Hotel Monte Sella

  • The Dolomites, Italy, Kronplatz

  • 4

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Hotel Monte Sella is one of our favourite mountain hotels. It’s in a beautiful setting in San Vigilio di Marebbe. Nothing beats the warm welcome from Norbert and Cristina who go out of their way to make sure you have a great holiday.

Great location for walkers

The hotel's in a great location for walkers and cyclists wanting to get up onto the higher trails – the views alone are worth heading up for! Join one of the free guided walks with Norbert or take a short stroll with Cristina to get to know the local area. It's great to be shown around by people who know Kronplatz so well.

Soothing spa and delicious food

In the newer wing of the hotel there's a large spa with a wonderful indoor pool that has views across the gardens. Once you're suitably pampered, you'll be ready for some food - head to the dining room for some delicious dishes that have been made using fresh, local ingredients. We can't wait to see you there!

Added value

Free daily afternoon tea & cakes from 3pm - 6pm

Free weekly guided walk in the national park

Free summer holiday pass with free local public transport and discounts on tourist office events & excursions

Free weekly lunchtime barbecue on the mountain

Free short walk where you'll learn about local herbs

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

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

Free Guest Card allowing free use of most public buses and local trains in the Kronplatz and Alta Badia region


Kronplatz is the name of the mighty mountain that shares its name with the region beyond. Known as Plan de Corones in the local language of Ladin, there’s an array of ways to explore the valleys and peaks here, from footpaths to zip wires – as well as cable cars that put everything in easy reach. The village of San Vigilio di Marebbe welcomes visitors with mountain cuisine and cosy inns surrounded by pine woods, centuries-old farms and mountains. But, the wildest scenery lies just south, where Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park lays out the dramatic vistas the Dolomites are famous for – including the turquoise waters of Lago di Braies-Pragser Wildsee.

Family holidays in Kronplatz 

Holidays to Kronplatz and surrounding towns have lots to offer for families in the summer. Whether you're looking for a mountain adventure like the 40-metre-long marble run at the top of the mountain station or family friendly walks like the bread and butter trail. You can not only enjoy those incredible mountain views but find an activity to suit all ages of the family! There's of course action packed fun too like the summer tubing track for those adrenaline junkies or the Kron trampoline park to see those mountain views from even higher. Hike alpine paths in the Dolomites, zoom down zip lines, tackle the via ferrata course, take to the skies on a paraglider, or rocket through the bike park on its dedicated (and occasionally hair-raising) trails - you are simply spoilt for choice in Kronplatz for family fun! 

Mountain huts and mountain museums

Hiking paths lead into the rocky vistas of the Dolomites – or you can stick to a leisurely loop around Kronplatz, stopping at the mountain huts, viewpoints and museums en route. Messner Mountain Museum, Corones is the Space Age creation of architect Zaha Hadid and renowned local mountaineer Reinhold Messner. Duck inside the plateau-edge museum to learn all about the history of mountaineering in the Tyrol. Rifugio restaurants serve up mountain fare nearby, with energy-boosting menus of canederli bread dumplings and charcuterie boards piled high with smoked speck ham and herb-crusted cheese.

Welcome to Ladinia

It’s a good idea to learn a little of the three local languages if planning a holiday to Kronplatz. German is most widely spoken after the region’s stint under Austrian rule, but you’ll also hear Italian and Ladin, the original language of these once-remote mountain valleys. In fact, Kronplatz is a stronghold of Ladin culture – best experienced by staying in a valley village such as San Vigilio di Marebbe. Here, life revolves around the cobblestone village square, where a baroque church points its steeple to the sky. Chalet-like houses, hotels and restaurants line the streets, some adorned with wood carvings and serving Tyrolean favourites like crispy feies da soni potatoes and poppy seed pasta.

Into the wild: walking in the Fanes-Sennes-Braies and Puez Odle natural parks

There’s a wild world beyond Kronplatz. Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park stretches out to the south-east. It’s perhaps best-known for the Alta Via 1 – one of the most famous long-distance hikes in the Dolomites. Easier routes take you rambling past sheer mountain faces, and onwards through bright green pastures grazed by hardy cows, rocky, forested valleys, and mountain meadows awash with wildflowers. The walking opportunities here are endless! 

The neighbouring Puez Odle Natural Park is another great choice for wanderers who like their walks with a bit of drama. The unusual geology of the Dolomites is on full display here, including tunnel-like cleft mountains and towering limestone karsts. Keep your eyes on the skies – you might just spy a golden eagle gliding overhead.

Why book a summer holiday in Kronplatz 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 Kronplatz best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Kronplatz 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: 40
  • No. of floors: 4


The annex is adjacent to the main hotel building connected by an internal corridor. 

  • Official rating: 4


Classic Rooms are about 22-28m² and sleep two to four people (extra bed is a single sofa bed). They have an Art Nouveau style with warm wooden furniture.

Deluxe Rooms are about 29m² and sleep up to four people (extra bed is a double sofa bed).

Superior Rooms are more spacious at 39m² and sleep up to four people (extra bed is a double sofa bed). These rooms have a balcony with mountain views and are available on request, please call to book.

Classic Rooms for sole use are available on request, please call to book.

All rooms have:

  • Mountain views
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • Safe

Local fees and taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €3.70 per person per night is payable locally.


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 5
  • Access ramp: Yes
  • Airport transfer time: approx. 2 hours 30 mins from Innsbruck, 3 hours 45 mins from Venice, 3 hours 15 mins from Verona
  • 150 metres to the Centre of San Vigilio di Marebbe
  • 50 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • Indoor pool with whirlpool and panoramic windows that open out into the gardens
  • Free pool towels
  • Wellness centre with saunas, steam room, kneipp foot spa and relaxation areas (free to use)
  • Massages and beauty treatments (payable locally)
  • Free guided walks every week
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking Garage (payable locally)

Breakfast is served in the dining room, where you'll find everything you could want from freshly-baked bread to scrambled eggs. With half board you'll have four course evening meals, with choices, served in the beautiful Art Deco dining room. The menu's based around natural and organic products that are in-season and home-grown where possible. Once a week they hold a lunchtime barbecue on the mountain, too. 

There's a fantastic wine cellar here so don't forget to ask the sommelier for recommendations. The climate and rich soil of the South Tryol are perfect for the cultivation of wine and you'll find some lovely local labels to choose from. 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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per person from £1149
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03/08/2024 - 7 nights
4 adults
From Edinburgh
Half Board
Hotel Monte Sella
The Dolomites, Kronplatz
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