My husband and I recently relocated from Houston, TX to London for work and were looking for a quick weekend ski trip and Flims Laax was recommended to us.
If your goal is to be as close to the ski lifts as possible, this is the place for you. The hotel is located at the Flims Base and is a very short walk to the gondola. The skiing is excellent and the views are breath taking from all spots on the mountain. I felt like I was in a Swiss Miss commercial sipping some hot chocolate at one of the mountain bars.
The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We had a corner balcony room overlooking the Arena bar across the street. While there was some noise on Friday and Saturday night, it wasn't loud enough to really bother us and it seemed to quiet down around midnight. The room was larger than we expected and furnished with a comfortable bed, mini-fridge, a couch and laptop (which was really nice to not have to bring ourselves).
Breakfast was served each morning in a beautiful room that overlooked the gondola. Breakfast consisted of assorted pastries, meats, cheeses, hard boiled eggs, cereal and juices.
I've seen other people mention the price of the hotel, and they aren't exaggerating, it is really expensive, however we thought worth it for the location and the views. After wandering around the various other hotels and restaurants we discovered that the high cost is pretty much standard in Flims (and all of Switzerland really). To help keep some more money in our wallets, we stopped by the Co-op Grocer down the street (easy walk from the hotel) and picked up a few snacks to nibble on while in our room and to take with us on the slopes. We also grabbed a few bottles of wine to enjoy. The prices are very reasonable and I highly recommend doing this.
The spa room was very nice and well kept. As others have said, the Jacuzzi was not hot. We couldn't tell if it was broken or if it was never meant to be hot (but it also wasn't cold enough to be a plunge pool either). The steam room and saunas (1 was normal sauna hot and the other one was like sitting on the surface of the sun) were nice and never crowded.
We ate at a local fondue restaurant one night (inside Hotel Vorab), Arena another and then at the Mexican restaurant in Swisshotel. I must say that the Mexican restaurant was the biggest surprise, being from Texas we kind of laughed it off as a "why the heck not try Swiss-Mex?" and expected it to be bland, but it was quite the opposite! It was actually really tasty!
Overall, we had a great experience at the Swisshotel and would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exklusives Hotel in Flims an bester Lage direkt neben den Bergbahnen und Ski-Schulen im Herzen von Flims/Laax. Die individuell eingerichtete Zimmer und Junior Suiten sind gemutlich und komfortabel ausgestattet. Grosse Fenster und helle Farben sorgen fur elegantes und einladendes Ambiente. Die Badezimmer sind elegant und mit allem Komfort ausgestattet. Die Executive Zimmer und Junior Suiten sind als Doppelzimmer ausgestattet, lassen sich jedoch bequem mit einem Zusatzbett erganzen. Alle Zimmer haben ein herrliches Ausblick auf die Berge. Ein kostenloser Laptop und WLAN gehoren zu Standardaustattung in jedem Zimmer. ... more less
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