Rosa Alpina - Summer
San Cassiano, Dolomites
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
per person based on 2 people sharing a deluxe double room on a bed and breakfast basis including private transfers
At a Glance
Stunning and peaceful location in the Dolomites
Good choice of restaurants, with the three Michelin-starred St Hubertus
Good range of activities locally for all the family
Beautifully appointed spa, with extensive range of treatments
Family run hotel, renowned for its wonderful service and hospitality
Two different wellness areas means families can enjoy time together or adults can relax on their own
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The summer is a beautiful time to visit the Dolomites and Alps. The climate is sunny and warm, with cool crisp evenings.
The Rosa Alpina, in the quaint village of San Cassiano, is a beautiful and picturesque 5* family run hotel. Featuring the renowned St Hubertus 3 Michelin-starred restaurant and a haven of a spa it is a great location for exploring the stunning Dolomites.
Rosa Alpina is a charming hotel located in the quaint village of San Cassiano in the Italian Dolomites along with Chalet Zeno, which is also owned by Rosa Alpina. The renowned restaurant St Hubertus has recently been awarded its third Michelin Star and has also just been made a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. With fabulous restaurants, a wonderful spa with two different wellness areas and beautifully designed rooms, it is a perfect haven to return to after a day exploring the mountains.
The timeless elegance of the rooms, furnished with wood, linen and marble, reflect the hotel’s natural surroundings. The living area is furnished with authentic local antiques and the bathrooms have a ceramic or marble bath. The Suites are furnished according to different themes which refer to the local culture and include a comfortable sitting area with sofa and dispose in part of a fireplace or tiled stoves.
Located in the basement of the main building, the spa offers a full range of luxurious treatments, complemented by the two different wellness areas. The wellness area for families includes a swimming pool and saunas and the Wellness Wing is for guests aged 16 and over and includes a new indoor pool, saunas, gym and relaxation area. The wellness areas are the perfect place to unwind and indulge your senses.
The outstanding restaurants range from 3 Michelin-star gourmet cuisine, to simple Alpine and Italian specialities. At the Wine Bar & Grill delicious pizzas are cooked in wood oven fire and a fantastic breakfast buffet is served at Limonaia restaurant. If you wish to sample traditional Ladin cuisine then you can try “Turtres” (a kind of stuffed crullers) or “Cajinci” (stuffed pasta pockets similar to ravioli) and dessert could be apple strudel or “Kiachln” (like a doughnut).
The Dolomites are situated in the southern Alps in the north of Italy and are very popular for road and mountain bikers along with hikers. The hikes available vary from family friendly to more challenging options where a mountain guide can be arranged through the concierge. The ski domain is known as the Dolomiti Superski and consists of 460 lifts and 760 miles of ski runs during the winter months. During the summer, the Dolomites turn from white to green and 10 chairlifts remain open to take walkers up the mountain. Enjoy a wide range of activities from paragliding to white-water rafting, which can be organised directly through the hotel.
The Rosa Alpina is also ideal for skiing in Winter.
Some De Luxe rooms have a south facing balcony and some have a more spacious living area and bathroom. The bathrooms have a ceramic or marble bath and living area is furnished with authentic local antiques. Suites are furnished according to different themes which refer to the local culture. They include a comfortable sitting area with sofa, the bathrooms feature walk-in showers, bath tub and double basins. The Rosa Alpina has a number of Suites and rooms that can interconnect which is ideal for families.
|De Luxe Rooms||
The De Luxe Double Rooms, sized 30 - 41 m², either have a south facing balcony or have a more spacious living area and bathroom.
Spacious and elegantly decorated the Suites are 43 – 50 m². They are equipped with a stylish living area, twin beds, some have a balcony. The spacious bathrooms feature bathtub, walk-in shower and double basins.
Suites are 44-58m² and the living area can be separated from the bedroom and are themed with the local culture. Including a comfortable sitting area with sofa some Suites are on two floors. The bathrooms feature walk-in showers, bath tub and double basins.
|Luxury Chalet Loft Suite||
Each of the state-of-the-art Châlet Loft Suites in the wooden Chalet wing are exquisitely unique and designed using elements of the region.
The Châlet Loft Suites are open-plan and sized around 50 m² with a 10 m² terrace facing south. Each has flat-screen televisions, stereos and high speed internet access.
They feature a relaxing sitting area and natural wooden floors from an ancient Austrian farm house which add warmth to the sophisticated accommodation. Supremely relaxing beds with luxurious touches and indulgent and spacious marble bathrooms with hammam showers and bathtub complement this very special hotel experience.
The spacious Penthouse Suite is located on the fourth floor of the “Engelstrakt” wing, with two-bedroom plus staff room. It offers a residential setting with fully equipped kitchen, spacious living area for relaxation and entertaining with a cosy fire-place. Views of the mountain can be enjoyed from both inside and out.
The living area features a fireplace, dining table and a double sofa bed and is equipped with large LCD TV, DVD, Wii console for entertainment, two further TVs are in the bedrooms. The dining table seats up to six people and the Bulthaup kitchen is fully equipped. A chef and waiter are available for private dinners upon request as well as for wine tastings and cooking classes.
Additional amenities include direct dial dual-line telephones, high-speed Internet access, in-room safe, a built-in work area and oversized closets.
Two bathrooms with separate deep soaking tub, glass-enclosed shower and WC.
Children are given a typically Italian welcome at the Rosa Alpina. There is a children's playroom and a very good children's menu. During the summer months, children have dinner for free (eating from the children's menu), and this can be served from 6pm.
The Rosa Alpina has buggies for guests' use, so just let us know if you need one, and we can arrange it with the hotel. They also have mountain bikes for kids for complimentary use.
There are many easy walks for families with children, animal parks and the adventure park in nearby Colfosco (10 minutes by car from San Cassiano). The local tourist board organises a summer activity programme for children, which the hotel can give you information on and help organise if you'd like your children to take part. You will also find a lot of playgrounds up in the mountains, which are easily accessible with a buggy.
Guests have a choice of formal, gourmet dining at St Hubertus which is the hotel's three Michelin-starred restaurant, the Wine Bar & Grill which is a stylish but informal restaurant serving an authentic menu or the Fondue Stube. A rich and healthy breakfast buffet is also served at Limonaia. The Spa and Wellness area has an indoor swimming pool and saunas available for families to use as well as a new area dedicated to guests above 16 years with an indoor heated swimming pool, saunas, gym and relaxation area.
A small, intimate restaurant serving cheese and meat fondue as well as chocolate fondue. Ideal after a full day's activities. Fondues need to be pre-booked before 5pm.
Where breakfast is served with fresh baked breads and pastries in front of panoramic windows. Also offers gluten free products.
With Norbert Niederkofler as head chef this is a 3 Michelin starred restaurant with gourmet dining.
|Wine Bar and Grill||
An informal restaurant serving grilled meat and vegetables along with home made pasta dishes, rich salads and local specialities.
|Wellness area for adults only||
Swimming pool, relaxation area, Finnish and bio saunas, hammam, gym and herbal tea corner.
The Dolomites is a haven for those who enjoy being active and outdoors, with its many hiking and biking trails and plenty of other activities on offer.
Complimentary hiking sticks and maps, bottled water and bicycle hire – the Rosa Alpina will provide easy-to-follow routes ranging from beginner to difficult. Local mountain guides are available for walking and climbing.
For something a bit different or a special occasion the mountain lodge at 2000m may be hired for a day with fresh food delivered for guests to cook on the grill. The table is set and guests are then left to their own private time.
9 hole golf and paragliding can be arranged through the concierge.
Dominic Atterton (Staff)
Hugo Pizzini was there to greet us on arrival at Rosa Alpina and it was immediately clear that the owner takes such pride in every guest and every aspect of the hotel which has been in his family for over 80 years. The level of service in the hotel is the highest I have experienced for a long long time and the attention to detail and the level of care shown by every member of staff is exceptional. The hotel is located right in the heart of the pretty village of San Cassiano and makes the perfect base to explore the wonders of the dolomites. Each of the hotels rooms is unique all with wonderful little design touches. Mine was modern with an egg-shaped bath and a terrace overlooking the mountains and the river which runs alongside the town. Others have small frescoes on the walls, chandeliers or ceramic stoves. Everything is postcard pretty. The food at Rosa Alpina is a major focus and the fine dining restaurant St Hubertus won its third Michelin star in 2018. The philosophy is eat the mountain which effectively translates to only using ingredients which can be found within the dolomites. This means no olive oil, no lemon and only freshwater fish. Its an incredible accomplishment and worth travelling for alone. I was in the Dolomites for the hiking season and the Rosa Alpina was the ideal place to return to each afternoon as it is so wonderfully soothing. Hugo was back to wave us off as we departed a slice of the chefs strudel packed up as a gift for the ride back to Venice. Thoughtful as ever!
Mrs Clare Finnegan (Guest)
We loved it! So much so that I dont know whether to keep quiet about it or not! The hotel was amazing, area outstanding and such an active break, we were all buzzing! Hiking, cycling and rafting enjoyed by all, heightened by e-biking for me. It meant we could all share the same experience with variable effort! Apart from our Canada tour, the best holiday weve had as a family. It might even mean that our 18yr old fitness addict might continue to think family hols are ok!!! So a big thank you, where next though as Im sure Rosa Alpina is hard to beat!
Cammie Burke (Staff)
Grace Holton (Staff)
For those looking for the most luxurious holiday in the Dolomites look no further than the hotel Rosa Alpina. Great for couples and families alike, there are touches across the hotel that show the staff at the Rosa Alpina have thought about everyone: from the complimentary sweet bar at the reception, to the adult only and separate family friendly spa and pool areas. The hotel is on a bed & breakfast basis so that you can take advantage of all of the fabulous restaurants in San Cassiano, as well as the hotels own. For those looking for a little more privacy but having the facilities of the hotel, the Chalet Zeno, which sleeps eight guests, is a great option. The outdoor Jacuzzi and private chef will make this a very special trip.
Milly Walker (Staff)
Rosa Alpina is an incredible hotel. I absolutely loved it from the moment I walked in. The rooms are lovely and spacious and most have a balcony where you can relax in your own space in the sun. The food is incredible, with the Michelin star option, St Hubertus offering the most incredible selection of food with locally sourced ingredients. For a more relaxed dining option the Wine Bar and Grill is perfect for couples and families alike with many options, including wood fired pizzas. There is a great spa, where you can indulge and a lovely indoor swimming pool.
There are so many activities to do from here in the summer such as via ferrata, rock climbing, mountain biking/e-biking, road biking, ziplining and a high rope adventure park nearby as well. So it really does make for a perfect summer holiday with a bit of adventure.
Kirsty Edwards (Staff)
The Rosa Alpina is an incredibly special place to stay and arguably, the summer months are when this hotel offers its most unique experience. There are some really special experiences that can be arranged for guests in the beautiful Dolomites to feel alive in the mountains, from picnics in a mountain hut surrounded by Alpine flowers to even staying in the hotel's own mountain cabin for the night. Back at the hotel, the hospitality is faultless - incredible food - locally sourced and produced, fine wines and a warm South Tyrolean welcome to all guests. A stay at the Rosa Alpina is an exceptional experience.
Adventure Park Colfosco in Alta Badia
Visit the Adventure Park Colfosco in Alta Badia for a family tree-top adventure. Experience the thrill of being up to 19 metres in the air. Featuring a series of different routes from easy to difficult there is something for all the family.
E-biking is the perfect way to enjoy mountain biking in the stunning Dolomites without too much effort. Take in the incredible views as you explore the beautiful terrain on two wheels.
An overnight stay in a mountain 'rifugio' is a must when spending time in the Dolomites. These rifugios (refuges) differ in the facilities that they offer; some are quite basic, some are more luxurious.
Overnight stay in a private mountain cabin
For an off the grid and unforgettable experience spend the night in a private mountain cabin in the Dolomites. Ideal for special occasions, food can be delivered to the cabin as well as mountain bikes for a slice of secluded paradise at 2000m altitude.
Via Ferrata in the Dolomites
Via Ferrata literally means 'iron path' and is a thrilling way of climbing the edge of a mountain in relative safety. The Dolomites has a huge variety of via ferrata from easy to challenging, making it the ideal place to climb and see spectacular views.
Ziplining in the Dolomites
Are you ready for the highest zip wire in Europe? If you like adrenaline pumping zip wires then they don't come much better than this, with a 420m breathtaking descent and a peak speed of 80km/h.
Location & directions
San Cassiano, Dolomites
Not far from the Austrian border, the Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa 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.