Sport Hotel Pocol3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We spent a single night in this hotel. The room was quite old and not adequate for the price. The service in the restaurant is not acceptable. We waited 30 min to be served. We received the food (sausages, fried lamb chops) 30 min later, without vegetables and side dishes that we had ordered. The amount of food was a joke at 15 E per dish. Drinks were mixed up. All together not a single apology but a high service fee. Amazing service, deserves it, yea... There are no restaurant alternatives around. Next morning checkout: 30 min queue, 1 person (the owner of that place) processing all checkouts, manually summing up all restaurant bills (nothing was prepared at that point...). After 15 min of waiting we asked him to send us the bill by mail. He got angry, shouted that he does not care about his guests' problems or opinions and claimed that this type of service was common all over Italy. He does not speak English, only Italian, so with limited Italian skills there is just no way to argue with him. We finally paid and left. This experience left us highly disappointed. We definitely cannot recommend this place as hotel or restaurant.
We stayed in the small hotel next door. Hotel Piccolo Pocol which was lovely but they did not have a restaurant so we were recommended to walk next door if we didn't want to drive back into town. Restaurant didn't open til 8pm and meals were a bit pricey but what we ordered was very good. We didn't need a lot anyway as we had had a big late lunch on our way. It was funny though as there was two other couples in the restaurant and it turned out that we were all visiting from Australia. Service was good as was the overall experience.
Nice place, clean rooms. We received two rooms on the 4th floor (the attic). They were small and it was hard going 4 floors by foot. Also the promised wifi was not available there... The workers were very friendly and advised about tours in the region
The room was not clean when we arrived - found a big clump of what I assume was dog hair in the middle of the carpet. The bed sheets had a hole in which had been patched and there was a stain on it. The bathroom light had no fitting over it - not great for a bathroom where there is water! We stayed for 8 nights and I had to ask for the toiletries to be restocked (you don't get much anyway - just a small sachet). The TV randomly came on by itself when on standby- so we had to properly turn it off. The WIFI did not work in the room at all, and was slow downstairs. You had to be there early for the breakfast otherwise it all went/the staff were grumpy if you asked for more. The younger staff seemed friendly but the breakfast lady and owner certainly were not. More care and attention would help this place. The photos are not representative of any area of the hotel, everywhere is more worn, dirty and not as nice as the photos show. Maybe it has been taken over since the photos were taken? Handy if doing things on the Falzarego Pass
The room smelled bad, we had 2 really big spiders in it, and the price is really high for the value that you get. Service is really bad-owner is rude and doesnt speak english, he screams at guests when you want to have a conversation with him. Breakfast was really poor aswell. Avoid that hotel. WIFI didnt work in the room, just in the lobby.
This is a basic hotel but it is not without it's charms. My room was okay, quite comfortable with a fantastic view from the balcony. There were no toiletries supplied in the bathroom but there was a hair dryer. There are no lifts so it may be necessary to drag your suitcase up four flights of stairs. The best thing is the terrace at the back which has a wonderful view of the Dolomites including the Cinque Torri. It wasn't gourmet food but it wasn't totally inedible either. No wifi in rooms, only in the lobby area. The worst thing for me was the swipe card on the door which I found impossible to operate. I noticed that I was not the only person with this problem. All in all a memorable experience for both good and bad reasons!
Stayed here for 4 nights and found it very handy to explore all the different passes in the area, very quiet hotel with an amazing view from the balcony and window, decoration is very quirky shall we say, a little dated but for the price it's not a complaint, didn't go down for breakfast so can't comment and never tried the restaurant either but it did smell good on our way in or out. Friendly staff and very laid back, our original booking was for 3 nights but when we asked if we could extend a further night, no problem at all.
Breakfast was disgusting scrambled eggs with nuts!? and cold hardly cooked bacon grissle. Or stale bread with ham, cheese and salami, or selection of stale cakes and croissants. The hot food only appeared 3 out of 7 days, the same rock hard almost mouldy cakes were put out for the whole week, and the croissants were put on a heating tray which was on high heat so they were hard and dried up if they were fresh at all. Toasted sandwiches would have been fine but on day 3 they ran out of bread and said there wasn't any more, for the week....? We mostly had coffees from the machine. Apple and Orange juices also ran out on day 2. Dinner was disgusting. Starters of cold polenta or dry pasta. Mains were a piece of melted cheese wrapped in a piece of ham, or a plate of curried "meat" as per the photos. We asked if there was any rice or anything else to go with the curry, they said no. Dessert was a piece of pineapple or a stale strudel. The strudel looked like it had olives, mushroom and nuts, so I told the waitress I was allergic to nuts, and asked if there were any nuts in it. She fully understood and said there were no nuts in it. I put my fork in and pulled out a large walnut and showed it to her. She shrugged and said to eat the pineapple instead. After complaints of asking for anything, anything at all, to go with the main courses, the next day they brought out beans and broccoli, which would have been fine but was wet, soggy and fridge cold so we left it. The following day the menu starter was pasta with broccoli, so we ended eating there and ate out for the rest of the week. At the end of the week, the owner gave us a 9euro per person discount for the evening 3 course meals we had refused to suffer. Should have been 25 to 30euros per head discounted. We argued this so his wife shouted at us and actually threatened to call the police on us to have us arrested. As this was 1am and we were leaving at 4am, we just paid up and left. 7 hangers for 3 of us in 1 room. Room safe was broken, beds were hard with pillows like potato sacks. Heating came on during the night and was not adjustable so overly stuffy by about 430 every morning. this woke me up daily and I regularly opened the door to let in some air. Hotel advert says "ski to door". This would only be possible if you could ski uphill about 300m from the nearest lift. Sadly super powers were not available partly due to the malnutrition so we drove everywhere. Hotel was advertised as 300m from the town. We clocked it at 6.3km. Bathroom was dated and basic. No shampoo or hairdryers as advertised, so we had to go out and buy shampoo. The bar closed most nights around 9 to 930pm, and they turned off the music then too. We were left with a dart board with useless darts, 20 odd packs of cards all mixed up, a Wii game which did actually work, but then had to go to town to buy drinks from the supermarket to drink in the bar after the staff had gone to bed. Even the lovely dog Bernie was with us in the bar eating the carpet. Clearly he hated the food too. We named it Hotel Crapol in our group chat. Not sure where the "sport" name came from, as it had no facilities. Could have been 99% better.😱
Sport Hotel Pocol is to the hotel industry what Harold Shipman is to the Hippocratic Oath. I have never stayed in a worse hotel in my entire life, that includes my inter-railing days whilst in university. This place makes Fawlty Towers look like The Four Seasons. It has nothing to commend it. In all my travels to Italy I have wonderful memories of the cuisine. Here I'm still trying to cleanse some of the dishes from my culinary memories! The hotel is nowhere near cortina nor for that matter can you ski to the door - unless you ski uphill on a snow free road. I'm sure at one stage years ago this hotel was probably nice. It's now well beyond its sell by date, as are a lot of the employees. Just pack your bags guys, the game is over
Good quality cortinese accommodation convenient for cortina and via ferata etc. Interesting and entertaining hosts. Great food and decent breakfast! Our dogs loved to run around the fields surrounding the back of the hotel whilst we drank aperol on the terrace!
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Pocol within a short walk of Ossuary of Pocol, Sport Hotel Pocol is within 2 miles (3 km) of Dolomites Falconry. This 17-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like ski-in/ski-out access, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in the mountains and also near Lake Pianozes and Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Resort.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.
Sport Hotel Pocol's 17 rooms provide safes and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and digital TV. Rooms also include hair dryers.
Guests of Sport Hotel Pocol enjoy features like ski-in/ski-out access, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. A stay here includes free parking. Friendly staff can provide luggage storage, and also offer advice about sightseeing. Other amenities at this ski hotel include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and a fireplace in the lobby.
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76% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 126 reviews