South Tyrol, Italy

DV Boutique Hotel & Spa

Rates from (inc tax)$122.50

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (21EUR), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Turreted timber lodge

Setting

Trentino mountain top

A design delight in the Dolomites, DV Boutique Hotel & Spa is as far from your typical musty cabin-decor as you can get without abandoning the alpine aesthetic altogether. Fire-burning stoves sit near modern furniture, animal hide rugs lay on reclaimed wood, and an illuminated plastic-cube bar dishes out signature cocktails well into the wee hours.

Smith Extra

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A 50-minute massage each

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

20.

Check–Out

10am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $122.50 (€109), excluding tax at 10 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR120.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Also

The Panta Rei spa specialises in thalassotherapy (the healing use of sea water), and has a herbal Turkish bath, ice waterfall and salt cave with water beds.

Hotel closed

From mid-April until the end of June, and from mid-September until early December.

At the hotel

Spa, gardens and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock and minibar.

Our favourite rooms

The warmest room in the house has got to be 103, where you’ll find the only private sauna and a wood-burning stove by the bed. 104 has a sun-filled terrace with underfloor heating and magic mountain views. Families should ask for 105 and 106, which can interconnect.

Poolside

There’s a heated pool in the spa.

Packing tips

The usual snowy suspects: moon boots, woolly hats and snow chains for your wagon.

Also

Pets are allowed for €20 a day. There’s a smoking room in the main lounge area.

Children

Cots for under-twos cost €30 a day, and extra beds for older children can be arranged (price depends on age, well, size). The hotel can put guests in touch with a local nanny.

Food and Drink

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At the hotel

Dolomièu has a festive feel, with red cushions and bushy wreathes on the walls in one section. The chef attempts to source all food locally, with fish coming straight from the mountain’s waterways. Look out for inventive takes on steamed lobster (serving it with guacamole, lime and tacos), trout sashimi and ravioli filled with braised pigeon.

At the bar

The angular white Ice Cube Bar sits in between the lobby and the restaurant. Head here for a signature house cocktail in the wee hours.

Last orders

Breakfast starts at 7.30am in winter and 8am in summer, lasting until 10.30am all year round. The restaurant only opens for lunch on request. Dinner service starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 10pm. The bar shuts at 2am.

Room service

The full bar and restaurant menu can be ordered in whenever the restaurant’s open.

Location

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Address
DV Boutique Hotel & Spa
Via Castelletto Inferiore 10
38086
Madonna Di Campiglio
Italy

Planes

Fly in to Verona, and you’ll be 200km from Chalet Dolce Vita. From the UK, British Airways (www.ba.com) flies here from London Gatwick, and Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) from London Stansted. Flights from the US will often require a stopover in Paris or Frankfurt.

Trains

Trenitalia (www.trenitalia.com) trains link up the region, with direct services running between Verona and Bolzano in around two hours.

Automobiles

From both Balzano and Trento, expect the drive to the hotel to take around an hour and a half. There’s free parking when you arrive.

Worth getting out of bed for

Snow fans can get their regular fix of skiing, snow-shoeing and husky-assisted sledging. The slopes around Madonna di Campiglio cater for all levels, from greenhorn to guru, and you can hire skis out from Sport Elite School (www.sporteliteschoolcampiglio.com). For water-based activity, try River Tours (+39 34 7442 8020; www.suedtirol-river-tours.com), who organise local rafting, canyoning and kayaking. Shoppers should hit Casa Cozzio (+39 04 6544 1337) for antiques and Lorenzi (+39 04 6544 1233) to marvel at the offbeat selection on the shelves (luxury shaving foam, Dyptique products, Swiss Army knives and jewellery).

Local restaurants

Refuel at Chalet Fiat (+39 33 393 8030) when out and about on the slopes for a lunch with a view.

Local cafés

In Madonna di Campiglio, sit at Nardis Café (+39 04 6544 0407) in the square and have an ice-cream or aperitif.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Mr & Mrs Smith have just returned from a stay at this boutique hotel in the Dolomites, and as soon as they've unpacked their ski jumpers and scarves, a full account of their luxury countryside break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick snapshot of DV Boutique Hotel & Spa in South Tyrol…

Even in high summer, it’s easy to get into the festive spirit at snug sanctuary DV Boutique Hotel. This cosy cabin sits close to the slopes in mountainous Madonna di Campiglio, a resort for seasoned skiers as well as beginners. From the outside, the timber structure is a classic chalet vision, but with a turreted twist.

Reclaimed wood lines the floors, walls and ceilings, with animal hides laid out here and there. The pine-covered restaurant will cater to the heartiest mountain appetite, with interesting dishes rolled out by the daring chef (he’s currently trialling alpine-fresh trout sashimi). Past the lobby, there’s an inviting lounge with a squashy sofa, patterned rug and wood-burning fire. There’s even a cigar room, for smoking that’s sheltered from the snow. The main aim is to keep guests warm and comforted from the snowy outdoors. Come in, dust off your boots and get defrosting. DV Boutique Hotel & Spwill take care of everything else.

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