We stayed at the Sporthotel for Christmas 2012 expecting a charming experience in a great location....We were not disappointed in any way. In fact, the hotel exceeded expectations on just about every level.
Keen skiers, location was important - the hotel is 50m from the piste.
The interior is full of character and charm - very traditional. The decor and cleanliness were without fault.
The bedroom was large with the added bonus of a balcony view over Arabba. Rooms were cleaned daily and towels also changed every day. Bathroom was classic/modern, a decent size and had a decent power shower.
Facilities: excellent spa with everything one might expect.
Food: simply outstanding - breakfast was varied and extensive. Dinner was definitely restaurant quality. The Christmas Eve feast (an 8 course affair) was undoubtedly one of the memorable culinary events we've experienced.
Last, but definitely not least was the service: exemplary - friendly, efficient and calm. Nothing seemed too much trouble and it is refreshing to feel a) that your custom was valued and, b) that one is made to feel genuinely welcome.
Comments have been made about the wine and the price. Well, there are several more reasonable offerings at around €15-€18. The hotel, though, has a considerable cellar that it prides itself on. Given the quality of the food, and the whole experience, be prepared to spend that little bit more would be my advice - there are some superb wines to be had.
All in all, I couldn't recommend the Sporthotel highly enough and certainly hope to return at some point.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sporthotel Arabba is located in Arabba-Livinallongo, surrounded by the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites, at the feet of the imposing Sella and Marmolada, in the heart of the famous Dolomiti Superski ski domain, connected to the hotel by a nearby ski lift. The hotel is an ideal choice both for snow holidays and for trekking and mountain biking. The house offers wonderful interiors with wooden furniture, lounge room with fireplace, and a cozy and sophisticated atmosphere. All rooms and suites have telephone, flat TV with Sky channels and digital terrestrial channels, safe, hairdryer, Wi-Fi internet access free, panoramic view. The exclusive restaurant, listed in the Michelin guide, serves international and local specialties, to enjoy also in the romantic Stube Bianca, open to the public. Moreover: romantic and well-furnished wine cellar, ski room with boot dryer, game room, Internet-point and free Wi-Fi with ADSL. Relax in the wellness center provided with Finnish sauna, bio-sauna, calidarium, tepidarium, aromatic showers, whirlpool with swimming machine, and Techno gym fitness room. Massages, beauty treatments and solarium upon request. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sporthotel Arabba Hotel Arabba
- Sporthotel Hotel Arabba