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Sonnenalp

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   20 Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

We've been to Vail in the past but stayed in the Lionshead area. We decided to stay at the Sonnenalp this time and we were really glad that we did. The location is great - easy to walk to a lot of restaurants and shops. Parking is $20/night but we never moved our car. We took a tram to Lionshead... More

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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! On behalf of all of us at the Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves at our resort and it's nice to hear our staff provided helpful tips for you. We hope you will stay with us again when your travels take you to Vail! With warmest regards, Johannes Faessler,... More

Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

My parents and I satyed at the Sonnenalp in Vail CO. this month and I must say it was AMAZING! I love the half indoor half outdoor pool right next to the river! It was the extreme mountain getaway! This hotel is immaculately clean and the customer service is outstanding! I fell in love with the comforter it was so... More

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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review

Thank you for this enthusiastic review! We are very happy when our guests are this happy. It's why we do what we do. I'm so glad we were able to meet in person, and I know I speak for everyone at our resort when I say we hope to see you back at the Sonnenalp very soon! Sincerely, Johannes Faessler... More

Winter Haven, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2010

My husband and I recently stayed at this first class hotel. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. The studio suite was beautiful. Breakfast was included at Ludwig's and the buffet had everything you could imagine. We arrived off season and the pace was slow. It was a great time to visit if you prefer a quiet experience. Lots of... More

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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We are very happy you were able to join us during this more quiet time of year and take advantage of some great restaurant specials. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Best regards, Johannes Faessler Owner / General Manager More

Surrey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2010

On the advice of fellow TA respondents, a friend and I took off to Vail for a mini break after a conference in Denver. We were advised that the Sonnenalp was doing a very good deal - $96 for B&B for two. We trekked along the highly dramatic and scenic I70 and came into Vail. This time of year is... More

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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review

On behalf of everyone at the Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, thank you for visiting us. I'm glad we were able to accommodate you and your friend, and we hope to welcome you back for skiing or for a summer adventure. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback. More

Denver, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2010

I took my 17 year old daughter and her best friend for a stay at the Sonnenalp in Vail, CO. We were treated like royalty by all the staff we encountered. The food, and in particular the breakfast was out of this world. The girls loved lounging by the pool. We asked the staff to arrange a river rafting trip,... More

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jfaessler, Owner / General Manager at Sonnenalp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Sonnenalp Resort of Vail! As a family-owned resort, we take great pride in providing memorable vacations for families and friends. I appreciate your taking the time to let us know we got it right! On behalf of everyone at the Sonnenalp, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. With warmest regards, Johannes... More

buckeyelulu
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2010

we stayed here for two weeks bec of surgery and p.t. nearby. mixed feelings @ the sonnenalp. in the heart of vail although prob not the best location for skiiers - its right in with shops/restaurants but a bit of hike to the snow. then again i don't ski. the food was excellent and plentiful but of course pricey. three... More

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jfaessler, Owner / General Manager at Sonnenalp, responded to this review

Thank you for your candid review. On behalf of everyone at the Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, we appreciate when our guests take the time to provide us with feedback, whether positive or negative. I have personally looked into this matter and believe we have resolved the situation to everyone's satisfaction. As is always the case, please do not hesitate to... More

Liverpool
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2010 via mobile

This has to be one of the best ski hotels ever from the free upgrade to the cookies each night Idal location for vail and lions head and just a short walk to the slopes We stayed 10 nights and had an amazing stay the staff were very helpfull

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2010

The Sonnenalp is a nice resort but has major issues. Positive: Great lounges and Breakfast Buffet. Location walking distance to everything in town. Most employees very friendly. The suites are a bit outdated but still comfortable with fireplace and in-floor heating in bathroom. Negatives: During our visit there were several times that customers with dogs entered the spa. Employees did... More

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Ulm, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2010

Already when we arrived at the Sonnenalp we experienced the great guest service. The bellmen helped us with our bags, we were greeted very warmly at the front desk. The room (actually suite) has everything one needs to feel home. We needed to get the safe fixed - it was done within minutes. Also, when we asked for an additional... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2010

We stayed for the 1st week of the Year, here. For us it was the first time to do Skiing in US, so we didn't really know what to expect. However in the Sonnenalp you feel straight away like Home. The staff is helpful, we booked a Suite, but we found it a bit to small so after a discussion... More

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Address: 20 Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657
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Location: United States > Colorado > Vail
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sonnenalp 4.5*
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