The Ottmanngut has more a dainty blueprint of a bijou residence, than hotel. It is truly a wonderful, stylish little house of gentle nobility and quaintness set to sweet-scented fauna at the foot of the Alps, in the Italian spa town of Merano, South Tyrol.
The lovingly curatorial hand of the owning family, have narrated the interiors to weave rich heritage and original features brushed with a poetic softness. Eloquent touches, period antiques and an eclectic array of furniture pay homage to the past, with just a requisite nod of modernity.
Every suite is different, with each element chosen specifically, an orchestrated melange of style that graces throughout.
Ottmanngut has always been a place of creative solace, with enchanting stories of artists, writers and thinkers who have found tranquillity here, often inspired sitting under the Cypress and Lemon trees in the Mediterranean gardens.
A luscious retreat to idly chill, retune and always return to.
Ottmanngut is situated a few minutes walk from the heart of the spa town of Meran (Merano) in the Adige Valley of South Tyrol, northwest of Bolzano in Italy.
Sitting among the vineyards looking up towards the Tessa mountains, next to the meandering Tappeinerweg trail and the St. Nicholas Church it is close enough to explore the town's Habsburg heritage, the Botanical Gardens of the Trauttmansdorff Castle, the thermal baths, and perfect base to explore the Val Passiria, between Avelengo and Tesimo.
To the northwest of Merano are the Val Senales and the mountains that look down over the Ötz valley.
Breakfast is a feast of South Tyrol with daily changeable dishes served to your table in the orangery or gardens. The owners have sourced the very finest that this corner of Italy has to offer, all infused by the Mediterranean climate and some of the best marmalades we've ever tasted.
Fresh cakes, breads and the cheeses of Alto Adige including coffee that boasts to be from the worlds highest coffee grinders. Fine, tasty and elegant - just as you would expect from a creative Bed & breakfast like this.
Merano is brimming with eateries, gourmet to the homely simple - just pop out through the garden and you have restaurants right on your doorstep.
+ 2 nights in one of their nine renovated rooms. Please choose your room when you book the package.
+ Breakfast: you can decide to have the classical breakfast in their lightened breakfast room, in the orangery or in a private corner in their vineyard.
+ Optionally the Museummobilcard for 3 days the combined ticket „Gardens and Terme“ that gives you the possibility to visit both the Terme Merano and the botanical gardens of Castel Trauttmansdorff.
+ An evening cheese-tasting with selection of local and biological cheeses and a good glass of wine with the host Martin Kirchlechner
+ as a present to each guest a pot of handmade marmalade done with the fruits of their garden.
+ 2 nights at Miramonti Boutique Hotel
To book, terms & conditions and more info, click HERE.
Family Kirchlechner have been rooted in this house since 1850 and today brothers, Martin and Clemens run this restored family house that is as much their home.
Chief of aesthetics is their father a passionate lover of antiques and who also nurtures the lush Mediterranean gardens. Culturalists are heart; Martin embraces local artists, writers and performers and is known as a bit of a secret insider venue – which makes this house come alive.
The Kirchlechner’s hands-on natural approach makes them the unique host, that is as original as the interiors.
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