Once a coaching inn dating back to 1326, this is now a bed and breakfast hotel in the hands of the Demetz family. Like its sister Hotel Villa Kastelruth, it’s been recently renovated. There’s now a garage for guests as well as a lift and free wi-fi throughout the hotel. The latest addition to the bar is a modern fireplace.
The communal areas and dining rooms have some nice quirky touches, including lamps, invitingly comfortable armchairs and some fine period pieces. A self-service station offers refreshments and snacks.
The history of this place adds to the charm – photographs and paintings in the communal rooms tell the inn’s story. What was once a wine cellar has been converted into a small health and well-being centre with a massage room. For extra facilities guests can go to Villa Kastelruth. You can also opt to have dinner there.
Rooms are individually decorated in Tyrolean style: panelled ceilings, wooden furniture, and dark brown picture frames. The atmosphere is warm and homely.
Besides having plenty of shops and ornate houses, Castelrotto is a great starting point for outings into the mountains. The inn can arrange free guides, maps, hiking sticks and backpacks, and tickets for public transport.
Prices are reasonable, in fact good value, considering the quality of the Cavallino’s offering, but note the price increase during high season in winter.