As other reviewers have stated, very well placed for access to the Dolomiti ski area and nursery slopes. However, this comes at a price! It's a punishing stiff 15mins up-hill walk from the town. We were also surprised to find that it's in the shade for most of the day, due to being by the side of a hill. If, like us, you like to sit in the sun after a hard day's ski-ing, this is not possible. There is no sun terrace, and even half of the front facing room balconies are in the shade in the after-noon.
We paid extra for a suite, and had a Tower one. Very spacious, lovely large new bathroom, spotlessly clean. Large balcony, which never saw a speck of sun and was not used. Great to have a small empty fridge. You can ask the hotel to fill it like a mini-bar, but we went down to the nearest supermarket and filled it with our own drinks.
The food was ok, but not exceptional. The self-serve breakfast buffet even meant hot drinks. I have never stayed in a 4 star hotel before where fresh tea or coffee wasn't brought to your table. The only hot food offered were boiled eggs and a scrambled eggs, left sitting in a warming tray. Both were luke warm and not very appetising.
Dinner was 4 courses, always the salad buffet, changed a bit, but very samey, choice of 3 pasta dishes, a soup, and choice of 3 mains, always a vegetarian or fish dish on offer. Pork and veal featured heavily. Most dishes were pleasant, but not memorable.
The wine list was good, many local wines, reasonably priced, as were all drinks.
The staff were very helpful and pleasant.
Overall, enjoyed our stay, but have been to better 4 star hotels in european ski resorts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely refurbished in 2007, especially with new rooms and cosy junior suites with great views over Selva and the beautiful Dolomites. Ideal position for winter as well as summer holiday. Ski in + ski out on the Sellaronda in winter, in summer starting point of many wander walks in the natural park Puez - Odle. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Continental Val Gardena/Selva Di Val Gardena, Italy