Just a day back from an excellent trip in Sestiere snowboarding. The snow and the runs were amazing! Soft powder with slight ice and large distance to board on with the 3 valleys.
HOWEVER!!!!!!! on the other side the apartments was a BIG no no! We traveled with 4, all male adults from Scotland. We arrived and were shown our rooms which were the typical basic apartments which was fine as we would hardly be spending time there. So, after our check in and getting out bags sorted we headed down to reception. We were told if we got this pre paid credit card we could use it in the whole resort in any bar or food place. We tried it and we were declined. We told them but they ignored what they said to tell us the 2nd time we could only use it in the bar in the place. They gave us out flase information just to take money from us. Their staff was VERY poor. For example, when asking then a question they would become less interested and giving out short answers like they didn't care less about us. They gave the local Italians priority over us Brits which annoyed me! The beds in the apartments were THE WORST bed (s) av ever slept in. All 4 of us had sore backs from day one, i woke up at least 3 times through the night each night we stayed. Woke up dry nosed, throat, crusty eyes with the humidifier. The food in the place was very basic and the pizzas, av seen more toppings on buttered loaf than the pizzas you get there. Also the prices were far too expensive. For a hotel that was "done up" for the Olympics in 2006, we all thought was very poor and basic! I, personally wouldn't come back to this hotel but I loved the boarding areas. Just a shame the Italians spoiled the holiday for me!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sestriere Olympic Village is a unique space built in order to remember that Sestriere has had an hystorical role as Olympic venue. Perfectly ensconced in the natural landscape that surrounds it, the Olympic Village overlooks the breathtaking scenery of Argentera Valley and Monti della Luna Mountains. The resort has been conceived in full respect of the surrounding territory and includes 7 different buildings named from A to F plus a last block named G, easy to identify because of its big window tunnel roof. Here, it is set the global polyfunctional area which overlooks the newly open sky slopes for beginners. THE SERVICES: The Sestriere Olympic Village guarantees fabulous vacations, whether you wish to practice sports or simply to relax in the summer as well as in the winter. A fully equipped health spa fitted out with saunas, steam bath, jacuzzi, massage area; a swimming pool (12 m x 6 m) and a gym is at disposal of the guests. Our little guests have a special children recreation area which includes a mini club and entertainment activities (3-12 years old) Security is guaranteed 24 hours a day thanks to the reception and surveillance service. Each apartment is provided with a reserved indoor parking place; Ski school, ski storage, rental and maintenance are available within the premises of the Village. The other services at disposal of our guests are located in a global multifunctional area: 2 bars, self service, restaurant, pizzeria, bar Risto Grill on the roof top, wine-shop. ... more less
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- Villaggio Olimpico Hotel Sestriere