Südtirol Elegance and Hospitality

20 Jul

Südtirol Elegance and Hospitality

Only two nights in the lovely Hotel Grones in Ortisei, Italy. That’s all that I had. What an experience in lovely surroundings in a beautiful town. They had an elegant dining room where we ate breakfast and dinner. There were three menu entrees and then there was a big buffet to supplement. The second night at dinner there was a dessert buffet, the biggest that I’ve ever seen. It was divided more or less into three sections. I cannot eat wheat so I ignored the cake section which took up half the area. I focused on the fresh fruit, so many kinds, with several different sauces to choose from, among them chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, peach sauce. Then there were the mousses: dark chocolate mousse, chocolate mousse, white chocolate mousse, lemon mousse, creme brulee. I wish I had a photo to give it justice. The tiramisu was to die for, but not for me with my gluten intolerance. Everything was handled with precision and Gemütlichkeit. Pictured here in the dining room are the mother and daughter of the Grones family in traditional dress.

This was my room for two nights. It was so spacious and elegant. All for me! If I had been a kid, I would have jumped up and down on the bed.


Here was the terrace for sitting and sunning.


The patio with the towering Sasso Lungo standing sentinel over the valley.


Every day orchids on the table.


Our charming maitre d who hailed from Slovakia.


One of the servers, always smiling and helpful.


The lobby and bar.


The pool and spa. Unfortunately I was too sick to appreciate this.



I could have spent an entire week here. If you are planning a trip to the Dolomites, I highly recommend Hotel Grones in Ortisei.


6 Responses to “Südtirol Elegance and Hospitality”

  1. StillWalks July 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    Looks like a great place. I read this just before dinner and my mouth is watering for that food 🙂

    • Rosemarie July 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

      Excellent cuisine with a wonderful menu and variety.

  2. ruthincolorado July 20, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    Sigh. Looks fabulous, Rosemarie.

  3. pearlz July 21, 2013 at 1:02 am #

    How wonderful, great to hear you are having such an inspiring time. Ah the photographer in me wants to be there so much.

    • Rosemarie July 21, 2013 at 1:51 am #

      The places where I went it is impossible to take a bad photo. I am home now, and posting the rest of my trip from my home computer.

      • pearlz July 21, 2013 at 2:34 am #

        That sounds like it will be a lot of fun

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