Ottmanngut

  • Location: Town / Village
    Meran with all its shops and great restaurants: 3 mins walk
    Meran 2000 ski resort: 5km (15 mins by car)
    Terme die Merano: 10 mins walk
  • Innsbruck Airport (INN): 160km (2h by car)
    Treviso Airport (TSF): 210km (3h by car)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Car recommended
    Free parking

Ottmanngut isn’t a typical hotel, it's a family home and you’ll feel the gracious and warm welcome.
The Mediterranean garden is perfect for an elaborate breakfast amidst palm and citrus fruit trees.
Martin and his wonderful team love to share with you all the treasures South Tyrol has to offer.

Ottmanngut doesn’t serve dinner, but don’t worry, there are some wonderful restaurants in walking distance.

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An introduction to Ottmanngut

How would you describe Ottmanngut in a nutshell?

Ottmanngut is a small hotel in Meran, South Tyrol, Italy, but it’s more of a family house than a typical hotel. It’s calm and real, that’s the most important thing. It’s what we know and what we like to do. We offer authenticity, simplicity, and high quality.

Please tell us a bit about the hotel and its history.

The house was built in the 13th century. It’s about 700 years old. In the beginning, it was a farmer’s house and a vineyard. The vineyard had a little restaurant that served food from the garden.

Then in the middle of the 18th century, my great grandfather bought it, and at the end of that century it became a small hotel. In 1973, my grandparents took over, and in 2010, we renovated it completely.

Where did you get the inspiration from to renovate the hotel?

After my grandmother became too old to run the daily business we decided that we needed to renovate the hotel to keep it going. We knew that it was an old house and would be expensive to renovate. We ended up with a huge deal of reconstruction, but the passion and love for the house grew with every day. My father started everything, after a while my brother took over the site management and then I started to help out together with many other relatives. It became sort of a family project.

Did you retain a lot of original features in the hotel restoration?

Yes. It was very important to rebuild the house like it was. It maintains the tradition of providing a space for people passing by, like pilgrims used to do centuries ago.

We have retained many original features in the house, but didn’t want the style to get too dark and heavy. The light is very important to us. And from what our holiday guests have said, I think we have succeeded.

To you personally, what makes this boutique hotel so special?

The hotel is rooted very deeply in tradition and good, local food. Ottmangut is about bringing old traditions back to life, but with a fresh take. When you stay on holidays here you get the feeling that everything has a long story to it.

The combination of the house and the garden is very special too. It even won a price. A former officer of the authority for the protection of monuments of South Tyrol once described it as ‘a ballroom’. The garden is what truly completes the house and makes it a unit. That is something guests can truly experience during their holidays.

How long do you recommend to stay here on holiday?

It takes at least 3-4 days to fully appreciate Ottmangut and the region of South Tyrol. For the first 3 days most guests tend to spend time outside, go for a hike, visit a thermal spring or the Botanical Gardens. After that they start staying at home to relax and to enjoy the Ottmanngut garden.

What has been most rewarding to you personally about running a small boutique hotel?

The fact that our hard work was worth the effort. We had the challenge of uniting lots of different opinions and the ideas of many generations. To have successfully mastered this challenge is really rewarding. Also, to me personally, it is important that guests understand the authenticity of the house, the area and my true passion for it. But the best compliment to us is when holiday guests feel at home at Ottmanngut.

Suite Unter den Linden
Ottmanngut veranda
Palmenzimmer
Palmenzimmer
In den Stuben
Hotel staircase and bathroom
Hotel lounge and breakfast room
Ottmanngut entrance
Hotel and terrace
Ottmanngut garden

Ottmanngut rooms & rates

At Ottmanngut we have eleven very differently styled rooms. Each holds a unique era of furniture. We took what was originally there and worked with it. For example, one room had an old green oven in it, so we kept the oven and made that room green and white.

We didn’t change much in the old hotel garden. It’s very Mediterranean, with ponds and cypresses and lemon trees. In fact, my great grandfather bought the place because of the gardens. He was very passionate about the Mediterranean atmosphere.

We have some old fruit trees and try to grow as many things as we can.

  • Suite Unter den Linden for 2-4 people / 46 m²
    310 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    Truly a master bedroom at Ottmanngut, with Biedermeier furniture, select items of contemporary design and floors in warm-hued oak parquet. To go with it, a wonderfully generous bathroom, with a freestanding bathtub, a spacious shower and classic terrazzo flooring.

  • Mitzi-Martha-Suite for 2-3 people / 31 m²
    320 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    A room at Ottmanngut that’s full of character, with stone faced walls, Jugendstil friezes and a small private bower leading to the vineyard and gardens. The furniture is typical of country houses in this area, adding its own warm note to the welcome. In the early 1900s the soubrettes Mitzi and Martha often stayed in this room, no doubt to the delight of the male guests of the time. The rooms is south facing with its own small garden towards the vineyard.

  • Palmenzimmer for 2 people / 23 m²
    290 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    Facing south and overlooking the palm garden at Ottmanngut, this room feels Mediterranean in atmosphere. A built-in wardrobe and attractive cane furniture fit in perfectly with the luminous ensemble, with the flames from a green stove in perfect working order to take the chill off mid-season days. The room provides access to the gardens via the terrace. The room features a private south-facing terrace with direct access to vineyard and garden.

  • Turmzimmer for 2 people / 26 m²
    290 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    Room with a view at Ottmanngut – over the magnificent landscape of Merano: to the south, but also north towards the hills, and east to take in the terraced vineyards. Warm tones prevail, with the wooden floorboards and the Thirties cedar-wood furniture. The Turmzimmer opens off a charming little attic library. The room is south facing over the garden and the estate vineyard.

  • In den Stuben for 2 people / 29 m²
    270 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    If floors could talk… the ancient boards of this room at Ottmanngut once paved the old Stube, or family living rooms, and must have witnessed a wealth of encounters, projects and aspirations in the course of time. The luminous modernity of the bathroom creates an effective contrast with the atmosphere of times past. This accommodation is particularly well suited to guests who prefer to sleep on the ground floor. The room is southwest facing with view of Mediterranean garden.

  • Wasmannzimmer for 2 people / 29 m²
    270 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    It was from this room that the German painter Friedrich Wasmann observed and painted the Otmanngutt garden. To wit, the fine painting on the wall, which fits in perfectly with the lovely 18th century furniture and the fine fabrics. The room is south facing with view of Mediterranean garden.

  • Ecksalon for 2-3 people / 29 m²
    270 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    A gorgeous sunny room at Ottmanngut in the Biedermeier style particularly appreciated by guests with an eye for historical detail. Because it is a corner room, in the late afternoon rays of sunlight draw out the colours of the wooden floorboards, softening the contours and imbuing the suite with a sense of warm welcome. The room is southwest facing with view of Mediterranean garden.

  • Das rote Salettl for 2 people / 24 m²
    270 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    Different hues of red are the perfect colour for this room at Ottmanngut because it faces west, where the sun sets. With its own private balcony, it enjoys the shade and scent of a huge lime tree that creates a quietly dancing leafy spot for the benefit of the occupants. The room is west facing with its own private balcony.

  • Unterm Pataun for 1 people / 15 m²
    270 / night
    • 1 Single bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    A single room at Ottmanngut that pays homage to an essential aspect of the history of the house: winegrowing. Not just the view of the Ottmanngut vineyards, but also a French bed with vine decorations, and a pergola motif embodied in the floor, with variations in the console table and chestnut wardrobe. The room is east facing with a views towards the vineyard.

  • Vefi for 2-3 people / 30 m²
    290 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    This room too is located over a corner with views of the Mediterranean garden. The afternoon sun transforms the green-tiled stove and the wonderful armchair covers into a veritable flower garden. The room is facing south west with a view over the mediterranean garden.

  • Bei Oma for 2-3 people / 40 m²
    320 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    The green tones of the garden are reflected in the accommodation, while the large terrace further invites nature into the room. Modern elements accompany the Josephine furniture over the old timber floorboards and into the present. The room is facing south with private terrace and a view over the garden.

Included in the rates
Rates include a 3-course breakfast with daily freshly made, seasonal and local produce served under the palm trees and cypresses of the Mediterranean garden (in summer), parking and guided walks through the estate vineyard.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. Baby beds (from 0 to 4 years old) are available at EUR 10 per night. Extra beds for children is 70% of the room rate (max. 1 cot or extra bed per room).
Minimum stay
1 nights
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 11:00
Discounts/Special offers
5% off for bookings of more than 4 nights
Closed January 7 to March 21

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Bar
  • Concierge service
  • TV
  • Garden
  • Central heating
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • Laundry service
  • Safe box
  • Hair dryer

Our breakfast is served to your table in a every day different three course menu with local and seasonal products following the slow food spirit. If our guests wish, they may also have small bites like a plate of cold cuts or a salad with bufala for lunch or dinner. Sometimes we do a dinner barbecue in summer or roast chestnuts in autumn.

Otherwise, we have a couple of excellent partner restaurants that we can warmly recommend.

Things to do in South Tyrol & Meran

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Wine tastings
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling

There is one classic thing I’d recommend: visit the Botanical Gardens of Meran. It is definitely worth a visit as it’s stunningly beautiful. Also: Go outside! There are numerous hiking trails and mountains of all shapes and sizes. There is a panoramic walking trail above Meran which is really old and scenic. It’s also very easy to reach the surrounding valleys which each have their own charm.

There are also three great ski areas close-by: Meran 2000 is right above Meran and only a 20 minute drive away. The Ultental ski area Schwemm Alm is 40 mins, and the Schnalstaler glacier in a tributary valley of the Vinschgau is 45 mins away.

Ottmanngut reviews

5 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
5 stars (Very good)! Beautiful location Great breakfast Great host - Made us fee like family. Will go back for sure.
Akshay S. (United Arab Emirates)
stayed at Ottmanngut in July 2016
5 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
The Ottmanngut was amazing. Only had time to stay for 2 days but would have loved to have stayed there a whole week. Martin has created a very special retreat.
Mark S. (USA)
stayed at Ottmanngut in October 2015

The location of Ottmanngut

We are in a very quiet neighborhood at the bottom of the Meran vineyards. From here it’s only a 3 minute walk to the city centre. Meran has a special, Mediterranean climate as it’s located at the foot of the Texelgruppe mountains. The region offers many things to do as you are close to the mountains as well as the lakes of Northern Italy. It’s the ideal place for outdoor lovers and active people.

The mix of languages is also very special. In Meran, half of the population is German speaking and the other half Italian. There are cultural and culinary influences from Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

When is the best time to visit South Tyrol?

Autumn is the classical season of South Tyrol: It is the time of the wine and apple harvests, chestnut roasting, traditional festivals, and autumn walks.

Spring is also very beautiful when the blossom time starts. South Tyrol tends to heat up rather early which makes the season very special. For people from Bavaria or Tyrol it is really nice to come as they only have a short journey but can enjoy a much nicer climate.

Summer and winter are obviously also great. Especially February can be stunningly beautiful. The area is known for its 300 days of sun. When the sun shines you can do great winter walks and enjoy crystal clear air and panoramic views. Naturally it is also great to go skiing.