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“Excellent stay, staff friendly, rooms are lovely.” 5 of 5 stars
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Grand Hotel Besson
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via del Rio 15, 10050 Sauze d'Oulx, Italy   |  
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Ranked #14 of 33 Hotels in Sauze d'Oulx
Swansea, Wales.
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Excellent stay, staff friendly, rooms are lovely.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stayed here 20th Jan to the 27th Jan. Excellent hotel as far as skiing standards are concerned. The rooms are big, and comfy. You can control the heating. The bathroom was excellent and never short of hot water. Considering i am a fussy eater i thought i might have struggled to eat in the evenings (we went half board) but it wasn't a problem. The food was a high standard and all the waiters were lovely. You had a set menu eat night and you could choose from 3 things for your starter, main.. and then ice cream, cakes etc for dessert. I could not complain. And if you didn't like it, it wasn't a problem. The breakfast was by far the best, scrambled egg, bacon, bakery ( which was beautiful) fruits, hams, cheeses etc. Was beautiful. There was a free bus that takes you to the lift, that runs between 8.30 (i think)... and 10. And then 3.30 and 5. This was so useful and we used it everyday. There is a free public bus that runs passed but only one. I do wish the bus did start its pick ups a little earlier than 3.30. We used the spa for one night, it was free of charge. It wasn't anything special. But use it, if its free!
The skiing was pefect!!! Loved the pistes and we didn't get bored. I'll definitely be visiting this hotel again soon. Couldn't really fault it.
PS.. its a 4* by skiing concerns.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights and really enjoyed it. The staff throughout the hotel were very friendly. The food was brilliant. The hotel appears on the map to be away from the town but in fact it is only a few minutes - there are a few narrow streets but once you have worked it out it is really easy. I think i chose well and probably the best sited hotel to be in. I had my own ski's and boots but i was able to deposit them every night in a ski shop right by one of the lifts. If you can get a room on the 2nd floor or above at the front that would be a bonus.
I will definitely go back.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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schilde
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Very average standard; small basic rooms, not well maintained spa (is not part of hotel), no bathrobes in the room; you cross the lobby in swimming suits! Food very average. Hotel needs major refurbishment and better maintenance.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bexley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Really nice hotel, the staff were extremely friendly and very helpful, 5, minutes walk to the centre of town,the shuttle service to the ski lift was really good, the spar was also very nice after a day of skiing. I would defiantly go back again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norwich
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Summary - Great hotel - especially if you can get a deal.

Rooms - Our room was a little small but adequate. From the fire chart it was probably the smallest on the 2nd floor.
Food - Excellent food with good variety. They try to push bottled water but we managed to get tap water. No complementary wine but we bought a couple of bottles each night which proved to be very good..
Other facilities - Bar area was nice with TV which mainly had football on it. The keyboard player could do with broadening his array of songs he can play. Complementary spa facilities well worth using.
Staff - All the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, couldn't ask for more.
Location - Stunning panoramic views from hotel. Short walk to the centre of Sauze. Option to take hotels mini bus to Sportina lift or as we did we left our Skis by the Clotes lift and walked up there each day (6-7min walk).
Skiing - Enjoyed the skiing, some very nice tree lined runs and an extensive amount of skiing. Only complaint was that some of the resorts aren't quite as well linked as your multi-village resorts in france.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Londerzeel, Belgium
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Let's start with the positives : excellent and helpful staff; free wellness centre and gym room.excellent location for skiing. The hotel shuttle drops you at the ski lifts. It is only 5 minutes trip. The city centre is at walking distance.

Minors : rooms are clean but too small and a little outdated. The food is not bad but is not what you expect from a 4 star hotel and during tour stay no ambiance in hotel nor in the village.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for a week and our first time in Sauze but had come recommended by a friend. From the minute we arrived and I struggled to talk to the cab driver, the first member of staff was out in an instant and translating for us. From the reception staff, to the fantastic people in the restaurant and bar, we were looked after every minute. Hotel wasn't too bIg so felt really cosy. Good location for town and Salvatore the mini bus driver was incredibly helpful and flexible. Rooms were quite small but we didn't spend too much time there. More food than you could consume. Only criticism would be more a reflection on the age of the spa. Great facilities but really needs a refurbishment. Would recommend to anyone and would definitely stay again.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Via del Rio 15, 10050 Sauze d'Oulx, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Turin > Sauze d'Oulx
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Sauze d'Oulx
#2 Luxury Hotel in Sauze d'Oulx
#6 Romantic Hotel in Sauze d'Oulx
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Besson 4*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An exclusive hotel where you experience the mountains in all seasons, in the splendid setting of the western Alps, for an intense week of skiing, a romantic weekend or to unwind in relaxing the body and spirit in the exclusive Besson Spa re-generation.The Grand Hotel Besson has 44 rooms, elevator, common areas, lounges, bar, restaurant, meeting rooms, panoramic terrace, solarium, ski room, private parking, garage, spa and stunning views over the valley and mountains.Un albergo esclusivo dove vivere la montagna in tutte le stagioni, nella splendida cornice delle Alpi occidentali, per una settimana di intensa attività sciistica, per un week-end romantico in assoluto relax o per ritemprarsi il corpo e lo spirito nell'esclusiva SPA Besson Re-generation.Il Grand Hotel Besson dispone di 44 camere, ascensore, ampi spazi comuni, saloni, bar, ristorante, sale meeting, terrazza panoramica, solarium, ski room, parcheggio privato, garage, centro benessere e splendida vista sulla valle e le montagne. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Sauze d Oulx
Grand Hotel Besson Italy/Province Of Turin

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