Stayed here for one week. We got a very good deal as did most people we spoke to at the hotel. The location for us was great. You could get the transportation which the hotel laid on in the morning up to the Sportina Lift or get them to drop you off at the lift in the Centre. We we're told about the option of leaving our ski's for 20 euro's at the bottom of the lift in the Centre which we were going to do but never did as the transportation was much better because it was door to door so to speak without any carrying of ski's and walking in boots! A couple of days we did however ski into the centre for some Apre's and after a few beers we heading back to the hotel with boots and ski's tow.... it was all down hill and took 5 mins to walk and had we had to do this everyday this wouldn't have bothered either of us...
The rooms are ok but more wardrobe space would have been better as our room for the whole holiday did look like a hurricane had hit it... The bathroom was clean and a good size. We did have to request more pillow's because the pillows are very hard and after first night I woke up with neck ache but the hotel was great and we got them straight away.
Food was good... you had a choice each evening and when the food came the plates were just enough to satisfy but if you like massive plates of food you will had better stock up on the salad and desserts....
Drinks... Gino the bar tender was great... really friendly and a pleasure to be around. Drinks are really well price for a 4* hotel.. five and half euro's for a pint was great... we have been going to France for years now and we were amazed at how cheap the drinks were in Sauze!! Cocktails in the bar were 6 euro's bargain!! In the town you would pay 4 euro's for a pint and during happy hour you we're paying 2 1/2 euro's!! Plus most of the place we drank we're bring out free pizza's and nibbles to keep you going....
The pool and spa were really nice after a long day on the slopes. The sauna was fantastic and one of the hottest ones I've been in. The steam room is different and could do with some type of scent plugged into it as it did smell every time I went into it and the jets that shoot in the pool from all angles were great.
We had a great holiday in Sauze and being a Meribel and St Anton lover I have to say that the range of skiing was great with over 400 km of skiing. For intermediate and begineers this is a dream location but if you are an expert and wanting to challenge yourself this is not the place to go. I did find the wanting to get a difficult challenging run but these were hard to find and what they call a black run is pretty much a steep red. We covered the whole range whilst we we're there going from Italy to France and this in itself kept my need for difficult runs at bay as we went out on a ski safari each day and because of the vastness of the range I can only recommend this as a great location to go skiing.
So in summary, Good hotel with good amenities, fantastic range of skiing and Sauze is great value for money location and so much so that we go skiing twice a year and we are seriously consider going back in March because of the value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An exclusive hotel where you experience the mountains in all seasons, in the splendid setting of the western Alps, for an intense week of skiing, a romantic weekend or to unwind in relaxing the body and spirit in the exclusive Besson Spa re-generation.The Grand Hotel Besson has 44 rooms, elevator, common areas, lounges, bar, restaurant, meeting rooms, panoramic terrace, solarium, ski room, private parking, garage, spa and stunning views over the valley and mountains.Un albergo esclusivo dove vivere la montagna in tutte le stagioni, nella splendida cornice delle Alpi occidentali, per una settimana di intensa attività sciistica, per un week-end romantico in assoluto relax o per ritemprarsi il corpo e lo spirito nell'esclusiva SPA Besson Re-generation.Il Grand Hotel Besson dispone di 44 camere, ascensore, ampi spazi comuni, saloni, bar, ristorante, sale meeting, terrazza panoramica, solarium, ski room, parcheggio privato, garage, centro benessere e splendida vista sulla valle e le montagne. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Sauze d Oulx
- Grand Hotel Besson Italy/Province Of Turin