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The Hotel Im Weissen Rössl on Lake Wolfgang


As hoteliers and restaurateurs, our top priority is ensuring that our guests have an unforgettable stay and that the stress of everyday life is quickly forgotten when enjoying everything the hotel has to offer.

"We set high quality standards for our cuisine and are certainly our own biggest critics. We care a great deal about the eating and drinking options at the Hotel im Weissen Rössl and invest a lot of time and effort in planning them,” says hotel manager Gudrun Peter

We are proud to announce that we have received the following awards and prizes in recent years.

A paradise for those who love the finer things in life

The hotel enjoys a unique setting right on the shore of the picturesque Lake Wolfgang. Highlights like the lake pool (heated all year round) and the world's first floating jacuzzi make this Romantik hotel and lakeside SPA, now run by the fifth generation of the same family, one of a kind. Its 12 points in the Relax Guide 2018 and the Wellness Aphrodite 2009 award attest to its excellence.

A waiter walks between beautfully laid tables in a restaurant on Lake Wolfgang.

Gault & Millau gourmet guide

After a relaxing day at the SPA in the lake, enjoy an equally outstanding meal at the gourmet restaurant Poll's Kaiserterrasse, which has won accolades from Gault & Millau. Head chef Hermann Poll and his team attach great importance to regional products and partners when it comes to the dishes and their preparation. Crayfish from the Traunsee, duck liver from the Hausruckviertel region and veal from Abtenau are just some of the ingredients used here.

The exquisite dishes are paired with selected Austrian wines from our own rock cellar.

With 15 points and three toques in the Gault & Millau gourmet guide 2023, Poll's Kaiserterrasse on Lake Wolfgang is once again a must-visit for the ultimate in indulgence.

A remarkable establishment offering outstanding hospitality

Falstaff Restaurant Guide

In its current issue, the Falstaff Guide describes us as follows: "Lake Wolfgang and the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl are a match made in heaven for holidaymakers. First hop into the lake spa, then dine in style and savour Hermann Poll's culinary masterpieces." The guide also awards us 91 points and 3 forks.

A la carte

The A La Carte restaurant guide recently described Poll's Kaiserterrasse as a 'remarkable establishment with an outstanding menu' and awarded it 78 points.

The guide concluded that 'the famous lakeside terrace in the heart of St. Wolfgang is a first-rate tourist draw. The picture-postcard lake views can also been enjoyed from the gourmet restaurant one floor up, where instead of cake and schnitzel, diners can enjoy more refined fare, such as rose veal sweetbreads with cabbage and potato, black-feathered chicken with morels, wild garlic, broad beans and goose liver rice, or alm ox with ox cheek ravioli, cream of parsley and root vegetables. Other triumphs include the tender saddle of lamb, served with sauce béarnaise, asparagus, sliced potatoes and radishes, and the 'Rössling' char from the hotel's own fishing waters, served with creamed potatoes and carrots. The wine cellar has its charms, too, with some 300 bottles.'

Rising Star of the Year: Hermann Poll

In 2022, our head chef Hermann Poll received the following rave review from Der Große Restaurant & Hotel Guide: "While traditions are preserved at the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl, it boasts a highly contemporay culinary concept. Head chef Hermann Poll makes sure of that. Besides Austrian delicacies and specialties from the hotel's own fish farm, he creates cuisine that knows no culinary boundaries, where he can exercise his creativity to the full and refine his immense talent." Voted Rising Star 2022.

The Hotel Im Weissen Rössl has been awarded 3 cooking spoons

2020 by the Schlemmer Atlas for its excellence.

A-List: Best of Austria

The Hotel Im Weissen Rössl is on the A-list: Best of Austria. Under head chef Hermann Poll, the Fischhütte, Poll's Kaiserterrasse and the Seerestaurant all rank among Austria's 'top 10 waterside restaurants'.

Your go-to for excellent coffee

"The Hotel Im Weissen Rössl is a St. Wolfgang institution. At this traditional hotel, with three restaurants and the Rösslerei café, they know good coffee. Home-made chocolates and cakes are also served here." This is our mention in the Falstaff Café Guide 2016. The guide also awarded us 85 points and 2 cups in testament to our excellence.

A woman taking a selfie on her balcony, with Lake Wolfgang behind her.

But we haven't just been bringing in the awards for our food; we've also won serious plaudits for our sleeping experience, sustainability and staff wellbeing.

Employer Award: feedback welcome!

The Hotel im Weissen Rössl, a Romantik hotel on Lake Wolfgang, was honestly rated by its 120 employees when they filled out the online questionnaire for the HOGASTJOB Employer Award. Manager Gudrun Peter doesn't just look for praise in their answers; she also encourages constructive criticism, as this provides a basis for improvement as an employer. "We shouldn't be afraid of feedback from our employees any more than feedback from our guests," she says. "We can learn from both. The same idea applies here: you can't please everyone, but you can optimise what you're doing. Our job is to make people happy, and it doesn't matter whether those people are guests or employees. And when we make our employees happy, they help us make the guests happy, too."

A fantastic night's sleep with the Green Electromagnetics Seal of Approval

We all want to sleep well, especially when we're on holiday.

At the Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl on Lake Wolfgang, a great night's sleep comes with expert assurance!

On 13 November 2014, the EVA Gala for Electromagnetic Healthcare took place for the first time in the impressive setting of the Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl on Lake Wolfgang. In the presence of leading figures from politics, science and culture, the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl was awarded the coveted Green Electromagnetics seal of approval. This is awarded to companies that have optimised their operations according to the latest scientific findings in electrosmog research and the MDP standards established by the Dr Elisabeth Plank Institute in Hamburg. The Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl has created an atmosphere that helps especially sensitive and electrosensitive people get a deep and restful night's sleep, setting them up perfectly for regeneration and newfound vitality.

What are you waiting for? The Hotel im Weissen Rössl's multiple awards attest to its excellence as a holiday destination.

Send us a no-obligation enquiry today or book online and start looking forward to a very special holiday at the Romantik Hotel im Weissen Rössl on Lake Wolfgang.