Imperial-style holidays

Hotel Villa Seilern in Bad Ischl – the historic hotel in Austria for imperial holidays in the Salzkammergut

Already in the 19th Century, Emperor Franz Joseph I and his Sisi spent their summers in Bad Ischl. Inspired by the imperial couple, you too can indulge in imperial pampering in the stylish and exclusive ambience of Villa Seilern – the historic hotel in Bad Ischl. The flair of the imperial era is still noticeable in the classicist villa built in 1881.

Today, the Villa Seilern Vital Resort hotel is the centrepiece of a unique world of peace and well-being.

Our historic hotel is wonderfully located in the centre of the dreamy imperial city of Bad Ischl – the heart of the Salzkammergut.

Attentive service, loving hospitality and the majestic ambience make our hotel guests feel as if they were living in the times of the emperor.

Surely a safe and relaxing holiday

Since 5 March, the 3G (fully vaccinated, recovered or tested) rule also applies to our hotel. In our health hotel, hygiene and safety standards will generally remain very high.

You can find out more about this under „Safety & Hygiene Measures“.

In our health hotel, hygiene and safety standards have always been extremely high. Nevertheless, our team is continuously in close contact with experts and authorities to further optimise measures ensuring that your stay with us is safe.

Book free of risk:

If you are demonstrably unable to start your planned holiday due to illness, we offer free cancellation or the opportunity to change your booking. The generally applicable cancellation policy for the hotel industry can be found here.

Cancellation policy until 31 March: Free cancellation up to seven days before arrival.

(Depending on the development of the current situation, we reserve the right to make changes.)

The imperial history of Villa Seilern​

Emperor Franz Joseph I and his Sisi already appreciated the beauty of Bad Ischl. Therefore, they spent their summers in this idyllic town. It was “in style” to own a summer residence in Bad Ischl. Therefore, on 11 June 1881, Elisabeth, Countess of Seilern and Aspang, decided to have a villa built in Bad Ischl.

Soon, the classicist Villa Seilern became a social and cultural venue – a location where many high-ranking personalities indulged in the good life.

Our awards:

We are proud of our many awards. Especially those that are awarded by the satisfaction of our guests. It encourages us to continuously further develop to provide our guests with many more imperial holiday experiences.

Villa Seilern Vital Resort – 4-star plus hotel in the Salzkammergut

The imperial flair of the historic Villa Seilern hotel ensures unique holiday moments like in imperial times. Here, a symbiosis of culture, tradition, modern lifestyle, health and well-being can be found for the body and soul.

With the imperial ambience, the cuisine distinguished with the “Green Hat” award, the exclusive spa area, the in-house health centre and the heart-warming hospitality, our hotel is a true holiday oasis in Bad Ischl.

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Spacious feel-good rooms​

In the stylish and individually designed rooms and suites of Villa Seilern, you yourself feel like an emperor. Loving details and modern elegance in combination with traditional comfort merge into a magical whole. The spacious windows open a magnificent panorama over the imperial city. Artistic details recount the wonderful traditions and culture of the region.

The imperial empire of dreams

Regardless of if you would like to spend your holidays in our tastefully furnished feel-good double room, which is flooded with light, in the comfortable and elegantly designed junior suite, in the spacious panorama suite with a gorgeous view, or in a modern single room – all with a spacious balcony –, staying in one of our feel-good rooms is, simply said, fantastically beautiful.

  • Feel-good double room
    approx. 37m² room with a balcony
  • Feel-good junior suite
    approx. 50m² suite with a balcony
  • Feel-good panorama suite
    approx. 58m² suite with a balcony
  • Feel-good single rooms
    approx. 32m² room with a balcony
Dine like an emperor

Your culinary journey of exploration through the delicious world of Villa Seilern’s cuisine starts at our historical restaurant area. Here, we will present you our balanced and delightful taste creations.

The highest demand we place upon ourselves is to pamper our guests in imperial style. Naturally, this is also reflected in the exquisite foods we serve to you. Our cuisine has been awarded with the “Grüne Haube” (“Green Hat”) eight times in succession already!

High-quality natural cuisine

The appealing aromas of our high-quality natural cuisine with its use of regional ingredients and fresh herbs from our herbal garden will stimulate your sense of smell. Delicious gourmet menus and our “Green Hat” menu that alternates on a daily basis will delight your palate.

The high-quality standards of the “Green Hat” cuisine served at Villa Seilern can naturally be found in the extensive breakfast buffet with late riser breakfast and in the elegant gourmet dinner.

“Grüne Haube” (“Green Hat”) award

Having received annual “Green Hat” awards since 2013, which among other things stand for high-quality regional natural cuisine, is an extraordinary honour for our gourmet hotel.

For foods belonging to the “Green Hat” cuisine, wholesome natural ingredients deriving from organic production are used, which predominately originate from the region and correspond to the current season.

Your “Green Hat” menu can already be chosen during breakfast.


Emperor Franz Joseph I and his Sisi already appreciated the idyllic town of Bad Ischl and spent their summer holidays here.

Our fabulous spa area – the luxury of tranquillity

If you want to relax, you will find a majestic 800m² oasis of well-being at Villa Seilern. Our spa area enchants all tranquillity-seeking hotel guests not only with its exclusive atmosphere, but also with the numerous relaxation possibilities.

Wellness enjoyment and oasis of peace​

The spacious indoor pool with eight massage loungers and two jet streams, the cosily warm whirlpool, the exclusive relaxation room “living room” with heated stone loungers and the sunny lawn in the warm season provide pure relaxation.

Magnificent sauna paradise

Our wonderful sauna paradise awaits you with four different saunas – such the microsalt sauna, an infrared cabin and a refreshing sauna courtyard to cool off.

In-house health centre

At our in-house health centre, Villa Seilern has “Merkur Health” at its side, a specialist of the highest quality who takes care of your physical and mental well-being with individual feel-good treatments.

Villa Seilern beauty salon

In the feel-good ambience of our in-house beauty salon, guests and visitors enjoy their natural beauty. Here you can experience soothing beauty treatments with high-quality natural cosmetics from the brands Alpienne and Dr Grandel.

Hauseigener Beautysalon im 4 Sterne Superior Hotel Bad Ischl – Villa Seilern Vital Resort – Hotel im Salzkammergut
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The majestic Salzkammergut with its extensive, picturesque landscape, its pure mountain air and its peaceful atmosphere has always been a region to gather new strength.

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Panorama suite
Dining rooms
Wellness area
Information, contact and arrival

Villa Seilern Vital Resort

Tänzlgasse 11
4820 Bad Ischl
Telephone: +43 (0) 6132/24132
Fax: Ext. 160

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47.71109°N, 13.61622°E

Questions, concerns and holiday requests

For questions, concerns or holiday enquiries, we can be reached by phone at +43 (0) 6132/24132 or via e-mail at

You are also welcome to send us a holiday enquiry via our contact form.

Villa Seilern Betriebsurlaub

Liebe Gäste! Wir befinden uns über die Weihnachtsfeiertage auf Betriebsurlaub. Der letzte Abreisetag ist Sonntag,
der 18. Dezember 2022. Unser Vital Resort ist rechtzeitig zu den Silvesterfeierlichkeiten wieder geöffnet.
Erster Anreisetag ist Dienstag, der 27. Dezember 2022.

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