My husband and I stayed at Hotel Europa in December for 3 nights. It is like a wooden mountain style chalet - charming, traditional, warm, and cozy.
Location: Exceptionally located at one end of Corso Italia, 2 minutes walk to Corso Italia, 7 min walk to Cortina's main bus station, 4 minutes walk to ski bus stop, and there is a ski school and ski rental shop just across the road. The hotel is very well located.
Room: Small but charming and very comfortable, all furnished with traditional Dolomiti/Ampezzo style. We had a Deluxe room with red decoration, which is about 15 sq meters. The room has a double bed, a balcony, a small LCD TV, wardrobes, and a desk. Wireless internet connection is available, but not free. The bathroom is also well-equipped, with a hydro-massage bath and all the amenities you need. The massage bath is much appreciated, especially after a long day on the ski slope! The bed and pillow, however, are very firm and not very comfortable, hence they had some impact on our sleep quality.
Restaurant: We booked a B&B package so breakfast was included. It's the typical continental style breakfast, with breads, hams, eggs, cereals, yoghurt, juice, and coffee. The restaurant is again very charming in design, has a very inviting and pleasant atmosphere, and the restaurant staff are all very friendly. We didn't have dinner there so could not comment on the food. The hotel has a small, traditionally decorated bar. It's a little but delightful corner to linger.
Hotel's public area: The hotel does not have a sauna or steam room, nor a fitness centre. But it's fine for us as we spent most of the time skiing. The hotel has several lounge/sitting areas, one with a traditional wood fire, all very beautiful and inviting. We saw many locals gathered at the gaming room (with many round tables and again decorated in Ampezzo style)to play poker/bridge one night, giving the hotel a convivial ambience.
Service: All staff at the hotel are very polite, friendly, and warm. Some of them don't speak much English, but they are always willing to help.
Tip: Request a room facing the Tofana mountain. Rooms on this side are quieter compared to those facing the main street or petrol station next door.
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