I stayed in this hotel for a skiing holiday with my teenage son. New part of the hotel is impeccable, very stylish and comfortable. The SPA located there is also very nice. What I find odd though is that they do not provide bathrobes for use while in the hotel; one can be obtained on request, but you'll be charged for it. I never experienced this in any other hotel - it seems to me that in a hotel with a SPA a bathrobe in the room should be a norm.
The front (older) building will obviously have to be brought to the same visual standard as the new part of the hotel, as this way it is somewhat strange to wander between hip and stylish and purely traditional Tyrolean sections that have nothing in common.
The food is OK and plentiful, but I found the menu rather unimaginative and was totally disappointed with the fact that they did not make their own pasta. In Italy, this is what you get in every rifugio on the slopes; to have industrial pasta served in such a venue is below standard in my opinion. Ah, and don't expect the waiters to pour you wine once they deliver the bottle to the table. You'll have to help yourself.
All in all, this is a place I recommend for its location, comfort and owner's hospitality. Having seen the investment in the new part of the hotel it is obvious the owners have ambitions to make this hotel stand out in San Cassiano. Attention to service and cuisine would greatly improve their chances for further success.
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- The Dolomites Hotel La Fradora, in Alta Badia, offers its guests a magical stay in the charming setting of the Dolomite mountains as well as the warm, professional welcome that only an elegant and comfortable hotel can offer. Large, light and airy rooms, tastefully furnished in modern alpine style, convey to our guests all of the cool calmness and serenity of the silent Dolomite peaks. ... more less
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