Recently renovated hotel offering great accommodation
- Half Board
- Chic rooms and interiors
- In a quieter spot on the resort edge
- Wi-fi Available
The stylish and modern Hotel Gran Roc, previously known as the I Cavalieri, had undergone a complete renovation with a chic, rustic theme and warm homely atmosphere. Located on the edge of Sestriere, the hotel has great views over the town and its iconic round towers, as well as the ski area in the background. There are a variety of room types available making this a good choice for families, couples or small groups.
- 10-15 minutes’ walk to the centre of Sestiere
- 10 minutes’ walk to the Fraiteve gondola for access to the Milky Way ski area
- 10 minutes’ walk to the Garnel chairlift for access to the Sestriere local area
- 10 minutes’ walk to the nursery slopes and ski school meeting point
All rooms are non-smoking and have satellite TV, free WiFi, telephone, safe and a hairdryer. Room service is available at an extra charge.
Twin room – sleeps 2: twin beds, private shower and WC.
Double room – sleeps 2: double bed, private shower and WC.
Family suite – sleeps 2-4: twin beds and up to 2 extra single beds when booked for 3 or 4 people, private shower, WC and balcony.
Junior suite – sleeps 2-4: twin beds and a double sofa bed when booked for 3 or 4 people, private shower, WC and balcony.
Cots are available free of charge. Please request at the time of booking.
- lounge bar
- weekly live music
- free WiFi
- ski lockers with book rack
- lift to all floors
- hot and cold buffet breakfast
- afternoon tea and coffee from (4-5pm)
- 4-course evening meal with wine, water and soft drinks included
- Christmas and New Year's Eve gala dinners included
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.