Retro view of Lake Wörthersee
195 hotel rooms and suites
112 – 206 EUR (March 2017, Trivago)
– Private beach
– Tennis Courts
– Putting green
Hotel park stretching over a luxurious 40,000m², with various recreation offer and numerous spots for outside events
A typical Alpine image of Carinthia with its glacial lakes and numerous mountain peaks sets the scene for one of the most beautiful images right in the heart of Pörtschach, the location of the legendary Parkhotel. The view of the turquoise lake with its peninsula is the key reason why this hotel has been attracting so many visitors and events since 1963. The lake could easily be “replaced” with a sea view and you can just as easily imagine spending your summer holidays here as much as an off-season sojourn. With turquoise blue waters, prestigious boats moored, grand villas and plush hotels, a comparison with the French Côte d’Azur draws a lot of similarities.
Villach, just a stone’s throw from Lake Wörthersee, is practically a hub of automotive, rail and other routes into Carinthia. The lake lies along one of the most important transport hubs in the Alps and access to the hotel is both scenic and easy. Flight connectivity is improving from year to year; very close by are the neighbour airports of Ljubljana, Venice and Graz.
COLD APPETIZER – Architecture and Aesthetics
The picturesque location already saw the opening of its first hotel way back in 1872, when the Viennese industrialist, Carl Ernst David Wahliss, developed the first tourist facilities in the city. After a turbulent history, in 1959 a construction of the hotel began, designed by the architect Kurt Köfer. The minimalistic, cubist architecture has become a trademark of the peninsula that today still attracts many architectural enthusiasts. An integral part of the story is a park design that follows the Corbusier concept of open space. Many details of interior design, lighting design and logo design are carefully maintained and create a space of innumerable perspectives and surprises.
WARM APPETIZER – Personnel and cuisine
Thanks to their chef, you will eat very well in the hotel and there is no fear of being hungry. He pursues the important culinary commandments of the traceability of food and also being regional. The enjoyable cuisine is another part of the hotel story and you will have a smile on your face when you see the breakfast to start your day off. The focus is on local cuisine, presented in a modern way and complemented by an interior design with patina and picturesque views from the hotel restaurant. The wine cellar is also rich and to a high level. As for the waiter service and a personal approach to guests, there is no need to discuss this further – it is excellent and in line with the highest of expectations.
MAIN DISH – The hotel’s congress service
Rooms at the hotel are divided into two categories: Superior and Standard. The former have been renewed in a modern minimalist style, although those not yet renovated are still in excellent condition and have their own charm, albeit that some design lovers may find them a bit outdated. The advantage of the peninsula location is the lake view from every room.
The hotel has four conference rooms with a maximum capacity of 450 participants. All the conference rooms have natural daylight and access to the terrace, where you can organise coffee breaks. The hotel’s retro style really grabs you in the halls, especially in combination with the high-tech equipment that is available for events.
DESSERT – Extras
A la carte restaurant with lakeside terrace: you can reserve the restaurant with a view over the turquoise lake for your event. In the summer this is the perfect beach party location.
FLOP – NEGATIVE SURPRISES
The hotel’s 60s style will not leave you without an opinion, as you will either be thrilled or dejected by it. In this context, the hotel has the potential to either impress or disappoint guests, which, of course, will be a purely subjective assessment.
TOP – POSITIVE SURPRISES
The exceptional staff fully dedicated to guests and their comfort. It seems that this has somehow become the standard of Carinthia, then further refined in this hotel.
OVERALL IMPRESSION AND CREDIBILITY
A hotel set in one of the most picturesque locations on Lake Wörthersee. The excellent location offers many different options for organising events and organisers appreciate the outdoor spaces and the capacious exclusivity of the location. Altogether this gives the hotel a specific character and an excellent environment for the organisation of events, making it a hotel with a strong character and an excellent congress offer.
|3. FIRST IMPRESSION||4.49|
|5. EMPLOYEE ATTITUDE||4.89|
|7. HOTEL ROOM||4.68|
|8. HOTEL BED||4.62|
|9. BATHROOM AND RESTROOM||4.73|
|10. HOTEL BREAKFAST||4.80|
|11. BARS AND RESTAURANTS||4.54|
|12. CONGRESS HALL||4.59|
|13. ADDITIONAL OFFER||4.73|