We arrived, a beautiful sunny day... although quiet, what a good fortune to find a place like Chalet Francois... Tino- the owner, he can’t offer us enough to make us feel at home! Room is very clean, homey and modern! We also have enjoyed the spa room- sauna and jacuzzi!! All modern!! Tino also runs the family restaurant right next door, which is Le Bistrot de L’ Abbe,where we had 3 great dinners .... with the freshest products and nice local wines!! We love everything here and highly recommend this cute hotel and restaurant next door!
Cervinia is an exclusive place and Chalet Francois is an exclusive property. Everything is in the chalet. We were 9 people which was perfect for the 4 bedroom 4 bath property. From arrival to departure everything is taken care of. The proprietor, a friendly gentleman named Tino, is there for you 24/7. He owns the restaurant which is next door and provides breakfast from there. The table is set and the food is served. Afterwards, the staff cleans up and resupplies. For lunch and dinner, Tino will provide what amounts to room service or effectively a private chef (for a reasonable price). After a hard day of skiing there is nothing like sitting down in your own condo and having a gourmet meal serves to you and cleaned up afterward.
Then you can sit down in the hot tub or sauna in the included spa room and unwind.
The chalet is located in the center of town. It is a quick 5 minute walk to the lifts or any shopping or restaurants. And there is off street parking.
In short, Chalet Francois has it all and then some.
We were 2 American families looking for a house in Cervinia which could accommodate our 5 combined teen and pre-teen boys. We searched in vain and even expanded our options to other ski resorts when we could not find a decent place at a reasonable price. Tino, the owner, had just completed this renovation and once we read the description and communicated with him (and his delightful English speaking young son) we booked the home. It was the perfect size for our group of 9 but we could have fit 11 or maybe even 12 if necessary. The house was always toasty and comfortable. The sauna and hot tub are brand new. The location could not be better, just steps from the lift and the pedestrian zone. In fact, we liked it as we were not in the middle of the town noise but as just a couple minutes walk to every restaurant etc. Finally, the best bit of this place was Tino's family themselves. They were just next door in their restaurant ready to help at all hours. The breakfast was extremely varied each morning and could have fed 2x our group. Fruits, yogurts, meats, eggs, fresh croissants, pastries, cereals, teas, espressos, juices etc. Each adult probably had 4 cappuccinos with each breakfast, but they were brought in with a smile each time. A nice start for a full day on the slopes. Cervinia is an incredible secret; skiing at least as good as Zermatt but a fraction of the cost --and served with relaxed, Italian love.