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CASTELROTTO - Dolomite drives and excursions ... for Kfusto

Aug 20th, 2007, 04:53 AM
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Hi Steve,

The hotel you recommended would have been perfect for a short stay. Since we are staying 4-7 days, my husband would prefer to stay in a hotel with halfboard and the kids (9 + 12) would like a small indoor swimming pool. My mother is also coming along as well as two other couples. And I'm the one that needs to find a hotel.

So here's my question: Do you know of a hotel that's less than 60 Euros per night/person that would fit the above requirements? It could be in Val Gardena or Castelrotto.

Thanks for any recommendations!
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Aug 21st, 2007, 01:45 AM
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Schuler - Just looking through my Ortisei brochure, most hotels with a swimming pool are in the 4* category - so may be above your budget.

Here are some links:












You can find the complete Ortisei hotels catalogue on:


Hotel Villa Park (- where I stay) is just across the road from Ortisei's Mar Dolomit swimming pool:

It's near the village centre - so there are several restaurants nearby.

Let me know if I can be of more help ...

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Aug 21st, 2007, 03:23 AM
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P.S. Just to add ... most of the above hotels (- apart from Genziana) are not in the village centre.

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Aug 22nd, 2007, 01:49 AM
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hi, schuler,

why half-board? it so limits your choice of meals, unless you are in a "better" hotel which then would be more expensive.

Given your numbers, how about an apartment - lots of those in the area, I think. Alternatively, go for a "hotel garni" - means breakfast only.

regards, ann

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Aug 22nd, 2007, 07:18 AM
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That's why I prefer B&B - then I can eat somewhere different every night

I think it might be difficult to find half-board plus swimming pool under €60.

Some hotels have special offers for a week's stay in October, though - you might be lucky ...

It might be worth contacting individual hotels - or Ortisei Tourist Office:

Tourist Office Val Gardena
e-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +39 0471 777 777

Good luck

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Aug 22nd, 2007, 07:38 AM
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Hi Steve and Ann,

Good ideas from you both. We are looking at halbpension because we don't want to cook and we don't want to try different restaurants. We have done apartments before and loved it but this time we want to pamper ourselves by having a glass of wine and a shot of grappa while our kids (12 & 9) are in their room or at the playground. A sauna or pool would be nice after hiking too. Of course, pampering ourselves mean higher costs but rooms are less pricier this time of year.

Your recommendations mean a lot to me because I know you're specialists. I've been looking at:

Hotel Angelo: Wonderful pool and wellness area, great reviews but a bit pricey.

Hotel Rodes: Right price but old furniture. Not sure on that one.

Hotel Alpenroyal: Seems the Germans love this place. It's in Kastelruth so I'm still debating.

I've started a list of pros and cons before making a selection. I'm sure once I make a decision, that particular hotel will be booked but then I'll just go down the list.

Thanks for all your help. I'll let you know what we've finally decided.
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Aug 23rd, 2007, 06:51 AM
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The Alpenroyal looks good Schuler, doesn't it? Castelrotto would be convenient if you plan hiking in the Alpe di Siusi.

Other hotels with pool in the Castelrotto area are:


















Let us know which one wins

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Sep 26th, 2007, 11:47 PM
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Hi Steve,

Just wanted to let you know that after a lot of "hin und her", I made Hotel Albion my first choice. Alas, they were already booked so we are now off to Hotel Rodes. The swimming pool and the review on the nice service made it my second choice. As well as the price, of course.

Thanks for all your help. It looks like we'll have nice weather next week. Hope my Mom likes it up there too. Maybe she'll meet some sexy elderly Tiroleon who will take her dancing to Kastelruth Spatzen music.
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Sep 27th, 2007, 11:32 PM
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Hi Schuler - I hope you have a lovely holiday in one of my favourite parts of Italy. Do post back after your trip

'Kastelruth Spatzen?' Has your mother got some leiderhosen?
They'll have her on stage dancing with the band

Buon viaggio!

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Sep 28th, 2007, 09:38 AM
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hi, Steve,

as they say in that part of Italy -

"Gute Reise".

regards, ann
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Oct 6th, 2007, 02:29 PM
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Hi, Steve, Thanks for all your posts on the Dolomites. We just returned from the area where we spent two nights in Castelrotto at the Zum Wolf (second time there), a great moderate priced hotel. Alpi di Siusi was shrouded in clouds so we took a short hike up from the hotel before the rain started. We had taken along a print out of your recommended drives but could do only one due to the rain/fog/cloud cover. We drove the Sella Pass and Gardena Pass route and even though the visibility wasn't the greatest, we were able to enjoy some good scenery. We encountered a snowstorm brewing at Gardena Pass which was a thrill for us southerners who seldom see snow. There was already about a 3" accumulation on the ground and trees, creating a winter wonderland. We didn't tarry long since we worried about possible slick roads, but what a thrill! We also spent two nights in the Sudtirol/Ritten area near Oberbozen. Hikes there are easy and scenic and we highly recommend the Hotel Lichtenstern www.lichtenstern.it. Their half board rate is good and the food excellent. Just wanted to say "thanks" again for all your information and itineraries.
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Oct 6th, 2007, 10:01 PM
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Hi Kay - Thanks for your post Zum Wolf is great value, isn't it?

I'm sorry you didn't have good weather - it's always the luck of the draw up there, unfortunately. (I've been caught in snow in June before now ...)

Hope the snow's still there when I go. It's unbelievably beautiful in winter ...

Hey - start planning your next trip

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