Welcome to our new "Tango - Wellbeing - Oasis"! We are very happy that we have discovered this “paradise” for us in Austria. Let's enjoy stimulating and inspiring tango days with Fausto Carpino & Stephanie Fesneau.
Our hotel is quiet and uniquely beautiful on a high plateau with a wonderful panoramic view of the anterior Ötztal near Sautens. Here, in the sympathetically run “Ritzlerhof”, you can relax and dance the tango wonderfully: Our dance room with 130 square meters offers the best parquet flooring, a beautiful view and of course the finest tango lessons with Fausto & Stephanie. During this trip, Fausto & Stephanie will focus their lessons on the topic of "musicality": How do I dance in different orchestras and how can the dynamics of the orchestras be felt and expressed? From D´Arienzo & Troilo to Di Sarli & Pugliese ...
We are surrounded by meadows and forests and we can fully enjoy our vacation "away from the hustle and bustle" here. Tango & slowing down from everyday life, a successful holiday combination in this region of Austria! The Ötztal Nature Park stretches from the valley up into high alpine, glacier-shaped areas with majestic mountain ranges, waterfalls and lots of greenery. Here you can be active on short walks along the Ötz as well as on high alpine hikes. Some hiking trails start right behind the hotel, for example to the idyllic Piburger lake, the warmest swimming lake in Tyrol. At the Ritzlerhof we can relax and recharge our batteries at the same time.

The hotel is in a quiet, secluded location, away from the hustle and bustle, noise and stress. A comfortably furnished house awaits us with a lot of alpine flair and honest hospitality. Whether from the large terrace or the solar-heated outdoor pool: the all-round view of the Ötztal Alps is unbeatable. You actually never want to leave here ... at least that's what happened to us when we rediscovered this oasis for ourselves last year. We are spoiled by the kitchen team. We start the day with an extensive breakfast buffet until 10:30 a.m. In the afternoon from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. we have salty and sweet snacks. We can take this on the outside terrace or in the cozy, light-flooded lounge. For dinner there is a fine salad buffet in the "Gameza" restaurant, as well as a multi-course menu with an Austrian-Mediterranean touch. We can relax in the small but fine wellness area with four different saunas, as well as an indoor and outdoor pool and a cozy relaxation room - with a panoramic view of course.
The warm welcome from our friendly hosts Josef Ertl & Michael Haslacher adds to the feel-good character. The two run their house with a lot of enthusiasm, warmth and passion. Depending on the weather, the hotel's own activities such as yoga and guided hikes are included (twice a week).
Different room categories can be booked: The standard rooms type "Jöchle" are furnished in a rustic style. At around 19 square meters, they are rather small, but still comfortable and they have a small balcony. The “Bärenkopf” classic rooms are more spacious at approx. 23 square meters, they have a larger balcony and are tastefully furnished in an Alpine style. The superior rooms "Kreuzjoch" offer a lot of comfort and space with 33 square meters. They are furnished with high quality furniture and have a modern bathroom and balcony. All rooms have a minibar, safe and balcony. The luxurious “Wetterkreuzkogel” junior suites are approx. 37 square meters in size. The comfortably furnished living / sleeping area has a walk-in closet and a seating area with a minibar and an Illy coffee machine. The bathroom has a rain shower and a free-standing panoramic bathtub.

Getting there:
Our hotel is located above Sautens in the Ötztal in Austria. Accessible via Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Seefeld, Lermoos to Imst / Fernpass and further on without a vignette via the B 171 to Haiming / Ötztal. Alternatively via Munich-Salzburg-Kufstein-Innsbruck to Haiming / Ötzal. When arriving by train, a free shuttle transfer from Ötztal train station can be arranged.

Price per person in € (EURO):

Standard room Typ: Jöchle      990,- €  
Classic room    Typ: Bärenkopf   1.180,- €  
Superior room  Typ: Kreuzjoch   1.290,- € still 1 room available
Juniorsuite       Typ: Wetterkreuzkogel   1.380,- €  

Additional days:
Room Typ "Jöchle":           110,- €/Half board
Room Typ "Bärenkopf":     130,- €/Half board
Room Typ "Kreuzjoch" :     145,- €/Half board

Price includes:

  • Six nights in a double room

  • Breakfast buffet, afternoon snack, evening menu with salad buffet

  • Tango workshop, special theme: "Musicality": in total 10 hours Workshops and Practicas with Fausto Carpino and Stephanie Fesneau (Workshops for advanced dancers)

  • Nightly Milongas 

  • Show with Fausto & Stephanie

  • Use of the wellness area and the hotel's own activities such as selected guided hikes and yoga

  • Travel guide Anette and Klaus Spiegel

Not included:
Personal expenses and local tax of € 2.50 per day.
Together with the room bill (e.g. drinks, SPA, etc.), the hotel will charge the local tax of € 2.50 per person / day. This can only be paid on site at the reception and is charged by the Ötztal Tourist Office per guest.

Fausto Carpino & Stephanie Fesneau: 
Fausto Carpino und Stephanie Fesneau are a young and dynamic dance couple. So far they have taught in many countries and many Tango Festivals in the world.
Fausto and Stephanie dedicate themselves to transmitting their passion to others. They teach with personal engagement, esprit and charm. They believe that connection, musicality and technique are the keys to fully appreciate the beauty of tango. In their classes they concentrate on how to propose oneself to the partner in a comfortable way within the embrace, based on logic and natural movements. 

A total of 10 hours of lessons and prácticas are planned: There are two course groups. The grouping is done by Fausto & Stephanie. For the first time, the focus will be on "Milonga" and "Tango".
The prácticas are held together for both groups. Classes and milongas take place in the beautiful hall with parquet floor.

Fausto and Stephanie (Tango: Osvaldo Pugliese)
Fausto and Stephanie (Tango: Osvaldo Pugliese)
Fausto and Stephanie (Milonga: Juan D'Arienzo)

Registration and information: 
Registration must be made in writing for double occupancy staterooms. 
(Single registrations are possible and upon request). 
A minimum of 20 persons is required for the Tango holiday. 
There is a deposit of 15% and final payment must be done 5 weeks prior to departure. Payment must be done by bank transfer.

After sending the completed travel registration, we will send you a booking confirmation / invoice.
Cancellation costs arise from reservation. Information on this in the travel registration. We recommend taking out travel insurance.
Approx. 4 weeks before the start of the trip, we will send you further information about your arrival.

Registration must be completed in writing for double occupancy staterooms.
Upon request, single registrations are possible.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to send an email to Anette Spiegel.
info@tango-cruise.com, or phone 0049-821/3196 570.

Download the booking form here


Hotel Ritzlerhof

Hotel Ritzlerhof





Superior: Kreuzjoch

Ritzlerhof-Zimmer: Klassik
Klassik: Bärenkopf

Ritzlerhof-Zimmer: Köchle
Standard: Jöchle