Stay at Lefay Dolomiti
Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese term for “forest bathing”, the practice of allowing commune with nature to replenish your city-worn soul. Built to sing in harmony with its surroundings and designed to leave as small an environmental footprint as possible, the Lefay Dolomiti has the concept of forest bathing entwined into its DNA.Making the most of its enviable Alpine setting with floor-to-ceiling windows, it’s hard not to be mesmerized by the constant swaying of pine trees in the mountain breeze. Add to this the region’s finest spa facility and you would have to have a pretty callous soul not to be replenished and rejuvenated by a stay here.
In the glorious Rendena Valley perched above the Alpine town of Pinzolo where a gondola will whisk you the 12km to the Madonna di Campiglio ski resort. Approximately two hour’s drive to the closest international airport at Verona.
88 suites and 23 residences, all of which are spacious and light-filled. If possible claim one of the rooms with sumptuous views down the valley. Guests with children should opt for the family room which comes with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Who is it for
Wellness enthusiasts who would like a little skiing with their spa experience, rather than the other way around. Despite the overall focus on relaxation, the hotel is surprisingly kid-friendly, although children who enjoy spas will get more out of it.
Facilities & activities
A four-floor spa that few – if any – could fail to be impressed by. With multiple pools, including a magnesium whirlpool and an indoor saltwater lake. Plus the Lefay’s own Energy Therapeutic World – a multi-themed area with different water and sauna-based therapies. Two restaurants and a wine bar, all serving guests with delicious and well-deserved doses of “Vital Energy” and sublime views.