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Grand Hotel Kurhaus

Chemin de la Foret 6, Arolla, Evolene 1986, Switzerland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zurich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The rooms are not very modern, the lounge has style and for the food I recommend the "Carnozet" in the basement, where they serve local specialities with dry meat and cheese and a good local white wine (Petite Arvine). Best we liked the terrass and the delicous home made "tarte aux myrtilles"!

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel has a wonderful location with a spectacular views towards Mont Collon. The hotel itself dates from 1896 and has the clear flavour of alpine tourism in a bygone era. Nevertheless, the facilities are good and the ambience is very calm. The food is decent with a local authenticity, and the breakfast is especially good. The staff are unobtrusive... More 

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there for a couple of days in early July, overwhelming views if you get a room facing the mountains as we did, Room 210. Comfortable, old world, excellent food with half board, not cheap but def worth it. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Would love to spend a month there each summer if life permitted. Hiked to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet at 2000 m, an old and charming hotel, above the small village of Arolla, larches and pines, a glacier at 1 hour walk, trecking and climbing, skiing in winter from the door of the hotel. Fine food, a warm atmosphere, 45 min from Sion (switzerland) by car or bus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

They don't make 'em like this anymore -- this is the real deal. If you're looking for "cookie cutter" rooms and a Hilton brand type of experience, this is NOT for you. If you want authentic Swiss hospitality (the owner/manager is the fourth or fifth generation to be running this hotel), then this is your place. Ski-in, ski-out, beautiful scenery,... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Grand Kurhaus for four nights during early-September, 2014. Our room #210 overlooked the expansive lawn, with a view of mountains. The double-bed room was simply furnished, clean; beds comfortable. Breakfast buffet was substantial and located in the main dining room; fine views with morning coffee. We did not select the half board option (dinner... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We've been going to the Kurhaus for several years and just spent two weekends there. The first with a group of friends and the second on our own. The hotel is a magnificent old building, located in splendid isolation above the village in the middle of the forest. The rooms are simply furnished but spotlessly clean, comfortable and quiet. Peter... More 

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We enjoyed our stop here along our hike of the Walkers' Haute Route. We splurged on the dinner - I think we paid about 60 CHF for 2 of us for a fancy chicken dinner but the portions were large and the delicious. The breakfast buffet was also really nice. A warm dinner and hot showers were much appreciated after... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Overall very good. Rather bigger hotel, nicely located in the forest closely to the skiing slopes. Rooms are basic but with a stunning view, either on the forest or the mountains. Some are with bathrooms some without. Hotel is kids-friendly. During the day they organize various indoor and outdoor activities and keep them busy and happy. There are also activities... More 

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Brussels, R?on de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Over the years, we have been to Arolla many times, but this was our first stay at the Kurhaus. It really is a breathtaking "olde worlde" hotel.The library / lounge with log fire more than made up for the grim weather outside. We had an economic "antan" room, which was good value for money, even though the mattresses seemed rather... More 

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