Castelrotto, Alpe di Siusi, Dolomites, Italy
Located in the UNESCO World heritage site of the Dolomites, the boutique Schgaguler hotel 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. After extensive renovations, Tobias and his family reopened in 2020.Check availability
- Minimal design by a local architect, with an emphasis on craftsmanship, quality materials and a discreet colour palette. All rooms have freestanding baths and mountain views.
- There are larger rooms with 2 bedrooms, ideal for families.
- There are 2 pools, an outdoor jacuzzi with magnificent views of the Dolomites, lounging rooms, saunas, a large gym and treatment rooms.
- The service is top-notch, from the bar man Peter to Sandra the sommelier.
Wine & Dine
- The food is 10/10 for quality, taste, preparation, provenance and variety.
- A La Carte breakfast is served in the dining room, overlooking the mighty Dolomites, with everything made using local producers or on-site. The bread is also to die for.
- The cuisine reimagines traditional Alpine recipes, and is paired with excellent local wines. The chef carefully selects top-quality local produce and transforms it daily into authentic, unexpected 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 this unique mountain range. 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 km of slopes with guaranteed snow cover and access to the world’s biggest interconnected ski area.
- 80 km of perfectly groomed cross country skiing trails, classic or skating.
- Snow-shoe walking and other activities await on the plateau Alpe di Siusi.
- Over 1000 km and 35,000 vertical m of cycle paths and routes.
- Golf: Find 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.
- A seemingly 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 and is 40 minutes from the hotel. The sommelier and owner Sandra can give you some extensive local tips for 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 until the end of September.
How to get there
- Fly into Innsbruck (115 km) or Verona (185 km). The smaller airport of Bolzano (30 mins away) is now connected to some European cities with SkyAlps.
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