Best Luxury Hotels in Dolomites

Choosing the best hotels in the Dolomites (Dolomiti) — the largest ski region in Europe — you can be sure of a wonderful stay regardless of your trip’s purpose. Whether you’re there to ski, hike, or relax, most of the region’s five-star hotels are all-season. They are beautifully located among majestic mountains and cozy valleys, seamlessly integrated into the landscape, and many are architectural marvels.

The hotels offer luxury accommodations: spacious rooms with balconies and panoramic windows; open and covered heated swimming pools; bath and SPA areas where skilled professionals will take care of your tired body; outdoor terraces with stunning views; Mediterranean and South Tyrolean cuisine in restaurants where dishes are crafted like artworks; dairy and meat products, greens, and vegetables from Alpine farms; live music and the warm glow of fireplaces in the evenings; and an excellent wine list.

Active vacation enthusiasts will enjoy hiking mountain trails, skiing down snowy slopes, or taking bike or horseback routes through the mountains. Those seeking relaxation will find tranquility for the soul and rejuvenation for the body in this region, away from the hustle and bustle of big cities.

Most of the hotels described in this overview located in the autonomous province of Bolzano-Bozen (Provincia autonoma di Bolzano) in South Tyrol (Alto Adige), are best accessed via the Austrian city of Innsbruck (Innsbruck), which has the Kranebitten International Airport. You can also reach them from the airports of Italian cities such as Bergamo (Aeroporto di Bergamo-Orio al Serio), Verona (Aeroporto Valerio Catullo di Verona), and Venice (Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo), though it will take more time.

Paid hotel transfers can be arranged, with costs to be confirmed during room reservations. Let’s begin our selection:

Alpina Dolomites – Editor’s Choice

The luxurious 5-star Alpina Dolomites hotel is located in the Alpe di Siusi resort.

COMO Alpina luxury hotel in Dolomites Italy
This 5-star hotel consists of two buildings, one of which resembles a flying saucer that has landed on the Alpine slopes. Everything here is imbued with a careful attitude towards nature and integrated into an almost cosmic landscape.
Elegant rooms with large balconies are decorated warmly and lined with wood. In the open pool in summer, you can step directly onto the grass. On the huge terrace, it’s pleasant to sunbathe during the day with a view of the mountains and in the evening — to sit by the fire lit in a triangular stone hearth.

The hotel’s restaurant serves dishes based on Mediterranean and South Tyrolean cuisine for dinner. A separate menu is available for young visitors.

In winter, the resort is more popular with beginners: there are many intermediate and easy trails. There is a ski school. Children enjoy tubing. Walking through the mountains on foot in spring and summer is nice.
I recommend walking to the Almschenke Huber Schwaige restaurant with German cuisine in the evening — just a 4-minute walk away.

Recommended reading: the best ski resorts in Italy

Miramonti Boutique Hotel

The Miramonti Boutique Hotel, located in the commune of Avelengo (Avelengo), is more conveniently reached by car, as it is built away from civilization. It’s 10 km to the enchanting town of Merano (Merano).
Miramonti Boutique luxury hotel in Dolomites Italy

The hotel’s owners, Carmen and Klaus, love originality and the power of nature. Their creation is a paradise for individualists, combining elegance and simplicity. The buildings are hidden among the trees, but at the same time, the cozy rooms with modern furniture, finished with wood, glass, and stone, offer magnificent views of the Alps.

Everything here is permeated with care for the guests: a fireplace burns in the lobby, and the open terrace has fur covers on the chairs. The outdoor pool is interestingly designed. First, you swim between brick walls under a roof, then emerge under the open sky with a view of the mountains. The sauna is designed as a separate cube with a glass wall. Special hours are designated for children in the pools.

Weinegg Wellviva Resort

The Weinegg Wellviva Resort is nestled among vineyards and Alpine peaks, 2 km from the commune of Appiano sulla Strada del Vino (Appiano sulla Strada del Vino).
Weinegg Wellviva Resort luxury hotel in Dolomites Italy

The rooms feature huge balconies — real terraces, where guests are greeted by the gentle Italian sun in the morning. Light wooden furniture maintains a sunny mood throughout the day.

The included breakfast is very good, offering even fresh raspberries and blueberries. Wine lovers will appreciate the selection — about 15 varieties of each type.

The hotel boasts beds with water mattresses, children’s pools, and a large 25-meter pool with a sandy beach. In the huge SPA area — 1700 m2 — you can relax and listen to your body.
In summer, the winding trails of South Tyrol beckon for mountain biking, while in winter, guests can enjoy the ski slopes of Obereggen and Reinswald, just a 30-minute drive away.

Andreus Resorts – Golf & Spa

The alpine-style Golf & Spa Resort Andreus, located in the commune of San Leonardo in Passiria, is geared towards active leisure.
Andreus Resorts luxury hotel in Dolomites Italy

It features a golf course, a tennis court, and its own stable, just 300 meters from the residential building. Fitness and yoga sessions with a personal trainer, who will tailor a balanced set of exercises, are available. You can explore the surroundings by bike (free rental), on foot, or on horseback.
After a day of sports activities, which can last all day, guests sleep well in wood-paneled rooms on wide beds with soft mattresses. The starry ceiling evokes fairy-tale dreams reminiscent of childhood.

For those who prefer a more relaxed stay, there is a cigar room and a library with books in German and Italian.

I recommend visiting Vinothek Prunster, just a 3-minute drive away, or the Italian restaurant Lamm, a 20-minute walk away.

Hotel Fanes

The splendid Hotel Fanes is located in the commune of San Cassiano (San Cassiano) in the South Tyrol region.
Fanes luxury hotel in Dolomites Italy
The hotel has a large area with a complex of buildings. There are rooms in the main house and two-story chalets with their own sauna. The rooms are wood-paneled.
Guests relax in the steam SPA areas with different temperatures, enjoy a massage in the whirlpool bath and the warmth of the Turkish hammam, and try traditional Italian wine in the wine cellar.

In summer, guests are treated to calm family mountain walks or challenging ascents. One can visit the deer park in Paraciora Sompunt-Badia or a real ranch. In winter, several trails totaling 1200 km are available at the Dolomiti Superski ski resort, just a 5-minute drive from the hotel. After skiing, I recommend stopping by the haute cuisine restaurant St. Hubertus, just 2 minutes from Hotel Fanes.

Hotel Quelle Nature SPA Resort

Hotel Quelle Nature SPA Resort is cozily situated in the commune of Santa Maddalena in Val Casies (Santa Maddalena in Val Casies).
Quelle Nature Spa Resort luxury hotel in Dolomites Italy
The buildings are surrounded by a garden that recreates the atmosphere of rural Italy: wooden mills, ponds, bridges, boats, and chapels.
The rooms, with wood-paneled walls, have balconies overlooking the garden or mountains. The relaxation area is extensive: 7 pools, 10 saunas, an open-air whirlpool, and Kneipp contrast water paths. There is a sauna with a window offering a splendid view.

Thanks to its location at the end of the Valle di Casies, the hotel offers cross-country skiing on trails over 40 km long and, in summer, cycling excursions. Electric bike rental is free.

Greenery and fruits for guests are partly grown on the hotel premises. In addition to traditional dishes, champagne is served for breakfast.

Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti

The Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti is located in the commune of Pinzolo, Trentino-Alto Adige region in northern Italy.
Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti luxury hotel in Dolomites Italy

The hotel’s concept is not about pompousness but tranquility, nature, and the opportunity to be alone. The interior mainly uses natural materials, and the cuisine is healthy Mediterranean.

The hotel’s location allows quick access to the Pinzolo-Prà Rodont gondola lift, which leads to slopes with many medium-difficulty red runs. The city center is also close, about 2 km away.
You can relax after skiing on an open terrace with a fireplace or in the SPA center, where eco-friendly cosmetics from Tra Suoni e Colori are used for rejuvenating procedures. I also recommend visiting the excellent Italian restaurant La Briciola, just a 9-minute walk away.
In summer, electric bicycles are provided free of charge for mountain rides. It only takes 5 minutes to reach the beautiful Nardis Waterfalls (Cascate Nardis).

Chalet Mirabell

The family-run Hotel Chalet Mirabell is located in the commune of Avelengo (Avelengo).
Chalet Mirabell luxury hotel in Dolomites Italy
The luxurious suites, made of light Alpine wood, have two bathrooms, a huge private terrace with a jacuzzi, and a sitting area. Guests can enjoy the longest heated pool in South Tyrol, an infrared sauna with mountain views, and a whirlpool.
The hotel offers many activities for children, from a children’s cinema and a pool with slides to horse riding and forest walks with llamas and alpacas.
In winter, adults can comfortably ski on the slopes of the Merano 2000 resort, located 4 km away, as there is a special area for beginners for children.

Hotel Winkler Sport & Spa Resort

The sporty Winkler Sport & Spa Resort in the commune of San Lorenzo di Sebato is cleverly integrated into the mountain slope.

Winkler Sport & Spa Resort luxury hotel in Dolomites Italy
Exclusivity and modernity are the hallmarks of this hotel.
Eco-style rooms with large balconies featuring glass railings offer an unobstructed breathtaking view of the snow-covered Alps in winter or the green and flowering landscapes in spring and summer. Some rooms have a jacuzzi on the balcony.
The wellness center welcomes guests with 7 indoor and outdoor heated pools, a panoramic sauna with a window on the terrace, and whirlpool baths, offering complete relaxation and body perfection.

Homemade dairy, meat products, and farm cheeses are the foundation of a healthy breakfast at the hotel.

In winter, guests are offered to try snowshoeing, besides traditional skiing on the Kronplatz (Plan de Corones) slopes 2 km away. Mountain and electric bikes are available for rent in summer, or guests can join organized hiking tours.

Cristallo – Wellness Mountain Living

The SPA hotel Cristallo, the first five-star hotel in the Dolomites, dates back to 1901.

Cristallo Wellness Mountain Living hotel in Dolomites Italy

The hotel, which has hosted many famous personalities, including Leo Tolstoy, is located amidst a beautiful garden in the Cortina d’Ampezzo ski resort in the Belluno province.
The refined charm of the rooms recalls the famous hotels of the 19th century: ceiling moldings, antique-style furniture, paintings, and crystal chandeliers. However, the amenities are modern, including a whirlpool bath or shower.
The SPA area, offering massages, a sauna, and a Turkish bath with mountain views, is small but cozy. On the large open terrace, guests can admire the mountains or sunbathe. There is also a children’s room.

The Faloria ski lift is 800 meters away, providing access to the Dolomiti Superski slopes. In summer, the hotel offers free bicycles for exploring the surroundings.

Luxury Hotels in Dolomites on Google Map

I have marked all the hotels featured in this review on the map. I am confident that your stay in the Italian Dolomites will now be flawless.

If you need advice on choosing the best hotel in the Dolomites, I will happily answer your questions in the comments.

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