I came to Merano a couple of days ahead of my husband, so stayed in a smaller back-facing room the first two nights. For one person it was fine. The view still included the high mountains that are so breathtaking in that direction. However, I sensed this room would be uncomfortably small for the two of us, and the bathroom was cramped as well, particularly the shower stall. I asked about a better room and it was only 20€ more for the better room category, more than worth it! We faced the river, had a lovely balcony as seen in photos of the hotel, and much nicer bathroom in addition to larger, more luxurious room. The room I had for myself cost 115€ but was to be higher with double occupancy. The particular room was in a funky modern style with lots of mirrors and red retro furnishings, as seen in one of the photos on this website, The new one was more traditional but still very modern, lots of wood and tons of storage space in all forms. Bedding was comfortable though we favor the European style anyway (firm).
We did have great difficulty with the spotty Internet so basically gave up and used the computer in the lobby, which wasn't a whole lot more reliable either.
The staff was very nice though not all speak English. They would fetch someone who does when my broken Span-Italian didn't make the grade.
In either case, the breakfast was included and it was one of those stupendous European buffets with enough great food to count for breakfast and lunch together. What we'd spend on even a modest breakfast and our morning espressos outside the hotel, the inclusion of the buffet factored in make the deal much sweeter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The family-run hotel in perfect location, right in the heart of Merano and surroundings. The one and only hotel on the promenade along the river, just in front of the thermal bath and close to the shopping area and the gardens of Trauttmansdorff castle. We consider that our hotel has to be full of life! Spectacular designed suites, a seductive cuisine and our familiar service, in combination with our famous holiday packages and the thrilling events, are trendsetting and make you desirous of exceptional vacation. ... more less
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