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There can be few better destinations for mountaineers and nature-lovers than the stunning jagged peaks of the Dolomites in Northern Italy, here is our review of the Top 3 Best Boutique Hotels in the region.

Boutique Hotel Zenana

Top of our list definitely has to be the stylish and exclusive Boutique Hotel Zenana in the heart of San Candido in the Dolomites. Zenana is a charming luxury boutique hotel with an intimate atmosphere and attentive, family-run service. Located conveniently next to shops and restaurants in the historical centre of the enchanting market town of San Candido. The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from chairlifts which whisk you away for hiking or skiing excursions depending on the season. There are just 9 deluxe guest suites in this intimate hotel, each retains the original Art-Nouveau décor; with parquet floors, gorgeous fabrics, heavenly mountain views and unusual art pieces creating a striking mood. A delicious rich buffet breakfast is served each morning as well as drinks throughout the day and 5pm is official snack time, a popular and sociable occasion which really highlights the wonderful service at this hotel.

Rosapetra Spa Resort

There are 29 rooms at the luxury chalet of Rosapetra Spa Resort. The 5-star hotel is located 3km from the picturesque ski town of Cortina d’Ampezzo and offers a free shuttle service to the slopes. It’s a 2-hour drive to Bolzano Airport. Facilities here include a spa, fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool and hot tub. The rooms are rustic-chic delights, with walls made of wood and stone to really set the vibe. Most rooms have terraces or balconies, upgrade to a suite for a living area, just be sure to request a mountain view. There’s an elegant restaurant serving traditional cuisine and a lively lounge bar.

Hotel Ciasa Salares

Although larger than some boutique hotels at 50 rooms, the fact that Hotel Ciasa Salares is family owned gives it a lovely, friendly boutique-vibe. A short drive from the pretty town of San Cassiano, the Ciasa Salares Hotel offers an exclusive getaway in the Alta Badia region of the Dolomites. Just over 2 hours from Venice airport and slightly further from Innsbruck, this family run chalet-style hotel offers stunning views of the Dolomites and a large swimming pool with the same fabulous views through floor to ceiling windows. This hotel is ski-in/ski-out and the lifts to the slopes are only a few of minutes’ walk away. Food is a real treat here at their Michelin-starred restaurant La Siriola. There’s also a terrace restaurant, a Cheese Room and a Chocolate Room; safe to say it’s a foodies’ paradise!

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