We were looking for a bargain ski deal and booked through Crystal to stay at HDG a little over 3 weeks before travelling, we didn't do too much research beforehand but we weren't disappointed.
Bardonecchia is perhaps an awkward ski resort, the main town is an easy 25 minute walk from the main slopes in Campo Smith, this of course means that you either stay close to the slopes or the town. HDG is approximately 5 minutes away from the main streets of the town and is nestled out of site hiding behind other hotels, this made for a quiet location.
Bedrooms were clean and perfectly adequate, perhaps a little small. The ensuite was a little cramped but was clean, the shower clearly wasn't installed for someone who is 6' tall but it delivered plenty of water.
We stayed half board so ate in the restaurant for breakfast and evening dinner, food was not fancy but was adequate. One complaint was that of the speed of service, plates were taken before the last person had finished and courses came in quick succession often with no time between each.
The defining moment for us was when my girlfriend took a tumble whilst skiing, we went to hospital 50km away in Susa. The hotel did everything that they could to help our friends get to the hospital. When we returned to the hotel we were helped with getting crutches, the hotel owner even had the porter drive us into a restaurant in town one afternoon and picked us up afterwards. There was genuine interest and concern for my GF from the owner and staff.
HDG is what I would describe as a character hotel, whilst the hotel is most definitely dated this fact can be overlooked by the warmth and character that is offered.
The key question is would I stay here again, yes is would, I'd go back tomorrow.
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