Review: Savoia Cortina d’Ampezzo, A Radisson Collection Hotel

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The Grand Hotel Savoia, Cortina d’Ampezzo was constructed in 1912 and sits within walking distance from the stylish and upmarket mountain village and ski resort, Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Boasting a long and distinguished history, the hotel has welcomed many world leaders and the silver screen stars as its guests, including Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Winston Churchill, Tolstoy, Umberto di Savoia, Franklin D Roosevelt.

Why We Love This Hotel

Now a Radisson Collection Hotel, it offers rich heritage at the base of the dramatic Dolomites mountain range. Soak in the beauty of this alpine setting in luxurious and modern surroundings.

Best Time To Visit

Skiers should visit Cortina d’Ampezzo during the ski season, which runs from December to April, but Cortina d’Ampezzo is beautiful outside of the ski season for spa, mountain walks, and outdoor sports throughout the year.

How To Get There

The nearest Italian airports to Cortina are Canova di Treviso and Venice Marco Polo airports. Both are around a 2-hour drive from the resort. Innsbruck airport in Austria is also only just over 2 hours drive from Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Location

Surrounded by majestic peaks, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a gateway to adventure and encompasses over 11,200 hectares. Grand Hotel Savoia, Cortina d’Ampezzo is perfectly positioned just 600 meters from the Faloria cable car with easy access to public ski transport from a bus stop in front of the hotel. The hotel will also transfer you directly to the cable car for a fee.

Downtown Cortina d’Ampezzo hosts over 75 boutiques showcasing upscale, renowned brands. There is a vibrant social scene and nightlife, plus there are often art and fashion events being hosted in the area.

Style & Character

The interior of the hotel has been modernized to embrace rustic wooden finishes and decorative lighting. The look feels slick and is very much in keeping with the surrounding mountains.

Service & Facilities

The Spa here is a highlight offering a natural sanctuary to revive and rejuvenate. Reach a heightened sense of tranquility in both body and mind as you experience signature beauty services, energize yourself with a reawakening massage, or soak in a traditional Turkish Hammam.

Whether you like to Spa or not, there is a glorious heated indoor pool for a peaceful swim or a splash with the kids. A state-of-the-art fitness center is also available to help keep you fit.

For meetings, the distinctive Ballroom is ideal for weddings and conventions. Two well-appointed meeting rooms, complete with all modern amenities, are also available for a range of professional events.

Rooms

Newly renovated rooms offer breathtaking views and elegant finishes, all set against the magnificent natural backdrop surrounding the hotel. Rooms have lovely comfortable beds and are set back from the main road, ensuring they are beautifully quiet.

Food & Drink

With panoramic views from every window, the main restaurant serves delicious meals, including a substantial breakfast buffet. Designed in a contemporary style, the setting is impressive, making it the perfect place to savor fresh, innovative cuisine. For something less formal, enjoy local specialties and international favorites from 1224 Bar Lounge & Terrace, which enjoys a tinkling live pianist in the evening. There’s also a Sports Bar in the hotel.

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