Selva is full of beautiful looking hotels in a chocolatebox-pretty town. Wonderful views everywhere so it was difficult making a choice from the Ingham's brochure. We went for the Tyrol because the food was recommended, and we were so pleased we did so.
Our flight to Verona was delayed and we arrived at 1.00am, to be met by a charming member of staff who offered us plates of cold meats, cheeses and drinks. That soothed us nicely. Our room was massive and done out in Tryolean style. There was a load of space (no walking sideways to get to bed or bumping into things) and cupboard, shelf and drawer space galore. The bathroom was equally large so we felt that we could actually live there as opposed to pass through. We had a balcony that looked over to another hotel so it did not have a great view but we used it for reading after a hard days walking.
The room was cleaned and tidied during breakfast and the turned down during dinner. One of the many extras was the linen sheet that placed at the side of the bed so when you ease yourself out of bed in the morning your feet are on linen rather than the carpet.
Breakfast was a super buffet and dinners were first class every night. Don't miss the Gala evenings on Sundays and Wednesdays with an aperitif and extra special buffet. The 5 course menu always had surprises and delights. The Chateaubriand steak with Bearnaise sauce was to die for. I cannot praise the staff too highly.
The location was perfect for us. About 5-7 minutes to the town centre and bus stops, less than 5 minutes to the covered centre where there are concerts and films. Walk out the gate, turn left and immediate left again, a few minutes up hill and you are on a path through a meadow going towards the Vallunga valley. Brilliant!
My only concern about the Tyrol and Selva is that they have spoiled me for everywhere else. Picture post card scenery, clean everywhre, no graffiti, wonderful walks, spectacular hotel and food. Not a corporate place in sight - no KFCs, Macdonalds, Holiday Inns or any of that lot, just family run businesses.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alpine Style: The Tyrol Hotel is an experience in itself The idyllic scene impresses. A life amidst the impressive surroundings of the Gardena Dolomites, the green pastures, the dazzling mountain lakes and shady forests at the foot of the Sella and Sassolungo ... all this is reflected in the nature of its inhabitants. It is this uniqueness that we would like to share with our guests. After its opening in1996 the Tyrol Hotel set new standards for the valley - in comfort, in aesthetics and in elegance. The hotel was built in the traditional Gardena style in which wood, being a natural and traditional building material and design element, plays a main role. The custom-made 50 rooms in elegant, cozy Gardena style were inspired by the fluctuations within the wonderful nature that surrounds us. Untreated wood becomes a design product. Elaborate floor plans, warm colors, luxurious fabrics are combined with modern, contemporary furnishings. The large windows and balconies bring the splendor of the landscape into the bright rooms. All this for your precious holiday. We want you to feel extremely comfortable at the Tyrol Hotel. Elegance, warmth, finesse in all rooms: elaborately decorated solid wood at the entrance, in the halls and lounges, precious stones and mosaics in the spa area, elegantly designed outdoor patios and surrounding grounds. Lots of space for body and soul. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Tyrol Val Gardena, Italy