Hotel Cristallo - Canazei

  • The Dolomites Ski Area, Italy, Val di Fassa (Canazei & Campitello)

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As soon as you arrive at the Hotel Cristallo you’ll feel the warmth and genuine hospitality form all of the staff. This is a simple mountain hotel with a prime sunny spot in Canazei. Head straight for the bar in the evening and watch the sun set over the Marmolada, the Dolomites highest peak. The location means you’ll be a short stroll from town where there are lots of nice bars, restaurants and shops. There’s a resort bus stop just outside which runs to and from the main Belvedere gondola throughout the day. It's very convenient if you don’t fancy the 600 metre walk in ski boots and the hotel offer discounted weekly bus tickets too. For cross-country skiers the loop is just behind the hotel.

It’s decorated in a traditional alpine style throughout, with lots of local wood. In the restaurant you’ll be well looked after with tasty, authentic, local dishes that would get anyone’s appetite going, especially after days out on the mountains. The desserts are all homemade. We couldn’t resist the apple strudel, it’s a real treat! You’ll also have the chance to taste some of the region's best wines from the Cristallo’s very own cellar. All of the rooms are spacious, bright and contemporary, with wood paneling and balconies. Perfect for moments of relaxation. There’s also the spa to rest up tired muscles, with a Finnish sauna and steam room or the indoor pool, with a built in whirlpool.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 45
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 3.5

Local Fees and Taxes

Local tourist tax of €1.50 per person per night payable directly to hotel.

Rooms

Twin Rooms are about 20m2 and can sleep up to four people with a single or double sofa bed. All rooms have shower, balcony, TV, safe, hairdryer and telephone.

Single Rooms are about 18m2 and are available on request, please call to book. 

Bedroom facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Wireless internet
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
Val di Fassa (Canazei & Campitello)

The Val di Fassa sits within the Dolomiti Superski area, directly on the famous Sella Ronda circuit, and enjoys some spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Stretching 9km from Canazei to Pozza there are a number of small villages in between, Canazei and Campitello make fantastic home bases for your trip to the Dolomiti Superski area.

Besides the obvious attractions of the enormous ski area offering more than 1,200km of pistes, renowned as an intermediate skiers heaven, Val di Fassa is also famous for Italian hospitality. Delicious restaurants serving local, home-cooked cuisine, you can expect a lively après ski scene and plenty of traditional culture and history.

Non-skiers can look forward to valley walks and cross-country trails. Canazei’s centre has shops, terrace cafes, and a unique indoor water park and spa centre.

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 120 km
Runs
27
40
7
Longest run 7 Km
Snowparks

1 snowpark.

Lifts Drag lifts 14, Chairlifts 28, Cablecars 5
Slope direction N,E,S,W
Ski/resort bus True

Things to do in resort

Val di Fassa restaurants, food and drink

One of the main attractions of Canazei and the Dolomiti ski area is the many great restaurants to dine in. Being in Italy, Val di Fassa has a wonderful selection of pizzas, pasta and much more.

But one of the really fascinating things about this area is the mix of Italian and Austrian influence on the cuisine, and this is very noticeable as you ski around the Sella Ronda because you’ll ski in and out of two different Italian regions. So one mountain restaurant will serve pasta for lunch, and another will have goulash.

The local culture and language is called ‘Ladin’ and there are many local restaurants where you can sample the typical cuisine.

If you’re looking for something a little more along the lines of fine dining while you ski, then head over to La Alta Badia area of the Sella Ronda (around La Villa, Badia etc.) where the mountain and village restaurants have gourmet ski food that is not to be missed during your stay.

The mountain restaurants are a must, with Baita Checco (above Vigo di Fassa) hailed as being ‘the best cooking in Val di Fassa’, and Baita Cuz on Pozza serving up some seriously lovely Ladin cuisine.

 

Val di Fassa après, bars, clubs and nightlife

Nightlife and ski culture in Canazei consists of celebrating a good day of skiing in the warm Italian mountain sun with a large glass of wine. Enoteca Valentini is the home to over 800 different kinds of wines and is owned and managed by a wine expert. 

The Rosengarten bar is a great spot for Apré especially cocktails. The Cliff bar has Austrian early evening style Apré and the Garni International slope side is popular with Inghams guests.   

There is Baita Cuz for some afternoon snow and sun basking, Into the night there is Paradis club, which is best described as a pub-disco-logcabin. The Kaiserkeller and The Hexen Klub (Tues, Thurs & Sat) both remain open late into the night. 

 

Val di Fassa shopping

All along the main street in Canazei (Via Roma) you will find a lively gaggle of shops and boutiques selling sporting goods, souvenirs, clothes and shoes, sweet treats, health foods and delicatessens with local food, as well as pharmacies and interior decorations.

If you are searching for a chemist, you will find the Farmacia Ladina on Strada Statale delle Dolomiti.

 

Val di Fassa spas and relaxation

Some of our Inghams partner hotels in Canazei and Pozza in Val di Fassa have some outstanding spa facilities on site. Some places have small indoor swimming pools, whereas others offer saunas, whirlpools, steam baths and Turkish baths. See individual hotels descriptions for full details.

If you’re looking for a real treat (you are going on holiday, after all!) then there is the Dolomia Spa thermal spa that resides in the Hotel Antico Bagno in Pozza. In Canazei there is the Dolaondes Aquatic Centre with Eghes Spa. Try one of the spas wonderful thermal treatments including mud therapy, balneotherapy and relaxing therapeutic massages.

 

Val di Fassa arts, culture and events

There are three museums in the Val di Fassa area that are worth a visit if you are interested in culture and history. The Museo Ladin de Fascia takes an intimate look at the ingenuous culture of the Ladin people- who lived and worked in the perilous mountain regions for hundreds of years. Museum of the Great War pays a humble tribute to the tenacious battles of the Great War when the Italian partisans fought the Austro-Hungarian Empire to keep control of their territory.

There are also lots of sporting events happening throughout the season in Val di Fassa including the Sella Ronda ski marathon, and the Marcialonga cross-country skiing competition in January. If an ice hockey match is on during your stay you should definitely wander along to watch- especially is there is a local derby when it gets really exciting!

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 11.766689
  • Latitude: 46.477371
  • Location Description:
    • Resort centre location
    • 150 metres to the centre of Canazei
    • 600 metres to the Belvedere Gondola
    • Resort bus stops just outside, with discounted weekly prices via the hotel

     


For more information on travel and transport visit our Val di Fassa (Canazei & Campitello) page

Extras

Winter 2020/21 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
Save up to £57 per person

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

Learn to Ski Pack
6 days local pass, 6 days 'Blue' skis & boots, 5 days tuition (2 hrs 45 mins per day)
Adult from £404

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

Lift Passes Days Season Adult 
16-64yrs
Child
8-15yrs
Senior
65+
Dolomiti Superski Area Pass 6 L £194 £135 £174
M £249 £175 £225
H £278 £195 £249 
Val di Fassa Local Pass 6 L £165 £115 £149
M £213 £149 £192
H £237 £166 £213

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 £51 £79 £91
Skis & Boots £68 £105 £119
Snowboard & Boots - £87 -
Youth (6-12yrs) Skis & Boots - £48 -
Snowboard & Boots - £78 -
Child (3-5yrs) Skis/Boots - £48 -
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 4-12yrs 
Ski 4 2 hrs 45 mins per day £135 £142
Snowboard 4 2 hrs 45 mins per day £135 £135

 

Tuition starts on Mon except beginners who receive extra tuition on Sun

Ski School times: Mon-Wed 10am-12.50pm, Thu 10am-4pm

Snowboard School times: 10am-12.50pm daily

Please note: 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 but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Facilities
  • Guests must be 16+ years to use the wellness facilities
  • Indoor pool open from 3 - 7pm (swimming caps mandatory)
  • Pool towel provided free of charge
  • Large bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Heated boot room
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Lounge area
  • Whirlpool (indoor)
Meals

Begin your day well with an authentic breakfast. The buffet each morning has a wide selection of jams, natural yoghurt, fresh bread, cereals, freshly baked croissants, homemade cakes, cheeses, cold cuts and even scrambled eggs. All of this is accompanied by a stunning alpine view! 

In the evening, there's no need to venture far for good food. Half board here means a tasty three course dinner, with choices, plus a buffet of starters and salads. The food served has strong ties with the Ladin culinary tradition, with simple fresh ingredients, expertly cooked by the chef and best enjoyed with a glass of wine. Expect hearty mountain food like Canederli (dumplings) filled with cheese, herbs or meat, which are delicious. Deserts are all home made, like apple strudel, a true regional culinary tradition. Plenty to keep you fueled for log days out on the mountains. Once a week they hold a typical Trentino dinner, where you can learn more about the local culinary traditions. 

If your staying over Christmas or New Year, the gala dinner is included. 

Wine Cellar

The Cristallo has its very own wine cellar with a great selection of regional varieties. Typical Trentino wines, Teroldego and Marzemio reds and superb whites like Pino Blanco and Chardonay. The staff here will be very happy to make recommendations. 

  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Informal

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin cannot be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

The hotel can cater to some dietary requirements, food intolerance's and allergies, please let us know of any of these details when you book. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 11.766689
  • Latitude: 46.477371
  • Location Description:
    • Resort centre location
    • 150 metres to the centre of Canazei
    • 600 metres to the Belvedere Gondola
    • Resort bus stops just outside, with discounted weekly prices via the hotel

     

Reviews of Hotel Cristallo - Canazei

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Total price from
£3516
per person from £879
Includes £70pp discount
Hotel Cristallo - Canazei
Val di Fassa (Canazei & Campitello), The Dolomites Ski Area,Half Board
16/01/2021 - 7 nights
4 adults
From Bristol
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