Dolomites: Castelrotto or Ortisei

Jan 30th, 2005, 07:00 PM
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Dolomites: Castelrotto or Ortisei

We are planning two weeks self-drive in Northern Italy during early May. We will have three nites at Dolomites area,we are choosing between Castelrotto or Ortisei as our base to stay. Please advice. Any recommend of the nice hotel would be appreciate.
chainana is offline  
Jan 31st, 2005, 04:04 AM
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Chainana - Castelrotto and Ortisei are only 20 mins. apart and they are both excellent choices - so really you can't go wrong with either.

What's your hotel budget?
For value-for-money I can recommend:


Hotel Zum Wolf


Hotel Garni Snaltnerhof

Hotel Villa Park

For a complete list and details of hotels in Ortisei go to:

For Castelrotto:

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

Steve_James is offline  
Jan 31st, 2005, 04:09 AM
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High above these two towns is the glorious Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm. I suggest that you look into staying there...
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Jan 31st, 2005, 01:48 PM
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We have stayed in Castelrotto about 1/2 dozen times and love it. IMO, the 2 towns arevery different with Ortesei being much larger. For some reason, we have never really warmed up to Ortisei-certainly doesn't mean it is a bad town. We just may have been in a bad mood when we were there. My vote would be for Castellrotto - very small and quaint.
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Jan 31st, 2005, 05:30 PM
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As usual, Steve is right on. The Zum Wolf is the best value in the area in a village that is magical.
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