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Hotel Portavescovo

Arabba,
 Italy
Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick or Manchester
  • Resort transfers
  • Hotel accomodation
  • Half board meals
  • Free daily afternoon tea
About the hotel
  • Ski-in ski-out location
  • Friendly bar
  • Cosy spa with pool & sauna
  • Great value Dolomites hotel
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • 150m to the lifts
About the resort
  • 1220km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 1600m
  • Gateway to the Dolomites
  • Made for intermediates & advanced
  • Snowsure with a glacier
  • Stunning scenery

The Portavescovo is an inviting and comfortable little hotel that sits right alongside the piste basher route giving you ski-in ski-out convenience. The hospitality team are so friendly and do a great job of rolling out the red carpet for everyone who comes through the door.

 

 

The hotel has a newly renovated spa which includes an indoor pool, two saunas, a steam room and even a fitness room if you need more exercise. Massages and other treatments are available locally if you're looking to relax those muscles further during your stay.

 

There's a great little lounge area with a TV and a separate reading room which is a great choice for a quiet evening in with a glass of wine (or some hot coco) and a good book.

 

A games room and music bar on the ground floor features the occasional live band to get the toes tapping. There's free afternoon tea and cake every day between 4 and 5 pm, which is just one of the charming little touches that will make friends and family on holiday fall in love with this place.

 

 

From the hotel to…

Nearest ski lift: 150m

Tuition meeting point: 100m

Resort centre : 50m

 

About the resort

Set right at the heart of the stunning Dolomites mountains, Arabba provides some of the best skiing and accommodation in all of Europe. It's incredibly picturesque and provides easy access to 1220km of glorious piste. It's perfect for both intermediate and advanced levels of skiers and boarders, and you'll never have the chance to get bored due to the sheer number of pistes you'll have access to.

 

 

There's a fair amount on offer off mountain as well. There's a handful of Michelin-starred restaurants and extensive wine cantinas in the area to keep all the foodies happy. For low key nightlife with traditional Italian hospitality, this is the place. If you're looking for a relaxing ski holiday with Italian flair, you'll be happy in Arabba.

 

There's not as much on offer for those who aren't in it for the skiing and are hoping for some shopping - you'll just have to enjoy the sunshine and the espressos instead!

 

It's a very chilled out place. However, to mix it up a little bit, sign up for a helicopter ride up to the Dolomites' highest peak, or take a few relaxed spins around the outdoor skating rink. Otherwise, it's back to the hotel, most of which have spa facilities to keep things interesting.

 

Resort stats

Area size: 1220km

Resort altitude: 1600m

Skiing altitude: 1600m to 3342m

Number of runs: 42 locally

Range of runs: 3% green, 49% blue, 32% red and 16% black

Lifts: 5 drags, 15 chairs and 7 gondolas

Night skiing: No

Cross country trails: 15km

Snowmaking: 90% of runs covered

Resort bus: Yes

 

 

Food and drink

The half board meals means you'll start your morning with an extensive buffet breakfast before a full day on the slopes. Come back to the free afternoon tea and cakes; perfect for a stop gap before enjoying a three-course dinner and large starter buffet.

 

 

There's a weekly fish and seafood gala dinner which isn't to be missed too. Christmas and New Year meals are included as well.

 

 

Rooms

The twin or double rooms here are a really good size and can take extra beds or bunk beds for larger groups. Each of the 57 rooms has a satellite TV‚ Wi–Fi‚ shower‚ wc and balcony (apart from first floor rooms). You can request single rooms if needs be.

 

 

Hotel features

Official rating: ***

Free Wi-Fi throughout

Comfy lounge with TV

Reading room

Games room

Restaurant and relaxed bar

Pool and two saunas

Steam room and fitness room

Music bar with live music

 

 

Travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick or Manchester

Departure day: Saturday

Arrival airport: Innsbruck (in Austria)

Flight duration: 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes