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“Great holiday, would definately return” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bellavista Apartments
Ranked #16 of 69 Specialty Lodging in Livigno
Sutton Coldfield
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5 reviews
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“Great holiday, would definately return”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

My partner and I have just returned from a fantastic week at the Bellavista Residence, Livigno.

We booked through Inghams, half board.

to start with, a couple of the negatives..... (just to get them out of the way):

It's a bit of a trek from Innsbruck Airport - took about 3 hours, but the drive is very nice with some great scenery. We flew in from Birmingham and landed just before lunch time, so got to Livigno late afternoon - enough time to sort out ski passes, ski hire etc. The journey back to Bham is another story though - the flight leaves Innsbruck at 0815hrs, so you get picked up from the Bellavista at 0130hrs - ouch.... although it wasn't too bad, as we managed to sleep a little on the coach.

As Rich said, breakfast is a bit limited, but pleasant enough.

now for the positives......

rooms - very clean, with good facilities... TV, kitchen area (fridge, hob, micro, kettle, etc), good sized bathroom, lounge (with 2x pull out single beds), and a separate double bedroom - with a large, comfy double bed. Our room didn't have a blacony, but others did - maybe the 2x bedroom apartments?

food - we went half board, for 11Euro per person per day - which is very good value. The food is excellent, with a wide choice.

Rocco & Ivana in the bar / restaurant are great - very helpful, very friendly & always pleased to see you, even on busy nights.

The hotel is on the main road (not busy), with a few decent bars nearby, and about 15-20 min walk into the town centre - which is very nice. The ski bus stops about 30m away - which takes you to ski lifts on both sides of the valley. Alternatively, you can walk up to the San Rocco lift, about 75m away, and ski the blue down to the Carosello 3000 gondola.

The snowfall hasn't been the best this year, but they did a great job of grooming the pistes - which were great in the morning, but tended to get a bit slushy in the afternoon - normal for the end of March.

The amount of skiing in the area is a bit limited, but for beginners & intermediates, it's ideal. The lifts are generally very good, but a couple of the older ones could do with upgrading.

As for costs, i would say in general it's a good value resort, 3-5 Euro for a pint, 7-9 Euro for a pizza in town, 7 Euro for spag-bol; 3 Euro for a coffee at the top of the Motollino gondola. Some decent shops, and tax free gives some extra savings... although the clothes seemed expensive by UK standards, aftershaves / perfumes were good value.

on the whole, a great holiday, great resort, great hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

A holiday is always a matter of personal experience, and my experience is very different from the previous reviewer who awarded two stars.

I'm currently sat in my room in the Bellavista residence, using the free wifi, having skied all day, just waiting to be able to go down for supper in the lovely restaurant. This is my fifth skiing holiday in different places and the food here is second to none. At other skiing places I've always had the canteen style buffet, which has always been fine, but in Bellavista you are presented with a menu, with a choice of maybe 20 starters, including any of the pasta main meals which can be had as a starter and perhaps the same number of mains, including pizza, pasta and many other dishes. Each one that we have tried has been wonderful. The service in the restaurant has been excellent and the staff have very good English, but I always think that if you try just a little Italian (This is Italy, after all!) then you will really see the great welcome and sense of humour that is there.

If I have to give anything negative, then the breakfast is a little limited, and some of the drinks are a little expensive, but nothing to worry about

Our room was immaculately clean, the beds comfortable and with very efficient heating (I had to open the windows to cool the room down to sleep) and hot water. We have a fridge, a four ring hob and a microwave, and a kettle for that all important hot chocolate.

There is a ski boot room below, and every morning, our boots and gloves are dried and warmed. So that's rather pleasant.

Would I stay here again? Absolutely. No question.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

Just back from skiing in Livigno.
Positives were skiing location and lessons with Roberto from Centrale ski school were excellent on both visits. Apres Ski second to none at Carosello 3000. Food at Bellavista is without a doubt the best in town.
Now the negatives...
We were staying in annexe, accommodation very basic, central heating and hot water were not a problem. Beds were very uncomfortable mine having a dip. Furniture was very worn and shabby. My son had a single camp bed with a mattress to sleep on which was in the kitchen .Not good when you are nearly 6 feet! Do'nt think under beds had been cleaned from last season. Small broken portable tv which has seen better days and had virtually no volume. Only a bath with a shower handle , no use for 3 adults living there. Very old fashioned.... We stayed here three years ago and had a fantasic time. Owner seems to have sold his soul to the Euro..... on our last trip we had the same table to go to every night. This time we were moved nearly every night, or kept waiting while walk in customers got preference. On one occasion we were placed at a table given a menu then 10 mins later asked to move while walk ins got a table. We were left standing at the bar for 20 mins until I complained and the staff asked walk ins from another table to leave. On Valentines night the owner offered us a night at a Typical Regional Restaurant and laid on taxi's for us. I would guess about 30 of us from the hotel took up this offer. Firstly the taxis were late and friends were asked to wait outside in the -14 c with 2 children as his restaurant was busy and they were cluttering it up!!!!! When we got to the restaurant the food was take it or leave it. Very poor standard and slow. No facility for vegetarians. We asked for taxis at 9 pm and didnt get one until 11.40. By this stage many of the children were crying or sleeping on the restaurant seats...... When we asked the barman to ring offering him the taxi firm number he looked at it and threw it away.We had basically been forgotten about as the owner of the Bella vista had obviously not arranged our return.... He had shifted all of us that where staying at the Bella vista to fill up with outsiders and make more money. Quite a lot of us complained and some of us staying at the Bellavista were offered an egg at Breakfast as compensation!!! I have no problem with being business minded and creating more opportunities to make money in the short skiing season but not at the cost of his guests..... It is a pity as it used to be a great place. Owner has got too greedy to care any more.!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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liverpool
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82 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

First time stayed here, but have eaten in the restaurant many times on my visits to livigno.

Booked through inghams uk, centrally located @ 50 yards from doss18, great location.

Allocated apt 09, by livigno standards the apartment was clean, spacious, large bathroom and a bedroom with a double bed, living room, had two sofa beds, flat screen tv with selection of digital tv. Well presented and impressive.

The shower was excellent and central heating was great (if a touch too hot), the ski lockers were spacious, heated and easily accessible.

Meals (booked half board) were outstanding, taken downstairs in Bacchus pub, the restaurant is renowned as one of the best in livigno, the breakfast was standards cereals, yoghurt, ham, cheese, jam, rolls etc, half oars old either be taken as lunch or evening meal, the choice was fabulous, starter, pasta / pizza / main, and dessert, there were at least 10 choices for each course, sirloin steak, chicken, veal, pork, pizza, lasagne, arrabiatta, spagetti, soups, prawn cocktail etc.....absolutely fab.

Looked after by Ivanna who was friendly and very busy running he downstairs eatery.

A hidden treasure, I would not hesitate to book again, best place I have stayed in livigno in 11 visits.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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UK
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

I stayed here for a week on a half board basis over New Year. The apartments are fine for what they are, the food great for the half board price and the service is second to none. I would recommend this property, but there is a negative, the apartments are only cleaned, towels and sheets changed once during the week!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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chester
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

I stayed at the bellavista aprtments with 3 friends in mid jan 2011 in a 3 room aprtment booked through inghams. The aprtment has a hall with 2 bedrooms a bathroom and a kitchen/ dinner off it the kitchen has full oven + 4 ring halagon hob, microwave, fridge, table for 4 and a tv on the wall. The decor is a bit 70s but the apartment was clean and everything worked. both bedrooms had a balconey which was great to watch the slopes from. Under the apartments their is a garage with a ski locker room all the lockers lock and are heated. Lift 18 is very close behind the apartments and from the top of the lift you can ski down to the carosello 3000. The aprtments are well positioned in the resort with ski bus stop close by so you can get to other parts of the resort very easly, bit of a update in the kitchen would make the apartments top notch.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Bellavista Apartments
Address: Via Saroch 418, 23030, Livigno, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Sondrio > Livigno
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Ranked #16 of 69 Specialty Lodging in Livigno
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Number of rooms: 17
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