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Hotel Petit Palais
1 minute walk to cable car and gondola • 10 minutes downhill walk to
resort centre with shops, bars and restaurants • intermediates can ski
back to within 50 metres of hotel • at the end of the Ventina 8km red
ski run from Plateau Rosà.
All rooms have a TV and hairdryer.
Twin Room - sleeps 2: Twin room with head-to-head beds, private shower or bath, WC and balcony.
Twin Room - sleeps 2-3: Twin room, extra single bed when booked for three people, private shower or bath and WC.
Twin Room - sleeps 2-3: Twin room, extra single bed when booked for three people, private shower or bath and WC with mountain views.
Single Room - sleeps 1: Single room with private shower or bath, WC and restricted views.
Quad Room - sleeps 2-4: Twin beds, two extra single beds when booked for three or four people, private shower or bath, WC and restricted views.
· reception area · dining room · spacious and
comfortable lounge/bar with magnificent views of the Matterhorn · free
WiFi in reception area · equipment hire shop within the hotel · Turkish
bath, hydromassage bath and sauna (chargable) · extra charge for
bathrobes and slippers
· buffet breakfast · 4-course evening meals with wine,
water and soft drinks included · afternoon tea and coffee · Christmas
and New Year's Eve gala dinners included
Please note: With lots of narrow streets, coach access in Cervinia can be limited.
When you arrive in resort, the coach will drop you off at a central
location in resort. From here, you’ll leave your luggage – and the reps will arrange transporting your things to the
accommodation – before heading off on a 10-15 minute walk up to the
Petit Palais. Make sure you wear some sturdy shoes and warm clothing -
it can get a bit snowy underfoot.
Cervinia Resort Info
Based on the Italian side of the Matterhorn, Cervinia is lift-linked to Zermatt, with 200km of its own runs. Because of its high altitude, it has a long season, great snow and is an absolute haven for intermediates. The slopes are superb for cruising and mileage skiing, while beginners will find masses of coverage. Advanced skiers will need to head over into Switzerland for extended challenges, although you'll have to pay extra to cross to Zermatt. Because of its position, the scenery is outstanding, but this can be marred by poor weather and high winds, which can often cause the higher lifts to be closed. If the weather holds, you can usually be guaranteed loads of sun as well as long tree-lined runs. The ski school is getting better but, as with many Italian resorts, childcare is rather limited.
On the downside, Cervinia is not the most attractive resort and is entirely purpose-built. It was founded in the 1930s by Mussolini and still doesn't cater very well for non-skiers. There are good restaurants on and off the mountain, but their prices are nearly as steep as the Matterhorn itself. Weekend crowds can put pressure on the old lift system, but also improve the quality of après-ski. Access from the accommodation to the lifts is inconvenient, requiring an uphill walk.
Overall, Cervinia is great for lower ability skiers and boarders and much cheaper than its Swiss neighbour. Experts, kids and party animals may not find Cervinia ideal, although the first group do have Zermatt nearby to keep them busy.
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