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“Great Place to Diet” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Pila 2000
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Localita Pila 2000, 11020 Gressan, Italy   |  
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Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Gressan
Solihull, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Great Place to Diet”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Very good location, you can almost ski to the door. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. Even the "Animazione Team" were nowhere near as irritating as other reviewers had implied. They acted as baggage porters on arrival and were always polite and courteous. If you play along with their antics they're harmless. The rooms,bedding and linen were kept clean and were adequate for a 3* hotel.
However the use of multiple plugs and lack of sockets means electrics border on dangerous. The bar and lounge area is very small for the size of the hotel, especially considering the size of the PIla 2000 Complex. THE FOOD ranged from average to DIABOLICAL, mainly the latter. We had one hot dish all week. The plates were ice cold and the food lukewarm to cold. The descriptions varied from unbelievable to comical. The taste was poor, the presentation often bizarre! An extensive salad buffet was one positive,however any items that were under consumed from it found their way into the next night's menu as soup, sauce , pasta fillings or garnish.Choice of breakfast fare was poor, quality average and ONE HOT DRINK machine meant long queues. Would never stay there AGAIN unless it was accommodation only!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The hotel is in a great location to access the best of the slopes, unfortunately, that is were the positives end.
The hotel itself is very basic. The rooms offer just enough to pass for a hotel, including features like a dated tv that does not offer a single english speaking channel and inadequate beds to allow for a dreadful nights sleep before an active day on the slopes.
After a days skiing, it would have been nice to relax in a lounge/bar area, however, all that this hotel offers is a small selection of uncomfortable wooden chairs with an extremely small bar area. If you wanted to sit, you would have to endure the 'animation' team - quite what they did apart from scream and shout is anyones guess.
The food was shocking. It was quite unbelievable at times just what did appear on the plate, even the locals were often bemused. The breakfast was extremely substantial given that it was meant to set you up for a days skiing. The only hot offering being a drink, should your legs withstand the lengthy wait in the queue.
Unfortunately, the location of the hotel provides a great opportunity for this to be a remarkable offering, unfortunately, the management have clearly failed to realise this.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

After a fitful night's sleep on mattresses sticking firmly to their iron sprung roots, you'll not get much chance to oversleep as the maid will clatter around the corridors like an OCD percussionist; you'll be looking forward to a hearty and warming breakfast to fuel your exhilarating day up one of Mother Nature's finest achievements - the slopes of pila are wonderful- but forget it! You'll get stale croissants and hard bread rolls to lavish with slimy cold meats and sweaty cheese. You'll not get toast either but you can get a cup of coffee if you can be bothered to queue at the machine for long enough.

Whilst on the amazing pistes you can be assured the chef will be boiling baby octopuss in brackish water and preparing a dizzying array of pasta shapes with all the finesse of Alphabetti Spaghetti, for your return. Don't be too depressed about the food though as the indolent 'animacion' staff will be there to cheer you up with all of their witless baffoonery, (you will have to 'high five' them on the way in to dine). If you manage not to eviscerate them all on the spot, enjoy your slop and get a reasonably powerful shower and rest up for the next day's activity knowing that your skis are in better accommodation than you and have probably mocked you as they carried you past much better hotels.

The amiable but blissfully inept manager has however provided free wifi, with which I guiltily type this honest review- bravo!

This hotel is really only suitable for Italian speaking guests who are used to a broad standard of accommodations and shouldn't be offered by British tour operators.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

A great hotel situated right on the slopes. Rooms basic but very clean. Housekeeping does a great job. Plenty of hot water, clean towels, extra pillows, shampoo, soap and fresh bed linen. The hotel has a new Italian chef and the choice and quality of food, for a 3 star hotel, was excellent. Like the previous reviewer the only down side was the extremely noisy group of young staff who sat next to us at meal times. On reflection I should have complained to the Manager, whom I'm sure could have easily sorted this out. I would recommend this hotel as a good quality 3 star hotel which is situated right on the slopes. It has a good ski storage and the local, FREE, bus stops right outside. I intend to go back in 2013 as PIla offers great ski-ing for intermediates on lovely tree lined slopes and some new "black" runs are planned for the 2013 season.

Room Tip: Choose a room that overlooks the central private park area.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

I've just returned from a week staying at this hotel. The location is fantastic and you can ski straight onto the piste (not when I was there as it was later in the season but usually you can). The rooms are basic but clean and are cleaned every day. Fresh towels and bed linen every single day today. The food is good and you are given 3 choices for your evening meal, although only one dessert choice. The breakfast is continental style and plentiful. The staff in the hotel are all very pleasant and the reception staff, bar staff and cleaners extremely helpful and very very nice. There is a separate building where you can leave your skis/boots, etc.

The only downside to this hotel is (as others have pointed out) the animation staff. This is basically a group of teenagers who are employed to entertain children (albeit there are not children in the hotel all the time). This group of teenagers are very loud and very very very annoying. Nobody can have their evening meal in peace and they make a lot of noise throughout the hotel. On my last night, I was woken at 1.30am by them playing video games and cards in the reception area of the hotel. This needs to be addressed as it will put people off returning to an otherwise good hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Our review is going to be just like CnJ_10 as our comments coincide almost exactly. The hotel was in a great location close to the great varied skiing slopes of Pila with good staff and plentiful tasty food. We asked for a room with a balcony as suggested by a previous reviewer, but this may not be a good idea as ours was at the back of the hotel on ground level and looked out over an untidy yard. A room in the main hotel, at the front that will have a good view of the mountains. The communal area wasn't very inviting so could be made more comfortable for guests to use for after dinner drinks etc. The animation team were an annoyance with their loud voices and superfluous activities, and with many guests feeling the same way Crystal really need to address this issue with the hotel as it could put return customers off. Ours was a late booking holiday with a discount, so it was good value for us, others paying full price may have a different option.

Room Tip: Balcony rooms at back of hotel don't have much of a view especially ground floor ones.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

An odd hotel which could be so much better!

There is an animation team in the hotel which serve no useful purpose apart from annoying the vast majority of the guests! They are noiss and intrusive so the best thing would be to get rid of them!

The rest of the staff were excellent.

We booked a room with a balcony, and got a balcony on the ground floor! We asked for chairs so we could sit on the balcony but we told there were none!

Another oddity of the room was the lack of coat hooks to hang up ski clothing at the end of the day.

Room was cleaned every day sometimes done while at breakfast, excellent service!

The bar area could be so much better with the addition of comfortable seats and furnishings, and a few candles in the fire place would have added to the ambience.

Hotel is close to the slopes with only a small walk from where you can easliy access a chairlift.

Ski Areas was good for what we wanted and the trip down to Aosta by the cable car for 5 Euros each return was really good value.

Room Tip: Get a room in the main building
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Localita Pila 2000, 11020 Gressan, Italy
Location: Italy > Valle d'Aosta > Gressan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Gressan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pila 2000 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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