Villach is the seventh largest city in Austria and the second largest in Carinthia – federal state in Austria. If you never thought of stopping in Villach, the city is actually an ideal place to explore the famous Woerthersee in Carinthia.
We started our Christmas market tour in Villach and staid at the Romantik Hotel Post for one night. The location of the Romantik Hotel Post was exactly in the middle of the Villach Christmas market and its happening.
Romantik Hotel Post lies on the main street / square (Hauptplatz) in Villach. We could say that the building, where the hotel is situated nowadays, represents a big part of city’s history, as it was build right in the beginning of the 16th century. The building was not always a hotel – until 1629 it was a city palace and later on even a guest house with a post office. Ever since 1850, the building is a hotel. In fact, its hotel management tradition is going to celebrate its 165th anniversary next year (2015) – amazing achievement for sure!
Whenever we travel by car, our priority for accommodations is having free parking. Even though the Romantik Hotel Post can be found in the historical city center, it has its own private parking place, which is completely free for their guests. It is a little bit tricky to find it, but with the help of a receptionist or locals, you will be fine.
The rooms in Romantik Hotel Post are spacious and regarding to its rich history and tradition, the interior could hardly be more suitable – rich, traditional and vintage. The rooms are reachable threw a long corridor, which can take us back in time easily. It is not hard to imagine all the eminent guests staying in the hotel threw centuries – emperor Charles V., archduke Charles II., King Henry III, archduchess Margaret Habsburg, Greek queen Amelie, heir to the throne of Franc Joseph, nephew off Napoleon Bonaparte, archduke and heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand. They all did spend at least one night in this building and who knows, maybe people will also talk about our stay one day 😉
The hotel room has breakfast included in the price, but if you are here in the evening, you will not be sorry if visiting hotel’s restaurant. Go for the local food – we recommend you the Carinthia noodles, filled with potato and cheese. I am still dreaming about them, as they were delicious!
Romantik Hotel Post is perfect for everyone who is not afraid to spend a little bit more for a better service. The room price does not include breakfast only, but as well free parking, wi-fi and saunas. Not to mention, you will be spending a night in a hotel, with an amazing history and story. If the walls could talk…