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Hotel Elephant

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Certificate of Excellence


#8 of 36 hotels in Bressanone
Certificate of Excellence
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
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Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
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Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Spending three nights at this wonderful hotel that has an interesting story regarding how it was named the elephant hotel. The rooms are charming and large with views of gardens. There is a wonderful dining room for breakfast and an exquisite dining room for dinner. The front
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We went with a tour and stayed there 3 nights and a fourth on our own. Benjamin and Pamela were so helpful. They gave us suggestions on what to do, and helped us with train and bus schedules. The inn is very nicely decorated. The breakfast buffet is plentiful with lots of
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Stayed here for 2 nights in a junior suite. Staff were all very friendly & helpful especially Benjamin. Every wall, corner etc is full of antiques, frescoes, wall painting etc. Right in the centre with a beautiful garden & a swimming pool, what more can you ask for?
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I had the pleasure of staying at Hotel Elephant. We have been in many hotels during our 3 weeks in Italy and Hotel Elephant has been the best . We had a corner room that was very spacious with a desk and table . A corner bench seat and a small dining table with 2 chairs . The
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The hotel is a well protected estate, in a a very beautiful historic building. It has exquisite interiors. Professional, responsive and friendly team took very good care of us. Especially the team at the reception and the restaurant is outstanding. I would like to stay here,
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$217 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
elephant hotel bressanone
ItalyTrentino-Alto AdigeProvince of South TyrolBressanone
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