Madonna di Campiglio, Dolomites, Italy
based on 7 nights inc. flights
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per person based on 2 adults for 7 nights in a Genziana Double on a half board basis and including private return airport transfers.
At a Glance
Newly awarded '4* Superior' status
Family run hotel with exceptionally friendly service
A Michelin starred restaurant - The Hermitage Stube
Secluded location with beautiful views of the mountains
Easy access to the slopes and the vast ski area of the Dolomites
Spa and pool with floor to ceiling windows and panoramic views
Best time to Visit
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The climate in this part of the Dolomites is a typical alpine microclimate - winters are long and cold and from December to February average temperatures are below zero and night time temperatures can fall to minus 20°C. There are great differences between daytime and night time temperatures. Winters are snowy but approximately 100 days of sunshine between December and March is the norm.
The hotel is also open during the summer from the end of June through to the middle of September which is a lovely time to experience the Dolomites in the summer months.
An authentic Tyrolean hotel in Madonna di Campiglio, the Biohotel Hermitage looks over the majestic Dolomites, priding itself on its gourmet cuisine and excellent service. Family-run and bio-architecturally designed it offers a friendly, welcoming stay.
The owners of the newly crowned 4* superior Biohotel Hermitage, the Maffei family, like to treat everyone as guests in their own home. Consequently, the warmth of the hospitality, the attention to detail and overall comfort here, really is wonderful. And coupled with its secluded location and uninterrupted views of the Dolomites through vast glass windows, it is little wonder that guests return again and again.
Another reason could be the Stube Hermitage Restaurant with its Michelin star. Nicola Laera's individual style of cooking uses local herbs from the pastures and the woodlands. The quality and variety of the food is amazing and should definitely be tried one evening, especially with something from the extensive cellar. The day starts with a hearty breakfast which will set you up for your time on the slopes, and as all the food comes from the same kitchen as the Stube, you are sure to enjoy every meal.
The hotel is set slightly away from the village centre, in a quiet and peaceful spot with a shuttle service to take guests to the slopes or into the village. Enzo, the driver, is incredibly helpful and kind and nothing is too much trouble. From the bottom station you have access to 150 km of slopes, serviced by 57 lift systems.
The Spa and pool also have magnificent views of the mountains, and offer a peaceful retreat after a day on the mountains. There are steam, sauna and therapy rooms and it is well equipped to offer a good range of treatments.
One of the lesser known Italian resorts to British skiers, Madonna di Campiglio is an exclusive yet unpretentious resort, nestling at an altitude of 1550 metres in the valley between the Brenta Dolomites and the glaciers of Adamello and Presanella. Italy’s number one ski resort, it enjoys both a good snow and sun record and with its differing terrains works well for skiers of all levels. The hotel is also a delight in summer with trekking, mountain biking and a host of other activities on the doorstep.
Rooms are generously sized, furnished with natural materials, and many have views of the strikingly beautiful Dolomites. A family friendly hotel, children can share with parents in certain suites.
The hotel is bio-architecturally designed using natural wood which is treated with linseed oil to preserve its natural aroma. It is decorated with stone, marble and pure wool carpets and has wall heating to provide correct heat distribution and maintain a healthy climate.
A simple double with en-suite shower, some of the rooms have a balcony overlooking the courtyard.
The Genziana Rooms have a balcony and view of the Dolomites. Decorated with natural materials and fabrics, they have an en-suite shower facility.
|Stella Alpina Room||
The Stella Alpina rooms, some of which are in the hotel's tower and others with a balcony and view of the Dolomites. They have a large en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and double washbasin in red marble of Verona, minibar and internet.
The Junior Suites are all attic rooms with views over the Dolomites. They feature a lounge area, large en suite facilities with double washbasin in, bath and separate shower.
The Mini Suite has a balcony with a view over the Dolomites, double bedroom and separate living area that can double as accommodation, and two bathrooms (one with a bath, both with a shower).
Located in the attic, the Suite features a private balcony with an amazing view of the Dolomites, a large, round double bed and a separate living area that can be used for extra accommodation, two bathrooms (one with shower and one with bathtub), walk-in closet. This vintage-white attic was totally remodelled in 2012 in a mountain-chic style with contemporary furniture and can host up to 5 people.
Children are welcome to come and stay at the hotel. The Hermitage takes food very seriously and have subsequently even created a simple but delicious 16-course menu just for children.
The Biohotel Hermitage has a range of dining options, culminating in the Hermitage Stube, a Michelin starred restaurant. The Spa, with its fabulous panoramic views, offers an indulgent range of treatments and therapies can be customised to suit you. Only 1500m from the lifts, the hotel has an efficient shuttle system from 8am - 8pm, that can also take you into the village.
Georgina Carlisle (Staff)
A small, eco friendly gem of a hotel located just outside of Madonna do Campiglio, with its amazing views of the pink mountains and surrounding forest giving you the piece and quiet needed to take in the views. The spa has large windows opening onto the terrace outside where you can relax with the unapoikt backdrop and spot deer if youre lucky . Its warm-hearted, Italian family run, four-star facilities offer a great base for a ski holiday.
Charlotte Carter (Staff)
The Biohotel hermitage is a family run traditional hotel located just outside the charming town of Madonna di Campiglio. For me the beauty of this hotel is its stunning location. From the bedrooms and terrace you have unrestricted beautiful views of the mountains. You really feel like you are immersed in nature. The hotel has a very family friendly feel, children are very welcome here. At dinner they create a relaxed atmosphere with a trombone playing mellow music in the background. Its a charming hotel if you are looking for a traditional, Italian run, family friendly property for a quiet getaway.
Holton Party - March 2016 (Guest)
From start to finish, this was the best ski holiday I have been on. Firstly, the hotel: the room was beautiful in style, spacious, and comfortable. The balcony provided the most stunning views of the Dolomites, which can be viewed from lying in bed! The spa was excellent, again with the stunning mountain views. Lovely touches, such as herbal tea and candles.
The staff: Barbara, Enzo and all of the restaurant staff were very friendly and helpful. It was my birthday while we were there, they helped my partner to arrange several amazing surprises; flowers in the morning, lunch at the chalet Fiat (hugely recommended) and a candle lit couples massage in the chalet Santa Maria complete with Champagne and aperitif from the kitchen.
The food: where do I start? The food was outstanding and different every night. We chose not to eat in the Michelin * Stube Hermitage restaurant because we enjoyed the food so much that came as half board. The dessert buffet was particularly lovely!
Enzo provided a perfect service taking us to and from the slopes whenever we wanted, so it really was no problem. He even dropped my partners rental skis off for him at the end of the week.
To top off the perfect week, we had the best snow I have ever skied on perhaps we got lucky, visiting mid-march! Quiet, untouched pistes, with great mountain restaurants to stop at.
We will certainly we back!
Kirsty Edwards (Staff)
Barbara and her team at the Hotel Hermitage are so welcoming and eager to look after you, from the minute you step through the door until the moment you leave. The Maffei family take great pride in their Michelin-starred restaurant "Stube Hermitage" which has a wonderful tasting menu for approx 120. Barbara is hugely creative and will create bespoke menus for guests, catering for any special dietary requirements.
Although the hotel slightly further from the resort centre than other properties, the driver service is hugely efficient, running from 8am - 8pm by the very charming driver, Enzo. The major benefit of a slightly more rural location means that the views from the rooms are simply stunning - opening the curtains to reveal the breathtaking sight of the majestic Dolomites is truly wonderful. These spectacular mountain views can also be enjoyed whilst relaxing in the spa with its lovely pool, sauna and steam rooms.
Location & directions
Madonna di Campiglio, Dolomites, Italy
Madonna di Campiglio lies in the heart of the Brenta Dolomites in Northern Italy.
How to get there
British Airways and easyJet fly to Verona, Milan, Venice with transfer times varying between a 2-hour 30-minute and 3-hour 30-minute one. We can organise private transfers from the airport to your hotel.
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