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.