Hotel Ciasa Salares
San Cassiano, Dolomites, Italy
- 7 nights
- from $1200 per person
With a fabulous location close to the slopes in the heart of the Dolomites, this family-run hotel is a superb choice for foodies and families, with its Michelin-starred restaurant and easy access to the slopes.
At a Glance
Superb location with easy access to the slopes
Michelin-starred La Siriola Restaurant serving exquisite culinary treats
Newly refurbished wine cellar now offers a further dining and wine experience
Family run hotel with stunning views of the Dolomites
Large swimming pool with fabulous views from its floor to ceiling windows
Beauty SPA Vives has a range of treatments available to suit all needs
Kids play room is ideally situated next to the bar so you can relax with a drink in hand while they play
Be sure to try the house aperitif - an "Alpignacolada" in the fabulous wine barScott Dunn team
Book a guide for the first day of your vacation to get to grips with the Sella Ronda circuit. They will also show you the best mountain hut restaurants and pit stops! Make sure you ski it in a clockwise direction as you will follow the sun all day.Jenny James
Something a little special on Thursday nights is the three course dinner in the wine cellar - a definite highlight of my vacation.Kate Newman
'Ladin' is the language widely used in the Alta Badia region a dialect of their own.Kate Newman
South Tyrol boasts the most Michelin stars of any Italian province with 26 restaurants having been awarded Michelin stars.Kate Newman
Situated just a stone's throw from the pretty town of San Cassiano, the Ciasa Salares Hotel offers an all-encompassing experience for anyone looking to immerse themselves in everything that the Alta Badia region has to offer. The lifts to the slopes are a couple of minutes' walk away, taking you directly in the vast and breathtakingly beautiful ski area - the Dolomites are an UNESCO World Heritage site. Run by the same family since the 1960s, warmth and welcoming hospitality are in no short supply and guests are looked after perfectly. And if all this isn't enough, then the food here and in the mountains makes this area and in particular this hotel, well worth a visit.
Built in a traditional chalet style, the Ciasa Salares is a charming, spacious and comfortable hotel. Bedrooms are bright and cosy, and many of them have a balcony giving wonderful views of the Dolomite peaks. Guests here experience the most unbelievable cuisine. Breakfasts are hearty and substantial - perfect for a day's skiing, and the lunches on the sunny terrace of La Terrazza are delicious. The choice of restaurants is exceptional giving the size of the hotel itself. La Siriola, the hotel's restaurant with two Michelin stars, serves sophisticated dishes using locally foraged food, and the accompanying wine list could keep you busy for months.
Indeed food and drink are taken so seriously here, that each week guests are invited to the wine cellar to sample delicious products, 1,600 different labels at the last count, with a special emphasis on what South Tyrol has to offer. Ciasa Salares has its own Cheese Room, with no less than 70 different cheeses, and a member of the hotel's Cheese Team will expertly guide you through the varieties. And guests simply have to visit the Chocolate Room. Part of La Siriola, this room houses 40 sorts of fine chocolate, for tasting and buying, from fig covered chocolate to 100% dark chocolate. Fresh fruit skewers can be dipped into pure Venezuelan chocolate from the room's own fountain. You'll need to ski quite hard to work it all off.
The Dolomites are situated in the Southern Alps in the north of Italy. The ski domain is known as the Dolomiti Superski and consists of 460 lifts and 760 miles of ski runs. The area consists of 12 valleys all accessible under one ski pass and there is enough different terrain to suit all levels of skier.
All of the 50 rooms in this gem of a family hotel are simply furnished using a blend of arolla pine, fir tree and larch with unfussy bathrooms. But its the views that inspire the most. Rooms at the back of the hotel enjoy a peaceful outlook onto the forest with its array of wildlife and the dramatic Dolomite towers above. At the front of the hotel is a panoramic feast of breathtaking peaks and stunning scenery.
Each room features a TV, telephone, internet access and a minibar as well as a fabric bag containing a soft bathrobe and slippers which guests can use for the Beauty SPA Vives.
Slightly bigger than the standard rooms, the superior rooms (27 m²) all feature a double bed (or two single beds) and can host a third bed upon request. Bathroom has bath and/or shower and WC. Fabulous panoramic views from the verandas or balconies.
The Junior Suites (about 33 m²) all have a Simmons double bed (or two single beds) with the possibility of adding a third or fourth bed as a good family option. Furnished in a typical South Tyrolean style, with local pine and larch panelling. The room is equipped with LCD color TV, telephone, WLAN internet access as well as a minibar.
Our suites (about 37 m²) are perfect for families with children or even for those guests looking for more comfort. One double or twin beds with room for an extra bed in the seating area.
The Conturines suite (55 m²) is one the most luxurious suites. This room is large, spacious and equipped with every kind of comfort, from cosy Simmon beds (one double bed and one daybed) to unique handmade furnishings by local artisans. The bathroom is fabulous - enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath whilst soaking up the breathtaking views of the forest and mountains.
The Salares suite (about 50 m²) is a very spacious suite and features one Simmons double bed, spacious storage with a the option of adding extra beds in the living area. The natural pine panelling gives a very natural feel and scent which perfectly compliment the stunning views. The room is also equipped with two LCD color TVs, telephone, WLAN internet access as well as a minibar. The bathroom has a sumptuous bath-tub with breathtaking views of Dolomites.
This suite is 70 sqm and has two double bedrooms so ideal for a family or friends. It also has two bathrooms, living room and terrace.
|Suite Ru Blanc||
The ultimate luxury suite at the Ciasa Salares. At 100 sqm it features two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room with fireplace, terrace, bar, Jacuzzi and sauna.
The hotel has a very well-equipped playroom for children, located very conveniently next to the bar, so you can have a well-deserved après-ski drink, whilst your children play.
The choice of restaurants at the Ciasa Salares is a treat in itself. Food is a big part of staying here, and the breakfasts, lunches and dinners do not disappoint. For a special evening, La Siriola with its Michelin star is a memorable occasion. For something less formal, the wine bar has an extensive menu.
If you find time between skiing and eating, try the very relaxing and indulgent Vives Spa, with its vast array of treatments. The views from the pool and its floor to ceiling windows make it worth it.
The spa features a swimming pool, Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, an infrared cabin, solarium and a whirlpool bath. There are also cabins for face and body treatments.
With a Michelin star this restaurant is headed by Chef Matteo Metullio who is the youngest Italian Michelin starred chef. The menu is a feast for the tastebuds as the are five separate menus. All dishes can be paired with a glass of wine that perfectly complements it.
The taste sensation continues for guests who wish to visit the Chocolate Room where more than 40 different types of chocolate can be tasted and purchased.
The restaurant is open from 7.15 pm - 9.30 pm.
Closed on Mondays.
When the sun is out La Terrazza is a lovely place to have lunch or a snack on the sunny terrace or in the veranda. Serving dishes such as Fassone beef tartare, fried dumpling with S. Ilario ham and sea bass in a salt crust. With live DJ set at weekends.
Open for lunch from 12 pm - 2.30 pm and from 2.30 pm for snacks and light dishes.
Open for breakfast and dinner this restaurant uses fresh, local produce, some of which is grown in the hotel's garden. They pride themselves on fresh, healthy food and being able to cater to a wide range of diets.
Open for breakfast:7.30 am - 10.30 am
Open for dinner from : 7.15 pm - 9.30 pm
Chocolate lovers will absolutely love this Chocolate Room. Part of the La Siriola restaurant, let the experts guide you through at least 40 different types of chocolate and enjoy it in the tasting lounge where can be paired with sweet wines or spirits. Meticulously chosen for their quality and taste the variety of chocolate ranges from 30% to 100% cocoa.
Open from 6 pm - 7 pm every day except Monday.
Let the specialist cheese team advise you on the different flavors and textures of cheese and the wine pairings. With 70 different cheeses and 1800 different wine labels. Cheese tasting menus are available.
|Wine Cellar Siriola||
Guests can visit the wine cellar wehre the walls are lined with 16,000 bottles with 1,600 different labels. Themed tastings area available.
|Wine Bar Siriola||
A casual wine bar serving mainly Mediterranean cuisine along with an impressive list of wines and spirits.
Open from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.
Closed on Tuesdays.
Enjoy fine Cuban cigars accompanied with spirits in the antique leather armchairs. Adjacent to the Wine Bar.
Location & Directions
San Cassiano, Dolomites, Italy
Not far from the Austrian border, the Hotel Ciasa Salares is in the heart of the Italian Dolomites in the tiny village of San Cassiano in Badia. The Dolomites are a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.
When to go
The climate in Alta Badia 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.