If you have yet to visit the Dolomites, we envy you your first sight of this utterly breath-taking scenery. Pretty just doesn't cover it, they are achingly beautiful. In order to get the most out of your glorious surroundings you can spend all day, every day, whether winter or summer, exploring the mountains by bicycle, on foot or on skis before returning to a cosy hideaway in one of Alta Badia's prettiest villages. Nowhere does this better than the Rosa Alpina, a perfectly-appointed, chalet-style hotel with Michelin-starred restaurant and well-equipped spa.
TREATMENTS AND ACTIVITIES
While this is no destination spa, we do feel it fits the bill perfectly for a ‘pure hedonism' holiday where you can indulge in both healthy exercise and food and wine. Do try out the signature Head to Toe treatment, an indulgent two-hour session including face peel, full body salt scrub and massage.
For a really immersive mountain experience, have dinner and overnight in a nearby shepherd's hut on the hill or even spend a few nights hiking and overnighting in refugios before returning to Rosa Alpina for some well-earned pampering.
The Rosa Alpina offers an indulgent spa for massage and beauty treatments, swimming pool, kids' play area, sauna, library, gym, yoga studio, small climbing wall and, of course, access to the glorious Dolomites.
The rooms are subtly but warmly decorated with good use of wood and soft felts and wools. Suites have a sitting area with wood burner, balcony and large bathroom so we highly recommend these for Red Savannah clients. Families are welcome and there are rooms with small gardens which are ideal if you have young ones needing space to run around safely.
After an active day, enjoy cocktails in the piano bar or read in the library before making your choice between the Michelin-starred Restaurant St Hubertus, the Wine Bar & Grill or the Fondue Restaurant. Other options are right outside the door in the village of San Cassiano.