In search of where to stay the Dolomites? Last January we spent 5 amazing days at the foot of the Italian Dolomites, in a four-star hotel that offered us a very quiet, sporty and fun vacation. Actually a gold medal holiday for the three of us!
Thanks to a fab last minute offer we ended up in Castello-Molina di Fiemme, a tiny village in the heart of Fiemme Valley. This is the Dolomites region of Trentino Alto Adige. 70km far from Trento and 140km from Brenner Pass.
Here, nearly 2.000 souls live in front of the beautiful Lagorai Mountains. No rush, no chaos, no stress. Just a slow and relaxed life for its inhabitants and tourists that every year choose to spend their holidays so close to the mountains recognised as World Heritage property by Unesco in 2009.
Castello lays down on endless emerald meadows, where the sun shines longer during the day and kids can play safe.
Calm and poise as keywords. Shopping, leisure facilities and all the comfort are in a short step from here, at Cavalese (2km far from the hotel), the most famous small city in Fiemme Valley.
Olimpionico Hotel where to stay Dolomites Val di Fiemme
The name of this hotel, Olimpionico (olimpic in English), comes after the glorious gold medal won by Franco Nones during the Winter Olympic Games of Grenoble in 1968. In fact, the Nones’ family has always managed the hotel with a great passion and love for hospitality.
Today the building has been renewed and is one of the best and more comfortable of the entire valley. Wood, stone, embroidery and the typical mountain textile make the atmosphere elegant, refined, but at the same time very cosy.
When you come in, you immediately chill out. The lounge area, dining room and all the spaces, in general, are very airy but enriched with details that warm up the hotel atmosphere.
A beautiful Spa area completes the offer: gym, Kneipp bath, sauna, a-la-carte treatments and jacuzzi where even kids can relax with their parents every day until 17.00.
Simply the best to restore your body after a demanding ski day.
The hotel has a Swedish bar, dedicated to the gold medallist’s wife, where you can chat and relax in the evening, a ski room to leave all your sports equipment and two parking lots.
The rooms of Olimpionico Hotel where to stay Dolomites
“Prove me a wider room, if you can” was our first impression on arrival.
Thanks to the last minute fare, we stayed in a triple standard room that struck us positively. Spacious enough and cosy at the same time, this room was a perfect solution for a small family like ours. One double bed and one single bed, big balcony facing Cermis ski slopes, fully equipped with private bathroom with shower and complimentary WiFi throughout.
Furniture is very simple in the standard room if you compare it to the re-designed superior room, but our staying there was very, very comfortable and we were perfectly set! We couldn’t ask for more!
Delicious food at Hotel Olimpionico where to stay the Dolomites
No doubt! The cuisine of Olimpionico Hotel was to die for!! Every evening we had a varied menu that tasted great, with different options among meat, fish and vegetables served with local wine. And even traditional dishes or mountain flavours were never forgotten to the entire family’s delight!
No special meals were offered to kids, but when Federico wasn’t able to find something tasty in the daily proposal, we asked for alternative dishes to our smiling maitre. Feel free to ask for bolognese pasta with no worries at all! The atmosphere is one of easygoing conviviality, so relax and enjoy your meal!
Good to know
- How to get there: you can reach Fiemme Valley by car. Take the highway A22 from Brenner Pass and exit at Egna-Ora. Then follow the road signs towards Cavalese. Castello di Fiemme stands after 30km from the highway. By plane: Verona and Venice are the closest airports. There you can rent a car or book a fly sky shuttle service, available only during high season.
- Kids facilities: Even if the hotel is not classified as a family rated hotel, many services and facilities allow a perfect staying for youngest guests.
Baby chairs, cots and additional single beds on request. Closed to the lounge has been created a playground area, entirely dedicated to kids, where they can have fun while parents are relaxing at the bar or at the Swedish pub.
Besides this area, there’s a big and shady public playground just a few steps from the hotel.
- Nearby activities: Endless opportunities to enjoy nature and sports activities, both in summer and in winter. Many itineraries directly start from Castello di Fiemme, so whether you choose hiking, MTB in the woods or running along the bike lane that connects all the villages of Fiemme, every day will be different and pleasant.
Castello di Fiemme is close to the best Dolomiti Ski Area where kids can attend ski and snowboard classes and then relax at the winter playgrounds, that are directly created on the slopes for families entertainment. Snowshoeing day trip can be organised on different trails for all experience levels. Moreover, you can just have fun at the swimming pool and ice rink in the close village of Cavalese.
- Public transport: Hotel Olimpionico provides a touristic card (FiemmE-motion Card – 2€ per night) that offers environmental-friendly mobility services, ski lifts and ski buses for free. Thanks to this opportunity, you’ll be able to leave your car in the parking lot and discover Fiemme Valley in a more sustainable way. The card provides sports activities, hiking, and entertainment for families, shopping vouchers and other services as well.
Info & Booking Hotel Val di Fiemme
Via Dolomiti, 13
38030 Castello – Molina di Fiemme