The Hotel itself is situated half way up the mountain and although this gives the guest an amazing view, it would have been great if they'd stuck a few signposts around from Bardonecchia to the hotel around so that one doesn't get as lost as we did going up the mountain in the dark.... When we'd finally found the hotel, they hadn't put salt on the entrance so it was rather treacherous getting our luggage inside... We were beginning to worry that this was a mistake, however, signposts and lack of salt aside, once in the hotel, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is quite modern but unpretentious, and the ski in/ski out facility was awesome. Our room was a great size and clean, with plenty of wardrobe space and free internet. My only complaint about the room itself are the beds and linen. The beds are quite tough as are the pillows. An option of a softer second pillow in the cupboard would be great.
It's a very pleasant hotel all in all. You just have to be willing and happy to do a short drive into town.
Having stayed in many ski resorts throughout Europe, I was very pleasantly surprised at the facilities and service on offer at the Christallo. The staff were friendly, courteous and would go out of their way to help you. Breakfast was nothing special, but a lot better than most hotels in ski resorts. The location is nothing short of fantastic (20 metres to the slopes is not an exaggeration).
However, someone has to do something about the heating, and find the switch that turns it down. Even with the heating off and the window open (albeit with the curtains shut), the temperature in the room was unbearable. It made the room extremely uncomfortable to sleep in, and it spoilt what would have otherwise been a perfect stay.
Other than the heating, I would highly recommend this hotel.
David from London
The Hotel Cristallo is a brand new structure situated in a unique position in the centre of Sestriere which is one of the …More
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