Castelrotto, Alpe di Siusi, Dolomites, Italy
Located in the UNESCO World heritage site Dolomites, The Schgagler is the centrepiece of town in Castelrotto (Katelruth), one of the five villages that make up the Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm). Europe's largest mountain plateau. The Conde Nast Traveller featured the hotel in their hotlist of 'The best hotels in the Dolomites' and we could not agree more. After extensive renovations, Tobias and his family reopened 2 years ago. Have a look inside.Check availability
- Sleep simplistic design by a local architect. Emphasis on texture and colour. Alls rooms offer free standing bath tubs and mountain views. They do have larger rooms with 2 beds, ideally for families.
- There are 2 pools, an outdoor jacuzzi with magnificent Dolomites views, lounging rooms, different saunas, a large gym and different treatment rooms where you can book massages and treatments.
- The service is top-notch, from the bar man Peter to Sandra the sommelier, 10/10.
Wine & Dine
- The food is 10/10 on quality, taste, preparation, sourcing and offering variety.
- A La Carte breakfast is served in their dining room, overlooking the mighty Dolomites. Everything is made from local producers or on site. Their bread is to die for.
- Their cuisine is reinventing traditional alpine recipes. Pairings with excellent local wines. The chef carefully selects top-quality local produce and transforms them every day into genuine and surprising meals.
- The Bar: The cocktails are so good that we asked the barman Peter to give us a tutorial about their signature drink, 'The Dolomite Martini'.
- Keep it casual, cosy cashmere sweaters in front of the fireplace.
- Rates start at € 320 / day including half board
Worth getting out of bed for
- The Schgaguler is the perfect location to discover all aspects of these unique mountains. Castelrotto is only 5 min by bus or car from Siusi (Schlern) where you can take the cable car up to Alpe di Siusi (Seiser Alm).
- Ski: 60 kilometres of slopes with guaranteed snow cover and access to the world’s biggest interconnected ski area.
- 80 kilometres of perfectly groomed Cross country skiing trails, classic or skating.
- Snow-shoe walking and other activities wait for you up on the plateau Alpe di Siusi.
- Over 1000 kilometres and 35,000 vertical metres of cycle paths and routes
- Golf: The par-3 hole with the biggest difference in vertical height in Europe, and more Alpine golfing pleasures on the San Vigilio 18-hole panorama course in Suisi.
- An almost infinite number of walks up on Alpe di Siusi.
- Climbing: From via Ferrata ascents to first-class free climbing
- In winter or in summer, make a visit to the nearby South Tyrolean wine area, Caldaro (Kaltern) is worth a visit (40 min from hotel). The sommelier and owner Sandra can give you some extensive local tips of the best wineries to visit.
When to go
- South Tyrol is an all year destination. You will find the best snow conditions in January and March. Summer lasts from June - end of September.
How to get there
- Fly into Innsbruck (115 km) or Verona (185 km). The smaller airport of Bolzano is now connected to some European cities with SkyAlps. (30 min)
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