Hotel Oswald

  • The Dolomites Ski Area, Italy, Selva

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Hotel Oswald is one of Selva's most historic hotels. Once considered the best hotel in Dolomites, you can expect a grand place with elegant interiors. Rooms have a traditional, mountain style and the gourmet restaurant is a great place to unwind at the end of the day. They serve up local produce so you can try lots of regional dishes - don't miss the weekly Tyrolean theme night. 

The location of the hotel couldn't be better. It's in the centre of Selva so everything's within walking distance. The Ciampinoi gondola is only 350 metres from the door and there's a free shuttle to get you there in the morning. When you get back, try and get some time in the spa - there's nothing better than soothing tired legs in the whirlpool or steam room.

Transfer time: approx. 3 hours by coach from Innsbruck airport.

Added value

€30 per person spa credit (excludes 24 Dec & 31 Dec 22)

Free daily tea and cake from 3pm - 5pm

Free night available for arrivals 17 Dec 22, 18 Mar 23, 25 Mar 23, 1 Apr 23 (min 7 night stay)

Free nights available for arrivals 18 Mar & 26 Mar 23 (min 14 night stay)

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

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist tax of €2.50per person per night payable locally directly to hotel.


Comfort Twin Rooms are around 30m² and sleep up to four people (extra bed is a double sofa bed). All rooms have traditional décor and come with a balcony, TV, Wi-Fi, safe, bath or shower and hairdryer.

Comfort Single Rooms are around 21m².

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

Set in the Südtirol’s charming Gardena valley, Selva is a gateway to the famous Sellaronda skiing circuit, where you can ski around the gigantic limestone monoliths of the Gruppo Sella. This delightful and not particularly challenging 25 mile tour can be achieved fairly easily in a day. Selva, part of Dolomiti Superski, the largest lift system in Europe, combines the best of Italian and South Tyrolean traditions for a unique ski holiday experience. It offers unbeatable quantity and variety of skiing right on its doorstep, a paradise for dedicated skiers of all levels.

The picturesque old town of Ortisei, the main community and cultural centre of Val Gardena, with its own small ski area, is both chic and traditional, with a picturesque town centre. Ortisei links easily with Selva’s pistes whilst its local Alpe di Siusi ski area is also well-known for its cross-country trails and a thrilling six kilometre toboggan run. Val Gardena is the venue for one of the early World Cup meetings each season. The Saslong downhill run to Santa Cristina - with its famous "camel bumps" - is where the men's downhill event on Mount Ciampinoi takes place.

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 175 km
Longest run 10 Km

1 in Plan de Gralba area and 1 in Alpe de Suisi

Lifts Drag lifts 24, Chairlifts 43, Cablecars 2
Slope direction N,S
Ski/resort bus True
Things to Do

  • Cross country tracks
  • Ice skating
  • Sleigh rides
  • Snowpark


Pre-bookable lift passes, ski hire & tuition

Save up to £57 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we'll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our ski bundle page for details. 

Learn to Ski/Board Pack
6 days local pass, 6 days Blue ski/board hire & boots, 6 days tuition (3 hours per day)
Adult from £388

Learn to ski packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

Lift Passes Days Season Adult
Dolomiti Superski Area Pass 6 L £194 £135 £174
M £249 £175 £225
H £278 £195 £249 
Val Gardena Local Pass 6 L £176 £124 £159
M £229 £159 £205
H £253 £177 £229

L (12 Dec - 19 Dec), M (10 Dec - 30 Jan & 21 Mar - end of season), H (20 Dec - 9 Jan & 31 Jan - 20 Mar)

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £87 £113 £142
Skis & boots £126 £153 -
Snowboard & boots - £132 -
Youth (6-12yrs) Skis & boots - £64 -
Snowboard & boots - £72 -
Child (3-5yrs) Skis & boots - £47 -
Helmet - Free* -

* Free helmets for children up to 12yrs when ski/board are pre-booked

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Tuition Days Times Adult Child
Ski 6 3 hrs per day £184 £233
Snowboard 5 3 hrs per day £184 £184

Tuition starts on Sundays

Adult ski school times: Sunday to Thursday: 10am - 1pm; Friday 10am - 4pm

Child ski school times: Sunday to Wednesday: 10am-1pm; Thursday to Friday: 10am - 4pm (lunch is included on Thursday & Friday)

A six hours per day option is also available from 10am - 4pm with lunch included

Snowboard school times: Sunday to Wednesday: 9.30am - 12.30pm; Thursday to Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm

Group ski lessons need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked lessons and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private lessons to the value of the lessons you had originally booked.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

  • Spa with sauna, steam room and whirlpool (treatments are payable locally)
  • 1st floor conservatory and lounge
  • Weekly piano bar
  • Shuttle to lifts in the mornings 
  • Heated boot room
Family Facilities
  • The children's play area is un-supervised
  • Cots are available for €15 per day (payable locally)
  • Children's menu
  • Cots & linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Play room

Start your day with a buffet breakfast in the panoramic dining room. You'll get a choice of four courses for dinner with local and international dishes. There's a weekly Tyrolean dinner and a great wine list to complement your meal.

Free tea and cake is served every day between 3pm and 5pm.  

Christmas and New Year's Eve gala dinners are included.

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 let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 11.755929
  • Latitude: 46.556278
  • Location Description:
    • Located in the centre of Selva
    • 350 metres to Ciampinoi gondola
    • Free hotel shuttle to lifts in mornings
    • 400 metres to ski school and nursery slope
    • Bus stop directly outside hotel

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Hotel Oswald
Selva, The Dolomites Ski Area,Half Board
18/03/2023 - 7 nights
4 adults
From London Heathrow
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