Pros and Cons of Renting Ski Apartments in Livigno

If you have decided on the Livigno ski resort as your destination during the ski season, and you will be arriving as a family or as a small party of friends, choosing among the many ski apartments in Livigno that are available often makes a good deal of sense. In addition to apartments, a number of villas and chalets are available as well. Many if not most of the apartments available can accommodate groups of up to six or eight.

Most of these units are available the year around, but when you have skiing in mind you would naturally want to find something in proximity with the lift lines. In Livigno, that is rarely a problem. You can stay in an apartment in the center of town, and still be within walking distance of most of the ski resort’s lift lines.

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Look for One in the Center of Town

In fact, by staying in town you can have the best of both worlds. You’ll also be within walking distance of a good number of restaurants, bars, and the duty-free shops that Livigno is noted for. If the land was flat, you could even take a day hike over to Switzerland, but the land is not flat at all. You would have to climb half of the way and ski downhill the other half.

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Expensive, But Not For a Group

Apartments tend to cost significantly more than hotel rooms or bed and breakfasts, plus the fact that you have to go out to eat or make your own breakfasts. Some apartments may feature continental breakfasts, but that would be a rarity. You can expect to pay at least $150 per night for an apartment, but the nicer ones tend to charge four or five times that amount. While renting an apartment can make a great deal of sense for a family vacation, the higher-priced units can be out of reach for some families. On the other hand, when a group of friends share an apartment, and everyone pays their fair share, it can be surprisingly affordable.

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Renting an apartment as a group can be even more affordable as some ski apartments offer free lift tickets or lift tickets at a significant discount if you choose to stay there. Some even offer discounts on rental equipment and lessons. Even if those discounts are no more than 15 to 20 percent, they still represent a considerable savings. If you plan to book one of the ski apartments in Livigno, it could be to your advantage to see what extras might be included in the deal.

Some Restrictions Apply, But Not Many

As is the case with most apartment rentals, some allow pets and others do not. This is seldom an issue with ski vacationers as they usually have enough to bring along without taking along the pet poodle as well. Most allow children, or in other words are family friendly. A few will require a stay of at least several days, but there are ski apartments that rent out for as few as one or two days. As far as how long you can book an apartment for, about the only issue is whether or not another party has booked reservations for the same apartment in the near future. This can usually be settled during booking time however so it is seldom a problem unless you have your heart set on a particular unit (most often for reasons of nostalgia).

When you book, make certain you will be given detailed information as to what features the apartment has to offer. A fireplace is nice, but even nicer is a kitchen that is well stocked with appliances such as a microwave, toaster, freezer, and of course an Italian coffee making machine. Towels and linens are almost always provided. TV is standard. In Livigno, this would be satellite TV. You might want to inquire about Wi-Fi if you can’t bear to be without your laptop or tablet.

Or, you can just book sight unseen, go with the flow, and focus on skiing.

 

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This Hotel in Livigno with its Spa is an Excellent Choice

You would think that finding a hotel in Livigno with a spa would not be terribly difficult, but there are by most estimates between 150 and 170 hotels in the area. A few have spa facilities, but most do not. Of those that do, there are only a very few that have full-service spas. A hot tub and a place you can go for a massage does not a spa make, although some establishments would have you think otherwise. When searching for a hotel in Livigno with a spa, you might consider basing your decision on two requirements; you want to be staying in a hotel that has excellent accommodations, and you want that hotel to feature a full service spa where you can relax, unwind, and be taken care of – even pampered a bit. How you define excellent and full-serve is up to you, but we believe that if you follow our suggestion, satisfaction is guaranteed.

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There are Different Kinds of Luxury

There are a number of spas around the world that are often referred to as luxury spas, and in many cases deservedly so. A luxury spa is not one and the same thing as a fine hotel with   excellent to outstanding spa facilities however. The hotel part of it is important to the traveler as well. The luxury spas that are featured in magazines and travel brochures are most often found in exotic places filled with tropical vegetation and long, sandy beaches. There’s a different kind of luxury however and that is the luxury of staying in a mountain retreat, surrounded by beautiful scenery – an Alpine retreat to be exact. Some of these mountain resorts, hotels, and spas are found in scenic surroundings equaled in beauty in only a few other places on this earth. Sitting in a hot tub in a hotel in Livigno with a spa and enjoying the Alpine scenery is an experience no one should be without.

If you’ve started putting together a bucket list, or if it is still too early in life to do that and you simply want to enjoy the experience a hotel in an Alpine setting can provide, a stay in a hotel livigno spa is the answer. To be more specific, plan to make your stay in the Charme Hotel Alexander in Livigno where luxury takes on a new meaning, especially after a full day on the slopes.

Charme Hotel Alexander

The Charme Hotel Alexander is located in Teola, a small village that is a stone’s throw away from Livigno proper. Distances are not great here, except when you are up on the slopes, where they are great indeed.  The Charme Hotel Alexander is is usually advertised as being a hotel in Livigno with a spa, but the same is true with almost all of the hotels in the resort area.  Livigno, with its duty-free shopping and central location in the resort area is the center of attraction, which is understandable. The Charme Hotel Alexander is one of the finest hotels, if not the finest, in the valley, at least in terms of what you get for your money, and this hotel has received excellent reviews. The Charme Hotel Alexander has many fine features, including its attractive Alpine architecture, luxury rooms, excellent dining together with a wellness center, spa, and a fitness center. There are two heated pools, one for adults and one for the younger generation, there is a fully equipped gym, and a luxury sauna, complete with a cold water shock to fully awaken you. You can also spend time in the Turkish bath which is located next to the spa area, where a variety of the usual spa services are offered. The word ‘luxury’ is by no means out of place in this spa facility.