My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel from 16-23 March through Crystal Ski and thoroughly enjoyed it.
It took about 2 hours to get to the resort from Verona airport on a small minibus transfer. The hotel itself is located in a quiet area outside of the main Madonna Di Campiglio resort, a 5 minute walk (in ski boots) to the Groste gondola station or the chair lift opposite (you can ski back to the hotel from the slopes as well) and is a downhill 20 minutes walk to the main town.
The hotel run a shuttle for a few hours in the morning and afternoon into early evening to run guests to the lifts in the town and back to the hotel every 30 minutes, which was handy as we didn’t fancy the uphill walk back to the hotel! Alternatively ski bus 1 takes you to the Groste gondola from the town (there are many ski bus stops) and bus 2 takes you from the Groste gondola into town and is included in your lift pass.
The hotel itself is very nice, an old grand Italian hotel with large reception and bar areas, with beautiful views over the slopes and mountain from the restaurant, rooms and swimming pool. The free WiFi worked great throughout the hotel and in the room, and I particularly liked the afternoon tea that was served in the bar on occasions!
We stayed in a room on the first floor in the new wing, which was huge and I have never seen so much storage in a hotel room before - it had a walk in wardrobe!!
Our room faced the slopes which was lovely to wake up to, it had a huge bed, seating area, lots of draws (and the walk in wardrobe), balcony, ample size bathroom with a small bath and free toiletries and the room had a free safe. There isn’t any tea and coffee making facilities, so perhaps bring a travel kettle!
The walls are rather thin, so if you’re a light sleeper, bring some earplugs!
We had half board during our stay and were given a set table to dine at throughout the week, which had lovely views of the slopes!
Breakfast was great, lots of continental options, smoothie making machine, a small hot food area serving sausages, eggs and vegetables, they also had a good gluten free section.
The evening meals were a bit hit and miss, you certainly won’t go hungry by any means, but some meals were better than others. There was a great antipasti buffet selection with a couple of soup options, then you chose from 2 pasta dishes and 2-3 main dishes, followed by a buffet style desert (they did a chocolate fountain one evening!)
Drinks weren’t too expensive, €4 for a small glass of wine, €3 for a coke, €5 for a large beer, ask for a jug of tap water for the table as this is free rather than paying for bottled water. Bottles of wine started from €15 and can be carried over to the next night if you don’t drink it all.
We paid to use the spa and pool for the week at a cost of €60 per person (€30 for just the pool) you can hire robes for €10 and caps for the pool for €2.50 or you can bring your own, remember your flip flops as well - they will give you towels at the spa reception.
The pool was lovely, great view over the slopes, it was a nice temperature and had lots of jets massage areas, plus sun loungers.
The spa area was in a separate room and was brilliant, it had a jacuzzi, 2 saunas, steam room, experience showers, plunge pool and a relaxation room with herbal tea and water.
We had a back and legs sports massage whilst we were there costing €40 euros for 30 minutes and it was fabulous, highly recommend!
Overall we had a wonderful stay at this hotel, it had everything we wanted plus a great view, we would highly recommend it if you’re looking for a hotel slightly out of the main resort.