Last February we booked the "Lajadira Hotel" for our skiing trip to Cortina d'Ampezzo.
In general they have a very friendly reception and personnel.
We had a Classic room as we had 2+1 kids with us and these rooms have two separate bedrooms. A convenient set-up. The room was very classic, wooden interiors, typical of that area but too old and not so well maintained for the price we paid. The hotel has a new section with modern rooms, these seems to be very nice but you can have only one child with you (average for hotels in Italy).
The free shuttle bus service to the centre (not so far from the hotel) and to the slopes was not working well due to too many people thus the drive had to do several trips and the waiting time became too long. We decided to use our own car, much better solution.
We booked a breakfast and dinner package. The breakfast was ok but they were lacking of lactose and gluten free products which we had to buy by ourselves from a local store. We also mentioned our allergies when booking and they said it was not a problem but it turned out they were not prepared at all for such instances. This was not good. The personnel in the restaurant was also disturbed by our allergy problem disturbing their routine as they had to ask the cook to pay special attention to our food. It also seemed that the cook did not really know how to handle gluten free food. The dinner food was very minimal with a poor choice of food (not from that region) and not that good as one expect in those areas.
The SPA area and pool was very nice. We never tried the SPA treatments but they seemed to be good. It is missing a gym or training room that would have been appreciated when not able to ski with rainy days (during that period) .
Cortina d'Ampezzo is not any longer what it used to be, I have been there several time in the past, it looked like a decaying town with high prices but low service. The only food/grocery store in the centre "La Cooperativa di Cortina" it is very old with a poor choice of food and services. They should really renew it.
What is good over there are the beautiful slopes and mountains as well as the skiing schools, the instructors are very good especially with kids. For a pure skiing trip it is better to find a bed and breakfast place, just a bed to sleep and just ski.
If we will go back to Cortina with kids (I doubt it) we will try to find a hotel in the city centre.
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