Villa Arnica

  • Location: Town / Village
    Restaurants and shops: In walking distance
    Meran 2000 ski resort: 11km (15 mins by car)
    Merano: 9km (15 mins by car)
    Bolzano: 27km (25 mins by car)
  • Innsbruck Airport (INN): 148km (1:45h by car)
    Milano Bergamo (BGY): 253km (2:40h by car)
    Car recommended
    Free parking

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An introduction to Villa Arnica

How would you describe Villa Arnica in a nutshell?

A vintage-styled retreat set within picturesque gardens that brings together the nostalgia of the Slim Aarons era with the concept of “Dolce Vita”.

What was the inspiration and story behind Villa Arnica?

Villa Arnica was established in the 1920s as a private residence for the man who built the Vigiljoch Cable Car. It was designed with amazing grounds and gardens right in the centre of town, which was possible 100 years ago. The villa was transformed into a guesthouse in the 1960s when it attracted artists and creatives from all over Europe, then returned to being a private residence in the 1980s. Most recently, it is owned by a woman who lives in Rome, so the villa was left largely unused until the Dissertori family proposed the idea of turning it into a bed and breakfast.

During the renovations, many of the original features were retained, with the addition of floral wallpaper and antique market finds. The villa now features 10 individually styled rooms and a swimming pool from the 1960s, which are surrounded by vineyards and vegetable gardens.

How would you describe the atmosphere and interior design at Villa Arnica?

As there is a maximum of 20 guests, there’s an intimate and exclusive atmosphere — it feels like your own home, rather than a hotel. It’s calm and quiet, perfect for spending a day beside the pool reading or just enjoying the garden surrounds.

Is Villa Arnica suitable for families with children?

Villa Arnica is an adults-only retreat, so children must be 14 years or over to stay.

Who do you recommend each of your properties — 1477 Reichhalter and Villa Arnica — for?

I think they appeal to the same clientele but it depends on what you’re looking for at that moment. Villa Arnica is a retreat where you can enjoy a few quiet days relaxing poolside while 1477 Reichhalter is more suited for those who want to be out and about hiking and exploring the surroundings.

Historically speaking, 1477 Reichhalter is 500 years old and quite traditional while Villa Arnica is just 100 years old, much more luxurious and spacious. It doesn’t have a restaurant but it does have huge vegetable and fruit gardens that provide a source for our farm-to-table cuisine. Guests staying at Villa Arnica can easily access the restaurant at 1477 Reichhalter as the properties are just three minutes’ walk from one another.

Both properties attract design-focused people who appreciate the small details, as well as good food. There are similarities in the concepts behind both - they’re unique to Lana and aren’t replicable elsewhere — but the feel is quite different. That being said, we want people to experience the history of both properties while feeling completely at home.

Pool area
Suite
Poolside dining
Poolside dining
Breakfast
Pool area
Suite
Suite
Suite sitting area
Suite bathroom
Suite balcony
Superior Double Room
Superior Double Room
Superior Double Room
Library
Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
Lunch by the pool
Pool area
Pool area
Vegetable garden
Vegetable garden
Villa Arnica
Villa Arnica
Villa Arnica

Villa Arnica rooms & rates

When you enter the property, you arrive in a hallway, with the reception area and a small boutique on the right. There are four rooms on the ground floor and six on the first floor, with one Suite, three Junior Suites, two Superior Suites and four Double Rooms.

On the ground floor, there is also a salon where you can read a book, have a cup of tea in the afternoon and listen to music on the old jukebox. Outside is the heated pool surrounded by loungers where you can while away an afternoon, as well as the pool house where we serve breakfast during the warmer weather.

  • Standard Double Room for 2 people / 20 m²
    310 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • Air conditioning

    The Standard doubles come with an eiderdown double bed, a bathroom with shower and a separate toilet.

    The rooms feature Simmons Beautyrest mattresses, air-conditioning, WiFi, a safe box, bathrobes, a yoga mat and Susanne Kaufmann organic bath products.

    The rooms are located on the ground floor and 1st floor.

  • Superior Double Room for 2 people / 27 m²
    350 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning

    The Superior rooms are bigger and come with an eiderdown double bed, a bathroom with shower and a separate toilet. Some of the rooms have a balcony.

    The rooms feature Simmons Beautyrest mattresses, air-conditioning, WiFi, a safe box, bathrobes, a yoga mat and Susanne Kaufmann organic bath products.

    The rooms are located on the 1st floor.

  • Junior Suite for 2 people / 38 m²
    390 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • Air conditioning

    The Junior Suites come with a separate bedroom with an eiderdown double bed, a living room, a bathroom with shower and a separate toilet.

    The rooms feature Simmons Beautyrest mattresses, air-conditioning, WiFi, a safe box, bathrobes, a yoga mat and Susanne Kaufmann organic bath products.

    The rooms are located on the ground floor and 1st floor.

  • Suite for 2 people / 42 m²
    430 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning

    The Suite comes with a separate bedroom with an eiderdown double bed, a living room, a bathroom with shower and a separate toilet and a freestanding bathtub. There is also a balcony.

    The rooms feature Simmons Beautyrest mattresses, air-conditioning, WiFi, a safe box, bathrobes, a yoga mat and Susanne Kaufmann organic bath products.

    The Suite is located on the 1st floor.

Included in the rates
Rates include a delicious breakfast.
Extra charges payable at the property
A local tourist tax of EUR 1.90 per person per night is payable at the hotel.
Children & Extra beds
Children from 14 years and older are welcome. There is no space for extra beds in any of the rooms.
Minimum stay
1 nights
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 11:00
Discounts/Special offers
This property offers easy COVID-19 cancellation terms.
Closed November to March

Facilities & services

  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Maid service
  • Bar
  • Sauna
  • Garden
  • Not suitable for children
  • Music system
  • Central heating
  • Courtyard
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • BBQ area
  • Pets welcome
  • Safe box
  • Bicycles
  • Spa

Breakfast is included in the room rate and features locally-sourced produce while snacks and light meals prepared at one of our partner properties can be ordered throughout the day.

We also partner with a sister hotel, Schwarzschmied, which is just a few minutes’ walk away and has a focus on yoga and wellbeing. There’s a huge spa area there with a swimming pool and sauna that our guests can use complimentarily and they offer yoga classes and guided hikes twice a week. The pool at Villa Arnica, however, is solely for the use of guests, so there won’t be other people there.

Things to do in South Tyrol & Lana

  • Art / Culture
  • Wine tastings
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling

There are hundreds of hiking possibilities in the surrounding mountains, which is why most of our guests come in spring, summer and autumn. We’re also located in what is the biggest apple-growing region in South Tyrol and surrounded by orchards, so experiencing the blooming of the white and pink flowers in April is quite special.

Bolzano has some interesting museums, including the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology where you can see Ötzi the Iceman and there are a few really unique concept stores nearby, such as a Monocle shop. In terms of gastronomy, South Tyrol is renowned for its unique cuisine and white wines, and there’s a specialty shop nearby that’s well stocked with goods made by South Tyrol artisan producers.

The location of Villa Arnica

Villa Arnica is in the historic centre of Lana, which lies in the western part of South Tyrol. It’s in the middle of the Alps, so there are lots of mountains in the surroundings. Bolzano is just 20 minutes’ drive away (or you can get there by train) while Merano is around 10 minutes. But Lana has everything you need in terms of supermarkets and shops — it’s not too big and not too small. Aside from easily accessing the bigger cities, it’s also just a short drive from amazing hiking trails, cycling routes and restaurants.

When is the best time to visit South Tyrol?

The best time to travel is between spring and autumn. And as we’re in the southern part of the Alps, we experience very good weather, even in winter when the ski slopes are bathed in sunshine. Spring is very green, with the amazing scent of the blooming trees and people are just starting to venture outside again. Summer is nice as you can access more of the hiking trails, with not so much snow on the mountains. Autumn sees the trees ignited in 100 different colours and the evenings are quite crisp.

Because we’re located on a lower altitude, the surrounding region is not ideal for a skiing holiday, but in just 20 minutes you can be at the cable car station for Merano 2000 or the ski resort Ultental for a day of skiing. Villa Arnica closes for the entire winter season from November through to March. 1477 Reichhalter, our partner hotel, stays open most of the year, except for three weeks at the end of January when we close so that our staff can take a holiday and we can do any necessary renovations.