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Rifugio Walter Bonatti

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Loc. Malatra | Val Ferret, 11013 Courmayeur, Italy
Rifugio Walter Bonatti
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Laconia, New Hampshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here our 4th night on the TMB, really nice place to spend the night after a very long day on the trail. Ended up staying in a 2 person room so I have absolutely no complaints. Showers were great as well as the meals and staff made for a great stay.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

An absolute gem. Seen few refuges and this is by far the best. It is super clean. The showers are great and food excellent and cooked from fresh. Mara the gardienne is super nice. A must go. Price waa €85 for my guide and I plus coffees and drinks. Can't be beaten

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Denver, Colorado
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75 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you are walking around Mont Blanc you have limited choices about where to stay without too many logistical gymnastics. This was my first 'hut' on the tour, having started in Courmayeur so I did not fully appreciate how comfortable it was. As others have said, it's top notch. Roomy, clean sleeping areas, we were in a six bed room.... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

great place, great staff (very friendly and informative), great food! (no polenta!) the only recommendation: (that is relevant to all the refugi) - have a more comfortable place to sit and meet other hikers.

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Minnesota
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129 reviews 129 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Bonatti is spectacular, as has been described by other reviewers. This rifugio sets the standard and exceeds those on the TMB. I have not been to all the huts on the route, but I cannot imagine they match up to this one. It has a great location along the mountain range and the family operation makes it more enjoyable. Rooms... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This was a lovely refuge to stay at on the Tour du Mont Blanc. The refuge was recently renovated with beautiful wooden beams. We were in a spacious dormitory room with plenty of room between people, comfortable beds, and plenty of shelving. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The dinner was generous and filling. Breakfast was the usual breads,... More 

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This refuge is a MUST stop for anyone hiking the TMB! Amazing, jaw-droppingly gorgeous views that are simply mesmerizing. Simple wholesome food. Accommodations are basic but comfortable. Family who runs it was helpful and friendly.,Well worth the uphill slog!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was by far the best refuge we stayed at on our Tour du Mont Blanc. The refuge seemed newly renovated with beautiful wooden beams and paneling throughout. We stayed in a spacious dormitory room with plenty of room between people (7 total), comfortable beds, and shelving to keep our ruck sacks neatly out of the way. The staff was... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
92 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Loved it here , the best refuge we visited . A lovely warm welcome and an escort to your room . Great food . Views to die for ! The breakfast was so well organised it went like clockwork . The place was spotless . The showers were great . You just needed to be organised and ready before you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

More like a hotel than a refuge. A must stop on the Tour Mont Blanc. The staff are wonderful, warm and friendly. Clean and great food for after a hike. Location is great. All you need is to hope for good weather. Even the dormitories are almost separate beds and spacious compared to the other Refugio's on the TMB.

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