An exceptional natural setting. A small charming hotel. A kitchen full of discoveries. Welcome to Mauro Oliani’s hotel.
"Offering a relaxed atmosphere and quality service in a natural and typical setting.”
Mauro left Milan for the Bedretto Valley for the sake of nature and after developing a crush on an old chalet-hotel, typical of the Swiss Alps. After a renovation sticking to traditional décor (stone, wood, beautiful and large fireplaces, welcoming and warm décor), Mauro opened a spa and a relaxation area. And on the kitchen side, the dice were rolled on bringing the omnivorous guest closer to vegan cuisine. “I do not impose my philosophy on anyone. Those who wish, have the opportunity to discover that for every animal food there is an alternative.” The first customers thought he was crazy but now many come out of curiosity. “Here you have everything: nature, good air, relaxation and what’s more, you can find a balanced diet.” A body with a healthy spirit could be the motto of Chalet Stella Alpina Hotel & Wellness Spa, The Originals Relais, your perfect accommodation in Ticino.
The 9 rooms of Chalet Stella Alpina Hotel & Wellness Spa, The Originals Relais have been renovated. The presence of wood and a both soft and contemporary décor, gives them a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Of varying dimensions but always very well arranged, these rooms are comfortable and offer quality services. Some have balconies, all with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
- Non smoking room
Cheeses, charcuteries, jams, home-made cakes ... Breakfast is a tribute to local productions. To be savoured in summer on the terrace, in winter in the bar room. All in striking stone and rustic authenticity, the restaurant room offers views of the mountains. Once glance at the menu reveals that it is amazing, even if a bit confusing for the unsophisticated diner. “A few years ago, I challenged myself to bring the omnivorous customer closer to vegan cooking.” Spelt, tofu or seitan come together with Italian flavours and typical mountain dishes.
LA STELLA ALPINA
Of course there is nature, the mountains, the great outdoors, the open spaces, but the Chalet Stella Alpina Hotel & Wellness Spa, The Originals Relais is more than that: it is an oasis of well-being.
SPA AND WELLNESSEnjoy the wellness area and its many amenities: dry or steam sauna, jacuzzi with chromotherapy, tea room and solarium terrace. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage with alpine arnica oil and alpine essences, a sports massage with acupressure, a stone massage, a foot reflexology session, a yoga session, meditation in the middle of nature or a course of natural and organic food. Athletes will let off steam at the fitness corner which puts some training machines at your disposal.
THINGS TO DOIn winter all cold weather activities are offered to you: cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, snow shoeing, hiking... Val Bedretto, a few kilometres from the Gotthard pass is one of the snowiest areas of the Alps in Europe! Summer: hiking, climbing, mountain biking, trekking on the trails of the valley. For Oliani, the owner, what you should not miss, are "walks in the evening or at night to observe animals such as deer that come down the mountain to drink from the river”.
What our customers say
"Swiss charm at it's best "
Lovely hotel with a friendly and welcoming staff. The food was a highlight and we looked forward to each meal and the culinary delights. A must stay for those looking to find a bit of solitude, charm and culture.
"Not our last time!!"
It was such a wonderful experience! Everything was perfect and the food was absolutely amazing! Way better than many 5 star luxury hotels! We have nothing negative to say! We will come back for sure!!
"Sehr sympathische Gastgeber"
Das Hotel ist sehr empfehlenswert. Liebevolle Einrichtung und sehr gutes Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis.
"Nice old hotel"
Nice old hotel, calm, staff friendly and helpful, wellness nice touch to have it for ourselves. The only problematic part was that photos on the site are deceiving, superior double room looks spacicous with 2 sofa chairs, table and balcony so I was expecting something similar, what I got was a room that barely fit anything besides the bed, only one small chair, no balcony. I understand not all rooms of same category photos are published, but the room 2 should be classified as standard double not superior.
Bei unserer Ankunft, wurden wir vom Team herzlichst begrüsst. Ein schöner Ort in den Bergen welches ein schönes Panorama beim Essen wie auch vom Zimmer aus bietet. Gute Wanderrouten. Einer der bis zum Gletscher führen kann, welches leider versperrt ist durch die umgefallenen Bäumen. Aber konnten uns den Weg doch noch "durchkriechen". Durch die steilen Strassen welches zum Hotel führt, bietet es guten Joggern eine gute Strecke an die Kondition zu steigern. Covid-Komfor wurde alles eingehalten. Die Wellnes Oase ist wunderschön und durch die Covid-Auflagen umso geniessbarer zu zweit. Das Frühstück könnte meiner Meinung nach Ausgefallener sein, bzw. mehr Angebote bieten. Aber trotzdem würde ich liebend gerne nochmals den Aufenthalt im Hotel geniessen. Vielen Dank an das Team für den schönen Aufenthalt.
"Entspannt, freundlich "
Schöne Atmosphäre, gute Küche, freundliches Personal. Dekorativ, heimelig, sehr ruhig.
"We had a great relaxing time! "
Warm atmosphere, simple and clean rooms. We also liked the food and wine. Friendly staff.
"Eat and Greet"
I was there for two nights. The Meals were fantastic and I love to rent the rackets to go snowshoeing. The Service were friendly and the rooms were clean. The Spa is small, but nice.
The highlight was definitely the service. Everyone was so helpful and kind that made stay a really nice experience. And the food is amazing! My congratulations to the chef!