Hotel Oswald

  • The Dolomites, Italy, Selva

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Hotel Oswald is right in the centre of Selva and 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. You can expect a comfortable stay here with spacious bedrooms decorated in an Austrian style and a warm welcome from its friendly staff.

Its location makes exploring easy. The Ciampinoi Lift only 500 metres away where you can enjoy the stunning mountain views during your ascent and stop for lunch at the top. There's 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. At the end of the day, enjoy a traditional four-course dinner at the Hotel Oswald’s restaurant that celebrates local cuisine and has an impressive wine list with lots local labels.

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

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 30 mins by coach from Verona airport.

Added value

Val Gardena Active programme included (activities must be booked via hotel)

Free Mobil Card with free use of local & Alto Adige public buses

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

Local Fees and Taxes

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

Cots are available on request for approx. €18 per day, payable locally. 

Rooms

Comfort Rooms are about 30 and have a balcony. They are finished in an Austrian style and have air conditioning, TV, minibar, Wi-Fi, slippers, hairdryer and a bathtub or shower. These rooms sleep up to four people and the extra bed is a double sofa bed. 

Single Rooms are also available and have a balcony and a shower. 

Accessibility

Available on request

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

Amazing scenery, jaw-dropping mountain ranges and an endless list of places to explore. They're all part of what makes Selva a truly wonderful place to visit. Whether you choose to relax or immerse yourself in the action, there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained. 

What to see on a Selva holiday

Hiking in the mountains is a must when you visit Selva. The wild flower meadows are in full bloom from mid-May to mid-July, so remember to bring your camera. The trails stretch for miles and early birds can enjoy a spectacular sunrise before tucking in to a well-earned breakfast on the mountain. Keep an eye out for marmots in the wild and golden eagles soaring above you. Visit the Wolkenstein Castle to take in some local culture and when it’s time for a break, find a spot in town for aperitivo and relax with a well-deserved Aperol Spritz. 

Discover more things to do in the Dolomites.

Why book a holiday in Selva with Inghams

Having run holidays to Selva for years, we know it inside out. Our great selection of hotels all come with activity cards. Take advantage of the discounts and freebies in the knowledge that your holiday is in safe hands with Inghams.

Things to Do

Things to see and do in Selva

Selva is directly below the Sella Massif. You can expect amazing scenery from this unique mountain range and the Gardena Valley. Most people head for the mountains to explore the endless paths and hiking trails. Rent an e-bike to take the strain off the uphill climbs or jump on a lift for a picturesque ride up to the higher peaks. However you get to the top, expect panoramic views that will blow you away.

Back in resort you’ll find plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. Pop along the road to Ortisei to check out the markets. The town’s known for its traditional wood carvings. 

Food & drink 

Whether you’re after an espresso, crisp glass of local wine or a cocktail, there's plenty of great places to choose from, both in resort and on the mountain. The food won’t disappoint either. The typical mountain fare has more Austro-Hungarian influences than it does Italian. Nothing beats rich goulash with dumplings followed by homemade apple strudel after a day exploring the mountains. Although Italian food lovers needn’t worry, it’s easy to stumble upon restaurants serving delicious pizzas, stone baked to perfection.

Activities

Mountain biking in the area is second to none. Selva’s Trail Arena has a number of different runs for all abilities. Experienced riders should head for the freeride trails through the forest and for those after something more gentle the winding routes on the family line are just as fun. Best of all the lifts take you to the top of the runs, so all you need to do is enjoy the ride down.

One of the best things in Selva is the Active programme. It includes Nordic walking tasters, rock climbing for beginners, mountain biking, visits to local stables, cookery lessons and yoga. Most of these activities are free. 

Facilities
  • Small wellness centre with sauna, whirlpool and steam room
  • Spa towels are available free of charge
  • Massages and beauty treatments (payable locally)
  • Games room
  • Sunbathing terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
Family Facilities

Hotel Oswald is a great choice for families. Children won't be able to get enough of the activities on offer 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
Meals

Head to the hotel’s restaurant to enjoy some of South Tyrol’s renowned cuisine. There's a buffet breakfast each morning in the first floor breakfast room with seating in the panoramic conservatory. In the evening you'll have a four-course dinner with a choice of dishes. There’s also a weekly Tyrolean gala dinner. Be sure to try the local specialties 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.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 11.755929
  • Latitude: 46.556278
  • Location Description:
    • Central location in Selva
    • Bus stop directly outside hotel
    • 500 metres to the Ciampinoi Lift
  • Nearest Lift:

    Ciampinoi

  • Distance to Lift: 500 km

Reviews of Hotel Oswald

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Total price from
£2676
per person from £669
Hotel Oswald
Selva, The Dolomites,Half Board
06/07/2022 - 3 nights
4 adults
From Newcastle
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