In an ideal location offering quick & easy access to the slopes
- Bed and Breakfast
- Sun terrace
- Bar & restaurant
- Live music
- Boot room
If you like to be in the centre of things, you can’t do better than the Cella Central. It’s right in the heart of Zell’s pedestrianised Old Town so all the shops, bars and restaurants are on your doorstep, and it’s only around 5 minutes’ walk to the gondola or lake too.
Dating back over 500 years, this is one of the oldest buildings in Zell. And they’ve kept some traditional touches, like the friendly service and the classic food served in the restaurant. If you come for dinner, you’ll find the perfect wine to pair with it – the hotel was originally an office for controlling wine imports, and they keep the cellar very well stocked these days.
You can relax like a local as well, whether that means wandering to the small spa for a spell in the sauna and hot tub or beelining to the bar to kick off après with some live music.
In the pedestrianised town centre
5 minutes’ walk to the City Xpress gondola
5 minutes' walk to the ski school meeting point and nursery slopes
5 minutes' walk to the ski bus stop
5 minutes' walk to the lakefront
All rooms are non-smoking and have a TV, free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, telephone and safe.
Twin room - sleeps 1-2: Austrian twin beds, private bath or shower and WC.
Deluxe twin room - sleeps 2-3 (max 2 adults and 1 child up to 12 years old): Austrian twin beds, single sofa bed, private bath or shower and WC.
Family suite - sleeps 2-4 (max 3 adults and 1 children up to 12 years old): Austrian twin beds, living room with double sofa bed, private bath or shower and WC.
Cots are available to hire, free of charge, on request.
Austrian twin beds: One large bed frame containing two single mattresses, each with their own bedding.
Restaurant Cella Central
Bernstein's Bar & Lounge
City Spa with Finnish sauna, bio sauna, Turkish steam bath, hot tub, rainforest shower and relaxation room with heated benches
One free entry per stay to the spa at the Sportresort Alpenblick hotel (approx. 2km away)
Lift to second floor
Offered on a bed and breakfast basis, breakfast will include a selection of hot and cold options including cereals, fruit, yogurts, freshly baked breads and pastries, and fresh coffee and tea.
About Zell am See
Zell am See skiing
Set by Lake Zell, Zell am See and its bus-linked neighbour Kaprun make up the 'Europa Sport' region, with a total of 130km of runs, 80 of which are at Zell. The setting is one of Zell's biggest selling points, with lovely views of the lake from the medieval town and the slopes above. The ski area caters well for beginners intermediates keen on improving technique in the mostly tree-lined pistes. Advanced skiers have the Kitzsteinhorn glacier located down the road at nearby Kaprun.
Zell am See ski resort
The lakeside town has loads of activities for those not on skis or a board, with lively nightlife, decent restaurants and a full range of accommodation. It is good to check where you are staying in relation to the lifts, as there is a short free bus to access the slopes. For skiing, it is also worth exploring some of the other terrain in the area, like Saalbach, Bad Gastein and Schladming. Overall, Zell is a lovely spot for a winter holiday, with or without skiing.
The beautiful setting gives Zell am See a unique atmosphere not found in many Austrian resorts, and really sets it apart. Despite the smaller ski area, Zell am See remains one of Austria's top 5 resorts, and deservedly so.
Choice of Restaurants
Good For Non-Skiers
Lively Night Life
Lively and Young
Hotel Cella Central
• Schloßpl. 5, 5700 Zell am See, Austria
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