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“Super Hotel for skiing in Arabba”

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Festungshotel Al Forte
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Arabba
Certificate of Excellence
Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
“Super Hotel for skiing in Arabba”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

Beautiful hotel and rooms, clean, nice atmosphere, scenic surrounds.
Not for ski-out-ski-in located 3.4 kilometers downhill from the skilifts/pists in Arabba - covered, however, by super hotel buss service.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Choose room with balcony - the mountain view from ours was fantastic
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Just come back from skiing holiday with Neilson staying at Al Forte hotel, which is 3km down the road from Arabba. Great area for skiing and although I had some concerns about not being right on the slopes the minibus service was very good and even took you to whichever lift you wanted to get to. Staff were friendly, food was good, room was spacious, great view from balcony, beds comfortable, quiet at night. Only two very small gripes - no tea making facilities, maybe you don't get these in Italian hotels; and lights in main hotel are switched on by motion detectors at night, so was difficult to read at night when you don't want to disturb your room mate. Would definitely go there again.

Room Tip: We were in Room 20 which was a Room with Balcony on the south side and the side away from the road.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

This beautiful and old hotel is located in a really nice area of the Italian mountains and very close to the famous sky resort of Cortina di Ampezzo.
We stay for just one night because was in our way to the trip we planned on the north of Italy, Slovenia and west of Croatia.
We enjoyed each minute we were there mainly due to the attention and cooperation we received from Guido, the owner.
We stay in Italy and the other countries mentioned for about 21 days and in about 13 different hotels. in our opinion Guido provided the best attention we received in all the hotels we stayed.
The hotel is really nice, comfortable and clean. The price was very competitive, it worth any penny we paid for it and much more. The rooms are well designed and the full lay out of the hotel is amazing. It has plenty of parking space also. The view around was also excellent and situated in a very quite location.
It was also the best breakfast we have during our vacations. The tower building, a old fortification from the 1900th was impressive and very well conditioned to serve the actual hotel purposes.
In our opinion this hotel is highly recommend.

Room Tip: I believe all rooms are good with a very nice view of the near mountains. Our view was very good.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

We spent 4 days at this hotel. We had the junior suite and it was really, really nice. It was super clean and beautiful. The buildning was very special, old and nice. We were though very disappointed at the food at the restaurant. The SPA area were really cosy. The hotel is situated 5 min from Arabba centre and the ski slopes. There are skis buses running by the hotel in the morning and the afternoon. It works but we felt a bit stucked, there are no possibilities to take a walk in the evening for example.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Elena S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Festungshotel Al Forte, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Thank you very much for choosing our Hotel Al Forte for your stay in Arabba and for writing your opinion. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed the hotel and you find the room very nice but we are very sorry to know that the food did not fully satisfied you. The restaurant is one of our strengths and we receive many compliments about it but we can understand that not everyone is the same and it is not always easy to satisfy all.
If you had presented other needs we have done our best to meet them.
We hope to have the possibility to host you again for a new stay and take the occasion to exten d our best regards.
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Yokneam, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

The good
Reception was fast and we got the rooms, which were great, very clean, with everything in place.
Breakfast was as expected, although I had better in a three stars hotels.
I would recommend the service in the restaurant as it was exceptional.
The chef was kind enough to prepare simple food for the children.

The bad
Welness center is open for two hours which is overlapping dinner time.
We took the "half pension" option, which means we got a prefixed, poor menu.
The food was "okay", not bad, but definitely did not deserve a "chef" prepared title.

The ugly
We reserved two rooms, one for double occupuncy and a quadruple room which cost more than double (!)
It was a standard sized room, just like the first one with an additional metal bunk bed.
Very disappointing, I would not call it anything less than plain greedy.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Elena S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Festungshotel Al Forte, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Thank you very much for choosing our Hotel Al Forte for your stay in Arabba and for expressing your detailed opinion in this useful website.
We would like to thank you for all the compliments addressed to the fast check in, to the cleaning of the room and the restaurant service.
Moreover we would like to focus on some of your negative aspects you listed in oder to clarify something more :
- the wellness center is open from 15:30 to 19:30 and not just for 2 hours;
- we remember that you booked for two rooms (1 double and 1 quadruple) , one B&B and one HB; the half board allows the guest to choose between 5 different menù and it's high quality food;
- of course a quadruple room costs more than a double one because the service is different; the difference is not only in the size.
We hope there will be a new occasion in the future to host you again and take the occasion to extend our best regards!
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

We stayed in Festungshotel Al Forte in May 2013 for roadcycling in the Dolomites. The roads and Passes around Arabba are all very picturesqe and thereforea heaven on earth for cyclists.

If you would like to stay in a hotel from which you could to walk in to the centre of the village, this is not the case.The road to the village (that is 4km from the hotel) is very busy and without a sidewalk.

The hotel is full of character. The Room was very nice and clean. From the balcony we could enjoy in the views over the mountines. The Wi-Fi access is not for free. You have to pay 1 eur for 3 days. Unfortunately we couldn't enjoy in the Wellness becouse the facilityes were rather small and therefore very busy. The fee for sandals and bathrobes is 8 eur/person and the whirlpool costs aditional 8 eur/person.

We signed up for the 1/2 board option and were not disappointed. The restaurant (in the old fort part of the hotel) serves up wonderful food in beauitful surroundings. The waiter in the restaurant and the waitress in the bar work constantly to make you feel welcome. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming.

For cyclists there is an underground room to store your bike securely in.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Elena S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Festungshotel Al Forte, responded to this review, 6 June 2013
Thank you so much for your kind review about our Hotel Al Forte. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in Arabba and that you could appreciate the rooms, the spectacular view offered by the rooms, the spotless.
We also would like to thank you for the compliments to the staff and to the restaurant: our main goal is to let feel our guest like at home.
We just would clarify some aspects of your review:
- the hotel is just 2,9 km from Arabba and not 4;
- there are some sidewalk to reach the center, please next time ask info to the reception and they will show you;
- the wifi connection is always for free;
- next time, we would like to reccomend you to book a Junior Suite or a Suite in order to enjoy the free sandals and bathrobes and whirlpool.
Thank you again and best regards.
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

Lovely hotel. 4* quality. So clean, comfortable beds, massive bathroom. We were in a spacious room for three people. We had a lovely view from our balcony.
The staff were all very friendly and welcoming and couldn't do enough to help us. The waiter has a particularly good dry sense of humour.
I didn't use the spa as 1) we were busy sightseeing and 2) I was with my daughter and it was full of men, however it looked very nice. On a previous trip my husband used it and rates it highly. Like a grotto with lots of candles.
We were half board and enjoyed delicious self serve breakfasts (the coffee was good despite coming from a machine - not your usual kind of machine.) There were cold meats, cheeses, donuts, croissants, yoghurt, fruit as well as scrambled eggs and bacon. In the evening we enjoyed two delicious 3 course meals from the set menu. Large portions. There is also an A la carte menu.
We spent a lot of time in the bar too. No cocktails although on the menu but a good gin and tonic. Drinks come with bowl of nibbles.
Highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay there again. My husband after two visits rates it even higher than me.

For cyclists there is an underground room to store your bike securely in.

Room Tip: I should all rooms are great.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Elena S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Festungshotel Al Forte, responded to this review, 6 June 2013
It's a big pleasure reading your kind message about our Hotel Al Forte and we are very happy to know that our hotel satisfied all your needs and offered all the services necessary to spend a nice holiday.
We would like to thank you for the beautiful words about the staff, the hotel and the restaurant.
We do our best to let our guest feel like at home and it's a big joy to receive reply.
We look forward from seeing you again for a new holiday in Arabba and wish you all the best.
Kind Regards.
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Additional Information about Festungshotel Al Forte

Property: Festungshotel Al Forte
Address: Localita Pezzei 66, 32020 Arabba, Livinallongo del Col di Lana, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Belluno > Livinallongo del Col di Lana > Arabba
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa
Hotel Style:
#1 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Arabba
#4 Spa Hotel in Arabba
#5 Family Hotel in Arabba
#8 Romantic Hotel in Arabba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Festungshotel Al Forte 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Arabba, small and quiet paradise of the Dolomites, Hotel Al Forte looks like the ideal place for those looking for a peaceful, relaxing and calming holiday.The romantic, family and harmonious atmosphere will accompany you during the entire stay.It is the ideal place for lovers of sport and wellness, for those traveling alone or with friends, families or groups of friends. Immerse yourself in a relaxing stay, away from everyday life, where you can rediscover the pleasure of the senses and the palate.The pristine and healthy alpine nature will be your frame and make you feel like in a dream.Hospitality, good food, family and relaxation await you. ... more   less 
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