Rated this hotel as very good, as there is no "good" category. It was above average but not quite into the "very good" category.
The hotel itself was warm, spotlessly clean, the shower room was very clean, with bags of hot water, and the lady we met at breakfast was very pleasant. The ski locker room is secure, with a lockable locker allocated to each room. We got room 110 and were bothered by the barking dog on several occasions. (Couldn`t understand why the dog was left outside throughout some nights at minus 20 something temperatures) Also the yard below the window where the dog was kept wasn`t very pleasant to look at, with dog poo and yellow snow everywhere.
There is also another smaller dog that we saw on the outside steps and the inside stairs outside the owners private apartment. Be careful of this one, it was nasty, snarling and snapping at us.
The breakfasts were good, with rolls, croissants, toast, cereals, jams and marmalade, cakes, fruit juices, tea, coffee and hot chocolate, yogurts and fresh fruit..
All in all not a reasonable place to stay. The hotel is in the San Rocco area of Livigno, which is about a 20 minute walk into the town centre. There are bars and restaurants close by. The Bella Vista restaurant, just across the road was excellent. We ate there for 5 nights out of 7. It got very busy though. If you are with a big group, its better to book. Daphnes is a nice bar for a drink, again just down the road from the hotel.
The skiing was very good for the better intermediates of our party. However, the more timid skiers were intimidated by the steepness of a lot of the slopes, even some of the blues were a lot steeper than blues we have skied in other Italian resorts. The red slopes on the Carosello side were steeper than those on the Mottolino side. Most of the lower down nursery slopes are served by button lifts, some are quite steep.
The free bus service is very good, with 3 routes serving the town and outlying areas, and all the slopes. There was always a bit of a walk up to the lift though.
- Also Known As:
- Garni Francescato Hotel Livigno