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
"Lovely place, authentic and cosy"
We enjoyed the location. Tbe restaurant downstairs is very authentic and staff very nice. Even with the face masks on (yep, its Covid Time) we could see the smile in the eyes of our hosts! Everything is stylish without going over board. If we are in the region, we will definitely go again.
"Very nice and cosy"
Located in the Swiss countryside this hotel surprised me with the charming rustical atmosphere, nice staff and very good kitchen. It is on my "comeback" list.
Very nice area. Cousy hotel. Excelent Risoto :-) But some guests unfortunately used dinning room as a conference room (noisy disscusions abour work) . So my dinner was not relaxing :-( They should be ask to think they are not alone there.
"Wonderful alpine retreat"
We loved it and would definitely return - the food in particular was amazing.
Lovely experience. The Situation is very nice the foot is good and the staff sympathetic.
"Short stay - good time"
Thank you very much for your hospitality. The food, the bed and our whole stay was fantastic!
"Second visit in the space of 6 weeks."
I very much like this place and its setting. I have visited while on a motorcycle tour and returned by car with my wife. The location is perfect.