Stayed at the Du Col for 1 week over the New Year period as part of a ski holiday with Crystal. The hotel's central location is very convenient with an ATM, cafes and a the hire shop all within 20 seconds of the front doors. The room was fairly specious with comfortable beds and good storage space. However, the bathroom was let down by a very low shower and an almost non-existent screen. This meant that showering, no matter how careful you were, resulted in a small lake on the bathroom floor.
Another problem was the hugely unreliable hotel WIFI which simply didn't work unless the hotel was empty during the middle of the day. However, mounting complaints must have jerked the staff into action and the WIFI was upgraded on the second to last day of our stay and seemed to be working better.
The last issue, which can be avoided during booking, was the room location. As a road-facing room, as oppose to slope-facing, it was often hard to go to sleep with a constant buzz of people outside. Snowploughs going past in the morning were not the most pleasant aspect of my stay either...
The best aspects of the Du Col were undoubtedly its slope-side location; 2 mins walk from main Sestriere chairlift, the food; a huge buffet with great variety and quality each night and the staff; friendly and available throughout the entire day.
All in all the Du Col is a solid option for ski holidays in Sestriere providing lift access on its doorstep, great communal spaces, a lively bar and excellent food.
- Also Known As:
- Du Col Hotel
- Du Col Sestriere