Hotel Chalet du Lys - Stafal ★★★★
Chalet du Lys was opened in December 2010 by 3 adventurous people, Janine, Georgio and Gordon. 3 individuals from Jordan, Italy and Canada came together in a moment of alpine passion to create a wonderful hotel.
Fuelled by their passion for the mountains and a natural liking for all things beautiful, Janine and her partners have created a special and unique place in Gressoney Stafal.
Chalet du Lys is the name they gave to the hotel, situated in the beautiful valley of the Lys at the bottom of Monte Rosa.
The hotel is strategically situated at the bottom of the beautiful slope of St. Anna with the cable-car only 150 metres away.
To make it even faster and easier for you get onto those slopes, the Hotel provides in partnership with Ambaradanspitz, a ski rental and deposit service in the hotel.
Pre-book your ski pass with Zuba Ski and you don’t even have to queue for your ski pass, it will be handed out to you with your morning coffee. Perfect!
Each of the 29 guest rooms (Standard, Comfort, or Suite) and 5 Chalets have been decorated with rich and powerfully coloured fabrics. Wood furnishings are hand made and tailored for each room. An artist has designed a wall in each room to add to the room’s special feel. Many of the rooms have large beautiful balconies.
There are three types of room for you to choose from: Standard, Comfort, Suite and in addition there are the mini Chalets - these are two floor apartments in which families can settle into their own space.
Part of the menu is dedicated to the delicious typical cuisine of the valley, without forgetting the remaining delicacies found though out the Italian peninsula.
You’re in for a tasteful experience in our restaurant the “Pink Room” why not try the classic soup of Valle D’Aosta “Zuppa Valdostana”, this is made with local readily available ingredients — bread, Fontina cheese, and cabbage, which grows well in the cold of the mountain valley. It’s made as it should be, with the cabbage sautéed in cured lard or pancetta. Don’t let that put you off, you’ll be astounded by this local treat.
Equally stomach warming is our “Pasta alla Norma”. This is a hugely popular dish in Sicily. It is simply pasta with fried aubergines in tomato sauce with a sprinkle of fresh basil. For the Italian authentic dish you would use salted ricotta, so if you’ve already tried this with normal ricotta, or another cheese, you have to compare it to the divine original.
If you’re a big fan of ricotta cheese then you’ll have to try out the “Pastiera Napolitana”, a delicious old Neapolitan speciality. In addition to the ricotta the ingredients include a pinch of cinnamon, candied orange and lemon peel and whole-wheat grain. Traditionally it is best enjoyed one to three days after it is baked so the flavours can blend into a heavenly mix.
The wine menu is another Chalet Du Lys delight, and the owners have enjoyed putting it together immensly! A few well known names will reassure you but maybe you will discover a few hidden gems, as we have whilst going around the country in search of the treasures hidden in small wineries. Don’t miss out on reading the stories of these wines, and how they came to life.
Named after one partner who insisted on adding the pub to the original old structure of the hotel, they have recreated an authentic, classic Irish Pub atmosphere experience, right here in the middle of the Italian Alps.
Pubs aren’t just about drinking. A true Irish pub is a place to enjoy a great meal and warm conversation whilst listening to great music or watching your favourite sports. Of course, a good pint of the best beer won’t hurt.
Whether you are looking for a bite, a pint, or just searching for a fun night out, Gordon’s Pub opens every day at 11am and goes on until 2am.