Not a good location, hotel very dated/generic
Posted Sep 22, 2015
The picture of the hotel makes it look idlllyic. Other than being relatively close to the town, this hotel lacks charm (and Aosta as a region is very charming) and feels like a big chain hotel. The room itself was extremely bland. For a place where skiers would stay, I can't understand why hair dryers aren't upgraded so they can be used with women (or anyone) with long hair - they are extremely dated "vacuum tube" weak hair dryers that can't be used. Our room faced the mountain at a distance...but a horrible looking dilapidated junkyard type building/structure was right in front which completely destroyed the view. We left after 2 days and went to Cogne. Our hotel there was so charming and quaint that it faded the bland and institutional feeling we had here. If I had to choose two towns to stay in, I would pick Cogne and Courmeyeur. The town of Aosta can be visited in a couple of hours. In short, while this hotel provided a bed and a roof, it lacked the charm befitting this region and certainly it is not befitting its 4 star rating. We stayed in a 3 star hotel in Cogne which far exceeded our expectations and was lovely so this isn't about American-centric standards, it is about providing the client with an experience to remember. Finally, of all the breakfasts we had on our 3 week stay in Aosta, Milan and Liguria, this was by far the most sparse. I was actually shocked at how sparse it was. Like I said, I stayed in 3 star places which fared much, much better.