For skiing, Passo del Tonale is great for the beginner to good intermediate, with slopes on your doorstep and great snow conditions. My partner new to skiing, so we went for the New Year 2012/13 with a tour company and their reviews didn't truly deliver reality on the hotel. More hostel than hotel. Twin beds AND bunk beds in room too small for 4 people. Basically ok for us two, and lucky to get balcony overlooking the slopes. But basic ensuite, with just enough room in the shower, variable hot water depending on demand/time of day and NO lift. Poor storage and difficult safe to use first off. With the altitude, 3 flights of stairs, plus one more up from ski room, was tiring. Ski room basic, just old metal racks, with access to kitchen and boiler room, albeit with a buzzer for security. Reception not manned 24 hours and you were expected to leave your key on a hook, so security was bad. We kept ours on us. No comfortable seating area, only old shoddy chairs and tables in reception. The bar was in the dining room area and no feeling of separation. No sofas or soft seating area for mingling and relaxing over a beer with others. It's used for school groups, so more set up for that, as just a functional place. The place was mostly clean, except under the beds and all old facilities. The food was basic and service overall very poor. The owner would wander around doing nothing and it totally lacked in atmosphere. We chose it for location and price, being New Year and late booking we took our chance. Ski instructors Italian, variable level of English spoken and my partner had a rubbish instructor for his improver level, but I had excellent instructor and became more capable and confident upper intermediate skier. Little good nightlife and town geared up for the Italians, not tourists, so little English spoken and generally not that friendly for a holiday location. For more experienced skiers, I'd go to next village or Madonna and certainly a better quality hotel in the town. Slopes got boring after two days as just 'up and down', trees only on few red runs. Glacier has one easy red run and a couple of difficult reds and the nasty black down...yet good to go up in cable car even just for the view and the coffee. The transfer time of 3 hours from Verona is a pain, and you have to ask for a toilet stop. We paid extra to go to Madonna for away-day and worth the money. Disappointing location, won't go back, but not put off the Dolomites. I have found other more friendly Italian locations to ski.
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- The family-run Hotel Dolomiti has an excellent location on the slopes of Passo del Tonale. The Hotel has also a Restaurant and a Bar. All rooms have private facilities and TV. Free Wi-Fi available in the common areas ( entrance, Restaurant, Bar). Excellent food and friendly service. Cosy atmosphere. By any doubts contact the Hotel directly, they will be happy to help you on. ... more less
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