High above Merano, MIRAMONTI Boutique Hotel sits atop a sunny plateau by the edge of a forest. Established as a small inn in 1932, the hotel has been rebuilt and extended several times over the years. In 2012, Carmen and Klaus Alber bought the hotel and transformed it into a hideaway for nature and design lovers. They built a modern extension – The Owner’s House – and redesigned the rooms in the main wing. The façade of the main building was adapted to suit its modern interiors in 2018. Now the extension and the main building form a visual unit and the building radiates a simple elegance that awaits you inside. Further additions and conversions followed: With the Sky House, a cube built into the rock, the hotel was extended by an extraordinary guest room. The redesigned ground floor, including the restaurants, features Nordic-Japanese flair combined with local natural materials such as porphyry stone or oak wood.
The 44 rooms are designed in five different styles with natural materials – sometimes with midnight blue walls, sometimes with wood panelling or cement clay plaster. The furnishings are reduced, simple and of high quality. Muted colours set the tone of its relaxed ambience. The pièce de résistance, however, is the view of the Alpine scenery, put centre stage by frameless panoramic windows.
The magnificent view of the mountains will also accompany you while swimming in the spectacular salt-water infinity pool that rises above the valley basin, when cleansing in the forest sauna, or sitting back in the relaxation house. Or when you’re dining in the award-winning panorama restaurant, the classic restaurant, or on the terrace. The restaurants serve slow food and the 19th-century wood-panelled parlour offers down-to-earth South Tyrolean cuisine in an authentic ambience.
What to do
Summer: hiking, forest therapy - forest walks, the gardens of Trauttmannsdorff Castle, wine tours and wine tasting with host Klaus Alber, Sunday cinema with James Bond films, Alfa Romeo Giulia car rentals.
Winter: skiing in the nearby ski area Meran 2000 (free ski shuttle). Winter hiking and winter walks starting directly from the hotel, ski tours, Christmas markets, tobogganing, snowshoeing, winery visits, Land Rover Defender car rental. Surroundings: St. Kathrein church from the 14th century, Haflinger stud,
Knottnkino, ski and hiking area Meran2000, Stoanerne Mandln,
City of Merano (15 minutes by car, Messner Mountain Museums)
Why we like this house
An alpine retreat with a beautiful mix of cool and comfort. The pool alone is worth a trip!
This house is great for
Nature and design lovers, anyone seeking relaxation, food-lovers.
|Region/Town||IT – Italy, South Tyrol, Hafling|
|Scenery||On a sunny high plateau, at the edge of a forest|
|Number of guests||43 very different rooms à 2-4 guests|
|Completed||1932, 2018, 2019 (Sky House), 2021 (renovation ground floor)|
|Design||Heike Pohl & Andreas Zanier, Studio Arch Tara, Merano|
|Published||AD Travel (November 2021), Elle Germany, The Curvy Magazine, Interni, Stijlvol Wonen Belgien, Strategien Gedanken - Wolfgang Judas, Geosaison, Monocle Book Collection – The Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns & Hideaways.|
|Awards||Monocle Travel top 50 Award, Geosaison die 100 schönsten Hotels in Europa (Europe's 100 most beautiful hotels)|
|Architecture||Modern, Old & new|
|Criteria||Rooms for 1-2 (hotel), Rooms for 1-4 (hotel), Hiking, Mountains, Pool, Restaurant, Sauna, Skiing, Spa, Wine, EV-charging station, no car needed|