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Hotel Saltus: yoga and meditation to reconnect with nature in the Dolomites

Here’s one of our best finds: a small wellness hotel set in nature, in a beautiful and tranquil region of the Italian Alps, offering a wide range of wellness and beauty treatments. wellness stays focusing on yoga, meditation and forest bathing. From the minimalist design to the large picture windows, everything has been designed to make you feel at home. in contact with nature. We’ve fallen in love with this establishment and highly recommend it!

A breathtaking view of the Dolomites (Photo: Hotel Saltus)

An eco-friendly hotel in exceptional surroundings

The Eco-Hotel Saltus is a 4-star boutique hotel located at 1100 m altitude in the Italian Dolomites, in the pretty hilltop village of San Genesio, a few kilometers from Bolzano. It’s a quiet, wooded area, with splendid panoramic views of the peaks in the distance. Despite its end-of-the-world feel, the area is still easily accessible: it’s just a 3-hour drive from Milan.

A modern eco-hotel to be built in 2019 (Photo: Luxe Wellness Club)

This intimate, family-run hotel has just 26 rooms. The view of the Dolomites is simply breathtaking. All rooms open onto nature throughhuge bay windows, allowing you to feel totally connected with an Alpine landscape that constantly changes with the light.

Pascal Languillon, Director of Luxe Wellness Club, in front of the hotel entrance.

The Saltus Hotel is strongly committed to sustainable development. Only local and natural materials were used in the construction of the hotel in 2019, such as lime and clay for the walls. Electricity and heating are provided by renewable energies, while rainwater is recovered. Even rarer, the hotel has decided to offer a 5% discount to all guests arriving by train to Bolzano.

Minimalist room design (Photo: Luxe Wellness Club)

The rooms have been designed by a Scandinavian designer: warm minimalism is the order of the day. The beds are very comfortable and the bathrooms are spacious. There are no televisions here, the show is nature, which can be admired from the deckchairs on the balcony.

Balcony with view (Photo: Hotel Saltus)

Hotel Saltus is the brainchild of Nadja Mumelter, her sister Claudia and their mother, Hedwig, who manages a more traditional adjoining hotel (where Hotel Saltus’s main restaurant is now located). Hospitality is a family tradition, as it was great-grandfather Franz who built the village’s first hotel in the 1950s, convinced that the sunny mountain climate had health benefits.

The three women also believe in the healing power of nature, which is why they set out to create an exceptional spa, basing the essence of their therapies on the connection with the forest.

The Forest Spa: maximum relaxation among the fir trees

The spa’s first highlight is its incredible 17-meter-long outdoor infinity pool, heated all year round. This “sky pool” offers breathtaking views, and was recently named one of the 10 most beautiful pools in Europe. The hotel also has a second small indoor pool, especially for children.

If a prize were awarded for the most beautiful saunas, the Hotel Saltus could win it, thanks to its bay windows that give the impression of being at one with nature .

A sauna completely open to nature (Photo: Luxe Wellness Club)

The various relaxation rooms are bathed in a gentle, serene atmosphere that invites contemplation. Delicate scents of fresh moss, care products guaranteed chemical-free…The forest seems to penetrate the spa.

The Zen-like relaxation room (Photo: Luxe Wellness Club)

Wellness breaks based on preventive medicine

One of the Saltus Hotel’s highlights is its daily yoga classes, taught by owner Hedwig Mumelter. These take place in a beautiful, dedicated room, with top-of-the-range carpets by Saltus. Hedwig’s other specialty is guiding clients in forest bathing sessions to learn to listen to nature again and feel its healing power. The spa team also offers meditation classes . All this is included free of charge in the basic room rate. The hotel also organizes occasional retreats with outside teachers.

The yoga room amid the fir trees (Photo: Luxe Wellness Club)

The hotel offers various packages for complete wellness stays based on a holistic vision of preventive medicine . Saltus Prevention Therapy” has been specially created for those who want to take control of their health. The program begins with a diagnosis of the client’s state of health, followed by various massages to stimulate the lymphatic and digestive systems. Therapists also offer relaxing and draining massages, as well as detoxifying treatments.

Of course, the star here is the mountains, and outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of 800 kilometers of marked hiking trails, with a starting point just a few steps from the hotel. Many other activities are possible, such as horseback riding and electric bike rides.

Lunch at the hotel (Photo: Hotel Saltus)

The hotel features a restaurant serving traditional South Tyrolean food using the freshest local seasonal produce, including vegan and gluten-free dishes.


Rates start from around 400 euros per room per night, and include yoga classes and forest baths.

Contact us to find out more about the Saltus Hotel and get a personalized quote by filling in the form below,

Call us from the USA on +1 (646) 980 6652 to discuss your stay, or+44 20 4577 3258 from the UK.

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