Hotel Cristallo

  • The Dolomites, Italy, Canazei

  • 3.5

    3.5 Rating

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Hotel Cristallo is very close to the centre of Canazei and has a lovely sunny spot with views of the mountains. This is a lovely family run hotel with more than 60 years experience in hosting guests and making their stay special.

Great location in central Canazei

Getting around from here is easy. It's in walking distance of the town square and Chiesetta della Madonna della Neve, the local church dating back to 1592. You can arrange a tour here and learn more about its history. For those wanting to get out and explore one of the many mountain walks available, you can either set off directly from the hotel or use the nearby Belvedere Gondola.

Relaxing spa facilities

After a long day's walk or if you fancy a day off from strenuous activities, the hotel's Romanesque Spa is the perfect place to unwind and have a bit of time for yourself. An indoor heated swimming pool with direct access to the garden, two saunas, sensory showers and a relaxation area are all at your disposal.

Added value

Free use of mountain bikes (subject to availability)

Inghams Guided Walks included from 10 Jun - 20 Sep (subject to availability)

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

Val Di Fassa card included for guests staying at selected hotels: includes discounts on tourist office walks and activities and free use of Trentino bus network

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team


Canazei (Cianacei in the local language of Ladin) is tucked amongst the sky-scraping peaks of Val di Fassa – including the Marmolada, the highest mountain in the Dolomites. Summer lifts winch hikers and cyclists up to the all-you-can-explore buffet of footpaths and mountain top via ferrata routes. Back in town, the pedestrian-friendly streets of Canazei make for a wonderful wander. Duck into inns and restaurants with elaborately carved wooden balconies and pick up souvenirs in farm and wine shops selling Ladin specialities unique to this once-isolated region.

Walking the Val di Fassa

Some of the most scenic footpaths in the Dolomites traverse Val di Fassa. Thankfully, having the fitness of a mountain goat isn’t always required. Sure, you can trek up Piz Boè, the highest mountain in the Sella group – or you can hop in the cable car to the top for walks without the calf ache. Lake Carezza is an hour’s bus ride away from Canazei – a fairy-tale lake that mirrors the spruce forests and mountains around. Take in its (often very popular) viewpoints before heading out onto the more family-friendly, peaceful paths beyond.

Giro d’Italia cycling country

Cable cars and mountain trails lead the way to the Pordoi Pass, where viewpoints offer incredible views over the Dolomites; and the 28 hairpin bends of the Giro d’Italia far, far below. In this region, cyclists can tackle the challenging climbs of the cols, weave through forests on the valley floor, and dive into bike park trails. Many of the cable cars welcome bikes on board, transforming the Marmolada, Sella and Sassolungo mountains into cycling routes for almost every ability.

Culture in Canazei: Ladin villages

Val di Fassa is one of the five Ladin valleys in northern Italy. Italian, German and English are all widely spoken here, but most townspeople name Ladin as their first language. Try “bun dé!” for hello and “giulan!” for thank you when exploring the more traditional mountain huts, bars and bakeries in town. These are the places to try Ladin specialities such as fig-filled cajoncie ravioli and the family favourite Tyrolean pancakes piled with blueberry jam. Festivals materialise all summer long too, including the Gran Festa d’istà – when people from all five Ladin valleys get together to celebrate with music, food and dance. The festivals are great for all age groups and a fantastic opportunity to get to know the local culture.

Summer mountain adventures for families

From orienteering and e-biking to easy hikes with cable car access – the mountains around Canazei are a great playground for families. Just don’t forget the actual playgrounds, like Fassa Park’s trampolines, paddling pools and bike hire centre. Dòlaondes is the place for zooming down waterslides and swimming in pools with wrap-around views of the Dolomites; along with a spa treatment or two for the grown-ups.

Why book a summer holiday in Canazei with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Canazei's best activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Canazei. Join a professional mountain guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Canazei include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 45
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 3.5


Standard Rooms are around 20m² and sleep up to four people (extra beds are either a single or double sofa bed). The spacious rooms are finished in a modern alpine style and have a balcony.

Single Rooms are around 18m². They do not have a balcony.

All rooms have:

  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • TV
  • Safe

Cots are available for €20 euro per day, payable locally. 

Local fees & taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. €2.50 per person per day is payable locally.


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
  • Airport transfer time: approx. 2 hours 30 mins by coach from Verona airport
  • 150 metres to the town centre
  • 10 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 50 metres to the supermarket 
  • 600 metres to the Belvedere gondola
  • Heated indoor pool with whirlpool (open Monday to Saturday from 3pm-7pm) (children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult when using the pool)
  • Spa with Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, bio-sauna, steam room, sensory shower & relaxation area (guests must be aged 16+ to use the spa) 
  • Children's games room
  • Pool towels are provided free of charge
  • Bike store
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking Garage (payable locally)

A breakfast buffet is served every morning with continental and hot cooked options. Dinner is a four course meal including a buffet of starters and salad. Once a week the hotel arrange a Trentino dinner where you can sample some great local cuisine.

The restaurant here serves up traditional Ladin dishes as well as national and international cuisine. It's all made with fresh produce and you can expect hearty and delicious mountain food. They have a wine cellar too with a large selection of traditional Trentino wines.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

Please let us know at the time of booking if you are a vegetarian. Other dietary requirements cannot be catered for. 

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per person from £859
Includes £400pp discount
08/06/2024 - 7 nights
4 adults
From Edinburgh
Half Board
Hotel Cristallo
The Dolomites, Canazei
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