Unique Places to Stay, Hotel Ciasa Salares in the Dolomites, Italy

Unique Places to Stay, Hotel Ciasa Salares in the Dolomites, Italy

Nestled in the northeastern corner of Italy, the Dolomites are ideal for exploring on foot, so you can fully appreciate its awe-inspiring limestone peaks, lush alpine meadows, and pristine lakes. This UNESCO World Heritage site is not just a haven for hikers, but it’s also known for its delicious regional cuisine and rich history boasting fascinating open air museums where you’ll find well-preserved trenches, tunnels, and fortifications from WW1.

On our Walking the Dolomites of Alta Badia holiday, you’ll also enjoy an enchanting stay at the luxury Hotel Ciasa Salares. Read on as Sara Delmonego, the Sales & Marketing Manager at Hotel Ciasa Salares, shares with us why this wonderful family-run hotel is the perfect base for our week’s walking holiday in the Dolomites.  

“The Wieser family stands as the driving force behind the ever-evolving legacy of Hotel Ciasa Salares—an establishment that’s been nurtured with unwavering passion and dedication for over three generations”, Sara explains. When it comes to the hotel’s history, she mentions that the building, “dates back to 1964, when our pioneering grandparents, Hilda and Pauli, who were fuelled by an indomitable spirit and an unwavering passion for the Dolomites, envisioned a home from home for travellers in the region, and built the foundational pillars of Hotel Ciasa Salares.” She continued, “Their visionary zeal and steadfast commitment laid the cornerstone for a distinctive haven where hospitality transcends mere service to embody the embrace of familial warmth.”  

After time went on, Sara mentioned that the ownership passed hands down the family line to the couple’s son Stefan and his wife Wilma. Over the years, their attention to detail and pursuit of culinary excellence, attracted food connoisseurs and nature aficionados who were keen to explore the mountain trails, catapulting Hotel Ciasa Salares to one of the region’s finest hotels. Today, the establishment “rests in the very capable hands of the Weiser’s third generation, Jan Clemens and his partner Sara who lovingly uphold revered family traditions and Ladin culture, while also keeping a vigilant eye on emerging trends” Sara commented.

“You’ll find that the family’s unwavering dedicating to delivering authentic, high-calibre hospitality, resonates through everyone who works at the hotel”, Sara proudly said. “Every corner of this hotel is designed to exude the perfect balance of familiarity and tranquillity – we always aim to give our cherished guests the warmest welcome.” 

Alongside its touching family history, Hotel Ciasa Salares has many stand-out facilities that you can take advantage of during your stay. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to dining experiences, as the hotel boasts four different restaurants, including Infiní Eat on the Beat Terrace, the Sorí Restaurant, an informal wine bar, and the labyrinthine Cocun Cellar, (which houses an impressive collection of 2,400 bottles, which includes a fine selection of biodynamic wines). If you’re looking for even more indulgence after a day in the mountains, the hotel also offers two other special rooms – the Nodla Chocolate Room and the Nida Cheese Room.

These rooms have been instant crowd-pleasers for years, and this comes as no surprise to Sara. In Nodla, they have over 100 different varieties of chocolate to try, from the Sicilian chocolate-making city of Modica to chocolate made in the tropical Amazon rainforests. While Nida has over 60 varieties of unpasteurised cheeses for you to taste, where the hotel’s staff are keen to share their knowledge of wine and cheese pairings, so you can enjoy the perfect, relaxing evening.  

Excellent regional and international cuisine isn’t the only alluring aspect of this wonderful hotel, as guests also have access to the Ega Wellness Centre. With state-of-the-art-facilities, you can enjoy unwinding in the outdoor sauna surrounded by breathtaking mountain views, sooth your legs in the hot tub or take advantage of the hotel’s Turkish bath and solarium. There is also a range of beauty and massage treatments, which are all payable locally. For something a bit different, why don’t you try their sensory Ega wine therapy body or facial treatments, which are designed to nourish and relax the skin? 

The hotels décor is also carefully chosen to create a relaxing atmosphere, Sara said. “Our establishment encapsulates the aesthetic essence of the Alps by incorporating exquisite woods, indigenous Dolomite stone, and traditional fabrics native to the region. This meticulous attention to detail creates a warm and authentic ambiance, seamlessly blending the rich cultural tapestry and traditions of the Dolomites.” 

It’s more than just a hotel, Sara explains, “Our guests are offered an immersive experience, delving into the very heart of this resplendent mountain setting.” Her favourite rooms to recommend to guests are the Suite Salares, where each bedroom is decorated differently, but all share the same beautiful fragrances of larch fir, wood and Swiss stone pine. All these suites also enjoy beautiful balcony and/or terrace views. 

So, there you have it, Hotel Ciasa Salares is one of our most treasured accommodations in Italy where our customers can find an idyllic home from home in the Dolomites. Creating an oasis of tranquillity, Hotel Ciasa Salares beckons hikers to soak up the ambience of their Alpine surroundings, take advantage of their Ega Wellness Centre and indulge in their special chocolate and cheese rooms. If you’d like to visit this hotel, you can enjoy a wonderful centre-based stay with us on our Walking the Dolomites of Alta Badia