The Italian Dolomites are brimming with excellent, first-rate hotels. Like other destinations in the Alps, you can expect high standards of hospitality, comfort, and cleanliness.
But, hotels in the Dolomites particularly stand out because of their creative vision and their fresh interpretations of tradition. You’ll see this expressed in the cuisine, interior design, architecture, and guest services.
In this roundup of best Dolomites hotels, we’re highlighting accommodations that offer something unique and special, like an in-house patisserie, a 2500m2 integrated wellness complex, visionary cuisine, or a high-alpine location. We’ve personally stayed in each hotel highlighted below.
Everyone comes to the Dolomites for the mountain views. But, when the weather isn’t cooperative, or you simply want a break from outdoor adventuring, having an enjoyable place to stay is important.
By choosing the right Dolomites hotel, you’re ensuring that your time in the Dolomites is memorable, rain, or shine.
If you’re trying to figure out the best villages and towns to stay in, also read: Where to Stay in the Dolomites in Summer. If you’re also interested in staying in mountain huts, apartments, and/or farms, check out our Dolomites Accommodation Guide.
Best Dolomites Hotels
- HOTEL de LEN: central location in Cortina d’Ampezzo and excellent service
- Locanda Degli Artisti Art Hotel: living art gallery and zero-emissions hotel
- Dorfhotel Beludei: creative cuisine and luxurious bedrooms
- Bad Moos Dolomites Spa Resort: 2500 m2 wellness area and mineral-rich, healing waters
- Naturhotel Leitlhof: outstanding cuisine, dining terrace, and panoramic wellness area
- Hotel Dolomitenhof: heavenly location and mountain views
- Hotel Col Alto: phenomenal sauna and wellness area
- Ütia de Börz: unforgettable high alpine experience and mountain views
- Hotel Ciasa Soleil: idyllic views and intimate atmosphere
- Sporthotel Alpenrose: memorable indoor-outdoor pool and gourmet food
- Hotel Angelo Engel: perfect location in Ortisei if you’re traveling with, or without a car
- Fiori Dolomites Experience Hotel: excellent in-house pâtisserie
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1. HOTEL de LEN
4-Star Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Belluno
It commands immediate attention with its standout, timber-paneled facade and atmospheric, ground floor restaurant.
HOTEL de LEN, formerly Hotel Impero, opened its doors in 2022 after major renovations executed by a team of local artisans, carpenters, and builders.
The result is a stunning accommodation – both elegant and rustic – which pays tribute to the Ampezzo region and the hotel’s natural surroundings.
It exudes luxury in the shape of classy, curated interiors, a rooftop spa, wellness-promoting rooms, a clandestine cocktail bar, and a restaurant featuring riffs on local cuisine.
Each room at HOTEL de LEN boasts air-conditioning, sound insulation, energy-enhancing bed panels, and a filtration system, installed to promote well-being by removing electromagnetic pollution.
Learn more about this excellent Dolomites hotel in our HOTEL de LEN Hotel Review.
HOTEL de LEN Activities
Cortina d’Ampezzo, often called the Queen of the Dolomites, is one of the finest bases in the Dolomites for skiing, hiking, via ferrata climbing, and mountain biking.
The Cortina basin is rimmed by the rugged Cristallo Group, Sorapiss Group, Croda da Lago chain, and Tofane Group. These iconic mountains are etched with exhilarating trails, climbing routes, and slopes.
Here are a few destinations and trails you can tackle whilst staying in Cortina d’Ampezzo.
- Lago di Sorapis
- Lago Federa
- Lago delle Baste
- Mondeval Plateau
- Croda da Lago Circuit
- Tofana di Rozes Circuit
- Tre Cime di Lavaredo Circuit
- Cadini di Misurina Viewpoint
- Sentiero Bonacossa Trail
2. Locanda Degli Artisti Art Hotel
4-Star Hotel in Canazei, Val di Fassa
Locanda Degli Artisti Art Hotel is a zero-emissions, boutique hotel in the village of Canazei (Cianacei in Ladin) in Val di Fassa.
As its name suggests, Locanda Degli Artisti Art Hotel is an ode to art. Original paintings, drawings, and sculptures tastefully adorn every area of the hotel, including each bedroom. It’s essentially a living art gallery.
We relished the hotel’s eclectic interiors, innovative Ladin cuisine, and professional yet approachable staff.
Rooms are immaculate, featuring hardwood floors, comfy beds with billowy bedding and stylish bathrooms with vertical tiling and oval-shaped showers. Some rooms are furnished with standing whirlpool bathtubs, infrared saunas, steam baths, and/or steam fireplaces.
The hotel atmosphere is casual and laid-back, in part because the on-site restaurant and bar is a local gathering place, open to everyone (not just hotel guests).
Stay here if you love art, bold design choices, and creative cuisine.
Locanda Degli Artisti Art Hotel Activities
In summer, Canazei is a popular base for hiking and via ferrata climbing. Its advantageous proximity to Sella Pass and Pordoi Pass make the famous Sassolungo Circuit Trail, Oskar Schuster Via Ferrata (to the summit of Sasso Piatto/Plattkofel), and the Sentiero Viel del Pan trails easily accessible.
In winter, Canazei is a major ski resort, with direct access to the Belvedere, Ciampac, Col Rodella and Marmolada ski areas.
3. Dorfhotel Beludei
4-Star Superior Hotel in Santa Cristina, Val Gardena
With its storybook-chalet design, Dorfhotel Beludei feels timeless and new.
Dorfthotel Beludei is also a great place to stay if you savor cuisine as much as aesthetics. The hotel kitchen concocts the most visionary meals inspired by the Ladin and Italian culinary traditions. Dinner is served in 5 courses, each bursting with flavor and artistry.
Why Stay in Dorfhotel Beludei
Creative and Memorable Cuisine.
Wellness Area. The wellness area features an indoor pool, an outdoor whirlpool, a steam bath, a Finnish sauna, a snack area (with cookies), and a spacious relaxation room.
“Off the Beaten Path.” When people visit Val Gardena for the first time, they usually flock to Ortisei. However, if you stay in Dorfhotel Beludei, you have easy access to hidden gems like Monte Pic and the Baita Seurasas mountain hut. The trail to both of these destinations starts directly behind the hotel.
View of Sassolungo. Mount Sassolungo/Langkofel is clearly visible from the hotel bedrooms, whirlpool, and the wellness relaxation room.
Modern Chalet-Style Bedrooms. If we had to choose a single hotel to live in for the next five years, Dorfhotel Beludei would be our first choice. Why? The spaciousness, the smell (swiss pine and larch), the comfort, and the view.
Free Public Transit. When you check-in, you’re given a Südtirol/Alto Adige Guest Pass, which gives you free access to South Tyrolean bus and train transit.
Dorfhotel Beludei Summer Activities
- Hike to Monte Pic.
- Eat lunch at Baita Seurasas mountain hut.
- Summit Col dala Pieres.
- Hike from Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm to Santa Cristina via Monte Pana.
- Explore the best Val Gardena hiking trails
Dorfhotel Beludei Winter Activities
- Ski in the Val Gardena Ski Resort and the largest connected Ski resort in the world: Dolomites Superski. Nearby chairlifts: Monte Pana and Col Raiser.
- Go Tobogganing on Alpe di Siusi.
- Ski around the Sella massif on the Sellaronda skiing carousel.
- Cross-country ski in Vallunga Valley in Selva Gardena, or on the Monte Pana in Santa Cristina.
4. Bad Moos Dolomites Spa Resort
4-Star Superior Hotel in Val Fiscalina, Sesto, South Tyrol
Bad Moos Dolomites Spa Resort is a spa hotel, located at the entrance of Val Fiscalina/Fischleintal valley. Boasting a 2500 m2 wellness area and its own sulfur source from Val Fiscalina, this wellness hotel is a gift for your mind, body, and soul.
We were enthralled by the extensiveness of the sauna area, which includes a candlelit sulfur grotto filled with 20 waterbeds, a sulfur Kneipp trail, a cold sulfur bath (6.1°C), a steam sauna, organic sauna, Finnish sauna, panoramic sauna, ladies’ sauna, sulfur shower, and multiple relaxation rooms. Guests also have access to an indoor and outdoor pool.
We also loved the location. Both the Carnic Alps and the Sexten Dolomites are easily accessible from Bad Moos. From here, we hiked along the Carnic High Trail and visited the memorable alpine pastures of Klammbachalm and Alpe Nemes.
Why Stay at Bad Moos Dolomites Spa Resort
Mineral-Rich Water for Bathing and Drinking. According to Bad Moos, their mineral-rich water (containing sulphur, fluoride, magnesium, and calcium) is good for your digestive system, musculoskeletal system, and integumentary system. People have been bathing here since 1764, according to records.
Complimentary Afternoon Snack. Each afternoon, there’s a small buffet featuring a daily soup, savory dish, and cakes. Water, Elderflower juice, and coffee is also provided. You can eat the snack in your bathrobe.
Rich, Bountiful Breakfast and Antipasti Buffets. We were blown away by the antipasti buffet, containing no less than 20 different dishes. Additionally, the buffets are always regularly refilled.
Location. Bad Moos is the perfect base for exploring the Sesto/Sexten Dolomites as well as the Carnic Alps.
Excellent Management and Staff. This was one of the most welcoming hotels we’ve stayed at. We were impressed by the attentiveness and passion of the staff.
Relaxed Dining Atmosphere. There were many families with (well-behaved) children at Bad Moos. Overall, the atmosphere felt casual and down-to-earth.
Bad Moos Summer Activities
- From the hotel doorstep, you can follow the romantic pathway up Val Fiscalina to Fischleintalboden and Rifugio al Fondovalle/Talschlusshütte.
- You can take the Croda Rossa/Rotwand cableway, located next to the hotel, up to the Prati di Croda Rossa/Rotwandwiesen meadows and continue hiking along trail 15 to Passo di Monte Croce di Comélico/Kreuzbergpass. Return to Bad Moos by bus (bus line 446).
- Hop on the Helmjet Sexten gondola and follow the Carnic High Trail along the Italian-Austrian border in the Carnic Alps.
- Visit the famous alpine pastures around Klammbach Alm, Malga Coltrondo, and Alpe Nemes Hütte in the Carnic Alps.
5. Naturhotel Leitlhof
4-Star Superior in San Candido, Alta Pusteria, South Tyrol
There are many excellent accommodations across Alta Pusteria/Hochpustertal (Three Peaks Region), but a true stand-out is Naturhotel Leitlhof in San Candido. From the cuisine and wellness area to the mountain views and design, Leitlhof makes a lasting impression. It’s one of the most memorable hotels we’ve stayed in.
Naturhotel Leitlhof is advantageously situated above San Candido/Innichen. San Candido is an ideal place to stay if you want to explore both the Sexten and the Prags Dolomites as well as the Villgraten Mountains and Carnic Alps.
From the hotel’s elevated position, guests have a romantic view of the historic village with its notable steeples at the foot of Haunold mountain. Off to the left, you can also see Dreischusterspitze/Punta tre Scarperi (3145 m), the highest mountain in the Sexten Dolomites, and Gsellknoten/Cima di Sesto (2865 m).
Views aside, the most compelling reason to stay here is the cuisine. Naturhotel Leitlhof sources their vegetables, herbs, and beef from their very own Mühlhof farm, located only a few minutes away from the hotel. That’s probably why each dish explodes with flavor. Everything we tasted was EXCELLENT – the best of the best.
At Naturhotel Leitlhof, dinner is served as a 5-course meal, starting with a salad and antipasti buffet. For the remaining courses, you’ll have an option between two, or three items. Though the dinner menu changes daily, you can also choose from the Leitlhof classics menu as well, which features Pustertaler Schlutzkrapfen and Knödelvariation (as Primi options) and Entrecôte and Grilled Vegetables with Toblacher Stangenkäse cheese (as Secondi options).
Each night, the dinner menu is unique. On our first night, the menu featured Tirolean classics. On our second night, the menu highlighted Italian favorites Spaghetti nach Amatriciana Art and Aubergine alla Parmigiana mit Burrata (primi options).
Why Stay in Naturhotel Leitlhof
Mountain Views. The peaks of the Sesto/Sexten Dolomites can be savored from your bedroom, the dining room, outdoor terrace, and the pool and wellness area. And since the hotel faces south, you’ll experience incredible sunrise and sunsets.
Al Fresco Dining. Throughout your stay, you’ll have a designated dining table in the indoor dining room. The outdoor terrace is filled up upon request. Ask your waiter at breakfast for an outdoor table for dinner.
Excellent Cuisine. Book Half Board. There’s no good reason to stay here and not eat dinner here.
Extensive Wellness Area with Dolomites Vistas. Two pools, six saunas, ample relaxation rooms, and a cold plunge pool.
Hiking Map. Leitlhof designed their own regional hiking map with their trail recommendations. The map features 13 trails in the surrounding ranges: Sexten Dolomites, Prags Dolomites, Villgraten mountains, and Carnic Alps.
Marende. There’s a complimentary afternoon snack (Marende) available in the lounge area daily. You can select savory and sweet items from the menu. The cake selection is sumptuous. Drinks are separate.
Free Shuttle to Nearby Trailheads. You can get complimentary drop-offs and pick-ups at nearby trailheads.
- When we visited, the dining staff was very new, and it was obvious that they didn’t work as a team. We could overlook it, because the food was just so damn great. But, I hope that with a little more time, the dining staff syncs and is more attentive.
- If you’re vegan, communicate your dietary needs to the hotel, before your stay.
Naturhotel Leitlhof Summer Activities
- Visit Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee.
- Hike from Lago di Braies to Hochalpenkopf.
- Visit the Prato Piazza/Plätzwiese high alpine plateau. From here, you can hike to Dürrenstein (2839 m) and Strudelkopf (2307 m).
- Hike from San Candido to Gantraste (2130 m) or Haunoldköpfl (2158 m).
- Hike to Bonnerhütte and Pfannhorn (2663 m) in the Villgraten Mountains.
6. Hotel Dolomitenhof
4-Star Hotel in Val Fiscalina, Sesto, South Tyrol
Hotel Dolomitenhof is a historic, 4-star hotel in Val Fiscalina/Fischleintal, a 4.5 km long side valley of Sesto/Sexten valley. In 1905, Sepp Innerkofler (Sesto’s famous mountaineer) opened the Dolomitenhof. Today, the hotel is managed by the 4th generation of the Innerkofler family.
Surrounded only by meadows and forest, Hotel Dolomitenhof has unobstructed views of the highest peaks of the Sesto/Sexten Dolomites, including Einserkofel (Cima Uno), Oberbachernspitzen (Croda Fiscaline), and Zwölferkofel (Croda di Toni).
Val Fiscalina is one of the dreamiest gateways into the Sesto/Sexten Dolomites. Directly from the hotel, you have many notable destinations within reach, including Tre Cime di Lavaredo/Drei Zinnen peaks (3 hours one-way) and the Prati di Croda Rossa/Rotwandwiesen meadows (1 hour one-way). It’s a luxury to be able to arrive at your hotel, knowing that for the next few days, you don’t need to drive or take a bus to start hiking.
Why Stay in Hotel Dolomitenhof
Heavenly Mountain Views. The hotel faces Einserkofel (Cima Uno), Oberbachernspitzen (Croda Fiscaline), Zwölferkofel (Croda di Toni), Dreischusterspitze (Punta Tre Scarperi), and Gsellknoten (Monte Casella).
No Car Needed. The hotel is located across the road from the Fischleintalboden hut, parking lot, and bus stop. With its advantageous location, you don’t need to drive anywhere. Leave your car in the hotel parking lot, and spend the next few days hiking and walking directly from the hotel.
Panorama Relaxation Garden and Indoor-Outdoor Pool. The outdoor pool is surrounded by a green lawn, directly facing the meadow and the northern face of the Sexten Sundial. Lounge chairs are spread out spaciously across the lawn, creating the optimal environment for relaxation and reading.
Modern Sauna Area (“Bathhouse”). The sauna area encompasses 4 saunas and two cold plunge pools, perfect for cooling off after a sauna session.
Local and Seasonal Ingredients. The hotel sources their ingredients (as much as possible) from local farms and alpine pastures. At breakfast, you’ll see exactly where your eggs, cheese, butter, etc.. come from. Dinner courses, made using local ingredients, are marked with a green farmer icon.
Quick and Efficient Dining Staff. We’ve stayed in hotels where multiple course dinners drag on forever, because the staff is either uncoordinated, or frazzled. Not here. We were so impressed by how the staff impeccably delivered multiple courses, at each tables’ specified pace.
Hotel Dolomitenhof aims to create a quiet and peaceful oasis in the mountains for their guests. Though this isn’t an explicitly adults-only hotel, we don’t recommend staying here with children.
Hotel Dolomitenhof has a minimum stay. During high season (July & August), the minimum stay is 6-7 days. During low season (June, September, October), the minimum stay is 3-4 days.
They can easily accommodate vegetarians, but unfortunately not vegans.
Hotel Dolomitenhof Summer Activities
- Hike from Val Fiscalina to Tre Cime di Lavaredo/Drei Zinnen. Eat lunch at the Dreizinnenhütte, the mountain hut facing the three peaks.
- Hike up trail 124 followed by trial 153 to the Rudi Hütte and the Prati di Croda Rossa/Rotwandwiesen meadows. Continue hiking along trail 15 to Passo di Monte Croce di Comélico/Kreuzbergpass. Return to Hotel Dolomitenhof (Fischleintalboden) by bus (bus line 446). Learn More: Sexten Dolomites Hiking Guide.
- Hike up to Rifugio Zsigmondy Comici Hütte and Rifugio Pian di Cengia/Büllelejochhütte
7. Hotel Col Alto
4 Star-Hotel in Corvara, Alta Badia, South Tyrol
Hotel Col Alto is located in the middle of Corvara in Val Badia facing Sassongher. With its rustic, yet elegant alpine-modern design, Hotel Col Alto invites you to savor your time in the Dolomites inside as much as outside. Upon arriving, you’ll feel instantly taken care of. Though Col Alto is a fine hotel, it never feels rigid or stiff.
Our favorite part about staying in Hotel Col Alto is their extensive spa and wellness area. All of the best Dolomites hotels can boast two saunas. However, Hotel Col Alto stands out with its five saunas, footbath, waterbeds, relaxation rooms, ice fountain, indoor pool, whirlpool, and Kneipp course. No one wants bad weather during their vacation, but if you’re staying here, poor weather isn’t unwelcome.
Why Stay in Hotel Col Alto
1000m2 Wellness Area.
Extremely Helpful Receptionists. Whether we needed laundry done in a hurry, or help figuring out where to hike, the receptionists accommodated all of our requests efficiently and kindly. Their competence and knowledge can’t be overstated.
Public Transit Friendly. Hotel Col Alto is located directly at the Corvara Strada Col Alto bus stop, so it’s easy to get around Alta Badia and South Tyrol without a car.
Culinary Wonders. Dinner is served in four courses with an impressive salad buffet. Once a week, guests are treated to a Ladin meal and a dessert buffet. We didn’t experience the Ladin-themed dinner, but we certainly relished the dessert extravaganza.
Inviting Communal Spaces. Whether you want to read by the fire or have a drink at the bar, there are plenty of spaces to unwind after a day of hiking, or skiing.
Hotel Col Alto Summer Activities
- Summit Cima Pisciadu.
- Summit Gran Cir.
- Hike to Sass da Ciampac.
- Conquer the Tridentina – Pisciadú via ferrata.
- Learn More: Alta Badia Summer Guide
Hotel Col Alto Winter Activities
- Ski in the Alta Badia Ski Resort.
- Ski in the largest connected ski area in the world: Dolomiti Superski.
- Go on a winter hike from Corvara to Colfosco.
- Go on a winter hike from Corvara to La Villa.
More Fabulous Hotels in Alta Badia
- Hotel Cristallo – Wellness Mountain Living in La Villa
- Lagació Hotel Mountain Residence in San Cassiano
- Hotel Kolfuschgerhof in Colfosco
- Romantik Hotel Capella in Colfosco
8. Ütia de Börz
3-Star Hotel at Passo delle Erbe in South Tyrol
Ütia de Börz is an upscale mountain refuge situated at the mountain pass Passo delle Erbe.
Facing the majestic north-face of Sass de Putia/Peitlerkofel and the Odle di Eores/Aferer Geisler mountains, this scenic accommodation offers guests the feeling of being blissfully alone in the mountains, but with all of the comfort. Passo delle Erbe is accessible from Val Badia, Val di Funes, and Bressanone.
Why Stay in Ütia de Börz
Puez-Odle Nature Park. Passo delle Erbe is the northern gateway to the Puez-Odle/Geisler Nature Park.
Sass de Putia Trailhead. Hikers venture to Passo delle Erbe to hike the sensational circuit trail around Sass de Putia. By staying at Ütia de Börz, you’re located directly at the trailhead.
Sunrise and Sunset. The Dolomites are at their most beautiful in the early and late hours of the day. From Ütia de Börz, you can enjoy both the sunrise and sunset without any extra effort.
Excellent Local Cuisine. Ütia de Börz is also a restaurant. Overnight visitors are treated to an outstanding 4-course dinner menu, featuring local flavors and generous portions. We ate three dinners here and were wowed by the generous portions, flavor and plating.
High Alpine Experience. Ütia de Börz is situated at an elevation of 2006 meters, surrounded only by forest and mountains. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the Dolomites. Waking up here is an experience you’ll never forget.
Ütia de Börz Summer Activities
- Hike the Circuit Trail around Sass de Putia/Peitlerkofel.
- Summit Sass de Putia.
- Hike to Rifugio Genova/Schlüterhütte mountain hut.
- Hike to Ütia Ciampcios mountain hut in Lungiarü valley.
- Hike to Monte Muro/Maurerberg mountain.
Ütia de Börz Winter Activities
During the winter season, only the Val Badia side of Passo delle Erbe is open, while the Bressanone/Brixen and Funes/Villnöss sides are all closed until the middle of spring. Come to Passo delle Erbe in winter if you want to be far away from the ski resorts in a peaceful environment where nature rules supreme. Spend your winter holiday cross country skiing and snowshoe hiking.
9. Hotel Ciasa Soleil
4-Star Hotel in La Villa, Alta Badia, South Tyrol
Hotel Ciasa Soleil is a family-run, boutique hotel in La Villa/Stern. More intimate than other best Dolomites hotels, Hotel Ciasa Soleil reminds us that great hotels come in all sizes.
Happily situated in Val Badia between Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park and the Puez-Odle Nature Park, Hotel Ciasa Soleil is the perfect jumping-off point for summer and winter activities.
We loved the hotel’s modern design, gourmet food, wellness area, and transit-friendly location. Most of all, we loved the views. The panoramic dining room faces Mount Fanes, ensuring that you’ll never miss an Enrosadira sunset during your stay. You can also enjoy mountain vistas from the elevated outdoor terrace and whirlpool.
Why Stay in Hotel Ciasa Soleil
Public Transit Friendly. Hotel Ciasa Soleil is located a few meters from the La Villa Strada Colz bus stop, so it’s easy to get around Val Badia and Val Gardena without a car.
Generous Breakfast Buffet and Gourmet Dinner featuring South Tyrolean cuisine with a modern twist.
Free Hiking and Biking Tours. In summer, you can join the hotel’s guided hiking, walking, mountain biking, and e-bike tours for free. Hotel Ciasa Soleil offers 4-5 guided tours per week.
Free Equipment Rental. During your stay, you can also borrow the hotel’s mountain bikes, hiking poles, and backpacks.
Indoor Swimming Pool and Wellness Area.
Hotel Ciasa Soleil Summer Activities
- Hike from La Villa to Colfosco over the Gherdenacia karst plateau.
- Hike from San Cassiano to La Villa via Rifugio Fanes.
- Walk across the Armentara Meadows (in neighboring Badia).
Hotel Ciasa Soleil Winter Activities
- With direct access to the ski slopes, you can enjoy both the Alta Badia Ski Resort (130 km of slopes) and the Dolomiti Superski (1200 km of slopes).
- Cross-country ski in Armentarola (26 km of cross-country ski runs).
- Cross-country ski in the Armentara meadows.
- Walk the Path of the Larches Trail (in neighboring San Cassiano)
10. Sporthotel Alpenrose
4-Star Hotel in Carezza, Val d’Ega, South Tyrol
Sporthotel Alpenrose is situated in Carezza/Karersee in Val D’Ega/Eggental. Boasting views of the vertiginous Latemar peaks on one-side and the Catinaccio/Rosengarten range on the other, you’ll be instantly overwhelmed by the natural beauty of the hotel’s surroundings (especially from the indoor-outdoor pool).
The hotel’s location makes outdoor adventuring easy and effortless in both winter and summer. Located at the base of the Paolina chairlift, winter guests have direct access to the Carezza Ski Resort (40 km of slopes). If you opt for the Fassa Carezza Skipass, you’ll also have access to 110 km of slopes.
Summer guests can also take advantage of the Paolina chairlift in order to jumpstart their ascents to the famous Vajolet Towers and to the Roda di Vaèl/Rotwandhütte mountain hut. We started this 3-day hike across the Rosengarten Alps from Sporthotel Alpenrose.
Beyond the location, you can expect a generous breakfast buffet, gourmet and interesting dinner menus, a delightful wellness area, and a cozy alpine lounge.
Note: Sporthotel Alpenrose isn’t located in a village, or town, so half board (breakfast and dinner included) is a necessity here.
Why Stay in Sporthotel Alpenrose
Close Proximity to Hiking, Via Ferrata Climbing Trails in two prominent Dolomites mountain ranges.
Lago di Carezza/Karersee is a 3-minute drive from the hotel. You can also take the bus.
In-hotel Ski Rental and Sports Shop where you can rent ski equipment, Via Ferrata kits, mountain bikes, e-bikes, and more.
Dolomites Lounge. The hotel’s lounge is an atmospheric and cozy place to eat lunch (12 pm – 2 pm), savor an afternoon coffee and cake, and enjoy an apéritif and/or digestif (until midnight). When the weather isn’t being cooperative you can spend your day bouncing between the wellness area and the hotel lounge.
Latemar-Facing Indoor-Outdoor Pool and spa area. The spa area encompasses a Finnish sauna, a Turkish steam bath, an infrared cabin, and a jacuzzi.
Sporthotel Alpenrose Summer Activities
- Hike to the Latemarhütte Mountain Hut (moderate).
- Hike to the Masarè Hütte Hut and the Kaiserstein viewpoint (easy).
- Climb the Santner Klettersteig to the Vajolet Towers (read day 1 of our Rosengarten Trek for more info).
Sporthotel Alpenrose Winter Activities
- Ski in the Carezza Ski Resort.
- Ski in the Carezza and Fassa Ski Resorts (combi-ticket).
- Go snowshoe hiking. You can borrow snowshoes from the hotel (free of charge).
11. Hotel Angelo Engel
4-Star Hotel in Ortisei, Val Gardena, South Tyrol
The 4-star family-run Hotel Angelo Engel occupies the best possible location in Ortisei (St. Ulrich/Urtijëi). Situated directly in the town center, it’s only a short way to reach Plaza Sant’ Antone, the main transit hub in Ortisei. Hotel Angelo Engel is also within walking distance to the Resciesa funicular, Ortisei-Furnes-Seceda cableway, and the Ortisei-Alpe di Siusi gondola (Mont Sëuc Ropeway).
If you’re traveling to the Dolomites without a car, this is where you need to stay. Your exploration options of Puez-Odle/Geisler Nature Park, Seiser Alm, and Val Gardena are limitless.
Why Stay in Hotel Angelo Engel
Location. Because of Hotel Angelo Engel’s central location, you don’t need a car to drive to trailheads or cableway valley stations.
Wellness & Spa Area. Hotel Angelo’s wellness area comprises a heated indoor-outdoor pool, an outdoor sauna, a sunbathing area, a whirlpool, a resting room, and 3 indoor saunas (steam bath sauna, Finnish sauna, and lady’s herbal sauna). The wellness area is imaginatively designed, transporting you to a fanciful, storybook world. Guests can also sign up for massages and beauty treatments in the wellness area.
Comfortable Rooms and Suites. We stayed in a roomy junior suite. We loved our balcony view of Seceda, the silence (excellent sound-proofing), and space.
Free Hiking Guide. Hotel Angelo Engel organizes guided hiking trips (for hotel guests only) to peaks as well as sunrise and sunset adventures.
Free Public Transit. When you check-in, you’re given a Südtirol/Alto Adige Guest Pass, which gives you free access to South Tyrolean bus and train transit.
We recommend only booking breakfast here.
There are many places in the Dolomites where half-board (breakfast and dinner) is a necessity. Given that Hotel Angelo Engel is located in the town center of Ortisei, we recommend skipping dinner at this hotel. There are plenty of dining options in town.
Hotel Angelo Engel Summer Activities
- Take the Resciesa Funicular up to the Resciesa plateau. From here, you have a few options. You can circuit the plateau, hike to Brogles Hütte and Seceda, descend to Ortisei via Val d’Anna, or even hike the Troi Paian trail to St. Jacob’s church on route to Ortisei.
- Take the Ortisei-Alpe di Siusi gondola to Mont Sëuc and walk across Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm to Saltria.
- Take the Ortisei-Furnes-Seceda cableways to Seceda and hike to Rifugio Firenze/Regensburger Hütte.
- Hike to St. Jacob’s Church, which is believed to be the oldest church in Val Gardena.
- Discover the Best Hikes in Val Gardena.
Related: How to Visit Ortisei, Val Gardena
Hotel Angelo Engel Winter Activities
- Go tobogganing from the Resciesa mountain station to Ortisei (6 km toboggan run).
- Ski in the Val Gardena Ski Resort (part of Dolomites Superski).
More Noteworthy Hotels in Ortisei
12. Fiori Dolomites Experience Hotel
3-Star Hotel in San Vito di Cadore, Boite Valley, Belluno
Fiori Dolomites Experience Hotel is a three-star hotel in the mountain village San Vito di Cadore in the Belluno Dolomites. San Vito di Cadore is located in Boite Valley, at the foot of the impressive Croda Marcora (Sorapiss group) and Antelao Mountain (3,264 meters), which is the second-highest mountain in the Dolomites. On the other side of the valley, the solitary Mount Pelmo rises above a vast forest belt.
Located 11-km from Cortina d’Ampezzo, this village is an alternative base for exploring the many popular destinations around Cortina: Lago Federa, Lago di Sorapis, Lagazuoi, Cinque Torri, Tre Cime di Lavaredo. You’ll find that the price point is quite attractive too.
Why Stay in Fiori Dolomites Experience Hotel
Very Affordable. You won’t find a better place for a better price near Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Pâtisserie. Fiori Dolomites Experience Hotel is also a pastry shop. During breakfast, you’ll be able to savor their delicious croissants, cakes, and Krapfen with various fillings.
Afternoon Snack. Between 3 pm and 6 pm, a complimentary savory and sweet snack is served in the hotel’s living room, featuring more of the hotel pâtisserie’s cakes and pastries.
Charming Design and Soft Lighting. The hotel’s interior is furnished in an alpine lodge style that feels immediately cozy and welcoming. Throughout the communal spaces, the lighting is soft, creating a relaxed vacation atmosphere.
Cozy Rooms and Apartments. At Fiori Dolomites Experience Hotel, you can book their rooms or their apartments. If you’re traveling off-season (early June, or October), we recommend booking an apartment, because many restaurants and eateries are seasonal in the Dolomites. The apartments are equipped with all needed appliances (dishwasher, stove, oven, fridge) and cooking utensils. There is a Conrad Supermarket, just up the street (1-minute walk from the hotel), which is very convenient.
Daily Program. At breakfast, you’re given a daily program with hiking suggestions, the daily aperitif (which is discounted 30%), must-see places, guided-hiking/climbing opportunities, and interesting facts regarding the region.
Restaurant Discount Card. At check-in, Fiori provides guests with a list of open restaurants and a restaurant card, which gives you a 5-10% discount on meals.
Fiori Dolomites Experience Hotel Summer Activities
- Visit Cibiana di Cadore Village, which is a small village famous for its mural paintings and artistic heritage.
- Hike to Rifugio Scotter, 1:30 hours from San Vito village center.
- Hike to Rifugio Marco, 2 hours from San Vito village center.
- Eat Lunch at Rifugio Larin whilst enjoying views of Antelao Mountain and Boite Valley. This rifugio is accessible by car.
- Cortina d’Ampezzo Hiking Trails
Fiori Dolomites Experience Hotel Winter Activities
- Ski in the San Vito Ski Area.
Things to Know about Staying in Dolomites Hotels
1. Many hotels in the Dolomites require a minimum stay of three or four nights, especially during high season.
2. The best Dolomites hotels are concentrated in the province of South Tyrol.
3. Many hotels offer half board, where breakfast and dinner are included in the rate. If you’re traveling in shoulder-season/off-season, we highly recommend choosing a hotel with an on-site restaurant, or half-board offering.
4. Wellness and spa areas are almost always included. In our experience, you never have to pay an additional fee to use the hotel’s wellness area (saunas, pool, etc…).
5. Sauna areas are generally textile-free zones for adults only. Do not wear a bathing suit into the sauna. In dry saunas, make sure your body doesn’t touch the wood. Always place a towel beneath you. This is the most hygienic way “to sauna.”
6. Many Dolomites hotels offer exclusive hiking and biking tours for their guests. Most of these tours will be complimentary, though you may need to pay a fee, if there’s any extra equipment involved, etc…
7. There are Adults-Only hotels across the Dolomites. Here are some notable ones:
- Gartenhotel Voelser Hof Adults Only in Fié allo Sciliar, between Tires and Seis
- Chalet Hotel Hartmann – Adults Only in Ortisei, Val Gardena
- Alpin Garden Luxury Maison – Adults Only in Ortisei, Val Gardena
- Forestis Dolomites in Brixen
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Dolomites Trip Planning Essentials
When to Visit the Dolomites
Winter Season. For skiing and winter activities, the best time to visit is between mid/late December and March.
Summer and Fall Seasons. The best time to road trip and hike in the Dolomites is between mid-June and mid-September. If the weather is stable, the hiking season can easily continue until late October.
The easiest way to travel between hiking destinations in the Italian Dolomites is with your own car. Check out our 7-Day Dolomites Road Trip itinerary for trip inspiration.
We recommend using the Discovercars.com car rental reservation platform to search for and book car rentals. This easy-to-use booking platform compares car rental deals from 500+ trusted providers, so that you can choose the best option for your trip.
Tip: If you can only drive automatic transmission cars, as opposed to manual transmission cars (stick shift), book your car rental as early as possible.
Best Places to Stay
Figuring out where to stay in the Dolomites is probably the biggest hurdle to planning a trip to the Dolomites. We’ve created three guides to help you decide where to stay:
- Where to Stay in the Dolomites in Summer: best villages and towns in South Tyrol, Trentino and Belluno
- Dolomites Accommodation Guide: farm stays, mountain huts, wellness hotels, aparthotels
We suggest choosing 2-4 bases for your Dolomites trip and spending 2-4 nights in each base.
- Base 1: Val Gardena – Ortisei, Santa Cristina or Selva di Val Gardena
- Base 2: Val di Funes – Santa Maddalena
- Base 3: Alta Badia – Colfosco, Corvara, La Villa, San Cassiano, Bada, or La Val
- Base 4: Cortina d’Ampezzo
- Base 5: Alta Pusteria – Dobbiaco, San Candido, Sesto, Braies, Val Fiscalina
- Base 6: San Martino di Castrozza
- Base 7: Val di Fassa – Canazei, Campitello di Fassa, Vigo di Fassa, and more
What to See & Do
During your trip to the Dolomites, you can go via ferrata climbing, culinary hiking, hut to hut hiking, cycling, paragliding, and so much more. We’ve highlighted our favorite experiences in Best Things to Do in the Dolomites.
Wherever you decide to stay, you’ll be surrounded by glorious mountain scenery and incredible natural landmarks.
In Best Places to Visit in the Dolomites, we’ve outlined the most iconic attractions as well as lesser-known destinations across the Dolomites, including Alpe di Siusi, Val di Funes, Lago di Braies, Prato Piazza, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Lago di Sorapis, Lago Federa, Cadini di Misurina, Seceda, Baita Segantini, and the Adolf Munkel Trail to Geiserlalm.
Dolomites Hiking Guides
Hiking in the Dolomites is our passion. Year after year, we love discovering new trails and expanding our knowledge of the area. For day hiking, check out 25+ Best Day Hikes in the Dolomites. For trekking, take a look at our guide to Hut to Hut Hiking in the Dolomites and Alta Via 1.
For region-specific hiking trails, check out:
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