Summer in Pertisau at Hotel Wiesenhof

publication date: Jul 23, 2012
author/source: Anne Coates
Wiesenhof - outdoor poolAs mentioned in the first review of Hotel Wiesenhof, the Entner family's motto is "arrive as a guest and leave as a friend" so when I was invited to return with my family, Olivia and Harriet, it did indeed feel as though we were arriving as friends. Everyone, it seemed, had heard about Harriet and was delighted to meet her!

It is one thing to review a family hotel on one's own – even for a seasoned travel journalist and parent – but quite another to have your family with you to put everything to the test. In fact everything exceeded expectations.

Having a two year old exploring the family room immediately made us aware of one attention to detail that was invaluable. Harriet locked herself in the loo, but within seconds we realised the door could be unlocked from the outside. A neat touch. The family room we occupied had a terrace rather than a balcony so no worries about falls and it was large enough to play games together there.

Our first two days were sunny so we made use of the "tunnel" to the outdoor pool at the next hotel which was really child friendly and situated near outdoor play area. We also used the indoor pool which, although the hotel was nearly full, never seemed to be over-occupied. Olivia made use of the gym every day and I had some relaxing times in the saunas and meditation room.

Wiesenhof - ice creamHarriet adored the children's playroom with the Wendy house – so much so that we had a hard time getting her to leave!

Sometimes meals with small children can be trying but the staff in the restaurant at Hotel Wiesenhof do their best to help you relax and enjoy the experience. Harriet was spoilt for choice with the huge range of starters and she usually shared whatever we were having as a main course. But deserts were hers - especially ice cream with smarties!

There's plenty to do within the hotel  and grounds which house the alpacas and lots to explore outside including:

  • Cable car to a restaurant with panoramic views
  • Two hour sail on Lake Achensee
  • Steam train ride
  • A visit to the Wiesenhof farm 

It was interesting to note that many of the hotel's guests return time and time again. Probably because everyone is made to feel so welcome.

PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

For more information on special family deals and rates visit the Hotel Wiesenhof website.