Golf Hotel Campiglio
What We Love
- A luxury Italian ski and spa resort with a prime location on the slopes, with a massage discountHeading out to enjoy the 150 kilometres of primed pistes
- Enjoying a morning swim with mountain views
- Untangling any post-ski knows with some time in the spa
What To Know
- Enjoy a 9-hole golf course with views of the Dolomites when the weather is right, or go for a spin on the slopes of Madonna di Campiglio when winter hits
- Most guestrooms have views of the Brenta mountain range
- Free WiFi
As the former hunting mansion of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Sissi, this storied Golf Hotel Campiglio dates back to 1895 and offers luxurious, Alpine-style accommodation in 109 well-designed rooms and suites, all complete with mountain views. You can expect a traditional Alpine vibe throughout, with plenty of exposed woods and rich fabrics.
Madonna di Gampiglio is known as the ‘Pearl of the Brenta Dolomites’ and takes the shape of a charming little town at an altitude of 1550 metres. It’s flanked by the Brenta Dolomites and the Adamello and Presanella glaciers, affording it access to an impressive ski area which boasts 150 kilometres of ski runs, 57 lifts and a 50,000 square-metre snow park.
How to Get There
Average 4 star hotel . Dining room good except for poor coffee out of thermal jugs and charge for all water with dinner. Dining room crowded a lot of the time and our allocated table was repeatedly changed.Walk about 200 metres to good ski area .Can ski back very near the hotel.
My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel from 16-23 March through Crystal Ski and thoroughly enjoyed it.
It took about 2 hours to get to the resort from Verona airport on a small minibus transfer. The hotel itself is located in a quiet area outside of the main Madonna Di Campiglio resort, a 5 minute walk (in ski boots) to the Groste gondola station or the chair lift opposite (you can ski back to the hotel from the slopes as well) and is a downhill 20 minutes walk to the main town.
The hotel run a shuttle for a few hours in the morning and afternoon into early evening to run guests to the lifts in the town and back to the hotel every 30 minutes, which was handy as we didn’t fancy the uphill walk back to the hotel! Alternatively ski bus 1 takes you to the Groste gondola from the town (there are many ski bus stops) and bus 2 takes you from the Groste gondola into town and is included in your lift pass.
The hotel itself is very nice, an old grand Italian hotel with large reception and bar areas, with beautiful views over the slopes and mountain from the restaurant, rooms and swimming pool. The free WiFi worked great throughout the hotel and in the room, and I particularly liked the afternoon tea that was served in the bar on occasions!
We stayed in a room on the first floor in the new wing, which was huge and I have never seen so much storage in a hotel room before - it had a walk in wardrobe!!
Our room faced the slopes which was lovely to wake up to, it had a huge bed, seating area, lots of draws (and the walk in wardrobe), balcony, ample size bathroom with a small bath and free toiletries and the room had a free safe. There isn’t any tea and coffee making facilities, so perhaps bring a travel kettle!
The walls are rather thin, so if you’re a light sleeper, bring some earplugs!
We had half board during our stay and were given a set table to dine at throughout the week, which had lovely views of the slopes!
Breakfast was great, lots of continental options, smoothie making machine, a small hot food area serving sausages, eggs and vegetables, they also had a good gluten free section.
The evening meals were a bit hit and miss, you certainly won’t go hungry by any means, but some meals were better than others. There was a great antipasti buffet selection with a couple of soup options, then you chose from 2 pasta dishes and 2-3 main dishes, followed by a buffet style desert (they did a chocolate fountain one evening!)
Drinks weren’t too expensive, €4 for a small glass of wine, €3 for a coke, €5 for a large beer, ask for a jug of tap water for the table as this is free rather than paying for bottled water. Bottles of wine started from €15 and can be carried over to the next night if you don’t drink it all.
We paid to use the spa and pool for the week at a cost of €60 per person (€30 for just the pool) you can hire robes for €10 and caps for the pool for €2.50 or you can bring your own, remember your flip flops as well - they will give you towels at the spa reception.
The pool was lovely, great view over the slopes, it was a nice temperature and had lots of jets massage areas, plus sun loungers.
The spa area was in a separate room and was brilliant, it had a jacuzzi, 2 saunas, steam room, experience showers, plunge pool and a relaxation room with herbal tea and water.
We had a back and legs sports massage whilst we were there costing €40 euros for 30 minutes and it was fabulous, highly recommend!
Overall we had a wonderful stay at this hotel, it had everything we wanted plus a great view, we would highly recommend it if you’re looking for a hotel slightly out of the main resort.
This is a lovely hotel, I stayed in the new wing. I booked a superior room I got a large suite with a seating are that contained a fold out bed. The bedroom itself was large and well appointed with a large comfortable bed. The room was very clean and maintained beautifully. As the week went on the towels were changed regularly and the room was cleaned to perfection.
Most evenings we were served a five course meal, the food was not as good as it had been two years previously. The breakfast was very good every day with ample food for everyone.
The skiing was excellent lots of long blues and reds most of the reds are very easy and would be blues in other resorts. The blacks are technical and wide later in the day the lower slopes can become a bit icy. I would highly recommend this hotel through Crystal ski
Just got home from a lovely stay at this Hotel.
Great position, right next to the ski slopes (which are wonderful and cater for all abilities).
Guiseppe on the piano was outstanding, and the whole team at the Hotel were amazing.
My ONLY niggle was the state of the path down to the button lift and the dangerous walk/ski down!
Just added a degree of uneasiness at the start and end of each day. What a pity. A spread of grit would've made the walk down a little more confident and definitely safer.
Hopefully, a descent fall of snow will eventually sort it out but, for now, a little more consideration for the safety and well-being of guests would not go amiss.
Otherwise, I could not recommend the Hotel highly enough.
Thanks to everyone for a great week!
The trip to this hotel could become one of our best winter holidays, however it didn’t. First, shortly before the trip my wife’s mother got an injury and she stayed to take care of her. It wasn’t possible to cancel or move the trip without loosing all the money, so we decided that I would go alone and meet with our daughter, who was on her student internship in Italy. First impression of the hotel was amazing: respectable old building which was built in 1895. Wonderful SPA, amazing cuisine and friendly staff. In addition, the location of the hotel is close to lifts. My daughter and I came at Saturday evening and she had to leave early in the morning on Monday. Before leaving she came up to Manuela, a girl at the reception, and asked, if there is something they can do about the fact that we paid half board for two, but the rest of the week there will be only one person. As example, wine at dinner or some other bonus that hotel can propose. Manuela answered, that she will discuss it with the manager and decide what they can do. My daughter delivered me that message and left. In the evening I came up to Manuela and ask if they decided something. Stressing the fact that I realize that it is their free will and, of course I do not think, that they are obliged to give me any bonuses. Manuela’s answer was a bit confusing: “Your daughter asked for a bottle of wine for you. You will receive it at the restaurant”. However, I thanked Manuela and went for the dinner. To be mentioned, the hotel restaurant is a la carte. Appetizers are served as a buffet and hot starters, main course and wine are brought to you by a waiter. During first two evenings the waitress came up to us almost immediately as we sat at the table, brought wine or opened water. I took some appetizers and waited for the waitress as there was not a bottle of the promised wine at the table and I wanted to have some wine. But the waitress was serving all tables around me not even looking at me. In half an hour she came up and asked what I would like to order. I expressed dissatisfaction with long waiting and asked if I could ask manager of the restaurant to help her if she is way too busy. With no confusion she said “please, you can ask manager” and went away. I came up to the manager of the restaurant expressed my concern on the things going on and asked about the wine, about which Manuela told me. Manager said sorry for the long waiting time and said that he would personally take my order and he knew about promised wine and would bring it. I felt uncomfortable. The situation looked like I am begging for this wine. The discomfort became stronger as the manager brought a bottle of cheap local wine. Yes, he poured some wine for tasting and asked if I liked it. Of course, what I could answer. “Yes, Thank you”. But it felt awful, not as a hotel gift but as a handout for a beggar. I felt as a person “with cap in hand” who was thrown a coin. I got up and went to the room. I could not understand what I should do in this situation. I was feeling humiliated. The situation looked like I was shown how unsuitable my request for a bonus was. I came back to the restaurant and asked for a receipt for this bottle of wine. “Why? – the manager wondered. – It was a gift”. However, I insisted on paying for the bottle, saying that I cannot accept this gift. After this I came up to Manuela and said, that I understood that I should not ask for some favors. That I was shown that my request was unsuitable and ask to forgive me for this request. At the next day I calmed down a bit. The waitress and the manager were very respectful, and I thought that probably it was just a misunderstanding, and probably I had to comment on my emotional reaction. I came up to Manuela and said that I would like to explain what has happened and if possible to the hotel manager. The answer was categorical: “We know what happened. You wanted a bottle of wine and you got it. You had to wait for a bit but we apologized. From the side of a hotel everything was done right.” Further attempts to talk were not successful. “The hotel is not obliged to give you any compensations.” (But nor me neither my daughter said that they were obliged). “Your daughter left it was her choice. The fact that we save money – it is business”. My words that this situation felt like I was a beggar caused another categorical expression: “It’s just your feelings”. Discussion did not happen. I realized that if feelings and emotions for staff of the hotel mean nothing, it is pointless to carry on. I said to Manuela: “Thank you, let’s finish at this point.” And promised to write the review at Tripadvisor. At the dinner I ordered wonderful Nobile di Montepulciano asking the manager to take away the paid “gift” wine, which was done by him with understanding. In overall, the holiday week was spoiled. However, I am repeating that the hotel is perfect in almost every aspect. Except for a little detail. It is important to learn to say to clients: “Your feelings and preferences are important for us” instead of “It’s just your feelings”. However, probably, this is the most important and the most difficult thing in Customer satisfaction.