Stayed in the Garni moon during our ski holiday, which we booked with Directski. The lady that runs the hotel is very nice and friendly. The place is extremely clean, comfortable and warm. The rooms are basic enough, but a fair size. The shower is excellent - really important when you come off the piste. The beds are very comfortable, but a little on the small side for a single bed - wasn't a problem for us though. Ski storage is located in the basement (there is a corridor off the dining room - so you don't have to walk outside.). The Continental breakfast is fairly good. Drag lift 30 is just 1 minute walk and its a nice gentle one to warm up on in the morning... from there you can ski to most of the rest of the resort. To access motolino ski area you do have to get a bus, but the bus stop is just round the corner from the hotel. The only downside is that the location is a little bit away from the pub that directski and topflight reps actually operate out of, Bennys which is located at ski school. But the bus runs until about 8 in the evening, so not really a problem to get up there... just have a 15 minute walk home after (which is actually nice if its snowing :D) Livigno in general as a ski resort... well its a bit spread out - no one central point unlike some of other ski resorts we've been. Which means it can be hard to meet people during the day. But the snow was excellent when we were there.
Two things I would recommend to watch out for though... the directski meal stop on the way there serves all you can eat for €10, its really just two types of pasta and sauce which is a total rip off for €10. Better off to bring a sandwhich for the journey or hold out and eat in livigno itself when you arrive.
And the Aqua grand wellness park - its €20 per head + €5 for a towel for the basic and €39 + €5 for a towel per person for the exclusive one (thermal spa...) We actually went for the exclusive one because we had €20 off voucher... For handing over €70 it was only ok... It definitely isn't worth 90 for two (they could at least return the towel deposit when you leave). The basic package is essentially a pool with various aqua features and the thermal one is all sorts of fancy showers with hot and cold rooms added on. Its good that you can stay as long as you like... and you need to stay a long while to get your value. Its new and its extremely clean... but it is expensive for what you are getting compared to other similar facilities we've seen.
If you are on a budget, but you do have a few euro for non-skiing activities I highly recommend that you do skidooing instead of the wellness park.
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