“Just veg!” – under this slogan the Vegan Biotique hotel LA VIMEA, which is the first completely vegan hotel in completely Italy, stands. Our stay at LA VIMEA was a very special experience! The highlights were of course the vegan breakfast buffet and the vegan 5-course menu in the evening. But we were also really impressed by the remarkable hospitality of all the staff, who all share the passion for a vegan lifestyle, as well as the beautiful gardens.
Disclaimer: The Vegan Biotique Hotel LA VIMEA provided us three complimentary nights for this article.
The vegan Biotique Hotel LA VIMEA
The vegan Biotique Hotel LA VIMEA is the first vegan hotel in Italy. Located in Naturno, a municipality near Merano (15km), the hotel is surrounded by a quiet place with small shops and lots of nature. The nature-oriented and simple architecture blends in harmoniously with the surroundings and creates a cozy and comfortable ambiance. The hotel is equipped with an open bar, which is connected to the “living room”. Adjacent to it, you will find the restaurant with a free view of the large sun terrace. During bad weather, you can enjoy the large spa and wellness area with various saunas and an indoor pool. Especially in summer, you can relax at the natural swimming pond.
Yoga & Meditation
At LA VIMEA guests enjoy daily yoga and meditation classes. The courses are already included in the price, so they are free of charge for every hotel guest.
These yoga classes are currently offered:
- Nature and humans in rhythm
- Yin Yoga
- Yoga Flow
- Gentle Yoga
- Hatha Yoga
The following meditation courses are currently offered:
- Sound meditation (ca. 30 min)
- Forest bathing (approx. 120 min)
Wellness – nature as stage
LA VIMEA has the following wellness and spa facilities:
- Natural swimming pond
- Nature park
- Hot Stone Lounge
- Sauna area including outdoor sauna
The following massages are currently offered at the LA VIMEA:
- Jin Shin Jyutsu – healing currents
- Individual intuitive treatment
- Mindfulness Massage
- Life force treatment
- Sound massage
- Streamflowers Massage
- Meth – Meridian Energy Technology
- Lymph stimulating treatment
- Customized treatment
The restaurant in the vegan Biotique Hotel LA VIMEA
The vegan organic restaurant in LA VIMEA is a novelty in the South Tyrolean restaurant scene. It offers a mix of warm and cold dishes as well as extraordinary cocktails – 100% organic and vegan.
The restaurant area of the hotel is a large, light-flooded room with an adjacent sun terrace and a view of the hotel’s own natural swimming pool.
Overnight guests automatically have half board (breakfast and dinner) included in the price. If you want, you can also have lunch at the hotel. The restaurant is also open for external guests from March to November.
Vegan breakfast buffet
Breakfast at LA VIMEA consists of a sumptuous, plant-based buffet with crispy rustic bread, vegetable spreads and many other delicacies such as oven-baked vegetables, focaccia, rice, scrambled tofu and hummus. Of course, there are also some sweet treats like muesli, pancakes, cakes, fruit salad as well as little extras like homemade cookies, dried fruits, fresh fruit juices and all kinds of milk alternatives.
Vegan gourmet dinner
The vegan evening menu at LA VIMEA consists of 5 courses – mostly gluten and sugar-free. The delicacies consist of 100% organic and plant-based ingredients.
As a first course, we always had a colorful salad with vegetables, fruits, seeds and sprouts as well as a homemade kombucha.
Afterwards there was an intermediate course, for example a roast cabbage with homemade sauerkraut, vegan sushi or eggplants with vegan “cheese”.
The third course was a soup – from topinambur soup, to green vegetable soup, to a bowl of Asian miso soup.
In the fourth course, we were spoiled with heavenly, handmade pasta! The first evening we had the Mediterranean spelt orecchiette, the following day Pad Thai with udon noodles and for the last evening, gnocchi.
Also the dessert has thrilled us every evening! Vegan and sugar-free “Ti-Raw-Misu”, peach ice cream and a heavenly Matcha Cloud… we didn’t want to stop eating at all 😉
The location of the hotel
The vegan Biotique Hotel LA VIMEA is located in a quiet residential area in Naturns, Vinschgau Valley. Between apple plantations, impressive mountains and the spa town of Merano, vacationers will find a pleasant and quiet place to relax and come down.
Our room at LA VIMEA: the Sun Room
The Sun Rooms at LA VIMEA are facing the garden and have a beautiful view of the garden and the hotel’s swimming pond. There is sun on the balcony almost all day long. The ambiance of the Sun Rooms has a very calming effect due to the simple, modern and natural design and invites you to relax.
Events and Retreats at Biotique Hotel LA VIMEA
Body, Mind & Soul – Base Detox Hiking (11.10.2020 – 15.10.2020)
Hin & Veg | Yoga- und Inspiration retreat (25.04.2020 – 28.04.2020)
Summary of our stay at LA VIMEA
All in all, we had a wonderful and very relaxing time at the vegan Biotique Hotel LA VIMEA. We were impressed by the outstanding vegan cuisine and can warmly recommend it. Also for “non-vegans” it is worthwhile to try the vegan cuisine and be surprised by the various possibilities! You will definitely not be disappointed!
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