We stayed 8nts in Feb2010. Rooms are small but very clean. We would recommend paying for the south side which has a beautiful view. The staff is very pleasant and helpful – esp. "Badjo" who drives the shuttle - a good deal (20CHF per week) for daily ride to the nearest lift (Les Violettes). Hotel seems very close to the gondola but it is a steep climb.
The breakfast is good (fresh bread, croissants, boiled eggs, cold meats, cheese, yogurt, fruit, cereal, muesli). For 25CHF per day you can add the nightly supper (we didn't since we met friends each night and spent a lot more for restaurants). On the web it states that there is free internet and bottled water in the rooms. This is not so - the internet is pay-as-you-go (10CHF for 5 hrs) and the water bottles are 4CHF (a lot for a small bottle).
The staff was very accommodating when we left. We had to leave at 5 a.m. to drive to Geneva Airport (about a 2 hour drive away) and they arranged for a picnic breakfast the night before which we kept in our room fridge and ate in the car (ham and cheese sandwiches, bottled water and fruit). Nice touch.
If you bring a car be prepared for the fact that the parking, while free, is very limited. We were there during the busiest season and the cars were jammed together and had to be shuffled if anyone needed to get out. we just left the car parked for the entire stay and walked or used the free bus service.
"Wonderful view of alps, but everything so expensive"
Spectacular view of alps, a small balcony, dinner open till 10-11pm. Bus stops at the hotel. Hotel service was satisfactory.
Only one small shop near the hotel, everything is expensive, no English speaking person in the neighborhood. No free internet. AND NEVER CALL TO HOME FROM THE PHONE-BOOTH, IT ATE MY $75 IN 4 MINUTES.
Anupam from MI
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