My wife and I stayed at the Oswald for four nights as part of an independent motoring holiday shared with a stay at Riva. We have been to Selva before - about 11 years ago but stayed at a different hotel.
We booked an upgraded room which was spacious but slightly dated in decor. It was at the front and we found we couldn't have the window open at night because of traffic noise. Without airconditioning the room got rather warm and we didn't sleep particularly well. I am sure rooms at the back would be better although on that side of the hotel there is a largish stream so noise might be an issue there. However, to sit on the balcony and see the world going by on the high street was a bonus.
As other reviewers have said, the food was superb. Consequently we had a tendency to over eat (we were on half board) and we started to miss one course. The courses weren't large, just numerous and excellent! The hotel had an large wine list although probably €20 was the bottom end in the price range. The dining room in decor was rather formal and the staff smart and professional. The staff were very amiable behind the formal front.
We found breakfast ok but no hot courses during our four days. Plenty of pastries and the like but no sausages and so on. We didn't miss them.
If you come by car, be prepared to use the covered carpark. It costs €5/day but otherwise the free parking is limited to about half a dozen spaces.
Overall -yes we would go back again although Selva itself is a bit limited unless you are a very energetic walker. We paid €80 per person per night and this seemed good value, particularly in comparison with Riva.
Hot tip: dont buy paracetamol in Selva - €5.90 for 10 from the pharmacy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4 star Hotel Oswald is the perfect place for an unforgettable holiday in Val Gardena! It’s situated in the centre of Selva at 1536 m altitude, surrounded by the Dolomites, which have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Oswald Val Gardena, Italy