While the Neilson reps at Sauze were really hard working and did a great job, the Hotel Derby should not feature as a hotel with a top holiday provider. Although it has a quirky and reasonably pleasant bar downstairs, the state of the "hotel" is pretty dire. At best, it is a hostel. I stayed in the single room in the attic which was furnished with 100 year old junk while the bathroom hadn't been renovated for years. The place was also very noisy with sound wafting in from adjacent rooms as well as from the very loud bar next door. The breakfast was also very poor, served in a room that did not have space for all the guests, many of whom had to eat their food on the stairs. The staff was very indifferent to the needs of the guests and there is nothing like a permanently staffed reception. Lighting was also very sparse, whether in the rooms or anywhere else. I had to use my mobile phone light to illuminate the information on the notice board in the reception area. If the price for this accommodation was much less then fair enough, but for the price that it was offered, which wasn't that much less than much better places, you are advised to avoid it. Then again, if you just want a place to keep your suitcase and get some sleep, though this can be difficult given the noise, risk it. With its great central location in the middle of town, the Derby could be a great little hotel. All the owners have to do is to refurbish it to a satisfactory standard and offer some decent service. Surely this is not difficult to do.
- Also Known As:
- Pension Derby Hotel Sauze d`Oulx
- Pension Derby Italy/Province Of Turin