Design Hotel Tyrol ****
The Design Hotel Tyrol's philosophy for welcoming and serving guests is drawing energy from nature to feel better physically and spiritually. In fact, this philosophy suits the area surrounding the hotel perfectly and many of the activities that can be done here are centred around rediscovering the landscape and symbiosis with nature. The same goes for the internal part of the hotel, which is elegant, modern and hospitable, and guests can make use of the swimming pool and panoramic sauna in the park and the well-equipped spa. A lot of attention is also paid to outdoor activities at the hotel, ranging from bike excursions and Nordic walking to rope obstacle courses, paragliding and tour rafting, as well as typical winter time activities like skiing, sledging and snow-shoeing.
The hotel provides, among the external structures, a panoramic swimming pool, hydro-massage bath, Finnish sauna, rock pool, while inside: an indoor swimming pool, a relaxarium with chrome therapy and an aromatic cave. Many techniques are used by specialists within the centre; from natural medicine to classic, ayurvedik massages and Reiki or Shatsu massages. For more athletic guests, there is a choice of aqua-gym, pilates, nordic walking and stretching. Those who are interested in beauty, can choose between the many beauty treatments on offer such as peelings and masks. Those looking to relax, will find an ample choice of massages and aromatic baths, from rose petal to milk baths.
The hotel has various room types available for its guests and all the rooms have an internet connection. There are single comfort rooms, double comfort rooms, comfort ambience, superior, superior ambience, deluxe and even deluxe ambience rooms. The Panoramic Suite has its own bathtub on the balcony, and the Park Suite boasts a view of the park.
The cuisine served here is based on specially selected, top quality ingredients that are cooked in a creative way, and great attention is paid to the presentation. Breakfast is served as a buffet, lunch is served hot in the winter garden and, at dinner, guests can choose from 5 or 6 courses, whilst on Thursdays, a characteristic Italian menu is served, and a banquet can be enjoyed on Sundays. Vegetarian menus are also available.
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Not far from the hotel is the cable car that goes up to the top of the Natural Park of the Tessa Group, where you can enjoy an unforgettable view, and Merano can also be reached in just a few minutes by car, which is immersed between the Trentino glaciers and which looks like an oasis whether you are seeing it from above or below. Cultivation of fruit (mainly grapes) and other Mediterranean plants, including palm trees and exotic plants, is rich here and a trip to Merano just to see this beautiful vegetation alone (the rarest species grown here are on show at the Castel Trauttmansdorff) is certainly worthwhile. The museum of tourism, which opened in 2003, is also located in the Castel Trauttmansdorff and here visitors can throw themselves into the history of Alpine tourism.
The famous Kurhaus in Merano should also not be missed, which today hosts various concerts, congresses and exhibitions, as well as the civic theatre which was named after Giacomo Puccini following his stay in this city. There is also the Principesco Castle to see, which is now a museum, the Tirolo Castle and the parish church of St. Nicholas, one of the oldest examples of gothic Tyrol architecture. Furthermore, one of the most sought-after walking trails in Europe can be found in Merano, the so called ‘Tappeiner Walk’, which goes on for 4km along an axis of the city, passing by the slope of Mount Benedict until Quarazze, where walkers will be spoilt by the absolutely beautiful colours and landscapes.
Wireless internet access
Restaurants in the vicinity
Indoor swimming pool
Cross country skiing