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Rifugio Walter Bonatti

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This refuge looked very new, clean. The views from the front yard are amazing. They have adequate numbers of showers and toilets for the number of guests. The food was excellent, which was surprising given their remote location. Compared to other refuges on the Tour de Mont Blanc this was luxury.

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Twin Cities, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Rifugio Walter Bonatti was our first stop on the TMB, having walked from Courmayeur. We were in an all-day rainstorm and arrived at Bonatti soaked to the bone, cold, and hungry. What a delightful sight to walk into the bustling refuge filled with hikers from around the globe. We dried off, changed, and enjoyed the famous hot chocolate. Later, dinner... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Chapeau to the team that operates this rifugio. Hundreds of hikers visit daily this spot at this time of the year and the place is managed great. Dinner (I counted more than hundred visitors) was delicious, room and showers were clean. Breakfast was nice. A great view from the Rifugio spot! Recommended!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Stay one night while hiking the TMB. Our very 1st refugio on the trek. The host, older female helped us calling to reserve a place in la Fouly. The refugio is nice and clean. Reservation was easy....just email them and they take your word for it. No deposit required...but it was early in the season so it might be different... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This place has superior sleeping and bathroom facilities compared to other places I stayed at on the TMB - it actually seemed spacious enough to be able to accommodate everyone even when full. The As with other rifugios (in Italy only) the showers require a token; at Bonatti the amount of water is measured rather than the time so you... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on the TMB tour for a picnic/lunch stop. The hot chocolate is a MUST!! The rifugio was clean and tidy with friendly staff. There are plenty of places to sit both inside and outside. Good views too

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great place. Well designed for trekkers and very clean though can be crowded. We stayed in a 3 bunk +1 bed dormitory which was cleverly designed- each bunk having its own clothes/rucksacks etc area. Some rooms had 12+ beds in a long row. Toilets/showers unisex. Shower coin operated- you get coin (free) from desk then switch on shower by pulling... More 

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Fortaleza
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

good sized rooms..amazing location with really good views..good dining area and very good service..the a la carte food at lunch was really good..the common dinner was a let down..the breakfast is a joke..towels are rented and the information is not displayed..very few showers..a queue ..and a very limited amount of hot water controlled with a token..ridiculous..

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Omer, Israel
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

The rfuge is located in an amazing location facing the Mont Blanc and is a must stop in your TMB. We stayed in a private room without WC/shower. Room was large and simple with separated beds and WC is the end of the corridor. You get a token for hot water in the shower. Shower tips - prepare everything in... More 

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic Rifugiio to see a spectacular view. We arrived in clouds but departed the next morning in blue skies. There were 85 people so it was quite full but it was managed well by the staff. It was quite a fun, loud and raucous time during dinner. We had a family room for 4 and a shared toilet... More 

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Address: Loc. Malatra | Val Ferret, 11013 Courmayeur, Italy
Region: Italy > Valle d'Aosta > Courmayeur
Number of rooms: 18
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“Rooms are assigned by the staff”
 of 5 bubbles billp404, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try for private room if available”
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“Private rooms are available and good for light sleepers”
 of 5 bubbles SarahF228, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Besides the dormitory-style rooms there are a few private rooms available”
 of 5 bubbles SPTraveler18, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“ask for a private rom.. much quieter.”
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