Italy in the Mountains
A photo can speak a thousand words, and in this case, pictures may be enough to inspire your next mountain vacation. The Miramonti Boutique Hotel is located in the off-the-grid town of Merano in Northern Italy. You can think of it as the mountain hotel for all seasons, all year round. Here’s the preview.
Go once, and the Miramonti Boutique hotel will have you itching for a second or third trip to Italy. The hotel sits on the plateau of Tschöggelberg, a thrilling 4,000 feet above sea level. This gives you a bird’s eye-view of the Etsch Valley and the Vigiljoch. The property boasts 44 rooms, three restaurants, and five pools, one of which is an infinity pool. And, nestled between mountains and forest, the Miramionti Boutique hotel aims to provide an intimate, tranquil, yet luxurious experience of nature.
You may have noticed the mountains which frame the main view of Merano. The view is like being on top of the world, especially when seen from the floor-to-ceiling windows or glass balconies. One of the best spots for a great view is from the infinity pool. It feels like an alcove jutting out of the side of the mountain. Because of this, the open-air pool is a perfect place for a photo op, especially when the sunlight comes straight from above.
For guests who prefer their relaxation Scandinavian-style, the Spa Suite offers an in-room sauna. Not to be outdone, Deluxe rooms have wood-burning fireplaces. The Superior 2nd Floor Suite extends the theme of the wooden fishbone flooring up the walls. Reflecting the goal of simple, refined luxury at the Miramonti Boutique hotel, this creates a light and airy room.
Another place for the best views is the Panorama restaurant. It’s one of the three main restaurants on site at the Miramonti Boutique hotel. Chef Massimo Geromel’s menu is all about “slow dining.” That means he uses seasonal and local ingredients. One of the specialties is the delicious Red Dragon head ravioli. It is served with chard, shellfish broth, cream, and Mediterranean pesto.
The second eaterie worth a mention is the Classic Restaurant, which focuses on natural food. It has options for vegetarians and vegans. The Classic Restaurant menu changes daily but there’s also a “classic” menu, full of regional and national staples. For instance, the classic list offers a to-die-for zucchini and mozzarella pie with sesame eggplant and spicy tomato pesto.
The Miramonte Stube is the most intimate (and German-influenced) of the restaurants here. The pub serves authentic South Tyrolean cuisine. Tyrol is a province in northern Italy where most people speak German. The menu’s highlight is the local beef tartare, prepared at your table.
After a day of horseback riding at the Miramonti Hotel’s Sulfner riding stables, a spa day may be in order. The spa includes the forest sauna, the treatments found in the day spa, yoga classes in the activity house, and forest therapy. Forest therapy leaves you to wander through the thirty acres woods. You can go alone or with Monika Laner, a local forest and wildlife expert. The more traditional spa offers more than 20 all-natural treatments. The Miramonti Boutique hotel special is the Porphyry and Verbena Massage, which uses volcano stones to soothe guests’ nerves. The hotel is worth a visit for the spa alone!
Q: How close is the hotel to a ski mountain?
A: The Miramonti Boutique Hotel is 7 km (4.3 miles) from Meran 2000 ski area.
Q: Does the hotel have a fitness center?
A: Yes, the Miramonti Boutique Hotel has a fitness center for exercise. It also has multiple pools and a hot tub for guests to use after they get a workout in.
Q: When are the check-in and check-out times at the Miramonti Boutique Hotel?
A: Check-in is at 3p.m., and check-out is at 11a.m.
Q: Is there Wi-Fi?
A: Yes, the Miramonti Boutique Hotel has Wi-Fi.
Miramonti Boutique Hotel Information
Address: Via S. Caterina, 14, 39010 Avelengo BZ, Italy
Phone number: +39 0473 279335