Really quaint hotel in the mountains...
Posted Jul 27, 2016
We specifically went and stayed at Auberge de la Maison to visit the Skyway Monte Bianco, and we were pleasantly surprised at the facilities at the hotel.
It is very quaint and ski lodge style, with many nooks and crannies to sit and soak up the atmosphere, and windows that look onto the alps.
The day spa area with steam room, sauna, indoor/outdoor spa pool is gorgeous, with the outdoor pool area looking directly onto snow covered peaks with the sun setting behind them. For us coming from a place that gets no snow, it was a very unique and lovely experience sitting in a spa pool looking at a snow covered mountain.
The staff were nice, the room was nice and roomy, although the bathroom was a bit of a challenge in that the sloped ceiling in the shower was a bit of a head bumping hazard, and the whole bidet thing, which takes up valuable bathroom space is strange to us Australians.
My only complaint with the hotel is that for a hotel that I considered to be quite expensive, breakfast was not included in the rate, unlike most of the hotels we have stayed at in Italy. We could have breakfast at the hotel for a cost of €15 per person per day extra, which we did not indulge.
That was a minor inconvenience in the scheme of things, but just a small bugbear.