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Nestled in a small village in the heart of the Dolomites in north of Italy you will find Schgaguler hotel, a dream for anyone who wants to find hygge in a relaxing design hotel.

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I went on a little romantic getaway last week to Südtirol, a popular area for skiing in the winter but also great for summertime! After many months spent at home, I was excited to finally go away on a trip – and especially because we booked a stay in the gorgeous Schgaguler hotel. Designed with aesthetic finesse, this boutique & spa hotel is situated in the cute mountain village of Castelrotto which is a lovely place to have a wander and an excellent starting point for adventures in nature. The Schgaguler was actually built in 1986 but renovated in 2018 when it was transformed into what it is today; a modern structure with a sense of casual luxury and a new minimal Alpine aesthetic. The perfect setting for an unforgettable stay with the backdrop of the Dolomites.

The Schgaguler hotel offers its guests rest, relaxation, and homeliness in a beautiful blend, and is a great base to explore the area. The unpretentious architecture stands out from the rest of the traditional buildings in the picturesque Castelrotto village, yet it still blends beautifully in with its surroundings and the mountains. The hotel has a Nordic palette of wood and concrete which offers a warm and inviting atmosphere enhanced by the friendly staff.

The interior of the rooms at this relaxing design hotel is minimal and timeless with that perfect Scandinavian feeling. There are a few different rooms to choose from, we stayed in the Classic Room N01. This room measures 36m² and includes a free-standing bathtub, a walk-in closet, a rain shower, an open bathroom and a separate WC. The sleeping area is separated by a partition wall and it has a beautiful balcony with comfortable lounge chairs. The furnishings in the room have been custom-made of local chestnut wood, and the combination of wood and synthetic resin flooring creates a particularly homely atmosphere. I loved the open bathroom – the free-standing bathtub inside the bedroom truly invites you to relax with a lovely bath after a hike, bike ride or ski tour.

A hot bath is probably one of the most underrated privileges.

Whether in one of the beautifully designed rooms, in front of the fireplace of the cozy hotel bar, in the fine restaurant or in the relaxing spa area, the Schgaguler hotel is truly a place to find peace and enjoyment. I can imagine how cozy it is during winter here!

<<< Where: Schgaguler hotel, Via Dolomiti, 2, 39040 Castelrotto BZ

Find more info and book your stay here.

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// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad


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