We had a wonderful 5 days at Hotel La Barme in early June. The hotel was not fancy, but it was exceptionally clean and very comfortable; the only thing we wished was a bit different was that, because the hotel is set "in the village", it lacked a good view of the spectacular mountains and valley. We contemplated changing hotels, but realized we felt so at home at La Barme that we did not want to leave. After a day of hiking and exploring the area (you step outside the door to a wonderland), we were delighted to return to our room. There is also a large outside patio and a good-sized inside area that has an espresso bar, tables, and a computer available to guests. Mountain bikes are available to use free of charge. Breakfast included a large buffet with breads, pastries, yogurt (house-made), cereal, fruit, eggs, cheese, meat, and an endless supply of good coffee. We stayed on a half-board plan, and the evening meals were enormous, tasty, and based on regional fare; they accommodated the vegetarians among our family. What made the stay really special was the warm and welcoming staff--they were helpful answering questions but happily left us alone. The management willingly made arrangements on our behalf for our daughter to go rock-climbing (which, unfortuntately was rained out). We were among the very few English speakers in the place (and in the area generally), and everyone was very good-natured about working out communication. We would return in a minute to La Barme and Valnontey!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Restaurant La Barme is situated in the heart of the Gran Paradiso National Park, just 2 km from the village of Cogne. The building and its location are in perfect harmony with the quaint rustic village of Valnontey with its beautiful mountain scenery and wildlife. This charming hotel has been developed from a cluster of authentic old mountain buildings, in keeping with the local tradition of stone and wood in valdôtain style. It is charming and quaint . The hotels unique situation is a superb base for walking and hiking in the summer and cross-country skiing and icefall climbing in the winter. ... more less
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