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“Sauze d'on't!” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Sportina
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Hotel Sportina
Ranked #14 of 14 Sauze d'Oulx B&B and Inns
Yorkshire
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31 reviews
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“Sauze d'on't!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2007

Don't even think about it, It couldn't be cheap enough.

It smells of sewage; the rooms have hardly any storage space, -ours didn't even have a wardrobe or rail; the bathroom was dirty and looked dangerous with very suspect electrics. The hot water seemed to run out earlier and earlier each day, presumably as people cottoned on and raced back to try and beat the system. One day it was cold by 4.30pm.

Because the floors in the communal area are hard tiles and the boot room is a soggy hell hole, the soundtrack to your stay is the deafening sound of people clumping past your room in ski boots. There also seemed to be more than the usual number of people engaging in drunken chit-chat on the corridors at all hours, to be fair it is the kind of place you only want to come back to as late as possible and nearly unconscious.

We stayed half board and the food was very poor and we ate out most nights. I must emphasise that we are used to ski hotels being below the standard of non ski hotels and we usually stay in 2 stars so we do not have unrealisitic expectations.

This struck me as a very cynical operation; when we went it was owned by the Besson family who also own other good hotels in the village, here they must know that the hotel is crap but also know they can rely on enough mugs to come just the once to the Sportina to make it profitable. Complaints were ignored. We booked it through Panorama and I think the poor Rep resigned early in the due to the stress generated by mutinous clients at this hotel. Panorama may have dropped it the following season as I didn't spot it in the brochure.

I will always be grateful to the Sportina for giving the best laugh of the holiday, when I saw the advertised "gym". This consisted of an exercise bike from the early eighties shoved in the corner of the aforementioned fetid boot room surrounded by bags of laundry. Please check out the photo.

  • Liked — The fact it is a long way from where I live
  • Disliked — The fact that it exists
  • Stayed January 2006, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2007

We have just returned from a week in the Sportina Hotel in Sauze D'Oulx.

The holiday overall was fabulous, we were lucky to have 2 days of snow making the conditions ideal for skiing. The resort was fantastic, the night life was great (Spent the majority of our nights in Paddy's!) but what let it down unfortunately was the hotel.

There was an unfortunate smell of sewage as you entered the hotel which was trying to be masked by burning incense.
The room was of a good size but one of the radiators in our room wasn't working, which made it quite cold in the night. We informed the receptionist who promised us that it would b fixed....but needless to say it wasn't. On further complaint we were given extra blankets and an electric heater. But didn't take the chill from the room.
The hot water in the shower wouldn't last long, and as we were a group of four it was a 2 min shower each to ensure that we all had a hot water.
The food wasn't impressive, there wasn't much choice. As i was vegetarian, i had no choice... i got what i was given!!

Overall, i don't think that the hotel deserves the 3* rating. I would definitley return to the resort of Sauze, but its a def no no to the hotel!!!

Stayed January 2007
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Property: Hotel Sportina
Address: Piazza III Regg. Alpini,19, Sauze d'Oulx, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Turin > Sauze d'Oulx
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Sauze d'Oulx
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sportina 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L’Hotel Sportinia è un delizioso 3 stelle in centro paese, adatto a gruppi di giovani,club sportivi e famiglie, situato a pochi passi dal centro storico e da negozi, ristoranti e locali.L’hotel dispone di 24 camere (doppie, triple, quadruple e 6 letti) tutte dotate di servizi privati e tv.A pochi passi dall’hotel, durante la stagione invernale, è disponibile il servizio ski busper raggiungere gli impianti di risalita della Via Lattea, a circa 300m dall’hotel. ... more   less 
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