I stayed here for a week at the end of June / early July 2011. The purpose of my trip was to cycle some of the many passes located around Bormio.
The hotel room was of sufficient size and clean. Staff in the hotel were very helpful, friendly and spoke good English. Although the noticeboard says that Wi-Fi attracted a cost, it was actually free of charge. The hotel is situate opposite the main ski gondola in Bormio so ideally located and only a few minutes walk from central Bormio.
The absolute best thing about the hotel was its food - outstanding. Breakfast was always first rate - a very wide variety of meats, hams, cereals, cakes and croissants. Each morning we were presented with options for the evening four course meal - always great choices and using local produce and dishes where possible. The salad bar was amazing and rotated every few days. Salad was followed generally by a pasta dish, then a meat/fish dish then a choice of desserts. Certainly appreciated when cycling so much.
As this is a cycling / bike hotel, if you provide your laundry to reception by 7pm, it will be ready for you first thing on the following morning free of charge. Front desk staff were helpful in giving directions to the various climbs / passes.
In summary: the hotel building and rooms are of a good standard but what makes this hotel stand out is the helpful staff and outstanding food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Alps, in a large and beautiful garden, Mountain Design Hotel Alu managed since 1973 by the family Pedranzini, it is ideal for your relaxing holiday full of hospitality and quiet. Located in Bormio, opposite to the departure of the gondola to Bormio 2000, in a strategic position to climb the spectacular Alpine passes Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo. The hotel has 30 rooms divided in Classic and Junior Suite, furnished in a typical alpine design, with balcony, internet wi-fi, tv sat, safe, hair-dryer and mini-bar. Large garden with solarium, private parking, garage, ski room and bike room with special cyclist's services are at complete disposal for guests. The restaurant proposes typical dishes from Valtellina region and from the Italian cuisine, everything cooked with passion and accompanied by quility local wines. For those who love relax, the wellness center offers sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi, Kneipp, tropical shower and beach chairs. The name of the hotel comes from a Celtic divinity, an eagle, which today is the symbol of the hotel and of the area in which it is situated. ... more less
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