We were a family group of 10 on a ski holiday. The set-up at Petit Palais was excellent for us. The very large lounge was a great congregating area for us, rather than trying to squeeze into one of the bedrooms.
And the fact it was all inclusive meant we didn't worry about the bar bill we were racking up, we saved money at lunchtime up the slopes (although we still did buy the odd lunch) and we weren't traipsing round town trying to find a restaurant to take us.
Breakfast was fine, although I'd avoid the streaky bacon and ask for your fried eggs soft! The packed lunch was a filled baguette, packet of biscuits, piece of fruit (help yourself at breakfast) and a bottle of water - the egg mayonnaise was very nice, the chicken salad a bit dry, but each to their own. And the dinners were generally very good. The roast beef on night 1 went down very well.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. We reported a split shower hose one evening; I think they'd have tried to fix it within the hour, but I told them tomorrow morning would be fine. It was nice to get back and find it had indeed been attended to.
The rooms are on the small side, but have everything you need and are comfortable.
The only disadvantage would be that it is slightly out of town; it's probably a 7 minute walk, but uphill on the way back. Perfectly do-able for those who want more nightlife or just to pop down to stroll round the shops.. It's almost right next to the main gondola and cable car station, and we never even queued for them.
To summarise, I would say excellent for groups or anyone who doesn't feel the need to be right in the town.
PS if you do the Meal up the Mountain - beware that they refuse to serve any more beer and wine after pudding is served - make sure you get topped up beforehand!
- Also Known As:
- Petit Palais Cervinia Hotel Breuil-Cervinia
- Petit Palais Cervinia Breuil