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The vegan biotique hotel LA VIMEA in South Tyrol, Italy

“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.

The natural swimming pool of the LA VIMEA Vegan Hotel

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.

During summer the perfect place to relax in the sun

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
  • Saltwater-Indoor-Pool
  • Hot Stone Lounge
  • Sauna area including outdoor sauna
The Forest Sauna surrounded by nature offers a very special wellness experience
Even in bad weather you can go swimming – in the saltwater indoor pool


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.

The vegan breakfast buffet at LA VIMEA impressed us both with its great selection and taste.

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.

Everything, like the hummus here, is prepared freshly in the kitchen
When it’s warm enough outside, you can have breakfast on the roofed terrace.

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.

The first course of the vegan evening menu: a colorful salad creation

Afterwards there was an intermediate course, for example a roast cabbage with homemade sauerkraut, vegan sushi or eggplants with vegan “cheese”.

The baked eggplant in tasty tomato sauce was one of our favorites
The vegan sushi really knocked us off our feet 😉

The third course was a soup – from topinambur soup, to green vegetable soup, to a bowl of Asian miso soup.

The soups were all a delicacy

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.

Even the pasta is mostly made by hand in the kitchen of LA VIMEA – a huge effort that you can taste.
Homemade Gnocci lovingly garnished

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 kitchen also comes up with creative vegan desserts – like here the Matcha Cloud

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.

The view from our room of the hotel garden with the natural swimming pond

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.

The natural wood-look of the rooms is especially appealing to us

Events and Retreats at Biotique Hotel LA VIMEA

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!

Book your holiday at the Biotique Hotel LA VIMEA

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If you have further questions about the Vegan Hotel LA VIMEA or the region of Merano, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment.

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  1. Stayed for 3 nights – and we were blown away, mostly by the exceptionally good vegan food. Breakfast and the 5-course dinner were some of the best food I ever tasted. Plus, the staff and the beautifully designed hotel and rooms made it a wonderful stay – in a wonderful setting in South Tyrol. We will come back – it’s certainly not cheap, but it was well worth it.

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