At the South Tyrolean Schgaguler Hotel in Castelrotto at the foot of the Alpe di Siusi, you can admire the amazing transformation of an 80s building into an elegant modern boutique hotel. The hotel is hardly recognisable and looks like an entirely new building. The three existing buildings have been complemented by an additional attic storey and a uniform façade. The former potpourri of round arches, wooden balconies and turrets has been replaced by a simple and timeless design scheme. The new façade is now refined, white, linear, with large window fronts and transparent balcony balustrades.
The elegant simplicity inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese design continues inside. The rooms and suites are furnished in a minimalist, timeless style with custom-made chestnut wood furniture and selected design classics. The view extends to the Schlern massif, and from the Town Suite you can look through a 13-metre-long glass front directly onto the historic town centre.
The spacious wellness area, built in 2002, features two indoor pools, an outdoor whirlpool, a sauna area with a relaxation room, a beauty department and a fitness room. The restaurant serves alpine Mediterranean dishes and – just like the bar – offers magnificent views of the Dolomites.
What to do
Summer: (guided) hikes, racing bikes on the pass roads, mountain biking, golf.
Winter: Skiing, cross-country skiing, guided ski tours, South Tyrolean Christmas markets, tobogganing, snowshoe hikes
Why we like this house
A family-run hotel that moves with the times – timeless architecture and authenticity in place of alpine décor.
This house is great for
Pleasure travellers, active holidays, wellness, couples & families
Getting there without a car: train to Bozen and Brixen, bus connection to Kastelruth. 2 E-charging stations at the hotel;
|Region/Town||IT – Italy, South Tyrol, Castelrotto|
|Scenery||In the historic centre of Castelrotto in the heart of the Dolomites|
|Number of guests||42 rooms for 2-4 guests|
|Design||Architecture: Peter Pichler, Peter Pichler Architecture, Milan; Interior design: Peter Pichler and Martin Schgaguler, Geneva|
|Published||DBZ Hotel 2020, Wallpaper 5/2019 & many more|
|Criteria||Rooms for 1-2 (hotel), Rooms for 1-4 (hotel), Family, Golf, Hiking, Mountains, Pet-friendly, Pool, Restaurant, Sauna, Skiing, Spa, Urban, EV-charging station, No car needed|
|Same Architect||Milla Montis|