Dolomiti Lodge Alverà (BL)
Inaugurated in December 2017, Dolomiti Lodge Alverà is the ultimate address for the design lovers who would like to spend sometimes among the stunning Venetian Dolomites.
Run by the Alverà family, the cool boutique hotel boasts an eco-sustainable soul that finds its roots in Cortina’s traditional rural heritage. In addition to its wonderful panoramic position that embraces the Tofane, Croda da Lago, Becco di Mezzodì and Cadin, the structure definitely strikes for the beauty of the interior design, extremely sophisticated despite the natural wood that dominates, of course, the scene, used both for the floors and the boiserie that covers the walls. In the mail hall guests are welcomed by Cortina’s most photographed bear: this is Edra’s Pack couch upholstered in faux fur and highlighted by the scenographic chandelier Random by Studio Italia Design, made up of dozens of pink gold bubbles.
Contemporary design meets the finest local craftsmanship: the Alverà family has worked, in fact, with the best local artisans in order to give a touch of uniqueness to the interiors. As a result, each room is enriched by a statement piece, such as the huge metal fireplace shaped like the Tofane mountains and designed by the blacksmith & artist Giancarlo Candeago, the antique oak floor recovered from old farmhouses from Antico è, up to the boiserie made by the carpenter Alberto Dimai.
The Dolomiti Lodge Restaurant, led by chefs Renzo and Claudio Alverà, will not disappoint either the fans of the traditional cuisine or the most international clientele. The menu offers, in fact, a local dishes selection – boasting the culinary landmarks of the region such as casunziei, canederli, beef goulash or deer fillet, as well as a more international one that includes sophisticated proposals such as Japanese Wagyu beef mini burgers or fillet. Everything is homemade, starting with the lovely desserts and, where possible, made healthier and tastier thanks to the use of refined culinary techniques and a meticulous choice of excellent local materials.
The beautiful wine cellar counts over 200 labels of wines and grappas, including local gems, such as the Sforzato di Valtellina based on grapes grown at over 2000 meters high or the Franz Haas Alto Adige Pinot Nero.
The hotel has 10 design rooms all equipped with a large 10sqm terrace with a view of the Tofane (9 hours of sunshine guaranteed per day!), whilst the 2 main suites also boast private Finnish sauna and Turkish bath.
Open only for guests of the hotel, the structure also offers a luxury spa with organic snacks & herb tea service immersed in the evocative setting of the Alpine panorama.
As you can imagine, the Dolomiti Lodge Alverà has already become a must-go place for the beautiful international crowd that frequents Cortina.
Where: Cortina, the ski destination exclusively positioned in one of the most beautiful and unique alpine regions in the world, the Venetian Dolomites
When: for lunch, dinner, or a holiday break
Why: one of the coolest design hotel with gourmet restaurant in town
How: when the sun is shining, you can have lunch and sunbathe on the large outdoor terrace of the hotel that offers a truly majestic view; in winter just book a table by the giant windows inside Dolomiti Lodge Restaurant.
Double room from 200 euro per night (subject to seasonal offers)
First Courses: 10 – 13 euro
Second Courses: 18 – 25 euro