We spent five nights at the Sporting Hotel Villa Blu in February 2014. We booked late in the season so our options were limited.
The hotel is located on a small winding lane, about 1200 feet off the main road. Our GPS did not know it, and we had some difficulty finding it. I wish I had printed out the map with its location before we left.
Breakfast was standard continental buffet, with cooked eggs, sausages and bacon, cold ham, cheese, bread and yoghurt. A welcome plus was the fresh squeezed orange juice.
During our stay, the hotel restaurant was closed for dinner; the hotel notified us of this closure before our arrival and offered to let us cancel without charge.
The week before we arrived, the area was hit by a massive snowfall. While roads were cleared mostly cleared, large sections of ice remained and the sidewalks were covered by 3+ feet of snow. This made walking treacherous, so “going to town” meant driving … and parking.
We opted for the suite, with living room and balcony and were happy we did because it was “cozy.” Anything smaller would have been tight. The balcony was small and uninviting, as the neighboring room’s window opened onto it. From the balcony, we looked at a very large tree. The bed seemed comfortable but neither my wife or I was able to complete a full night of sleep.
Service at the front desk was uneven. One manager was quite helpful and knowledgeable. Another manager did not believe that hot water kettles were available. I had to bring down my laptop and show him it advertised on their website before he called for one.
Overall, Villa Blu was adequate but I would try another hotel on our next trip to Cortina.
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