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Eight incredible places to stay in Austria

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Eight incredible places to stay in Austria
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From a palace to a tree house - we take a look at some of the most unusual holiday rentals on offer in Austria.

If you enjoy pretending to be a member of the aristocracy then splurge and rent an apartment in the Palais Metternich in Vienna’s 3rd district. It’s been home to various Dukes and Duchesses, including Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria. Now this stylish apartment mixes the baroque and the modern, with wall paintings by well-known stage designer Stefan Riedl. With five bedrooms and two bathrooms it can accommodate up to ten people.

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For a more modern experience, try out this sleek glass house which enjoys a fantastic panoramic view of the mountains. Located in the state of Salzburg, it’s AirBnB host says it’s a perfect place to base yourself for long hikes in the Alps and to feel at one with nature.

If you fancy the idea of a more unusual bolt hole with an industrial edge, try out Das Park hotel in Ottensheim, Upper Austria. These renovated giant concrete sewage pipes are clean and functional and look pretty comfortable. Rooms are accessed by a digital keypad, whose code is provided by the self service website upon booking acceptance. The hotel is open from May to October and operates a “pay as you wish” scheme.

Photo: 2016 airbnb inc

If you like skiing but don’t want to skimp on luxury, then this 5 star palace, not far from Kitzbühel, will surely leave you feeling pampered. It has room for 12 people and boasts a sauna, a heated ski room, and maid service - making a stay in the mountains exceedingly comfortable. Oh, and in 15 minutes you’re on the slopes. 

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If you enjoy the sensation of being gently rocked to sleep, then this wooden sailing yacht located in a small harbour on the idyllic lake Wallersee in the state of Salzburg is for you. You can also sail the boat around the lake and explore the nearby town of Seekirchen. 

Photo: 2016 airbnb inc

Another nautical themed option for the summer months is this rustic boathouse which boasts a modern bathroom and direct access (a ten minute swim) to the beautiful Wörthersee. Electric boat included and pets welcome. 

Photo: 2016 airbnb inc

Like to combine tradition with something more modern? This wooden luxury chalet in Tyrol is more than 250 years old but was completely renovated in 2015 and its mirrored windows offer fabulous views over the Zillertal valley. It offers three bedrooms and three bathrooms. 

Photo: 2016 airbnb inc

For the real romantics this treehouse deep in the Bohemian Forest in Upper Austria could be the perfect spot for a spiritual retreat, a lovers’ getaway, or a tree climbing holiday. From the tree tops, enjoy gazing out over the forest or lie back and watch the stars. 

 
 
 
 
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