Definition of a Cool 3* Hotel

December 14, 2010

Just back from a Cervinia ski holiday – might as well have been at Everest basecamp it was so cold! For the sake of those still there, I hope the wind calms down soon as there are some great snow conditions. Talking of cool, I found a real jewel of a hotel in Cervinia: Les Neiges D’Antan.

Located just outside the village, it’s the perfect place to cocoon yourself whilst the winds are still roaring outside.

The best way to describe the design is ‘cool rustic’ – it has a cozy alpine feel, great furniture, a great restaurant, a wine cellar to die for (with the bottles stored artfully in an illuminated coffin), and perhaps the coolest lounge/bar in the region, which boasts an excellent selection of records played on the legendary Technics 1200 turntables (technics recently announced they were discontinuing turntables). Whilst doing my site visit, I noticed the last record left on the turntable was Lou Reed. Very nice.

These guys certainly know how to run a hotel that’s original and comfortable enough that you won’t want to go outside. What’s more, racing fans may be interested to know that Frankie Dettori is having his 40th in Les Neiges D’Antan this week!

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