Freedom in nature for naturally free thinkers.

The Waldhof² is not just any hotel near Meran. It’s a haven unlike any other.

We’re not ones for blending in with the crowd. What suits us best is being natural. That’s what sets us apart. It’s ingrained in everything we do, from the scenery outside to the ambience inside, reaching deep into our souls. The environment we create is welcoming and intimate, yet each person finds their own serene spot, undisturbed and free from distractions. It’s all about catering to your preferences.

Dorothea, Stefan & Jasmin. The hospitality trio.

Tibor. An ex-professional footballer has cooked his way to the top of South Tyrol.

Kerstin – her smile magically brightens your holiday.

Milan pours passion into every glass.

Daniel puts the “master” in culinary masterpieces.

Greta is always in a good mood – from morning till night.

Kekuta is ready to assist wherever needed.

A hotel team and its philosophy

Belvita Leading Wellnesshotels Südtirol is synonymous with holistic wellness, indulgent experiences and natural beauty – a philosophy we proudly embrace at the Waldhof². We are committed to providing an experience of health, relaxation and rejuvenation that extends beyond your stay, leaving a lasting impact long after you’ve returned home. Nature also plays a leading role here, which is hardly surprising given that the Belvita Leading Wellnesshotels Südtirol are located in the most beautiful places in South Tyrol – including the Waldhof² in Völlan, close to Meran.

A hotel with stories to tell

The Waldhof² has been around for a long time. It has been in our family since 1973 and has seen many guests come and go. It has survived the winds of change and seen good times and challenging times.

Ivo Mahlknecht was the original owner until his nephew Kuno took over the hotel in 1988. After Kuno’s premature passing in 2020, his wife Dorothea, their son Stefan and his girlfriend Jasmin took the reins, each adding their unique flair while maintaining the hotel’s longstanding and passionate commitment to hospitality.

And yet, they do not forsake their own passions: Dorothea seeks serenity in mountains all around the world, a journey she details in her book, “Über den Berg ... Mein Weg zum Glück”. Stefan channels his passion into photography, capturing the stunning views of his homeland. Meanwhile, Jasmin divides her time between South Tyrol and Sicily, where she tends to the hotel’s olive grove.

Thanks to their collective efforts, the Waldhof² has undergone a process of modernisation, expansion and thoughtful redesign. Despite these changes, it remains more than just a hotel; it’s a place where people feel at home. Here, guests are enveloped in tranquillity, connected with nature and encouraged to reconnect with themselves.

A real gem. And precious stones.

Anyone wandering through the Waldhof² will inevitably encounter a remarkable collection of minerals. These precious stones, sourced from around the globe, were meticulously gathered, purchased and traded by Ivo Mahlknecht, Kuno’s uncle, over the years. Allow these vibrant, striking minerals to touch your soul, as they are also a vital part of nature.