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The Capra opened in 2014, in the process instantly becoming the number one hotel in the charming high altitude resort of Saas-Fee.
In keeping with the pretty town centre aesthetic of wooden buildings, The Capra resembles an elegant chalet, but one that happens to house 24 extremely comfortable and contemporary rooms and suites, all of which have private balconies for serious views of the surrounding ring of 12,000ft peaks. The suites also come with pull out beds so can cater for families.
Breakfasts are served in La Locanda, which then transforms into a fine dining restaurant for lunches and dinners where Michelin-starred chef Oliver Glowig uses Swiss ingredients and Italian inspiration (understandable, given the border is about 4 miles away) to create excellent dishes in cosy surroundings.
Cosier still is the Bar & Lounge where guests can order less formal fare or enjoy a drink from the extensive list of spirits, fine Swiss wines (definitely not an oxymoron) and craft beers while sitting beside a roaring fire. On the subject of wine, the Capra also has a wine cellar where guests can book a private dinner, and there's also a Chef's Table so guests can watch Glowig in action in the Locanda kitchen.
Elsewhere, the elegant wood and slate-clad Capra Spa has a steam room, sauna, plunge pool and treatment room where skiers can enjoy an après-ski massage for tired muscles.
The Capra is already a pretty perfect package, but the owners have got grand plans. Look out for a totally revamped spa and a new ten suite chalet in the next year or two.
Why we love it
The Capra has converted a lovely traditional barn into a ski-in, ski-out place for guests to keep their skis so they don't have to lug them back to the hotel.
Lucy G, Original Traveller