A lovely drive along a narrow country lane, through mixed woodland and past Alpine pastures brings you to the east of Merano where Castel Fragsburg, 300 years old and a hotel for more than 100 years, commands splendid views of the Texel massif. Externally, Fragsburg still looks very much the hunting lodge, with carved wooden shutters and balconies. A terrace along the front of the house, covered with wistaria, is a wonderful place to eat or drink: you seem to be suspended over the mountainside. The adjoining dining room can be opened up in warm weather, and the food - a seven course dinner prepared by the Michelin-starred chef - is 'superb', says local editor Nicky Swallow, and served in a 'gorgeous dining room with great service'. In cooler weather you can choose from various Tyrolean-style sitting rooms and a congenial little library. Bathrooms are modern and spotless and bedrooms all have balconies, carved pine furniture and colourful country fabrics. A wellness centre has now been added to the sauna and gym in the old cellars. The wooded gardens provide plenty of space for lazing as well as a wooden shelter reserved for all-over suntanning. The pool has a stunning view over the valley. Delightful owners.
** Easter Special Offer **
Celebrate Easter in total relax at Castel Fragsburg! The offer includes: 3 nights accommodation, buffet breakfast, access to the wellness area, Easter egg, 3-course dinner on day of arrival, a 30-minute massage, gourmet Easter lunch with wine, Easter cocktails and surprises, and Easter Dinner.
Children (0-12) sharing a room with their parents go free, except for the Easter lunch and dinner, when a children menu is available.
Available for bookings between April 14 and April 18, 2017, subject to availability.
Prices start at €771 per person for 3 nights (€867 in Deluxe Suite, €1029 in Suite Royal),
based on double occupancy.