Having hiked from Rifugio Fanes over many ups and downs and then finally up to Lagazoi, sitting on the huge terrace with an icy cold beer in hand whilst surveying the stunning vista was the icing on the cake for the day.
This Rifugio has stunning views and is justifiably acclaimed by many for that alone. During the day, there are many day trippers who either hike up or take the cable car up, but as the sun sets and casts its myriad of colours across the sky touching the surrounding beauty, the crowds shrink.
Our small group were on half pension so we did not choose our dinner but the food was hearty, nutritous and tasty. The breakfast was an excellent spread and the service in both cases, as well as at the bar, also excellent.
We had a twin room upstairs with equally wonderful views which had comfortable beds and was very clean.
If I have one gripe it's that we had to pay extra for a shower token. By all means use tokens to control the time used in a shower, but surely it could be included in the room cost?
Go there if you can.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rifugio Lagazuoi is one of the most elevated mountain inns in the Dolomites. Its spacious deck is so famous for the breathtaking views on the Dolomite peaks , UNESCO World Heritage.It is nestled on the summit of Mount Lagazuoi above Passo Falzarego, half way between Cortina d'Ampezzo and Val Badia, between the Natural Park of Fanes and Sennes and the one of the Ampezzo Dolomites. It can be easily reached hiking or by the Lagazuoi cable car.It's an excellent starting point to visit the restored galleries, trenches and emplacements of the 1st World War Open Museum and to ski along the famous Armentarola, the longest and most spectacular slope of the Dolomites, and on all the slopes of the Cortina and Val Badia ski areas.It offers accommodation, bar and restaurant service with local specialities like polenta with roe deer or the typical strudel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rifugio Lagazuoi Italy