Our history, our philosophy
The house or property at Bahnhofstrasse 31/3 or today Seehalde 14 was built in 1898/99. It was run as a train station restaurant with its own butcher's shop. In 1927 the house came into the possession of our family and was run by our great-grandfather and built up bit by bit with a lot of love and dedication.
Our inn called "Torkel" has been around since 1970. But why Torkel? Back then, our father thought that in a hotel with the name of a train station restaurant one would rather not spend a nice vacation or dine and so he came up with the wonderful idea of renaming the house "Gasthof zum Torkel". A torkel is another name for a wine press. One of the last of its kind is also here in Nonnenhorn on Conrad-Forster-Straße and can be viewed there.
After 4 months of renovation and sometimes even completely new construction in all directions, we could start. The hosts Anneliese and Georg Stoppel have lovingly modernized the inn over the years. In 2008 there was a generation change: the brothers Alexander and Georg Stoppel took over the management of the Torkel and have been running the family business together ever since. In 2010, the two of them committed themselves to transforming the 2-star establishment into a 4-star location. Years of renovations, passion and sweat later, we were awarded the 4th star in 2018 and even the addition "S", i.e. superior, in 2020. Our next destination? We'll see 🙂!
We are driven by the philosophy of seeing our guests as friends and leaving lasting memories of the Hotel Restaurant Spa Torkel with them. We wish you an unforgettable stay with us!
Your Stoppel family