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Dolomites in July

Hello! My wife and I are looking at spending 3 or 4 nights in Val Gardena and using Ortisei as a home base to explore the Val Gardena and Alta Badia region. We will have a rental car, so we won't need to depend on public transportation. We are hoping to stay in a bed and breakfast that will give us more of the authentic experience. Do you all have any recommendations for specific Bed and Breakfasts? I have been looking at tripadvisor and other travel sights, but the many options are somewhat overwhelming. Thank you in advance for your help!

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we really liked:

www.garniariston.com

in alta badia, this is hard to beat:

www.montanara.it

By the way, Ortisei is the largest town in the Val Gardena with a "town" feel, even a pedestrian zone. St. Christina is 5 minutes away and Selva is 10 minutes away. Both closer to the views of the Dolomites.

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You should post this on the travel Forum under "Destination Q & A" "Italy". This here is the review forum, to review places you have already stayed.

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Paul, thank you for you recommendations and your advice! Just posted on the Q&A portion of the travel forum. Did you enjoy staying in Val Gardena or Alta Badia more?

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Thought the Alta Badia was more scenic from the valley and the Ciasa Montanara. With a car, it doesn't really matter too much. The drive over the Gardena Pass (connects the Val Gardena and Alta Badia) is nothing short of spectacular. I would say the Val Gardena is easier for "tourists" with shops, restaurants, etc. clustered more or less.

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Go to Google Maps and hit Control "+" a couple of times All the available properties will pop up in small icons that look like beds. Or, you can also put "hotels" after the city's names and the room prices will pop up in blue blocks. Click on them for the specifics on the properties.

I use this all the time to find rooms all over the world.

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I loved the Dolomites and thought staying in Ortisei was wonderful. We stayed at Hotel Grones and got the half board package (breakfast and dinner). This is the first time we ever did that, and we made our decision based on the fantastic reviews of the food. All I can say is it really was as good as everyone said. Hotel Grones is a family run place, which you may or may not consider authentic. It is a touristy town, but a lovely one. I am dying to go back.

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We stayed in Selva for a week in June 2017. It’s just stunning. Check out the Hotel Sun Valley. Amazing hotel. No need to drive as you get a bus pass with your accommodations. I can’t wait to return 😍

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Hello from Denver!

We were in Ortisei last July and stayed at Hotel Grodnerhof. Like you, I prefer B&Bs over hotels, but this place was fantastic! It is a family run hotel and the level of service was outstanding. The staff was unbelievable. They even have a couple of local hiking guides lead organized hikes twice every week. Morning breakfast was awesome. The attached Anna Stueben restaurant was worth its Michelin Star and the wine pairing menu was a great way to experience the local varietals that we may not ever see here in the States (not even at Barolo Grill).

We also enjoyed Tubladel restaurant in town. Order the Chianina ribeye. Never thought I would order a steak at a restaurant much less be happy paying so dang much, but it blows away anything you will have here.

Feel free to p.m. me with any questions about hikes.

Jason

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We loved staying at Hotel Grones in Ortisei, family owned, excellent meals too.