The Soraruf family has owned and personally the run the hotel and apartments (where we stayed) for many years. Our greeting was warm and personal, they were wonderful, professional hosts. Because the apartments are part of a hotel, there is no stress about a specific arrival time as someone is at the front desk - an issue we've had when renting other apartments, so it's something we've come to feel is important.
• our apartment, #68, was very well appointed, TONS of cupboards and storage so the living area was never cluttered and a front hall entry to store boots, coats, etc. which also helped keep the living area tidy
• excellent wifi
• kitchen had pretty much everything you could need for making meals - pots, pans and utensils (though, as we enjoy cooking a lot, a sharp knife would be a good addition)
• we enjoyed the 'retro' decor of the apartments
• ski lift shuttle bus to and from the main Canazei gondola (early until ~10:15, then again in the afternoon, ~2:30 until gondola shut down) - and the driver was also fantastic, so nice! - otherwise you walk the 1km to the Canazei lift (with all your gear) or try and jam yourself on the incredibly packed buses (probably not so bad mid-day)
• good sized bed (comfy, tho very firm bed) and bath rooms and dining/living area
• QUIET - good sound insulation from neighbours
• good location, 5-10 min walk to the Spar (small supermarket) and 10-15 to the town centre where there's a Coop, butcher and local produce stores, as well as lots of good restaurants and bars (note: it's uphill on the way back! :)
• lovely hotel bar and restaurant - we had dinner there one night, it was very good and affordable
• free parking right out front of the building, covered is available at a small cost
The not-as-good (there was nothing actually bad, mostly everything was great and these points may not matter to most people):
• not enough hot water for a bath (we like a bath after a day of skiing) - water would recover quickly but only be hot for about 20 seconds, then turn off, wait and fill again for about 20 seconds (we also supplemented with water boiled on the stove) - we did not even bother mentioning to Michele as it's an old building and there was no quick fix for that
• the apartment was pretty dark, not much light from windows and room lighting was not great - who cares when you are skiing all day but on the few days we took off, we noticed - having said that, we asked for a lamp and Michele found one and brought it to us!
• uncomfortable sofa
We thought the Césa Tyrol Hotel Residences were excellent, and would happily stay there again!