The restaurant at Hotel Wiesenhof
The dining areas at the Hotel Wiesenhof are extremely well thought out, smart without being intimidating for families and accommodating. There's a large Cookoo's Nest snuggery lined in pinewood suitable for families with children, the Achensee snuggery with a huge table for large family parties and two dining booths; the porcelain room with a view over the lake; and the main restaurant with views of the lake or mountains plus a fireplace lounge where dogs are permitted. With walls of windows and ceiling mirrors the whole place has a feeling of space and light.
Guests at Hotel Wiesenhof are led to believe that they are booked for breakfast and evening meal. Not so! Breakfast is as much or as little as you want it to be, and healthy. With a selection of juices on tap – or you can make your own carrot or orange – plus a range of teas and coffee you are spoilt for choice with fruit, freshly baked bread and homemade jams and marmalades, cheese and ham sliced to order, eggs cooked as you'd like them. Plus there are all types of cereal should that be your children's favourites.
Breakfast is served from 7.30 to 10am (with a late risers' breakfast served for the next two hours in the lounge) and if that hasn't set you up for the day there's a buffet lunch of soup and salads to be eaten in the bar. And, if you can't wait for dinner there's the vitality snack buffet with breads and spreads and delicious cakes from 3.00 to 5.00pm!
Dinner is served from 6.30 to 8.00pm so convenient for children. Starters from the buffet include a comprehensive selection that should please anyone. This is followed by soup and then the main course which you selected from four choices at breakfast. However if none of these is to your taste the chef will prepare something that is and he's happy to accommodate any dietary requirements and smaller meals for children. If you have the room, there's a choice of dessert too!
I had a table overlooking the lake (you have the same one each day) and, although I am lactose intolerant and don't eat red meat, I found it easy to choose a mouth-watering supper each evening.
This is a family-run hotel and Johannes and Alexandra Entner welcome families with children of all ages into the restaurant. When I was there offspring ranged from a very new baby to teens and those in between.
One this is certain – you'll never feel hungry at Hotel Wiesenhof and fortunatly you can exercise off any excess calories in the pool, gym or the seasonal sports on offer!
PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
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