Romantik Hotel

  • Austria, Zell am See

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At the Romantik Hotel, the name says it all. An enchanting mix of traditional and modern, with rugged plasterwork, weathered wood, and contemporary touches. There are cosy corners and beautifully designed rooms. You can enjoy twilight dinners on the terrace, a flower-filled garden, and lazy afternoons in the sun.

In the centre of the old town, close to the lake

Set in the picturesque heart of Zell am See, you'll step outside into the historic old town's streets. The lake is on your doorstep, and the CityXpress lift is just 700 meters away so exploring the nearby walking trails, sights and activities is easy. With the Zell am See Summer Card included, you can really make the most of the area, especially as most local lifts are included so it's excellent value for money.

Enjoy a spot of relaxation in the spa

Enjoy a world of relaxation with two floors of wellness including an adults only spa area (nude area) and clothed spa area. In the water world, there's a whirlpool and the indoor and outdoor swimming pools are connected, allowing you to swim out into the pretty garden to enjoy the fresh air. There's plenty of comfortable spots to rest too, both inside in the relaxation rooms or out in the garden - for the best views though, head to the panoramic sun terrace - known as the natural solarium, on a nice day this is a little bit of heaven.

Added value

Free night(s) available (minimum stay 7 nights, excludes stays from 29 Jun - 23 Aug, discount automatically applied)

Zell am See Summer Card included

Free daily afternoon cakes or snacks (drinks payable)

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: 33
  • Official rating: 4


Romantik Austrian Twin Rooms are around 18m² and sleep two to three (extra bed is a single bed). These rooms have an ensuite with shower.

Kuschel Twin Rooms are around 23m² and can also sleep two to three adults (extra bed is a single bed). These rooms have a lounge area, a balcony or French balcony, and an ensuite with shower.

Garden Suite Austrian Twin Rooms are around 25m² and located in the adjacent "Landhaus" annexe which is connected to the main building via underground corridor. These rooms sleep two to three people (extra bed is a single sofabed). They have a balcony, seating area, and an ensuite with shower.

Sternchen Austrian Twin Rooms sleep up to two and have an ensuite with shower. These rooms are available for sole occupancy with no supplement.

Pinzgauer Suites are around 30m² and sleep two to three (extra bed is a single bed). They have a private sauna, balcony, lounge area, minibar, and an ensuite with bath and separate shower.

Pinzgauerin Suites are around 30m² and sleep two to three (extra bed is a single bed). They have a private sauna, balcony, seating area and minibar.

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Tea making facilities
  • Safe
  • 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: No
  • No. of steps into property: 3
  • Access ramp: No

Lift in main wing (no lift access to 'Romantik' rooms).

Longitude: 12.799322
Latitude: 47.324667

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

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Interconnected indoor and outdoor swimming pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Adults only spa area (nude area) with Finnish sauna, Bio sauna, steam room, experience showers and infrared cabin
  • Clothed sauna (swimwear permitted) with sauna, steam room and infrared cabin
  • Panoramic rooftop sun terrace with sun loungers
  • Relaxation areas
  • Spa and massage treatments (payable locally)
  • Pool towels

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Free parking outside
  • Indoor parking (payable locally)

Family facilities

  • Cots & linen available
  • Highchairs
  • Early meals available on request

Start the day with a delicious buffet breakfast - an excellent range of hot and cold options are offered.

In the evenings the half board four-course menu with choice of main dish and a salad buffet. There's also a weekly gala dinner and welcome drink, occasional strudel and ice-cream buffets, and BBQ nights when weather permits.

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

    Smart casual

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

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

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per person from £779
03/07/2024 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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Romantik Hotel
Zell am See
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