Apfelhotel Torgglerhof – A Very Special Hotel In Italy’s Passeier Valley

Apfelhotel Torgglerhof is a very special hotel unlike any other. It’s situated in the beautiful Passeier Valley in Northern Italy and it enjoys a gorgeous relationship with the green areas surrounding it and with nature in general. It’s also not just a single building but a collection of several unique structures. Earlier this year, architecture and design studio noa* extended the hotel and gave it 9 new amazing rooms and a wellness and spa area which you might know as the Applesauna.

The sauna and wellness area of the hotel are disguised as a gentle green hillView in gallery
The sauna and wellness area of the hotel are disguised as a gentle green hill

They also renovated the existing hotel building which includes all the public spaces, the reception area as well as the restaurant and the bar. Everything is refreshed and ready to receive new guests. Throughout this entire project the architects looked for ways to bring the nature inside and to create smooth and organic connections with the garden and the beautiful surroundings. The wellness area is the best representation of their success, coming in the form of a green hill with a welcoming and sophisticated interior.

The interior of the sauna is pure and simple and has a very stylish geometryView in gallery
The interior of the sauna is pure and simple and has a very stylish geometry
The renovated public spaces enjoy a very close relationship with the beautiful gardens surrounding themView in gallery
The renovated public spaces enjoy a very close relationship with the beautiful gardens surrounding them

This place stands out in a lot of different ways. It’s not a typical hotel in the sense that it also has a variety of farm-inspired elements which ultimately shape it in a very favorable way. The architects also worked on several other eclectic projects such as a beautiful barn-like retreat in South Tyrol and they used their extensive experience to turn this into a one-of-a-kind hotel with lots and lots of character. They focused a lot of the exterior of the building and the way in which they interact with their surroundings but they also made sure to give them magnificent interiors. They’re pure and simple but at the same time very refined and welcoming. Big window, concrete lamps and a selection of elegant materials make each space look outstanding in a subdued and soothing way.

Large windows and sliding glass doors offer easy access outside and ensure a seamless transition View in gallery
Large windows and sliding glass doors offer easy access outside and ensure a seamless transition
The newly added sections of the hotel have a distinctive organic designView in gallery
The newly added sections of the hotel have a distinctive organic design
The simple selection of materials used for both the interior and exterior of the hotel are complemented by beautiful formsView in gallery
The simple selection of materials used for both the interior and exterior of the hotel are complemented by beautiful forms
There are many sitting and lounging areas scattered outside, taking advantage of the charming viewsView in gallery
There are many sitting and lounging areas scattered outside, taking advantage of the charming views
There's lots of lush greenery surrounding all the different parts of the hotelView in gallery
There’s lots of lush greenery surrounding all the different parts of the hotel
The dark wooden exterior helps the building blend into the surroundings View in gallery
The dark wooden exterior helps the building blend into the surroundings
The hotel is surrounded by lots of beautiful apple trees, meadows, old and new houses and mountainsView in gallery
The hotel is surrounded by lots of beautiful apple trees, meadows, old and new houses and mountains
The tall trees form a nice backdrop and create a sheltered look for the hotelView in gallery
The tall trees form a nice backdrop and create a sheltered look for the hotel
A hanging daybed turns this covered terrace into a magnificent relaxation areaView in gallery
A hanging daybed turns this covered terrace into a magnificent relaxation area
The interior design is very simple, humble even, putting a lot of emphasis on the materials and their natural beautyView in gallery
The interior design is very simple, humble even, putting a lot of emphasis on the materials and their natural beauty
The eclectic interior decor is a mixture of rustic and contemporary View in gallery
The eclectic interior decor is a mixture of rustic and contemporary
The new rooms have a fresh and sophisticated look but they also fit perfectly into the context of this unique hotelView in gallery
The new rooms have a fresh and sophisticated look but they also fit perfectly into the context of this unique hotel
The large windows and the indoor plants are a successful attempt at bringing the garden inside this spaceView in gallery
The large windows and the indoor plants are a successful attempt at bringing the garden inside this space
Small private terraces bring the rooms closer to nature and expose them to the beautiful views of the valleyView in gallery
Small private terraces bring the rooms closer to nature and expose them to the beautiful views of the valley