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Two tiny towns in the Dolomites

Two tiny towns in the Dolomites

Old Oct 19th 2004, 4:02 am
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Richard
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Default Two tiny towns in the Dolomites

We're planning a small group hiking hotel-to-hotel in the Dolomites
next June. Does anyone have any experiences positive or negative about
the Sporthotel Sole Sonne in Alpe di Siusi/Seiseralm, or the Hotel
Dosses in Tiers? Comments/suggestions about hiking in the Schlern
Naturepark or the Rosengarten? All comments/suggestions greatly
appreciated!
 
Old Oct 19th 2004, 11:30 am
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Randee
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In Tiers (Tires) my 2002 Michelin Red Guide lists the Cyprianerhof (two
icons) and the Stefaner (one icon).

In Seiseralm they list the Plaza and Sporthotel Floralpina (two icons),
and the Compatsch (one icon).

Seems like you would have more choices in Bozen, only a few kilometers
away, or perhaps Meran. Arguably it might be easier to use one hotel as
a base, but as usual YMMV.
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Richard wrote:
    >
    > We're planning a small group hiking hotel-to-hotel in the Dolomites
    > next June. Does anyone have any experiences positive or negative about
    > the Sporthotel Sole Sonne in Alpe di Siusi/Seiseralm, or the Hotel
    > Dosses in Tiers? Comments/suggestions about hiking in the Schlern
    > Naturepark or the Rosengarten? All comments/suggestions greatly
    > appreciated!
 
Old Oct 19th 2004, 7:37 pm
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Tim Challenger
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On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 17:30:25 -0600, randee wrote:

    > In Tiers (Tires) my 2002 Michelin Red Guide lists the Cyprianerhof (two
    > icons) and the Stefaner (one icon).
    >
    > In Seiseralm they list the Plaza and Sporthotel Floralpina (two icons),
    > and the Compatsch (one icon).
    >
    > Seems like you would have more choices in Bozen, only a few kilometers
    > away, or perhaps Meran. Arguably it might be easier to use one hotel as
    > a base, but as usual YMMV.

I wouldn't recommend Bozen/Bolzano unless you want to waste three quarters
of an hour each way through horribly congested traffic to get out to the
mountain area. It's a sprawling, busy town with little to commend it to
walkers.

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Tim C.
 
Old Oct 20th 2004, 1:04 pm
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Randee
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Should be no need to drive, AFAIR there is either (or both) a funicular
or a chair lift right in Bozen. It has some of the best restaurants in
the area, after all, why waste time walking when you could be
eating.............
--
wf.

Tim Challenger wrote:
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    > On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 17:30:25 -0600, randee wrote:
    >
    > > In Tiers (Tires) my 2002 Michelin Red Guide lists the Cyprianerhof (two
    > > icons) and the Stefaner (one icon).
    > >
    > > In Seiseralm they list the Plaza and Sporthotel Floralpina (two icons),
    > > and the Compatsch (one icon).
    > >
    > > Seems like you would have more choices in Bozen, only a few kilometers
    > > away, or perhaps Meran. Arguably it might be easier to use one hotel as
    > > a base, but as usual YMMV.
    >
    > I wouldn't recommend Bozen/Bolzano unless you want to waste three quarters
    > of an hour each way through horribly congested traffic to get out to the
    > mountain area. It's a sprawling, busy town with little to commend it to
    > walkers.
 
Old Oct 20th 2004, 9:37 pm
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Tim Challenger
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On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 19:04:08 -0600, randee wrote:

    > Should be no need to drive, AFAIR there is either (or both) a funicular
    > or a chair lift right in Bozen. It has some of the best restaurants in
    > the area, after all, why waste time walking when you could be
    > eating.............

Because that's what Richard wants to do? It is a hiking holiday, after all.
I don't think there's a cable car from Bozen to the Seiseralm. It's about
25 km away.

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Tim C.
 
Old Oct 21st 2004, 12:00 am
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Luca Logi
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randee <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In Tiers (Tires) my 2002 Michelin Red Guide lists the Cyprianerhof (two
    > icons) and the Stefaner (one icon).
    >
    > In Seiseralm they list the Plaza and Sporthotel Floralpina (two icons),
    > and the Compatsch (one icon).
    >
    > Seems like you would have more choices in Bozen, only a few kilometers
    > away, or perhaps Meran. Arguably it might be easier to use one hotel as
    > a base, but as usual YMMV.

Almost all country hotels in the zone have a good value to price ratio;
I wouldn't be overly worried, especially about the three, four and five
stars.

I would not consider Bolzano/Bozen as a base. Any of the villages around
is nicer than Bolzano.

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Luca Logi - Firenze - Italy e-mail: [email protected]
 
Old Oct 21st 2004, 4:45 am
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Richard
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Thank you all; good info, and appreciated. We do want to hike, and
thus be away from the cities (but still have the high quality hotel at
night!). I've almost satisfied myself that the hike from Alpe di
Siusi/Seiseralm to St. Zyprian/S. Cipriano/Tiers is doable in one day
(about 7 hours) but would be grateful for any info on the two
candidate hotels (Sporthotel Sole Sonne and Dosses) or even how to
find it (the usual suspects for hotel info have never heard of these
two tiny properties). Also any suggestions as to which/where to hike
would be welcome (there seem to be innumerable options in these two
areas (the Schlern Naturepark and the Rosengarten area). Thanks again.
 
Old Oct 21st 2004, 8:55 am
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Frank F. Matthews
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Richard wrote:

    > Thank you all; good info, and appreciated. We do want to hike, and
    > thus be away from the cities (but still have the high quality hotel at
    > night!). I've almost satisfied myself that the hike from Alpe di
    > Siusi/Seiseralm to St. Zyprian/S. Cipriano/Tiers is doable in one day
    > (about 7 hours) but would be grateful for any info on the two
    > candidate hotels (Sporthotel Sole Sonne and Dosses) or even how to
    > find it (the usual suspects for hotel info have never heard of these
    > two tiny properties). Also any suggestions as to which/where to hike
    > would be welcome (there seem to be innumerable options in these two
    > areas (the Schlern Naturepark and the Rosengarten area). Thanks again.

They both have a web site

http://www.sporthotelsonne.com/sport...e/gesamt_e.htm

If the second is in St. Zyprian then

http://www.dosses.com/index_en.html

and look pretty deluxe although the rates aren't too high. Even after I
figured that they were sometimes per person.
 
Old Oct 21st 2004, 10:27 am
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Randee
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I used to take hiking/canoeing holidays, until I discovered restaurant
holidays.............

AFAIR you can take the cable car/funicular up to the plateau and hike
from there.
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wf.

Tim Challenger wrote:
    >
    >
    > Because that's what Richard wants to do? It is a hiking holiday, after all.
    > I don't think there's a cable car from Bozen to the Seiseralm. It's about
    > 25 km away.
    >
 

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