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    Hotel in Merano with Spa: the 10 most beautiful

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    Pau Monfort
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    Merano is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in South Tyrol. Loved and chosen by the European aristocracy since the nineteenth century, Merano is a tourist town for 12 months a year with a very varied offer. They range from thermal treatments in the new thermal baths inaugurated in 2005, to walks, mountaineering, museums, winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding or sledding, Christmas markets and much more. Moreover, thanks to its central location, Merano is the ideal starting point for trips and excursions to the surrounding valleys such as Val D'Ultimo, Val Passiria, Val Venosta, Valle dell'Adige or to explore the Dolomites. I went back a couple of years ago and fell in love with it. Find all the info in the article What to see in Merano in winter. Here you will find my very personal review on hotel in Merano with the most beautiful spas, true oases of relaxation that you cannot fail to like.



    10 beautiful spa hotels in Merano for a romantic weekend

    1.Hotel Terme Merano 

    We open the list of the most beautiful spa hotels in Merano with the only spa hotel in South Tyrol which is located right in the city center, above the famous thermal baths. Merano has been known as a spa resort since the early 1900s and in 2005 the new thermal baths were inaugurated. The hotel, designed by the Bolzano architect Matteo Thun, was inaugurated in 2006 and has 3 wellness areas. Above all, the Sky Spa with large outdoor relaxation areas, an infinity pool uncovered and heated to 36 °, 22 meters long and 7,6 meters wide, with internal and external access; open in all seasons, it is also equipped with micromassage stations. There is also a sauna area with Finnish herbal space, a steam bath, a plunge pool with cold water and a panoramic fitness room.  



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    2.Hotel Ansitz Plantitscherhof 

    Located in the residential area of ​​Merano, a 15-minute walk from the center, theAnsitz Plantitscherhof is a beautiful 5 star hotel from which you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and excellent wellness services, as well as one cellar out of the ordinary. Here you will have several swimming pools: the heated outdoor pool, the indoor marble pool, the whirlpool on the roof terrace, the Finnish sauna, the textile sauna and the Turkish bath. The hotel also offers a shuttle service to the Merano 2000 lifts and upon your return to the hotel you will find a magnificent cake buffet waiting for you. Finally, wine lovers can delight in the cellar which dates back to 1277 and which holds more than 21.000 bottles of wine from South Tyrol, Europe and abroad.

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    3.Miramonti Boutique Hotel 

    I already told you about this magnificent hotel in mine article about Merano and I could not not include it here too. The Miramonti is a beautiful boutique hotel impeccably managed by the owners (Carmen and Klaus) with a personalized service of the highest level. The exterior architecture is typical alpine, while inside you will be amazed by the modern design that uses all natural materials such as wood and glass. The hotel is located at 1230 meters, immersed in 30 hectares of forest and with a spectacular view over the Val d'Adige, the Vigilio pass and the Dolomites. In the wellness area they certainly stand out the infinity pool of boiling water and the sauna in the woods. The restaurant that follows the slow food creed is also excellent. I am literally crazy!


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    4.Hotel Alpenrose 

    Among the most beautiful hotels in Merano with Spa there is certainly theHotel Alpenrose, a beautiful, recently renovated, family-run 3-star hotel. The hotel is located slightly at an altitude and boasts a beautiful view of the mountains and the town of Merano. In its wellness center you will find an indoor swimming pool, an oasis of saunas with aromatic steam bath, Tyrolean sauna, Physiotherm infrared cabin, sensory showers and relaxation areas. The hotel's restaurant with terrace is open for dinner only for hotel guests, and serves regional South Tyrolean cuisine. The hotel also organizes excursions in the surrounding area and there are some paths that start right behind the hotel: those who want to do sports will have no excuses!


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    5.Alpine Spa Resort Viktoria 

    We are now moving to Avelengo, near the Merano 2000 ski lifts, for another truly magnificent structure, theAlpine Spa Resort Viktoria. The hotel is set in a wonderful natural landscape and the natural stone and wood, which are found inside, recall the external environment. The hotel offers a infinity pool of 25 meters heated all year round, a large park with a natural swimming pond, a 6000m² Spa Adults-only  and a family-sauna dedicated to families with younger children. The design is modern and the comfort is maximum. For those wishing to ski, the Merano 2000 lifts are 4 km away and the bus stop is right in front of the hotel. The restaurant with gourmet cuisine is also excellent. 

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    6.Vigilius Mountain Resort 

    Among the most beautiful hotels with Spa in Merano, the progenitor of the eco luxury resort designed by the architect Matteo Thun (who has designed several of the finest hotels in these areas), the Vigilius Mountain Resort. Wood and glass are the constructive elements of this first A-class CasaClima hotel in Italy, a low environmental impact resort located at an altitude of 1.500 meters and reachable only by cable car. This magnificent 5-star hotel fits into the landscape in a completely natural way and the water that flows in every pipe of the structure is very pure, coming directly from the source of the Bärenbad on Monte San Vigilio. The hotel has a spa and 2 restaurants: the 1500 restaurant, inspired by the shape of a barn, and the Stube Ida in centuries-old wood. 


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    7.Schenna Resort

    Another hotel in Merano with a very nice Spa is certainly one Schenna Resort, a 4-star hotel which is located just outside the city and has a magnificent view of the mountains of the Texel group. Thanks to the perfect combination of dream activities, wellness and an excellent gastronomic offer (and food and wine ... you will also try a wine of own production) in this hotel you will be pampered like never before. Among the services offered by the Schenna Resort there are 4 swimming pools, the sauna area with harmonious relaxation areas, massages and baths with fine South Tyrolean products, beauty treatments, yoga and meditation. The rooms are very beautiful and romantic and have a breathtaking view of the surrounding nature. In the surrounding area you can also indulge in winter sports or, in summer, cycling and hiking; in fact, there are several routes nearby.


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    8.Hotel Chalet Mirabell 

    Also in the surroundings of Merano there is also the Chalet mirabell, a beautiful 5-star Spa hotel, with a 10.000 m² garden and a very large wellness center divided between adults-only e family Spa. In the Premium Spa for adults you will find various saunas, an outdoor infinity pool and panoramic rooms of silence, while in the Family Spa, families can instead explore the aquatic world with an indoor / outdoor pool, a panoramic indoor pool and a kids & baby pool. Among the elegant rooms and luxury suites there are also some very romantic ones themed rooms for couples, such as the Mountain Love chalet suite for example, with a relaxing swing for two on the terrace and the designer bathtub in the open bathroom; all the windows in the rooms offer a wonderful view of the mountains. 

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    9.Hotel Hohenwart

    L’Hotel Hohenwart it is located above Merano, in Scena, in a panoramic and sunny position. It is a 4-star hotel and the rooms and suites are located in 3 different buildings from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the picturesque Val Venosta and the imposing peaks of the surrounding mountains. The spa is spread over 3 floors, to guarantee you a large, modern and luxurious 1.200 m² wellness oasis. Here you will find various saunas and steam baths, relaxation rooms and a salt water pool on the terrace, but you can enjoy various relaxing or beauty treatments. In addition to relaxation, the Hohenwart also offers a wide range of leisure activities: swimming in the 25m heated sports pool, using the fitness area, hiking, mountain biking or skiing. 

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    10. Hotel - Apartments Schmied Hans

    I close this personal review on the most beautiful spa hotels in Merano with l’Hotel-Apartments Schmied Hans (yes I know, this too has an unpronounceable name!), also located in Scena, a few kilometers outside Merano. The hotel was completely renovated in 2016-2017 and the new rooms are very bright, with modern bathrooms and large balconies. The wellness area includes a outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool tub, Turkish bath, panoramic Finnish sauna, hay bio sauna, ice fountain, and a wellness lounge with herbal tea corner. nell 'Hotel-Apartments Schmied Hans you can also enjoy massages, seminars on wines and cocktails with a lot of tasting.

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    The photos in this article were taken from the website www.booking.com

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