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You'll find the Engel in a quiet and picturesque spot in Canazei, just 500m from the vibrant centre. This gives you the best of both worlds as you can enjoy some superb après in the many bars and restaurants but head back for a restful nights' sleep.
It's a classically Tyrolean style hotel with plenty of local touches for an authentic stay. The restaurant serves up delicious and filling cuisine with traditional flavours and healthy ingredients.
It's easy to relax here, and with facilities such as a steam room, sauna and small spa to ease any tired muscles, it's easy to see why. If that's not your thing, maybe the bar or games room will hit the spot instead?
Nearest lift: 875m to Belvedere gondola
Ski bus stop: Outside the hotel (bus tickets available from the hotel for approx. €6 per week)
Tuition meeting point: 875m (at the top of the Belvedere gondola)
Canazei resort: 500m
Canazei is very popular in the Dolomites and it's no wonder. There's a lovely buzz about the place and being surrounded by the towering Dolomites is a constant reminder of the vast ski area you're in.
Virtually the entire 1200km+ area is snowsure thanks to the nearby Marmolada Glacier and that 97% of the runs can make snow when conditions are right.
There's plenty to do off the slopes as well. Strolling around the many boutique shops and artisan food stores is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Or for a bit more action, head to the ice rink or aquatic centre. There's also a nightclub for the those who like to party into the small hours.
The scenery is something you never tire of. To get a different perspective, head out into the local forests on a snowshoe walk or try cross-country skiing to see the more hidden parts of this incredible area.
Area size: 1220km
Resort altitude: 1460m
Skiing altitude: 860m to 3342m
Number of runs: 668 in the Dolomites
Range of runs: 30% blue, 60% red and 10% black in the Dolomites area
Night skiing: Not in Canazei
Cross-country trails: 200km in the Dolomites area
Snowmaking: 97% runs covered in the Dolomites area
Resort bus: Yes
Half board here is a lovely affair. The extensive continental breakfast will set you up for your day on the slopes of the Dolomites.
Evening meals consist of three courses with plenty of local specialities and ingredients to help you refuel at the end of the day.
The Engel's 32 rooms are a really nice size, have plenty of light and are wonderfully quiet. Choose from comfortable twin, triple or four bedded rooms, each of which comes with satellite TV and recently refurbished bathroom with shower and wc.
Official rating: ***
Lovely, laid-back bar area
Wellness area with steam room and sauna
Free Wi-Fi in the lobby
Departure airports: Gatwick and Manchester
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Innsbruck
Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 5 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes