Hotel Salzburgerhof

  • Austria, Zell am See

  • 5

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Five-star Hotel Salzburgerhof offers the finest of everything. Gourmet dining, spacious and elegant rooms, and the enormous 3,500 square metre spa.

Award-winning dining from dawn to dusk

Food here is exceptional, and the kitchen was awarded three toques from Gault Millau. The hotel is bookable on a full board basis, offering gourmet food from breakfast through until dinner. Guests in the Salzburgerstube restaurant feel part of the Salzburgerhof family, sensing the flair, the courteous hospitality, and the clear attention to detail that has given this hotel its five-star status. The restaurant manager is a qualified sommelier who will introduce you to the hotels selection of 400 wines.

Get ready for some serious relaxation

One of the key features here is the dedication to wellbeing. It doesn't get more zen than the Feng-Shui garden, and the enormous spa area is an oasis of calm. Relax in the saunas, unwind in the steam rooms, take a dip in the pools, and if you've got energy to burn then break a sweat in the gym. Don't forget to leave time to explore beautiful Zell Am See - the lake and pretty streets of the town centre are on your doorstep, and the CityXpress lift is an easy walk away.

Added value

Early booking offer available (book by 31 Mar)

Free night offer available (valid on stays of 7+ nights between 25 May - 6 Jul, discount automatically applied)

Free shuttle to walkers' lifts and golf course

Free daily afternoon snacks & cake buffet

Free lunch buffet from 12-2:30pm (drinks payable locally)

Free weekly guided walk

Free use of hotel's bikes

Zell am See

Zell am See lies on the western shore of Lake Zell – a bright blue lake squeezed between the grassy hills of the Pinzgau and the foothills of the rugged Hohe Tauern National Park - the most picturesque spot for a summer holiday in Austria. The Grossglockner (the highest peak in the country) is within easy reach and there are around 400 kilometres of marked walking paths locally - accessed by bus, train and mountain lifts - with routes ranging from pushchair-friendly promenades to day hikes on panoramic walking trails.

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Summer holidays in Zell am See: life by the See

Zell am See is a beloved escape for the rich and royal – but the town lived many lives before becoming a luxury retreat. This lakeshore has hosted Roman settlements, a monastery of monks and a fortified market town over the years, before summer holidays in Zell am See became a favourite with the aristocracy in the 19th Century. Wander the medieval old town, a traffic-free zone with pavement cafés serving Austrian favourites like cheesy Pinzgauer kasnock’n dumplings. Pull up a pew in the towering Romanesque Church of St. Hippolyte which has gothic vaults and a baroque interior.

In summer, life in Zell am See revolves around the lake - the esplanade is the launch pad for boat cruises crossing the glassy waters. Explore by rowing boat, wakeboard, paddleboard or boat cruise. A glass-roofed ferry also crosses the lake, gliding between the tiny towns, footpaths, lidos and parks along the lake’s edge. Alternatively, the walk around the lake is an easy 11-kilometre stroll along a promenade with mountain views all the way.

Get Schmitten: walking on the Schmittenhöhe

A walking holiday in Zell am See will have you falling in love with the outdoors. Catch a gondola from Zell am See to Schmittenhöhe (1,965 metres) - the local mountain - for a bird’s eye view over the lake, town and a sweep of 3,000 metre-plus peaks. The Sissi Loop is an easy walk, following a route trodden by the 19th Century Empress Elisabeth “Sissi” of Austria. Make sure to peek in the wooden chapel dedicated to another Elisabeth – this time, the holy Princess of Thüringen.

The final stage of the 275 kilometre long-distance Hohe Tauern Panorama Walking Trail heads from the Schmittenhöhe back down to Zell am See – or you can follow part of it in the opposite direction, towards more challenging mountain trails.

Family holidays in Zell am See

From cycling and pedalos to lakeside lidos – there’s loads of things to do for families in Zell am See. Hop in the gondola up to Schmittenhöhe for a dragon-themed playground, mystical forest adventure trail and more. The fountains of Elisabeth Park perform their water dance almost hourly throughout the day, and three evenings a week, they light up for a night show to music. 

Over on the Maiskogel mountain in nearby Kaprun, the mountain coaster is an exhilarating way to get down the hillside, and there are play areas and a slide park too.

Discover the Pinzgau region

The Alpine town of Kaprun is only a short bus ride south and here, cable cars connect adventurers to Kitzsteinhorn, where Salzburgerland's highest viewing platform, the "Top of Salzburg" reveals the summits of Hohe Tauern National Park. The Sigmund Thun Gorge is worth a visit too, with wooden walkways that traverse the dramatic rock walls above rushing waters.

Zell am See's railway station cemented the town as a sought-after summer spot and trains connect day-trippers to Krimml Waterfalls - the staggering falls drop a total of 380 metres over three stages. Cities like Kitzbühel are within easy train reach too, and excursions to Salzburg, Grossglockner and Berchtesgaden (famous for the Eagle's Nest) are also available.

Why book a summer holiday in Zell am See with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Zell am See’s best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Zell am See. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Zell am See include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 70
  • Official rating: 5


Comfort Double Rooms are around 30m² and sleep one to two people.

Junior Suites are around 40m² and sleep two to three people (extra bed can be single bed or a sofa bed). These rooms have a seating area and tea/coffee making facilities.

Suites are slightly larger at around 50m² and sleep two to four people (extra beds can be single beds or a double sofa bed). These rooms have a seating area and tea/coffee making facilities.

Wellness Garden Suites are very spacious at around 70m² and sleep two to four people (extra beds can be single beds or a double sofa bed). These rooms have a seating area and tea/coffee making facilities.

Single Rooms are around 30m² and have tea/coffee making facilities.

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Bath
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check-in: 2pm
  • Check-out: 11am

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. €2.05 per person per night is payable locally. Children aged 14 and under are exempt.


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Longitude: 12.798204
Latitude: 47.325397

  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 15 mins from Salzburg airport
  • Located in the village centre
  • 200 metres from the lake shore
  • 500 metres to the nearest lift
  • 550 metres to the train station
  • 290 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 350 metres to the nearest supermarket

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Panorama sauna
  • Finnish sauna
  • Laconium
  • Ottoman steam room
  • Herbal steam room
  • Tepidarium
  • Spa and massage treatments (payable locally)
  • Fitness room
  • Pool towels

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free bike hire
  • Free weekly guided walk
  • Free daily sport program
  • Free access to lakeside bathing area
  • Large landscaped garden
  • Parking
Family Facilities
  • Cots & linen available (Free for 0-1yrs)
  • Highchairs
  • Early meals available on request

Enjoy award-winning cuisine at Hotel Salzburgerhof (the restaurant has three Gault Millau toques). Breakfast is a generous buffet, with a range of hot and cold options to choose.

At lunchtime, there's a lunch buffet with a selection of hot and cold dishes, salads and desserts which is served from 12-2:30pm (drinks are payable locally). In the late afternoon you can tuck into complimentary cakes and snacks at afternoon tea.

In the evenings there's also a gourmet five-course evening menu with choice, plus a daily salad buffet and cheese selection.

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:


Board basis options available

  • Full Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

The hotel may be able to cater for additional dietary requirements on request.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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19/06/2024 - 3 nights
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