Cogne is one of the most popular villages in the Italian Alps and attracts visitors from around the globe. They come to enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and the many outdoor pursuits that can be followed in the surrounding area. This popularity means that Cogne has a wide range of accommodation that includes hotels, self-catering apartments, villas and lodges. Here are some of the best places to stay in Cogne.
Hotel Notre Maison
Frazione Cretaz, 8, Cogne, Italy
+39 0165 74104
This 3-star hotel is the top-rated place to stay on Trip Advisor where it won the 2014 Certificate of Excellence. It is a family run hotel, which was built in 1979 and is constructed of light wood and stone in a traditional, rustic style. It has a choice of rooms that include suites and mini-suites as well as superior and standard rooms and there is a fitness centre with an indoor heated pool, sauna, Turkish bath and hot tub. The hotel is pet-friendly and has wheelchair access.
Rue Grand Paradis, 22, 11012 Cogne
+39 0165 74825
The Hotel Bellevue is a 4-star hotel that was founded in 1925. It has a unique, historic atmosphere and enjoys wonderful views over the protected Sant'Orso meadows and the surrounding mountains. The hotel has earned many prestigious awards, particularly for its spa, its wine cellar and its restaurants, which have earned a Michelin star.
La Madonnina del Gran Paradiso Hotel
Via Lay de Tré 7, 11012 Cogne
+39 0165 74078
The 3-star La Madonnina del Gran Paradiso is another charming family-owned hotel which has earned a 2014 Travellers Choice award from Trip Advisor as a Best Bargain Hotel. The hotel was converted from a traditional home in the early 1950s and retains the traditional wooden design used in local houses. It has been sensitively renovated and extended, with a new wing and a wellness centre that includes an outdoor whirlpool tub offering wonderful views of the Sant'Orso meadows. The spa also has an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, a sauna, Turkish bath and ice waterfall.
Viale Cavagnet, 31 - 11012 Cogne
This distinctive, white-painted hotel has 38 rooms, many of them with balconies which offer panoramic views over the Sant'Orso meadow. The rooms are furnished in antique style and include many historic paintings. There is a beautiful indoor pool, with mosaics and columns, which is part of a spa that includes a sauna, Turkish bath and hydrotherapy showers and offers many beauty and massage treatments. The hotel also has a small cinema that screens films each night.
Hotel du Grand Paradis & Spa la Baita
Rue Dr. Grappein, 45, Cogne,
+39 0165 74275
This family-run, 3-star hotel is situated in a charming 19th century house that is located right in the centre of Cogne, overlooking a pedestrianised square and fountain. The décor is traditional and features many original touches such as fireplaces and historic family photos. A spa has been built on the top floor, which can be privately rented, and there is a garden and terrace.
Residence Chateau Royal
Rue Dr. Grappein, 52, 11012 Cogne
+39 0165 751912
For those who prefer the freedom of self-catering accommodation, these 3-star apartments are a good choice. They are located inside a historic, 13th century building which has been converted into thirteen studios and apartments. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and there is a lounge, a sauna, hot tub and storage facilities for skis. The apartments also have their own laundry facilities and all utilities and bedding are included in the price.
Residence les Nigritelles
Località Lillaz 21, 11012 Cogne
+39 0165 749270
These environmentally-friendly self-catering apartments are located a five-minute drive from the centre of Cogne. There is a bus-stop outside with a service direct to Cogne and neighbouring villages, as well as a free bus transfer on request to Aosta train station. They offer excellent access to the cross-country ski area and the ice waterfalls of the national park. There are 12 apartment rooms in a traditional design, with rustic wood paneling and ceiling beams. Breakfast is provided, and each room has a kitchenette with dishwasher.
There are many letting agencies that rent out private houses for use as holiday homes in Cogne for either short periods or for longer stay rentals, which is a popular choice for many visitors from the UK. Sites such as http://www.homeaway.co.uk/lettings/italy/cogne/r33270 detail homes that range from small, one-bedroom apartments to large villas and lodges that will sleep up to 22 people. These rentals can be arranged directly with the owners or done via intermediary booking sites.