Hotel Ciasa Salares
Hotel Clasa Salares is a charming, luxurious family hotel in San Cassiano, close to some wonderful one-off boutiques and slender ski slopes.
The wooden-edged rooms of Hotel Ciasa Salares are cosy, warm, and complete with a panoramic terrace overlooking the snow-capped Dolomite peaks. There are fantastic deluxe suites to choose from, any of which are ideal for families. The foyer is wonderfully welcome and warm, replete with crackling fireplaces and soft sofas all interjected with teddy bears and cosy skin hides. The atmosphere is utterly charming, especially early morning when one awakes to a white blanket of snow covering the pine trees outside each bedroom window. The charming mountain hamlet of San Cassiano, with its charming boutiques and bars, lies several hundred meters up the road but, fear not, the hotel’s shuttle bus is at your disposal so you needn’t walk anywhere.
For You -
Depending on how much energy you have left after a day of rigorous skiing, you’ve got two choices: keep up your workout in the well-equipped gym or totally unwind in the sumptuous spa. The latter is perfect for muscle stretching after a day on skis, in particular the steam bath Jacuzzi, infrared room and sauna. We highly recommend you treat yourself to an Alpine Healthcare Bath with straw blossoms and juniper. Before dinner, relax with a glass of aromatic sweet white wine known as Gewurztraminer; it is among the top bottles produced locally in this part of Italy.
For Them +
One thing is certain: children won’t get bored. There’s a playground in the garden and an inviting playroom stacked with toys, puzzles, illustrated books and teddy bears open all day long, as well as a delightful indoor pool. It’s possible to order early dinners for the kids at 6pm and the hotel’s three restaurants will satisfy any request. The Michelin-starred La Siriola and La Terrazza are especially heavenly. And you needn’t plan anything yourself as the family-friendly, luxury tour operator company Powder Byrne delivers a client-tailored service according to needs: anything from baby crèche managers to private nannies are available on request. The Yetis snow camp for 3-9 year olds will transform novices into ski champions in no time, while Snozone (for those aged 10-14) gives older ones a bit of slope adrenaline with its freestyle courses at the local snowpark and funslope. There are more advanced skiing courses for teenagers, if required.
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