Hotel Castor

  • Aosta Valley, Italy, Champoluc

  • 3.5

    3.5 Rating

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The Hotel Castor is a fantastic family-run hotel - perfect for a cosy mountain getaway. Its great atmosphere, impromptu music nights in the lounge and professional wine tastings, make this one of the liveliest hotels in Champoluc.

Service that goes above and beyond 

You'll be treated like an old friend when you stay at Hotel Castor. Whether you're tucking into a filling breakfast or chilling out in the cosy bar at the end of the day, you'll find a friendly face and some great local knowledge. The hotel's owner, Herman, loves music and occasionally hosts an off the cuff live music night in the bar. All the locals pack in and the atmosphere is electric! Most weekends there's a lunchtime barbeque where you can relax in the sun with some local food (payable locally) and during the first week of August, you'll find live jazz in the garden every evening.

Perfect for exploring Champoluc 

This hotel couldn't be more perfectly located. It's right in the centre of Champoluc and a short walk from the village's bars, restaurants and chairlift. Take a ride to the top for a day of exploring the walking trails and taking in the stunning scenery. Especially the magnificent views of the Monte Rosa mountains and glacier. Looking to explore further? The bus stop's just 50 metres from the hotel so it's just as easy to get around the local area.

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours by coach from Milan airport. 

Added value

Early booking offer available for arrivals between 19 Jun - 10 Jul & 28 Aug - 18 Sep 24 (book by 30 Apr 24)

Free hotel-run guided walk once or twice a week (weather permitting)

10% discount at the Monterosa Spa

Exclusive to Inghams: Join up to two included walks with a professional, local guide (limited availability, pre-booking is essential)

Inghams phone rep service

Includes flights and transfers

  • No. of rooms: 32
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. €1 per person per day is payable locally (not applicable to guests aged 12 and under).


Twin Rooms sleep up to two people and have a bath or shower. Triple rooms and rooms for sole use are available on request, please call to book.

Family rooms sleep up to four people and have one double bed and two single beds. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Single Rooms have a bath with an overhead shower. These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

Rooms have mountain and town views. Rooms with balcony are available on request only, and not guaranteed. 

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 4
  • Access ramp: Yes

The mountains around Champoluc are fantastic in the summertime. Ask any local and they'll tell you that summer is the best season! Champoluc's small French town vibes bring people back year on year. They can't get enough of the local cheese, wine and endless walking opportunities. It's like stepping into a real life re-enactment of Russel Crowe's A Good Year. If you're looking for a slower paced walking holiday, where you can really get to know the local way of life and taste the typical food, then this is the place for you. 

Champoluc, a town for locals

Everyday in Champoluc becomes more familiar. You'll leave with the feeling that you've known it all your life. Just walking along the river you'll find endless hidden gems, from the intricate wood carvings that line the riverside path, to public barbeque spots sitting in little wooded coves. There are always youngsters and locals barbequing and having a great time - giving the town its communal feel. All the hotels in this area have a really welcoming and cosy atmosphere, it's like a home away from home.

Wildflower flecked fields

The pretty village of Champoluc is made more so by the Evançon River that runs through it, with its electric-blue glacier melt. During the summer months the wildflowers will be in full bloom, freckling the meadows with delicate pastel colours. At some points it feels like you've stepped into a painting by Monet. It's not all about the views on the ground though, if you look up you'll find yourself surrounded by some very unique mountains, each with wonderful shadowing on them. When the sun hits them in the right place, they'll emanate a glow which brightens up the whole valley.

Earn your lunch on a Val d’Ayas hike

Hike to an alpine hut that just so happens to be home to the highest elevation cheese cellar in Europe - what an accolade! The 9.4km Tchavana walk should take two to three hours and, best-of-all, ends at agriturismo La Tchavana. It not only has one of the best views of the Monte Rosa glacier but a restaurant serving local dishes, and a shop selling cheeses and cured meats to bring home or to eat on your mountain-side picnic. The Monte Rosa massif stretches from Switzerland into Italy and its peaks reach up to 4,600m - that’s the second highest in Europe after only Mont Blanc. This high-altitude terrain means there are incredible hiking trails, as well as mountaineering around the glacier, making Champoluc a great base if you’re looking for a challenge.

The Family Feeling

Champoluc is a deceptively tranquil town, because when you look closely you'll find heaps of activities popping up. The little archery school on the riverside is great fun for an hour or two of entertainment. Alternatively, head into the woods just off the main town and you'll find an adventure ropes course and paint-balling. Every now and then an outdoor games area pops up, free for anyone to come along and enjoy. It's called 'Giochi della Nonna', Granny's Games - this is a throwback to all the wooden board games that were played in the past and a great way to get children off their iPads. Drop the children off and head to the golf course which spans over a lawn near the river - make sure you watch out for flying balls though!

Why book a summer holiday in Champoluc with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Champoluc's best activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Champoluc. Join a professional mountain guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Champoluc include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.


Hotel Guided Walks

The hotel offers free hotel-run guided walks once or twice a week (weather permitting). The hotel staff  know the Aosta Valley like the back of their hand and are fantastic people to head into the mountains with.

Hotel Facilities

  • Live jazz in the garden during the first week of August from 5.30pm to 7.30pm 
  • Wine tasting available on request (payable locally) 
  • Discounted access to Champoluc's Monterosa Spa
  • Pilates class available (payable locally)
  • E-bikes for hire (bookable and payable locally, subject to availability)
  • Cosy lounge and bar area
  • Sky TV in public areas
  • One free local map provided per room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking 
Family Facilities
  • Cots are free for children up to the age of two (subject to availability)
  • Early meals available for children between 6pm-7pm
  • Babysitting services are available on request (bookable and payable locally)
  • Children's books are available

For breakfast, tuck into a continental buffet with hot options available too. For dinner you'll have a four-course meal from a set menu. Expect delicious Italian cuisine including some typical dishes from the Aosta Valley, followed by a post-dinner sweet wine, to be enjoyed at the dinner table. 

The hotel also offers a packed lunch with a sandwich, sweet option, fruit and a bottle of water (payable locally, approx. €12 per person). As well as a daily selection of afternoon cakes from 4pm to 5pm (excludes drinks).

Most weekends a BBQ lunch is available (payable locally).

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know about any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

  • Located in the historic centre of Champoluc
  • 700 metres to the nearest chairlift 
  • 50 metres to the nearest bus stop

Reviews of Hotel Castor

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Total price from
per person from £969
Includes £50pp discount
03/07/2024 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
Half Board
Hotel Castor
Aosta Valley, Champoluc
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