From the ease of finding the place, the charm of the reception, to the breakfast and the view from the window, this was an excellent accidental choice.
A winding, vertiginous road through the Dolomites opens into the valley of splendorous vistas that is Moena. Charming Tyrolean houses dot the landscape, and the hotel lies on the banks of the pretty, gurgling river in the centre of town.
The reception was more than helpful, even though the parking was the public area 200 metres away. The town is very safe, so no worries there. The local pizzeria served some wonderful food, and the grappa was oh so perfect as a post-prandial.
Having slept deeply, we woke to a glorious bright day, with gorgeous views both from the window and the petunia-saturated balcony. The crisp early autumn air gave us a voracious appetite, and breakfast did not disappoint in this regard: fresh pastries, croissants, and cappucinos made by the waiter, who could not have been more attentive. Slatherings of local jams, smoked ham and cheese complemented the morning feast, the finishing touch being the porcelain reservation name on everyone's table: guaranteed to make one feel special.
Overall, a phenomenally good value hotel, resplendent with oodles of Italian flair and charm. One small point: instead of an extra bed in the room, a small sofa would have been a bit better, but this is a small point.