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Hotel Laurin Small&Charming
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Outstanding stay!”
Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

This hotel exceeded all our expectations! The family running the hotel couldn't do enough to ensure a wonderful stay. Rooms were great and food consistently excellent including great vegetarian food for my family!

  • Stayed December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Spent a great week with this superb hotel and very friendly hosts and staff. Highly recommend!! My only point on value is regarding the breakfast which was the same every day and I just prefer a warm breakfast option and found the same "continental" breads, cheese, hams just too high cholesterol for this traditional Brit. Personal taste rather than complaint!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

As this hotel moto says, it's indeed small and charming. The owners are welcoming and everything said by all the other flattering reviews is correct. I wouldn't repeat all the good things said about the amazing breakfast and athmosphere and just throw a small tip that not all the rooms in this hotel enjoy the same view. We took the jr. suite (#30) which was big enough for 2+3 to fit in, but totally lacked the montain views the other rooms enjoy. This room simply overlooks a parking lot and is exposed to the street noise (August is hectic and noisy). Our friends took the garden room and enjoyed both the amazing mountains view and a (nearly) private garden for the kids to play in.
One more remark - the bathroom doors are transparent. This could be troublesome.
In overall we enjoyed our stay there, but would have enjoyed it better had the room a better view. So if you book there, as for one overlooking the mountains and not the street.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Forgive the alliteration but this hotel really does lend itself to superlatives. The owners work phenomenally hard to ensure each guest gets the most out of their stay. Our trip began with a geniunely warm welcome. Our adjoining rooms were extremely spacious with comfortable beds, the softest pillows, and views across the Sella Ronda massif. The wellness centre is incredible, a temple of restful relaxation. If one had to choose just one of the many outstanding features it is the quality of cuisine in the dining room that will encourage guests to return year after year.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Decatur, Georgia
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Laurin for five nights and wished it could have been longer. The hotel is tastefully decorated in a modern alpine style and the Giorgi family welcomed us and made sure that we had an enjoyable stay. The breakfast buffet is fresh, and features local breads, cheeses, meats, yogurt, and preserves as well as more international fare. Located within a few minutes walk of two ski lifts, many wonderful restaurants, pubs, and shops, the tourist office, and a grocer, we also appreciated being able to enjoy the mountains and the village without using our rental car. Hopefully we'll be back soon!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

If you want to know what the word "excellence" means - go there! One of the best hotels ever! It is really a boutique hotel, with personalized approach to guests and their needs.
The interior is very nicely decorated, with taste -relatively modern, but still keeping the spirit of the mountains. Candless in the lobby are creating beautiful atmosphere. A lot of nice places in a lobby, where you can read or just enjoy your drink. Free access to wi-fi, fast internet. Rooms - modern and spacy, LOVELY ROOMS indeed. And a beautiful wellness, complementary - with 5 kinds of sauna (my favourite was hamam, but they had regular sauna, infrared sauna and something called Vivarium with aromatherapy). Spacious whirpool, with warm water, "Tropical Shower" to cool down.
They serve complementary non-alcoholic drinks and snack in wellness area. Gym is simply beautiful, with modern equipment and large mirrors. Swimming pool is new, very nicely decorated in modern style, with large windows and mirrors, with jets and water-stream so you can really swim, it is made of steel and this really feels nice.
It is spotless clean hotel.
Breakfasts are served as a buffet, and you can find a different kind of italian prosciutto, mortadella, many kind of italian cheese, good joghurts, pastries, mamolades, juices and a lot more! Normally, I do not eat much for breakfast but in Laurin I ate quite a lot, as food was delicious.
Astrid and Greg are excellent hosts, taking care of their guests in discreet way, always making sure that you have everything you need (including umbrella when rains).
It is an excellent value for money, to stay there!
The location is very good, too - close to cabin lift, close to center and shops and restaurants.
The hotel does not offer dinners, but there is a very nice restaurant in hotel Freina nearby (highly recommended)
We will come back, for sure! Selva is a very nice place to spent holidays and Laurin is a gem. In my opinion it is better then most of five-stars hotels we stayed in.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

After reading so many positive reviews here, I had really high expectation of the hotel, and I was not disappointed - it well exceeded my expectation! We stayed here for 2 nights only, and I wish we had stayed for a week. The room is spotlessly clean, bright, airy, and has a nice balcony. It must have been newly renovated because you don't see any tear and wear at all. We really like the use of wood in the room - beautiful and makes one feel really calm. The bed is super comfy and the duvets are of very good quality. I'm particularly fascinated by the glass sink in the bathroom - when you see water running down, you're like 'oh no, my feet are gonna get wet!', but of course they don't :-) I think the use of glass sink as opposed to normal white ceramic is so that the bathroom appears visually spacious. Overall, the room was extremely comfy and I was really relaxed there (I'm quite a neat freak, so always feel a bit anxious when staying at hotels, but not at Hotel Laurin!).

What really impresses me of this hotel is the attention to details and the hospitality of the owner. Even though the premise itself is indeed small compared to other hotels, but the interior design of the hotel is so well planned-out that at NO point you feel 'constrained or cluttered' by the smallness (e.g. the transparent sink, the use of mirror in the swimming pool) - I really appreciate this.

We made use of the free upgrade advertised here, so we got a really good deal. But even without the upgrade, I'd still think it's worth every penny. (I've inquired with several other hotels in val Gardena, and the rate of Hotel Laurin is comparatively low, which is really a positive surprise!)

If I were to be picky, I'd say the house cleaning team is a bit too diligent. On one morning at 8:30 am a cleaning lady opened our door and I said we're still in the room; they cleaned the room later when we were at breakfast; but after breakfast when we were getting ready to go out, someone from the housecleaning opened our door again... After this, we learned to lock the door from inside. (We probably should have put a 'do not disturb' sign on the door, on hindsight). But this is really a minor issue and wouldn't affect my willingness to return and stay for a whole week!

I highly recommend this hotel - for the location, rate, ambiance, room, service and charm.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Laurin Small&Charming
Address: Strada Meisules 278, 39048, Selva di Val Gardena, Italy
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Location: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of South Tyrol > Val Gardena > Selva di Val Gardena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Selva di Val Gardena
#2 Romantic Hotel in Selva di Val Gardena
#2 Family Hotel in Selva di Val Gardena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HOTEL LAURIN IN SELVA DI GARDENA - LUXURY AND COMFORT AT THE 4-STAR HOTEL Our beautiful small & charming Hotel Laurin, 4 stars, is pleased to get your attention which, hopefully, will transform itself into a future vacation. Creating a second home for you, this is what we care for the most. Especially in the wintertime, when meadows and woods are covered by snow, our guests enjoy our central location next to the cableway of the Sella Ronda and close to all the facilities offered by the village. For your comfort you find ski school and ski rental as well as a well furnished shop in the hotel. In the summer our nice hotel is not only the perfect starting point for excursions and hiking tours towards our well known peaks of the Dolomites, but it is also ideal just to leave for a relaxing walk around the village. A yearning for well-being... enjoy the pleasures offered by our Wellness & Spa Dolce Vita, the elegant Junior Suites, the cosy rooms and our spacious Family rooms, as well as the superb dinners served in our restaurant. Come and feel it! ... more   less 
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