Excellence for four generations
The Demetz family welcome you to Val Gardena
First Val Gardena welcomed us with its timeless charm, and then the Demetz family opened the doors of Hotel Angelo Engel — describing the welcome of this famous Dolomite valley as warm doesn’t even begin to cover it! What wonderful places! Everything reflects the themes of holidays and mountains — a perfect combination.
There is treasure to be discovered at the Angelo Engel. In the centre of Ortisei, it offers a large sun-kissed garden, an indoor pool that extends outside and is heated all year round, jacuzzi, saunas with a variety of temperatures — including one just for women, with aromatic herbs, and one in a cabin in the beautiful garden — Turkish bath with mountain pine, gym and a 400-square-metre wellness centre with large seawater aquarium. The pedestrianised area, with its classic South Tyrolean architecture, is ideal for shopping and, like the Dolomiti Superski route facilities — this is the land of the Sella Ronda — can be reached on foot or by shuttle. True luxury.
We were captivated by what the chef had to offer; everything here is home-made, seasoned with South Tyrolean excellence — which isn’t slight! — and the best of the Mediterranean. Every dish looks as though it was painted by an artist; these morsels are delicious, light, and tasty, even the vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Do you know why it’s so easy to sleep well at the Angelo Engel? Because the furniture is made from pine wood — its aromatic scent reduces the heart rate and gently carries you to dreamland. And in the morning, the panoramic view of the Dolomites wakes up the senses — you immediately want to go to the delicious buffet and get ready for a day full of relaxation, sport and fun.
The Hotel sets a packed schedule in motion — our guide, George, is a pleasure to listen to during hikes and walks, rides on supplied mountain bikes, climbing trips… What about if you’re in the mood for something more relaxing but still want to immerse yourself in the sparkling mountain atmosphere? Then why not try a high-altitude barbecue, planned down to the smallest detail.
Here, amongst a crown of the most famous peaks in the world, every activity is possible, even one that just involves total relaxation at the hotel. And you can bet you will return home refreshed!