At the start of the 1900s it was a small inn welcoming the first tourists travelling along the Great Dolomites Road. Today it is a large hotel with every modern comfort, in which guests are made to feel at home by the warm cordiality of its proprietors.
Halfway between the fashionable resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo and the Falzarego and Giau passes, Hotel Villa Argentina is a true paradise for lovers of sports, families with children in tow and those seeking the sophisticated peace and tranquillity of Cortina.
Its strong point, though, is its position: close to the ski slopes and boasting an extremely well equipped ski hire service, it lies within the Tofane skiing area.
Surrounded by meadows and woods, it is the starting point for numerous walks in the Nature Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites and in the Lagazuoi 5 Torri area, the latter well known for its open air museums of the Great War and its rock-climbing walls.
And for those who come here to rest or who are seeking somewhere for their children to play, the extensive park with its gardens set among meadows and snow-covered ski slopes away from the traffic is a guarantee of safety, well-being and relaxation.
Hotel Villa Argentina has a faithful clientèle that for decades has been coming back again and again to enjoy this enchanting place with the refined welcome that Giovanni Menardi and his mother Nicoletta reserve for their “old friends”.
Those staying at the hotel for the first time will learn of the Gillarduzzi family, who intrepidly embarked on their enterprise as hoteliers at a time when tourism at Cortina was in its infancy.
Leafing through the albums of postcards and photos of yesteryear, one is surprised at how many film stars, politicians and renowned writers have stayed in the rooms of the hotel, all of them enamoured of Cortina's loveliest “balcony in the sun“.
Almost all of the hotel's rooms face south, with wooden balconies looking out on breathtaking views of the mountains of Cortina.
The Delicious Cortina team, which also includes Hotel Villa Argentina, organizes all kinds of events throughout the year: from high altitude concerts, parties on the panoramic terraces, exhibitions and meetings in the cultural centres of the area, historical re-enactments in the museums of WWI, sports competitions, themed dinners and photo competitions to solidarity events.
The complete list of all these experiences is published in the events calendar.
Hotel Villa Argentina
32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo (BL)
Situato lungo la Grande Strada delle Dolomiti (SS 48)
Altitude: 1.540 m
WC: wc also for disabled
Parking area: reserved parking lot and parking garage available to all our guests for free
WiFi: free Wi-Fi
Ski deposit: for skis and ski boots
Rental: ski Rental
Pets: pets welcome
Wellness: sauna/Turkish bath/Infrared Sauna
Other services: meeting room (conferences, banquests, weddings, special events in off season too)