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.
How to Get There
It was an absolute pleasure and a joy to stay at this magnificent hotel.
The Grand Hotel Billia is nestled in the quiet village of Saint-Vincent, one hour from Turin. It offers stunning views of the nearby mountains.
The hotel is distinctive, opulent and beautiful. All the staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming, and the standard of service was second to none.
Our room was more or less perfect: ultra clean, very quiet, modern, welcoming, relaxing and large enough without being extravagantly spacious. The bed was high quality and very comfortable. It only took a moment to learn how to control the various lighting options, and the small instructional guide was helpful and concise.
I simply loved this hotel. I loved the emphasis on quality, refinement and good service. All the bars and recreational areas were pleasant to sit in and relax. The atmosphere is laid back and unhurried, but always efficient. The spa and swimming pool are both well maintained and easy to enjoy.
The hotel is just a few minutes walk from the village of Saint-Vincent itself, and is linked to the neighbouring casino if you like that sort of thing.
We had breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel throughout our stay, and were generally very pleased with the high standard of the catering. The service in the restaurant was very good, with plenty of efficient staff on hand at all times.
We could only think of very minor criticisms. It probably wasn't a good idea to put light-coloured medium-pile carpet outside the elevators and along all the corridors leading to the rooms. It tends to get stained very easily, and the stained, discoloured carpets were a bit of an eyesore.
Also, though we _did_ enjoy the catering, there were never any salads avaiable for some unfathomable reason and not a lot of emphasis on fresh veg.
However, these are very minor points. The fact is, I loved staying at this hotel and can't wait for the opportunity to stay there again. It is very close to perfection, and the staff work hard to make sure that every guest is treated almost like visiting royalty. I highly recommend this beautful, grand hotel, high in the mountains, offering stunning scenery in every direction.
The service was good, nothing exceptionally friendly, but they did solved the issue that occurred with our booking. Navigation inside the hotel is somewhat complex and nothing is clearly marked. Had trouble locating both spa and a restaurant for breakfast.
Spa is nice, not too crowded on a Saturday in April. If you don’t have it included in your room rate, it’s extra 40 euros per person. Also if you are booked for a massage it does not give you access to spa facilities before or after. We found this surprising.
Breakfast was ok. Service friendly. No fresh orange juice though, just some terribly sweet orange drink. Eggs and meats very lovely, pastries looked ok.
This could be a hotel from a movie. Surrounded by mountains, this is an amazing place to spend winter holidays far from big city. One of the most cosy rooms I have ever stayed. Nice lightening, tasty breakfast and amazing view on the valley. The dinner was not good at the restaurant and a poor service. Spa at additional cost, that was disappointing.
Thankyou for a wonderful stay. The staff were so helpful. We would have never got to see how amazing the area is, if it wasn't for the staff and their knowledge of the local area. Cervinia Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, Lago Blu just to name a few. Our upgrade made our stay all the more special. Thankyou. Our room was so spacious light and very comfortable. The bathroom was huge, with the biggest bathtub you have ever seen. The beds were very comfortable. Daniela on the front desk was a delight, without your warm and friendly smile our stay wouldn't have been a good. The whole front of house team and the wait staff were fabulous. See you all again soon.
A charming 1900 hotel refurbished with every accent of Italian modern design. A beautiful appointment and well designed bedroom and what to say about breakfast: pure pleasure. Just not to talk about the great views!