Grand Hotel Billia
What We Love
- Stay in the stunning Italian Alps, with breakfast, spa and dining discounts, plus plenty of extras
- The impressively grand exterior of this beautiful building
- Indulging with some time in the resort's relaxing spa
- Dining around the great range of stylish restaurants on site
What To Know
- Popular property for weddings and events
- The multilingual staff is helpful when guests come from around the world
- Free WiFi can be spotty, but you'll want to spend more time exploring the scenic Alps than online
Grand Hotel Billia lies in the heart of the Italian Alps, surrounded by some of Europe’s highest mountains and nestled in the verdant greenery of the Aosta Valley. Saint-Vincent’s lofty location, nearly 600 metres above sea level, affords it a temperate micro-climate and, with mineral springs bubbling up here too, it makes for a pretty spectacular holiday destination.
Grand Hotel Billia is one of two hotels within the Saint Vincent Resort & Casino complex. The hotel’s impressive façade echoes the region’s traditional architectural style, whilst inside a plethora of modern amenities and contemporary comforts await. Large windows make the very most of those stunning views and the spa is built around the area’s therapeutic waters.
Soak up the sun with some time spent around the outdoor pool, or indulge with a massage; you’ll find treatment rooms that also look out over the surrounds. The resort’s dining options here are as impressive as the views, with three fine-dining restaurants, a casual spot for a light bite, a stylish buffet space and five, modern bars. And let’s not forget the on-site casino, with both table and electronic games.
Classic rooms are contemporary in style, with lovely views over the area. Hardwood floors give way to crisp white linens and each comes with a modern, en-suite bathroom that incorporates local granite into the design.
The resort offers a plethora of elegant dining environments, from the contemporary climes of La Brasserie du Casino to the refined ambience of 1908 – Resort Restaurant. Gaya Mood&Food is a great spot for a laid back bite, whilst there are five bars to choose from for an evening tipple. Le Rascard is the resort’s banqueting restaurant, with sumptuous buffets laid out within large glass windows, with views over the verdant surrounds.
L’Eve is the resort’s generously proportioned wellness centre, that’s been built around the therapeutic properties of the area’s glacial waters. The indoor pool is enclosed by huge, picture windows that seemingly bring the outside in, whilst the outdoor pool boasts temperature control affording it a comfortable degree whatever the weather. Relaxation rooms come complete with massage beds that overlook the stunning scenery, with treatments that incorporate natural elements from the Aosta Valley.
Grand Hotel Billia is situated at the foot of Mount Zerbion in Saint-Vincent in the heart of Aosta Valley – a region of Italy that’s strewn with wonderful scenery, thermal baths and ancient castles. Saint Vincent’s situation 575 metres above sea level affords it an attractive micro-climate that has garnered it the nickname ‘Riviera of the Alps’. The waters of Saint-Vincent’s natural springs were discovered in 1770 and are recognised as having curative effects, particularly for respiratory diseases.
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The Grand Hotel Billia has been renovated in 2012 more than 100 years after its opening in 1908. The staff is super supportive and the concierge even showed us the room upon our arrival. The entrance hall is a gem with uber complex ceiling and a Marmor staircase. The Spa is also more than worth a visit. I especially enjoyed the heated outdoor pool with an implacable view of the mountains and the beautiful Valle d’Aosta.
This is an incredibly beautiful location. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food was wonderful. I cannot say enough about the spa and pool. I would absolutely stay here again and plan to make that happen soon!
We left Geneva early purely on a whim as very disappointed with Geneva Hotel and we had visited Saint Vincent some years ago and wanted to stay here back then so just turned up really and took a chance. So glad we did what a lovely 2 day stay. This is what you expect - room overlooked the pool and beautiful mountain view with the Castle - lovely room in fact very spacious and all mod cons for lights etc a consul on the side table to control all lighting. Spa is open til 10pm and we booked the timing we wanted - you can use facilities before the treatment and lovely basement type spa. Has a very relaxing feel to it. Breakfast was good and tasty, ordered night before and delivered on the timing required. The hotel is in a little village with few shops but the idea is to completely relax and you do. Staff more than helpful and ask if you need anything at all. There is a tunnel in the hotel that leads to the Casino - could be marked a little better I did circle a few times before taking the last route and found reception, then my room. We ate in the Casino restaurant which is downstairs below the Casino and it was very good have to say. The grounds and pool area kept very nice and the temperature was lovely - we have come here in the snow and now summer which I can say I prefer the summer it was a delight and glad I came back and stayed. The drive to Saint Vincent whether from Italy or like us from Geneva is a treat in itself - breathtaking. Would highly recommend if you need down time to make this trip to Saint Vincent.
Great grounds, and facilities, lousy rooms, yet the bathrooms almost as large as the rooms, are spacious, with plenty of towels, and the showers and space fantastic. Their is so much good food around wouldn't waste the effort at the Hotel. The Breakfast is pretty good
Excellent rooms, stunning views, top-notch service and perhaps the best breakfast I have ever tried! Can highly recommend. Location is perfect, close to the village and hiking trails. Ideal for a romantic getaway or a family vacation.