Forestis Hotel

South Tyrol, Italy

Crisp mountain air, a blanket of woodland and uninterrupted panoramas of the Dolomites – a retreat at Forestis is just what the doctor ordered. The 62 rooms and suites, split between a 100-year-old Alpine chateau and three wooden high-rises towering over Brixen, South Tyrol, bring the outside in. Embellishments are kept to a minimum, with oatmeal tones, blonde spruce walls, Dolomite bathtubs and open fireplaces giving way to the stunning mountainscape beyond. Views are best admired from the Tower Suite’s terrace, the private pool of the Penthouse and the amphitheatre-shaped restaurant, where floor-to-ceiling windows complete the ‘forest cuisine’ experience. An earthy cocktail, spiked with foraged herbs and berries, on the rooftop bar will end your day on a high note. By day, ski the slopes of Plose or relax into the spa’s healing ceremonies inspired by indigenous trees.

Doubles from £304. 00 39 04725 21008,

Words by Jas Matulewicz.

This review was taken from the October 2021 issue of Food and Travel. To subscribe today, click here.

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