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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sportina Italy/Province Of Turin