Lovely hotel, good base for cycling/skiing/hiking
Posted Jul 5, 2016
Very nice hotel, would be very happy to stay again. Stayed for the Maratona Dles Dolomiti on the 1st weekend in July.
Stayed half board - we arrived late on the first night and they'd kept some dinner for us in our room - great! On request they'd prepared a packed breakfast the night before the Maratona - again superb. The food was all top quality too - for evening meals there was a large buffet for starters, then a choice of 3 options for 1st and 2nd courses, and a big list of desserts too.
Did the Maratona Dles Dolomiti on the Sunday, Passo Gardena was open 1st thing in the morning and it took c.35-40min to drive over the pass then down to the lift station at Colfosco. From the lift station it was only c.5min ride down the hill to Corvara and c.15min to the start line at La Villa. The lift station at Colfosco only cost 4EUR to park all day - well worth it, I think it's as close to the start & finish line as you can get AND be able to drive in & out when you need to.
Really nice pool and small fitness room too, there's a spa though I didn't try that.
Hotel Antares is also a great location for skiing / hiking / cycling, being right by the road up to the Sella Ronda and only 2-3 minutes walk to the Ciampinoi gondola. There's easy access to other lifts with the bus, plus several apres-ski bars and restaurants, and 5 min walk to the town centre. Marked walking trails also go from right by the hotel.