Lovingly maintained by the Eisenkeil family since 1966, the Hotel Meranerhof in the centre of Merano is a firm favourite of Inghams guests and not without good reason. This superior Art Nouveau property is operated in the style of the golden age of Italian splendour. Think marble columns, elegant gold leaf wall paper, hand crafted drapes, Persian rugs and crystal chandelliers yet the ambience is devoid of any pomp, instead the feeling is one of comfort and an ethos that the guest always comes first.
The rooms are elegant in their simplicity with tones of cream and mahogany offset by flecks of gold and marble creating a blend of modern and traditional style unique to the hotel. The extensive spa features an indoor pool, Finnish sauna and grand Roman spa as well as giving you easy access to the famous thermal baths of Merano being located just across the road (local fees apply).
The lucious gardens are surrounded by the southern Tyrolean mountain ranges with the peaks of Mutspitze, Hirzer and Tschigat providing some of the most breath taking scenery Merano has to offer - and all from the comfort of a sun lounger!
Dinner is served in a gorgeous glass ceiling atrium with the possibility to sit out on the terrace in the warmer months. Chef Arno Fritz and his team create phenomenal cuisine using local produce to offer both traditional and more daring fares such as grilled sea bass with artichoke compote or venison salt baked with smoked beetroot and fresh barley and of course there is a superb wine list to choose from that compliments every dish.
For those looking to explore, there is no shortage of adventure to be had with the likes of the Merano Theatre, Princes' Castle and fine art museum all within walking distance of this impeccable building.