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Hotel Elephant

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Rio Bianco 4, 39042 Bressanone, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 33 hotels in Bressanone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014
Victoria B London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The hotel has belonged to the same family for eight generations. The result is attention to every conceivable detail, down to fresh roses on every surface and in our room, together with a daily bowl of fresh fruit. The tennis courts are immaculately kept as are the changing rooms and honesty bar around the swimming pool in the park. The... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

By far the best hotel in Bressanone. Service was great, very nice greeters. All the staff smiles at you and is very patient with you. Staff knows all about the town and the touristy spots. The rooms are very elegant and clean, as well as the bathrooms. The town that surrounds is very unique with a variety of restaurants and... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Numer One Hotel in Brixen - traditional and comfortable at the same time - inmid of the city - although quiet and peaceful - excellent service and food - ambiance chic and understatement, classy - beautiful and outstanding garden

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Innsbruck, Austria
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Hotel Elephant is a great hotel in the City of Brixen/Bressanone. It is nicely located and the staff is always friendly and helpful. The restaurant has a very fine selection of dishes, not too many choices, but the right ones.

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5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you want to be treated like a good friend rather then just a customer-then think of this nice, elegant and historic hotel. You might feel a bit like in the museum (but a very clean one :)) I don't remember a friendlier staff in any of the hotels visited worldwide (especially at the Reception). The owners are really hard... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

What a find was this delightful hotel in the Trento region of northern Italy. The rooms were lovely (smallish but not uncomfortably so) and the bathrooms immaculately clean and modern. The beds were comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. These staff know how to look after their guests - other hotels we visited could do well to send... More

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Excellent location, our room was in the annexe with balcony surrounded by well kept gardens, swimming pool and tennis courts. Refurbished room. Multi lingual staff. Secure onsite parking. Gourmet food and extensive wine list. Dogs accepted free of charge. Room very well furnished and comfortable . Great location Bressanone is a wonderful little town with great shops, cathedral and things... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Well, more Austrian than Italian. Tidy, clean, with a lot of history attached. The style is typical of mountain hotels with antiques and a penchant for finely sculpted wood angels. Of course the signature animal almost everywhere: in a glass cabinet hundreds of them display themselves but there are old frescoes and paintings on the same subject. There is wood... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We arrived by train from Rome and, after checking in, ate at the restaurant.; we were immediately impressed. Both the exterior and the interior of this hotel are charming. The staff was very helpful. The historic area is directly at hand. There is a pleasant walled garden across from the entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Beautiful Hotel Elephant, for its history, unique ambiance, gracious common rooms, striking / quality appointments, exquisite antiques, inviting stube, its excellent restaurant with beautifully prepared and served gourmet food and professional...yet warm with no stuffiness service should certainly be in a category all of its own! Staying at Hotel Elephant is an experience! There is a feel of the Grand... More

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Address: Via Rio Bianco 4, 39042 Bressanone, Italy
Location: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > South Tyrol Province > Bressanone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Elephant 4*
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Hotel Elephant: Stay in a hotel with a great history and distinctive characterIn 1550, King John of Portugal decided to give a “big” gift to the Emperor Maximilian II of Austria, so he purchased an elephant in India, shipped it to Genova, then planned to walk it to Austria. This giant elefant grew weary about the time it reached Bressanone and was stabled for weeks at the Villa Am Hohen Feld . Young and old came from far and wide to see this Elefant. The proprietor of the Villa was obviously a master at marketing: to maintain the fame of his establishment, he promptly renamed his hotel—you guessed it—the Elephant. A picture of the elephant was painted on the front of the building to commemorate the sensational event. But even without an elephant story this hotel is a winner with its old-fashioned charm. The sitting room, hallways, and dining rooms (three cozy rooms) incorporate antiques, museum-quality paintings, and magnificent paneling. The Elephant is also well known for its good food—fresh fruits come from the adjacent walled garden where you also find the swimming pool and an old home that has been converted into very nice bedrooms ... more   less 
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