The location is key for the Hotel Olimpia; close to the Faloria gondola to maximise your time on the slopes, and resort centre - perfect for a stroll in the evenings!
- Bed and Breakfast
- Central location and easy walk to the ski lifts
- Family run & friendly staff
- Small wellness area for a hot tub or sauna session
Good value accommodation in the popular resort of Cortina. All rooms and public areas are decorated in traditional mountain design. The small wellness area has a hot tub and Finnish sauna that's set at around 80 degrees so you'll be soothing out those aches in no time. It's very clean, welcoming and the staff are great - it's family run after all. If you're looking for a decent price, clean and comfortable hotel you can't go wrong with the Olimpia.
LocationRight in the centre of Cortina, the Hotel Olimpia is metres from the main pedestrianised street and only 350m from the Faloria gondola. Cortina's bars, boutiques and restaurants surround the hotel making the Olimpia a perfect bolt hole in this picturesque town. The ski bus also stops close by if you want to make your way to any of the other base lifts in the ski area.
All rooms have a TV with sky digital service, WiFi and a hairdryer in the bathroom as well as bathroom products.
Standard single rooms - Single rooms have a single bed and en suite with a shower (sleeps 1)
Standard room - Standard rooms have either a double or twin beds and an en suite with either a shower or a bath (sleeps 2)
Comfort room - Comfort rooms have twin beds which can be pushed together. The bathroom has a shower and bathtub (sleeps 2)
- Breakfast room
- Hot tub
- WiFi corner - not throughout the whole hotel
- Ski storage room
- Car parking - additional fee
MealsBed and breakfast
Cortina is one of the top Italian ski destinations and sits in the same exclusivity bracket as Courchevel, St Moritz and Lech/Zurs. This is where affluent Italians head and is the location of many a second home. But why is it so highly regarded? There is some of the most awesome scenery anywhere in the ski world, with great ambience in a classically Italian context, with shops, cafés, restaurants and hotels to rival the very best. Cortina is also a genuinely pretty town, with lots of activities for non-skiers. This is indicated by the fact that two out of every three Italian visitors don't even ski…
On the skiing and boarding side of things, there are superb, well-groomed pistes for beginners and intermediates, but experts will find less to challenge them. The pistes are fairly uncrowded except on holidays and, if being on the snow is your major priority, get up early to dodge the late-starter brigade.
The downside? It's expensive, although not as bad as other 'top' resorts. But perhaps the biggest criticism is the ski domain itself. It's split into three separate areas and accessed by overcrowded buses, while the lift system is old and slow. Snow can be unreliable, so the season is shorter and this reduces off-piste opportunities for better skiers/boarders. Boarders will find a specialist park and half-pipe catering only to them. Some visitors may well dislike the overriding chic of the resort. This is especially noticeable when the fur coat gang take their early evening stroll, serenaded by the glorious symphony of the local bird – 'mobilius phonicus major'. But if you want to see how the richer Italians do 'the Alpine scene', this is the best place to see it. If you want more skiing, you can always take a day trip to the Sella Ronda…