Lagació Hotel Mountain Residence
- Style Chalet-chic apartments
- Setting Deep in the Dolomites
In the center of the dramatic Dolomites, Lagació Hotel Mountain Residence combines apartment-style independence with the services of a luxury hotel. Set your own rules in San Cassiano, an alpine idyll where these 24 fully stocked apartments guarantee the utmost privacy. Tempting as it may be to hole up just the two of you, though, you'd be missing out if you didn't take advantage of the extensive concierge serve to connect with the local culture.
Need to know
- Rooms 24 suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $275.71 (€200), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.30 per person per night on check-out.
- More details Rates include Continental breakfast and shuttle rides to and from the Alta Badia ski resort..
- Facilities Ski shop; ski room with boot dryer; spa with treatment rooms, saunas, crushed-ice well and fitness room; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: kitchenette (refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso machine); balcony; flatscreen TV; hairdryer; felt bag containing bathrobes, towels and slippers.
- Check–out 11am; later check-out may be possible, but there’s a day’s charge. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Children The apartment-style lodging is ideal for families – cots or extra beds are €15; €50 for over-threes. Claraia, Daonella and the Ammonite suite have two bedrooms. Babysitting can be arranged.
- Hotel closed 15 April to 2 June and 15 October to 1 December 2012.
- Eco‐friendly The hotel uses uses solar energy, LED lights, and optimal thermal insulation, and all the building materials come from local sources: slate and loam, Swiss pine and spruce and loden and linen fabrics.
- Also The hotel is wheelchair accessible throughout; Suite Daonella is specially adapted for mobility-impaired guests.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Marvel at the Dolomites from the comfort of east-facing Claraia’s sleek couch. Honeymooners should book Bellerophon, which has a terrace running the length of the apartment and Lagazuoi mountain views. Ammonite has a seductive leather-upholstered bed, an open fireplace in its living room and a Kneipp shower.
- Packing tips Layered thermals to take on your alpine adventures. With these mountain views, a camera is obligatory.
- Also Each suite has its own natural drinking-water fountain, fed by a spring. The reviving La Palsa spa offers facials, massages (some using honey and chocolate), Ayurvedic therapies and body peels.
Food and drink at Lagació Hotel Mountain Residence
- Hotel restaurant A ‘best of’ breakfast buffet spread highlighting the region’s freshest natural fare is laid out in the Stube, a set of three rooms all panelled in reclaimed wood; throw your five dailies into the noisy juicer. Although only breakfast is served by the hotel, guests can arrange outside chefs to come in and cater.
- Dress code Post-slopes comfort: designer denim and casual cashmere.
- Top table Aim for a table by the floor-to-ceiling windows, to make the most of the light and elbow room.
- Last orders The bar and restaurant close at 11pm.
- Room service Order up cheese, cured meats, cakes, toast and pie until 11pm. Select organic goodies (including baby food) and supplies from the hotel’s in-house list two weeks before you arrive; the groceries will be left in your kitchen.
- Hotel bar Begin the day with a couple of coffees in the slate-floored, terracotta-walled Lagació Bar, before hitting the slopes or hiking the hills in summer. Return in the evening for potent mountain aperitifs and the sounds of jazz fusion; in winter, there are hearty organic South Tyrolean bar snacks available on request.