You can forgive a lot about a hotel if the attitude of the staff is positive, friendly and helpful. The person who runs front of house or reception as the first point of contact with the guest is so important, and the lady here is frankly, miserable. That misery is only matched by the dreary nature of the bedrooms, the poor breakfast and the huge lack of investment over time in this place. It's in a beautiful area, but everything is sadly lacking. The breakfast is poor, shortbreads and biscuits left out uncovered ALL DAY until the next morning, fruit that was off in the "fruit cocktail" (from a tin). Waiters who whilst pleasant and friendly are from a bygone era and clearly don't want to be there. The other reviews of this hotel as "excellent" and "very good" I cannot fathom at all. Either those people must have shockingly low standards, or the place has gone so rapidly downhill as they were there in its hayday (unlikely). There are MANY other decent hotels in Cortina which don't cost the earth, and are far better value than this. AVOID.
As a postscript, WHY is it that so many places have difficulty (or don't care) about wifi? yes there is wifi here, but it's so slow you can barely read an email.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pontechiesa Hotel is situated in a quiet and sunny place, near the Olympic Ice Stadium, the tennis courts, the skiing facilities and the skibus stop. The centre is nearby with its fashionable shops and resorts.This Hotel, personally run by its owners, is warm and elegant, the service is accurate and efficient and the style is typical of a mountain area.A lift takes you to comfortable rooms featuring bathroom, satellite TV, telephone and room service. You can relax in cozy small rooms or in the bar hall, sitting around the classical "stube".The Hotel also features a parking lot. In winter, its ski depot is heated, while in summer the guests can relax in a beautiful garden.Pontechiesa Hotel boasts excellent cooking and serves both local specialties and typical Italian dishes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Pontechiesa Italy/Province Of Belluno, Veneto