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Cavallino d’Oro | Inspired ITALY Dolomites Ski Safari Base Hotel

Such a wonderful hotel in the perfect location.

Posted in the Dolomites Ski Safaris collection on 4th August 2018


he Cavallino d'Oro Hotel-Garni is not a typical ski hotel.

Just over the pass from the Val Gardena, it offers 700 years of history and is located in the historic market square of Castlerotto at the heart of the Dolomite mountains.

You will be captivated as soon as you enter the market square and catch your first glimpse of the Cavallino's beautifully painted exterior.


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This historic former coaching inn has all the mystery and attraction of a Hans Anderson fairy tale and offers 20 individually designed bedrooms.

Dinner is available from a selection of highly recommended local restaurants all within 5 minute walk.

There is a modern wellness area, with a sauna, steam room, and personal massage area.


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We stayed here as part of Inspired ITALY Dolomites Ski Safari. The town certainly has more to offer than I saw in online research - there's plenty of good restaurants, cafes, interesting boutique-style shops. The square and pedestrian area is particularly attractive. The Cavallino d'Oro is perfectly-presented and you can see the owners take real pride in their lovely hotel. The rooms are medium-sized, with comfortable beds, good bathroom, and tastefully decorated. The bar and restaurant are very high standard, although we only had breakfasts, which were excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Castelrotto is a little distance from the ski lifts, but the genuine "Italian town atmosphere" makes up for it."

John Cowan. NZ


"The Cavallino d'Oro is a lovely hotel where we could not have been looked after any better and the variety of overnight stops made it all great fun."

Colin & Sarah, UK


"We’re high in the Italian Alps, in Castlerotto — a town I love because it’s right in the midst of mountain splendor, yet doesn’t have that empty ski-resort-in-the-summer feeling. Our hotel — the Cavallino d’Oro — is a great example of the Italian/German mix characteristic of this region (the Dolomites, in the far north of Italy). Our group is just finishing up breakfast before loading up the bus. And just outside the door of our hotel is the cobbled town square. For our tours, we favor hotels where the charm of Europe is literally at your doorstep.

Rick Steves

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