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Explore authentic romanticism Looking for a romantic getaway? For an authentic and exciting experience where you can relax and get some peace? Rosenheim’s Hotel San Gabriele looks like a centuries-old monastery building from 1600 – yet, the appearance is deceptive. Newly built from 2002 until 2005, the luxury hotel impresses with an authentic charm, combined with all the modern facilities comfort seekers desire.

can dream. I wanted to make romance accessible to everyone, while creating a space for repose and while not focussing on commercial success,”he adds.

TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF | PHOTOS: HOTEL SAN GABRIELE

The new building convinces with a sensational love for detail, which carries guests off to bygone times. From its authentic façade to the interior, which is characterised by seemingly old arches, indirect light sources, wall art from church painters or deliberately uneven floors made of stone or long floorboards, the hotel offers an extraordinary hotel concept. “It always surprises visitors when they notice that the pictures on the internet still don’t do justice to the reality, the actual

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beauty and the comfort of the hotel,”Mario Mattera, owner of Hotel San Gabriele, says. Visitors can admire small details everywhere, which will remind them of the Middle Ages. Watch out for chair backs, resembling tower walls or small wall niches with hundreds of candles, which warmly illuminate the murals in the evening. “We planned a hotel which is so old that it can no longer become old,”Mario Mattera explains.“I had this vision of creating something romantic with my own two hands. I wanted to establish a place where people

The owners, Mario Mattera and his wife wearing monk’s cowls. Photo: © Il Monastero