Everyone in our mixed group of 17 had a brilliant time at Haus Valentin.
Staff were attentive, energetic, friendly. They went over and above our expectations, even sitting down to eat with younger members of our party! They willingly offered help rather than wait to be asked for help. They were genuinely interested in all guests. They created a fun, sociable, convivial atmosphere.
Everyone in our mixed group of 17 had a brilliant time at Haus Valentin. Everything was spot-on. Special mention to the chalet staff, they really went the extra mile to make our holiday special. Thank you Colletts, you're doing a great job!
Just one thing to point out here. We were advised to buy ski passes for whole of Dolomiti Superski, which we did. Most of us ventured to Colfosco, Kronplatz etc, so for most of us this was great advice. We did however have several first-time skiers in ski school who - although they were all skiing Reds by the end of the week - did not go beyond Alta Badia, even on their final all-day excursion. They felt they would have just bought Alta Badia skipass. They were aware of the benefits, eg no hassle / complete flexibility. Not a big price difference but paying x4, not nothing either!
Drop off in La Villa would be handy, especially for beginners, but understand that this would be challenging logistically.