We stayed for a week sharing a two bedroom apartment with friends. When we arrived there was an initial confusion as we were allocated a one bedroom apartment but this was quickly put right when we asked for the facilities we had booked. The bedrooms were of reasonable size with plenty of wardrobe space. The livingroom/kitchen had a good balcony and sitting area with just about room for six round the table. The kitchen has just two hotplates and a microwave, but was reasonably equipped. I was pleased to have taken our own travel kettle. Equipment did include a fold out clothes drier.
We were lucky enough to have an appartment at the front of the Villagio and the view from the balcony was superb. A couple of minor repairs were needed during our stay and these were very quickly done.
We had one breakfast and one evening meal in the restaurant, the breakfast was good, but the evening meal was just satisfactory.
The complex has an excellent gym and a good size swimming pool (no extra charges).
Car parking is in a basement garage.
The design of the building is unusual with long corridors at various levels which takes a bit of getting used to. Also the Vilagio is one of the lower buildings in Sestriere so the centre of the town is a ten minute walk uphill. It is close to the main telecabin up Mont Fraiteva which operates in summer as well as in winter and is well worth a trip. Sestriere is an excellent summer centre for the mountains and alpine meadows.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Villaggio Olimpico Hotel Sestriere