Superb setting, really good and friendly service, excellent food, only problem was that we shared a dorm with a snorer so sleep quality was poor but that wasn't the fault of the refuge.
The shared showers were good and clean. I hadn't really expected hot water so was pleasantly surprised. The bunks were comfy. A towel was provided for showering and there was shower gel in the shower.
Breakfast was good, for the altitude! Dinner was superb - the best quality food of the week.
I would definitely stay here again and hope that we could book a private room because I need my sleep when skiing!
The view is fantastic and watching the sun set from the terrace was very enjoyable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Paola and Sandrone take turns at cooking, and are well known for their extremely refined cuisine, to be enjoyed on their wide terrace with its incredible view of the Civetta and the Marmolada and is easy to reach on foot, on skis (Lagazuoi 5 Torri ski area) or by taking the Giau chair lift; it is at the hub of many excursions and routes for skiers and is a popular stop along the Alta Via No. 1. But if you're looking for a touch of romanticism, you can enjoy a dinner in one of the refuges, going up on a motor sledge and with a nocturnal descent. There is the possibility to stay overnight. After extensive renovations, the Averau refuge re-opens with a brand new mansard offering delightful double bedrooms in the loft with views to the Civetta and the Marmolada, or to the Tofana di Rozes. For groups, the refuge offers dormitory style rooms with 6 or 10 beds. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rifugio Averau Italy/Veneto