How it all came about
„A second abode. A piece of home. Römerrast is all about wellbeing“ (words of guest)
From small and beautiful ...
It all began in 1979, when the Andergassen family, made up of Flora and Toni and their three children Andrea, Helga and Karl, opened their 20-bed Bed and Breakfast. Flora dedicated herself to taking care of the guests, cooking and gardening, while Karl started to look after the wine cellar at the age of 14. Andrea took over the office work in the hotel, Helga trained as a hairdresser, and Toni took care of the farming aspect.
… to comfortable
In order to meet guests' needs, extensions were made again and again. Over the years, the number of rooms has gradually increased, and a swimming pool, lift, new reception area as well as a wellness area with a sauna and multi-sensory showers were added. A three-star hotel with 30 rooms grew out of the bed and breakfast and 2015/16 saw the extension of the entire south wing with 11 new rooms and 3 new suites. The hotel was upgraded from three-star to Superior 3-star. The Andergassen family's wish has always been that guests should feel at home during their stay at Hotel Römerrast.
Karl and his wife Monika took over the running of the hotel some time ago. Their two sons, Hannes and Klaus, have taken a different career path. Flora, the grandmother, and her green fingers are still committed to tending the garden.
The large number of regular guests is evidence of their appreciation of the cosy atmosphere, good food, peace and quiet, and friendly welcome and the way that their needs are met.
In spring 2016 at the start of the season, Römerrast welcomes its guests with 24 rooms and 6 suites and a newly designed reception area.
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But most of all with heart and soul
Monika and Karl love their hotel – especially the diversity of the guests that stay there and they really put their hearts into making them feel welcome.
ENJOYING LIFE – A COMMON THEME
Discovery with enjoyment
Monika has carefully put together detailed folders and a booklet on hiking, cycling and events tips in Kaltern and the surrounding area. Yet she knows that personal tips are even better. “Anyone wishing to experience Kaltern and the surrounding area and the South Tyrol Wine Road has found the right place!“ Hotel Römerrast is a fantastic base for all that, and yet it doesn't lie at the centre of things, but in quiet Oberplanitzing – a charming part of Kaltern. Freshly scented woodland rises up the slopes, vineyards reach up to the houses and turn a different colour every season. Views may be had over the hills as far as Bozen and over to the Sarntaler Alps. It's the place for enjoyable tours of discovery and lovely landscape. Do you fancy a hike, swim, bike ride, walk or a stroll?
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Enjoyment with your heart and fork in it
“Spending time outdoors during the day means you deserve some gentle relaxation and culinary delights in the evening“.
The small wellness area at Hotel Römerrast offers all that body and soul could desire to switch off for a while. Empty your mind of thoughts. Steam sauna, bio sauna, tropical shower, resting room, infrared cabins. Your eyes are drawn towards the scene outside, the blue of the pool that has been known to tempt many a brave soul into taking a dip after a steamy sauna session.
“Our dishes are mainly made up of two things: high quality ingredients and a love of cooking. Eating well is part and parcel of being on holiday“. Karl and Monika know this. Staying authentic and serving local food are important to the team at Römerrast. Cuisine as a reflection of landscape and passion: heartily Alpine and playfully Mediterranean.
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