Hotel Oswald

  • The Dolomites, Italy, Selva

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Hotel Oswald sits proudly in the centre of Selva and it's 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. Since its renovation in 2017, guests can expect a comfortable stay with spacious bedrooms 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. 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 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

Free daily packed lunch for summer 2021

Free use of hotel's mountain bikes

Selva Active programme included (excludes equipment hire/lift tickets)

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


Comfort Rooms are about 30 and have a balcony. They 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. These rooms sleep 2-4 people and the extra bed is a double sofa bed. 

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


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. There's a great range of activities here, especially for walkers. 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. 



The small wellness centre 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
  • Restaurant
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

The hotel’s restaurant provides an elegant and comfortable space in which to enjoy some of South Tyrol’s renowned cuisine. There's 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. 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
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 11.755929
  • Latitude: 46.556278
  • Nearest Lift:


  • Distance to Lift: 500 km

Reviews of Hotel Oswald

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Total price from
per person from £549
Includes £50pp discount
Hotel Oswald
Selva, The Dolomites,Half Board
01/09/2021 - 3 nights
4 adults
From London Gatwick
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Due to the constantly changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we may need to change or withdraw at short notice some advertised accommodation facilities and resort services to help keep everyone safe.

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