This is a lovely hotel in a fantastic position right in the middle of Cortina amid the lovely tearooms and chic boutiques. It is one of the oldest hotels in Cortina and so has a lot of character which makes the hotel very unusual and charming. The downside is that you have to be prepared for some of the less convenient aspects of an older hotel. For e.g. the ceiling in the bathroom of our room was very low and so my husband had to duck to get showered. Also some aspects of maintenance are more of an issue than in a newer hotel; our bath leaked quite badly on the first day. The staff very cheerfully got someone in to fix it but this took a couple of days. It did not affect our enjoyment of this lovely hotel at all but I can imagine for some visitors this would have been more of an issue.
As a ski resort, this is the most picturesque place we have ever stayed to ski by a long way. However it is certainly not a ski-in, ski-out resort. In fact, you need to be fairly fit to lug your skis up to the closest lift or to hop on one of the buses to go to another part of the Dolomiti Superski region which is vast and stunningly beautiful. The buses that take you to the wider ski area fall into different areas so sometimes you have to change buses and the timetables are not necessarily optimally organised. It would be an advantage to bring or hire your own car for maximum flexibility.
The food in the restaurant is beautifully presented by excellent waiting staff, and it is of a very high standard, although it might be a little fussy for some tastes.
There is a bar area with a pianist and the tearoom serves tea with chocolates outside if the weather is nice - it is one floor up and a perfect place to watch the world go by.
They charge for use of the internet which is always annoying in an expensive hotel but a minor niggle overall.
All in all a lovely and unique hotel.
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