Extra services at the Waldhof

So that you lack for nothing during your stay in South Tyrol

¾ gourmet board with …

  • rich breakfast buffet – every morning from 7:30 am to 10:30 am at the Waldhof your day starts with homemade bread and cakes, freshly squeezed juice, aromatic coffee, fresh egg specialties and many other delicacies from South Tyrol and the Merano region.
  • breakfast for early risers - Your alarm clock is set for 6 am? Don't worry: we won't let you leave the Waldhof on an empty stomach! Just let us know at reception by 9 pm on the previous day, and we'll provide you with a tasty lunch box in the morning.
  • sweet and sour buffet in the afternoon with fresh salads with organic vegetables, cold starters, hot dishes from the Alpine-Mediterranean cuisine and, to round off on a sweet note, homemade cakes and creamy ice cream.
  • 5-course menu of your choice with salad and starter buffet, vegetarian and vegan dishes and an exquisite selection of cheeses.
  • Italian pasta evening with tasty pasta specialties and a delicious dessert buffet.
  • various gluten-free, lactose-free and dishes compatible with your food intolerances.

Alpine Wellness

Wellness area open from 7 am to 7:30 pm. Twice a week “Late Night“ Wellness from 8:30 pm to 10 pm.

“Vista Spa“ – the new Adults Only (16+) wellness area on the 1st floor - with top panorama of Merano and Environs, the Val Venosta Valley, the 3000m peaks of the Texel Group and ...
  • indoor pool with outdoor passage - 4m x 6,5m indoors, 13m x 6,5m outdoors, heated all year round (28 - 30°C in summer, 32 - 34°C in cooler seasons).
  • relaxing whirlpool for 8 persons (30°-32°C in summer, 34 - 36°C in cooler seasons).
  • large lawn with cozy spots and comfortable loungers.
  • new sauna area with Finnish sauna made of apple-elderberry wood, bio-sauna made of Swiss stone pine, shower area and open air terrace.
  • new relaxation area with 190m² of space for dreaming and adjacent sun terrace.
  • our Vitalbar with South Tyrolean tea and spring water.
“Family Spa & Sauna“ – water paradise for the whole family with ...
  • indoor pool (30°C) with 6x12m swimming area, adjacent wellness area with whirlpool, underwater massage and massage loungers.
  • large relaxation area with comfort loungers, relaxing music and direct access to indoor and outdoor family pools.
  • playroom (80m²) on the ground floor next to the restaurant and playground near the family pools.
  • Outdoor Family Pools – 3 heated pools (28 - 30°C in summer, 31 - 33°C in cooler seasons): swimming pool (4m x 9m - 135cm deep), splash pool (2m x 4m - 30cm deep) and fun pool (3m x 4m - 90cm deep).
  • our Vitalbar with South Tyrolean tea and spring water.
  • sauna area for young & old (also in swimwear) with Finnish pine sauna, steam bath with brine nebulization, bio-herbal sauna, ice grotto, Kneipp basin, alternating bath and various showers.

Car-free holiday

Strategic location at the foot of the Texel Group Nature Park ...
  • in front of the hotel there is an extensive network of hiking trails leading to charming scenic and cultural destinations. In addition, just a short ride from Rablà you can take the Via Claudia Augusta cycle path, reach the MTB Eldorado Monte Tramontana/San Vigilio and the public transport network (bus & train).
  • on your arrival you will receive the MeranoCard – the advantage card for your holiday, which allows you free use of all public transport in South Tyrol and access to over 80 museums in the region. and that’s not all: you will also get the Merano GuestCard, which offers you many discounts in various shops, museums, cable cars, etc.
  • two cable cars on the two sides of the valley, within walking distance from the hotel, take you to the surrounding hiking and biking paradise (for a fee: Texel cable car / Aschbach cable car).
  • Need help planning your tour? Ask for our information brochure at the reception, with useful tips for hikers, cyclists, bikers and culture lovers.

Active holidays

To guarantee you an unforgettable active vacation in South Tyrol, we offer ...
  • our extensive hiking programme à la Vitalpina.
  • guided hikes at medium altitudes with our hiking guides Bruno & Kurt 4 times a week (Monday, Wednedsday, Friday, Saturday).
  • guided high-alpine tour with Erich 2 times a week (Tuesday, Thursday) - depending on weather and trail conditions, we may offer an alternative tour at lower altitudes.
  • guided high-alpine tour with Manuela 1 time a week (Friday) - depending on weather and trail conditions, we may offer an alternative tour at lower altitudes. Along the way, Manuela will provide some musical entertainment with her accordion.
  • a fitness room for cardio and muscle training with 2 treadmills, seat bikes, recumbent exercise bike, cross trainer, weight station and dumbbells.
  • a gym for exercising with pezzi balls and foam mats.
  • a detailed hiking & biking map for your tours.
  • valuable insider tips, personally provided by our hiking guides, Peter and the girls at the reception.

For bike lovers

Thanks to our partnership with the Ötzi Bike Academy and the BikeHotels South Tyrol, at the Hotel Waldhof bike lovers can take advantage of interesting benefits such as ...
  • a large bicycle storage (55m²) with video surveillance and charging stations for E-Bikes, a washing area, a workshop and an area for temporarily storing car bike racks.
  • rental of high-quality bio city & mountain bikes for young & old (also child seats for parents‘ bikes, helmets, Thule trailers for 1 or 2 children and/or babies).
  • a wide selection of guided tours with the experienced guides from the Ötzi Bike Academy – Mon-Sat: MTBv trail tours in different performance classes, bike, e-bike and road bike tours as well as technical training on the bike course - "Basic, Advanced, Expert":
o 3 guided bike tours or technical training sessions on the bike course
o 1 practice afternoon on the bike course of the Ötzi Bike Academy
o 1 technical training session for kids on the bike course

  • an in-house test center at special conditions
o e-MTB Fully & e-Trekking bikes from Maxx Bike Rosenheim in 27.5 and 29 inches *
o e-MTB Hardtails for kids in 20, 24 and 26 inches *
o classic MTB Fullys from Maxx Bike Rosenheim in 26, 27,5 and 29 inches
o * = € 30.00 per day, € 20.00 per 1/2 day
o discounted prices for longer rental periods

Children & Families

To make the Waldhof holiday unforgettable, for our young (and young at heart) guests we have ...
  • a playroom with pool table, darts, table tennis, table football and XXL-TV for streaming and music listening.
  • a large children's playroom (80m²) with fun games and mini-cinema.
  • our 3/4 gourmet board with breakfast, afternoon buffet with juices, cocoa, milk, ice cream, cakes, cold dishes and spring water, 4-course choice menu in the evening with salad & starter buffet and special dishes for children.
  • a children's playground at the hotel.
  • a public playground 150 m from the hotel.
  • and – last but not least – our afternoon childcare – in high season 5 times a week, Monday to Friday (3 pm - 6 pm). Nice for children, nice for parents :-)

Waldhof holiday offers

  • Regulars‘ bonus – Our thank you for your loyalty
5% discount on the hotel stay with 3/4 gourmet board for all guests who have spent a holiday at the Waldhof in the last 5 years.
  • For newlyweds – The icing on the cake after the wedding
We offer newly married couples a 10% discount. And there’s more: look forward to a few more surprises that will sweeten your honeymoon.

  • For long-term vacationers - vacation fun in XXL format
For a reservation of at least 14 days there's a 3% discount, for a Waldhof vacation of more than 21 days there's a 5% discount.

  • Waldhof-Friends-Card – Thank you for recommending us!
Did you enjoy your stay at the Waldhof and are you looking forward to sharing your memories? Tell a friend about your Waldhof experience. If we gain new guests through your recommendation, we'll give you two Friends Cards as a thank you:
  • one for you, valid for a 3% discount on your next Waldhof stay.
  • one for your friend or acquaintance, valid for a Waldhof voucher to the value of € 50.00 (not cash).
The Friends-Card promotion is valid for bookings of at least 3 days.

Hotel services

Away from everyday life, but always online and well informed with ...
  • free WIFi throughout the hotel - to take a look at the online world from time to time.
  • live streaming of important football matches on the big screen.
  • our well-stocked hotel library with daily newspapers, magazines and books about South Tyrol and the Merano region.
  • our morning mail with curious information about South Tyrol and its inhabitants, tips for hiking and biking tour and family activities.

Good to know

Holiday info.
On the day of arrival, your room will be available from 3 pm. On the day of departure, please vacate your room by approx. 10 am. Should you arrive at the Hotel Waldhof after 6 pm, please inform us in advance.
  • Late check-out: Would you like to sleep a little longer, cool off a little more in the pool, take a sauna and enjoy something tasty in the afternoon before you leave?
No problem – for late check-out we charge € 25.00 incl. bathrobe, towels and afternoon snack. Please enquire in good time at the reception if a new arrival in your room is planned for the day of your departure or if you can stay longer.
o Booking terms: Due to the Covid-19 situation, until further notice it is not necessary to pay a deposit or provide your credit card details to guarantee your reservation. Once the reservation is made, we will send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to send us a reconfirmation e-mail. As soon as we receive your e-mail, your booking will be binding.
o Temporary cancellation policy for carefree holiday planning: Due to the uncertain times, if you have fallen ill with Covid and can prove it, you have the right to cancel your booking at any time free of charge, reschedule your stay at the Waldhof or to interrupt it if you’re already there.

You can park your car in our hotel car park - of course free of charge.
You will get a discount for a child only if there are at least two adults staying in the same room. There is no discount for children sharing a bedroom with only one adult.
On request, we will take into account children's special requests and special dietary needs at breakfast and dinner.
To avoid cancellation fees in case of no-show, late arrival or early departure, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance. Calculate your premium and book via Europäische Reiseversicherung. At the link provided you can also find all details about the insurance coverage including Covid coverage.
Quickly and comfortably from the train station to the Hotel Waldhof****? We pick you up on your arrival and take you to the train station on your departure day.
Unforeseen events happen, and sometimes, unfortunately, they happen right before you leave for your holiday. Should this happen, we offer you the following cancellation policy:
  • up to 1 month before arrival: free cancellation
  • from 30 days before arrival: 80% of the total booking amount
  • in case of no-show without cancellation, late arrival or early departure: 100% of the total booking amount for not enjoyed days.
You can pay your bill in cash (up to € 4.999,00 per booking), by debit card or credit card (Master and Visa). You can also pay your bill the evening before the day of your departure (by 10 pm).
The local tax amouns to € 2.20 per person/day and will be charged directly on site. Children up to 13 years are exempt from this tax.
According to Italian law, smoking is not permitted in the entire indoor & wellness area of our hotel and therefore also in all Waldhof rooms, junior suites and suites. You may smoke in the smoking corner at the hotel entrance and on the terrace.
Fancy a peek online from time to time? You have access to free WiFi throughout the whole building.
On request, your four-legged friend is welcome at the Waldhof! Dogs, however, are not allowed in the dining room, the lawn and the wellness area. For hygienic reasons, we also ask that you do not allow your dog on the bed, on upholstered sofas/armchairs or in the bathroom. Thank you for your understanding! For your pet's stay we charge € 25.00 per day (excluding pet food).