We booked through Iglu Ski one week before our departure on 9th February 2019. After a very long transfer from Innsbruck (so wished we’d flown into Venice!), we were greeted by Marcos the great hotel manager and we were soon checked in. Although we were not allocated the room that we paid for (note to self: thoroughly check all paperwork before arrival as it seems it can unexpectedly change when adding extras later!!) everything worked out OK as we swapped with another family in the same situation.
The hotel was clean and warm throughout, with ample seating in the bar area. The beds and pillows were comfortable and the jacuzzi bath in our room was very welcomed after a hard day on the slopes. The hotel’s central location was great for an evening stroll and window shopping. The chalet staff day off was Wednesday and there were lots of good restaurants to choose from close by.
The entire Inghams team were absolutely fabulous all week and worked so hard to please all guests and that must get harder each season with the number of individual dietary requirements. Having read other reviews, our concerns about the food were totally unnecessary. THE FOOD WAS BRILLIANT from full English breakfasts, to tasty cakes, soups and fresh fruit at afternoon teas all the way a variety of Italian style dishes at dinner. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it was the best food in an Inghams chalet that we have every experienced – good food is such an important part of a skiing holiday so very well done to the new chef and kitchen team for reacting to the recent reviews!!
The main ski areas of Cortina are linked by various free ski buses which stop just across the street from the hotel. As the hotel shuttle bus was out of service, we favoured bus number 8 as the walk to the Tofana gondola was so much easier than to the first lift at Socrepes and the two area are linked by runs. One morning we skied the Super8, including the hidden valley, using lifts and the free ski busses. With a bit of planning a reasonable skier can also spend a decent amount of time around Alta Badia after the sleigh ride at the bottom in the hidden valley but our attempt to ski to and around the Sella Ronda was probably too ambitious to be relaxed enough .... so the Inghams away-day or the early bus from the bus station to one of the closer resorts would probably have been the better option.
In conclusion, we had an absolutely amazing week with lovely snow conditions, blue bird days, quiet corduroy slopes and we also met some very nice people. If we ever return to Cortina we would have no hesitation in staying at the Parc Victoria again. Thank you Marcos, Jack and the entire team.
Accommodation & Value 5/5