- Bed and Breakfast
- Prime location in Sestriere’s town square
- Good standard of accommodation
- Ski slopes are less than 200m away
- Modern and attractive hotel
Meals: Continental buffet breakfast.
First floor: Double and twin rooms with bath, shower, wc, TV, mini bar, telephone and balcony. Rooms taking an extra child bed are available on request. Single rooms and sole use of twins available on request at a supplement.
2nd floor: Rooms with mountain views are available at a supplement.All rooms will take an extra child bed.
Board Basis: Bed and Breakfast. Half Board option available at a supplement (meals to be taken in Grand Hotel 450m away).
Most probably the best resort in the Milky Way, Sestriere was the first purpose-built village in the Alps. It hosted the 1997 World Championships and ran many of the races at the 2006 Turin Olympic Games. Because it's at high altitude, there is top-class snow, supported by widespread snowmaking. All levels of skier should find something to sink their teeth into. There is steep terrain and off-piste for advanced skiers, great scope for intermediates and good facilities for beginners. This is all supported by a continually improving lift system, which only gets overloaded at weekends and on major holidays.
The resort itself is not overly attractive, as opposed to the stunning scenery around, but it does have everything you need off-snow: plenty for non-skiers to do, a good range of restaurants, mainly hotel-based accommodation and up-tempo nightlife at the weekends, which caters to the Italian brigades up from Turin and Milan.
Overall, Sestriere is a surprisingly good value resort, considering its renown. It's also an excellent base for exploring the Milky Way, with its own all-ability pistes to satisfy everyone. Ignoring the less-than-heavenly architecture, this is one of the best Italian resorts.