Ski season is nearing an end, which means your insta feed has probably been jammed with a series of envy-inducing pictures of bloggers and friends wrapped in sheepskin and (hopefully faux) furs while sipping hot chocolate by a crackling fire. And while we’re not suggesting that in lieu of beating them, you join them, we are all for seeking out an alpine spot for a rest with a side of stellar views.
But beware: the hotels nestled in those beautiful, snow-dusted locations aren't built equal, and while many deliver on the promise of snugly alcoves and cosy bedrooms, few manage feat of offering up a spa with treatments that are properly remedial, and food that you'll be trying to recreate in your kitchen at home for a long time after you've left (seriously: that fondue was next level).
Here's the lowdown...
Think cute Alpine retreat nestled in a little ski resort in Italy’s San Cassiano where delectable food is served up around the clock and the spa is home to both treatments that’ll pummel your sore muscles into submission and views across the Dolomites. Expect to rub shoulders with off duty cashmere-swathed Europeans who’ve spent days on the slopes or wandering San Cassiano and have decided to hit the spa before fuelling up in one of the restaurants.
The Hero Treatment
We reckon you could pick anything here and be pleased, but we’d recommend going for an Alpine Herbs Muscle Relief massage to really ease tension before sitting in the sauna overlooking the evergreens to really feel restored.
Is The Food Any Good?
It’s not good - it’s brilliant. From the fondue-only restaurant that’s the stuff of any turophile’s dream, to the stone baked pizzas being served up in the Wine Bar & Grill to the seriously awe-inspiring creations that emerge from the Michelin-starred St. Hubertus restaurant, we can guarantee that there’s no chance of having a bad meal.
… And You Must
Make time to sit in your room. We know there’s an awful lot to do out in the alps, but trust us - these rooms are tranquil and cosy and just the tonic if you feel a bit frazzled. If you want to do something more actively restful, try a session of yoga in the panoramic yoga studio.
This is the place to head if you’re after a break that has everything from sports options to good food to a brilliant spa. It’s also a good idea if you’re catering to different people who want different things from their holiday as there are quite a few different things to do.
Winter: Rosa Alpina offers double rooms from €440 per night based on two adults (€220 per person) sharing a Double Deluxe Room. Rates include breakfast, taxes and services and exclude tourist tax. For further information and reservations please call Rosa Alpina on + 39 0471 849 500, emailor visit
Summer: , San Cassiano has rooms available from €385 per night based on two adults sharing a Deluxe Double room. Rates include breakfast, taxes and services and exclude tourist tax. For further information please visit