The best wellness retreats in Merano

A selection of the most interesting wellness retreats in the Merano Area

Nowhere in South Tyrol will you find a larger selection of accommodations with a focus on wellness vacations than around the spa town of Merano. To make sure you don't miss out on some of the best, we have included hotels with special wellness areas that can also call a hotel category of four stars or more their own. Some of these hotels can look back on a long and successful history, and some of them are already being run by the same owner family in the third generation. These are characterized in addition by modern architecture with pronounced relaxation character, as well as their usually existing spoiling pension. Especially the more and more popular wellness weekends offer you the chance to convince yourself of the quality of these wellness hotels in Merano and their unique spa areas in two to three days. Here you can find your Hotel in Merano with unique wellness areas.

Quellenhof Luxury Resort Passeier

Enjoy the sea breeze in the middle of the mountains? The cure with salt and brine is just one of the Wellness highlights at Hotel Quellenhof, which boasts the largest (and most famous) wellness and spa area in South Tyrol. On 10.050 m² belong to the highlights: said "Salounge", a dry inhalation room with pure sea air, which together with brine pool and salt grotto makes virtually any sea stay superfluous. In addition, there is an "Adults Only" indoor and outdoor pool, 2 infinity pools as well as an Acqua Family Park with a lazy river flow channel, a 102m long indoor tire slide and a turbo slide with drop start. The sauna worlds are equally diverse: 22 saunas, from the small infrared room to the large event sauna, await sauna lovers here. In the Quellenhof Spa you can be examined and discreetly treated by experienced doctors, numerous beauty treatments, massage and a varied fitness program round off the package in the largest wellness hotel in Merano.

Alpine SPA Resort Viktoria

In the Wald SPA of the Alpine Spa Resort of the Alpine Spa Resort Viktoria opens directly on the edge of the forest of Hafling a true destination of longing for all those who are looking for a wellness hotel in Merano. Embedded in lush green in summer and dazzling white in winter, the Wald SPA of this noble and freshly rebuilt 4****S hotel really offers everything that rest and relaxation seekers so much at heart. The forest SPA (adults only) is located at the large alpine garden of the hotel, which is oriented to the south and, in addition to many loungers, is home to a sensational 25m infinity outdoor pool and a natural bathing pond with fresh spring water from Merano 2000. Around the forest tea lounge you expect in the forest sauna the 40 m ² large 95°C Haflinger barn sauna (Eventsauna), the 45°C herb fog sauna, a 60°C stone sauna, a 85°C forest smell sauna, which the SeeBlick infrared lounge, and last but not least a 100°C Südtiroler StubenSauna, where different Aufgüsse, Peelings and masks are offered. After sweating, ice fountains, foot pools and the "WaldRegen" Kneipp walk are available for cooling off. Like most saunas, most relaxation rooms offer an unobstructed view of the green surroundings. In the WaldBeauty, face treatments using effective natural ingredients are offered, as well as body treatments, soft baths, and a fine selection of soothing massages performed by expert staff.
If you want to be physically active while on vacation, in addition to a myriad of outdoor activities, a bright, modern panoramic fitness room with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment is available here, and a supervised fitness and activity program and yoga sessions are offered daily under the expert guidance of Sabrina.
On the first floor of the Hotel Mesnerwirt in Avelengo lies the Vitalpin - Spa, centrally located in the heart of the hotel and easily accessible by elevator in your bathrobe.
Around the large indoor pool (12x6 meters) with rock waterfall and counter-current system is a lounging area and 2 separate relaxation rooms with heated water beds.  2 sauna areas (1x Adults only, 1x textile area) are available for extensive sauna sessions. The Adults Sony area offers a Finnish "Tyrolean" sauna (80°), made of original, old wood of a hay barn for 8 persons with automatic infusion system, a bio sauna (herbal sauna with 63°) made of Zirmholz as well as steam sauna and brine bath.
In the 4 treatment cabins, beauty director Johanna and masseur Peter offer soothing classic and therapeutic massages, plus body treatments, body wraps & scrubs, facials and beauty extras on the program.

Hotel Das Dorner

With its last major remodeling and new construction, the hotel "Das Dorner" has catapulted directly into the heart of Wellenss lovers in the Merano region. The fascinating offer of rooms and suites in new design complements perfectly with the Aquana SPA (Adults only!), which is located in the heart of the house and under the direction of Carolin, one of the two daughters of the house is responsible for all matters in terms of wellness & relaxation. Thanks to a wide range of peelings and massages, you will want for nothing here, skillfully flanked by facials, makeup and cosmetics and care programs for hands and feet, also because you complete all treatments with true experts in their field. A special feature, which is also on the varied program, is the treatment method according to Harald Kitz: the "Haki method", which has won several awards, focuses on the shoulders, neck and head and provides relief in these areas, so that the body regains strength and mood.
3 saunas with relaxation rooms invite directly in the Aquasana SPA, to sweat and relax, landscape lovers meet in the new, large panoramic sauna in the Sky SPA, where also the Infinity Relax Pool is located. The latter, heated all year round, is one of the most beautiful and best located representatives of its category thanks to its location on the roof and the free 360 degree panoramic view.

Ansitz Plantiz

Maia Alta/ Merano
Already in the green courtyard of the Ansitz Plantiz it is pleasantly quiet, it is even quieter in the directly adjacent wellness area, the "Golden SPA": Here 4 saunas await you in the spacious sauna area, another (textile sauna) is located by the indoor pool. An infrared cabin is used to prepare for soothing massages, 3 other saunas are used for sauna sessions at different temperatures. One of them is very large and even equipped with windows to guarantee a relaxed sauna session even for claustrophobics.
In turn, long-serving staff members take care of 7 treatment cabins for pleasant massages and professional beauty treatments. Each treatment room is adapted to its purpose and/or the type of guest.  The range of treatments is very wide and extends to the transdermal treatment with Seyo, which guarantees a lasting, natural lifting, and is offered in the Ansitz Plantiz as the only SPA in Italy.
Right next to it is the indoor pool, which is perfectly complemented by the new infinity pool in the garden. This is heated all year round to a comfortable 32 degrees.

Hotel Erzherzog Johann

The family-run 4**** Erzherzog Johann Hotel in Scena offers its guests not only a fantastic panoramic view from all areas of the house, but also a fine sauna world. This has been modernized again and again in the course of the last years and thus adapted to the demands of modern travelers. A Finnish sauna, a steam bath and a bio sauna await you in the basement of the house. In addition, there is a whirlpool with a great view and two relaxation rooms, one of which is equipped with waterbeds. In the in-house wellness and beauty department you will be pampered with natural products "from head to toe", a treat after an eventful day of biking or hiking in the mountains above Scena!

Hotel am Sonnenhang

Just as new, chic and modern as the 2020 newly opened hotel on the sunny slope presents its wellness area. 3 saunas (Finnish sauna, steam sauna, infrared cabin), an air-conditioned fitness room, panoramic relaxation room and the brine pool are located in the Adults Only area of this family-run wellness hotel in Tirolo.  In the "Sun-Spa" area, soothing massages and beauty treatments are individually tailored to your wishes by trained masseuses and beauticians, and after the treatment you can ideally go to the sunny indoor-outdoor pool, which is heated all year round and entices you with an unobstructed view of Merano. The hotel on the sunny slope also offers a remarkably varied activity program on 5-6 days/week, which includes yoga sessions, guided hiking tours, joint jogging excursions and much more.

Hotel Terme Merano

Merano center
One hotel, 3 wellness oases? Yes, 3 wellness areas await you as a guest of the Hotel Terme Merano! The newly opened in 2020, green Garden SPA on the first floor of the house invites you to sunbathe on the palm meadow, to swim in the indoor or outdoor pool and to sweat in the textile outdoor sauna.
So pleasantly it is here, it is however the Sky Spa, which lets each Wellness Affecionado shine for joy. The entire roof area of the hotel is a huge wellness landscape-here you can bathe to your heart's content with a view over the rooftops of Meran, sauna, work out, relax with a soothing treatment or undergo a beauty treatment. High up, in the back of the magnificent Infinity Sole Pool, you are among yourselves here, so you can enjoy the sheer endless variety of possibilities without any disturbing influences. In addition to the aforementioned infinity pool, the facilities include a large, terraced relaxation room with a fireplace and an unobstructed view of the spa promenade, a bright fitness room with Technogym equipment, a yoga room for yoga and fitness classes. A beauty department with 12 cabins completes this wellness potpourri together with a Finnish sauna, bio hay sauna and steam bath.  The third wellness oasis is the Terme Merano itself, which can be reached in a few steps via the "bathrobe tunnel" for house guests.

Hotel Sonnenburg

Maia Alta/ Merano
In the heart of the green villa quarter lies the hotel Sonnenburg. The family-run 4-star house has recently completely redesigned it`s wellness area, wich rightly catapulted this house into the Olympus of the most popular wellness hotels in Merano. In noble ambience a large Finnish sauna, in addition bio sauna, herb sauna, steam bath, together with an elegant indoor swimming pool and an outdoor swimming pool in the large garden expect you. Particularly inviting in the Sonnenburg are also the new relaxation rooms with comfortable loungers and relaxation options. The house is located away from busy roads, but still centrally located at the intersection of Merano's city center and numerous attractions such as the botanical gardens, the Maiser Waalweg, but also the valley station of the cable car of Merano 2000. Thanks to this advantageous location, you can go here before or after a wellness session directly into the great outdoors without long detours.

Hotel Golserhof

The Hotel Golserhof is located in Tirolo, only a few minutes by car from the city center of Merano. Comfortably, this house, which is the smallest hotel of the 4**** superior category in Merano, can also be called a small but very fine wellness retreat. To the offer belong in the freshly rebuilt wellness facility 4 different saunas with separated sauna area, an indoor and an outdoor pool with sun terrace(s), as well as a magnificent Rooftop (access from 14 years) with three whirlpools, four-poster beds and lots of free view, surrounded by heavenly peace. In high quality equipped treatment rooms you will enjoy treatments like the sophisticated Vitalpina treatments using natural South Tyrolean products by long-time and qualified staff.

Hotel "Der Waldhof²"

Foiana - Lana
Already the premises for a relaxing wellness vacation in Merano are more than given in the hotel "Der Waldhof²". Located in the middle of a 30,000 m² forest park, high above Lana near Merano, the tranquility and the view that prevails in the park and at the natural pond would actually be enough to start the return to the daily work routine in a deeply relaxed manner. Far from it, because the Waldhof prepares itself to rise by current innovations to the best Wellness Resorts in Merano. This includes, for example, the new 22-meter infinity pool, which is unparalleled due to its cantilever construction, the equally new Wald-Event sauna with several infusions daily and the new relaxation room with a brilliant view of the Mayenburg and the valley.
In addition, there are two more steam baths, three more saunas and several dysentery rooms, including one with a view of the hotel's own forest. In the spa you can expect massages, beauty treatments, soothing baths with alpine ingredients and heavenly body wraps to pamper body and mind with relaxation and well-being.

Panoramahotel am Sonnenhang

Just as new, chic and modern as the 2020 newly opened hotel on the sunny slope presents its wellness area. 3 saunas (Finnish sauna, steam sauna, infrared cabin), an air-conditioned fitness room, panoramic relaxation room and the brine pool are located in the Adults Only area of this family-run wellness hotel in Tirolo.  In the "Sun-Spa" area, soothing massages and beauty treatments are individually tailored to your wishes by trained masseuses and beauticians, and after the treatment you can ideally go to the sunny indoor-outdoor pool, which is heated all year round and entices you with an unobstructed view of Merano. The hotel on the sunny slope also offers a remarkably varied activity program on 5-6 days/week, which includes yoga sessions, guided hiking tours, joint jogging excursions and much more.

Hotel Saltauserhof

At the Saltauserhof, you'll find a sanctuary where you can unwind from everyday stress and replenish your energy. Here, you can discover a variety of aquatic worlds and allow the calming power of water to rejuvenate you. Enjoy the sun at the outdoor pool, which boasts a spacious sunbathing lawn and comfortable loungers. The indoor pool is filled with saltwater and features a whirlpool and counter-current system that invites relaxation. You can also anticipate a diverse sauna landscape that caters to your senses and brings body and mind into harmony. The Finnish sauna stimulates circulation and promotes detoxification. In the outdoor textile sauna, you can relax at comfortable temperatures. Additional amenities include infrared cabins, a steam bath, and a plunge pool. Rest rooms are available for relaxation. The Alma SPA offers soothing pampering packages, including individual massages, baths, and treatments. Your hands and feet aren't overlooked: professional treatments and high-quality care products ensure soft and smooth skin. Aside from these services, guests can also use the wellness area of the Residence, located 300 meters away. This facility features a saltwater indoor pool with whirlpool and counter-current system, a sauna and vitality area with various offerings such as a steam sauna, Finnish sauna, and infrared cabins. There's also an outdoor pool with a large sunbathing lawn and a gym equipped with an array of machines for comprehensive training.

Aparthotel Vinea

The Aparthotel Vinea is a newly built aparthotel in Dorf Tirol, which thanks to its quiet and open location on the Segenbühel sits very idyllic directly above the roofs of Merano.
There are no treatments offered at Vinea, but you will find a sauna offer that is unparalleled for an aparthotel in Merano: 4 saunas await you here:
A Finnish sauna with dry heat (90°C), a steam sauna with 45°C and an infrared cabin are located near the 22-meter Infinty Pool on the first floor of the house, where there are also the 2 relaxation rooms with a view of Merano, as well as a Mediterranean lawn. Two highlights await you on the roof of the house: a panorama sauna with an unobstructed view of the entire surroundings, as well as a small but ultra-modern fitness room, which thanks to its glass front also offers a magnificent view of the surroundings. To relax and unwind there are four-poster beds and loungers on the sunny roof, where there is also a large platform for yoga sessions.

Hotel Pienzenau am Schlosspark

Maia Alta
In addition to its particularly quiet location in Maia Alta, which can best be enjoyed on its rooftop, the Hotel Pienzenau am Schlosspark also offers a small but fine wellness area: on the first floor of the house there is namely a Finnish sauna, a steam bath and a heated whirlpool. The advantage for lovers of sauna and steam bath, which have it gladly somewhat more intimate, is obvious: The hotel is not a Wellnesshotel in Meran in the classical sense, accordingly quietly it goes here in the Wellness Area. Massages and treatments are of course also offered, for this the proven expert Rosi provides, which spoils the guests in the hotel Pienzenau already for years. Right next to the wellness area is the indoor and outdoor pool, which comes up with a torrent flow.

Why should it be a wellness retreat in Merano?

Due to their history, some of which goes back decades, the wellness resorts here have a special level of competence when it comes to satisfying their guests. This is reflected in the comfort and luxury of the rooms and suites, as well as in the wellness area of each individual wellness hotel. Thus, they are clearly different from normal hotels, and investments are made here on an ongoing basis.  As a vacationer in Merano, you will therefore find wellness, among other things, indoor pools, which are connected to outdoor pools.
The latter have also changed in recent years, meanwhile most wellness hotels in Merano surprise their guests with an infinity pool, which intensifies the experience in the water together with the view once again.  In addition, there is a selection of cold and warm water pools, rest areas to relax after a sauna session or massage therapy.

All wellness hotels in Merano presented by VisitMerano are classified with at least 4 stars. For this classification, these wellness hotels must have at least one indoor or outdoor pool, various saunas and sometimes whirlpools. In addition, care products in your room are included, as well as a SPA department for beauty care, massages and treatments.

From the secluded oasis of tranquility to the luxurious wellness temple, we present only outstanding accommodations. Enjoy their steam baths, take a seat in the cozy lounges and let yourself be surprised by fabulous 5-course menus. Because a high standard of their own gourmet cuisine is also part of the repertoire of these houses. Gourmets are served dishes that vary from regional menus to house specialties. In order to stay active during your vacation, all wellness hotels in Merano have their own fitness room, where you will also receive support to familiarize yourself with the available equipment.

If you prefer to remain passive, you can relax in the wellness area with a foot or hot stone massage, or especially for ladies, in beauty areas. Golfers and those who want to become golfers can ideally combine golf and wellness in Merano. Within easy reach of every wellness hotel are the golf courses Merano - Passeier, as well as the Brandis golf course in Lana.
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