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Hotel Europa Splendid
Ranked #11 of 54 Hotels in Merano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Were looking forward to staying here, centrally located. I wrote them twice and printed the confirmed reservation. They gave away our room and tried to place us down the street in a small, enclosed room in a hotel with no lobby. My husband is fluent in Italian and we had the reservation. The guy tried to blame another worker. Forget staying here, there are other great places.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Centrally located (on the main street), with nice and space rooms this hotel is a very good solution for one or two nights in town.
Rooms are clean and with all the things u need as a standard, continental breakfast (buffet) is available every day from 7.30 to 10 so to be in line with most of its guest needs and selection of ham, cheese, fruit, cakes, yogurt is quite enough (be aware not to be there too late since from 9.30 buffet is not 199% filled up again).
Wifi is available only in the lobby and breakfast room (50€ cent/15 min)
The hotel has also a restaurant where the guest can taste typical Tyrolese menu
If you get by car, hotel has a discounted price at city term hotel (14€/day I stead of 18) and of you wanna experience a relaxing day with sauna and/or jacuzzi hotel can provide a pack for the city terms.
Price is not cheap but it is in the average (for Meran) and it is also available to accept gusts for just 1 or 2 nights (many hotels in the area do not. Ook for less than 3 nights)

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

Good central location in Meran. Frau Friendly on reception is anything but. Room still not ready at 2pm. Bikes had to be stored down the road and in an underground parking box that had no light so it was hard to unlock our bikes when we couldn't see in the pitch blackness. Rooms are tired and old but cleanish.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Thank ruthli_11
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Reviewed 31 December 2010

Only warning is that they do not have on site parking. Other than that a fine stay. City parking was 5 euros more per night than the garage they have an arrangement with.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 November 2010

I selected this hotel from a short list of a good dozen alternatives offered by "a certain internet travel service". It was actually my second choice, as no rooms were available in my first choice. The hotel is perfectly located right in the centre of the old town. It has parking available in an underground garage a few blocks away, which was not really too inconvenient. Inside, the building is a typically old world Euriopean hotel, with a wide staircase and a comfotable lived-in feel. Pictures of historical Meran decorate the spacious hallways and staircase. My high feelings of anticipation were somewhat deflated when I got into my room. Entering through a very narrow door, the room was short and very narrow. So was the single bed. I have stayed in more accomodating youth hostels! The bathroom has an incredibly tiny shower - you will bang both elbows on the walls several times every morning, and it leaked prodigious amounts of water onto the bathroom floor. The service was helpful and polite, but you usually had to call for someone's attention to get it. Overall, lots of nice things, but the room itself was just not good enough.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 August 2009

Judging from the other reviews, we were either lucky or renovation of the hotel has progressed far enought: Our room on the third floor was very clean, very newly done, with air condition in good working condition (essential in the summer heat in Meran), the bath spotlessly clean. The only disadvantag was that the double bed consisted of two individual beds on wheels with a tendency to drift apart...
Wonderfull, even sumptious breakfast in a great breakfast room. Wireless internet provided, but expensive. Great central location. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Hans_Staden
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Reviewed 13 August 2008

I cannot but agree with the previous reviews here, although I can't profess myself disappointed, as I didn't have any expectations. Given our travel situation, which was that we decided on Merano on the spur of the moment (because it was en route to Livigno, our final destination), that we arrived late in the evening, during a rainstorm, after having driven 8 hours, and having made the reservation by phone just a couple of hours prior to our arrival, the hotel appeared very cosy and comfortable. Once in the room, however, I started to notice how old and how badly in need of renovation it was, but the fact didn't diminish the positive feeling we got about our one-night stay.

Our only complaint was the terrible condition the bathroom was in: when I flushed the toilet, toilet water sprinkled overboard and all around, which is something I'd never seen before, and the only thing I could do was to mop up the floor after using the toilet. Very unhygenic. The other thing was the unbeliavable shower, which wasn't elevated from the floor as showers normally are -- it was just a section of the tiles on the floor divided from the rest of the bathroom by glass doors, so you can imagine the amount of flooding the two of us created when showering. Luckily, they provided extra towels for the floor, obviously aware how much water could spill from under the glass doors. Strangely enough, the bathroom was otherwise spotlessly clean and very nicely decorated.

The funny thing is, when we checked in, we were first given a room on the first floor, but when we took the elevator to get to the room, one of the staff headed us off on the first floor and said they would rather put us in another room on the fourth floor, which was in much better condition. Having said that, I cannot imagine in what state that other room is if they thought better of putting us there.

Generally, however, we really liked our room. It overlooked the inner courtyard, which guaranteed peace and quiet, and the view from the window was to the beautiful mountains. The bed was large and incredibly comfortable, with a firm mattress and firm pillows, just as we like it. The TV was obsolete, with just four or five Italian programs, but we didn't care about that as it was just an overnight stay.

Breakfast was surprisingly good and ample, with sad filter coffee as the only minus. The staff were all unvaryingly polite and ready to help.

I would also agree with a reviewer who mentioned the lousy parking arrangements. At 10 euros per night, I'd expect to have the car parked across the street in a public garage and accessible at any time, whereas this story with having it parked in a garage in a side street and leaving the keys to the owner/manager so they can re-park it as they see fit is really highly unprofessional. At check-out, we had to wait 15 minutes for the owner to appear with our keys and unlock the garage gate, after which we had to circle the whole block to be able to return to the front of the hotel and pick up our bags. (I wasn't going to carry two heavy suitcases to the garage.)

At 100 euros per night in a double room, 10 euros for parking and designated 3 stars, the least the management could do is modernise, as in the current situation the establishment doesn't deserve those 3 stars. Our short stay, however, was pleasant enough.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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Address: Freiheitsstr 178, 39012, Merano, Italy
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Region: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of South Tyrol > Merano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Merano
Price Range: £111 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Europa Splendid 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tradition and modernity in perfect harmony: this goes not only for the Alpine spa resort town, but also for our Merano hotel. The charming art deco building offers every comfort one could wish for during a city break. You’ll find the Therme Merano, the beautiful promenade and the medieval Lauben covered arcades, which afford wonderful shopping options, just around the corner. Our city hotel’s soundproofing ensures that you’ll find real rest and relaxation; when and as you wish, all you have to do is step outside and you’ll be right in the middle of it all, enjoying all the advantages of our prime location. ... more   less 
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