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Graz, Austria
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The hotel is a luxurious place to stay at, with an excellent restaurant. The whole set up is decorated in a tasteful old fashioned way with fine furniture. There is an open-air swimimming pool in an large park garden and the centre of Bressanone is up the street, with its historical monuments and commercial places. It is worth mentioning that... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Very friendly staff, large room ( we got lucky, we were upgraded), great breakfast and dinner at the restaurant, I travelled alone with 2 kids (2+5y), the hotel was not really intended for kids but it worked out fine and the garden - it is huge and lovely, with a nice pool and lovely flowers. The story behind the naming... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Pros: central location but very quiet, extremely comfortable beds (firm, wide, long), excellent restaurant with terrace dining, very large park garden with pool, flowers, lounge chairs and views of the surrounding mountains, outstanding service. Cons: terrible Wi-Fi (slow; signal barely reached inside my room). Rooms are a tad old-fashioned and could use upgrading (more electric plugs); bathroom is tiny and... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel more than once when visited South Tyrol. It central hotel with fascinating history. The rooms in the main building are the best. Rooms across the way are not the same as those in the main building but you get the private gardens.!when you make your booking it would make a lot of sense to enquire... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The hotel is easy to find, there is a big parking area just behind the building (fee 9 Euros a day). It is a historic and beautiful building, more than 500 years back, yet totally adapted to contemporary needs. Great attention and good taste is payed to every detail- that gives it a great ambience for well-being. Even the most... More 

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Kitzbuhel, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

This hotel has been open for over 450 years and we have family members that have stayed here going back at least 100 years ago. We love staying here as it is beautiful and old world. The suites are beautifully furnished and welcoming. The restaurant is fabulous and is highly rated by Michelin. Even if we do not stay here... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

On our last days in Italy we travelled through Southtyrol to hike in the mountains. We stayed in this remarkable historic hotel. We had a nice big room that was always very clean, friendly staff and very quiet. Maybe the breakfast could have been a bit more satisfying but thats just pecking on high levels.

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München
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

My Mother comes here since 20 years and always tells me how wonderful this hotel is. So this year I had the chance to come here and I have to say that my high expectations where by far exceeded. Especially our dinner in the restaurant of the hotel was more than fantastic.

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Calvia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

Dinning in this hotel is one to remember, I had dinner there last year and returned this year for an aperitif.. This hotel is for fine dinning the service of this hotel is very good the attention to detail is first class.. I hope one day to be able to stay with them. I would recommend it to anyone that... More 

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Almaty
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Very polite people, it was very unusual to find a dog there but it was cute. The restaurant is very expensive but breakfast is awesome. I will never forget how delicious it was. It's an "old" house, built in 1553 and you can feel it. Fruits everywhere for free, quick service but slow wi-fi. I could even say no wi-fi.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Elephant

Address: Via Rio Bianco 4, 39042, Bressanone, Italy
Location: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of South Tyrol > Bressanone
Price Range: $182 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Elephant 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Elephant Hotel Bressanone
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Bressanone
#4 Luxury Hotel in Bressanone
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bressanone
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