Together with my wife, I had the pleasure to experience the hospitality of the employees and the owning family of the Hotel Castel for a full week in late autumn.
The hotel is located above Meran and offers a spectacular view into the valley and plenty of sun.
The places style is quite traditional and definitely top-notch. Coming to the centrepiece of it all, we would definitely say it's the dinner. Were else would you get an amazing dinner of a highly decorated chief, presented by knowledgable and friendly staff, in a nice atmosphere - every night? I will not get into any details, as it would be to hard to put into writing. It's just mind boggling. And the saying is, that if you go to the public restaurant in the hotel, they even add some more of all that glitter! Breakfast is as well served in the same room, and, of course, is outstanding as well.
Adding some words about the room - we treated ourself with a nice penthouse offering a Jacuzzi on the balcony which is very nice if the weather allows. Although there is absolutely nothing wrong with the room, this is probably the only thing you shouldn't have too high expectations to not be disappointed. The available room for storage is relatively limited and the overall impression is just not an obvious top range 5*. We got the impression our bed has already seen too many seasons and also the couch hasn't been inviting to sit there for long. Best will be to check out the pictures on their wesite, they are 100% accurate and decide for yourself.
Bathrooms are fine, but not highlight to write about. Maybe I've now written a bit too much about the room....they really are fine, but with a hotel perfect as the Castel, there is no other possibility to go into details.
Overall, we would immediately go again to enjoy truly amazing days!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Castel Italy/Tirolo
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 5* Hotel Castel guarantees all the required comforts and services in order to make you feel, as guests, perfectly at ease. A discreet service in an elegant and stylish ambience, the haut cuisine and the dream landscape are the adyllic frame of a relaxing break from everyday life. Whether you would like to relax yourself sorrounded by an exclusive atmosphere, or give yourself a wonderful thermal vacantion or just enjoy the enchanting view over Merano, you will be pampered by the regards and cares of the qualified team of the hotel.You are in the heart of south-tyrolean mountains. From the huge terrace you can enjoy a dream panorama on the Adige Valley and the city of Merano. All around you the enchanting mountains of South Tyrol. The beauties of nature wake up and come to life alrealdy in the early morning. A deep breath on the balcony of your room in order to taste and enjoy the sparkling morning air and the enchanting natural view: this is the perfect way to start a new relaxing day in South Tyrol.The best service is discreet, but it is able to satisfy every wish and request or doesn´t let them occur. The hostess Evelyn Dobitsch and the young host Daniel Dobitsch ensure that you have everything you need in order to feel completely at ease, like home. Even the kind cares of the personal of the hotel contribute to achieve this perfect condition of well-being of the guests.Chef Cerhard Wieser offers his guests an excellent haute cuisine. The two Michelin stars guarantee an absolut refinement of food and a sophisticated peculiarity of flavours. Chef Wieser serves both the restaurant of the hotel and the trenkerstube; both provide eclusive tastes in a stylish and elegant ambience.A thick network of hiking trails invites to discover and explore nature and the environment sorrounding the hotel. The „Carpe-Diem“ Spa of Hotel Castel offers pure wellness on a surface of 1.200 m². Here Cleopatra´s bath, the sauna, the Serail bath, the hamam, the precious stones bath and an heated outdoor pool are waiting for you. Nearby the hotel there are six golf courses. For convertibles and classic cars lovers are organized special tours, which the hotel is happy to suggest and recommend.44 refined rooms and suites with panoramic view and balcony. The furnishing is elegant – antique forniture and Verona marble bathrooms – and makes the ambience welcoming and warm, inviting to relaxation. Harmonic colours with lively contrasts delineate an unique styl. The interior design reflects the perfect combination between tradition and modernity. ... more less