Visited Sauze for the first time with my daughter on a Crystal trip.
The Gran Baita is a fabulous, family run hotel with excellent friendly and helpful staff. Although it is dated the hotel is warm and comfortable with well appointed rooms. I had a top floor room. Ensuite bathroom and toilet. Television with some UK channels. No kettle provided so bring your owning required. Good storage and room safe.
There is ski and boot storage provided with wall boot driers. Due to the distance to the lifts there are storage facilities on top of the slopes for about €20 a week. Saves a walk with equipment in ski boots.
There is a well stocked bar and large communal lounge. Loads of games and cards are provided for entertainment. Wifi is free throughout the hotel but it is not always reliable. Good enough for checking emails and light usage.
The food is excellent.and provided every night. A large continental buffet breakfast is provided. Evening meal is initially a help yourself buffet starter. A three course served meal is then served. Every meal we were given was excellent and covered vegetarians as well. Faultless.
The hotel is situated about two minutes walk to the town centre so accessible but away from the late night noise.
There are two main lifts nearby. The Clotes which is about 5-10 mins. Most people use this lift due to its position but is not too busy at peak times. The main lift is Sportina which is about 20 mins walk but a free bus gets you there. However be aware that at peak times the service is erratic and buses can be full.
All in all an excellent hotel and thoroughly recommended. If I returned to sauze I would definitely stay here.