The Schwarzschmied is beautifully situated on a vineyard slope in a quiet village location with a view of the village church. The house with 68 rooms is part of the ALTO Hotels Group operated by the Dissertori brothers, Klaus & Moritz. They also run the Villa Arnica next door and the 1477 Reichhalter Eat & Sleep in the center (Pretty Hotels members and therefore highly recommended). Their fourth hotel, the Parkhotel Mondschein in Bolzano, has opened in April 2022.
To ensure that the Schwarzschmied meets all the expectations the house had undergone a rather successful facelift. Except for the facade, the brothers have gutted the property and what was left they sensitively renovated. With a simple design, a combination of glass, stone and wood. A special shout-out to the beautiful courtyard with a gorgeous terrace for late breakfast and long dinners. The size of the place also has its advantages, not one but two pools, a spa and unlike in smaller hotels here you can always meet someone who happens to stroll around.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner head over to the hotel’s own restaurant La Fucina and get ready to savor some “slow food cooking”.
There are a total of 68 rooms and suites at the Schwarzschmied. On our visit we lucked out with the Rooftop Suite – which by all accounts must be one of the most beautiful hotel rooms in the entire area thanks to the huge terrace. You get out of bed in the morning with a view of the village church, then walk out onto the terrace, peek into the surrounding vineyards and the entire Etschtal valley between Merano and Bolzano dissolves from the morning mist. Dreamlike.
All rooms, small or large, have something in common: a pleasantly warm atmosphere. There are perks everywhere, such as Marshall speaker boxes that you can pair with your smartphone or a backpack for hiking.
Spa & Wellness
Downstairs on the first floor is a small indoor pool with a relaxation room, and outside is the heated outdoor pool for swimming laps. Next to it is a fitness studio. And a new Susanne Kaufmann Spa. The menu also includes unusual treatments, which are primarily intended to create a connection with nature. Men are also welcome to treat themselves to a facial with exfoliation and lymphatic drainage. Highly recommended.
At the Schwarzschmied, a healthy lifestyle has been cultivated for many years. This means that the staff encourage guests to go on guided hikes in nature and, above all, to take part in the many yoga classes on offer. There are many yoga retreats held here throughout the year, taught by highly qualified and experienced yoga instructors. Here is a list of the upcoming retreats.
The Schwarzschmied is perfect for a whole week’s vacation with many opportunities to be active and recharge your batteries (also and especially in the off-season). Welcome are young couples, families with children and especially single travelers who want to participate in one of the many retreats.
Doubles from 220 euro per room including breakfast.
South Tyrol / Italy