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“Lovely hotel, food a real disappointment”
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Astoria Hotel
Ranked #17 of 38 Hotels in Breuil-Cervinia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Stayed in a double room facing the slopes for the first week in Feb.
When we arrived at the hotel/our room, we were nicely surprised about how nice it was. Reception staff upon arrival (mother and daughter) were very nice and friendly. Room was large, with lots of storage space. Bathroom new, clean and modern, although with my husband being 6ft 4inches tall, the fact the bathroom did not have a proper shower or full size bath was a bit of a sticking point...it had a half bath and a hand held shower.
Another small slightly annoying point was that we were woken up every morning at 5.30am, with the beeping from the vehicle clearing snow from the car parks located just to the back of the hotel....I think the front facing rooms would be quieter.
Now on to the food....
Breakfast was ok, with a pretty good selection, although the only hot food served was toast! I did not mind as the croissants and cereal were great!
Evening meal was appalling...how the hotel gets away with it is beyond me. You would get your choices at breakfast, but we would dread all day what they would actually taste like! The pasta course was probably the best, although I would have expected they would come with lovely Italian sauces, this was not the case, instead the sauces were bland and tasteless. The main course would general be a slice or 2 of meat and some potatoes, and the desert was always a tasteless chocolate something.
Needless to say by day 2, we eat out everyday at lunchtime and then the poor evening meal would not bother us too much. NB: The mountain restaurants are fantastic, the best I have ever been to when skiing, especially Chalet Etoile. The pasta dishes here were reasonably priced for what you got and tasted fantastic!
Would I stay here again...yes, as great friendly staff, hotel has been newly refurbished and rooms are nice and large, and it is only 10 metres away from the main lift. I would suggest not staying on a half board basis, as the cost of the evening meal is better spent somewhere else.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Great location for main gondola and it is possible to ski back to when snow is good. Staff friendly and helpful. Matteo shone as always striving to serve and nothing was too much trouble! All areas were very clean. Our room was tidied daily with plenty of lovely towels and toiletries. The beds were very comfortable. The bar and lounge areas were pleasant. Large boot room. Food was homely and filling. Excellent selection of wines and reasonably priced.
Hair drier was low powered so took a while to dry my hair.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We have just returned from a week's skiing in Cervinia where we stayed at the excellent Hotel Astoria. This traditional, family run hotel is superbly situated close to the main gondola lift to Plan Maison and after reasonable snowfall it is possible to ski back to the hotel along the road. The Astoria is a very comfortable hotel with basic but very comfortable rooms, each equipped with a modern en-suite bathroom, which is clean, warm and has lots of hot water! The breakfast is buffet style and includes bread, cooked meats, cheese, boiled eggs and croissants as well as fruit juices and unlimited coffee. The evening meals were delicious with a choice of pastas and main course every evening together with a very good selection of local wines. However, the main asset of the Astoria is the staff who were unfailingly pleasant and welcoming at all times; from the cleaning ladies to the barmen and the management who kept a watchful eye over all aspects of the hotel, nothing was too much trouble and any request was fulfilled with a smile. I can heartily recommend the Astoria to anyone who wishes to stay in Cervinia.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Not long back from an excellent week's skiing in Cervinia. We stayed in the lovely Astoria Hotel which was delightful. It is ideally situated beside the gondola to the main slopes and given good conditions it is possible to ski back to the gondola station and walk up the stairs to the hotel. The rooms were comfortable if a bit tight in passing the end of the beds to the bathroom. A test of sobriety at night. Towels were changed daily and the room was left clean and spotless each day. Food was excellent and the Christmas Gala Dinner with its endless courses and variety was memorable if somewhat over the top! many guests bailed out before the turkey course finally arrived and really it was impossible to do the whole meal justice! But that is the Italian tradition and we gave the chef a well-deserved round of applause at the end. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and went out of their way to be helpful. On our last day when my wife twisted her knee on the slopes and had to go to the local Trauma Clinic (try to avoid!) they even sent a car to pick us up. So full marks to the hotel for their welcome and hospitality.
The skiing was great but spoilt somewhat by high winds that are a feature of the resort and which shortened our trip to Zermatt. But the pistes are kept in great shape and have some lovely long runs. We went with Crystal Ski and their reps were excellent. All in all a great package with the hotel being the crowning glory of it all.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed at the Astoria for Christmas week and had a wonderful time. All the staff were amazing, our room was kept spotless with clean towels provided every day and beds made for us, food was very tasty and plentiful, and the feast they prepared for us for Christmas dinner was fantastic! Free wifi throughout the hotel was available which meant our teenage daughter was able to stay in contact with the outside world! The heated boot room was a great asset. The location of the hotel is another great plus point, right next to the gondola station, and returning on slopes which run right back to the station. Snow conditions were excellent (apart from two days in the middle when we had some scary wind and low visibility!). The village itself was very pretty and had a good choice of restaurants and cafe/bars. We will definitely return to Cervinia and the Astoria.

My only criticism is Turin airport: the cleanliness of the toilets was nowhere near acceptable on arrival or departure; we had to wait ages for our suitcases to arrive; and in the departure area there are not enough cafes.

Room Tip: We stayed in a room at the front of the hotel and had no problem with noise.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stayed at the Astoria for Christmas week through Thompson/Crystal ski package. As previously mentioned one of main advantages is location next to the ski lift taking you to one of the main hubs 'Plan Maison'. Rooms are not to every taste as ours was basic and very mustard in colour but bathroom is fine with good shower and loads of clean fluffy towels. Staff and cleaners are excellent always happy to make your stay as comfortable as possible and food is plentiful and very hearty. Wifi is free you just have to keep getting password from reception and we had already downloaded lots of tv so very handy as no English channels but you can use hdmi cable with your device to project your downloads. Staff really helpful and experienced - one of main assets of hotel and creates typically Italian atmosphere. Easy to nip into town for more bars shops etc and there is tasty little pizza outlet with deli next door just down steps towards town - great value for snacks and cheeses to take home as they're always open and happy to vacuum pack for journey home. Cervinia is very compact with stunning views and we hired skis direct from Nol Ski in town by the slopes as they were cheaper than Crystal and the service and gear is top class. You can take loads of easy runs from plan maison down to the main meeting point in town and then get main chair back up followed by Red 3 bis direct to the ski lift by the Astoria so no need to walk back up from the bottom in town - some guests only discovered this towards end of the week so good tip! First time for us skiing in Italy and there are masses of runs for the majority of abilities including over to Zermatt if weather and wind allows. We had couple of days when wind and poor vis stopped play (this made an interesting experience rocking around on the telecabine and then scary descent in gale force practically blind before they closed everything) but otherwise views and access is amazing with much less queues than France. Snacks and drinks were much cheaper too almost half of French prices so would recommend as great alternative. Snowfall and conditions generally were brilliant.

Room Tip: Try not to get room at front as we did since you will need to keep window ajar due to heat but this...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

This traditional Italian hotel is spotlessly clean with friendly attentive staff and delicious food. As part of the Crystal winter holiday package they offered us a four course meal every night with 3 options for both 2nd and 3rd courses and also accommodated veggies. Some of the rooms have mountain views and there is free wifi in the lounge area. The hotel is located next to the lift building and within a few minutes walk in to town. We would defiantly go back.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Piazzale Funivie, 11021 Breuil-Cervinia, Italy
Location: Italy > Valle d'Aosta > Breuil-Cervinia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #17 of 38 Hotels in Breuil-Cervinia
Hotel Class:3 star — Astoria Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located 20 meters from the Plan Maison Gondola and 50 meters from the resort centre.The hotel completely renovated in summer 2012 in a simple but functional way.Welcomes guest in a warm and familiar ambience, offering spacious public areas: rstaurant, bar , reading room, pool room, ski room private parking and a large terrace from where you can admire a 180° view of the impressive Grandes Murailles chain and whereyou can enjoy a glass of local wine accompanied by salami from Valtournenche.We offer Typical Aostan dishes and also internation food.Free Wi Fi in all areas.The 26 standard rooms completely renovated and elegantly furnished (many of wich are adjoining), all have bathroom with shower, bathtub, telephone and tv-sat.if you are looking for comfort and total relaxation or a holiday with the family we have 4 suites available on the 3rd floor with beautiful balconies and a spectacular view on the valley or ski slopes.Each one has a large double bedroom and a living room with 2 more beds, a spacious bathroom, tv.sat., telephone and mini bar. ... more   less 
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