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Mayrhofen Hotels

Whether Amway is in town or not, the Mayrhofen tourist office will arrange for overnight accommodations in any season.

During our visit in early February, we learned most hotels were booked on the weekends through mid-March, but it was not a problem to find a room midweek on short notice.

Traffic gets congested in the village center, but most hotels have parking and there are several public lots throughout the town.

Gästehaus Martha

Our favorite Mayrhofen accommodations are to be found at the tiny three-star Gästehaus Martha, where Karl and Martha Felbermayr offer seven double and two single rooms all immaculately maintained and newly decorated in pastel colors and simple Tyrolean farm furniture.

The house dates to 1920, when Martha's grandfather built a one-story building for the family and for hosting summertime guests from Vienna. In 1950, her parents renovated the building and added a second story. And in 1991, Martha took over, putting bathrooms with showers (not tubs) in every room and again redecorating. The result is a house that feels new but still has a sense of history, and rooms that are bright and clean, if simple.

In the summertime, she has mostly regular guests, but there are usually a few rooms available. The largest and best is the so-called "pink room," a two-room double on the second floor with large windows that open to a sweeping view of the valley. The two singles are rather small, but one has a disproportionately large bathroom to compensate. Doubles on the top floor are slightly older with smaller windows, but still have good views.