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“A true gem!” 5 of 5 stars
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Chalet Il Capricorno Hotel
Ranked #13 of 31 Hotels in Sauze d'Oulx
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A true gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Had dinner twice in this wonderfully appointed restaurant on the slopes. In the summer try and get there early to enjoy drinks on the terrace with great mountain (and sunset) view. Staff is extremely friendly and makes sure all your needs are met. We went with 3 children and they were made feel at home from the start. Food is probably the best in the whole valley, service great and decor unique. Have booked a room for next winter as we can't wait to try breakfast and the ski in ski out facilities. Would definitely recommend this hotel/restaurant to anyone looking for a real treat!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Mellieha, Malta
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My husband and I have just returned from a weeks skiing, staying at the chalet Capricorno Hotel. Perfect location for ski in ski out facilities, with the chairlift being only about 50 metres ski away, with very little queuing..!! It is situated roughly two km up in the mountain away from the main resort area where majority of restaurants and nightlife are. A skidoo "taxi" was always available if you wanted to visit. Roberto was a superb driver....:))
Food and wine good, rooms clean, cosy and always very warm. Beds were turned down every night, which was welcoming for a good nights sleep after a hard days skiing.
We arrived as total strangers yet left feeling we had made friends as the staff were very friendly and attentive from the minute we arrived and for the whole of our stay!!
Would definitely stay again if visiting the resort....

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Julieandpaul221082
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Let's start off by saying that this hotel is literally ski-in, ski-out, unless you are getting to the hotel before 8am or after 5pm. At that time a snowmobile can pick you up. But, there is no driving, or parking. Once you understand this, the rest is a breeze!
My wife and I stayed at the Chalet for 4 nights, and each was wonderful. After being picked up in town by Mauricio (who is awesome), we put our bags on the snowmobile and skied up to the chalet. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a courteous staff, ready to take care of each and every detail. We were guided to our room, "El Toro" Room, where we found a nice, relaxing room, much like a relaxed lodge, with a cozy bedroom, easy-to-manuver bathroom, and a patio with a large deck (though, it was cold).
After washing up, we were treated to cocktails and snacks. After this was an amazing meal, which is made and prepared in the kitchen.
The breakfast each day was amazing. Good eggs, bacon, oj, coffee, you name it. It was wonderful. The staff brought us into town (5 minute ride from the Chalet), and we were able to rent cheap skis and buy reasonable ski-lift passes.
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The meals were wonderful. We had breakfast and dinners at the Chalet. The staff is courteous. Each member has his/her place, and the routine is set. Two stick to serving, one sticks to ordering and directing, one sticks to the front desk, and so forth. It's like a little family. After a day-or-so, it really makes you feel at home.
At the end of the day, you can ski in and have some drinks and snacks while watching the lifts close, and the people ski away. The staff takes your equipment, and stores it for the night. The mountain view is beautiful. The Chalet is so cozy.
If you want to go into town, the staff will snowmobile you down. My wife and I loved it because of how awesome Mauricio was. "you good?!" But, the town offers some wonderful restaurants, with A+ service. Plus, the staff/owners of the restaurants/bars love English speaking people, especially Americans (which sounds a little funny). Many of the owners of the restaurants are English, and cater to English and Irish visitors.
If you are patient with the experience at the Chalet, it completely pays back ten-fold. The staff really takes care of you. As long as you enjoy the experience, they are happy.
I'm telling you, my wife and I would do this trip 50x, if we could. We loved it.
When we left on the final day, we got a little irritated because our plans weren't going exactly the way that we planned. But, all the while, the Chalet tried its hardest to make sure we were comfortable. They made us breakfast an hour early, called for a taxi to meet us at the bottom of the hill, and had certain members of the staff wake-up to help us out.
My advice with leaving, make sure you have a later am train ride, not first thing in the morning. The Chalet moves slow in the morning, which is nice when you don't have anywhere to be.
Take our advice, stay here! Stay here, often! It's so worth it!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank CalvinandBeatrice
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Milan, Italy
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Loved this place, a little gem full of the authentic character that most hotels lack!
Located right on the slopes, this is a very charming old chalet, very well appointed with great rustic woodden furniture, old beams and a magnificent old woodden staircase.
Staff is great, food is excellent. A lot of details well looked after, welcome amenities, complimentary water, etc... very appreciated.

The only disappointment is the uneccessary excess of little ceramic dolls that decorate the restaurant and some cheap stuff on the walls.
The chalet is so authentic that these are out of place.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Qoehncas
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Odense
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

We have had the most nice and beautiful ski holiday ever.
7 days with sun and very good slopes.
7 days with the best service from very nice and familar staff.
7 days with fantastic italian food and italian wine.
We will come back!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Kromanns
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London, UK
Level Contributor
43 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2010

It was an interesting trip - booking Capricorno was a good move. Really great refuge and super excellent food and wine - a wonderful place to say. Sadly our skis were stolen and we were made to pay Eydallin 600 Euros to replace them with new ones! Don't hire your skis there (hire them at Clotes lifts where they include insurance). Will not go back to Sauze to ski, but would stay at Capricorno again. Excellent hotel.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank A-non-o-mouse
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London
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64 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2009

We arrived after the heaviest snowfall in 3 decades for a snowboarding holiday, how lucky was that? The hotel organised all our land-based transport, including the unexpected extra of an exciting skidoo ride from town to the hotel in the middle of the piste. The owners welcomed us, then we started a week of being looked after and fed with classic and delicious N Italian food, home-made pasta daily (you're in trouble if you chose something else on the menu), and high quality fresh meat and veg, home-cooked desserts, we must have put on pounds. This really is ski-in-ski-out (or skidoo-in...), ideal for those wanting to be first on the slopes, which were in absolutely perfect condition, suiting cruisers and powder-hounds alike. OK, so not ideal for those wanting to stagger home late from the apres-ski in town, and not by any means a bargain (this place boasts a michelin listing, and awards from Touring Club of Italy), but a great treat for someone looking for a quiet, romantic, gourmet wintersports holiday. The town of Sauze no longer majors on "Club 18-30" visitors, though is a substantial town, largest on the Milky Way (Via Lattea) circuit.

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  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank greyonatray
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Property: Chalet Il Capricorno Hotel
Address: Via Case Sparse 21 | Loc. Les Clotes, 10050 Sauze d'Oulx, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Turin > Sauze d'Oulx
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Sauze d'Oulx
#8 Romantic Hotel in Sauze d'Oulx
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Chalet Il Capricorno Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A portrait of a bygone age framed by mountains, woods, fields and ponds, nestled between the ski slopes of the Cottian Alps, in the upper Val di Susa. In the midst of this, you'll find IL CAPRICORNO, a charming mountain hotel which was opened in 1966 by the Sacchi family. Since then it has been the jewel in the crown of Piedmontese hospitality, whose longstanding reputation is now in the hands of the Carezzana family of Turin, longterm devotees of the area. It's the perfect place for those who love old-style hospitality, where every detail and aspect has been carefully planned without ostentation. Here you'll experience that special Alpine ambiance, so unique and so inimitable, and a tangible sense of calm and tranquillity. Located 1,800 metres above sea level, it is the perfect destination for lovers of sport and winter activities, as well as those who love walking in the fragrant silence of forests in summer and enjoying the seasons as they come and go, transforming the colours of nature, nature that seems to reveal new secrets with every step. ... more   less 
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