We are 2 couples in our early 60's and stayed here 25Feb-4March 2006 for a skiing holiday. We liked it very much. Good location,quiet, but near enough to feel part of the bustling centre. Just round the corner are shops,bars & lights, & about a 10 min.stroll to the main square.The free ski bus ran through the town stopping at all the ski lifts, and there was a stop about 2 mins. walk away. The Spinale lift was the next stop, or it was walkable.(Get a bus timetable from the hotel)
We liked the ambience, alpine style, pale carved wood & marble, big tubs of geraniums in flower in the entrance, and various interesting decorative features.The bar/lounge area was spacious & there was also a television room, computer room & table tennis.
Our bedrooms were lovely, comfortable bed, plenty of storage, beautiful bathroom.Our travel agent had asked for adjacent rooms & the hotel apologised that they had therefore had to give us a room with high up windows from which we could only see the sky. It didn't really matter though. Our friends had a view but a shower only, no bath. (we had shower over bath)The hotel was full so we couldn't change rooms,so it's worth specifying when booking if you want a bath.
The delightful staff were unobtrusively friendly and always helpful. They spoke English but responded kindly in slow Italian to any attempts from the phrasebook.
We had half board & enjoyed the home cooked varied meals using local produce, and local wine. Breakfast was a buffet and offered meusli and another cereal, two types of yogurt, ham, cheeses, two types of bread, a toaster, eggs to boil, croissants, jams, a huge jar of Nutella, and various delicious-looking cakes & pastries(which we didn't try). Dinner was 4 courses, we were asked to choose from an English language menu the night before. there was no choice of starter which was always delicious & vegetarian.Then there was a choice of 3 items for the next course, soup/pasta/rice dish. Then a further choice of 3 meat/fish/cheese dishes. There was always a salad bar to add to the meal. Dessert was a choice of fresh fruit/ice cream/dessert of the day.The portions catered for hearty skiers appetites ( we usually had to leave some to be able to move afterwards).
The hotel was immaculately clean throughout.
There was a ski & boot storage room where we could lock up our skis, and boot 'pegs' over heaters. The boot storage was full when we were there so we took our boots to our rooms to dry out.
Most of the other guests were Italian, with a few English people.There were some families(it was half term in Italy)
One evening a keyboard player was brought in, and the barman's encouragement to dance was responded to with gusto by the Italian guests,who insisted that everyone joined in & if anyone wanted to sing that was rapturously received too.
A Turkish bath & jacuzzi was available for 5 Euros, & our friend would have liked to use it, but on investigating found it small & lacking in ambience so she was disappointed. She was told by the owner that the hotel is planning to build a new wellness centre for next year though.She was also disappointed that the decorative log fire in the bar was not lit and was told that it smoked too much. The hotel was very warm but she would have liked a real fire.
We enjoyed our stay at the Bonapace very much & are thinking of going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The exquisite Hotel Bonapace - 3 STARS - has been one of the first hotels built in Madonna di Campiglio area since 1890. Hotel Bonapace has always been family owned and operated providing the highest level of personnel care and service.Located in the quiet part of the village, close to a small lake, just a short walk to Mont Spinale cable car, the village center and an easy access to hiking trails equipped with refuges. ... more less
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