Although posting this review some time after staying at this hotel, a new review has prompted me to write. Unfortunately, it would appear that there have been no improvements in a few years.
We stayed at this hotel in January 2004 for our honeymoon! It was a last minute booking and the fact it was non smoking then really appealed. I think that was the only positive comment I can make on this hotel.
The rooms were very shabby and we were provided with sheets cut up and hemmed for towels. The bathroom smelt badly and the electrics in our room were dodgy to say the least.
The food was limited, cold, and consisted almost entirely of turkey escalopes and cheese fondue. We actually wondered whether they had it delivered by the tanker load at one point. I got very excited one evening as we had green beans with our meal - to be very disappointed as they were served ice cold as a salad.
I agree completely with the other posting, the older staff/owners (?) were absolutely horrid. They screamed at my husband who wanted to bring his expensive ski boots back in rather than leave them in the ski locker. They tried it again on the last evening, but I'm afraid I just 'answered back' with WE ARE PACKING and walked away. I don't think they speak too much english which is probably a good thing.
We solved our problems by hitting the bar just up the road (same side as hotel) for at least 3 very large beers and nibbles the owner served up to us with every round. Plus a very, very nice italian restaurant next to the planibel hotel kept us topped up with grappa one evening.
The resort was OK, the skiing good but as for the hotel - I would not stay there again if you paid me!
- Also Known As:
- Piccolo San Bernardo Hotel La Thuile
- Piccolo San Bernardo La Thuile