Fodor's Expert Review Castel Fragsburg

Via Fragsburg 3, Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige, 39012, Italy Fodor's Choice

For a taste of old-school Italian glamour just outside of Merano, you can’t do better than this elegant Relais & Chateaux property high up in the mountains, set amid 4 acres of gardens and featuring a Michelin-starred restaurant and spa that both use products sourced from the land. Enormous individually decorated suites boast country-chic decor, sitting rooms, and terraces or balconies; some of the spacious bathrooms include claw-foot tubs and infrared saunas. Guests can choose from the more gourmet Prezioso restaurant for dinner or the lighter-style Orangerie, which offers a large panoramic terrace, for lunch or dinner. Amid the lovely gardens, you’ll find a heated pool, whirlpool, and freestanding fitness center, while the cozy spa includes three saunas and a steam room—as well as treatments from the hotel’s very own “modern alchemist,” who creates bespoke creams and lotions using plants and herbs from the very same gardens.


  • beautiful landscape
  • wonderful spa concept
  • discreet, courteous service


  • classic decor not to everyone’s taste
  • not a lot of indoor common space for relaxing
  • drive up to hotel not for faint of heart


Pet Friendly


Phones: 0473-244071


20 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Nov.–early Apr., Free Breakfast

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