Having stayed in SPA hotels for the better part of the past 3 years since beginning of Expat Trip, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are only a handful that can successfully transport you to another time and place, as if you have stepped back to a former period. Needless to say Ebner’s Waldhof am See, one of the most luxurious properties in Fuschl am See, is one such hotel. And after experiencing this hotel for myself, I would happily recommend it to you too.
With a motto of “Home at last”, I knew in just those three words alone that this was going to be one of those special weekends you talk about for years to come. Delivering the utmost in exclusivity, unique wellness treatments and impressive attention to detail, this 4-star superior wellness hotel is the perfect place to recharge and relax.
Well, you’ll have one key decision to make when booking your lake escape at Ebner’s Waldhof am See: room, apartment or suite located in the Waldhof Main House, Waldhof Villa & Gütl or Ansitz. Suffice it to say that stepping out on the terrace of the “Zwölferhorn Suite” each morning, you’ll be WOWED by the view!
Even the suites are named in a way that will make you feel as cozy as possible. Because of this, Ebner’s Waldhof am See is the perfect place to perch yourself on your balcony for sunset – so be sure to bear this in mind when choosing your hotel room view.
The rooms and suites vary in size and design, combining a contemporary touch with a sense of tradition. The “Osterhorn Suites” for example stretch over two floors and have a forest-facing rooftop terrace ensuring total peace, tranquillity and fresh mountain air. Besides, I could easily say that location and comfort are the top reasons why someone would choose this hotel to spend their next vacation for.
GOOD TO KNOW: Dogs are welcome here! I bet you don’t want to leave your dog behind in a kennel, so register your dog in advance.
Wellness & Spa
The luxury hotel located on the shores of Fuschl Lake is not only an oasis of peace, beauty and authenticity. It also has a wonderful wellness area boasting an overwhelming range of spa facilities and services. The Waldhof Spa is actually the largest private spa in the Salzkammergut Lake District featuring 4000 sq m of pure relaxation.
INSIDER TIP: Each morning you’ll enjoy a range of face & body treatments, but the one that took my fancy was the exclusive Vinoble Maxi Lifting, complete with a supercharged red wine serum. Be sure to book an Alpine Herbal Pouch Massage or treat yourself to cosmetic treatments using tonics and creams made with herbs and medicinal plants from the hotel’s own Herb Kitchen.
And there is the Waldhof Water World featuring a large indoor pool (30 degrees, with a wild water stream, waterfall, underwater jets and a relaxing whirlpool area), a big whirlpool with massage jets, a heated outdoor pool (32 degrees), and a heated outdoor sports pool (28 degrees).
Finally, if you are a fan of real saunas then the Waldhof Sauna World will exceed your expectations. It boasts a traditional Finnish sauna (90°C), a sanarium (60°C), an infrared cabin sauna (70°C), a saline steam bath (60°C) and a saline inhalation grotto.
The hotel offers superior half-board – a rich breakfast buffet, an afternoon snack buffet,
a cake & snack buffet and a gourmet dinner. You’ll enjoy yummilicious treats in the Main House Restaurant and Alpine Wellness &Vitality Cuisine in the Gütl Garden Restaurant. And there’s the Waldhof Alm Mountain Restaurant – just a fifteen minutes’ walk from the hotel.
Oh, and the breakfast… is unique here! You’ll indulge in colorful fruit smoothies – the ultra delicious and nutritious GUAVE smoothie is a MUST!
Don’t know about you, but the travel moments that stick vividly in my mind are the ones that involve a delicious cuisine. I’m quite a foodie, and Ebner’s Waldhof am See prides itself on locally-sourced food and upscale menu – their perfectly cooked Kalbsrahmgulasch, topped with fresh herbs is every meat lover’s fantasy.
Waldhof Children’s World
The hotel’s own “Children’s World” club guarantees lots of fun – painting, handicrafts, games, climbing and resting after long hikes! Amenities include a kids library, an exciting adventure playground, a pet corner and a tempting tubing run for adrenaline fans.
On warm days the activities take place outside where the kids have plenty of room to play. And if it’s raining then there’s always the children’s cinema. Best part? The hotel offers hand-led pony rides. Your kids will definitely adore these cuties!
To Dos While You’Re Here
The host – Herbert Ebner, an avid alpinist – organizes a spectacular hiking tour to the peaks of the Dachstein or Osterhorn mountains. You will be rewarded for the early morning start (at 6 A.M.) with fantastic views and unforgettable memories. Another thing that you just have to try when you’re in Fuschl am See is golfing at Waldhof Alm.
And if you’ve ever dreamt of diving into the alluring world of fishing, you’ve come to the right place!
Anyone visiting Fuschl Lake can’t miss a day trip to Salzburg – only a short 25 minute drive from the hotel. The good thing about shopping in Salzburg is that you can combine the shopping experience with some stunning sightseeing as well. Last but not least, there is a plethora of famous, glitzy restaurants and backstreet eateries.
However, if you’re looking for a gourmet experience, you may wish to go for something a little more special: Schloss Fischerei Fuschl. There are rumours that Anna Netrebko, Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, and Roman Abramowitsch have lunched here… So don’t delay, put it on your bucket list!
After this unforgettable culinary experience, the charming Fuschlerin – the hotel’s barge – will bring you back to the hotel.
Clearly, there’s plenty to do during your vacation in Salzburger Land, no matter your interests or lifestyle. And as for where to stay when visiting Fuschl Lake, the answer is simple: Ebner’s Waldhof am See! This place is perfect for those seeking for nature, serenity and comfort all under the same roof. For more information head to the hotel’s website.
Disclaimer: We were guests of Ebner’s Waldhof am See on a wonderful trip organized by Comma PR & Marketingagentur! I loved every minute and opinions are all mine.