With its coveted lakefront location, Seehotel Einwaller is one of the few hotels around Achensee that offers private lake access.
Additionally, hotel guests can luxuriate in the lake-facing rooftop spa with three saunas and a panoramic relaxation room (included in the room rate).
Part of the appeal of staying here is the hotel’s peaceful, laid-back atmosphere. Seehotel Einwaller is an adults-only hotel (ages 12+), which contributes to the relaxing, restorative environment.
If you’re planning a romantic getaway, or a trip with your best friend, we highly recommend staying in Seehotel Einwaller.
We stayed in Seehotel Einwaller in mid-October, during shoulder season. After long hikes in the surrounding mountains, we savored the lake views from the wellness area and our lake-view room.
We especially appreciated the on-site restaurant, because many restaurants in Pertisau were already closed for the season. Having the possibility to eat dinners in the hotel made our whole experience stress-free.
Seehotel Einwaller Hotel Review: Luxury, Lakefront Hotel in Pertisau, Lake Achensee
- Where: Pertisau, Lake Achensee, Tyrol, Austria
- Number of Rooms: 29 Rooms
- Dining: On-site restaurant / Vegetarian-friendly
- Hotel Facilities: private lake access, rooftop spa, on-site restaurant, and self-service bar after 10 pm
- Room Amenities: Flat-screen TV, safe, spa bag, balcony, and bathtub (certain rooms)
- Parking: Free outdoor parking
- Kids: This is an adults-only hotel (ages 12+).
- Dogs: Allowed. Extra Fee 25 EUR/day + 40 EUR cleaning fee
- Closest Airports: Innsbruck Airport, Salzburg Airport, and Munich International Airport
- Where to Book: Booking.com
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Seehotel Einwaller occupies a central location in Pertisau. Every notable attraction is within walking distance, including the ship pier and the Karwendel-Bergbahn, the starting point of the 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, Pertisau is one of the best places to hike in Austria.
Directly from the hotel, guests can follow the lakeside path to Gaisalm hut. Starting at Gramaialm (accessible by a toll road), you can hike the Lamsenjochhütte and Hahnkampel circuit trail (moderate). Take the bus to Achenkirch to start the thrilling Seekarspitze – Seebergspitze ridge trail (difficult), which leads back to Pertisau.
More recommended hikes: Hochiss summit hike starting at Rofanseilbahn mountain station (moderately difficult) and the Unnütz circuit trail starting in Achenkirch (difficult).
Seehotel Einwaller is a block-shaped building with a sparkling black facade.
The hotel’s dining area spills out into the lake-facing garden, scattered with tables that fan out from the gazebo bar.
There’s also an ice cream truck, open seasonally, which serves homemade ice cream.
The 5-floor building is located along Pertisau Seepromenade, the road that runs parallel to the lake.
Though there are no visual obstructions (e.g. other buildings) between Seehotel Einwaller and Lake Achensee, the Seepromenade road runs between the hotel and the hotel’s private bathing jetty.
Check-in / Check-out
Check-in is at 3 pm and check-out is at 11 am.
During the summer season, you can use the bathing jetty until 2 pm on your day of departure.
The Rooms at Seehotel Einwaller
We stayed in the “Superior Double Room with Panoramic View, ” a lakeview room with a bathtub and balcony.
Wood, leather, and stone dominate, lending the place a subdued alpine-modern look.
Though on the snug-side, the stylish room is carefully arranged to emphasize the view of the lake. Both the queen bed and the bathtub face Lake Achen.
Bathrooms are supplied with ARGAN by La Bottega cosmetics: hand wash, hand and body cream, body wash, and shampoo.
All rooms are cleaned using the HYLA Est air purification system, which removes allergens, fine dust, and mites.
If you would like a different pillow, you can request other pillows at the reception.
Good to Know | Eco-conscious travelers can request to have your room cleaned every second day.
Panoramic Rooftop Spa
One of the highlights of staying at Seehotel Einwaller is unwinding in the rooftop spa, especially after a long hike, or cross-country ski run.
Use of the spa is completely complimentary.
The spa is made-up of a sauna area (aroma steam bath, Finnish sauna, and herbal sauna), tea bar, relaxation room, and balcony.
The relaxation room features floor-to-ceiling windows, bean-bag loungers, waterbeds, and an electric fireplace.
At the tea bar, you can help yourself to hot tea, or syrup-infused waters (e.g. elderflower).
Lake Achensee Bathing Jetty: Private Lake Access
Exclusive lake access is a compelling reason to stay at Seehotel Einwaller.
The private dock is accessible with your room card.
The jetty is furnished with loungers and umbrellas. There’s also an over-the-water dock hammock for lounging.
Guests can enter the lake directly from the dock.
Good to Know | You can order a picnic basket, filled with snacks, at the reception and bring it to the jetty.
Dining at Seehotel Einwaller
An extensive breakfast buffet is laid out each morning.
Guests can also order made-to-order egg dishes, waffles, and pancakes from the à la carte breakfast menu (all complimentary).
Expect a rich selection of yogurts, muesli, warm porridge, fruit, cheeses, cold cuts, sliced vegetables, spreads, breads and cakes. There’s also a warm buffet with scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage.
If you love freshly-squeezed juices, there are several juicers at your disposal: one for celery, apples, ginger, and carrots, another juicer for oranges, and yet another for limes and lemons.
There’s also an impressive selection of high-quality loose leaf teas, ginger and cucumber infused waters, and juices.
Milk, yogurt, and eggs are all sourced from local Tyrolean farms.
Seehotel Einwaller strives to create an informal and laid-back dining atmosphere. Contrary to the traditional Tyrolean style, guests are encouraged to eat when they want (within a certain time frame) and take as long as they like.
The first two courses are self-service and the main course and dessert are served to the table.
The highlight of dinner is the appetizer and salad buffet, a sumptuous and surprising selection of warm and cold dishes. Definitely try the vegan melon salad dressing.
Good to Know | The restaurant is closed on Wednesdays.
Service and Staff
The hotel staff is excellent, especially the dining staff (breakfast and dinner).
Staff members take pride in their profession and seem to genuinely enjoy working at Seehotel Einwaller.
Overall, we were very impressed by their professionalism, friendliness, and attentiveness.
Offering private lake access, a panoramic rooftop spa, stylish rooms (many with lake views), and an on-site restaurant, Seehotel Einwaller is the perfect choice for an active and/or romantic getaway at Lake Achensee.
We stayed at Seehotel Einwaller during shoulder-season (mid-October), a very quiet and peaceful time of year. We hiked during the day and enjoyed the spa in the late afternoon. Although we couldn’t take advantage of the private jetty (open, but too cold), we loved the hotel’s privileged lakefront location.
We recommend booking your stay at Seehotel Einwaller using booking.com for the greatest flexibility (cancellation options), best rates, and efficient booking process.
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Austria Trip Planning Essentials
When to Visit Austria
We recommend visiting Austria between June and October for hiking and between December and March for skiing and winter adventuring.
Summer Travel | Summer in Austria
Autumn Travel | Autumn in Austria
Getting around Austria
Austria has an excellent public transit system. We’ve used it extensively to travel throughout the country. We highly recommend using transit if you’re visiting cities (Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz, etc…), and/or doing hut-to-hut hikes.
Some areas like Mayrhofen, Schladming and Lech am Arlberg have wonderful seasonal transit systems in place (e.g. summer hiking buses). However, if you’re not visiting during the high season, bus frequencies are significantly reduced and it’s far easier to get around with your own vehicle.
If you’re planning on visiting multiple destinations across Austria, we recommend renting a car.
Use these road trip itineraries for trip planning inspiration:
- 2 Week Austria Road Trip – starting in Vienna
- 1 Week Austria Road Trip – starting in Salzburg, or Munich
- 10-Day Bavarian Alps & Tyrolean Alps Road Trip – starting in Munich
We recommend using the Discovercars.com car rental reservation platform to search for and book car rentals. This easy-to-use booking platform compares car rental deals from 500+ trusted providers, so that you can choose the best option for your trip.
If you’re driving into Austria from a neighboring country, don’t forget to purchase a vignette at/near the border.
Hiking in Austria
Where to Hike in Austria
Read Austrian Alps Hiking Destinations for an overview of where to hike in Austria, with tips on specific trails and where to stay. Also check out Best Day Hikes in Austria and these region-specific hiking guides:
- Innsbruck Hiking Guide
- Salzburg Hiking Guide
- Filzmoos, Salzburg Hiking Guide
- Schladming, Styria Hiking Guide
- Lech am Arlberg, Vorarlberg Hiking Guide
- Vorarlberg Hiking Guide
- Vienna Mountains Hiking Guide
Hut to Hut Hiking in Austria
Austria is a premier hut-to-hut and long-distance hiking destination. The quality of the mountain huts are superb. We particularly love the high-alpine trails, which are called Höhenwege in German. We’ve summarized our favorite multi-day hikes in Trekking Austria. If you’re new to hut hiking, read this in-depth guide to Hut to Hut Hiking in Austria.
What to See & Do in Austria
- Visit a gorge like the Liechtenstein Gorge in Salzburg, or Wolfsklamm Gorge in Tirol.
- Bathe in the thermal pools of an Austrian Therme like Aqua Dome in Tirol.
- Stay in a thermal spa hotel like Rogner Bad Blumau in Styria, EurothermenResort Bad Ischl in Upper Austria, or the Aqua Dome Hotel in Tirol.
- Hike to a mountain lake like Lake Tappenkarsee in Salzburg or Lake Drachensee in Tirol.
- Go Wine Tasting in South Styria.
- Marvel at the culture, music, and architecture of Vienna.
- Eat heartwarming mountain food in an Almhütte at Grosser Ahornboden in Tirol or Ursprungalm in Styria.
- Drive the Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Hohe Tauern National Park.
- Visit the castles, monasteries, and wine taverns of the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- See a Krampuslauf, or Krampus Parade, between late November and mid December.