The Irma hotel is highly regarded due to it's long standing reputation and lovely decor. The best part in my stay was the warmth and the dedication of the people working in the hotel, especially the very lovely Claudia, overlooking her guests with a great smile and useful suggestions. As written before me the surroundings, the various pools the rooftop breakfast room are gorgeous and the ambience is of luxury and relaxation.
We stayed at the villa amore in the penthouse suite that is way off the main building. It came with a quite expensive price but with maintenance problems that did not suit a luxury room. It was very difficult to open the doors to the terrace, in one of them the brass cover was even broken, the light bulb in the little room was burned and after replacing it the other one burned as well. The outdoors furniture needed attention, and no cushions for the metal chairs. The hotel advertises the suite as suitable for 4 people, but there is a great discrepancy between the huge luxurious master bed room the almost claustrophobic second bedroom, that had the better view. Also the master bedroom comes with a small sized bathroom with shower and toilet, while the entrance to the second room is through a huge bathroom with a very large bathtub but without a shower, making it less functional . The hotel has 4 swimming pools and the guests indulge there, but there was no planned way to hang your swimming suit to dry in both bathrooms. Needless to say that the functionality is not as expected. Very bothersome is that you don't have any kettle or a possibility to prepare a hot drink in the suite that is off the main building. And last but not least, the internet connection in the penthouse suite was vey poor at 1MG at the best so even downloading mails was tedious.
Having said all that, I still think that the hotel is very charming and the people working are of the nicest stuff I had the pleasure to be served by. We had altogether a lovely vacation at this great hotel but I wouldn't recommend staying in the penthouse suite, unless you travel with young children. .
- Also Known As:
- Meisters Hotel Merano