Hotel Dragon

  • Italy, Cervinia

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Its unbeatable location at the foot of the piste makes the Hotel Dragon a great choice for your next ski holiday. After a recent change of management, the hotel has had a sophisticated make-over. The bar and lounge have been transformed into a lovely authentic wine bar with the use of warm alpine materials. Bedrooms have also had some TLC and provide a spacious and comfortable base for your stay.

Our favourite location is the outdoor terrace. During the sunnier weeks of the season it becomes a suntrap with some of the best views of the Matterhorn from the Italian side of the mountain and no better place to enjoy a cool refreshment from the bar.

There's plenty of shops, bars and restaurants close by and it's just a short 150 metre walk through the snow to the Cretaz lift. Getting back to the hotel is even easier as you can ski all the way to the road opposite the hotel (weather permitting) - that's if you can resist stopping at one of the many bars that line the bottom of the slopes next to the lift.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 45 mins by coach from Turin airport.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 12
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 3

Rooms

Twin Rooms sleep up to two people and have a TV, shower and hairdryer.

Superior Twin Rooms sleep up to two people and have a balcony with Matterhorn views.

Triple Rooms sleep up to three people (extra bed is a single bed).

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 6
  • Access ramp: No
Cervinia

As one of Europe’s highest ski resorts, great snow conditions and an impressive glacier come as standard. What truly makes this resort stand out is the towering site of the Matterhorn and just how close it is. That mixed with the rest of the incredible surrounding landscape and you have yourself the perfect setting for what is simply an amazing ski resort.

Cervinia is known for its extensive ski area and as you head up the mountain to the high peaks of the Plateau Rosa you will appreciate the impressive lift system which connects you to Valtournenche as well as the famous Swiss resort of Zermatt. Almost an endless network of runs means there is plenty of variety and places to explore as well as some superb off-piste runs. Being based on the Italian side of the mountain definitely has its benefits, what with great food, service full of Italian flair and let’s not forget it’s a lot cheaper than over the border with our Swiss friends. With an International ski pass you have the best of both worlds, so definitely worth it if you want to get the miles in and explore the full area.

The village of Cervinia is a good size and there is lots to see and do. Along the font of the slopes you will find plenty of bars overlooking the piste, many serving lunch with an epic view of the Matterhorn. Later in the day the music is turned up and you have a great range of après bars to choose from. Further into town along the traffic free cobbled streets you'll find plenty of shops to browse as well as some great hidden little pizzerias, perfect if you want a slice for lunch.

In and around the resort there's a massive selection of things to do. Rev up the engine and have a go at ice karting, take to the skies and feel the adrenaline of tandem paragliding, have a dip in the local pool or visit the highest ice grotto in Europe over on the Swiss side of the mountains – whatever you're after and whatever the age range, there's something for everyone in this authentic Italian resort.

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 150 km
Runs
18
35
7
Longest run 22 Km
Snowparks

1 snowpark

Lifts Drag lifts 3, Chairlifts 12, Cablecars 3
Slope direction N,S
Ski/resort bus True
Things to Do

  • Cross country tracks
  • Snowpark
  • Dog sledding
  • Ice karting
  • Bowling
  • Sports centre

Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
Save up to £71 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we'll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Lift Passes Days Season Adult 
19-64yrs
Senior
65+
Youth
15-18yrs
Child
8-14yrs
International Area Pass 6 L £302 £272 £272 £212
H £362 £326 £326 £254
Local Pass 6 L £248 £224 £224 £173
H £280  £252 £252 £196

International area pass includes Cervinia, Valtournenche and Zermatt.

Local pass includes Cervinia, Valtournenche plus two days skiing in another Aosta Valley resort.

L (12 Dec - 19 Dec), M (10 Dec - 30 Jan & 21 Mar - end of season), H (20 Dec - 9 Jan & 31 Jan - 20 Mar)

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £62 £88 £115
Skis & Boots £96 £137 -
Snowboard & Boots - £122 -
Child (6-12yrs) Skis & Boots - £64 -
Snowboard & Boots - £81 -
Helmet - Free* -

* Free helmets for children up to 12yrs when ski/board are pre-booked

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Tuition Days Times Adult Child 
5-12yrs†
Ski 5 2 hrs 45 mins per day £181 £181
Snowboard £181 £181

Tuition starts on Mon at 9.30am

6 day beginner ski tuition with a Sunday start is available

†Child ski tuition is 'Snow Fun Club' which runs all day and includes lunch / Child snowboard tuition starts from 6yrs

Group ski lessons need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked lessons and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private lessons to the value of the lessons you had originally booked.

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Sun terrace with views of the Matterhorn and Cervinia's main slopes into the village
  • Heated boot room
Meals

Each day the hotel offers guests a continental breakfast. Dinner in the evenings is a lovely three-course meal.

New Year festive meal included. 

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 of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 7.630702
  • Latitude: 45.936236
  • Location Description:
    • Positioned at the foot of the main slopes
    • 100 metres from centre
    • 150 metres to Cretaz lift
    • Bus stop 300 metres
    • Ski School 150 metres
    • Nursery slope 150 metres

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Hotel Dragon
Cervinia, Half Board
08/01/2023 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Manchester Int.
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