Hotel Savoia Debili Reviews
Flight from Manchester good, breakfast onboard. Turin airport reasonably efficient, reps on hand and helpful. Short coach transfer to resort. Taxing walk up the hill to hotel from coach drop off point, arrived around noon. Hotel not ready for us until 13.30 so dropped bags off and went to hire shop and for walk around town. Welcome meeting informative and helpful. Arranged private lessons with friendly local school Ski Instructor 'Davide'. Hotel ideally located for Clotes lift, ski hire shop, mini supermarket and town centre. Hotel staff very friendly. Accommodation very basic but efficient, retro 70s style. Food in hotel plentiful but sometimes a bit plain for evening meal. Breakfast was basic DIY buffet. Fresh cappuccino's made by friendly waitress excellent. Very friendly helpful young English barman. Location possibly a bit noisy late at night if you are a light sleeper or sleep with windows open like us. Neilson welcome meeting informative and helpful. Arranged private lessons with friendly local school Ski Instructor 'Davide'. Ski runs and snow conditions throughout week were excellent, 2 days of spring skiing, two days of partial whiteout and brilliant powder, last two days fabulous sun and great snow. Sauze very good, Sansicario also v good, Sestriere busy - advanced skiers must do the drag lift up to the top of the Olympic black. 3 days of private Ski lessons excellent and with very good communication, in English - well worth it. Only concern is the chair lifts and attendants nowhere near as efficient or safety conscious as in Austria or even France - watch those beginners and children! Mountain huts and restaurants all very good quality food, good value and friendly staff. Apres ski in town pubs and bars friendly and lively. Good restaurants especially spaghetti house in old town area. All in all great week enjoyed by me and my partner. Would definitely do it again.
Apres Ski: 5/5
Accommodation & Value: 5/5
Resort - Brilliant. Pretty village, cheap food and drink. Only one board-specific shop but it was good - 360. Conditions - Outstanding. Some of best snow & powder we've ever had. Slopes - Great. Lots of tree runs, big area if you made the effort to travel but a lot of the best runs were near Sauze anyway. Hotel - Decent. Good sized rooms, modern en suite bathroom. Very close to lifts - 1-2 mins walk. Food - Decent. Not the best we've had in Italy but still way better than you get in Austria etc.
Apres Ski: 4/5