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.
**Three times Fragsburg**
Gourmet indulgence, idyllic Garden of Eden and splendid views.
Allow yourself an unforgettable three night stay at Castel Fragsburg.
The canopy bed is already prepared for you in our rose garden. You will enjoy the stunning view into the vineyards from your heated outdoor pool (26°C).
3 night stay in a Junior Suite with “Breakfast Royale“ & “Fragsburg Gourmet Arrangement“ (5 course a la carte dinner menu)
Free upgrade upon availability. 1 Voucher per room for our “1st alchemistic Spa Castellum Natura“ or “Sanctuarium“with yoga, guided meditation, breath work & harmonizing sound baths amounting to €150 (The voucher is valid only for this stay and is not transferable). Arrival Sunday or Monday,
price per person from €639 (including voucher). Limited number of rooms available for this package.