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“great location, great spa”
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Hotel Gran Risa
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in La Villa
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“great location, great spa”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Usually I do not rate places as excellent, and maybe this time it is a bit overstated, but in fact I think that this hotel is on a good way to excellence.
We stayed there twice, and we had very nice holidays.
Location is perfect, you just walk out to Funivia. Wellness is very good, very high quality, with beautiful steam bath, sauna and pine alpine bath. Swimming pool warm and spacious, with jets, relax room with water beds and view to funivia.
Rooms are spacy, modern, comfortable.
My only complaint was that internet was not complementary, and I do advice to owner to change it, as this is really frustrating for guests.
Also, they offer halfboard only - so this year we did not stay with them, as the food was very good in large amount and we have be careful about our weight. But we do recommend this hotel - the owner improves it every year, offering better and better services to his guests.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2011

The Dolomites are our favorite skiing area; so we go there every March. This time, March 2011, we ended up at hotel Gran Risa, named after the magnificent slope and egg-cabin skilift immediately in front of the hotel. Hire your equipment, buy your skipass, and up you go, all within 100 meters from the front door of the hotel. Gran Risa means Big Smile and, really, this is how we felt skiing back down in the afternoon. Three slopes arrive at the hotel, a blue one (#15), a black one (the real Gran Risa), and a red 'variante'. Even if La Villa is at the edge of the Dolomite Super Ski area, the other slopes are well in reach. It took us 5 hours to do the Sella Ronda from here and we are not very good skiers. On the other side of the hotel other skilifts leave for Pedraces and the San Pietro chapel.
The hotel itself brings you a gran risa too. A very accessible and professional staff, managed by a young couple and the husband's sister, the Valentini family. Kitchen, facilities and service satisfied our expectations. We had a superior room (97 euro half board) with a large balcony and a view on the Grand Risa slope. Clean, spacious and very light because of the glass balcony doors.
We consider an extensive and well equipped wellness facility an important asset of a hotel and this goes for Gran Risa too. It has a smal but beautiful swimming pool, a Scandinavian sauna, a Turkish bath (bagno turco), a kind of herb sauna, and a relax room with water beds. We only used the Scandinavian sauna and the relax room. The two other spaces were comfortable but did not make you sweat at all. Worse, however, was that the Italian hotel guests, the majority of the wellness visitors, had no idea of what they were doing in the sauna. They did not shower before entering, wore bathing suits even in the hot sauna, went in and out continuously, and behaved noisily. The hotel owners are hardly to blame, for clear instructions all over the wellness area, published in three languages, showed how (not) to dress and behave. Fortunately, the over-dressed sauna guests were as embarassed as the nude ones, so even here we all left with a big smile. A gran risa.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed February 13, 2011

After reading some earlier (in Italian) comments, in reality I have been positevely surprised by this hotel and services' standard.
Localisation is excellent when you go skiing, for us this was a new definition of 'close to the lift' description - hard to imagine something closer ! Also the choice of slopes and lifts is impressive. Easy access to Sella Ronda tour.
Staff was very friendly and helpful- this refers to owners too.
Meals - breakfasts OK, dinners were excellent, quantity was more than we were able to eat really, some 'out of menu' meals for children were also possible. Maybe dinner would start slightly earlier (as for us).
Room was clean and big enough for our family, decorated in typical style with lot of wooden elements. Bathroom OK.
Perfect after-ski relax for all family at SPA complex.
Our impression is very positive and we will visit this place next winter again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Gran Risa
Address: Strada Colz 133 | La Villa, 39036 La Villa, Badia, Italy
Location: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of South Tyrol > Badia > La Villa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in La Villa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gran Risa 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gran Risa Hotel is conveniently located in front of the ski-lift station of "Piz La Ila" (Web Cam) with direct connection with the Sellaronda and also the Dolomiti Superski. The hotel is situated just a few steps from the heart of La Villa village. The central position will give you the possibility to enjoy the atmosphere of the little town as well as immerse yourselfes in the enchanting nature of the Dolomites ... wishes you can fulfil in a flash. At the Wellness Hotel Gran Risa you can also enjoy the using of the new wellness-centre "Sana" with swimming-pool, cascade, relax zone with panoramic view, whirlpool, sauna, turkish bath, pine cabine, scroll shower, relax zone, water beds. In our traditional and familary hotel you will find all conforts you need to make your holidays unforgettable. We would be glad to welcome you. Family Valentini ... more   less 
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