to ensure that you really do feel at home at our Hotel, we would like to give you a little more background information about the Westend.
In fact, 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 Strohmer family have long been active in the hotel and catering business; they already own the Hotel Europa Splendid. They bought the Westend Hotel 1983 and remodernised it completely with both taste and style. The Westend was awarded 3-stars in 1986.
The hotel has a delightful garden along the river and is in a quiet yet central position, away from the hustle and bustle of the town. It is ideal for a truly relaxing holiday. Our guests often remark on the comfortable, cosy atmosphere, the spacious airy rooms, the exellent home–cooking, the attentive service and the warm welcome they always receive from the owners and staff. We feel sure that you will enjoy your stay here at the Westend we and look forward to seeing you soon
The family Strohmer
|We offer spacious, well-furnished rooms, almost all with balcony and all with private bath or shower, WC, bidet and hairdrier, direct outside phone line, safe, color TV and radio. We have a comfortable lunge, a TV room, lift and also bicycles available free of charge for our guests. Our hotel is a now dellightfully modernised, lovely period villa, a building with character, with tradition and atmosphere in a very quiet location. It has its own shady garden and private car-park. V It is not far from the spa health centre and Congress Buuildings, and a mere 5 minutes on foot from the railway staion and bus depot. The Merano Lido with its cooling, tempting pools and exellent outdoor facilities is just 100 meters round the corner. Our guests especially appreciate our varied menus of healthy and tasty foods produced from the very best and freshest ingredients. We offer you a rich buffet for breakfast. Extra attraction: cocktails in the garden, candle-lit dinner, salad and antipasto buff|