UNPLUG AND REGENERATE IN SOUTH TYROL, ITALY: SEEHOF NATURE RETREAT

Seehof Nature Retreat Alto Adige lake

Quoted from the New York Times within the “5 places to be in 2018”, Seehof Nature Retreat, family hotel located just a few minutes from Bressanone in South Tyrol (Italy), is the perfect place to unplug from stress and be yourself, even just for a few days.

Characterized by a puristic, eclectic, almost Mediterranean style, Seehof is not your typical alpine hotel, but much, much more.

It’s the perfect place for independent, autonomous, creative women who do not like to show off too much (like me :).

The lake and the hotel structure

What to do at Seehof? Absolutely nothing. Breath, relax, or just simply BE.

Seehof Nature Retreat Alto Adige lake hotel bressanone south tyrol

Seehof Nature Retreat Alto Adige lake

The family-run property, built in ’74, has recently been enlarged and modernized. Distant from the hustle and bustle of the city, despite being 10 minutes from Bressanone, it’s completely immersed in nature.

The architecture is perfectly integrated into the territory and doesn’t steal the attention from the natural landscape. The skillful intervention of the Landscaper, which conceived it on the model of the Belgian gardens, it’s evident.

Seehof Nature Retreat Alto Adige pool lake hotel south tyrol bressanone

The hotel overlooks a small lake framed by a pine forest, a spa and Seehof swimming pool.

Seehof Nature Retreat Alto Adige picnic lake

La pineta

Pine Forest Pineta Alto Adige Seehof Nature Retreat

I have to mention it right away because I got very emotional about it: the pine forest, located right in front of the hotel, is magical, silent and will enchant you as it enchanted me.

It has always been my dream to photograph the pines with a wide angle and I finally I got this little satisfaction 🙂

Pine Forest Pineta Alto Adige Seehof Nature Retreat

Spa & Centro Benessere

Seehof Nature Retreat spa Alto Adige hotel bressanone south tyrol

The wellness area is immediately adjacent to the hotel: treatments, a wide garden, an outdoor pool, a lakeside spa and infinite relaxation await you.

Seehof Nature Retreat massage

Thanks to Mara, the Spa Manager, I’ve been able to experience for the first time a beautiful massage with warm herbal pads, detoxifying and purifying. One of the best massages I have ever received!

Seehof Nature Retreat spa lake Alto Adige

All the furniture is modern and elegantly designed. It’s really evident that the hotel has been recently renovated.

Seehof Nature Retreat Alto Adige spa pool

Sauna e Biosauna con vista sul lago

Seehof Nature Retreat sauna lake Alto Adige hotel south tyrol bressanone

I really liked the “no stress” approach of the Seehof, which offers sauna, bio sauna, and Roman baths. 3 simple environments and that’s it. To not overwhelm the customers and avoid any anxieties caused by “having to try alllll the saunas.”

Among the many magical moments spent at the Seehof, there is one that I remember with particular nostalgia: outside it was raining softly, you could see the drops that fell on the lake and we, peacefully sitting in the bio sauna, were listening to the Tibetan bells played by the Aufgussmeister (Master of Aufguss) Romina.

Seehof Nature Retreat sauna Alto Adige

Ristorante: Il Borgo dei Sapori

Seehof Nature Retreat restaurant Alto Adige

La giornata al Seehof comincia con la colazione al Borgo dei Sapori, concepito come piazza mercato, dove poter stabilire un contatto anche con gli altri ospiti.

Vengono previsiti diversi spuntini durante il giorno ed è possibile mangiare anche in accappatoio durante il giorno.

The day at the Seehof begins with breakfast at Borgo Of Flavors, designed as a market square, where you have the opportunity to interact with other guests.

Multiple snacks are provided during the day and it’s also possible to eat in a bathrobe during the day.

Seehof Nature Retreat restaurant Alto Adige

Lunch is served with a light but complete and tasty buffet, but dinner is what has left us speechless.

Unfortunately you won’t find many photos of dishes here because we were too busy eating all the delicacies of the hotel, one above all these delicious canederli, typical dumplings made in South Tyrol.

Believe me, if you are in South Tyrol close to Bressanone you don’t want to miss this restaurant! We were seriously speechless. Dish after dish the Seehof staff kept amazing and delighting us.

In a word: mind-blowing. Compliments!

canederli alla tirolese

Very important note: the portions were PERFECT. We were able to taste everything without ever feeling uncomfortably full.

I dintorni: Bressanone e le Alpi

Alto Adige Sud Tirolo walk

Seehof Nature Retreat offers plenty of opportunities to join outdoor activities and exercise in South Tyrol. Many trekking and biking routes start directly from the hotel.

Romina, the super funny nice Master of Aufguss, took us for a walk along “the Apple path” to admire the mountains and crops in the surrounding areas. He also explained that the Seehof organizes and for its guests excursions in South Tyrol of different levels of lengths and difficulties.

Alto Adige Sud Tirolo apples seehof

Alto Adige Sud Tirolo walk

Very close to the hotel is also Bressanone, little but “precious”, with wine bars, small shops, a beautiful cathedral and its own particular vibe. You can walk to town and comfortablyget back by bus.

I must mention the Augustinian Abbey of Novacella, a real gem located a few kilometers away.

Alto Adige Sud Tirolo seehof

La nostra camera con vista sul lago e sui frutteti

Seehof Nature Retreat hotel bressanone south tyrol

Last but not least, our beautiful room, designed with hexagonal Marazzi ceramics with a modern but very welcoming style. I really appreciated the refinement of the spaces, and how not to notice the fragrance of apples and lemon that characterizes the environment!

Seehof Nature Retreat hotel bressanone south tyrol

The view on the lake and the pinewood is something unique and unforgettable. Waking up in the morning with this vision and resting on the balcony in the afternoon was simply amazing. I really needed this moment of “relax with a view.”

Seehof Nature Retreat hotel bressanone south tyrol

I would like to thank Tamaris, Andreas, Romina and Mara again for the beautiful stay. It was a pleasure to photograph your beautiful structure and I can not wait to go back to the Seehof! Among the hotels near Bressanone is definitely a structure that knows how distinguish itself.

South Tyrol hotel

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