Welcome to the Hotel Svizzero, Courmayeur
The chalet of your dreams.
Well located, just 400 metres from the historical centre of Courmayeur and the ski lifts, our hotel offers you the chance to stay in an exclusive and comfortable chalet. The elegant Alpine furniture faithfully recreates our region’s country-style design, creating a warm, cosy environment.
The hotel, established immediately after the Second World War as a typical Swiss chalet, was restored in the first decade of the new millennium and since then every year it offers its guests something new. Only original wood and artisan materials recovered from the pre-existing building and from other old Alpine residences have been used.
Management and ownership have always been in the same local family, now in its third generation, with the fourth knocking on the door. Owners and staff work in complete harmony to make you feel at home. An informal environment awaits you, full of friendliness and cheer. Children are always welcome. We also love dogs, who will be welcomed by our very own “Giotto”.
The lounge bar is magnificent, with a fire that’s always lit in winter.
The Valle d’Aosta Region awarded our restaurant the Saveurs du Val d’Aoste seal of quality for the typical character of the interior and the food products used. You will eat à la carte even if you have chosen the half board service. The wine list, developed to offer mainly Italian, and Valdostan wines, boasts around 150 highly-selected labels.
The Hotel Svizzero enjoys a marvellous view of the Dent du Géant (the Giant’s Tooth) mountain and of the traditional village of Dolonne. It has two large terraces, one outdoor, used as a bar and one in wood with a hot tub for sunbathing.
Guests must be aware that:
- the hotel is located at the junction between the state highway to France via the Mont Blanc tunnel and the municipal road that links the village centre to the new Dolonne Gondola and to the beautiful sports centre: even though heavy traffic is completely relieved by the motorway in the distance, the hotel is not situated in a forest;
- the hotel overlooks a torrential section of Dora Baltea, so on warm summer days the noise of so much water may disturb some guests;
- the hotel does not have air-conditioning: rooms can be kept cool by opening windows;
- with the exception of junior suites, suites and chalets, the rooms are not particularly large.
A bit of history
Walter Hurzeler, son of a Swiss craftsman from Argovia, and a great carpenter himself, came to Courmayeur in the early ‘900s to search for gold in Mont Blanc. With the beginning of Winter tourism, he also specialised in ski-making. Immediately after the war, as his home-workshop was located halfway between the village centre and the sledges that brought skiers to Chécrouit, he decided to build a guesthouse beside it that his wife and two daughters would have managed. It was soon sold and with the proceeds he transformed his very own house into a proper hotel, all in wood. His Swiss origins gave the hotel, a simple 2-star establishment, its name. Fifty years later the third generation rebuilt it, keeping the same style and name. Only the star rating changed.
The hotel is affiliated with Terme di Pré Saint Didier.
Strada Statale 26 n. 11 - 11013 Courmayeur (AO) - Italy
+39 0165 848170