Hotel Castel

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Completion of a lifelong dream

Since June 1, 2021, the Hotel Castel in the idyllic holiday resort of Dorf Tirol - high above the spa town of Merano - has shone in new splendor. After the major renovation, which has now been completed in several stages, the five-star domicile owned by the Dobitsch family presents itself in the elegant, fine luxury they have always wanted. And with that, a lifelong dream of host Evelyn Dobitsch, who runs the hotel together with her son Daniel and his wife Maria, came true.

“After the redesign of our 45 rooms and suites in recent years, almost all public areas were completely demolished and rebuilt for the last major renovation. Three of them have undergone a particularly big change: The spa, our star restaurant and the restaurant for house guests. Everything together offers immense added value for our discerning guests, ”says Evelyn Dobitsch. There's a lot to discover. The entire external architecture gives the buildings erected on the slope a simple and elegant appearance, which more than does justice to the high standard of the house as well as the special demands of hosts and guests. The restaurant experienced the greatest metamorphosis for the house guests, which now - equipped with a glass roof and glass facade - provides a feeling of being under the open sky in every season of the year. Further highlights: The generous buffet area with LIVE cooking station, the glazed wine cellar and the direct connection to the bar with a new terrace and lounge area, for a relaxed end to the evening. The gourmet restaurant run by exceptional chef Gerhard Wieser, which has been awarded with five toques and 19 points by Gault & Millau, has also been given a new look. The traditional Trenkerstube has become the Castel finedining with what is probably the most exclusive view of the city of Merano through a 15-meter-long glass facade, which can be largely opened in summer. With only 5 tables, an evening there is a real experience, just like the grandiose Alpine-Mediterranean cuisine.

There is also a lot of new things to marvel at in the Meranesse Spa. There the furnishing style has changed and offers a relaxed feel-good atmosphere. Different rooms for individual applications - two of them specially designed for couples - guarantee relaxing hours. The wellness area awaits the guests with a variety of sauna themes, including the panorama sauna with a dream view of Merano. Interpretations of the topic “water” - through experience showers, foot baths and a Kneipp basin - are both a contrast and a complement. The light-flooded relaxation room has been significantly enlarged, but its beautiful, round exterior shape has remained. "We cordially invite our guests to experience the Hotel Castel even more intensely," says host Daniel Dobitsch.


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For a minimum stay of 4 nights a
spa treatment incl. a glass of champagne.

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All rooms and suites of Hotel Castel face south, giving our guests an absolutely breathtaking view over the Merano region. All rooms and suites have spacious south-facing balconies, hair dryer, cosmetic mirror, WC, double sink, flat-screen TV, Bluetooth speakers, minibar, phone, free WiFi, safe and full heating and air conditioning.

Petit, 31 sqm, from 178,- Euro

This room (31sqm) type is characterized by light colors combined with dark shades of walnut. The elegant and comfortable room can also be reserved for single use.

Timeless Deluxe, 40 sqm, from 196,- Euro

Luxurious double room (ca. 40sqm) - The streamlined design of this spacious room offers a harmonious distribution between the living and sleeping areas.

Junior Suite Vineyard, 48 – 54 sqm, from 222,- Euro

Large French windows offer stunning views of the surrounding vineyards. The furnishings in light colors and streamlined design create a welcoming environment.

Tower Suite, 52 sqm, from 246,- Euro

This suite (52sqm) is ideal for families due to the division of living and sleeping areas. Couples can enjoy the private balcony in the centre of the hotel.

Penthouse Suite with Whirlpool, 73 sqm, from 274,- Euro

This suite (73sqm), divided into several living spaces, offers pure luxury. The spacious Jacuzzi on the terrace invites you to relax while enjoying the breathtaking view of Merano.

Vineyard Panorama Suite, 91 sqm, from 318,- Euro

The Vineyard Panorama Suite is the our largest suite (91sqm). Situated amidst vineyards, it is especially quiet, ensuring utmost privacy. You can enjoy the fantastic view from Merano all the way up to the 3000+ metre peaks, either from inside the suite through the large windows or from your personal terrace (30 sqm).



About the outdoor pool is the view into the distance to the imposing mountains.
Listen to the soothing silence at Hotel Castel. You can actually hear it!
Maharaja parasols adorn the bar terrace overlooking Castle Tyrol.
A small palm grove next to lush vineyards - this is South Tyrol.
Almost meditative the Mediterranean cypress act alongside the secluded islands of tranquility.
Olive trees provide shade in the hotels garden.
2 star restaurant Castel finedining
The restaurant for the house guests, which now – equipped with a glass roof and glass façade – provides a feeling like under the open sky at any time of the year.
Tower Suite
The spa terrace offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding Merano mountains.
The Vineyard Panorama Suite (91 sqm) offers a personal 30 sqm terrace.
Penthouse Suite with Whirlpool
Penthouse Suite with Whirlpool
Timeless Deluxe
The wide glazed façade of the Vineyard Panoramic Suite grants a splendid view over the nearby vineyards on the hillside.
The Vineyard Panorama Suite (91 sqm) offers a personal 30 sqm terrace.

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Hotel Castel

Owner: Dobitsch family
Keschtngasse 18
I-39019 Dorf Tirol / Meran
South Tyrol

Opening hours: Castel finedining
Tue to Sat 7.00 pm – 11.00 pm
Weekly closing: Sunday and Monday

45 rooms and suites from 182,- Euro

Distance to the airport:
Bolzano 30 minutes (private jets only)
Innsbruck 90 minutes, Verona 120 minutes
Limousine service from these airports from Euro 280.

NEW Cancellation policy regarding the Corona virus

The authorities do not classify South Tyrol as a risk region and life in the Merano region is completely normal. Preventive security measures were taken at the state level. The borders are open and the arrival and departure is currently regular and easy, whether by car, long-distance bus or train.

The Hotel Castel has changed the cancellation policy out of confidence, as a sign against the media hysteria and out of appreciation towards the guests:

Cancellations and early departures are possible free of charge at any time and without notice if the safe situation in South Tyrol changes somewhat and the corona virus in the region poses a real danger, i.e. South Tyrol, the district of Merano or even just the village of Tyrol should be declared a dangerous area or there should be a risk that you cannot travel freely.

Preventive measures in the hotel:

Since safety, health and well-being have the highest priority both for the valued guests and the valuable staff, the hotel has taken the following precautionary measures:

There are numerous contactless options for hand disinfection throughout the hotel
The staff and we are specially trained and accompanied by a doctor with regard to the necessary behaviors, which the current situation requires and which are also recommended by the WHO.

Guests from hazardous areas (red zones) have denied the booking and have canceled their reservations.

If necessary, guests arriving are asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding the most recently visited areas / countries.


Our Recommendation

Situated on the southern slope of a vineyard, the Hotel Castel rises like a natural balcony over Merano with a unique panoramic view - welcome to the sunny side of life! A real "home away from home", a unique address with a fantastic, Alpine-Mediterranean 2-star cuisine by Gerhard Wieser. After the major renovation in spring 2021, the house shines in new splendor and thus sits at the absolute top in Europe.

Thomas & Martina Klocke HIDEAWAYS HOTELS OWNER


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