Luxury hotel description - DLW Luxury Hotels Worldwide
High above the valley of Merano – nestling against the sundrenched southern slopes of the mighty Dolomites and commanding spectacular sweeping views over one of Europe’s most enchanting landscapes: this is Castel Fragsburg, a fine 17th century Hunting Retreat of noble origins, now the smallest luxury hotel in the region. Castel Fragsburg is privately owned since 1955 by the Ortner family, who continue to give the hotel remarkable character reflecting the unspoilt, vast landscape of the Dolomites and the vineyards and orchards of South Tyrol. As a member of Relais & Châteaux the Castle Fragsburg follows the philosophy ‘a unique home for a unique stay’ and is part of their ‘collection of the world’s finest restaurants and hotels’.
With only 20 rooms and suites the Relais & Châteaux Castel Fragsburg is a luxury destination, cherished by those seeking privacy and relaxation, exemplary hospitality and a refined atmosphere. Selected antiques and fine materials define the style in the individual rooms and suites with balconies and winter garden. Be inspired by the picturesque views over the Dolomites, orchards and vineyards at the South Tyrolean ‘wine road’.
The restaurant of the Castel Fragburg perches like an eagles nest on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the valley of Merano and aking in the spectacle of the Dolomites. Michelin has awarded a star in December 2009, thereby endorsing accolades from Gault Millau and Veronelli. The cuisine at the Fragsburg combines traditional South Tyrolean cooking with Mediterranean lightness, delivering highest level culinary culture. Head Chef Luis Haller’s authentic creations are aptly supported by a remarkable wine list with 170 bins, mostly from indigenous top growers, with selected Italian and international wines. Service is immaculate and discreet, culminating in a unique style of hospitality which is the trademark of Castel Fragsburg.
Excellent health prospects at the Relais & Châteaux Hotel Castel Fragsburg: no other Spa in South Tyrol offers a more relaxing, tranquil and undisturbed atmosphere amidst breathtaking nature, orchards and vineyards. Guests of this unique Hunting Lodge enjoy a panorama sauna, a heated outdoor pool, the pure air of 700m above sea level and 10,000sqm private park with unrivalled views over the Dolomites and the spa resort Merano.
The Castel Fragsburg is one of the founder hotels of the Golf Club Passiria.Merano and was instrumental in the realisation of this beautiful golf area. The 18-hole course, with its harmonious lay out and demanding standards provides ideal conditions to beginners and seasoned players. Challenging courses, a varied tournament schedule and excellent courses & training programs of their own golf school are an inspiration.
Art, Culture and Music are written with capital letters in the Merano region, a wide offering of internationally recognised events take place throughout the season. From the spectacular apple blossom season in the spring to the wine harvest festival VinoCulti in the autumn – from the open air concerts at Castle Trautmannsdorff to the Musical Soirées in historic houses and the Grand Prix of Merano, the highlight of the horse racing season, the choices are almost limitless.
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