Piccolo Hotel Claudia

  • The Dolomites, Italy, Plan de Corones

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Elizabeth, Carlo and Claudia describe their hotel as ‘small and individual’. They’ve ran Piccolo Hotel Claudia in Plan de Corones for the past twenty years, tending to their guests every need to create a beautiful home away from home. It’s in a quiet part of the village of San Vigilio di Merebbe, on the border of the woods.

The hotel itself is nicely decorated. It has a classic mountain lodge feel with fresh modern touches. They’ve thought about the detail here - in the rooms the floors are made from the local fir wood and the curtains are made by artisans in the region. It’s a great base for those after an active holiday with loads of opportunity for hiking, climbing, mountain biking and e-biking, all on your doorstep. The Pedagà-Piz de Plaies cable car is just 80 metres from the property, which takes you up to the Cianross summit – enjoy the jaw dropping views of the peaks from up here.

After all of these activities it’s nice to be able to come back to relax at the hotel. The small wellness centre is a good way to soothe any achy muscles. In the evening you'll have a lovely dining experience in the restaurant, where they use local, organic ingredients. The menu has been carefully thought out by the owners and they’re proud to use family recipes that have been passed down through the generations. 

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes by coach from Innsbruck airport.

Added value

Holiday Pass: Access to free local transport & discounts on tourist office activities in summer 2022 (provided by hotel)

Free nights available between 18 Jun - 05 Aug & 20 Aug - 20 Sep 22 (min 7 night stay)

Free weekly guided excursions in Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park

Free daily afternoon tea, coffee and cake from 3.30pm - 5 pm

  • No. of rooms: 15
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 3


Comfort Rooms are about 25m² and sleep up to four people (extra beds are single beds). They’re decorated with the wood of the local silver fir trees and have a fresh, bright and modern mountain lodge feel. Facilities include a balcony, sofa, TV, safe, mini fridge, shower and a hairdryer.

Superior Rooms have more space at 30m².

Suite Aurora is about 38m², sleeps up to four people and has a balcony. Its made up of a double bedroom plus separate lounge area with double sofa bed. This room is available on request, please call to book. 

Comfort Rooms for Sole Use are available for sole use on request, please call to book.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 5
  • Access ramp: No
Plan de Corones

Plan de Corones (Kronplatz) is on the edge of Fanes-Sennes-Prags National Park where you can enjoy relaxing walks in nature. Don’t forget your camera to capture the wildlife! Those looking for something more adrenalin pumping can hit the downhill bike trails or take to the sky on Europe’s longest zip line.

What to see on a Plan de Corones holiday

With three nature parks in the surrounding area, the walking doesn’t get much better. Terrain is varied with forest paths, mountain trails and grassy fields. There are loads of hidden lakes to find including the shimmering, emerald Lago di Bràies-Pragser Wildsee. Don’t miss the Owl Park! Discover the different species in the region as well as birds of prey like golden eagles. Explore the traditional Ladin village of San Vigilio di Marebbe, where you'll find interesting little shops, cafés and restaurants. 

Discover more things to do in the Dolomites.

Why book a holiday in Plan de Corones with Inghams

All our hotels are in great locations in the centre of San Vigilio di Merebbe, perfect for accessing the hiking and cycling trails and exploring the local surroundings. We make sure your holiday is in safe hands.

Things to Do

Things to see and do in Plan de Corones 

Plan de Corones sits below Mount Kronplatz. The unique flat top mountain is perfect for a family day out exploring the area. Keep an eye out for wildlife on the way up in the gondola. At the top there’s a farm where the Tibetan highland yaks are always posing for a photo.

A visit to the Messner Mountain Museum is a must. In this space-like building carved into the rock side you can learn all about Reinhold Messner, the extreme climber and mountaineer. Exhibits include the science of glaciers and the history of the local people. 

Food & drink 

The region’s famous for its food with influences from Italy, Austria and Switzerland. Be sure to try delicious local food like canederli (bread dumplings) with local speck ham and cheese. Alpine huts dotted around the mountains are some of the best places to immerse yourself in the local food scene. They’re also the perfect spot for a cool beer or refreshing glass of wine. 


Mountain biking is massive in the area with loads of trails ready to be torn up. All levels are welcome with a range of routes to try. Enjoy the lovely sweeping flow-lines running down the mountain on your own or speak to the bike school in resort for expert advice. 

Plan de Corones is full of action. Have a go at archery, take to the high ropes course or hurl yourself down a zip wire - it’s all possible here.

The latest attraction found at the top of Mount Kronplatz is the Skyscraper. Strap into your harness and let gravity do the rest on this giant swing. Will you be brave enough to keep your eyes open and embrace the incredible views?

  • Small wellness centre with a Finnish sauna, infrared sauna and a Turkish bath
  • Spa towels are provided free of charge
  • Free walking excursions offered in collaboration with Hotel Teresa 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Lounge & bar area

Every morning the hotel team prepare a varied breakfast buffet for you with fresh regional delicacies. Enjoy bread from the village bakery, fresh eggs and butter and yoghurt made from alpine milk. Even the cereal flakes come from a mill in the region.

There’s a free daily tea between 3.30pm and 5pm with a selection of tea, coffee and cake.

If you choose half board, you'll get a four-course dinner with choices.

Hotel Piccolo Claudia Restaurant serves recipes that have been passed down through the owner’s family. Over the years they have continuously shaped their menu, experimenting with new ingredients and flavours. You really feel the passion that’s gone into the cooking - they get a real joy out of sharing their culinary creations. They really know their wines here too and have a fantastic cellar full of the best regional Italian wines.

The bar is a nice for a drink in a cosy atmosphere.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 11.9271166
  • Latitude: 46.6974138
  • Location Description:
    • Central location in San Vigilio di Merebbe
    • 30 metres to the Cian Ross gondola
    • 40 metres to the nearest bus stop

Reviews of Piccolo Hotel Claudia

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Total price from
per person from £599
Includes £380pp discount
Piccolo Hotel Claudia
Plan de Corones, The Dolomites,Half Board
16/07/2022 - 7 nights
3 adults
From Bristol
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