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A house for romantics and nature lovers

From your room you have a wonderful view of Raabs Castle from the 11th century. All of our 3-star superior rooms (Thaya side) have a balcony or terrace and are of course equipped with the most modern comforts such as shower/toilet, hair dryer, satellite TV and telephone. In our stylishly furnished restaurant, in our hidden oasis, the idyllic guest garden, or in our cozy larch parlor, we will spoil you with international delicacies as well as down-to-earth delicacies made from regional products. We only use carp, young cattle, free-range pigs, poppy seeds, potatoes and much more from the Waldviertel.

Your body and soul will find rest and relaxation in our wellness area with bio sauna (light therapy), Finnish sauna, outdoor whirlpool, Thaya river bath, sunbathing lawn, relaxation loungers...

A wide variety of jogging, Nordic walking and cycling trails start right in front of the hotel. We are happy to provide you with Nordic walking poles, rental bikes or a Nordic walking instructor.

A few minutes walk   from the hotel :
historic main square with shops and small inns, 
THAYATAL VITALBAD with a unique sauna area   and leisure facility with children's playground, soccer field, beach volleyball court, tennis courts and indoor tennis court.

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Our comfortable country hotel is located in the beautiful Thayatal, one of the last untouched natural paradises, right on the banks of the dammed Thaya.

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The Hotel Thaya

The roots of the Hotel Thaya go back to 1870. For 21 years the house was a retreat and a kuk horse changing station. The then owner Karl Macho had the building demolished and built a hotel with a theater hall. After that, the hotel passed through several hands until 1979 when Franz Strohmer bought the house. Two years later he got married and with his wife brought the hotel into shape. The permanent staff is at least fourteen, some even 30 years in the house which speaks for a good working atmosphere and benefits the guest. After two floods, the hotel was renovated and expanded again and again. The Hotel Thaya was the first hotel in Lower Austria to receive the three-star superior award. The Lärchenstube from 1938 is particularly beautiful in the hotel. You feel right at home in it because it is really homely.
In January 2018 there was a fire in the dining room. Again, the misfortune was seen as an opportunity and the restaurant, the dining room and the reception were renovated and modernized from the ground up. On March 1st, 2019, after 40 years, the hotel passed from father to son. 

From February 2022, the hotel, now renamed "Stadthotel Thaya", will belong to the group of"Waldviertel Hotels"


On a mild summer evening, it is wonderful to sit on the terrace towards the Thaya and watch the sunset behind Raabs Castle.


The kitchen is down to earth and honest. The chef attaches great importance to regional and traditional cuisine. The specialties in the Waldviertel are carp, game, potatoes and poppy dishes.


Poppy seed noodles are very typical, as gray poppy seeds are grown in Lower Austria. Carp comes first, followed by blunzen (blood sausages) and roast pork. Poppy seeds cover the sweet side with poppy seed strudel, poppy seed pancakes, poppy seed tents and poppy seed-crusted donuts.


We also cook the Waldviertel hazelnuts for you, which are grown just a few kilometers from Raabs.


It is not for nothing that the Hotel Thaya has received the "AMA Seal of Approval" for the regional dishes. Of course there is also a hazelnut spirit, but although it tastes delicious, the house grappa is the schnapps that is drunk the most.

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