Hotel Elephant

Top choice hotel in Bressanone (Brixen)
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This 15th-century inn marks the entrance to old Bressanone and, as the name suggests, once gave shelter to an Indian elephant, a gift on its way to Archduke Maximilian of Austria. The quince-toned exterior hints at what’s inside: extremely comfortable rooms and serenely professional service, exquisite historic stufas (tiled stoves) in the dining room and museum-worthy paintings lining the stairs.

An honour roll/guestbook features a staggering assortment of European royalty, signing off with the Duchess of Aosta (these days, we’re told, the more discreet King of Belgium is rather fond of the place).

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Set in a 17,000 m² park, Hotel Elephant is a 500-year old hotel set in a restored historic building. The property features a pool and 2 restaurants. Providing a sense of refined ambience, rooms at Elephant are fitted with luxurious fabrics, wooden floors. They combine classic furnishings with modern flat-screen TVs, equipped with satellite channels. A varied breakfast buffet is served daily. Guests can dine at one of the on-site restaurants, offering dishes from South Tyrol, mixing Italian influences: the Elephant, open daily for lunch and dinner, and Michelin-starred Apostelstube, where a gourmet menu of up to 7 dishes can be savoured. Hotel Elephant hotel consists of a main building and Villa Marzari, both set within the extensive grounds. Ideal for trekking in summer and skiing in winter, it is located in central Bressanone, featuring the Pharmacy Museum and a baroque Cathedral. A free Bressanone Card is given to all guests at check-in. This gives you free access to the town's museums and free public transport, along with a daily 2-hour swim in the public Acquarena pool and 2 daily rides on the cable car.

Important information

Swimming pool #1 is closed from Thu 15 Oct 2020 until Mon 03 May 2021 Please note that the Apostelstube restaurant is open Friday to Tuesday for dinner only.


  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Tennis court
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Ski storage
  • Smoke alarms
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Horse riding
  • Tour desk
  • Library
  • Gift shop
  • Security alarm
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • On-site parking
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Swimming pool
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Pool bar
  • Terrace
  • Designated smoking area
  • Kid meals
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Walking tours
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bridal suite
  • First aid kit available
  • Garden
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Baby safety gates
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Open-air bath
  • Heated pool
  • 24-hour security
  • Trouser press
  • Cashless payment available
  • Canoeing
  • Sun terrace
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Ticket service
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Wifi
  • Family rooms
  • Packed lunches
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Snack bar
  • Hammam
  • Table tennis
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Invoice provided
  • Airport shuttle
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Skiing
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Internet services


  • Newspapers
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Safety deposit box


  • Shoeshine
  • Dry cleaning
  • Room service
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laundry
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Ironing service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Business centre
  • Concierge service
  • Car hire


  • Valet parking
  • Private parking


  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna


  • Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


  • Free WiFi available

Food and drink

  • Bar
  • Restaurant