The Seevilla, on the shores of Altausseer See, boasts an unparalleled location, time-honoured ambience, as well as dining and wellness of the highest standard — and all of this not only during the summer season but in spring, autumn, and winter as well!
The Austrian writer Friedrich Torberg once referred to Altaussee as ”the world’s most beautiful dead-end street”. But if you continue on even beyond the terminus of this ”dead-end street”, beyond the turn-around area in village, you will find the Seevilla, a sanctuary surrounded by nothing but water, meadows, and woods. This hotel is situated at one of the fantastic ”Energy Places” of the Salzburger Land, and perhaps it is for this reason that the area has attracted so many artists over the years. Johannes Brahms composed his piano trio here (a work that is regularly featured at the weekly concerts held in the hotel’s Brahms Salon), but writers and painters as well have always been drawn to the beauty of the Seevilla and its gorgeous natural surroundings, deriving inspiration from this setting for their creative work. This 4-star Superior establishment offers individually designed rooms and suites, some of which have splendid terraces affording marvellous views of the lake. Guests dine in a winter-garden-like restaurant, which serves primarily seasonal and regional dishes (including the delicious Altaussee char). Then they relax and unwind in the spacious wellness and spa zone, featuring an indoor pool, a sauna, two steam baths, and a quiet area with panoramic views. Tip: by all means book the ”Bergkernsalz” massage with salt from the village’s own mine! By the way, summer is not the only time the Seevilla is ”in season”: in spring the village of Altaussee celebrates the famous Narcissus Festival, and in autumn the reflection of the colourful leaves on the lake surface makes this a wonderful time for a visit. And still something of an insider’s tip is the winter, when one can skate across the frozen lake or ski down the snowy slopes of the nearby Loser Sandling Ski Resort. www.seevilla.at