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“Great location but hotel somewhat disappointing”

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Hotel Cresta et Duc
Ranked #19 of 42 Hotels in Courmayeur
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The location of the hotel is just perfect: a short walk from the cable car and right next to the main shopping street. Even though our room overlooked the street, it was quiet. Another plus was the breakfast, very nice buffet, especially for Italian standard. The staff was friendly. The room was clean, though very small. When I booked they told me all the rooms were the same size, however looking at the fire escape plan, I saw that our room was the smallest on the floor... Our room smelled of mothballs, while the entrance hall had a (faint) moldy smell coming from the spa down stairs. The moldy smell was very strong in the spa, and the water in the Jacuzzi also smelled funny. They had a small room to store ski and ski boots, though very difficult to access (steep metal staircase) and it was quite run down. Net, nothing major to complain about, but probably not the best hotel experience I had.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

The Cresta et Duc provides a warm and friendly welcome and a professional standard of service. The hotel is comfortable, very well located in the centre of Courmayeur just off Via Roma and a few minutes walk from the main cable car. Overall this hotel succeeds in its aim to offer contemporary alpine style hotel. Rooms are comfortable although not particularly spacious. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. For example they had already found out that we would be leaving at 5.30 AM and made sure breakfast would be available before we asked them. We stayed half board and found the restaurant to be very well run with the same combination of friendly welcome and professional service and overseen by an excellent head waiter. The menu was well varied through the week with a selection of pasta dishes and local specialities and they were always willing to recommend the best options for the children or even offer them something not on the menu. The wine list offers an excellent choice of Italian wines. Bar and lounge area are both comfortable and although not large are perfectly adequate for the size of hotel. We would definitely return.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

I cannot say enough about the entire staff at the Hotel Cresta et Duc! Everything was simply wonderful!! The staff was incredibly warm and welcoming and always helpful, no matter the request. The restaurant was amazing! All the wait staff were helpful, kind and professional. We never wanted for anything, and yet never felt intruded upon. The Maitre d’, Raffaele, leads a wonderful team and does an excellent job. The food was the best I've ever had anywhere in the world, and the beautiful presentations were a treat for the eye. We actually took pictures of our meals, they were so memorable. The front desk staff could not do enough for us and were just a delight. I have never had a better experience anywhere and will definitely visit again!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stayed at Cresta et Duc for a week in December: 2 adults and 2 kids (6 years old and 4 years old).
The location is perfect: 5 minutes walking distance from the ski lift and few minutes to Via Roma, a beautiful pedestrian street.
The hotel is really nice and the staff very friendly.
The rooms are clean, comfortable, in a very nice alpine style.
We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis. Breakfast and dinner are excellent, a lot of choices and the quality is really good.
All the waiters and the staff are nice and professional.
We had a really good time and we strongly recommend this hotel !

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stayed at the Cresta et Duc because of its convenient position for the ski lifts and good reviews. We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis so that we could sample the local restaurants, but after a meal in the restaurant on our second night we were so impressed with the food, service and value we never ate out again.
The rooms were clean and comfortable and the staff were friendly and attentive. I cannot comment on the wellness centre as we never used it.
We will be back!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

6 of us stayed a week in January and had a wonderful time.

Hotel lived up to our expectations, rooms were comfortable and clean, breakfasts were good, and staff all very helpful. Restaurants were recommended and booked for us, I only wish we had sampled more meals in the hotel restaurant as the food was delicious and the service great.

I would have no hesitation in returning to Cresta et Duc.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

When all people complain about is the decoration or slow Wifi, this cannot be a bad hotel, and it was not. I stayed here with a friend for three nights in a comfort room with balcony on the street side. It was standard European sized. (It had all the space we needed, but I can imagine some people might find it small). It was spotless and I especially liked the wooden/laminated floor and complimentary slippers. Staff were all very friendly, helpful and professional. It is not a family run hotel, but it is not an impersonal chain hotel either.
We had dinner at the hotel restaurant one night and had a very good meal. The breakfast buffet was also very good. Ample choice. Only one remark: although there was fresh fruit it would have been nice to have fresh fruit salad, or at least sharp knives to peel an apple.
We did get woken up by the noise of the garbage truck one night, but I suppose this would have been the case at any other hotel on the street side in Courmayeur. If you are a light sleeper, just ask for a room on the back side.
The hotel is indeed five minutes walking distance from the ski lift. Although most people hire ski’s and leave them in lockers up the mountain the hotel has a ski-room. For me this was the only thing that overshadowed the prestige of this four star hotel. It could use a refurbishment or just get all the rubbish they stock there cleaned out.
All in all no real negatives. We enjoyed our stay and would go back!

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Via Circonvallazione 7, 11013 Courmayeur, Italy
Location: Italy > Valle d'Aosta > Courmayeur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Courmayeur
#18 Family Hotel in Courmayeur
#21 Romantic Hotel in Courmayeur
Price Range: $137 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Cresta et Duc 4*
Number of rooms: 39
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