfast at Das Regina
Breakfast at Das Regina
Bar and terrace
Hotel bar
Bedroom
Bedroom
Wintertime in Bad Gastein
Wintertime in Bad Gastein

Das Regina Hotel rooms & rates

In the 70s Das Regina was bought by a couple who already owned several hotels in Venice. She was Austrian, he Venetian. At first they ran it by themselves but later they leased it to an Italian. That is one of the reasons why the house has such a strange mix of Austrian, Italian and in particular Venetian elements – like the golden beds. It always had a very unique flair. When we took it over we thought ‘Well, the basis is really good, it’s central and has an amazing view.’ So we cleaned it out, tossed out the real bad kitsch, threw out the carpets to show the old wooden floor, covered the stone floor with epoxy resin etc… we wanted it to be a bit shabby-chic.

  • Double Room for 2 people / 18 m²
    108 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)

    Our small Double Rooms Basic are individually furnished with charming vintage furniture.

    Room features: Large double bed - Seating area - Loewe flat screen TV - Updated retro style bathroom with toilet, bathtub/ shower and hairdryer - Personal care products from SAINT CHARLES APOTHEKE - Bad Gastein Magazine - Safe

  • Double Room Plus for 2 people / 18 m²
    138 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)

    The light-flooded Double Rooms Plus are individually furnished with love and attention to details by interior designer Nora Witzigmann & art director Jason Houzer. You will be captivated by the breathtaking view of Bad Gastein’s Belle Époque scenery, the Gastein Valley and the mountain world of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

    Room features: Large double bed - Seating area - Loewe flat screen TV - Updated retro style bathroom with toilet, bathtub/ shower and hairdryer - Personal care products from SAINT CHARLES APOTHEKE - Bad Gastein Magazine - Original oak hardwood floors or seaweed carpet - Safe

  • Double Room Deluxe for 2 people / 25 m²
    168 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)

    The extra large Double Rooms Deluxe with a private balcony or terrace are individually furnished with love and attention to detail by interior designer Nora Witzigmann & art director Jason Houzer. The rooms, flooded with light, offer a breathtaking panoramic view of Bad Gastein’s Belle Époque scenery, the Gastein valley and mountain world of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

    Room features: Large double bed - Balcony/Terrace with views of the mountains and the valley - Seating area - Loewe flat screen TV - Updated retro style bathroom with toilet, bathtub/ shower and hairdryer - Personal care products from SAINT CHARLES APOTHEKE - Bad Gastein Magazine - Original oak hardwood floors or seaweed carpet - Safe

  • Triple Room Basic for 3 people / 25 m²
    138 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Single bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)

    The spacious and comfortable three-bed Triple Rooms Basic are individually furnished with charming vintage furniture.

    Room features: Large double bed - Seating area - Loewe flat screen TV - Updated retro style bathroom with toilet, bathtub/ shower and hairdryer - Personal care products from SAINT CHARLES APOTHEKE - Bad Gastein Magazine - Original oak - Safe

  • Triple Deluxe for 3 people / 28 m²
    168 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Single bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)

    The light-flooded Triple Room Deluxe with a private balcony or terrace are individually furnished with love and attention to detail by interior designer Nora Witzigmann & art director Jason Houzer. The rooms, flooded with light, offer a breathtaking panoramic view of Bad Gastein’s Belle Époque scenery, the Gastein valley and mountain world of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

    Room features: Large double bed - Balcony/Terrace with views of the mountains and the valley - Seating area - Loewe flat screen TV - Updated retro style bathroom with toilet, bathtub/ shower and hairdryer - Personal care products from SAINT CHARLES APOTHEKE - Bad Gastein Magazine - Original oak hardwood floors or seaweed carpet - Safe

  • Quad Room for 4 people / 28 m²
    168 / night
    • 2 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)

    Our spacious and cosy four-bed Quad Rooms Basic are individually furnished with charming vintage furniture.

    Room features: 2 large double bed - Seating area - Loewe flat screen TV - Updated retro style bathroom with toilet, bathtub/ shower and hairdryer - Personal care products from SAINT CHARLES APOTHEKE - Bad Gastein Magazine - Original oak - Safe

  • Family Room for 5 people / 48 m²
    298 / night
    • 2 Double bedroom
    • 1 Single bedroom
    • 2 Bathroom (ensuite)

    Our light-flooded large Family Suites Deluxe are individually furnished with love and attention to detail by interior designer Nora Witzigmann & art director Jason Houzer. They consist of a Triple Room Deluxe and a Double Room Deluxe with connecting door, two wardrobes and two bath rooms, as well as two balconies. You will be enchanted by the breathtaking panoramic view of Bad Gastein’s Belle Époque scenery, the Gastein Valley and the mountain world of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

    Room features: 2 large double bed - Balcony/Terrace with views of the mountains and the valley - Seating area - Loewe flat screen TV - Updated retro style bathroom with toilet, bathtub/ shower and hairdryer - Personal care products from SAINT CHARLES APOTHEKE - Bad Gastein Magazine - Original oak hardwood floors or seaweed carpet - Safe

Included in the rates
Rates include free use of all hotel facilities including sauna, spa, steam bath, library, in-house cinema, and the fireplace room. Wi-Fi is included as well.
Extra charges payable at the property
City tax is EUR 2.20 per person/night.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome, cribs are available (EUR 12 per night) and besides rooms with 3 or four beds, there is also a family suite. Kids meals are available and there are toys, games and books.
Minimum stay
1 nights
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 10:00

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Bar
  • Concierge service
  • Sauna
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Whirlpool/Plunge pool
  • Music system
  • Central heating
  • Room service
  • Steam room/Hamam
  • Laundry service
  • Hair dryer
  • Spa

Our concept was to create a house combining the history of the hotel and its location with modern elements. And we wanted to create a relaxed atmosphere. It is a little bit chic and has got glamour, but you can absolutely wear a t-shirt to dinner. Sometimes we also have DJs lined up or we host parties. And we have a small cinema with 16 seats where guests can watch their favorite movies. Our staff is relatively young and there is no formal separation between them and our guests. We want to create a homely and relaxed atmosphere in the house. On the southern side of Das Regina Hotel, we have a space of about 500m² where we are planning to build a Mountain Beach with sand from the glaciers. We are building a spacious terrace with beach chairs giving guests the chance to relax, listen to the sound of the waterfall and enjoy a little beach feeling.

Things to do in Salzburger Land & Bad Gastein

  • Art / Culture
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling

The valley Badgasteinertal is one of Austria’s biggest ski-regions, the 3rd or 4th biggest I’d say. There are over 200km of pistes and super off-ski regions. You could for example take the train to Kärnten, go up the mountain and take the downhill piste back to Bad Gastein. Or you can go heli-skiing. But you might also want to go on a romantic horse carriage ride through the valley. Options are unlimited!

The location of Das Regina Hotel

On the one hand Bad Gastein still has the flair of the turn-of-the-century houses, some of them having up to 40 levels. On the other hand it offers this immense alpine mountain area, with mountains up to 3000 metres high. We have fantastic mountain lakes – Reedsee lake, for instance, is just a dream! Bad Gastein is surrounded by breathtaking landscape. You can visit Sportgastein in summer to hike the many different mountain cottages where you can also stop for a bite to eat. You can do day trips or play golf. There is everything you could possibly imagine!

The great thing about Bad Gastein is that you can hike from alp to alp. The cafes serve their home-made cream pies, everything is lovingly home-made. It is still very traditional. I have my favorite spots all over the place: somewhere to eat blueberry strudel, have a roast pork etc.

When is the best time to visit Salzburger Land?

The Alps are a year-round destination. You can come during the summer and spend your days hiking or you can spend your winter vacation here, partake in snow activities and then come back to the hotel, relax at our spa or in front of the fireplace.