Algund, South Tyrol, Italy
Review by Dewy
Written on 10-09-2023
A welcoming and small-scale 4-star hotel surrounded by nature and mountains
Feel at home in this beautiful hotel not far from the Merano spa, where mother and daughter Erlacher welcome you. In one of the 25 comfortable, stylish rooms, you'll completely unwind during your holiday in South Tyrol. Be warned, though: with the luxury facilities, hospitable people, and breathtaking surroundings, your vacation in the Italian mountains will soon be unforgettable.
Take a dip in the heated outdoor infinity pool and enjoy total relaxation on the comfortable beds in the sun or under the old apple tree. In the rooms, you'll find handmade furniture made of local wood. The menu consists of quality products from their own farm and small-scale suppliers. Their embrace of nature at Der Forsterhof is evident everywhere.
Although the hotel has a minimalist architectural style, the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The orchards, wooden tones, and variety of textures make Der Forsterhof the ideal base for a relaxing or active holiday in South Tyrol. The surrounding area is excellent for hiking or biking trips, and in winter, the accommodation provides a shuttle service to the ski lift.
Hotel Der Forsterhof offers a delicious homemade breakfast buffet daily and a restaurant serving both local and international dishes, catering to everyone's tastes.
What's most special about this stay is the personal attention you receive from the proprietors. The mother and daughter would like nothing more than for you to relax and enjoy. The South Tyrolean hospitality, homemade dishes, and attention to detail will warm your heart.
Mother and daughter Christine and Magdalena Erlacher are the second and third generation female owners of Der Forsterhof. With their sense of beauty and eye for detail, they enrich the hotel in all its aspects. From a personal chat to discreet service: Christine and Magdalena are known for their ability to perfectly sense what the hotel guests need. Every day, they do their utmost to make your stay as relaxed as possible.
One of the biggest reasons to visit Der Forsterhof is the breathtaking nature that surrounds this place. All 25 modern rooms of the hotel embrace this beauty through large windows and plenty of natural light. Whichever type of room you choose, all modern facilities such as a flat-screen TV, minibar, hairdryer, toiletries, and free WiFi are at your disposal. Some rooms have a sauna, hot tub, and private balcony or terrace with views of the Dolomites.
The taste of South Tyrol
You can't get any closer. On a culinary level, you will experience the Dolomites at this accommodation with all your senses. Take a seat at a table with a view of the mountains. Feel the pleasant continental climate on your skin and smell the aromatic scent of pine needles and beech leaves. Hear the whistling of birds while your taste buds get acquainted with the best local flavors this region has to offer. Der Forsterhof only cooks with high-quality products, sourced from their own farm and small-scale suppliers with whom they have been working for years.
Enjoying the Dolomites
The stunning mountain range in Northern Italy is known for its crystal clear lakes, green valleys, and impressive views. Since 2009, the mountain range has been on UNESCO's World Heritage list, and for good reason. You can find the most beautiful rock formations, bright blue lakes, and alpine meadows there. Truthfully, you never have enough time to explore all the beauty in this area.
The Forsterhof is located in the village of Lagundo (Algund), just 5km away from the versatile city of Merano. Drive here and visit the colorful gardens of Castel Trauttmansdorff or the atmospheric historical center. The South Tyrolean capital, Bolzano, can be reached by car in 30 minutes and is definitely worth a visit.
Brauhausstr. 45, 39022, Algundinfo@forsterhof.com +39 0473 448578 https://www.forsterhof.com/View on the map
A flight from Schiphol to Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. From there, you take a taxi or rental car and arrive at the hotel within 50 minutes.
On the grounds of Der Forsterhof, there is a secure parking lot. Those who drive to this destination from Amsterdam can expect to take approximately 10 hours and can park their car for free during their stay.
Important to know
Check-in: Available from 14:00
Check-out: Available until 11:00
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
- Facilities for guests with disabilities
- Free WiFi
- With a balcony
- Outdoor pool (heated)
- Outdoor dining
- Hair dryer
- Airport Shuttle (free)