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Rifugio Averau

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Passo Falzarego, 32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Rifugio Averau
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

This rifugio was the highlight stay on a recent ski safari through the Dolomites. The position at the top of Cinque Torre is incredible, the views are to die for, food and wine unbelievable (especially when you consider everything comes by chairlift!), and the accommodation spotless and very comfortable. We stayed in one of the family rooms on the top... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

After 4 days on Alta Via Dolomiti Nr 1 this is a perfect spot to recharge and get clean again in a beautiful setting... washing machine and dryer in the cellar for your clothes... We slept in a private 4 person bedroom with big bathroom and massage shower ! Food was fabulous : Truffles Ravioli, Duck and Pana Cotta The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had dinner at Averau. We parked the car and took the lift and then snowcat. Very nice experience to see the Cinque Torri from the snowcat. We had nice local ravioli and a nice bison steak. We couldn't drink too much so we didn't really explore the wine list. The ambience is lovely with Sandro, the owner, always around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Superb setting, really good and friendly service, excellent food, only problem was that we shared a dorm with a snorer so sleep quality was poor but that wasn't the fault of the refuge. The shared showers were good and clean. I hadn't really expected hot water so was pleasantly surprised. The bunks were comfy. A towel was provided for showering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed the last night of the summer season, so the place was empty. The owner was ever present and very nice. Room was superb. Food was excellent. Service was also excellent. Price was very reasonable. Would absolutely stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Ate lunch there last week with my daughter and our mountain guide after our morning of hiking and traversing the Via Ferrata Averau. I had the beet root ravioli which were phenomenal and also shared a delicious salad. We sat outside on the terrace since it was a warm, sunny afternoon. A memorable experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Impressive view, great menu, an ideal place to relax and have your hard earned lunch after having an epic performance on the slopes. It's located at the top of the Cinque Torri and if weather permitting you can sit outside and enjoy the spectacular views to Civetta and Marmolada while enjoying your favorite drink

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

Averau is great restaurant at Chinque Torri ski area. If you are on the way to Lagazuoi/Hidden Valley, this is definately the place tonhave lunch. The views are great and foodnis excellent - especially the double/triple pasta menu. On Friday evenings, Averau is open. Either touring up (2 hours) or taking lift/ski-scooter combination, is great way to spend your friday... More 

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San Lorenzo in Bibbiano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Whenever skiing in the Dolomites I always make an effort to have lunch at Rifugio Averau as the food is exceptional and the location is on top of the world. I always order one of the pasta dishes as they tend to have more original sauces than the normal and I have never been disappointed. A few weeks ago I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed overnight here in March 2012, it was fantastic. Returned for lunch in Jan 2013...even better. My favourite rifugio in the Dolomites. Food, wine, service, bedrooms, location, all amazing. The grilled Cervo for main was fabulous as was the Tagliolini with Cervo and truffle. I hope to be back before the end of the season.

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