This was out fourth week spent skiing from this hotel in four years.
From the skiing point of view, the ski bus stop is about 50m from the hotel's front door (but the bus is now charged at 6euros for the week) and the gondola up to the Belvedere (and therefore Sella Ronda) about 600m away. The locker room is excellent with adequate numbers of boot driers.
There has been a major investment in the last year to add a swimming pool to the Wellness Centre and this has been done tastefully with part of the pool indoors and part out via triggered sliding doors. However the outdoor hot-tub is now difficult to access.
The rooms are large and comfortable, fresh towels and maid service every day.
Breakfast is buffet style, with continental elements but also scrambled eggs, bacon/sausage, fried eggs and omelette to order, toast and boiled eggs to make yourself.
The waiting staff and Maitre D are ever present, attentive and seem happy with their work.
Half Board evening meal consists of a large salad buffet, choice of two appetisers, fours starters, four mains and an extensive dessert menu. This holiday we noticed that there was very definitely a couple of "good" choices and a couple of definitely "less-good" choices to be made - which were not always apparent by studying the menu - somewhat lost in translation maybe? Luckily, the Maitre D is happy to offer his opinion about which to avoid, if you ask.
It seems amazing to me that, having invested so much to install a pool, the advertised free wifi can at-best be described as rudimentary. You have 48hrs usage over the week (plenty) but have to sign in and out each time that you want to use it, it only really works downstairs and even then regularly drops out.
In summary: a 5* wellness centre now, 4* rooms but the HB menu needs a bit of a shake-up and the wifi needs bringing into the 21st century.
- 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