Hotel Oswald

  • The Dolomites, Italy, Selva

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Sitting in the heart of Selva, the grand Hotel Oswald has been welcoming guests since before the first world war.

This historic property has long been renowned as being one of the best hotels in the Alps. And since its renovation in 2017, guests can expect a comfortable stay with spacious guest rooms decorated in an Austrian style and a warm welcome from its friendly staff.

Its location in the centre of the resort makes exploring easy. You’ll find the Ciampinoi Lift just 500 metres away where you can enjoy the stunning mountain views during your ascent and stop for lunch at the top. You’ll find plenty of activities in and around Selva to make your holiday as active as you want. There’s ample walking and cycling trails as well as plenty of bars, restaurants and shops in the centre of the picturesque Alpine town. At the end of the day, enjoy a traditional four-course dinner at the Hotel Oswald’s restaurant that celebrates local cuisine and boasts an impressive wine list with local labels.

Families are well catered for, too. Val Gardena Kids Active runs between June and September with plenty of activities for ages 6 to 12 including scavenger hunts and horse riding.

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  • No. of rooms: 58
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 4
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist tax payable locally 


Rooms at the hotel are finished in an Austrian style and offer plenty of space. Facilities include air conditioning, TV, minibar, wifi, slippers, hairdryer and a bathtub or shower. Single Rooms are also available.


Available on request

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 3
  • Access ramp: Yes

At the head of the splendid Gardena valley, Selva is located beneath the jagged peaks of this most spectacular part of the Dolomites, a particularly beautiful Alpine mountain chain in the Süd Tyrol region of northern of Italy.

Selva di Val Gardena (to give it its full name in Italian) is also known as Wolkenstein in Gröden in German or simply Selva in the popular local Ladin language, with all three linguistic cultures intermingling to create a fascinating fusion of human life.

We have a good selection of hotels in Selva and a range of activities for guests, especially for walkers who take gentle rambles along lush river valleys as well as more invigorating high altitude ridge treks accessed by an extensive lift system.

All hotels located in Selva are offer the Active Card Programme which offers a full programme of guided walks, mountain biking, cookery classes Nordic walking, rock climbing and Yoga. Activities offered on this programme are subject to change and availability. Your Active Card will be given to you in resort. 

Things to do in resort

  • Cable cars
  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Paragliding
  • Walking
  • Bolzano or Brixen by bus, takes 1½ hrs but it’s worth it
  • Visit nearby Ortisei for shops, museums, churches
  • Climbing tours and courses
  • Daily Selva Active programme of (usually free) walks,biking, Nordic walking, local stables, cultural visitS
  • The Selva Active programme includes Nordic walking tasters and excursions amongst its many walking activities, plus rock climbing for beginners, mountain biking, visits to local stables, cookery lessons and yoga. Most of these activities are free. A network of trails leads from the village, and you can visit Ortisei, 9 km away, by rambling along the old railway line, or by bus. Buses also go further to Brixen or Bolzano, and our excursions travel as far afield as Lake Garda and Venice



Location in resort
  • Longitude: 11.755929
  • Latitude: 46.556278
  • Nearest Lift:


  • Distance to Lift: 500 km

For more information on travel and transport visit our Selva page


BOOK LOCALLY Prices are shown for guidance only.

Shores of Lake Garda £37, full day
Visit Riva and Malcesine on Lake Garda’s dramatic northern shore. Optional boat trip.

Classic Venice £66, full day
Venice needs no introduction and being there is a unique experience. We take a motor launch to St. Mark’s Square and from there explore the waterways, bridges and islands of Venice. There is plenty of time to take a romantic gondola ride along the Grand Canal.

Prices shown are for guidance only. Please note we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. See terms & conditions.


Restaurants & Bars

The hotel’s restaurant provides an elegant and comfortable space in which to enjoy some of South Tyrol’s renowned cuisine. Be sure to try the local specialities including cheese and speck (cured ham), accompanied by some of the best wine labels in the region. After dinner, retreat to the spacious bar for a night cap.


The small wellness centre at Hotel Oswald is a welcome retreat after a day spent exploring. Relax in the sauna or whirlpool, or treat yourself to a massage (payable locally).

General Facilities

  • Sunbathing terrace
  • Free wifi
  • Games room
Family Facilities

Hotel Oswald is a great choice for families. Children with love the activities offered from June to September including scavenger hunts, adventures in the woods and pony rides. They'll love riding on the 'Selva Express' train, plus there's plenty of family-friendly entertainment in Selva during the evenings.

  • Children's menu
  • Cots & linen
  • Early meals available
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Play room

Guests can enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast each morning and a four-course evening meal with a choice of dishes. There’s also a weekly Tyrolean gala dinner.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 11.755929
  • Latitude: 46.556278
  • Nearest Lift:


  • Distance to Lift: 500 km

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Hotel Oswald
Selva, The Dolomites,Half Board
08/07/2020 - 3 nights
4 adults
From London Gatwick
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