Schgaguler Hotel

  • Location: Mountains
    Alpe di Siusi ski area: 10 mins with the ski bus
    Restaurants and shops: In walking distance
    Seiser Alm: 3km (5 mins by car to the lift)
  • Innsbruck Airport (INN): 110km (1h 30 mins by car)
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to Schgaguler Hotel

How would you describe Schgaguler Hotel in a nutshell?

The Schgaguler is located in South Tyrol at the foot of the Schlern mountain where it serves as a base to explore the Dolomites. We wanted to create a place where people can rest and restore while having direct access to this breathtaking Alpine region.

What was the inspiration/story behind the Schgaguler and its recent renovation?

The Schgaguler was built in 1984 by my father and was renovated in 2018. Today, my brothers handle the day-to-day operations while my father works as a trekking and adventure guide. We wanted to renovate the hotel with a minimalistic aesthetic that was inspired by the mountain range.

Peter Pichler was the architect behind the exterior’s renovation and we worked together on the interior design. On one hand, I think the design is at odds with the traditional, rustic houses of the region, while on the other hand, the gabled roofs are a constant reminder of their iconic shape. Our aim was to reduce any clutter and decorations to the absolute minimum, creating what I feel is a timeless aesthetic.

How would you describe the atmosphere of the Schgaguler?

I think it’s very luxurious while also being minimalistic, with just the essentials for the hotel’s operation. We paid a lot of attention to the materials that were selected for the renovations and have tried to highlight them in spaces that are sophisticated, yet laid-back.

Schgaguler Hotel
Reception
Restaurant
Restaurant
Bar
Bar
Family Suite No2
Family Suite No2
Family Suite No2
Family Suite No1
Family Suite No1
Classic Room No2
Classic Room No2
Classic Room No2
Classic Room No1
Gable Room
Gable Room
Garden Room
Garden Room
Gable Suite
Gable Suite
Town Suite
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Schgaguler Hotel
Schgaguler Hotel

Schgaguler Hotel rooms & rates

The Schgaguler is quite unique in that all of the rooms (except one) are facing southwest to receive the sun and have views of the mountains. All of the accesses, hallways and logistical operations are on the northern side of the property while we have one room, the Town Suite, which has views of Castelrotto and its famous church tower.

There are 42 rooms in total in a range of categories, including Garden Rooms on the terrace floor, Classic Rooms, Gable Rooms/Suites (with high ceilings) and Family Suites. The Gable Suites and Family Suites both have two bedrooms, with the latter also having a second bathroom.

At the heart of the hotel is the bar, which features a five-metre-high ceiling, and a restaurant, while on the ground floor there is a spa and wellness centre. I feel that even when you look at the Schgaguler from the outside, it has an intuitive design that makes sense.

  • Classic Room No1 for 2 people / 36 m²
    241 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    This room measures 36m² and includes a free-standing bathtub, a walk-in closet, a private bar, a rain shower, an open bathroom and a separate WC. The sleeping area is separated by a partition wall and offers direct access to the balcony.

    Room features:
    Custom-made furniture made of local chestnut wood - free-standing bathtub - pocket spring mattresses - lounge chairs - balcony chairs - Samsung Smart TV - frameless windows - sun blinds - hairdryer - Hammam sauna towels - bath towels - bathrobes - bathroom slippers - safe box.

  • Classic Room No2 for 2 people / 36 m²
    241 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    Different from the Classic Room 01, the bathroom is clearly separated from the rest of the room. The double room measures 36m² with a south facing balcony and includes a free-standing bathtub, a private bar, a bathroom with rain shower and a separate WC. The sleeping area offers direct access to the south facing balcony.

    Room features:
    Custom-made furniture made of local chestnut wood - south-facing balcony - a free-standing bathtub - pocket spring mattresses - lounge chairs - balcony chairs - Samsung Smart TV - frameless windows - sun blinds - hairdryer - Hammam sauna towels - bath towels - bathrobes - bathroom slippers - WIFI - safe box.

  • Garden Room for 2-4 people / 36 m²
    222 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 2 Extra bed (on req.)

    This room measures 36m² and has a wooden terrace with pine trees and direct access to the hotel garden. The interior of this room is characterized mainly by the spacious living area with sofa. In this there is the possibility for a third or fourth bed.

    Room features:
    Custom-made furniture made of local chestnut wood - pocket spring mattresses - sofa - balcony chairs - Samsung Smart TV - frameless windows - sun blinds - hairdryer - Hammam sauna towels - bath towels - bathrobes - bathroom slippers - safe box.

  • Gable Suite for 2-4 people / 42 m²
    260 / night
    • 1 Twin bedroom
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room

    The Gable Suite has two floors. The first floor includes an open bathroom with a rain shower, a walk-in closet, a private bar and a spacious bedroom with a free-standing bathtub. The second floor is furnished with two single beds and a living area allowing you to enjoy a unique view through the five-metre high glass front.

    Room features:
    Custom-made furniture made of local chestnut wood - free-standing bathtub - pocket spring mattresses - lounge chairs - sofa - balcony chairs - Samsung Smart TV - air conditioning - frameless windows - sun blinds - hairdryer - Hammam sauna towels - bath towels - bathrobes - bathroom slippers - safe box.

  • Gable Room for 2 people / 36 m²
    253 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)

    The height and the sloping saddle roof give this double room generosity and comfort. The particularly high windows offer a unique view of the Sciliar massiv.

    Room features:
    Custom-made furniture made of local chestnut wood - free-standing bathtub - pocket spring mattresses - lounge chairs - balcony chairs - Samsung Smart TV - frameless windows - sun blinds - hairdryer - Hammam sauna towels - bath towels - bathrobes - bathroom slippers - WIFI - safe box.

  • Family Suite No1 for 2-4 people / 42 m²
    265 / night
    • 2 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    A suite measuring 42m² for four people with a south facing balcony on the 4th floor. Two spacious bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, toilet and closet, are waiting for you. The master bedroom is characterised by an open bathroom and the free-standing bathtub.

    Room features:
    Custom-made furniture made of local chestnut wood - free-standing bathtub - pocket spring mattresses - balcony chairs - Samsung Smart TV - frameless windows - sun blinds - hairdryer - Hammam sauna towels - bath towels - bathrobes - bathroom slippers - safe box.

  • Family Suite No2 for 2-4 people / 42 m²
    277 / night
    • 2 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    This family suite includes two bedrooms, each of which is equipped with a separate bathroom, WC and closet. The eight-metre-long window front and the open bathroom with free-standing bathtub characterise the master bedroom.

    Room features:
    Custom-made furniture made of local chestnut wood - free-standing bathtub - south facing window front - free-standing bathtub - pocket spring mattresses - balcony chairs - Samsung Smart TV - frameless windows - sun blinds - hairdryer - Hammam sauna towels - bath towels - bathrobes - bathroom slippers - WIFI - safe box.

  • Town Suite for 2-4 people / 80 m²
    313 / night
    • 2 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    The suite measures 80m² with two separate bedrooms and a 13-metre long glass front offering a unique view of the historic town centre and its unparalleled church tower. The suite includes two separate bathrooms and a free-standing bathtub right next to the window.

    Room features:
    Custom-made furniture made of local chestnut wood - private bar with chairs and a sofa with a view of the church tower of Castelrotto - free-standing bathtub - pocket spring mattresses - sofa - lounge chairs - balcony chairs - Samsung Smart TV - frameless windows - sun blinds - air conditioning - hairdryer - Hammam sauna towels - bath towels - bathrobes - bathroom slippers - safe box.

  • Loft Suite for 2 people / 70 m²
    362 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room

    The suite on the top floor measures 70m² and offers spectacular views of the Dolomites from the biggest balcony of the hotel. The suite features a double bed, an open bathroom with a free-standing bath tub, a living area and a walk-in closet.

    Room features:
    Custom-made furniture made of local chestnut wood - free-standing bathtub - pocket spring mattresses - walk-in closet - lounge chairs - balcony chairs - Samsung Smart TV - frameless windows - sun blinds - hairdryer - Hammam sauna towels - bath towels - bathrobes - bathroom slippers - safe box.

Included in the rates
Rates include breakfast.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome.
Minimum stay
1 nights
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 11:00
Closed November & Mid-April to Mid-May

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Bar
  • Concierge service
  • Sauna
  • TV
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Whirlpool/Plunge pool
  • Central heating
  • Room service
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • Gym
  • Iron & Board
  • Pets welcome
  • Steam room/Hamam
  • Laundry service
  • Safe box
  • Bicycles
  • Hair dryer
  • Spa

Our restaurant serves a mix of Italian and Alpine cuisine that reflects the region, which perfectly blends northern German culture with the Mediterranean way of life. We also have a spa and wellness area with two indoor swimming pools, a sauna and a massage treatment centre, as well as a gym where people can work out, and a hot tub on the sun deck.

We also run a weekly activity program during the summer months with my father as the guide to take people to explore the Dolomites. This can be just a short trek to see the sunrise, or an all-day adventure.

The Schgaguler is suitable for families and couples and we intentionally didn’t want to appeal to just one demographic. We feel that it’s more interesting and enriching with a diverse mix of people, which is why we created the family suites for young couples with kids.

Things to do in South Tyrol & Kastelruth

  • Art / Culture
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling

In the summer months, people mostly come to go hiking and road cycling — one of the most anticipated stages of the Giro d’Italia takes place in the Dolomites. But it’s also beautiful to ride down to the valley and explore the vineyards by bicycle. And there’s mountain biking and trail running on offer too.

In winter, it’s a skiing and snowshoeing destination, with the closest ski area being Seiser Alm. But many people also just come for the weekend to explore the town and indulge in the amazing food that’s available at the chalets. The region boasts one of the highest concentrations of Michelin-star restaurants in Europe, so many people come for the food culture.

The location of Schgaguler Hotel

Castelrotto sits at 1,100 metres in elevation and is around half an hour from Bolzano in South Tyrol. It serves as a gateway to the Dolomites, which I feel are quite unique and completely different from the Swiss or Austrian Alps with their deep valleys. Here, the landscapes are softer, with striking Dolomite rocks and Alpine meadows that include the largest in the world — the Alpe di Siusi.

Castelrotto belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire before World War I and then became part of Italy. Today, it’s an autonomous region with three official languages — Italian, German and Ladin — and has maintained that cultural history. It’s a characteristic Alpine village with around 2,500 inhabitants and has been named one of the most beautiful town centres in Italy.

When is the best time to visit South Tyrol?

Seiser Alm is an all-year holiday destination and beautiful most months. Our “downtime” is April and May when the weather’s not the nicest. Summer marks the start of the hiking season, which peaks in September when the air is really crisp.

Then from October, we have what’s known as the Fall Hiking Season in lower altitude areas below the tree line. This is also a popular time for people to go to local farms and eat delicious produce. The ski lifts normally open on December 8 and the ski season extends through to the end of March or beginning of April.