Whether you want to wake up to the sun glistening over the lake or hide out in the hinterlands with pastures as far as the eye can see, Lake Constance’s hotels satisfy every vacation desire.
Heinzler am See
The hotel terrace right by Lake Constance on a spring evening | © Heinzler am See
Located right by the lake with a grassy beach where guests are usually relaxing on sun loungers under the shade of trees, Heinzler am See is quite the upscale accommodation option. Apart from its double rooms, panorama and junior and panorama suites, all with a lake view, the hotel also has the Seehaus with seven exclusive apartments as well as the special penthouse suite. The hotel’s restaurant is also quite noteworthy with fine dining dishes prepared from local fish and meat as well as produce from local farmers and a list of excellent Bodensee wines.
A hotel that prides itself on being 100% organic, regional and sustainable, Biohotel Mohren reflects the environmentally conscious outlook of the whole Lake Constance
region. Located in the hinterlands in a small village with forests, pastures and farmhouses all around, Mohren offers a more local experience of Lake Constance. Rooms offer simple comfort at affordable prices and include a delicious organic breakfast and use of the spa. The hotel’s restaurant is also worth a special mention because of its excellent dishes
, especially the schnitzel (the best in Lake Constance) and the delicious local ice cream (sour cream ice cream) with a berry ragout for dessert.
Hotel Villa Seeschau
One of the beautiful, minimalist rooms | © Hotel Villa Seeschau
A beautiful villa overlooking the famous lake from its perched position surrounded by vineyards and blooming trees, Hotel Ville Seeschau is about a five-minute walk from the centre of Meersburg’s old town. A hotel that is reserved for adults only, guests can spend some time in the outdoor whirlpool with a view before heading to the terrace for some drinks or getting cosy by the fireplace and later, booking an Ayurvedic whole body oil massage. Most rooms have a balcony or terrace overlooking the water and romantic extras include rose petals on the bed, champagne and snacks as well as special sweet treats.
Schloss Hotel Wasserburg
A former castle-turned-hotel, the Schloss Hotel Wasseburg is located on a peninsula surrounded by Lake Constance complete with a view of the Alps
. After waking up in modern rooms with sea views, guests can stroll in the castle garden, go swimming at the castle’s own beach and lakeside terrace, have dinner at Restaurant Portner
by the open fire or at Fugger Lounge
with its distinct country charm. The panoramic terrace (which also has a winter garden right by the lake) is also a great place to relax and really take in the beauty of Lake Constance.
RIVA Das Hotel am Bodensee
Candles light up the beautiful hotel terrace | © RIVA Das Hotel am Bodensee
One of the most modern hotels you can find in Lake Constance, RIVA is housed in an impressive villa with a self-supporting spiral staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows, teak and white marble surfaces and muted colours. Overlooking the lake from its rooms, terraces and the rooftop pool, the hotel’s gastronomy options include everything from an exquisite breakfast buffet to an haute cuisine eight-course tasting menu. RIVA’s wine cabinet
in the lobby also boasts more than 3,500 bottles (including top European vintages as well as local wines) and wine tastings can be organized for small groups.
Steigenberger Insel Hotel
Located on a small private island right by Konstanz, the Steigenberger overlooks the water inside a former Dominican monastery turned modern hotel. About a three-minute stroll from the old town, the elegant rooms overlook the lake, garden or the city, while the spa is the place to relax by getting a massage. In terms of the cuisine, Steigenberger’s Seerestaurant serves up an excellent breakfast as well as lunch and dinner, each composed of local ingredients. During sunny weather, the lakeside terrace is the perfect place to enjoy Lake Constance views with some light fare.