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Grand Hotel Sestrière

Sestrière,
 Italy
Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham
  • Resort transfers
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Half board meals
  • Afternoon tea
  • Free Wi-Fi
About the hotel
  • Restaurant with extensive wine list
  • Cosy lounge with log fire lantern
  • Luxurious & welcoming
  • Excellent spa facilities
  • Hotel shuttle bus
  • 500m to the lifts
About the resort
  • 400km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 2035m
  • Good snow record
  • Great for intermediate & advanced
  • Relaxed après scene
  • Short transfer

The Grand really lives up to its name. It manages the tricky mix of luxury and a laid-back air really well. There's a unique log fire lantern hanging in reception which mesmerises you as you relax with a drink in the evenings. Alternatively, head to the more traditional bar for a chilled out drink. You won't want to miss the Wine of the Valley restaurant, which features 1,500 (yes, 1,500) wines.

 

 

Head to the excellent spa for a bit of pampering and soak those legs in the hot tub or sauna so you're ready for another day on the pistes, There's also billiards to while away the hours with and Wi-Fi is available to keep in touch with the outside world. The staff are known for being friendly and welcoming, and the scenery and views from the hotel are simply stunning.

 

 

About the resort

As one of the highest ski resorts in Italy,  Sestrière has got it all - excellent snow conditions, a laid back feel, 400km of beautifully pisted runs and a chilled out aprés-ski scene that visitors love. It's a cosmopolitan sort of place, boasting genuine Italian hospitality and some good shopping too.

 

 

The resort sits at 2035m and is just above the treeline. This is the place where you can ski until your legs can't ski anymore - then soak up the sun and have a few aperitivos. Intermediates should try skiing to Montgenèvre in France for the day, a real leg burner!

 

After hours there is a smattering of nightclubs to while away the hours in with a few drinks and a lively atmosphere. And then there's the boutique shopping, which proves to be very popular.

 

Resort stats

Area size: 400km

Resort altitude: 1509m

Skiing altitude: 1390m to 2825m

Number of runs: 214

Range of runs: 25% green/blue, 55% red and 20% black

Lifts: 45 drags, 36 chairs, 1 gondola and 1 cable car

Night skiing: No

Snowmaking: 32% of runs covered

 

 

From the hotel to…

Nearest lift: 500m

Tuition meeting point: 500m

Resort centre: 100m

 

 

Rest and relaxation

The Grand Hotel spa is quite special. Not only do they offer a sauna, bio sauna, hot tub and a steam room with aromatherapy, they also have a chromotherapy shower, vascular bath in cold water, gym and relax area with a herbal tea corner.

 

On top of that, the spa's experienced staff can offer beauty treatments for face and body, massages, wine baths and chocolate therapy! Sounds like our kind of spa!

 

 

Food and drink

Delicious half board meals are the order of the day. In the morning it's a hot and cold buffet breakfast, and in the evening there's a tasty four-course dinner. Your Christmas and New Year meals are also included.

 

 

Rooms

All 100 rooms at the Grand feature a flat-screen satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, a minibar, a mini-safe and a bathroom with a hairdryer. The standard rooms are perfect for couples on holiday, while the slightly larger superior rooms are actually a larger twin room which can take an extra bed and also have a lovely balcony overlooking the slopes. You can also get a single room if you just request it - no supplement is required.

 

 

Hotel features

Official rating: ****

Free Wi-Fi

Excellent spa facilities

Comfy lounge with log fire lantern

Bar and restaurant

Wine of the Valley restaurant with 1,500 wines

Billiards

Hotel shuttle bus to slopes available

 

 

Travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham

Departure day: Sunday

Arrival airport: Turin

Flight duration: 1 hour 55 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes