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“Great dinners not great rooms” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Antares
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Str Meisules 195, 39048 Selva di Val Gardena, Italy   |  
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seattle, washington
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“Great dinners not great rooms”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2011

Our group arrived at the hotel ready to ski, relax and share time. This hotel does not have a spa, they do have an indoor pool.
There is no internet connection in the rooms, you can pay for connection in the lobby.
We paid for an upgraded room, we got a standard room with a space like a walk in closet where they had a day bed and wicker chair, we used it to store clothes.
The bathroom had a small stall shower, no tub and a single sink. One thing I hope for after a long day of skiing is a chance to either sit in a bath tub or steam room.
The bed was o.k. but the pillows were the worst I have ever had.
The food in the hotel was the one highlight as well as the bar and staff in both.
The ski room was small often the boot heaters did not work and only two benches to sit on while putting on your boots etc.
I believe there are many other better choices if you are skiing in this area.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

I have taken a group to this hotel 5 times now for a conference. The staff have looked after us well and the food has been very good. It's an easy walk to the main lift out of town.
I was particularly impressed with the bar man 'Max' this year, he looked after us all very well as did Eva on the front desk.
The conference room was comfortable for meetings and presentations.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

All the hotel staff members were gracious and accommodating. The reception area staff were very professional, courteous, friendly and attentive to our needs and requests. They went above and beyond on many occasions. For instance they helped us arrange a wine tasting event for our group with an outside vender and they provided personal assistance when my Italian based cell phone needed to be "recharged" with additional credit. I was unable to understand the instructions which were in Italian, so they were kind enough to explain the process to me and then assisted me with initiating the credit recharge.

Our room was very comfortable and well lit with more than enough space for my roommate, myself, and all of our ski gear. The bathroom was clean and spacious with a large shower, hair dryer and all modern appliances. Housekeeping did an excellent job of cleaning the entire room each day and provided plenty of toiletries.

Breakfast and dinner was provided each day as part of our package. The dinning room staff were courteous and considerate, especially for those with special requests. There was an abundance of food to select from at both meals and the dinner menu, which changed daily, offered a variety of first and second courses to suit any palate. Wine choices were plentiful and enjoyable, and the desert selections were delightful. In short we ate very well during our stay!

In addition, the hotel maintains a relationship with the ski shop next door. I had to rent skis for this trip, so this was particularly relevant for me. The shop staff provided me with top-notch skis that were appropriate for the conditions and my ski ability. And the skis were tuned to perfection! It was an absolute pleasure to deal with them.

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2011

The best part of hotel Antares is the food. Their restaurant is outstanding. I was there with a group of skiiers. Our breakfasts and dinners were included and they were more than worth the money. Just the offerings at the self-serve appetizer bar would have been be sufficient for a decent dinner. But this course was followed by a pasta, meat/fish course and desert. Selection of these courses changed daily and there were more than enough choices for each. Presentation was ellegant as well. I would have liked to have some plain water included in the meal, but it had to be ordered by bottle for extra cost (as it is typical for Europe, I won't hold it against them).
I would not recommend this hotel as a base for skiing though, unless you are young, strong and ski expert trails. It does not provide shuttle to the lifts and does not have easy access to easier trails. Walk to a gondola is the shortest but trails from the top of that lift were challenging, especially in icy conditions we had.
Most of the staff are friendly, but not all of them are helpful. On one occassion I was not feeling well and my room was being cleaned so I rested on a couch in the lobby. Within a minute a receptionist came by and without asking what was wrong said "your bed is in your room madam".
Rooms are clean and nicely decorated, but lack functionality. There is ample shelf space, but not a single drawer. Bathrobes are provided but there are no hooks in the bathroom to hang them. The only trash can is in the bathroom.
Internet is only available in the lobby and it costs quite a bit. That's a major drawback for me.
The pool is nice, but (as pointed out in other reviews) the silly and outdated cap requirement is enforced. Jacuzzi is just a tub in the health center, it is available by reservation only and it costs 10 Euros. Not skiier friendly arrangement.

If I go back to Selva, I will find a hotel with a lift shuttle and eat at Antares.

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rome
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2011

We found the Antares quite disappoining.
Position is good, central and just a short walk from the slopes but in Selva many other hotels are directly on the slopes and far more comfortable.
The hotel is a little dated, big, without the charming, intimate and nice atmosphere of mountain hotels. On Christmas holidays it was also very crowded and full of families and kids.
Staff was not very helpful and professional and food was not as we expected.
On New Year's eve they had music (piano bar) and a kids entertainer. Kids were having fun but it's abosutley not to reccomend for couples.
We belive that 4 stars have been given only for the SPA.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

very nice staff, beautiful and very clean rooms, good food, nice restaurant.
very good food for breakfast and dinner, especially antipasta at the latter.
the only thing that i wish was better, the ski room is a bit far down a coridor, so you'll carry your skis a bit more.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2010

We arrived at Hotel Antares in half term week and expected it to be really busy. Our rooms were perfect for a family with young children. The receptionists couldn't ahve been more helpful and went out of their way on one occasion to provide exceptional service bringing in phone chargers from their home. (We had left our charger at home!) The food was scrumptious for adults, slightly limited for young children but my kids lived on pasta and parm cheese and the cooks were quite happy to cook that for them. The waiters were so friendly especially Federico who made our holiday chatting to the kids.
We skied with Ski 2000 who were fantastic.. Tip ask for their bus service to the slopes as it was full and we were too late. Don't try adn walk with young kids to the meeting point although it is not far it will be the best 10 euros spent getting a cab up that hill...
Don't forget your caps for the pool.. We had no problems with that their rules so comply funny seeing people get uppty about it...
Would highly recommend and would definately go back...
Thank you Hotel Antares for a fab week Ali Ian Tom and Cam

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Hotel Antares

Address: Str Meisules 195, 39048 Selva di Val Gardena, Italy
Location: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > South Tyrol Province > Val Gardena > Selva di Val Gardena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Selva di Val Gardena
#37 Family Hotel in Selva di Val Gardena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Antares 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residence-hotel Antares is centrally located on the main street in Selva Gardena and within walking distance (200m) from the lifts of the Dolomiti Superski and Sellaronda ski carousel.Antares offers accommodation in a 4 stars hotel or a 3 stars residence and it also has 2 little dependances with more home-like apartments. ... more   less 
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Hotel Antares Val Gardena/Selva Di Val Gardena, Italy

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