Hotel Solaia in Selva, Italy (in the Val Gardena of the Dolomites) is an amazingly perfect family operated hotel. The views from every room are stunning. My husband & I stayed in a double room with a balcony, but they also have singles and suites. In addition to our amazing room, there is also an indoor pool, workout area, HUGE ski storage facility, ping-pong, sauna, and you can ski directly into and out of the back door in winter.
The dining room served excellent meals (our breakfast was included in the cost of our room). They offer half-pensione if you prefer to have your breakfast and dinner at the hotel every day (we had dinner there twice, and it was delicious!). The breakfast is a buffet style with everything we love, eggs, yogurt, granola, breads, cereals, fruit, and I am sure I am forgetting things. The dinners were served with five full courses. New Year's Eve was amazing with the fireworks on the slopes directly across from the hotel balconies.
The hotel is operated by Egon who is a wonderful resource for local information (ski lessons, rentals, history, etc) or just a lively conversation over a cup of tea, beer or Gluewein. I don't ski, but my husband does, so he took advanced ski lessons while I read, walked the trail to St. Cristina, and explored the towns on foot. After ski, we met up for drinks downstairs in the bar area of Hotel Solaia every day and chatted with Egon and Josef, the bartender, before heading off for our evening of fun.
Everyone at Hotel Solaia made us feel comfortable and welcome for our entire stay. So much that we extended our time there from three to five nights. Every guest there seemed to have the same opinion. We enjoyed it immensely and hope to return in the summertime for hiking in the Dolomites.
I hope to add photos soon!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Solaia Val Gardena/Selva Di Val Gardena, Italy