Grand Hotel Sestriere

  • Milky Way Ski Area, Italy, Sestriere

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The ever popular Grand Hotel Sestriere offers an excellent level of service and facilities in comfortable and welcoming surroundings. Furnished in classic Italian style , it is conveniently located in the centre of the resort and only a few minutes' walk from the lifts - hotel also operates a free shuttle bus to the lifts. Facilities include restaurant, wine cellar with over 1500 types of wine, cosy lounge with open fire, bar with panoramic views of the mountains, wellness centre with sauna, steam room and whirlpool (pay locally). Beauty treatments and massage (pay locally). Free wifi is available throughout the hotel.

Added value

Early Booking Offer: Save up to £180 per couple on selected dates (ends 31 Oct 20, min 7 nights)

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 94
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 8
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Local tourist tax payable directly to hotel

Rooms

Standard Rooms with Mountain View are clean and comfortable with a balcony. Room facilities include TV (Italian channels only), wifi, safe, minibar, hairdryer and bathrobes. Rooms are 18m² and sleep 2 people.

Superior Rooms with South Facing View Rooms are around 20m² and have a sofa that turns into a sofa bed when 3 people are in the room.

Bedroom facilities

  • Availability of a cot
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe
  • Wireless internet
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
Sestriere

Sitting at the very heart of The Milky Way ski area in Italy, Sestriere and nearby Borgata is the perfect home base for those of us who truly love the mountains. Whether you’re a complete beginner, or a seasoned expert, The Milky Way ski area truly has something for us all!

A purpose built resort that was constructed in the 1930s (and extended again in 2006 to host the Turin Winter Olympics) Sestriere has a modern and trendy feel to it, with a lively après ski crowd that congregates in the popular bars and pubs around the town when the lifts close.

Sestriere is also home to the Tabata night club, which claims to be one of the biggest and the best that the Alps has to offer!

Sitting amongst 400km of pistes, there is plenty of skiing and snowboarding to be had in Sestriere and beyond, joining the pistes over at Sauze d’Oulx, Claviere and Montgenèvre over the border in France.

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 400 km
Runs
52
111
40
Longest run 6 Km
Snowparks

5 (1 in Sestriere, 4 Milky Way area)

Lifts Drag lifts 21, Chairlifts 34, Cablecars 1
Slope direction N,E,S,W
Ski/resort bus True

Things to do in resort

Sestriere restaurants, food and drink

Sestriere offers a great selection of restaurants and bars from its ideal location at the centre of the Milky Way ski area. Predominantly Italian and Piedmont cuisine, this area is known for its wines and Prosecco, as well as cheese, meat and freshly made bread and pasta.

Pinky Bar on Piazza Fraiteve is a great little bar/ pizzeria where you can relax after a day of skiing or head to in the evening for a pleasant traditional Italian meal. For those staying in Borgata, there is Antica Spelonca where lovely local dishes are served. Last Tango is a another great restaurant to head to if you’re in pursuit of traditional Italian food and drink, and is located on Via La Gleisa (above Carabinieri Station).

Up on the mountain, the food is still excellent and a bit to eat with your après at Da Casse (Lou Brachettes) restaurant won’t go amiss- you can find it sitting just off Black 4, with great food and good music, an a la carte and snack menu. If you’re looking for a more traditional eating setting then IL Capret at the bottom of Blue 3 in Borgata has tasty cuisine with a multiple choice options and various selections daily.

 

Sestriere après, bars, clubs and nightlife 

Sestriere is a lively location on the après front, since it is a popular resort for young people as well as old, from both near and afar! The party scene really picks up at the weekend when the local Italians from Turin come to ski.

There is no shortage of locally produced wine in the area, and there are a variety of bars and clubs to prop your ski boots up in at the end of the day, whether you’re looking for a traditional pub or a club that continues until the early hours of the morning. Prosecco, wine and Italian beers are popular in the area, but they also include imported varieties.

Pinky Bar sits on Piazza Fraiteve and is not only a fabulous restaurant but also a good place for a drink (or two!). Bar Sestriere makes a good location if you are on a bar crawl through the town, and also plays sports on the TVs. Bar Kovo has some great exclusive deals for Inghams customers as well.

If you’re on the lookout for some night life then head to Tabata Night Club, one of the largest (if not THE largest) clubs in the Alps, open after 22:00 on Via Monterotto. 

 

Sestriere shopping

The shops in Sestriere are amongst the usual expected stores, including sports and designer clothes, and equipment. These are mainly based around Piazza Fraiteve. There is a local market that takes place on Tuesday mornings outside Palazzetto dello Sport car park, which sells fresh fruit and vegetables.

 

Sestriere spas and relaxation

If you are looking for a spot of pampering, then you will be pleased to know that most 4-star hotels in Sestriere open their doors to the public to come and enjoy their spa facilities at a local price. Stay with Inghams at the Hotel Cristallo and you can enjoy the spa, gym, Turkish bath and sauna, or alternatively there is the Hotel Principi di Piemonte which has an indoor swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, gym and Turkish bath.

The local leisure center, Palazzetto dello Sport also has an indoor-outdoor heated swimming pool, a gym as well as a spa and wellness suite. The views from the heated pool are absolutely breathtaking.

If you are not arranged to stay at a particular hotel, most things are bookable locally.

 

Sestriere arts, culture and events

The resort of Sestriere is modern, having been constructed in the 1930’s for the employees of the Fiat car workshops in Turin, and was extended again in 2006 to host to the Turin Winter Olympic Games. You can still visit some of the land marks and coast down the Alpine downhill courses.

Events across the Milky Way ski area are definitely worth exploring upon your arrival in resort, so speak with your Inghams rep to find out what’s happening during your stay.

If you wish to explore further afield to Turin, then you will find shops, galleries, museums (including the Egyptian museum) and more. It takes roughly 1.5 hours to get to Turin by car, and 2 hours by public transport.

Ice Skating - The Ice Park in Sestriere is fun for all levels and is a great alternative activity to skiing. Open 10am - 6pm (Times may differ on public holidays and Carnival) daily and costs approx €7 entrance and €6 skate hire. Prices and times are a guide from the Ice Park and may be subject to change, contact your rep in resort for latest information.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.877099
  • Latitude: 44.958885
  • Location Description:

    Centrally located, 3 minutes’ walk (300m) from the lifts. The hotel operates a free shuttle bus to the lifts

  • Nearest Lift:

    Cit Roc

  • Distance to Lift: 500 km
  • Distance to Ski School: 500 km
  • Distance to Nursery Slopes: 500 km

For more information on travel and transport visit our Sestriere page

Extras

Winter 2019/20 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE

Save up to £53 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. 

Learn to Ski Pack
6 days area pass, 6 days 'Blue' skis & boots, 6 days tuition (2 hrs 50 mins per day)
Adult from £305 Child from £271

All Learn to Ski Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

Lift Passes Days Season Adult 
11-74 yrs
Youth
9-10 yrs††
Child
4-8 yrs†
Senior
75 yrs+~
Area Pass 6 L £124 £124 £47 £115
H £179 £179 £47 £115

L (15 - 21 Dec, 1 Apr - end of season), H (All other dates)

††born 2010-2011 | †born after 01/01/12 | ~born before 31/12/44

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £57 £75 £118
Skis & Boots £87 £105 -
Snowboard & Boots - £114 -
Youth (6-12yrs) Skis & Boots - £47 -
Snowboard & Boots - £66 -
Child (3-5yrs) Skis/Boots - £47 -
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
4-12yrs 
Ski 5 2 hrs 50 mins per day £149 £149
Snowboard 5 2 hrs 50 mins per day £149 £149

 Lessons start at 10am on Monday.

6 day beginner ski school with Sunday start available. 

Please note: 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 time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Facilities

Restaurant & Bars

There are three restaurants run by the hotel. Guests on half board will eat at Central Restaurant located in the hotel where they will enjoy a buffet breakfast which includes hot and cold options. Dinner is buffet style with different station offering a wide range of choices of dishes. Guests are treated to waiter service on a Wednesday when the hotel arrange a gala meal.

Guests can choose to pay locally and eat at one of two a la carte restaurants. La Vineria del Colle specializes in delicious local food and boasts a truly exceptional choice of wine from over 1500 different labels available in their cellar. This restaurant has several awards by American magazine Wine Spectator. For guests wanting simple but delicious Italian food, the other restaurant Il Pesce Rosso is a pizzeria overlooking the slopes of Sestriere and is the true taste of Italy.

After your meal you can sit back and relax in the comfort of the hotel bar enjoying a drink next to the fireplace which has panoramic views of the surroundings.

Wellness Center

The hotel has a small spa which includes a sauna, steam room and whirlpool (€10 per person per day Dec 19 - Apr 20 & €20 per person per day Dec 20 - Apr 21, payable locally) . Beauty treatments and massages are also available at an additional cost (payable locally). 

Other Facilities

  • Free wifi throughout
  • Pool table
  • Car parking (€10 per day, payable locally)
  • Dog friendly hotel
  • Garage (payable locally)
  • Bar
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool (indoor)
  • WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Games room
Meals

A continental and cooked buffet breakfast available between 7:30am and 10:30am.

Guest on half board enjoy 4 course evening buffet served in hotel restaurant between 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Gala meal served on a Wednesday.

Christmas and New Year gala dinners included with entertainment. 

Tea time included with biscuits from 4:30pm - 5:30pm daily.

The hotel can cater to special diets, on request at the time of booking. 

Early meals are available for children 30 minutes before dinner, on request. 

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Informal

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Lunch service:

    N/A

  • Dinner service:

    Buffet 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.877099
  • Latitude: 44.958885
  • Location Description:

    Centrally located, 3 minutes’ walk (300m) from the lifts. The hotel operates a free shuttle bus to the lifts

  • Nearest Lift:

    Cit Roc

  • Distance to Lift: 500 km
  • Distance to Ski School: 500 km
  • Distance to Nursery Slopes: 500 km

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Grand Hotel Sestriere
Sestriere, Milky Way Ski Area,Half Board
12/12/2020 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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