Hotel Diamant

  • The Dolomites, Italy, San Cassiano

  • 4.5

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If you’re after an authentic South Tyrolean experience, then Hotel Diamant could be the perfect summer getaway for you. The Rudiferia family will always give a warm, friendly welcome and their personal touches make you feel like you’ve found a home away from home. They're always happy to help and know the area like the back of their hand so be sure to get some tips from them about what to see and do.

Easy access to walking and cycling trails

The Dolomites are fantastic for walking and cycling in the summer. The trails around San Cassiano are some of our favourites. They start right at the hotel so you can step out the door and set off straight away. The hotel even does three guided walks a week, which is a fantastic opportunity to check out all the best trails!

Relaxing mountain atmosphere

After a busy day exploring the mountains, Hotel Diamant is a lovely place to come back to. It's very cosy with an Alpine feel. The rooms are more modern with Swiss pine floors and lots of space. Our favourite part of the hotel is the wellness area. There’s a gym, sauna, whirlpool and indoor pool. It’s perfect for resting your legs after walking up the mountain. Dinner deserves a special mention too. There’s a good variety of local food on the menu which is delicious washed down with a glass of local wine!

Added value

Free guided walks three times a week

€30 spa voucher per person for use between 1pm and 3pm (applies to spa treatments and massages, minimum 7 night stay)

Free daily afternoon tea between 2pm-5pm

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

San Cassiano

The mountain village of San Cassiano lounges between the Lavarela and Conturines peaks of the Alta Badia – a lively ski region that transforms into a laid-back hikers’ haven in summer. Active folk pilgrimage here from all over the world to spend their days walking, cycling, rock climbing and practising yoga in the crystal-clear mountain air. Come evening, you don’t need to look further than the town centre, where restaurants range from no-nonsense trattorias to gourmet eateries. This is also where you’ll find the ski lift that whisks you up to the mountain plateau for an aperitivo with a view.

Introducing: San Cassiano

At barely a kilometre long from top to toe, it’s easy to get to know San Cassiano (or San Ćiascian, in the local language of Ladin). Its roads smooth out along the green valley floor, leading between timber inns and eateries. San Cassiano church seems to mirror the mountains around, with its limestone cap, snow-white walls and finery-filled insides. There’s a Wednesday market too – check out the salami and olive oil stalls – and the summertime concerts.

Larches, lakes and limestone peaks

For an easy walk, head for the Path of the Larches, which loops around the – you guessed it – larch forests just north of San Cassiano, passing by water mills and stone-walled farms. It’s an easy route to some spectacular views. The neighbouring Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park is also best seen from its footpaths. From here, you can walk to peaks and high mountain meadows, or you could do a more moderate walk to the mirrored waters of Lago Lagazuoi or the slab-like peaks of Brunecker Turm; both of which can be reached by cable car. Alternatively, swap boots for bikes on one of the many cycling routes.

Mountain food & wine

San Cassiano might be small, but the food scene is mighty. Farmhouse restaurants and trattorias cook up rich mountain dishes like spinach ravioli (cajincí te ega) and apple pancakes (pössl da pom). The bakeries and delis are the best place for a cappuccino and the Dolomites’ signature bomboloni alla crema doughnuts. Go in search of rare wines from small vineyards in the Tyrol and the delicious mountain food found in traditional rifugi (mountain huts). “Bun pro!”, as they say in Ladinia.

Ursus ladinicus: the bear bones

You never know what you might find while walking in the mountains around San Cassiano. In 1987, a local hiker exploring Conturines Cave made the headlines by stumbling across the remains of 12 prehistoric bears. The reconstructed skeletons are now at home in the Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus in San Cassiano. Over three floors, discover how archaeologists pieced together this previously unknown species of cave bear, while learning more about the intriguing geography and geology of the Dolomites.

Why book a summer holiday in San Cassiano with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of San Cassiano's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to San Cassiano include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 44
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 4.5

Rooms

Superior Rooms are around 30m² and can sleep up to three people (extra bed is a double sofa bed). They have been finished in a modern style. These rooms are north facing and have a shower.

Clean Air Rooms are around 40m² and sleep up to three people (extra bed is a double sofa bed). These rooms are south facing with a balcony and are furnished in 100% natural materials - ideal for those suffering from allergies. These rooms have a shower.

Comfort Rooms are around 30m² and sleep two people, and are south facing. These rooms have a bath or shower. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Junior Suites are around 60m² and can sleep up to four people, and are south facing. They have a double bedroom with lounge area with a double divan bed. These rooms have a bath with showerhead, shower, mini infrared sauna. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe

Cots are available on request for approx. €30 per day, payable locally.

Local fees & taxes

A resort tax of approx. €3.80 per person per night is payable locally

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 9
  • Access ramp: No
  • Airport transfer time: approx. 2 hours, 30 mins from Innsbruck, 3 hours from Venice, 3 hours, 30 mins from Verona
  • Resort centre location
  • 500 metres to the walking lifts
  • 70 metres to the nearest bus stop
Facilities
  • Spa with indoor pool, whirlpool, saunas, steam room and a relaxation area
  • Fitness room
  • Free hire of trekking poles (subject to availability)
  • Three free guided walks a week
  • E-bike hire (bookable & payable locally)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free outdoor parking
Meals

The breakfast buffet is open from 7.30am to 10am and has homemade pastries, cereals, yogurts, fresh breads, freshly-squeezed juice and a large tea corner. For your evening meal you'll have four courses, with a choice of dishes. Once a week the hotel hosts a typical Ladin dinner as well as a gala dinner with an aperitivo. You'll also have a delicious cheese and dessert buffet once a week.

Every afternoon between 2pm and 5pm the hotel serve an afternoon tea buffet with soup, cold dishes, salads and sweet treats.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Please let us know about any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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£3402
per person from £1134
Includes £400pp discount
15/06/2024 - 7 nights
3 adults
From Edinburgh
Half Board
Hotel Diamant
The Dolomites, San Cassiano
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