Just returned from a long weekend ski trip with friends and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel.
Firstly, the location is superb - it sits on the opposite side of the main road and river from most of the other hotels and the centre of the resort. Whilst this might be viewed as a disadvantage, it actually works in your favour because you make use of the Dolonne cable up to Plan Checroui rather than the busier main cable car from the town. All the skiing starts at Plan Checroui and I'd recommend making use of 'Noleggio Sci Lo Chalet' (one of the ski hire shops) - you can leave all your gear at the shop at the end of each day, which removes all the slog in the morning with all your ski's etc.
Getting to the centre of resort from the hotel is no great problem - about a 5-10 minute walk.
The welcome from Edith on reception was great - nothing is too much trouble. Indeed, all staff are very helpful. A big plus was the offer of letting us all come back to the hotel in the afternoon on our last day to take showers and get changed - this meant we had another full day skiing.
The rooms we had were basic (which is absolutely fine for ski trips) but quite spacious with plenty of storage, hanging for jackets etc.
We had breakfast at the hotel (which was fine - rolls and cereals) but did not eat during the evening as we wanted to see more of the town at night.
However, we did spend quite a lot of time in the bar which was a nice place to retreat in front of the fire. It's also great value compared to the rest of Courmayeur.
Just a quick point on Courmayeur itself - it's a really lovely ski resort but if you like being pushed there isn't enough skiing for a week. It's a perfect weekend break resort but we'd done it all pretty much in a day and we're not that energetic! However, for a long weekend it's just about perfect.
In summary, the Tavernier is a great value hotel in a great spot for skiing. I'm already thinking about when I can squeeze in my next weekend away and this hotel will be my first choice wihtout a doubt.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Well situated just before the new cable car at Courmayeur. The hotel which lies on the banks of the Torrent Dora Baltea has also a Fitness Center that applies the same antique philosophy as was used in Roman baths by means of modern technology. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tavernier Hotel Courmayeur