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Our places to stay in Tyrol ooze with charm, as you would expect from this world-famous Alpine region of Austria, with its photogenic mountain villages and wooden chalets. Of course, there is top-class skiing and wonderful summer walking. Few visitors know that the Tyrol also has a turbulent history: its riches have attracted unwelcome attention from most of its neighbours. After the First World War, a large chunk of Tyrol was ceded to Italy, which is still referred to as South Tyrol – for places to stay here, go to North-East Italy.
Although many Tyrol hotels rely on a constant stream of package tours, we’ve found plenty whose owners prefer to cater for individuals, and to maintain the high standards set by their forbears – for in Tyrol, as in Italy, hotel keeping is still often a family business with the third or fourth generation now in place.