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Facts worth knowing

FAQ of the Hotel BLÜ

Hotel Blü in Gastein

The BLÜ is the new Alpine casual hotel in the Gastein Valley. Dedicated to personal freedom, enjoyment and everything and anything that is not related to everyday life. The BLÜ is the most relaxed anchor point for all the adventures that the Gastein Valley offers. Urban lifestyle and design in the heart of the mountains.


Hotel Blü is situated in a prominent location - in the middle of Kaiser-Franz-Platz in the pedestrian zone of Bad Hofgastein, the "main square" of the charming market town with around 7,000 inhabitants. The ski bus (bus stop directly in front of the hotel) takes you to the nearby new Schlossalmbahn in Gastein in winter. In summer, you can enter the heavenly natural landscape around Hofgastein "behind the house".



With the "Tree House", a completely new hotel wing is being created, where both free spirits and lovers of interior design will feel very much at home. The tree house offers space for 30 contemporary and very casually designed double rooms in the categories "BLÜ Wow", "BLÜ Moon", and "BLÜ Cool".


There are stylish single and double rooms in the categories "BLÜ Small" and "BLÜ Grand" in the main building. Most of the rooms have balconies.


The BLÜ Bar, located directly on Kaiser-Franz-Platz, is pulsating with life for guests and locals alike.

A quick caffè al banco in passing, a glass of prosecco with friends after a mountain tour, a fine beer from the local brewery or perfectly mixed drinks to accompany a jazz concert or DJ set - there is a place for everything here. In addition, the BLÜ restaurant offers fine dining. It combines regional cuisine with influences from the far corners of the world. Those staying at the BLÜ on a half-board holiday can, true to the motto "Bin so frei" (I'm so free), indulge in an à la carte meal at any time of the day in the restaurant. Start each day with all sorts of delicacies and breakfast classics. There is an extensive vegetarian selection.


Relax and unwind

If you want to take it easy for a while, HimmelBLÜ is the perfect location. The rooftop spa is located here and the "Freiraum", where you can really get into the "yoga flow" above the rooftops of Hofgastein with a view of the Gastein mountains. The HimmelBLÜ Garden, which takes the classic cottage garden to a new level, awaits you next door.



The perfect base for all your active adventures in the Gastein Valley, the BLÜ is naturally equipped with a ski and bike room. And for those who like to work up a sweat indoors, the BLÜ has a small fitness area.


Overnight stay tax

€ 2,40 per person and night (from 15 years on) and also € 1,10 research institute fee one time at a stay of minimum 5 nights


The well-read will love the library of the house with its box seats on the terrace. A place to retreat, read, write, or simply do nothing.


Art lovers also get their money's worth: gallery owner Josefine Wagner regularly organises an Art Corner from the "Galerie Raum mit Licht".

Small, fine music events round off the cultural holiday experience at BLÜ.

A meeting place

The new BLÜ is an open, casual meeting place for everybody. A place where you can come together with like-minded and different people. A place where you have plenty to do but are not obliged to do a thing. A "must-free zone". To discuss, have fun, and be happy. To sleep, to wake up or to exercise. For listening to good music or reading great books. To reflect or to be active. To feast or enjoy a cocktail. Anything goes in the new BLÜ.


74 rooms, 145 beds


They are not so important to us. We are an uncategorised hotel, and we are committed to the standards of our guests and our own philosophy.

Opening hours

Blüh-auf breakfast buffet: 7:30 to 10:30
Blüh-auf breakfast a la carte: all day long
Blü Daily: 12 to 22 h
Blü Dinner: 17:30 to 22 hrs
Blü Bar, Lounge and Terrace: 11 to midnight


Managing Director: Mag. Eva Eder
Bad Hofgastein Hotel Invest GmbH


35 highly motivated BLÜ SPIRITS


Aurora Apartments - our apartment house 20 metres from the hotel is ideal for everyone, especially families looking for a lot of space, independence, and a central location.

Green Rate:

For every stay lasting 2 to 4 nights, you can book our new Green Rate. In order to reduce your carbon footprint, we will skip cleaning your room and changing your linen during this period, and thus you will save 5% on your rate at Blü. The Green Rate includes bed and breakfast – our wonderful Blü half-board can be added for the entire stay on request. (Only possible for direct bookings)

Rail Rate:

Eco-friendly travel to Blü: This is easy and comfortable. You can get to Gastein from Vienna, Linz, Salzburg or Munich, Würzburg, Frankfurt and other cities without changing trains. Blü goes one step further. Travelling green and saving money at the same time – a clear win-win situation à la Blü.  From May 2023, the new “Rail Rate” can be booked – travel by public transport and enjoy the benefits.  The rate can also be booked for one night or more and includes the unique Blü half-board. On request also bookable with breakfast only. Please show your train ticket on arrival. (The Rail Rate is only available for direct bookings)

All about your holiday

Arrival and departure

The rooms can be occupied from 15:00 hrs on the day of arrival - on departure, we kindly ask you to vacate your room by 11:00 hrs. If a late arrival or early departure, the daily rate minus € 22,- will be charged. Late check-out (subject to availability) is possible for € 10,- per hour.

Methods of payment

To fix your reservation, we require a deposit as per the booking confirmation.
You can pay with an EC card (debit card) or in cash at the hotel. We also accept Mastercard or Visa card.

Bank details

Name: Hotel Blü Gastein (only for deposits)
Bank: Salzburger Sparkasse
IBAN: AT78 2040 4000 4260 6194


Cancellation Policy

As a result of the current situation regarding Covid-19, we have adapted our cancellation conditions for the summer season of 2021. You may cancel your stay at Hotel Blü easily and free of charge up to 7 days before arrival.


In the event of the following situations, you can, of course cancel free of charge up until the day of arrival:

A travel warning for Austria and/or Salzburg

In the event of a border closure

If the Corona traffic light is set red for our district of St. Johann/Pongau

If the Gastein Lift Company had to cease operations

You must be quarantined yourself due to an official decision

Covid-19 Cancellation Policy

In such a particular Covid-19 cancellation case, you will receive a value voucher with no expiry date or, if you wish, a 100% refund for the deposit already paid. The health and safety of our guests and staff always take top priority. Therefore, together with our spa doctor, Dr. med. Martin Reith, we have developed an individual and comprehensive protection and hygiene concept for our house. You can feel safe and secure in the Gastein mountain world. The Gastein lift company has also created a comprehensive protection concept. The basic principle is: You should be able to look forward to your holiday in Gastein in a FREE and CHEERFUL manner. We would like to contribute to this!

Travel Cancellation Insurance

No doubt you are looking forward to your holiday. Still, several things can occur before you arrive and during the holiday! We recommend that you take out a travel cancellation insurance policy to avoid cancellation costs.

Take the necessary precautions and purchase the Hotel Cancellation Plus insurance right away. We implement the highest security measures for our guests, staff, and employees.

Naturally, the health and safety of our guests and our team are always our top priority. Therefore, we have developed an individual protection and hygiene concept for the Hotel BLÜ. With the clear objective that we all come through these challenging times as unscathed as possible.

We love dogs!

Dogs aren’t just allowed at the Hotel Blü - they are welcome! Our own hotel dog “Poldi” is always happy to welcome furry friends at her place. We charge a fee of 15€ per day for your pet and offer dog beds (various sizes) and bowls. In addition we also offer “Dog Meals” in different variations: (Petit wet food, Doglove dry food or cooked meat with rice and vegetables fresh from our kitchen (7€ per portion).