Just got back from a weeks snowboarding in sestriere stayin at the olympic village apartments. Heres my thoughts...
Location to slopes: from the aparment its a 5 minute walk to the gondola that takes you up the mountain to access sauze doulx, sansicario, cesana and claviere, a 4 man chair lift and a small drag to access sestrieres own slopes.
Location to village centre: its a good 10 walk up hill to get to the shops, supermarkets, bank, bars and restaurants.
Apartments: they are supposed to sleep 4 people but 3 adults is about right. If you were a family of 2 adults and 2 children they would perfect also. they are clean and warm, the kitchen is a bit small but good enough to knock up breakfast and a quick bite to eat in the evening. the bedroom is big enough to pull the beds apart if needed and theres plenty of hanging space. towels are supplied along with basic toiletries but there is no maid service so dont expect fresh towels or your beds made during your stay. the numbering system for the apartments and the layout of the complex is a little confusing but you soon get used to it.
Hotel amenities: the hotel has a bar with large screen tv playing mostly italian football and they also have some old guy playing a keyboard and singing a couple of nights. not very exciting but the beer and wine are cheap enough. they have a system for paying where you a given a credit card to load up with money at reception then use in bar and restaurant. the restaurant is self service style but food was disappointing, there is also a pizza corner which was ok and you do get vouchers to try both when you check it. the vouchers will be dated for when you can use them. there is a small conference room that doubles up in the evening for shows but they are geared up the the mainly italian guests which is probably about 80% of the guests. there is a small supermarket where you can buy everything that you would need to selfcater for a week and the price of things are pretty good. there is a swimming pool and a well equipt gym that you get free use of and theres also a beauty spa offering everything from massage to pedicures, a hairdressers a small gift shop that was pretty expensive and a nightclub but it was only open once during our stay.
Sestriere is a fantastic place to ski and board but if youre looking for busy bars and night life i would stay in sauze doulx.
Would i go back to the olympic apartments? Simple answer is yes!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sestriere Olympic Village is a unique space built in order to remember that Sestriere has had an hystorical role as Olympic venue. Perfectly ensconced in the natural landscape that surrounds it, the Olympic Village overlooks the breathtaking scenery of Argentera Valley and Monti della Luna Mountains. The resort has been conceived in full respect of the surrounding territory and includes 7 different buildings named from A to F plus a last block named G, easy to identify because of its big window tunnel roof. Here, it is set the global polyfunctional area which overlooks the newly open sky slopes for beginners. THE SERVICES: The Sestriere Olympic Village guarantees fabulous vacations, whether you wish to practice sports or simply to relax in the summer as well as in the winter. A fully equipped health spa fitted out with saunas, steam bath, jacuzzi, massage area; a swimming pool (12 m x 6 m) and a gym is at disposal of the guests. Our little guests have a special children recreation area which includes a mini club and entertainment activities (3-12 years old) Security is guaranteed 24 hours a day thanks to the reception and surveillance service. Each apartment is provided with a reserved indoor parking place; Ski school, ski storage, rental and maintenance are available within the premises of the Village. The other services at disposal of our guests are located in a global multifunctional area: 2 bars, self service, restaurant, pizzeria, bar Risto Grill on the roof top, wine-shop. ... more less
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