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“Definitely not Club Class”

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Hotel Cristallo Club
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Aprica
Certificate of Excellence
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
61 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Definitely not Club Class”
Reviewed January 15, 2008

Stayed here overnight while driving between Staples Corner in London and Naples, Italy. Perhaps not the most direct route, but that was part of the fun…

We paid a total of €86 (about £60) for the night for a twin room. Checking in was frantic but, with a convoy of around 150 cars arriving in Aprica at around the same time, that was to be expected. Whilst basic, the reception area was clean and spacious, and the staff helpful. The bar area was dated but useable, with a large open fire in the middle, while the restaurant was closer to a mess hall than fine dining. Aprica’s got a wide enough selection of restaurants, so you’re probably better to dine out, and it’s only a short walk to the first diners along the main street.

Once in the room it was like being transported back to some 1970's school trip. Two extraordinarily small single beds sat in the middle, with some old wooden furniture alongside. The windows were somewhat unique, with an inner window of single pane glass barely fitting the frame, necessitating a hefty (and slightly scary) thump to open or close, with a gap of around a foot before an outer window, again single pane glass. This system was replicated for the door to the balcony, leading to some concerned looks as the glass flexed in the frame before the second door smacked against the first.

Checking out was a new experience. As is seemingly common in Italy, our passports were taken when we checked in, but as we headed to reception to leave it became obvious that the passports had simply been left at the front of the hotel, with the front door unlocked all night. Added to the fact that there was nobody at reception (nor in any of the back rooms we wandered in to find someone), we weren’t confident something hadn’t gone awry. After waiting for a while, and with another 500 mile drive to face, we went behind reception to find our own passports, and sure enough, they weren’t where they were meant to be.

As an overnight stop, the hotel is just about acceptable. As a destination, I’d look elsewhere.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with friends
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Brighton, UK
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Reviewed October 1, 2006

When the sking is good and the town is packed, I guess this is nice resort. Out of season, it'sa bitt dull and that got reflected in the hotel. Room was a bit on the 70's style, but had a good view, which would be fantanstic in the winter. Handy for shops as well.

Breakfast and evening meal were fine and kept us going for the long day ahead.

All in all, not bad.

  • Liked — view
  • Disliked — dull
  • Tips/Secrets — winter time only
  • Stayed September 2006
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Property: Hotel Cristallo Club
Address: Via Pineta 2, 23031 Aprica, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Sondrio > Aprica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Aprica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Cristallo Club 4*
Number of rooms: 51
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