Hotel Oswald

  • The Dolomites, Italy, Selva

  • 4

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Hotel Oswald has been welcoming guests since before the first world war. Expect a comfy stay with spacious rooms decorated in an Austrian style and a warm welcome from its friendly staff.

Easy access to Dolomite walking trails

The Ciampinoi lift's only 500 metres away. Enjoy stunning mountain views on the way to the top and stop for lunch at a mountain hut before trekking along one of the paths. There are plenty of activities in and around Selva to make your holiday as active as you want.

Tuck into some great local cuisine

At the end of the day, enjoy a traditional four-course dinner at the Hotel Oswald’s restaurant. It celebrates local cuisine and has an impressive wine list with lots of local labels.

Perfect for families

With large rooms sleeping up to four people and a fun games room, Hotel Oswald is a great choice for your family holiday in Selva. Val Gardena Kids Active runs between June and September with lots of activities including scavenger hunts and the Selva Express tourist train which is a big hit with kids. Grab some free tickets for children from reception.

Added value

Inghams Guided Walks included from 7th Jun-27th Sep (subject to availability)

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

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

Val Gardena Active Programme - offering a programme of activities and guided walks in the Val Gardena (discounts available only when staying at affiliated hotels)

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


Selva is one of three villages in the famous Val Gardena in the Dolomites. These mountains are like no other, not only in geological structure but in their unique beauty. The Dolomites are simply out of this world, with distinctive jagged tooth-like peaks that glow pink at dawn and dusk - a phenomenon called ‘enrosadira’. They’re so special, the whole range is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The entire area is a network of national parks, nature reserves, and endless walking opportunities with festivals, concerts, fairs and sporting events taking place throughout summer - there is plenty on offer for the whole family.

View all Selva walking holidays

Walking in the Dolomites 

Buy a Dolomiti Supersummer pass to use the lifts and ramble across hundreds of kilometres of mountain trails with endless walking opportunities, or get a Gardena card if you want to stay local - this area has some of the best views, after all. Many beautiful trails start in Selva Gardena. One of the most popular is the Seceda Ridgeway, a 6-mile walk from the village centre to the top of the Seceda mountain, winding its way through lush meadows, dense forests and rocky terrain. All, of course, with unbeatable views. The Puez-Odle Nature Park, a protected area with some of the best Dolomite scenery, has a number of routes with varying difficulty, ranging from leisurely walks to strenuous hikes.

Family adventures in Selva 

The Val Gardena Active programme has lots of fun and free activities for kids and teens. With plenty of family-friendly hikes too! Set off together in search of adventure playgrounds or local wildlife. Teenagers will love the mountain lifestyle with plenty of things to do to get their adrenaline pumping, with zip-lining, hiking, mini-golf, and even mountain biking to try out. See our 'things to do' tab for more information on family activities. 

E-biking in the Dolomites

Tackle the hills and cruise along valley paths with the help of an electric motor, giving you the time to take in the mountain views. It doesn’t get much better than an e-bike tour of mountain huts, or ‘rifugi’ as they call them, to combine outdoor adventure with local food and wine.

Selva culture and history

Selva is steeped in culture and history. It has a rich Ladin heritage, with its unique customs, traditions and cuisine to discover. The region was also strategic during World War I with battles fought between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian forces along the mountain fronts. Cut into the mountains here are caves and tunnels, which are open for visitors to explore on walks. 

Why book a summer holiday in Selva 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 Italy's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Selva. Join a professional mountain guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Selva 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: 58
  • No. of floors: 5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 4
  • Official rating: 4


Comfort Rooms are about 30 and sleep up to four people (extra bed is a double sofa bed). They have a balcony and either a shower stall or bath with showerhead (please state your preference at the the time of booking).

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

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe

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

Local fees & taxes

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


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 3
  • Access ramp: Yes
  • Airport transfer time: approx. 3 hours by coach from Verona airport, 1 hour from Bolzano Airport (please note, transfers may take longer during peak summer months, particularly when arriving into Verona, late afternoon)
  • Central location in Selva
  • Bus stop directly outside hotel
  • 350 metres to the Ciampinoi Lift

Val Gardena Active Programme partner accommodation

Hotel Oswald is an affiliate of the Val Gardena Active programme so you can join free or discounted activities every day of the week (activities are bookable and payable locally).

Hotel facilities

  • Small wellness centre with sauna, whirlpool and steam room
  • Spa towels are available free of charge
  • Massages and beauty treatments (payable locally)
  • Sunbathing terrace
  • Piano bar
  • Children's playroom
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking



Head to the hotel’s restaurant to enjoy some of South Tyrol’s delicious 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, head to the 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

Dietary requirements must be requested. Please let us know about any dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

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Includes £400pp discount
07/08/2024 - 7 nights
2 adults, 2 children
From Edinburgh
Half Board
Hotel Oswald
The Dolomites, Selva
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