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Hotel Rosa Alpina is located in the small village of San Cassiano, in the northern Italian province of Bolzano, and is owned and managed by the Pizzinini family (members of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group). Surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Dolomites the hotel has a warm atmosphere of a chic alpine lodge, with log fires and décor based on natural materials such as wood and linen.
All of the 51 rooms and suites at Hotel Rosa Alpina carry an elegant atmosphere and have been individually designed making sure no two rooms are the same. The deluxe rooms and junior suites have stylish living areas and spacious bathrooms perfect for couples. For families the spacious and luxurious ski chalet, Chalet Zeno, (located separate to the hotel) accommodates 8 guests and enjoys exposed beams, a large living area and a Jacuzzi. The hotel also boasts two private mountain cabins, at 2000m altitude, with sweeping panoramas of the surrounding mountains. The first cabin can be hired out simply for lunch, and the hotels chefs prepare an outstanding picnic-esque spread for weary hikers (and weary hikers friends). Alternatively the second cabin is used as overnight accommodation and with a roaring log fire, cozy blankets and dotted candles it's the ultimate romantic getaway, if not the perfect honeymoon destination.
The four restaurants all have their own touch providing a wide variety of cuisine. St. Hubertus is one of only nine restaurants in Italy to boast three Michelin stars, and is considered one of the best restaurants in Italy, Fondue specialises in cheese and meat fondue (surprise surprise) and the Wine Bar & Grill takes on a more informal atmosphere. For breakfast Limonaia has a wonderful buffet filled with homemade pastries.
Facilities include an indoor pool (dedicated to families), Finnish sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi, sun terrace and gym. The hotel is also home to Rosa Alpina Beauty Spa where a wide variety of massages and beauty treatments are available. By winter 2017 an exciting new indoor swimming pool (with relaxation areas) will complete the new wellness wing for guests above 16 years.
The Alta Badia district was voted "Queen of the Alps" by the prestigious Italian Touring Club, as such there's an abundance of outdoor activities to partake in nearby. The winter months are inevitably great for skiing here whist the summer turns into a hiking/ biking/ climbing paradise.
The view from the Mountain Cabin is incredibly picturesque and you don't have to leave it as the staff deliver both breakfast and dinner to your door! To top it off mountain bikes are provided for the descent back down at the end of your stay.
Harriet, Original Traveller