the Hotel was built in 1890 as a private Villa by the then-famous local architect Pietro Delugan. It would serve as a perfect example of his art and skill: it had one of the most beautiful facades Merano could boast at that time. The building is now justly recognised as a true Art Nouveau jem and has been listed since 1984.
The Villa, pleasantly situatetd along the cool, shady river-side walk once known as the Stefanie Promenade, was sold to the Pöder family in 1907. They managed it as a guest house through the troubeld times of two World Wars and the very unsettled period that followed. Many of famous guests have spent their holidays at the Westend, including the German poet Gottfried Benn, who wrote many letters and poems to freinds and family during his stay.
The Westend Hotel disposes of large and spacious rooms, most with balconies. All rooms are equipped with bathroom or shower and toilet, hair-dryer, radio, television (international programs as well as German, Austrian, Swiss and Italian ones), telephone and a safe.
Cars and Buses:If you are headed toward Meran coming from Bozen or the Reschen Pass, leave the expressway MEBO (Meran - Bozen) at exit "Meran Nord". Take a right and go straight toward Meran. At the third traffic light take a right and proceed straight, pass by the railway station until you reach a rotary. Drive into the rotary and at half-way turn into "Raetiastraße". After about 200 meters you will reach a traffic light and a bridge. Take a right and go straight. After 300 meters you will reach the "Speckbacherstraße". You are facing the Westend Hotel now. Stop in front of the hotel.We will welcome you and take care of your belongings.Westend Hotel is located in the blue city zone.Train:The Europa Splendid Hotel is located 500 meters from the railway station.Airplane:Only recently has the province of South Tyrol attained an airport in Bozen. The Airport Bozen Dolomiti connects Bozen with Frankfort, Düsseldorf, Rome, Vienna and Linz. More flight connections are planned in the future.
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