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“Excellent hotel and a very relaxing holiday”

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Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in San Vigilio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Over the years we have stayed at many hotels in different countries, from small family run places to large 5 star international types, and out of all these, the Excelsior is the best hotel that we have ever stayed in.

The standard of decoration, cleanliness and catering were all absolutely excellent, but the thing that really made the holiday for us was the staff. Before we arrived, we thought that the hotel might be a little formal and impersonal (like some larger hotels that we have stayed at), but we need not have worried - all of the staff were very friendly, professional and helpful. As English speakers, we were also pleasantly surprised that almost all of the staff spoke a good amount of English - as our Italian and German are very rusty!

We stayed for 2 weeks on a mountain biking package, that included guided rides and free bike clothes washing. We were a little too tired to go on all of the guided rides, but we made full use of the superb wellness facilities. The owner, Mr Call, also offered us advice on alternative easy 'sightseeing/panorama' bike rides, and he planned a route and printed off a detailed map of the route for us - as mountain bikers unfamiliar with the area, this was really helpful. The option of having the hotel gym, fitness classes and spa was great for the days that we didn't feel like going out biking or walking.

Another thing that was a nice surprise was the view from the balcony of our room, which was absolutely stunning, especially at sunset. We also have to comment on the standard of cleaning, which was perfect in both our room and the public areas. The food was wonderful, and there were delicious healthy options, as well as some 'naughty treats' for dessert. We enjoyed all of the meals during our stay, and if anything on the menu was not to our taste, there were always good alternative options available on offer. There was a very good range of wines available and the waiter was able to advise and recommend for those who are not wine buffs.

Overall, this was the best, most relaxing holiday that we have had in years. We are already making plans for our next visit!

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

I would like to share this review for anyone considering to go mountain-biking to this area.
The Excelsior hotel has a wide range of services for bikers including the hints and tips where to go, GPS track download, overview of trips in the area, food packages and service room.
In the evening, you can recover aching muscles in spacious wellness area and saunas.
The hotel staff is friendly, professional and helpful.
The cuisine is for gourmets and there is a wide choice of wines.
All the services are of really high quality.
We are already planning to come back.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

This hotel is the best I have ever visited.

It has amazing cuisine. Rich bufet breakfast, really good bufet lunch and afternoon snack and fantastic supper! You'll love cold appetizers, and all three meales - first and second plate and desert. There must be a real desert expert in the kitchen as they are absolutely fantastic! Every Sunday evening there's "cake evening" - for a desert you can try about nine deserts! Fabtastic.

The hotel has even fantastic spa - saunas and pools. I was amazed when I swimmed for the first time in outdoor pool which is pretty warm, so even if it is cold inside you could swim in warm water and watch panorama of Alpes.
There's about ten types of saunas! All fantastic... and I also love the "relax rooms".

The design of the hotel is gorgeous! I love the combination of stone and wood. Everything is so pretty there.

Before the end of my review I must mention amazing coctail bar of the hotel! Its keeper Rémy who is very sympathic is one of the most talented coctail makers I have ever met! His coctails are fantastic!

So, enjoy your holiday there!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are fantastic!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 21, 2008

My wife and I stayed at the Excelsior Hotel in San Vigilio di Marebbe, Italy in July 2008.

First, let me say that this little village in the Dolomite Mountains is probably the most scenic location that I have ever visited. It is a ski resort during the winter and the summer brings a sea of green and flowers covering the beautiful mountains.

The Excelsior Hotel is an all-inclusive modern spa resort for summer guests. The spa is top rate and your accomodations include use of the extensive steam rooms, pool and relaxation areas.

The food could not be beat. A large selection of local food prepared by a chef who has been brought in from Southern Italy. The wine cellar is extensive. The staff are very friendly and extremely helpful.

This hotel offers hiking and biking tours through this beautiful area. There were a good number of families and a good number of couples.

We will return someday!!

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort

Address: Strada Valiares 44 | Bolzano, 39030 San Vigilio, Marebbe, Italy
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Location: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of South Tyrol > Marebbe > San Vigilio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in San Vigilio
Price Range: $238 - $712 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Excelsior Dolomites Life Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In summer: Situated on the quiet outskirts of St. Vigil in Fanes-Sennes-Prags in the Dolomites, a UNESCO world heritage, we provide a supervised program of activities with hiking and biking within a breathtaking panorama. In winter: Best Winter Resort - It doesn't get any better than this! - Ski directly from the Resort. Directly from the ski room you ski to the gondola onto the top ski area of Kronplatz. South Tyrol's top skiing mountain and Alta Badia with the famous Sellaronda. A few years ago, we were also chosen as top ski resort! The perfekt ski slopes from Kronplatz, directly at the resort are connected to the Sellaronda ski paradise. Nothing stands in the way of a perfect skiing holiday! Both together make us - mountain resort Lovingly designed to present the Excelsior with elegant, comfortable and modern facilities and 47 beautiful themed rooms and suites throughout the resort. This good taste makes us a - style resort In the Castello di Dolasilla - the Wellness Castle on 5 floors - our guests are treated wonderfully with different treatments, alone or in pairs. A spacious spa with 17 bathing, sweat and relax attractions, the 1300 m² SPA Hotel Dolomiti included in the price our 3/4 board - spa resort We compete with the leading hotels in South Tyrol and offer the best quality at fair prices. Indulgant living in elegant surroundings, excellent, light Mediterranean / Alpine cuisine, a selection of 300 fine wines, the extensive leisure facilities in and around the resort and a total of 44 friendly and competent satt. This distinguishes us markedly from the others and makes us unique the - Excelsior Resort Because you are worth it! We look forward to greeting you Family Tamara and Werner Call with the Excelsior team ... more   less 
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