So you have decided to head to Kitzbühel. Great! Not only is Kitzbühel one of Austria’s most snow-sure destinations, with 200 days of skiing every year, it’s also one of Austria’s largest ski areas. In addition, Kitzbühel has been voted World’s Best Ski Resort for several consecutive years.
Where to stay? There is a multitude of highly regarded luxury hotels here. But if you’re looking for an authentic Tyrolean hotel, let me introduce you to a special accommodation famed for its fine cuisine – Rosi´s Sonnbergstuben.
Located on a hill facing out towards the valley you can enjoy uninterrupted views from the balconies. Needless to say, the restaurant’s terrace has killer-views, the perfect place for sipping one’s Aperol. This terrace is the people-watching epicentre of Kitzbühel’s scene, frequented by celebrities and socialites.
Family-run since its launch 50 years ago, Rosis Sonnbergstubn has played host to everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Statham to David Hasselhoff. And the starry guest list goes on – Boris Becker, Marcel Hirscher and Dominic Thiem have been here. So it’s not just me that has given this place a seal of approval. Last but not least, this hotel welcomes your furry friend. Instagrammable moments such as this are typical here…
Best part? The owner of this hotel cares about his guests! Rosi Schipflinger is the heart and soul of this hotel. Actually, she is a living legend in the area, everyone knows Rosi.
In short, this Austrian gem has it all: fantastic views, top notch food, and a charming host. Plus, there’s the alpine design… Tyrol fans will feel at ease at Rosi’s Sonnbergstubn.
With only 18 rooms, Rosi’s Sonnbergstubn feels personal with all the conveniences of an upscale Tyrolean hotel. Some of the rooms are freshly renovated, and decorated in a rustic or modern alpine style. You can choose between Double Rooms (20 sqm), Junior Suites (25 sqm) and Suites (30 sqm).
But if you want to go BIG, choose the Sonnbergstubn Penthouse! The generous Penthouse features 130 sqm, and combines woody tradition with contemporary chic and a touch of luxury.
GOOD TO KNOW: The Penthouse is located in another building and offers total privacy while benefiting from all the hotel’s services.
Wining & Dining
Rosi’s Sonnbergstubn serves traditional Alpine cuisine using local ingredients and international dishes, overseen by chef Fridel Schipflinger, the son of the owner. His creations are literally mouth-watering. Now let’s have a look at his Pollo al Mattone!
Private dining at Rosi’s is ideal for groups of friends, as the restaurant offers a combination of great food, awesome service, and pleasing ambiance. Besides, I can guarantee that you’ll enjoy fabulous dishes in generous portions. Fondue lovers will not be disappointed! And meet lovers will be thrilled! Why’s that? The pièce de résistance is charcoal grilled beef.
INSIDER TIP: The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday – make sure to book well in advance.
To Do’s While You’Re Here
Kitzbühel Ski Area features 234 kilometres of descent, 570 hectares of slopes, 57 cable cars and lifts, and 1,130 snow-making machines… Up on the mountains, the view is so gorgeous that eyes are perpetually drawn to the skyline, and sometimes it’s hard to concentrate on the snow below.
Besides, no one does apres-ski quite like the Austrians, and if you enjoy drinking wine, beer and fancy cocktails while listening to the latest music hits, there’re more than enough places in Kitzbühel to keep you entertained. So if your priority is being able to enjoy gourmet food and world class slopes, Rosi’s Sonnbergstubn meets your needs!
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This post is brought to you in collaboration with Rosi’s Sonnbergstubn, however, opinions are all mine.