Nice, small, family owned hotel & bar . Very friendly staff. Great location-just 20 meters from ski slopes. They arrange skipasses with discount.We bought half board option- really good food ! Refurbished rooms . If you are going with family - ask for bigger room ( some of them are too small for 3+persons- but no problem to exchange it for bigger one)
Highly recommended !
The staff were excelent and very friendly. We weren't expecting much due to past experiences of ski hotels but were very pleasently surprised! Our room was lovely and very clean. It was less than 5 minute walk in ski boots the slopes, which is very helpful! it is directly opposite a lovely bar (la botte that does delightful hot chocolate!) The only negative we have is the food wasn't always to our taste, but we are slightly fussy, and the starters were the same size as the mains but the food was absolutely delisious, and if we didn't like it, it was only down to our personal taste bud!
This hotel has recently been refurbished so I can't vouch for what it used to be like but we found it to be ideal for our weeks skiing.
Location, location, location - just opposite a lift, just a couple of minutes walk away. Close to the ski school meeting point. It's also near Magic Pub and La Botte which are good for drinks and food. We also popped back to the hotel after lessons for a coffee as it was so close and avoided the crush at busier piste establishments.
Staff were also great and it had a friendly family atmosphere.
The room we had was plenty big enough for 2 adults and a teen with loads of storage. Someone else mentioned there only being nets at the windows....they obviously failed to spot the shutters that could be closed! We found it very quiet at night too but had to turn the radiators off as it was too hot.We could get Wifi in the room but it was pretty weak and found it to be stronger in the bar.
Breakfast was a decent continental offering with plenty of choice. Pastries, fruit, meats, cheeses, cereal, yoghurt. The coffee machine was also good. The location of the breakfast items did mean it was a bit of a bun fight with other guests unless you times it right. If could do with being located somewhere else in the restaurant with a better flow of traffic.
Dinner was OK.....a started of soup or pasta, a meat dish and then a fairly limited desert option. The meat dishes don't come with much, if any, vegetables but that seems to be the norm for Italy as we have found the same in a number of other hotels. My daughter ordered hamburger and it was just the burger....no bun or anything else which was a bit strange. BUT we never left feeling hungry and often had a fairly large lunch so it worked fine. A drinks list on the table would have been good.
The bar offered a good selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks at reasonable prices compared to local bars. We were able to run a tab which made it easier.
The boot room is located under the hotel and has good racks for skis and heated boot racks too. This can be accessed from both inside and outside the hotel.
All in all we really enjoyed the stay and would recommend the hotel. A few more vegetables at dinner would be great but overall a decent hotel in a great location.
It is difficult to rate the Alpencolor hotel more than average. It has a lot going for it in its close proximity to the slopes. Two minutes walk sees you at the bottom of the Valena chairlift and it is close to the ski school meeting point. A small hotel, which has been, it seems, recently refurbished.
The room we had was small, with a nice clean bathroom. It was disconcerting, however, to have only nets at the windows and you could not sit up in bed without cracking your head on the shelf above the bed. No good if you like to read in bed! The bed linen was two single duvets doubled over, which indicated that the two joined singles were sometimes separated.
The bar area, which doubled up as a lounge, was impersonal and uncomfortable and often noisy with children during the day and evening. Bar prices were reasonable compared to other places, bit it was because of the lack of atmosphere that we chose to drink and eat elsewhere during the day.
The breakfast was continental and, although adequate, lacked variation and was a bit dry round the edges. Dinner was very eccentric for our tastes. Generally there was a lack of vegetables and the food was seldom hot. We suspected, as there were no cooking smells or clatter from the kitchen that the food was brought in and warmed up. Thus the need to order the night before. There was hardly a chance to start what had been chosen from the limited starter bar before the first course was thrust before you. The 'main' course was often just a piece of meat or fish with a smear of sauce over the top and a spoonful of vegetables. Not entirely appetising! One or two of the desserts were pleasant. There was a nice 5 course feature meal during the week, which needed some belt loosening, so it wasn't all mediocre.
So, all in all, the potential wasn't realised and I couldn't recommend it to people despite its great location.
We were happy to find the Alpencolour Tonale dressed in its new finery.
Modernised, clean and bright.
Comfortable rooms with new beds.
Room 201 was designated as a triple room - decent sized extra bed. Tea and coffee making facilities.
Narrow bathroom and small shower.
When paying full price for a teenager to share with parents it would be better to have a bigger room with a balcony - not penalised/allocated a less interesting room.
Breakfast was fine - boiled eggs, hams, salami and cheese plus cereals, pastries, rolls and toast with preserves/Nutella.
Good coffee machine.
Dinner was chosen each night for the next day.
Interesting vegetarian choices.
Reasonably priced bar.
Boot room, with heated racks.
Great position for the ski lifts.
The trip to Madonna was fine for those who skied - the town is worth a visit for non skiers.
Pamela and her staff worked hard to make our stay memorable.