This hotel fits the bill. We were nervous at first as we normally stay in 4 -5 star hotels where you step outside and straight onto the gondola . Like a comfy pair of slippers we also like familiarity or as some may say dislike change. This was a last minute deal and cost far less than normal. We are rather fussy and like the little luxuries as skiing is our only holiday after a years hard work. We are already booking for next year and can't reccomend this hotel enough.
The staff were exceptional from the cleaning girls to the manager and could not do enough for you. we swapped rooms a couple of times on arrival which was no problem. I would deffinately reccommend an upgrade as the star rating is not a comparrison to UK rating. The hotel and rooms are more like a three star and fairly basic but don't let this put you off. The breakfast is adequate but the evening meals excellent with a large itallian buffet of cold meats and salad as well as a three course choice menu.
Be careful what you order at the bar as you will come away with twice as much. The barmen are very apt at topping your glasses up and even have your favourite tipple waiting for you as you get back from the slopes. My husband made the mistake of asking for some peanuts. Before we knew it there was the most amazing platter of antipasti (cheses,meats and breads) on our table without the hint of a bill. At night after ordering coffee to take upstairs cakes would mysteriously appear also. Great characters!
As for the resort it's whatever you want it to be. The hotel is in a quiet area five min walk to the town. We were shattered in the evening but regreted not venturing out for several nights. The town has lively bars and wine bars with lots of character, antipasti and of course the sport channels for important games. There are also plenty of reasonbly priced resturantes.
The hotel runs a great shuttle bus to the bottom of the slope and you can ski down to the village. we found it easier to get a locker near the ski school and travel in comfort in our walking shoes and walk to the pub without carrying everything back to the hotel.
You will really enjoy this hotel and resort.
- 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