Sud tyrol has always been a beautiful place to visit, especially if you love hiking, nature, chill air and amazing views. This is even better when you find a place in a great location, and most of all when the people running the place have LIVED the mountains all their lives. And it shows. The passion, love, kindness they show make up for any little possible thing that might not be perfect. This place is the exact opposite of the cold, perfect, modern business chains hotels. In details: - LOCATION. the location of the hotel is great. 1600 mt guarantees a chill refreshing air even in july or august. In addition it's the starting point for many trails, from simple to hard. I didn't used my car for 5 days straight, just leaving my room and being in the woods after 3 minutes - OWNERS. Helga, Heidi and Hannes (the family running the hotel) were always happy to help us decide where to go every day, recommneding trails, itinerary and weather conditions (and i don't mean watching the forecasts only... but KNOWING how the weather is in the Mountains) - GUIDED TOURS. They also offer free trips in some trail with them (we had an amazing one with Helga), perfect to understand and discover the beauty of the Dolomites and also the less known corners. - DOGS. They had a special package for "dog holidays". I was with my partner and our 2 beautiful labradors. Everything was perfect: water bowl, blankets, towels for the dogs were already in the room. The "house" dining room is accessible with our dogs (they are well behaved) and this is a big plus for dog owners. Dogs were not only tolerated, but accepted and loved. - FOOD. A special mention also to the food: every evening the dinner was rich, tasteful, varied and with local specialties. I gained 2 KG even walking 20 km a day ! - COVID-19 related, all personnell wear masks and all attentions have been made to the guests secutiry. This meant also reducing for exapmle the salad buffet (to avoid too many people), but it was compensated by the rest. I appreciated how serious and professional they were - VIEW. A ski lane is just outside the bar, with an amazin view on Sexten Dolomites. When you wake up with such a view, the day is already perfect - SPA. the hotel also has an internal spa (included). One for families (smaller and maybe a bit aged, but with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam bath and sauna that are great after hiking). But the best is the second, only for adults. 97 degrees sauna, with relaxing reclined chairs with an amazing view of the mountains. We ended our day here EVERY DAY. Hiking, Spa, Dinner, repeat :) A final special thanks to Frau Helga, that made our vacation great, with trail reccomendation, and the extra mile (one of my dog injured a leg and couldn't hike, and they personally helped watching her for few hours, allowing me to go to "le 3 cime del Lavaredo" the most iconic trail and the reason for my trip. We'll definitively come back, already thinking to try it also in winter. Riccardo, Massimo, Padme and Cersei…
Not worth 4* imho and a bit pricey for a 3*. May be OK for climbers but lacks charm for passing tourists like us. Rooms in the main building may be nicer than the suite we had in the annex. That looked OK on the surface but showed its age here and there. Nice woody atmosphere but lots of wear-and-tear marks, stained carpet, clunky cupboard doors, tired mattress, cooking corner but no equipment to cook. The bar is nice but tiny, the adjacent lounge is loud and not too cozy, the dining room unimpressive though cuisine was OK. Above all the entrance hall was open all day front and back with cold air blowing through it all time ... not enticing after driving a day to get there.
Hotel is situated on a pass, in a nice, quiet setting with almost no other houses nearby. Hotel is in classic alpine style with that specific nice wood odor in it. Rooms are clean and very spacious. Bathroom also nice, spacious and clean. I would maybe add one little shelf inside the shower for a sponge or similar. We got clean towels every day, and were given bathrobes with no extra charge. Apples, chocolate and water are waiting in the room. Very important - they have very good beds! No backache after sleeping :) Breakfast is excellent, everything you can think of (from cereals and fruits to cheese and croissants). Dinner even better- a 4 course dinner in which you can choose which main meal you want. The 7 days we have been there we never had something that did not taste excellent. Good wine offer. I would recommend local wine Lagrein (apperently best from the region). Staff excellent!! Very friendly and helpful. Pool and jacuzzi and saunas are in the hotel’s additional house next to it. Also very nice and clean, but since it is a child friendly hotel I recommend switching to sauna area when kids come to the pool if you want to relax :) amazing view from the hotel to the mountains. A lot of trails start from there so you can go hiking or cycling. Hotel offers e-bike renting (40€ for the whole day). All in all we werevery satisfied and are plannning to come back for the winter too!…
We were driving from Venice to Salzburg and came over the pass around lunch time. They have a largish parking lot. The food was good. The service was friendly. The Bar, where we ate was very cozy. It was very clean.
Nice hotel in front to a ski track, food, envroment very good, hotel People so kind and available surely a place to come back, excellent experience. I've bene in the dependance room quite new, clean with a neve mountain view
Beautiful, clean and very well maintained hotel with excellent food We had a spacious family room, with two bedrooms, two (huge) bathrooms, big living room and a balcony. Lots of cabinets. Furnished practical and with taste. Very clean, every day. Children play room is spacious enough and surprisingly well equipped. New, safe, bright, interesting, educational and with friendly animator. Restaurant and bar are superb in every sense. The food is in line with top restaurants (diversity, taste, look…) and is a pure pleasure. In the morning we had the best eggs ever (made by chef in front of you, with ingredients you choose at sight) and every evening we were delightedly surprised with the menu and the form of the menu (e.g. sometimes all served, sometimes meat buffet, sometimes desert buffet…). Naturally, there is also a separate kids’ menu. Day break by the bar fire place, overlooking the slope and drinking excellent coffee or cocktail, for me was a real treat. The swimming pool is big enough and surprisingly deep. The whole area is clean and pleasant. The skiing is in front of the hotel. We had a bad luck with the amount of snow, so this hotel-slope was disconnected from the rest of the skiing slopes. There is a ski-shuttle in front of the hotel, but we were going by car to Sesto (gondola to Helm peak). A little bit of inconvenience, but it was worth a while. This skiing area is amazing! Slopes are maintained perfectly, no ice, not snow, no strange elevations. There are no big crowds, slopes are mainly wide and with a lot of sun. We had a wide range of slopes to enjoy with kids and to learn skiing techniques. There are also lots of children play grounds for outdoor/snow playing. We really had a perfect family holiday…
Great family hotel. Good rooms, super food and the friendliest and most personal service. Breakfast and dinner both good quality, varied, plentiful and based on local delicacies. New Year celebration very special with fireworks and torchlight skiing. Spa and wellness was good. The ski slope at the hotel was mostly occupied with race training so access was limited but ski instructors were skilfull and helpful. Easy bus access to slopes at Sesto, as transfer routes were closed due to limited snow. Hotel Kreuzbergpass, Passo Monte Croce is definitely recommended.
Having visited Sesto during the winter months we were keen to enjoy it during the summer so chose this hotel for it's location. Everyone was very friendly and i had arranged some prosecco for our room on arrival. We were able to check in earlier than expected which was great and we were given advice on walks to take in the area. The service at the bar was brilliant as was the restaurant and the dinner and breakfast were fantastic. The only downside was that although we had a large room it was in need of a little love - a lick of paint on the brown walls and maybe a skirt fr the bed base would make a difference.
Only had lunch at the hotel, but it is located direct near to the road, and the ski slopes on the other side. We where there in the summer and they had a golf driving range in the slope. The restaurant was great. Perfect service and great food.
This hotel had some problems in past years. It's history now and everything works just fine. Furthermore, views from this point (Monte Croce pass) are unbeatable advantages. Fine cuisine with Gault Millau toque, fair prices. One smaller mountain for ski-warming up, the rest of the huge ski resort is reachable on skis.