eine Dame mit Koffer vor der Villa Antoinette illustriert

KÜSS DIE HAND UND G’SCHAMSTER DIENER!*

IN THE HEADY DAYS OF EARLY 20TH CENTURY AUSTRIA, A SUMMER RETREAT IN THE MOUNTAINS WAS VERY MUCH EN VOGUE FOR VIENNA’S WELL-TO-DO. IT WAS A CHANCE TO LEAVE BEHIND THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THE CITY AND TAKE AIR IN PICTURESQUE SEMMERING.

The tradition is now revived with this jewel of art nouveau imbued with the chic and charm of yesteryear. Voilà—(y)our Villa Antoinette!

CHACUN À SON GOÛT

This picturesque estate near the health resort town of Semmering is perfectly suited to meet a variety of pleasures. In principle, we will be happy to accommodate our guests with (almost) any request.

The only thing you will definitely find “set in stone” is the local historic railroad route. A little nostalgia that, in a certain way, is an indispensable part of the summer health spas.

*Let me kiss your hand. Delighted to be at your service!

Commanding view of pristine countryside

Blick auf die Antoinette
Blick auf die Antoinette

Inviting salon for high tea or after-dinner brandy & cigars

der Salon der Antoinette
Der Salon der Antoinette

Perfectly appointed for amuse-bouche and chateaubriand

die Küche der Antoinette
die Küche der Antoinette

Antoinette’s cosy nook for hearty morning fare

Stube Antoinette
Stube Antoinette

A plush carpet for quiet nightly ascents

Stiegenhaus Antoinette
Stiegenhaus Antoinette

Antoinette’s favorite apple tree

Obstgarten Antoinette
Obstgarten Antoinette

Breathtaking landscape everywhere you look

Ausblick von der Antoinette in die Berge
Ausblick von der Antoinette in die Berge

Die schneebedeckte Villa Antoinette
Die schneebedeckte Villa Antoinette

À table!

Abendessen in der Villa Antoinette
Abendessen in der Villa Antoinette

Bon appétit, mes amis!

Frühstück in der Antoinette
Frühstück in der Antoinette

Cosy fire to stoke the evening ambience

der Kamin der Antoinette
der Kamin der Antoinette

The garden lights create a unique atmosphere

Die Villa Antoinette bei Nacht
Die Villa Antoinette bei Nacht
der kleine Icon zur Villa, ist ein Kreis in Mintgrün mit Ornamenten

THE VILLA

eine optische Trennung der Überschrift vom Textkörper, zwei Linien übereinander

To transform a humble mountain lodge from 1912 into a jewel of the modern era, it takes three things: a keen sense of style, old-school manners and kid gloves. Being the gentlemen we are, we spent months brooding over paint samples and fabric swatches while pondering the finer points of each wall covering. Antoinette was enchanted.

Since autumn 2015, our Grande Dame is open for a select group of vacationers who will instantly appreciate her nonchalance. Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring, the villa is fitted with every conceivable comfort.

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eine Dame steht an einer Säule und im Hintergrund sind Luftschiffe am Himmel zu sehen. Blasse Farben und feine Linien.

UNWIND THE TIME

A HOSTESS OF WORLDLY SOPHISTICATION, ANTOINETTE INSISTED ON RESTFUL MATTRESSES, FLUFFY DOWN-FILLED DUVETS, AND OF COURSE NOW HOT & COLD WATER. WE HAVE TAKEN ALL EFFORTS TO EXPAND HER DEFINITION OF COMFORT.

So in the process, it comes as no surprise that our retro approach must sometimes meet modern realities. For indeed, what would a modern-day traveller be without the indispensable comforts of heated flooring and comprehensive telecommunications facilities? A lot less relaxed—that much is certain!

NOSTALGIC INSIGHTS AND OUTLOOKS

Your eyes will go on a journey through time. It begins with the view from the window—one that, miraculously, has remained unchanged since 1912. And of course, the interior décor remains also true to that era. Each piece of furniture, each objet, has a story of its own to tell. Indeed, even our water closets have their own enchanting atmosphere—one that may raise a delicate blush on our lady’s cheeks.

Majestic bedroom furnishings in “The Antoinette Suite”

Das Schlafzimmer Antoinette im Jugendstil
Das Schlafzimmer Antoinette im Jugendstil

Spacious privacy in the ensuite bathroom

Das Badezimmer des Zimmers Antoinette im Jugendstil
Das Badezimmer des Zimmers Antoinette im Jugendstil

Wake up fully refreshed in “The Arthur”

Das Zimmer Arthur im Jugendstil
Das Zimmer Arthur im Jugendstil

Stylish Flirtations in “The Arthur”

Zimmer Arthur
Zimmer Arthur

Clarity of mind from the aesthetics of the reading room

Bild des Lesezimmers
Bild des Lesezimmers

Ultramodern comfort and convenience for your morning toilette

Bild des Seerosenbads
Bild des Seerosenbads

The coquettish style in the bathroom is utterly charmante

Bild der Toilette mit der Luftschifftapete
Bild der Toilette mit der Luftschifftapete

Sweet dreams in “The Sigmund”

Das Zimmer Sigmund im Jugendstil
Das Zimmer Sigmund im Jugendstil

Notes of romance in “The Gustav”

Das Zimmer Gustav im Jugendstil
Das Zimmer Gustav im Jugendstil
ein Kreis mit einer Himbeere in der Mitte, ähnelt einer Blüte oder Kissen.

THE LODGINGS

der optische Trenner zwischen Überschrift und Textkörper

Villa Antoinette’s six guest rooms will delight seekers of relaxation with significant features of the past and modern eras. In addition to the master suite and the other bed chambers, the reading room may be re-arranged for overnight stays. The private balconies are also perfect for early morning exercise. Then again, the crystal-clean air of the Villa’s 900-meter elevation, even if only taken through an open window, can also prove to be remarkably invigorating.

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eine Dame in weitem Kleid auf Stöckelschuhen berührt mit ihrer Hand das Fenster und im Hintergrund sind Fische auf der Wand zu erkennen.

DELIGHT FOR BODY
AND MIND

IN THE MIDDLE OF A MANICURED GARDEN IS A THERMAL BATH HOUSE DEDICATED TO YOUR PHYSICAL WELL-BEING. PRETTY AND FRIVOLOUS—JUST AS THE LADY LIKES IT.

As a health resort, Semmering was once known for its strengthening cold water therapies. We preserve this practice through our plunge pool, located in the wellness area. Otherwise, we also recommend heat-based applications in both the Finnish and Turkish traditions.

AU NATUREL

At Villa Antoinette, one can also bask amidst the tranquil nature of the surrounding Semmering hills unburdened by clothing. The immense panoramic windows allow your gaze to wander and your spirit to soar. And if your soul needs to drift even further afield, then the Bath House converts into your own private cinema. From the comfort of the chaises longues, the whole world can open up to you.

Warm summer evenings beneath starry skies

Der Whirlpool der Villa Antoinette
Der Whirlpool der Villa Antoinette

Traditional grooming in modern day setting

Das Bad der Villa Antoinette
Das Bad der Villa Antoinette

Finnish sauna with view

Der Salon der Antoinette
Der Salon der Antoinette

Sweating the Ottoman way

Das Dampfbad der Antoinette
Das Dampfbad der Antoinette

Comfortable canapé for rest and contemplation

Das Sofa der Antoinette
Das Sofa der Antoinette

Cinematic delights from yesteryear

Im Kino der Villa Antoinette
Im Kino der Villa Antoinette
der achteckige Icon zum Badehaus, stellt ein Sternornament in Dunkelbraun auf blauem Untergrund dar.

THE BATH HOUSE

der optische Trenner von Überschrift zu Textkörper

In former times, the renowned creator of thermal spa therapies, Herr Doktor Franz Hansy, worked and influenced the Semmering area. We are yet to establish if Antoinette would have had a particular weakness for him and his cures.

However, we were able to gain her consent to create a complete luxurious and pampering sanatorium—despite its trim size. In this respect, we intentionally chose to let the zeitgeist of the time guide our architectural way. For indeed, Herr Dr. Hansy is also rumoured to have been a man of foresight and innovation.

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in blassen Farben illustriert, sieht man einen Tunnel der in eine Brücke führt und im Hintergrund eine Berglandschaft mit Bäumen am Tag.

PERHAPS A LITTLE SOMETHING MORE?

MANY OF THE VISITORS TO SEMMERING WHILE AWAY THE HOURS WITH SCINTILLATING CONVERSATION, UPLIFTING LITERATURE OR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. WITH RESPECT TO THE LATTER, ANTOINETTE IS PLEASED TO PRESENT YOU WITH THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:

ein in schwarz-transparent illustrierter Wanderer erklimmt einen Berg in kurzen Hosen, mit Hut und Wanderstock.

EXCURSIONS &
HIKING TOURS

Some guests may begin their hike right from the front door step. Others enjoy an unhurried stroll through the neighbouring resort town. While indeed others prefer to take a drive to an attractive destination in the immediate vicinity. Whatever your preference, Villa Antoinette is an ideal point of departure for leisurely activities.

ein in schwarz-weiss illustrierter Skitourengeher

SUMMER &
WINTER SPORTS

In summer you could take a bicycle tour through the Breitensteiner Valley or hit some balls on Austria’s oldest golf course. Winter is the time for tobogganers, downhill and cross-country skiers to enjoy the deep snow on the Zauberberg hillside. Unless of course, you have been prescribed rest.

ein Pärchen, dass sich an einem Tisch bei einem romantischen Dinner unterhält.

CULTURE &
CUISINE

In the past, children needing to “put a bit of meat back on their bones” were sent to Semmering. Today travellers flock to the region for its culinary delights. For instance at Looshaus or Am Pogusch. The hunger for culture can be satisfied with the Reichenauer Theatre Festival and of course other diversions found in the neighbouring cities of Vienna and Graz.