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Ambra Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via XXIX Maggio 28, 32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy   |  
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Ranked #13 of 51 hotels in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Jundiai, SP
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“It's old but enough.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Ambra is very well located in the center of Cortina and it's enough for short stay, because it's "basic". It's an old hotel and every room can hear you (your noises and movements) because is too small the room. It should be renovated. The reception is nice and the people very friendly.

Room Tip: Room 19 was the room which we stayed.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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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Australia
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33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

From the time we were greeted at the front desk we knew that this establishment cared a lot about their guests. The greeting was warm and friendly, efficient and full of suggestions for our stay.
We stayed 2 nights in a lovely double room overlooking the street. It was very comfortable and clean with all that we needed for our time there.
The included breakfast spread is very good and substantial and once again, the service was exemplary.
When we had some difficulty getting out of town (caused by road blockages for a bike ride) to rejoin our walk along the AV1, the front deak staff made many enquiries on our behalf to find a solution. Nothing was too much trouble for them and t was always done with a smile.
This is genuinely a lvely and nice place to enjoy.

Room Tip: There is a good front room on the firt floor that has a huge terrace that looks over the square.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

I stayed at this hotel for a few nights in high season for skiing wiyh my 16 and 14 year lod kids in January. The hotel staff is fantastic: our shuttle to airport exit at 6 a.m. and they provided a wonderful breakfast in unconventional hours. Perfect location and excelent room (very clean). Our bags were lost by Alitalia and we had every assistance from hotel staff. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

Quaint hotel near the center of Cortina. Nothing spectacular, but the rooms were clean and the staff friendly. Great location and views from the windows. We used the hotel as a transfer stopover from more rural Dolomite accommodations on our way to Venice.

It was the shoulder season, so I think it was a good value, not sure how much more expensive (and in turn less of a value) it would be during the height of ski or hiking season.

Overall we were satisfied and would recommend it to fellow travelers.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

This revue is basically about the value contra money payed at the Ambra Cortina hotel. We stayed 3 persons, of which one is a 4 1/2 year old, at a so called luxury room called the "Hockey". The price was 420 Euro per night. When I tell you it was totally claustrophobic with no windows, only a roof window with no view at all, a flooded shower, no mirror that you could actually use in the bathroom, no wine in the mini bar and hardly no floor space at all I guess it's clear that it's overpriced. Also very poor internet connection. I do not recommend a stay in this particular room for 420 a night. Do try to get the price down in case you want to go.

The up sides of the hotel is the wonderful woman at breakfast, which was a good breakfast by the way, and a couple of the other staff members. The good ones were really friendly and service minded.

I don't mind paying good money for a nice stay but the Ambra Cortina needs to get a reality check. When comparing with my last stay at the Crosby in NYC, around the same money, it's just ridiculous. But as long as people pay.....

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ambrahotel, Proprietario at Ambra Hotel, responded to this review, March 28, 2011
Google Translation
Cara Signora,
La ringraziamo per il Suo commento e il Suo soggiorno all’ Hotel Ambra.
Siamo spiacenti che la nostra Luxury Hockey non Le sia piaciuta e che abbia trovato il rapporto qualità prezzo non in linea con i prezzi nel mondo.
La Hockey è una luxury roof room in mansarda ed il suo fascino è proprio quello di avere  abbaini e lucernai o finestre di sottotetto, tipici della montagna, ne possiede 3 di cui uno in bagno.
Dall'abbaino si vede il Monte Faloria, dove sorge il sole a Cortina.
All'arrivo  diamo il  benvenuto ai nostri ospiti con una bottiglia  di prosecco locale. In Italia il vino in frigo bar non sempre è servito, in quanto la mezza bottiglia non la consideriamo d'immagine... Nelle nostre luxury  il frigo bar è completamente free come il wifi in tutto l'albergo.
Offriamo ai nostri clienti il transfer da Venezia gratuito che, valorizzato ai prezzi di taxi, vale €300 andata e ritorno, nel suo caso anche per  un soggiorno inferiore alla settimana.
E’ difficile fare confronti tra un albergo nelle Dolomiti in altissima stagione ed un albergo a New York non si sa in quale periodo, che tipo di camera eccetera…sono due cose completamente diverse. Cortina d 'Ampezzo non è una località qualunque, è la Regina delle Dolomiti, Hotel Ambra è un albergo gioiello, in centrissimo, con 2 parcheggi, arredato con pezzi  di antiquariato veneziani ed ampezzani, come la Hockey che avete avuto.
In bagno uno specchio  d'epoca e nell’ armadio un altro  specchio.
Grazie infine per i complimenti al nostro staff, quotidianamente impegnato nell'eccellenza del servizio.
Elisabetta Dotto Proprietaria di Hotel Ambra dal 2007
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LOS ANGELES
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

The Ambra Hotel is in the center of Cortina. Nice staff who speak English. Small hotel with small rooms (I’m American). My wife and our five year old daughter stayed in the “off season” of mid-January 2011. We were told that we had one of their largest room. It was approximately 14x17 feet. The bathroom was also quite small, although the fixtures were up to date. Taking a shower was difficult, however, because the shower was in a small bathtub with a shower curtain. The tub was so small that the curtain keep creeping up against your body as you showered. The room had a large balcony, but no view to speak of.

There is a nice breakfast room in the basement with the usual European choices: bread, cheese, ham, yogurt, fruit, juice and coffee…served from 7:30. Or breakfast can be sent to your room. No charge.

Wifi is available all over the hotel for free.

There is free parking for a dozen cars, or so. There is a ski storage room with boot warmers available for free. The ski bus stops nearby. There is a nice, friendly ski rental shop across the street, and plenty of restaurants of all price range within a five minute walk.

The mountains are very good. Well groomed, and a variety of levels. However the maps and the signs on the slopes are both much less informative than I'm used to in America. The trails on the slopes are not named, so it is difficult to know where you are. And there is no indication of the level of difficulty on the signs, so you can get into a slope you wish you had avoided. The maps they give out try to show several mountains, and as a result there is too little detail. If you only ski Cortina the price is at one level. If you want to ski the other mountains around the area, you must purchase a different level of pass. No upgrading. You have to make the decision when you buy your 6 day pass.

The ski school coach was great. And the hotel recommended a baby sitter who was also just wonderful for our daughter.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, MA
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2010

Stayed there 2 nights to explore the magnificent dolomites.

Overall a good experience but a bit on the expensive side.

The rate is per person not per room (in our case anyway) so that was a bit of a surprise. But that can be helpful for solo travelers.

The room was a bit outdated & the bed was small and a bit too firm for my liking but it was sufficient.

We had a wonderful view and a nice little balcony. That was the best feature of the room.

Breakfast was good and the service was excellent. The staff really made us feel welcome.

If it was less expensive I'd rate it much higher.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ambra Hotel

Address: Via XXIX Maggio 28, 32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Belluno > Cortina d'Ampezzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo
#6 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambra Hotel 4*
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