Up the long and windy road, hairpin bends, the passing of trucks and hanging on, anticipation building, when there it was, resplendent in the early afternoon haze. Just as one would imagine a fairy castle appearing this is what Castel Fragsburg looked like at first glance.beautiful and what views there are from all aspects of the building and the grounds.
We were surprised, although we really shouldn't have been looking at the name, that this was ostensibly a small part of Germany in the north of Italy. Mainly German speaking too. The rooms are comfortable and from the top floor overlooking the valley and the monstrous mountains the views are unbelievable.
This to us though was to be a gourmet experience, food, wine and a little comfort. We had delicious drinks and canapés on our arrival whilst we sat and relaxed. Then dinner time arrived. We dressed as one does when one is about to experience something good and we were not disappointed. The degustation advertised six courses of the most indescribable splendor, but in reality we ate ten? ( How we moved after that was amazing..to continue) The accompanying wines were chosen for us and without a shadow of a doubt this menu was of the highest quality we have experienced in our world of travels. To attempt a description of the dishes would be a disservice to the master in the kitchen. Suffice to say that the ingredients were of the highest quality as was presentation and service.
Breakfast and subsequent meals did not disappoint although we were sad not to have been capable of eating as we did that night.
A memorable magnificent stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- High above the valley of Merano – nestling against the sundrenched southern slopes of the mighty Dolomites and commanding spectacular sweeping views over one of Europe’s most enchanting landscapes: this is Castel Fragsburg, a fine 17th century Retreat of noble origins, now the smallest luxury hotel in the region. Castel Fragsburg is privately owned since 1955 by the Ortner family, who continue to give the hotel remarkable character reflecting the unspoilt, vast landscape of the Dolomites and the vineyards and orchards of South Tyrol. As a member of Relais & Châteaux the Castle Fragsburg follows the philosophy ‘a unique home for a unique stay’ and is part of their ‘collection of the world’s finest restaurants and hotels’. ... more less
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