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Ritzenhof - Hotel & Spa am See

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Why We Love It

  • Tranquil Austrian lakeside setting in the Alps
  • The first 'Fire-of-Life' holistic hotel has extensive spa facilities & an outdoor sauna
  • Local, seasonal & organic food
  • Salzburg is 90 minutes away by car
  • Free daily transfers to the ski fields in winter

Map & Directions

The nearest airport is at Salzburg, an hour’s drive away. Intercity and Eurocity trains stop at Saalfelden station, and transfers to the hotel can be arranged in advance.

Rooms & Rates

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Set in the stunning Austrian Alps on Lake Ritzensee, the Ritzenhof - Hotel & Spa am See is the perfect tranquil spot to relax and revitalise. It promotes the Fire-of-Life concept, which uses heartbeat rhythms to identify and combat stress, but there is also a spa that offers a more traditional menu of massages, plus unlimited outdoor activities in the winter and summer. 

Accommodation here is on a full-board basis and guests can enjoy gourmet, sustainable and seasonal food three times a day -- the vegetables, herbs, organic meat and even the schnapps are local. The modern rooms all have balconies and are divided between two buildings: one by the castle and one by the lake.  

Sophisticated spa facilities at this upmarket resort include anti-ageing light and sound therapies and an outdoor sauna, as well as the usual indoor pool, steam room and massages. Guests who sign up for the Fire-of-Life programme also receive a special heart-rate monitor, which is used to develop a special treatment programme. As is common in Austria, there is a bar where smoking is permitted indoors, and it also serves excellent local beer. 

Guests can swim in the lake, hike in the mountains, or try white water rafting nearby. During the winter season the hotel organises free daily transfers to the ski areas of Maria Alm and Leogang Saalbach-Hinterglemm. Tobogganing, ice-skating and Alpine golf are all on offer in the surrounding Saalfelden Leogang region, and an hour and a half from the hotel is the cultivated city of Salzburg, where you’ll find Mozart’s birthplace and plenty of museums, boutiques and coffee houses.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly


  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.


Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra bed available on request for children up to 17 in the Schlossblick. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request in the Castle House only and will be charged at 20€ per day. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Fees: City Tax not included €1,15 per person per day, payable at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Minimum may apply during high season (Christmas, New Year's, Carnival, etc.).

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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