We stayed here in Jan 2013, we booked a last minute deal to go away with our family and friends who had already booked up months in advance. They stayed at different hotels in Sauze, they paid a lot more (Like i said, we made it last minute) but we definitely got the better deal!
The staff were lovely, very friendly. Yes it was a 4* hotel but it definitely felt more like a 5* with the service. Every morning someone was there to greet you at reception, they were quick to seat you at breakfast, lunch and dinner and were happy to help you out with anything you needed, i.e directions and maps etc.
The food was excellent, all of it was proper Italian grub, definitely worth it just for the food! you also get a choice of 3 mains every day. This was strange to us as most ski resort hotels seem to ask you to choose your next evening meal the night before. The wines they served at dinner were fantastic too, if a little pricey. the cheapest bottle was 20Euros.
The bar serve booze at normal prices, which is strange too as they normally mark them up slightly, you can charge anything at the bar direct to your room. Perfect!
Rooms were lovely, all wooden floors wood panelled walls, we had a jacuzzi tub in our bathroom which was fantastic after a hard day boarding!
There is also a Spa at the side of the hotel, it does feel strange walking through the bar in a towel, but its definitely worth it! Massage tables (20Euros for a massage) a Swedish sauna, steam room, large jacuzzi tub (more like a swimming pool) an outdoor hot tub and a sensory deprivation room. This is definitely worth the stay!
The hotel itself is quite a distance to the slopes and about a 10-15minute walk from the town centre and all the bars, restaurants etc but the hotel offer a free shuttle bus every morning from 8 til 10 that takes you to the local Sportinia lift.
All in all it was a fantastic holiday, I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone going to Sauze, yet its a little out of the way but it is definitely worth the walk!
- 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