Restaurant Hotel
Home-like & authentic Hotel - Restaurant At our lovingly run Hotel Stella you can expect cosy double rooms, a quaint restaurant where you can have lunch as well as dinner, not to mention courteous and warm hospitality.
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Hotel with rooms and restaurant in a rustic-modern style

The family-run Hotel Stella in Novale di Laion on the panoramic road to Val Gardena, near Ortisei, offers comfortable double rooms as well as high quality cuisine.

This small, family-run hotel with rooms and an exquisite restaurant enjoys a long history. When the road from Ponte Gardena to Val Gardena was built in 1856, the "Zum Stern – Alla Stella" guest house was opened on the Dirsching farm, whose roots date back to the 16th century. Located exactly halfway, just 6 km from Ortisei, the guest house served as an ideal rest stop. Hotel Stella has been owned by the Prader family since 1913 and is still popular among nature lovers both in summer and winter, due to its proximity to Val Gardena and the Dolomites, but above all because of its fine regional cuisine as well as the well-maintained interior and family atmosphere.

We thank you for your visit and wish you a pleasant stay and dining experience in the historical rooms of Hotel Stella.

Sieglinde and Otto Prader

Ideal location

Hotel Stella is located at the entrance to Val Gardena, 6 km from Ortisei. The wonderful mountains of the Dolomites, which offer countless beautiful excursions in summer and a paradise for skiers in winter, are easily accessible. You can reach Val Gardena in about 10 minutes by car or by motorbike, but you can also safely park your vehicle in the free private parking spaces of the hotel and use all the public transport in South Tyrol free of charge with the "Mobilcard" issued by us. The bus stop is right in front of our house, where the bus takes you every hour in 15 minutes to Ortisei.


By car
Arriving from the north: On the A22 Brennero motorway, take the exit towards Chiusa / Val Gardena (German: Klausen / Gröden). Leave the roundabout at the second exit, cross the bridge and turn left onto the SS12 state road. After about 8 km, turn left towards Val Gardena. You will reach Hotel Stella after 6 km.

Arriving from the south: On the A22 Brennero motorway, take the Bolzano Nord (German: Bozen Nord) exit, turn left and take the SS12 state road. After about 17 km, turn right towards Val Gardena. You will reach Hotel Stella after 6 km.


  • If you are coming from the north and enter our address into your GPS device, please select the route which leads via Ponte Gardena (German: Waidbruck) after the Chiusa / Val Gardena (German: Klausen / Gröden) motorway exit.
  • Please note that winter tires are a requirement from mid-November onwards.

By train and bus
All national and international trains stop in Ponte Gardena (German: Waidbruck). From here, a public bus service leaves every hour towards Val Gardena and stops in front of the Hotel Stella (bus stop name: Dirsching)

Snowy winter

In the winter months you can enjoy the snow-white splendour of the Dolomites through a variety of sporting activities. From our hotel, you can reach the Val Gardena / Alpe di Siusi ski area with connection to the Sellaronda within just a few minutes' drive. In addition to the numerous slopes for all levels of difficulty in the Dolomiti Superski area, the well-groomed cross-country trails, various winter hiking trails and toboggan runs offer plenty of variety.
The Christmas markets in the three villages of Val Gardena - Ortisei, Santa Cristina and Selva - or in the idyllic towns of Chiusa and Bressanone, are ideal for leisurely strolls.

Colourful summer

Summer in the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is not only a paradise for mountain bikers, hikers and climbing enthusiasts, but also for motorcyclists. The location of our hotel is the perfect starting point for a variety of motorbike trips. The winding road to Ortisei, Passo Gardena and Passo Sella leads directly past the hotel, and these are just two of the many passes connecting the villages of the Dolomites.
In our bar with terrace, you can enjoy the sunshine with a cool drink, plan your next excursion in South Tyrol, or just let your mind wander.