We have just returned from a fabulous trip to Merano, which was made even better by our stay in the Park Hotel Mignon.
From the moment we arrived after a long transfer from Verona airport (around 2 hours) we were made to feel very welcome and immediately taken to our room by the receptionist. Upon opening the door we found a complementary bottle of wine, fruit and flowers.
The room itself was spacious, comfortable, air-conditioned (which was needed as the temperatures were in the mid 30's!) and had the best bathroom we have ever had (massive shower, separate bath and huge twin-sink).
The hotel grounds and facilities are amazing, a lovely pool area with sunbeds and towels provided, spa and peaceful sitting areas to relax. The hotel is only a short walk from the centre of Merano but felt so peaceful and quiet.
However the highlight of the day was the evening meal, six courses each night (eight for the tyrolean evening!) of quite superb food, beautifully presented and tasted just as good. Some of the best pasta I have ever eaten and I cannot remember not enjoying a single course for the ten nights we had. Breakfast was also excellent, freshly cooked eggs and a huge selection of meats, cheese, pastries etc..
The staff were always friendly and helpful (particularly when working out which buses to catch to do certain walks) and the service was always efficient and done with a smile!
Although Merano is in Italy the language of choice in the town is German, with little English spoken which we had to adjust to. A lot of the menu's when you are out and about are only in Italian and German, and the further into the hills you went most people only spoke German, so make sure you brush-up before you go!
Merano is a beautiful town with pleanty of places to eat, drink and shop (hardly any tacky tourist shops which was nice) and really well geared up for walkers and cyclists. The hotel gave us "Merano Cards", which give you free use of the buses and trains, and some discounts on the cable-cars and museums. We also had fantastic weather, really hot and sunny and only a couple of thunderstorms in the evenings.
This hotel is one of the best we have ever stayed in, and some of the few British guests were repeat visitors, which tells you a lot about how good this place is. Highly recommended by us!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Glatt-Amort-Ellmenreich family is delighted and proud to present Park Hotel Mignon to you all as a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group for the first time.Park Hotel Mignon was built by our family in 1967 and we are happy to say that it has been in our hands, as both owners and managers, for almost four decades.It is in a really central yet wonderfully quiet, secluded position just a few minutes? walk from the river Passirio, the ornate Liberty-style Kurhaus and fascinating shady shopping arcades. ... more less
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