Hotel Auszeit is a 4-star, boutique hotel in the heart of Pertisau village at Lake Achensee.
Run by the same family since 1939, this welcoming accommodation offers relaxing spa facilities, a heated outdoor pool (open all-year-long), and a sumptuous breakfast.
Hotel Auszeit is an adults-only hotel, which means that all guests must be 12+ years old. The purpose of the age threshold is to ensure a serene and rejuvenating environment for all guests.
Located between the Karwendel mountains and Tyrol’s largest lake, this charming hotel is an ideal base for exploring the Karwendel Nature Park, the Rofan Mountains, and Achensee Lake.
Hotel Auszeit’s motto is “alles können, nichts müssen,” which means you can do everything, but you don’t have to do anything. If the weather is stormy, or you simply need a break from active pursuits, you can take a “Time Out” and relish the hotel’s pool, wellness area, mountain-facing terrace, and garden.
Hotel Auszeit only offers breakfast. For other meals, you can dine in the village and in the various huts, peppered across the surrounding mountains.
Hotel Auszeit in Pertisau, Lake Achensee, Austria: Hotel Review
- Where: Pertisau, Lake Achensee, Tyrol, Austria
- Number of Rooms: 28 rooms
- Dining: Breakfast only
- Hotel Facilities: Gym, spa (4 saunas, heated outdoor pool, 3 relaxation rooms), and self-service bar.
- Room Amenities: Balcony, coffee maker and electric tea kettle, flatscreen TV, and safe.
- Parking: Free outdoor parking, or carport parking space (extra fee)
- Kids: This is an adults-only hotel (ages 12+).
- Closest Airports: Innsbruck Airport, Salzburg Airport, and Munich International Airport
- Where to Book: Booking.com
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Set in the village of Pertisau, only 200 meters from the lakeshore, Hotel Auszeit enjoys easy access to the Pertisau promenade and Pertisau beach.
The hotel itself is surrounded by meadows. You can see the mountains from the hotel premises.
Hotel Auszeit is also walking distance to the Karwendel-Bergbahn cableway, which connects Pertisau with Zwölferkopf mountain, the starting point of the well-known Bärenkopf summit hike.
Pertisau is the gateway to three valleys that lead into Karwendel Nature Park: Tristenautal, Falzthurntal, and Gerntal. These valleys are etched with cross-country routes, mountain biking paths, and hiking trails.
In winter, Pertisau is a great base for cross-country skiing, snowshoe hiking, and family-friendly skiing.
In summer and fall, there are an abundance of hiking trails starting in Pertisau, or nearby. For a low-key, kid-friendly adventure, we recommend hiking from Pertisau to Gaisalm hut along the lakeside path.
Mountain hikers will love the Lamsenjochhütte and Hahnkampel circuit trail starting in Gramaialm (moderate), the Seekarspitze – Seebergspitze ridge trail (difficult) starting in Pertisau, or Achenkirch (difficult), the Hochiss summit hike starting at Rofanseilbahn mountain station (moderately difficult), and the Unnütz circuit trail starting in Achenkirch (difficult).
The Rooms at Hotel Auszeit
Hotel Auszeit offers several different room categories ranging from 25m2 double rooms to 35m-40m2 suites.
Rooms are furnished in an updated Tyrolean style with hardwood floors, wood paneling, box spring beds, and leather accents.
Each room is equipped with a safe, flat screen TV, coffee maker and tea kettle.
Several rooms have balconies, some facing the lake and others facing the Karwendel mountains.
The bed was firm and comfortable. The pillows ought to be replaced.
Breakfast at Hotel Auszeit
The breakfast buffet at Hotel Auszeit is a delectable, lovingly-prepared spread of yogurts, fruits, müsli, cheeses, hams, and various spreads. Additionally, there is a warm buffet of eggs, bacon, and sausages.
In the main buffet room, you’ll also find a tray of beet juice shots and a juicer replete with all needed supplies.
Warm beverages are self service as well. There’s a coffee machine and a generous assortment of loose leaf teas and tea bags at the bar.
The highlight of breakfast is the candelabra-lit table brimming with homemade cakes and pastries. Each morning, there was a new selection of rich, mouth-watering cakes to savor.
Lunch and Dinner around Pertisau
Hotel Auszeit is a breakfast-only hotel. For dinner, we recommend eating at the charming Entners Wirtshaus am See, or the casual Hotel Christina – Café Konditorei Restaurant. Both of these restaurants are a short walk away.
Other dining options include Alpenrose, Café Erika, Dorfwirt, and Langlauf Stube.
Wellness and Spa
Using a combination of sounds (bird song, trickling water, zen music) and low lighting, Hotel Auszeit’s wellness area is a sensually-curated space that promotes relaxation.
The 700m2 wellness area spans two floors. The upper floor comprises the massage room and a quiet relaxation room, lined with bean bag loungers overlooking the mountains.
Guests can sign up for therapeutic massages (fascia therapy and spinal therapy), classic massages (full body, aroma oil, hot stone, anti-stress, foot reflex, lymphatic drainage, and Lomi Lomi), and 20-minute WellSystem Relax Plus sessions.
The lower floor is made up of the sauna area, two relaxation rooms, and a tea bar. The larger relaxation room contains waterbeds, egg basket swings, bean bags, and loungers.
There are three saunas (1 steam bath and 2 Finnish-style saunas) in the textile-free zone and one additional, textile-optional sauna near the tea bar.
From the lower level, guests can access the heated, outdoor swimming pool, which extends across the garden. The pool is open all-year-long.
In the evening, the space is illuminated with candles, creating a peaceful oasis.
The age threshold definitely contributes to the peacefulness of the spa area.
Guests are provided with spa bags, bathrobes, slippers, and sauna towels during the duration of their stay.
Service and Staff
The family and staff is very friendly and cheerful.
We felt well taken care of during our 3-night stay.
Hotel Auszeit is a charming hotel with a central location, delicious breakfast, and tranquil spa area.
If you’re visiting Lake Achensee outside of the summer season, the heated outdoor pool is a very nice perk.
The only things that could be improved are the sound proofing and the smoking policy. Guests can smoke on balconies. As a non-smoker, we found this bothersome.
We recommend booking your stay at Hotel Auszeit using booking.com for the greatest flexibility (cancellation options), best rates, and efficient booking process.
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