The Savoy Edelweiss is nice, but old-fashioned hotel at 5 minutes walk from the slopes. The staff is very friendly and the food is very tasty.
The hotel is conveniently located close to the slopes (about a 5 minute walk) and close to the main center of Sestriere. The price of the room includes convient storage of your skies and boots at the slopes, so you don't have to carry you stuff back and forth. Although the city center is very close to the hotel, we found that the restaurants and bars were mostly empty every night of our stay. If you are looking for après-ski do not go to Sestriere, as it is virtually non existing.
The whole hotel has a bit of an old-fashioned atmosphere including the rooms. The bed was pretty good, but could use comforters instead of the old combination of a sheet and a blanket. The shower in our room was pretty small, but adequate.
We booked our room with half-board. The breakfast was your standard buffet style breakfast with all the usual suspects like eggs, bacon, bread, meats, fruit, yoghurt, etc. The dinner includes all kinds of Italian and local dishes and was delicious. Unfortunately the dinner is also buffet style, which is a bit of turn off for us. But again the food was great!
The bar area of the hotel is setup like a living room with comfy couches where you can enjoy a nice drink after a long day of ski-ing.
The room includes the use of the small spa, which is nice after a cold day on the slopes.
We drove from Torino airport to Sestriere (about 90 minutes) and we could park our car on the street next to the hotel for free.
All in all we had a very nice time staying in the Savoy Edelweiss.