Tucked away in the stunning Alps, Innsbruck is a small city in Austria that just oozes charm. When looking for a place to stay, you can’t go far wrong in such a compact city, with a centre that is easy to navigate by foot.
Nala Individuellhotel is conveniently located 5 minutes’ walk from the city centre, and a 5-10 minute walk from the train station. I was initally concerned that I’d booked a hotel too far from the city centre, but as the city is so compact this place has the perfect balance of close enough to the sights but far enough away to make the most of the peace and quiet.
Each room in the hotel is different, but the one I was lucky enough to book was just like Innsbruck – small, but perfectly formed. A comfortable double bed was decked out in true European fashion, with two duvets, and had a chair/desk at the end. Just above the fashionable bedside tables either side of the bed was a small control panel, with buttons to control the various lighting options and the blackout blind for the balcony door.
The space in the room is well used, and I’ve stayed in much bigger rooms that felt as though they were smaller and far more cramped. Thanks to the stylish design features in the rooms at Nala, the room doesn’t feel small or cramped, and there are still all the essentials present, plus a few snazzy extras!
At the end of this room is a sliding wall which acts as a door for the two bathroom sections – one is the sink and vanity area, and the other is the shower and toilet. A great design feature that I haven’t seen in any other hotels before!
Despite being so close to the city centre, where there are plenty of restaurants and food outlets, this hotel also has a warm and welcoming restaurant of its own. Add to that a chill out area and gym in the basement, a funky moose head hanging in the stairway and stylish gardens, this hotel is more than just a place to lay your head at night. In fact, I even spent an afternoon and evening happily hanging out at the hotel when the weather wasn’t playing ball.
Without a second thought I would recommend this hotel – it has a fantastic location, quirky design features and the staff are very welcoming. Plus, we got a little bag of chocolates when we checked out…it’s the little touches that make the difference. The only thing I didn’t love about this place was the fact that we had to leave!
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Hotel Website: www.nala-hotel.at
Official rating: 4 stars
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 out of 5