I stayed at Hotel du Col, Sestriere, on a half board basis, for a week in February 2014, with a large group from the Ski Club of Ireland. The front entrance is on the main street, while the ski room and garage at the back of the hotel is right at the ski school. There was no trudging through the streets carrying our ski gear, as I was able to put on my skis as soon as I emerged from the back entrance.So, for skiing, the location of this hotel is perfect.
The rooms were comfortable, though as mine was at the front of the hotel, I was sometimes disturbed during the night by the very noisy machines clearing snow from the road outside, after a heavy snowfall. The rooms at the back of the hotel are quieter.
Every evening, we enjoyed a self-service buffet dinner, which was quite a banquet. There was a large selection of salads and some hot starters, soup, a couple of pasta dishes and two main course options (e.g. beef or chicken, turkey or pork, veal or venison) with potatoes & vegetables on the side. The food was delicious, and really beautifully presented. The desserts were simply out of this world (e.g. tiramisu, chocolate mousse, panacotta, baked Alaska, various tarts and gateaux) and there were three choices each night, but one didn't have to make the difficult choice, as we could have a little of each if we wished. Full marks to the chef!
The staff were courteous and very helpful and the manager was most welcoming.
- Also Known As:
- Du Col Hotel
- Du Col Sestriere