The Schwarzer Adler’s jewel is its rooftop pool which opened last year and which is probably one of the finest in the country (It's also the longest rooftop pool in the Alps). Take a glass elevator to the open-air pool, where panoramic mountain and village views, an underwater sound system, counter-current swimming, and massage jets await you.
Down below, the Black Spa is calming, with candles throughout and a variety of saunas and steam baths, including a rasul. It also includes a luxurious spa suite, with a private Japanese bath. Kitzbühel is home to a number of Michelin-starred restaurants, and Neuwirt, the hotel’s restaurant, has one star.
We preferred the Hotel Schwarzer Adler to its sister hotel down the street, the Weisses Rössl, which has an over-the-top, two-level 3,982-sq.ft. suite that is supposedly the largest suite in Austria. It would dwarf most people’s houses with three bedrooms, a private butler, five flat-screen TVs, four bathrooms, and a laptop. For me, Hotel Schwarzer Adler’s subtle, but elegant, design was more appealing.
Room rates here begin at 280 euros or $350 and includes breakfast and dinner.