Stayed at the Arnaria for three nights, to hiking in the Dolomites before my friend's weddding in Florence. Was honestly very surprised by the Arnaria.
The rooms had a very clean design with lots of wood everywhere and a stunning view of the surrounding hills and mountains. My room was a family room (even though it was just me) and had a bunkbed next to the entrance and they seem quite cozy for the kids.
The food was great, included breakfast and a 5 course dinner, gourmet style with a salad bar (the freshest veggies I've had in a long time), appetizers, first course and 2nd course and dessert (never had any because I was always too full by then).
Facilities, was decent, a very small pool & gym, both which I didn't use, since I hiked like 20km+ every day, however they did have a very nice wet & dry sauna and a steam room. By the way the sauna rooms are co-ed ... I guess quit normal for Europe ... I didn't mind but my female friend was slightly uncomfortable at first, but I think she just got use to it.
Finally the service, it was excellent also, Elizabeth and Martin were extremely helpfully and hospitalble, really took the extra mile to ensure we had the proper information all the time, felt more like we were staying at a friend's place than in a hotel.
Which comes to the best part of the Arnaria, the VALUE, all the above and it came to less than EUR100 ... I paid 3 times as much for my room in Florence, wasn't half as good and didn't include a 5 course dinner. It's got to be the best value in all of Western Europe!
The one complaint that I may have, and I say 'may' is that it's a bit of distance from town, however since I was there hiking, the extra kilometer or so to town was really nothing, however if I was skiing there, that might be a totally different proposition.
Anyway, would I go back .... most definitely in a heartbeat, in both summer for the hiking and the winter for the skiing (if I can figure an efficient way to get to the ski hills).
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