Review of Naturhotel Die Waldruhe, an elegant 4-star hotel, ideal for a romantic stay in Val Pusteria (Italy).
During summer, Marco and I like hiking and discovering breathtaking landscapes. That’s why we organize short getaways, away from the city.
In one of these trips, we decided to discover Valle Pusteria, in Trentino Alto Adige. We stayed at the Naturhotel Die Waldruhe, a luxurious hotel located near Corti/Chienes.
As soon as we saw it, we immediately realized that the Naturhotel Die Waldruhe would be the perfect hotel for our stay in South Tyrol. And our expectations have not been betrayed!
Naturhotel Die Waldruhe was renovated in 2011 and the love of nature is palpable from the beginning in this design hotel. The rooms are elegant and modern, with a wide use of wood. And that’s something that I really appreciated.
The owners decided to use materials such as spruce and larch wood, of local origin, to make an even clearer connection between the building and the surrounding environment.
This attention to detail is palpable throughout the structure.
The effect obtained is that of a warm, refined and welcoming environment. We really felt at home.
Naturhotel Die Waldruhe: a charming location, surrounded by nature
Naturhotel Die Waldruhe is located on the edge of a thick forest and from the hotel you can also enjoy a breathtaking view.
You feel immersed in nature simply by drinking a coffee on the panoramic terrace: such a relaxing experience.
From the outset, you understand the standard by which the Naturhotel Die Waldruhe takes care of its guests.
In fact, we were immediately offered a welcome aperitif, to be enjoyed inside the bar area or directly on the terrace.
In addition, all the staff with whom we had the opportunity to interact during our stay was kind and caring.
There are many types of rooms in this design hotel: from the most basic rooms (but still refined and elegant) to the most exclusive suites.
We stayed in a Suite Panorama Lodge. Upon entering, I had one, simple thought: “Wow.”
It is a luxurious accommodation of almost 40 square meters , with an adjoining panoramic loggia of 14 square meters, facing south.
A beautiful hammock is positioned in the loggia, which allows you to swing gently looking at the woods.
The Panorama Lodge Suite has several rooms: the actual bedroom, the living area, the loggia and a large bathroom.
The use of wood prevails in this suite, which creates a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere.
In the room you’ll also find a kit with everything you need to enjoy the wellness area: slippers, bathrobe and a large towel.
Finally, the bed is very comfortable.
Food and drink
With regard to the food, we were very satisfied.
In fact, in the kitchen they mainly use organic and locally sourced foods. And we appreciated this choice. The dishes were actually delicious.
Breakfast is buffet style and I was especially won over by the bread. Or rather, from the different types of bread. As I’m a true lover of this food, every meal was a joy!
Naturhotel Die Waldruhe also prepares a tasty snack, offering bread, mixed cold cuts and various desserts.
Let’s talk about dinner.
In addition to the buffet of appetizers and salads, a menu of your choice is served at the table. There are 5 courses in total.
The only thing that I didn’t like was the fact that, at breakfast, I had to take hot drinks from a distributors.
The drinks were good, but transporting them to the table was a bit uncomfortable.
The Spa of Naturhotel Die Waldruhe
The wellness area of the Naturhotel Die Waldruhe is a little gem.
In fact, the spa adds that little extra to the hotel.
After a day of walks surrounded by nature, it is so amazing that you can experience a relaxing break.
The wellness area of the Naturhotel Die Waldruhe is characterized by saunas and swimming pools, arranged on two levels.
On the fourth floor, the wellness area is reserved for adults. Here you can find an outdoor panoramic pool, sauna, outdoor relaxation area with sun loungers, shower and rest beds (perhaps filled with hay? I don’t know, but they were very comfortable!).
On the -1st floor there is an indoor heated swimming pool (with outdoor access), a sauna, turn bathroom, relaxation area and herbal tea is served, too.
My favourite part was undoubtedly the outdoor swimming pool (with hydromassage), located on the upper floor and offering a magnificent view of the surrounding views.
Access to the spa is free.
The highlights of our stay at Naturhotel Die Waldruhe
There are many nice aspects of this structure, but surely I was struck by three elements: the spa, the food and the location of the Naturhotel Die Waldruhe.
It is a hotel with personality, perfect for spending a romantic, luxurious weekend in Val Pusteria.
As for the company philosophy, it was particularly nice to see the close connection that the structure wants to maintain with the surrounding area.
This can be seen, for example, in the choices regarding the materials used in the hotel, or in the selection of ingredients used in the kitchen.
Our stay was simply perfect! You can find more pictures and video on my IG profile!
- the hotel provides a towel, bathrobe and slippers to access the wellness area;
- water in a jug is available to guests free of charge during meals, just ask the waiters;
- don’t miss snack hour, it’s worth it!
- This hotel is an excellent starting point to visit Lake Braies, Lake Misurina and Brunico;
- during summer, there are several activities that you could do: mountain bikes, e-bikes, excursions (a guide is also available), gastronomic events, concerts, wild-watching, golf, paragliding, climbing, zip-line,…
- Winter activities include skiing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, skating, snowshoeing, visits to the Christmas markets, …
- the tourist offices of Val Pusteria are at your disposal to help you plan your activities in the area.
To summ it up, we can say that we felt really pampered at Naturhotel Die Waldruhe. I definetely recommend this hotel for a luxurious and relaxing holiday in Val Pusteria.
Disclaimer: A special thanks to the Crazzolara family, who offered us a stay at the Naturhotel Die Waldruhe in exchange for sharing our experience. All photos and opinions are, as always, 100% my own!