Meet The Dolomites’ Hottest New Wellness Property, Opening November 2023

Get ready to robe. Located in the spectacular Italian Dolomites, Engel Ayurpura is an exciting soon-to-open property offering guests the perfect Ayurveda retreat filled with private consultations, spa time and carefully-curated wellness programmes

Wellness escapes are calling. Opening in November 2023, here’s everything you need to know about Engel Ayurpura, a new standalone adults-only boutique property offering guests the perfect Ayurveda retreat in the spectacular surroundings of the Italian Dolomites. 

Situated 20km from Bolzano in Nova Levante (1182m), a charming South Tyrolean village in the peaceful Val d’Ega/Eggental, Engel Ayurpura is a stylish associate of, but a separate entity from, the Hotel Engel – an established favourite for active family holidays.

Engel translates as angel, Ayur is an abbreviation of Ayurveda, and the Sanskrit word Pura means house or castle, with an added connotation of purity.

Engel Ayurpura’s interior and external design has been conceived to sit comfortably in its mountain setting, the angular roof line echoing the crags of the celebrated Rosengarten massif. Using reclaimed wood and natural materials, it blends into the landscape and makes the most of a sunny south-facing aspect. 

Engel Ayurpura To Open November 2023 - The Wordrobe

On the interiors front, think sleek and sophisticated, with clean lines and natural tones. In addition to 15 guest rooms, including two suites and one loft suite each with a freestanding bath and private sauna, there are 12 Ayurveda treatment rooms, a yoga shala with forest views, a cosy lounge with an open fireplace and library, and the Atelier, where mindfulness or health-themed lectures and a range of courses, such as meditative painting and floristry, are held. 

The spa, complete with relaxation room and tea bar, has a panoramic sundeck overlooking the outdoor salt-water pool, a sauna secluded by trees, and a delightful flower-filled garden with loungers and walking trails. The rooftop relaxation area has infrared heated loungers and is especially inviting at the end of the day when the cliffs of the Rosengarten turn pink in the setting sun. 

The restaurant will be run by Claudio Denti, a Sardinian with a passion for Ayurvedic cooking and a love of sharing his skills in classes held in the beautiful show kitchen. Guests can choose between dining in privacy at their own table or joining fellow guests on one of the social tables. 

Engel Ayurpura To Open November 2023 - The Wordrobe

Each will receive an exclusively personalised menu, created after private consultation with the medical team. In a departure from the norm, instead of the set dosha menus widely offered in Ayurveda restaurants, meals at Ayurpura are all adapted and prepared individually to enhance maximum positive outcomes during the stay.

Dr Vaidya Swami Nath Mishra, currently the only Ayurveda physician in Italy, leads the highly qualified team of Ayurvedic doctors and therapists. Renowned as one of India’s leading pulse diagnosticians, he specialises in Panchakarma and Ayur yoga beathing techniques. Until he started at Hotel Engel in 2018 he ran the Ananda Ashram Ayurveda School in Milan.

Originally from Utta Pradesh, Dr Mishra was a consultant at the New Delhi Anunsandhan Kendra Medical Centre between 1986 and 1993, while simultaneously teaching at Chadra College. He is the author of more than a dozen books on healthy living with Ayurveda. 

Engel Ayurpura is the only dedicated Ayurveda hotel in the Dolomites. Each guest can expect to receive an individually created treatment, diet and exercise programme. After their stay, guests will also have exclusive access to the closed online portal for complimentary yoga sessions, cooking classes (and recipes) and the latest relevant information. Who’s ready to robe?

Make it happen
Cost: Double rooms from €215 per person per night (2 sharing full ayurvedic board); One-week Ayurveda packages from €2,100 prpn (€300 prpn).
Getting there: Bolzano Airport is half an hour’s drive and Verona and Innsbruck Airports are 1¾ and 2 hours’ drive respectively. By rail the journey from London St Pancras to Bolzano is 14 hours with a 20 minute electric taxi ride to the resort. The Engel and Ayurpura have on-site parking and electric charge points. 
When: Opening November 2023
How: Find out more and make a booking via

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