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Swimming with a View Over St. Virgil in South Tyrol

Anyone who takes a picture in the Infinity Pool of the four-star superior hotel Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort in San Vigilio will also give those who stayed at home a new taste for vacations in South Tyrol. In any case, the surroundings are breathtaking: the 180-degree panoramic view from the hotel pool extends as far as the imposing Dolomites. One hour north of Bolzano is the 4-star superior hotel in the beautiful Badia Valley in the village of San Vigilio.

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The Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort

Our room was located in the new building “Dolomites Lodge”, which has 16 rooms. One of them was ours for 2 days. Not only was it inviting, but also spacious.  More remarkable was the roomy and half-open bathroom.

Optionally you can book the rooms with your own sauna or whirlpool. However, the impressive Sky Spa area is also located in the same building.

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Feasting with a View of the Mountains

For breakfast, you can choose between freshly prepared egg dishes, pancakes and crepes. The buffet offers homemade juices and everything your heart desires (all organic and regional, of course).

Breakfast is served daily until 11 am so there’s no need for any hurry. Later on, there is a light lunch snack and in the afternoon, homemade cake.

In the evening, you can end the day not only with delicious drinks at the bar but also with a 4-course gourmet menu of your choice.

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Spa Time

What do you actually do when you are not on a mountain bike or exploring the nearby national park? Relaxing, of course! Especially relaxing in the Sky Spa (Adults Only!), which is located above the roofs of San Vigilio.

The spa area with its unique mountain scenery offers so much that you don’t have to move anywhere from the hotel for having fun. 

The Panorama Infinity Pool provides a unique swimming experience with a view of the Dolomites. When the sun is shining, you can relax on the sun terrace at any temperature. Of course, there is also an indoor relay room. Especially delicious were the dried banana and nut snacks in the Spa Lounge. Not only the panorama pool inspires with a great view, but also the panorama sauna was equally remarkable.

Wellness with a small child is no problem at the Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort! Here too, everything has been thought of: family sauna, indoor and outdoor whirlpool and a children’s pool.

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Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort, Südtirol, Fasten Ur Seatbelts
Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort, Südtirol, Fasten Ur Seatbelts
Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort, Südtirol, Fasten Ur Seatbelts

Hiking in San Vigilio

If you do want to leave the hotel, you can walk up the hill directly behind the hotel, or you can go to the Fanes Sennes Braies Nature Park, which is 10 minutes away.

In the midst of fabulous mountain scenery, numerous bicycle and hiking trails are offered.  ABSOLUTE highlight was the wild animals! In the middle of the nature park, we suddenly found beautiful horses and Scottish Highland cattle. We watched them for at least an hour and walked a little with the horses.

Nevertheless, I would recommend keeping some distance for safety reasons.

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Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort, Südtirol, Fasten Ur Seatbelts
Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort, Südtirol, Fasten Ur Seatbelts

COVID-19

Masks are only compulsory at the buffet and in the dining area. At the table, you can, of course, take off your mask just like in the restaurant.

If you can’t maintain the distance of 1.5m, please wear a mask. In the wellness area also, the distance regulation applies, but there’s no mask obligation.

There are still rooms available for the next season. It is therefore advisable to book quickly:

A Dolomites Lodge is available from 159€ per person per night.

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