Refugium Lunz

Kirchenplatz 3, Lunz am See, Austria
23 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The Austrian mountaineering village of Lunz am See has the rare distinction of being the coldest place in central Europe. It’s a locale that requires exceptionally cozy lodgings, especially in winter — and Refugium Lunz, a stylish but understated boutique hotel right on the church square, fits the bill. As the name suggests, the hotel is a refuge from the elements, but also an escape from life’s hectic pace, its calm interiors inviting guests to rest, read, and revel in leisurely breakfasts.

Refugium Lunz occupies an old house that dates back five centuries. The owners, a pair of Vienna-based architects who happened to be walking past on a winter night in 2019, fell in love with the place, and the rest is history. Many of the house’s original features remain, including exposed stone walls, vaulted archways, wood-beamed ceilings, and large fireplaces. But the owners’ professional savoir faire shows through everywhere, the building’s historical charm infused with a modern, minimalist touch and an emphasis on fine craftsmanship — so much so that the hotel won a German Design Award in 2024.

Rooms and suites are simple but luxurious, with pale wood flooring, crisp white bedding, and large mirrors reflecting ample natural light. All are unique: one has a private sauna, one has a yoga deck, and another has a private balcony overlooking the river. Just as inviting are the common spaces, from the heated outdoor pool and garden to the warmly lit Salonküche, the open-all-day kitchen where guests are welcome to sip a glass of wine while waiting for freshly baked bread to emerge from the oven. Bicycles and hiking equipment are provided, as is a great selection of books; depending on the season, it’s a wonderful place to explore or do nothing at all.

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Refugium Lunz
Kirchenplatz 3, Lunz am See, Austria

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Sauna
  • Yoga
  • Steam rooms
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Boardroom
  • Bikes available
  • EV Charging Station
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Need to Know

  • Cots are available for children 0-2 years old.
  • Extra beds are available for guests age 3+ years old at €90 per guest, per night.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses renewable energy
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
  • Provides charging for electric vehicles
  • Farms organic or hydroponic produce on property
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
  • Sources wine from organic and biodynamic vineyards
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Measures and reduces water waste
  • Measures and reduces carbon emissions