I've spent a week in this great hotel in Canazei, Italy. I've booked the room on the internet and it was available right upon our arrival. We arrived a bit late (9 pm) but we were still invited for dinner by the staff (dinner time was 19:15-20:45), which was already very symphatic.
The restaurant was great, we had half pension - there was buffet breakfast (7:30-10:00) with the usual things and a'la carte dinner with 4 courses (menu cards were available both in English and Italian). The menu was changing every day, I couldn't see the same thing twice on the menu during our stay. All the food was very delicious and professionally served. There were always fish, meat and vegetarian meals available on the menu. The restaurant staff was very friendly, helpful and quick. We usually spent about an hour with the dinner. There was a salad bar also available.
The dessert card was the same every day, but with plenty of choices from ice creams to chocolate fondue and fruits.
There was mineral water included in the price of the half pension, but the restaurant has a wide selection of wines as well, priced from 10 euros onwards.
We stayed in a room called "Comfort", which was rather big. The room was cleared every morning (not too early) and all the towels were replaced by clean ones. The double bed was big enough for 2 people and it was even long enough (I'm 192 cms tall).
There was a minibar which was empty - drinks could have been ordered and paid (no-return policy) before filling.
The balcony was looking upon the mountains and a forrest and the room itself was very quiet apart from the upper neighbours with kids (we stayed on the 1st floor).
The hotel was located right in the center of Canazei, about 200 meters away from the skilift entrance. Even if you wouldn't like to walk this distance, the skibus stops right in front of the hotel.
Your ski equipment can be stored in the ski-room on the ground floor, which is continously monitored by cameras and can only be accessed with your electronic keys. Your skiboots can be hanged on special hangers which are heated during the night, so you can be sure you'll wear dry boots the next day.
The parking is only open-air, just outside the hotel.
In the price you pay for the room, the use of the SPA is included. There're some saunas ranging from -10 C to +80 C, a jacuzzi and some other things which can be great after a long day on the slopes. Btw. you'll get your own "SPA towels" when you enter there (between 15:30-20:00) so you don't need to use the ones from the room.
I could only complain about one thing, the lack of internet-access in the room, but still there's a computer downstairs for public use.
I really liked this hotel, although it's not cheap, it definitely worths it's price and I'm sure I'm going to come back there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Croce Bianca Leisure & Spa is a four-star-hotel with tradition, situated in the region of the Trentino-South Tyrol, in the renowned resort of Canazei in the heart of the Dolomites and declared “World Heritage Site”. An authentic natural paradise for exciting white weeks in the Dolomiti Superski and Giro dei 4 Passi (Four-Passes-Tour) district or for relaxing summers dedicated to walking tours and wellness. Hotel with Wellness Centre in the Trentino region. WiFi gratis! The Cuisine of the Croce Bianca Leisure & Spa in Canazei is famous to thepoint of being cited in the renowned Michelin guide right from the foundation year (1958), in the Gambero Rosso, the Veronelli and Panorama. The Croce Bianca Leisure & Spa Hotel, the wellness hotel, spoils the palate of its Guests every day with the gourmet half-pension à la carte and a rich Vitality Breakfast. Today regional specialties of the Trentino, tomorrow refined international culinary delights. Best cuisine by cooks with experienced professionalism.The Acqua Relax Vivènes is our oasis for relax and wellness for body and Mind, reserved exclusively to the Guests of the Hotel Croce Bianca, the wellness hotel in the Trentino. Let yourselves be lulled by a fantastic cloud of steam and perfumes giving your body pleasant sensations of harmony, regeneration and wellness. ... more less