Hotel Pilier d'Angle - Entreves, Courmayeur ★★★
This hotel is beautifully situated in the heart of the hamlet of Entreves. The hotel was originally developed from just one old farmhouse and is still owned by the same family who are very active around the hotel. The hotel has since then expanded from solely the original building and encorporates several other neighbouring properties which offer a range of old and new accommodation. However you would not realise the expanse of the hotel unless you needed to explore it all!
The development has joined a number of separate but linked buildings each of which has its own character via underground walkways and pathwaths.
The result is a hotel which basically is able to offer something to everyone. Apartments, suites, chalet style apartments, communicating rooms, to regular hotel rooms, you name it, they are able to provide it. The hotel is equally furnished to a good standard again with varying levels of accommodation according to you taste and budget.
Breakfast and dinner are served in one of the two restaurants and the standard of food is very good indeed. The dining room restaurant has a very cosy feeling to it and is situated in the heart of the old part of the building. Giampiero knows his wines and so if you are particular about this, then please do not hesitate to ask for some advice on the local wines available - the Aosta valley has some lovely wines to offer.
There is also a bar come games room downstairs where the TV will show international sporting events when they are live. A great atmosphere for a group of friends or colleagues wanting to relax.
Also on offer is the "Serendip" spa and beauty centre where wellness and relaxation are paramount. You can prebook massage, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room or opt to go and enjoy the outdoor hot tub.
The closest lift station is the Val Veny which is literally a few hundred metres walk down the hill from the hotel. The walk to the lift is less than 5 mins, but despite that the hotel offers a shuttle bus to and from the Val Veny lift. This shuttle will also take you over to La Dolonne where you can get a the cable car up to Plan Checrouit.
There is also the free navette bus service which takes people to and from Courmayeur, La Dolonne and even La Thuile from the main road along from the the hotel.
Arriving from the MontBlanc tunnel, take the first left into Entreves and the turn right at the T-junction in front of the pizzeria. Follow the road down the hill and then take the first right signed to the Hotel Pilier d'Angle. Go along the road, continuing down the hill and you will see the car park for the hotel on your right hand side.Arriving from Courmayeur, follow the signs to Entreves and the Mont Blanc lift station (funivia Monte Bianco) Stay on the small main road until you see a left hand turning opposite the Hotel Aigle signed posted to the Pilier d'Angle. Continue through the hamlet past the Auberge de la Maison and through the narrow streets to the centre of the hamlet of Entreves. When you come to the fork with the cafe on the right and side take the right hand turn up the hill. The hotel is on the left hand side with the car park slightly up from the main hotel entrance.