Vigilius Mountain Resort
- Style Modernist lodge
- Setting Dramatic Dolomites
This boutique hotel in South Tyrol mixes stylish, minimalist design with warmth and character. Set in the spectacular scenery of the Dolomites, Vigilius Mountain Resort is ideal for activities, from skiing and tobogganing to hiking and horse riding, as well as melting down in the spa or taking in the views.
Need to know
- Rooms 35 rooms and six suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $413.57 (€300), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
- More details Rates include breakfast, unlimited use of the cable car and activities such as archery and Five Tibetan Rites exercises.
- Facilities Internet. TVs on request. There are film screenings in the library at 10pm every night. All rooms have balconies or terraces.
- Poolside Several quartzite-lined indoor pools and outdoor sundecks.
- Check–out Midday.
Children Children’s prices vary with age: children under three stay for €25 in low season; children over four stay for €80 in high season.
- Hotel closed 23 March to 3 April; 16 November to 3 December.
- Also Dogs are allowed, for €18 a night (not in the restaurant). At weekends, there's a minimum two-night stay. Four-night minimum stay 9–13 April; seven-nights: 9–23 August and 21 December to 6 January.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Rooms on the second floor at the front of the hotel have great views, as do the more secluded-feeling upper rooms at the back.
- Packing tips Equipment provided for Nordic walking, as well as mountain bikes, hiking sticks, rucksacks, snow shoes and spikes. So just pack the right wardrobe for such adventures!
- Also The hotel spa has a range of treatments, including massages. There is a steam room, sauna, gym and daily yoga classes. The hotel offers free archery lessons.
Food and drink at Vigilius Mountain Resort
- Hotel restaurant Fresh from stints at El Bulli and Falai, Mauro Buffo heads up Restaurant 1500. His light, modern dishes include sea bass in courgette with avocado cream, veal with foie gras and beetroot puree, and passion fruit foam with apricot ice cream. Buffo’s menu champions local ingredients (with gluten-free options too), and there’s an impressive range of international wines to wash your food down with. If you're craving traditional fare, sample hearty Tyrolean cooking, including stews and strudels, at Parlour Ida.
- Dress code Active Alpine style.
- Top table A corner table near the window at 3pm.
- Room service 24 hour; restaurant menu available until 10pm; picnics can also be prepared if requested the day before.
- Hotel bar Parlour Ida operates a bar until midnight and has an outside terrace. You can also order drinks by the log fire in the lounge.