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Hotel Rimmele
Schlossweg 6, 39019 Tirolo, Italy   |  
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Ranked #3 of 30 Tirolo B&B and Inns
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We have been to this hotel a number of times but this visit was our first time with our 19month old son it was his first holiday and knowing the hotel well we knew it would be perfect and it was :) I would recommend it to anyone :) and our lil man gives it the thumbs up too :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This was our 6th stay in this hotel during the last 16 years. Despite what some have said we love it. There are things that aren’t perfect, but we believe it is very good value for money. It isn’t cheap, but you do get what you pay for.
The rooms are similar and we have stayed in all the different types over the years. The rooms are over 4 floors - Reception is on 4th floor, the terrace and breakfast area is on 5th floor. You go down to the 1st floor for the pool, garden etc. All the rooms face south and have views over the hillside down to Meran. This time we had a room on the 3rd floor and the views are better than the lower floors. There is a good breakfast and since we last came they have introduced afternoon food (2.30-5.00), which isn’t extensive, but includes something hot as well as salad then fruit and small cakes and really fills the gap before the evening meal. You need to choose some dishes, including the main the evening before. We like the food and the quality and the presentation. 1\2 litre of water is 3.20, 0.4l beer 5.00 and local wine around 23.00 (all euros).
Some parts are a little tired - the steam room and showers, the exterior paintwork and the sun beds. I think they have always lacked having a decent place to meet for pre and after dinner drinks and a good central bar area would really make a difference. The temperature this year was high and we missed the air conditioning that we have had in other hotels. All the staff work very hard and we found them very friendly and professional.
The position of the hotel within the village is great and the area is great. This is a dual language place (German/Italian) we have a little understanding of German, the staff are helpful though and some have a knowledge of English, but we like trying to get by as well as enjoying working out from the menu what were are going to have! We went with our Daughter, her partner and our Grandson (19 months) and the Hotel were very accommodating. A bonus for us is again that there aren’t many (if any) Brits here, which really then feels more of a break. We are just surprised that more don’t come as the walks and the area are brilliant. We fly to Verona and prebook a hire car (2 hour drive). We have flown into Milan previously. We have also driven (750 miles from Calais)with a stopover on the way and on the way back. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: All rooms have a great view, but floor 3 or 4 are best
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

We went to the Rimmele for a short family vacation. Originally, we wanted to stay in an apartment or bed and breakfast but it was difficult to find something on short notice. Since the hotel Rimmele appears in tripadvisor.com as "B&B", we tried - even though pictures on the hotel webpage showed rather a hotel than B&B - and were lucky that they had available rooms.

It must be clearly said here that the Rimmele is definitely not a "B&B", even though you can opt for breakfast only. It's a rather posh hotel with mostly half-board guests, pool and wellness area. So if you search for a budget place to stay or a romantic hide-away, forget it.

Summary about the hotel quality:

The location is definitely great, in the middle of "Dorf Tirol" (not Merano!). It's a steep climb from Merano, so better go by car or take a bus. But for hiking and walking through the vineyards, it's very central.

The hotel itself has its charm but is somewhere stuck between chalet style and conservatory atmosphere. The rooms are ok, rather outdated and could use a refurbishing. The carpet was dirty and the bathroom cold. Upside: nice pool (indoors and outdoors) and garden with wellness facilities.

Now, in our opinion the problem is that the hotel tries to give itself the image of a luxury resort. You will find everywhere references to "star kitchen", or "star chef", luxury hotel, etc. while it is at most average level. We distinctively disagree with the earlier reviews that mention excellent food or outstanding quality of the served dishes. Anybody who has eaten in Italy before will be disappointed. From 5 dishes served for dinner (3/4 pension), at least 4 were bad (best was the salad buffet). Here some examples:
- Mozzarella (which was served as a starter with tomatoes) tasted like nothing, was cut from a huge block (supermarket quality "Galbani")
- At the pasta buffet (highly advertised by the hotel), they served pasta that was pre-cooked, cold and that they dumped into hot water prior to serving (scandal for Italy, where the pasta is always freshly cooked)!!! The seafood was 100% frozen and the mussels tasted old (why would they even serve seafood in the mountains?).
- The panna cotta for desert had the consistency of gummi bears and did not taste at all.
- Fish sticks with French fries from the kids menu were simply disgusting.

Many people all around us made fun of the dishes and their taste as well. So the food is definitely to be avoided. Even though they only reimburse you 12€ if you don't eat there at night, we would take that money and go to dine elsewhere in one of the many authentic south Tyrolean restaurants with Knödel and other delicious things. In general, the hotel should focus much more on local food than trying to be a high class Italian restaurant. Apart from the ridiculously small portions, nothing there was gourmet-like or even close to a restaurant with a Michelin star (in terms of food quality and service).

Other points:

- No Wi-Fi or internet connection in the rooms (in the entrance hall against fee)
+ Free parking
- Service could be much more cordial, they do not make you feel welcome too much
- Recommendations on walking distances etc. were wrong or given without motivation

In the end, we paid about 100€ per person and night, which we found definitely overpriced for the delivered quality and service. If we are to return to Merano, we would probably stay there with breakfast only or look for something cheaper in the area.

Room Tip: All rooms are on the same side, all with great view over the valley.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Rimmele

Address: Schlossweg 6, 39019 Tirolo, Italy
Location: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > South Tyrol Province > Tirolo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Tirolo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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