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“Delightful, cosy and friendly hotel with fantastic location” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Montana
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Cima Tosa 95, 38084 Madonna Di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Italy   |  
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London, England
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Delightful, cosy and friendly hotel with fantastic location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

This was our third trip to lovely Madonna di Campiglio and our first stay at the Hotel Montana. We were attracted by hotel's great reviews and the ski-in-ski-out location. We were not disappointed. Rosetta and Lorenzo are hands-on, hard-working and fully involved in everything going on in the hotel, from morning to evening when they knock off for a well-earned rest, leaving the hotel in the hands of a team of staff. Every morning Rosetta is there at breakfast in her charming Tyrolean dress ensuring all the guests' needs are catered for - and I really mean ALL their needs. I emailed Rosetta ahead of our trip to ask whether we needed to bring soya milk for my lactose-intolerant daughter and Rosetta responded that she would provide all that for us, which she duly did - soya milk, yoghurt and spread appeared every morning at breakfast. It's worth saying that the breakfast really is fantastic, with amazing cakes and pastries along with the usual breakfast fare, and on one occasion, delicious scrambled eggs which I was sorry wasn't repeated that week. When one of our rooms - a triple - became unworkable due to a snoring granny keeping the teens awake, a single room was found immediately, and Grandma moved to her new room along the corridor within the hour, thus rescuing the holiday from the jaws of disaster. These things make an enormous difference to your holiday....

We think we were the only English family at the Montana that week, and there weren't many Italian guests either as far as we could tell. The other guests were mainly Icelandic and assorted Scandinavian. My goodness, they are a jolly bunch who certainly know how to party - some of them celebrated a birthday during the week, with paper chains and garlands round the bedroom door, silver cowboy hats and champagne at breakfast, a big Icelandic sing-song in the bar one evening (with their own decorations, song-sheets etc), culminating with them dancing around to music played off their iphones. They were also first into the bar apres-ski to get settled in for the evening's drinking which continued well into the night. How they all got up and out on the slopes at 8.30am every day is beyond me, but they did - they can certainly hold their drink....However they were unfailingly civilised, courteous, considerate of other guests and always well-behaved, not to mention clearly appreciative of Rosetta and Lorenzo's substantial efforts to accommodate the various celebrations. I can only imagine the bar bill... My partner's birthday on the Wednesday was a complete damp-squib by comparison with these festivities.

It's also worth mentioning that Rosetta and Lorenzo are both ski-instructors and are available to give lessons to their guests. Unfortunately we didn't get our act together to arrange lessons for our group, but I ran into Rosetta in a lift queue one morning with a young guest from the hotel, and Rosetta was her customary friendly and enthusiastic self, as well as looking stylish and gorgeous in her pink jacket and Christmas tree-print salopettes.

The ski-in-ski-out location is a real winner, although it will tend to mean you finish your day on run no.1 whether or not that suits your itinerary for the day, but there are options in the morning: you can either clamber up the slope to run no.1 and whizz straight to Miramonti or Cinque Laghi lifts, or walk a few yards up the road and join the piste "unofficially" for the last few yards to the Pradalago lift. Either way, the location is a huge plus.

Another great plus is the ride in their truck to the hotel's associated ski-hire shop Olimpionico on your first morning; Rosetta's father waited in the truck outside the shop then brought all our kit back to the hotel in the truck. What a treat that was. However you might want to offset that against what seemed to us very high prices for ski-hire from Olimpionico - we have certainly hired more cheaply in MdiC from Sr Meneghini opposite the Savoia Palace, and it was equally good kit. Unlike at Olimpionico, Sr Meneghini doesn't have a fancy sporting goods premises to maintain, with the associated overheads...That said, there is the very considerable convenience of having the Hotel Montana take all your ski kit back to Olimpionico for you at the end of the week, which in truth is the last thing you feel like doing yourself after six days skiing, so like many things in life you pays your money and you takes your choice...I don't doubt that the Montana has absolutely no influence over Olimpionico's hire prices but I mention it so you can shop around should you so choose.

Madonna di Campiglio has changed quite a bit over the year, becoming very popular with countries from er, the former Eastern bloc. These guests have evidently exerted their particular influence over the resort in a number of respects, so you can decide for yourself, as we have, whether or not that influence is positive and beneficial. But we have found that either way it is inescapable and we feel it has definitely changed the previously very Italian character of MdiC. That aside, Rosetta and Lorenzo will certainly give you a very warm welcome at the Montana and based on our experience, will bend over backwards to ensure your stay is enjoyable, and help you in any way they can. They both speak excellent English - I was so impressed that Lorenzo knew the word "snoring" in English - and my GCSE Italian which I studied last year specially for these trips - barely got an outing. My elderly mother who travelled with us was also very well looked after, with help on bus timetables, information on places to go and things to do.

All in all, don't hesitate to stay at the Hotel Montana if you are going to MdiC - thoroughly recommended by us.

Room Tip: Away from the stairs as noise from the revellers in the bar can travel up the stairs late at night
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Oslo
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

We have visited Madonna several times. This year we stayed at Hotel Montana and will definetly go back. The hotel is run by Rosetta and Lorenzo and they do it well! We felt very welocme at their hotel, and they helped us with just about everything. When we rented skis they both picked them up for us and delivered them after our stay.
We had some trouble with our rental car(diesel frooze) and europe car who we rented it from was not helpfull AT ALL! Rosetta and Lorenzo called europe car, a garage and looked through different alternatives for us.
The hotel is very clean, nice wellness, ski inn-ski out, good breakfast and they have managed to create a warm and cosy athmosphere.

Tore and Elin- Norway

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

When going to ski in Madonna di Campiglio we always want to stay in Hotel Montana - great location (few steps to get on the hill and the lift..), nice, clean and neat rooms, and great, friendly owners of the hotel which you meet every day starting the breakfast and in the evenings, they give you nice tips for the dinners or evening entertainement, good ski locations etc. The breakfast is nice, you get everything what you need for breakfast, the room for the breakfast is nice, a lot of light - big windows and great view on the mountains. Overall we like it there, would never think of staying anywhere else while being in Madonna.

Room Tip: any room is very good
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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london
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Rosetta and Lorenzo ably supported by Ivan and the team provide a great holiday experience for anyone visiting Madonna di Campiglio. Rooms are well appointed, spacious, clean and warm. Beds are comfy, linens and towels kept fresh. Breakfast has good choice and quality. The hotel is right by the slopes and the ski room has heated facilities for boots etc The hotel has negotiated discounts in a number of local restaurants. Rosetta and Lorenzo are also ski instructors. We were there over Xmas and they could not have done more for us. We would certainly return

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011 via mobile

Nice and clean place to stay and convenient for parking and pistes. Nice view from most rooms, well eqipped. A bit mean on the brwakfast service which is a no go if you want to sleep later than ten!!!!

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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wincanton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

We stayed at the Montana in March 2011. We were both novice skiers having skied for 6 days in France in January 2011. Skiing in Madonna and staying at the Montana proved to be a perfect combination and one we will repeat in 2012.

Madonna is large and attractive with many excellent places to sit, eat and watch the world go by. It has a superb location with wonderful views and offers activities other than skiing. Try snow shoeing to the igloo and while there eat delicious chocolate torte and drink coffee and grappa.

The Montana offers B&B. We had a spacious room with a Jacuzzi bath. Our balcony looked to the piste that brought you back to the hotel and the boot room. Perfect. The hotel provided free WiFi. The Public areas and Wellness Centre were attractive and spotlessly clean. However the greatest asset the Montana has is the couple, Rosetta and Lorenzo ,who run the Hotel. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome. They were always on hand to keep the excellent breakfast topped up, provide information and make recommendations. The Montana discount card works. The card was accepted in all the shops, restaurants and sports shops that we used. Not only did we save money on the ski hire but Lorenzo collected the skis for us and when we left he returned them for us. One of the main ski lifts is 5 mins walking from the Montana or you can ski there if you just can’t walk in those strange boots! The lifts take you high very quickly and then you simply enjoy the long sweeping descents that go on and on. At the top again and this time you can choose the hot chocolate, snack or full meal.

Both Rosetta and Lorenzo are ski instructors. Rosetta taught us to enjoy skiing. Skiing “is like music” – “let it go” Rosetta would say. She was always encouraging and patient and knew when to push us and get the best out of us. She explained things and demonstrated and let us get things right before pushing on to steeper slopes. Our experience in France was that speed alone seemed to be all the instructor wanted. During the week we went from skiing blue runs to red and eventually to black on the last day. Wow, not only did we do it but we enjoyed it.

Each day we did various activities to develop our skills. Theses usually ended in peels of laughter because I in particular just can’t do the co-ordinated thing. Instead of getting cross Rosetta would laugh too and shout Sharon “forget it we will do something else” and we did. We ended every day looking forward to the next.

To return to the Rosetta Lorenzo team, there aren’t many proprietors who will buy you a coffee and come and pick you up from the other side of the village when you are struggling with your skis and ski boots and feeling a little fragile and then refuse payment.

We will go back to the Montana next season and we hope that Rosetta will be our instructor again. We will also go back to ski in Modonna di Campiglio because of the quality of the views, town, restaurants, fast easy ski lifts and runs of several kilometres that suit intermediate skiers so well. Having said that check out the resort because I think they are adding a more challenging runs next season.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

We have just stayed for our second year at the Montana & would not dream of staying anywhere else in Madonna di Campiglio.The bliss of skiing straight in & out of the hotel coupled with the friendly & helpful owners make this a place to revisit on an annual basis.The rooms are comfortable & kept spotlessly clean.The location means it is quieter than right in the town & yet it is only a short walk away to the excellent restaurants where Rosetta is very helpful with recommendations & bookings.Lorenzo even drove us out to one in another village & then we got a taxi back.All in all a wonderful place run by a truly great couple-we felt like we were coming 'home'.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Cima Tosa 95, 38084 Madonna Di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Italy
Location: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of Trento > Pinzolo > Madonna Di Campiglio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #33 of 55 Hotels in Madonna Di Campiglio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Montana 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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