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Tre Alberi Liberi
Via Nicolao Sottile, 7, 13020 Riva Valdobbia, Italy   |  
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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34 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Shh...., don't tell!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Best room I have stayed in on a skiing trip. It was on the top floor, large, beautifully renovated with a cosy alpine feel and modern fittings such as a large shower and a huge bed (with a special mattress which makes you sink into the bed leading to a very steady night's sleep). Breakfast is very nice with a new cake every day (and great cappuccinos and espressos). They have an outdoor hot tub which we did not try as you need to give a couple of hour's notice (to heat it with wood). Friends stayed in another room which was even bigger!

There is a nice bar opposite the hotel where you can have a late night snack or a drink which is convenient.

Service was very good. The man of the house mentioned that he can also organise hunting trips outside of the winter season. The owners speak very good English. We also looked at their apartment which has two big bedrooms, a sitting area, big balcony and a kitchen. This could be a great place to stay when you are there for longer. We only stayed a long weekend.

Even though the restaurants are in Alagna this is only a 5 minute drive away which we did not find inconvenient. We had a very nice dinner in Montagna Di Luci (where I have stayed before; rooms&breakfast are more basic but also nice) and a restaurant next door (on the right) to the hotel Monterosa (a large room with very high ceilings, a good 3 course menu for 18 euro I believe). We did not enjoy eating in La Marmotte (price and quality worse).

I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Düsseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

We (a skiing friend of mine and I) had a wonderfull stay at Elena & Roberto´s home - far from being mainstream with superb breakfast!
Very-very friendly and service oriented!
Close to Alagna´s Snow Palace which is a very unique place to do Skiing or Snowboarding.
Best wishes and good luck to Elana & Roberto in establishing Rock Climbing activities,
Alex (from Germany)

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

I agree with all the words of praise for Elena, Roberto, their beautiful B&B, their mouth-watering breakfasts, and their overall fantastic hospitality.

I'll just add that the location in Riva Valdobbia has one additional advantage: you wake up in the morning, open the window, and there you have the Monte Rosa staring at you in all its grandeur. Nearby Alagna is too much at the foot of the hill and doesn't let you have that view.

A great vacation, a fabulous place. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

There isn't much I can add to what has been already written in all the invariably enthusiastic reviews about Tre Alberi Liberi.

I went there for a week with a family party of 10 - including 4 children - and we occupied 4 of the 5 large, stylishly furnished, very clean (etc. etc., you see what I mean) rooms in this beautiful house. Despite the numbers of our party and all our dietary restrictions, everything was impeccable: succulent breakfasts (your cake has been freshly baked by your landlady; your egg just laid by one of her hens - need I say more?), excellent rooms (and bathrooms, and linen, and toiletries), great advice from both owners. And so forth.

The four kids in our party, aged between 8 and 11, particularly appreciated the big, well kept garden-and-playground, they even played with the owners' daughters (really, a lovely bunch).

By the way, do take Elena's advice also on restaurants in nearby Alagna - and follow it: la Marmotta e la Montagna di Luce were very, very good. Unione, which she had frowned upon, was a _big_ mistake (indifferent food, service from hell and by far the steepest bill of the week).

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Cherry on the cake? About 20 metres away from the B&B, on the lovely village square, there is a cool bar serving mean cocktails. In Riva Valdobbia - va savoir pourquoi!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2010

super hosts, wonderful rooms, great location and the best breakfasts - home baking, bob marley and great coffee! not to mention the skiing on tap

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Leros
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2010

The owners make you feel very welcome. The rooms are very large, the luxury bathroom is spacious and the breakfast buffet is fantastic. Also the village is very nice and historic. This is a place to return to!

Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2010

We spent just over a week with Roberto and Elena (and have also stayed for long weekends in the past). The house is a lovely old building that has been beautifully renovated by the owners over some 5 floors. We had the "Salice" room at the top of the house which is very spacious with incredible old beams, a generous bed and modern bathroom with jacuzzi bath - you even have an uninterrupted view of the Monte Rosa from the bathroom window. The toiletries provided are also of high quality and where possible, are ethically produced and sourced; all linen etc is immaculate , regularly changed and well looked after.

Elena serves the finest breakfast I have eaten in Italy (in their grand, high-ceiling dining room) with home - made pastries and cakes, fruit salad, muesli, fresh bread, ham, local cheese and boiled eggs on request - all of which is organic. She also has great coffee which makes it even more difficult to get up from in front of the open fire that will likely be crackling away during breakfast if you're staying in the Winter.

The B&B is located a 5 minute drive from Alagna in Riva Valdobbia, a very quaint village with a beautiful church adorned with great exterior frescoes. If you don't have a car there is a bus at weekends to take you to Alagna which leaves fairly regularly from the church square just outside the house (although this may only run in the Winter). There is also a very popular and quirky bar opposite the house which is good fun and the most lively in Alagna/Riva, particularly on the weekends .

Roberto is a mountain guide and very well known locally; we spent four days with him and did some fantastic skiing . He always seems to find the best, untouched snow, is great company on the mountain and will adapt a day to suit your ability, the conditions and how energetic you are feeling. There is also the option of heli-skiing and with a range of enormous peaks to choose from offering long, uninterrupted descents, it is one of the best areas in Europe to give this a try.

All round a fantasitc B&B run by a very warm and welcoming couple for whom nothing is too much trouble - they are exceptional hosts. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Nicolao Sottile, 7, 13020 Riva Valdobbia, Italy
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Location: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Vercelli > Riva Valdobbia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Riva Valdobbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming old villa, where typic alpine architecture is combined with modern design. Only 6 rooms but realized with all the comforts of a a contemporary hotel: larch parquet, hand made furniture and stylish bathrooms, plus organic mountain toiletries. Free Wifi and parking.Rich and various breakfast, served either in front of the open fireplace or in the panoramic terrace, facing Monte Rosa south face.Finnish hot tub in the garden and sauna (opens december 2012).Activities of the valley: rafting and kayak, trekking, mountaineering, tennis, horse riding. ... more   less 
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