South Tyrol, Italy


South Tyrol, Italy

‘With a passion for wellness and the Italian appreciation for the good life. You’ll find a peaceful, family-run hotel by a beautiful mountain lake.’

Scroll down to see top tips for Weihrerhof and to meet your host! Click on the leaf-rating tab to reveal sustainable & regenerative efforts across waste, energy, biodiversity, and more.


  • Highlights

    Starting from £85 per person per night 

    Nestled on the banks of a pristine lake

    A relaxing boathouse sauna in nature

    Paddle board, canoe, hike, bike or swim 

    Find quiet in the trees with ‘Forest bathing’

    Leave the car. Enjoy free public transport

  • Top Tip

    ‘Don’t miss the Ritten Horn, one of the best panoramic scenes in the entire Alps.’

    Eco Activities

      There’s no better place than here to experience wild swimming, proven to reduce stress and actively boost levels of happy hormones. The lake on the banks of the hotel is renowned to be one of the cleanest bathing lakes in Italy. In the colder months enjoy ice skating or even play curling on the frozen lake.

    In your room you’ll find a thoughtful booklet in which the owners share their 10 favourite hikes, from easier to more challenging routes.

    Upon arrival, you’ll receive a ‘Rittencard’ for free use of public transportation in South Tyrol. Why not visit Bolzano? With the Dolomite peaks in the distance.

  • Rooms

    Featuring 23 rooms, this family-run hotel is proud to be one of the smallest 4-star hotels in South Tyrol. With the fragrance of hay, the feeling of wood, views of the lake, and sunshine shining through, mother nature flows from outside in.

    Organic BergSea toiletries

    All guest rooms have balconies

    Rooms feel intimate, simple and calm

    Free use of the SeaSpa & indoor pool

  • Meet your Hosts

    Meet Klaus and Manuela, proud owners of Weihrerhof since 2005. Passionate about their sustainable-focused Spa hotel, they find purpose in creating an oasis of wellbeing for their valued guests.

    “The special things, the subtle touches, the little surprises that show thought has been put into something – this is what we do.” – Manuela

    “Sometimes a place can be set apart by what may not be found there. Sometimes the ‘missing’ things are what create room for a whole new experience.” – Klaus.

    Discover the complete ‘Behind the Green’ interview here.

  • Need to Know

    The WiFi is thoughtfully turned off at 22.00, this is to avoid digital waves disturbing a peaceful night’s sleep.

    Deliberate reduction is the best way to describe the hotel’s approach. So, don’t expect lots of bells and whistles in your hotel room. Simplicity helps clear the mind and create clarity.

    Don’t forget to pack your sunglasses. It’s claimed that the South Tyrol region enjoys on average 300 sunny days a year!

  • Location

    Located in Renon, Hotel Weihrerhof sits amongst the mountains and on a lake, an ideal location to explore the Dolomites and Isarco Valley. From the hotel, you can reach Bozen (Bolzano), the province capital, in 15 minutes by cable car.

    How to get there

    By train is best: You have the option of taking the train to Bolzano and then a cable car to Oberbozen, where the hotel will pick them up FREE of charge.

    By plane, if you must: The closest airport is Bolzano, which is a 30-minute drive away.

    By car or taxi: After Auna di Sotto, turn left at the Soprabolzano/Costalovara crossroads. After approx. 2.5 km you will reach the Lago di Costalovara. Proceed alongside the lake to the end, then turn left on a road that leads to the Weihrerhof (well indicated).


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  • Energy
    The hotel has a solar system and is 100% energy self-sufficient. The hotel's cogeneration unit generates heat and electricity simultaneously...

    With a capacity of 24 kW, the surplus energy is stored in a storage system or used for heat production. To conserve energy all new windows are triple-glazed and are double-glazed in the existing building.

  • Water
    To conserve water, aerator systems have been installed in all the rooms. Rather than purchasing mineral water that has to travel long distances...

    the hotel has their own water dispensing system. You'll be encouraged to engage with the 'Refill my Bottle project' using the hotel's own bottles. All toilets have a 2 stage flush system. With every bottle of water sold the hotel supports a well construction project through Caritas in Ethiopia.

  • Waste
    The hotel exercises a no plastic bottle policy. The 'Refill my Bottle' project encourages you to make use of reusable bottles to reduce waste...

    The kitchen at the hotel works to reduce food waste as much as possible. Any food waste is sent to the bio-fermentation plant in Lana. All waste is strictly separated and recycled.

  • Conservation
    The owners of the hotel have given 3 hectares of meadows and 7 hectares of forest back to nature. These meadows have not been fertilised...

    or cultivated for over 20 years. Located by a pristine lake which is under environmental protection to ensure it stays this way.

  • Community
    Being a sustainable place to stay means caring for those on your doorstep. The hotel is currently exploring better ways in which to do this so, watch this space.
  • Food
    The fresh herbs and vegetables come from their own garden. The chef is proud to focus on seasonal produce. The kitchen uses regional food or Italian food...

    Supporting you to reduce your meat consumption, there's always a tasty vegetarian option on the menu. Some producers are direct neighbours to the hotel or come from the Ritten. For example, the eggs from the Buchhütterhof are from free-range chickens. All the wines come exclusively from South Tyrol, most of which are home-made or organic.

  • Engage Guests
    The hotel promotes car-free holidays in 2 way: 1) Guests taking the train to Bolzano and then the cable car to Oberbozen are picked up free of...

    charge; 2) All guests are provided with the RittenCard for free public transport in South Tyrol. You'll be encouraged to explore the natural surroundings with the hotel's e-bikes and a top 10 best hikes booklet in your room. The hotel also promotes a paper-free policy.

  • Architecture
    The hotel was originally built in 1967. The renovation of older buildings is always the most effective sustainable option. For where renovations were...

    needed most, efforts have been made by the owners to use locally sourced materials.

  • Housekeeping
    You won't find any disposable, one-time use toiletries here. The owners are proud to have their very own organic cosmetic line, BergSea...

    These products are made with water from the lake you'll be visiting. These products are produced by a local manufacturer Team Dr. Joseph plastic-free and are refillable. The hotel cleans with 100% chemical-free dry steam. This means no need for cleaning agents, it do not waste water and, it also protects the health of the employees.


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    "A wonderful experience"

    "We stayed at the Hotel Weihrerhof in late June several years ago and my kids are still talking about it. Every time we're asked about our Italy vacation, they recommend other families visit. The Renon plateau is gorgeous and the Hotel Weihrerhof is a unique experience. The staff, food and accommodations were great. We used the boats and the tennis courts."

    SCR5, Tripadvisor

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    "More than expected! "

    "We stayed with our family for one week at Hotel Weihrerhof and we really can recommend this hotel as a lovely, wonderful, comfortable, friendly and quite hotel. Stay there and you will get more than expected. Based on perfect service, the location of the hotel, the amenities you will find (like pool, SPA, play ground for kids) we really can recommend this hotel as a great location/venue for a comfortable stay."

    Dirk, TripAdvisor

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    "A very special place!"

    "I stayed in Hotel Weihrerhof and can honestly say that the people who run the hotel, family owned, are the most kind hearted friendly people that I have ever met in a hotel. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The hotel is very beautiful with great lake and mountain views. The room I had was excellent, the food in the restaurant was excellent, and the breakfast was outstanding."

    Eibsee, TripAdvisor

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    "Very good hotel"

    My family and I had a very nice stay at Hotel Weihrerhof for 4 nights. The family who runs the place does a great effort. The food is excellent, and the service is good and really personal. You almost feel like a part of the family.

    Morten, TripAdvisor


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