I've just recently got back from this Hotel for the second time, and I have to say; this is a very, very good hotel. The typical: battered, old, and cold ski hotels that you usually grim and bear in between the time on the piste couldn't be further from the truth. Family run by the Bumanns, the hotel is always warm, inviting and friendly; you get a real sense that the management of the hotel is more a matter of family pride than profit, which makes for a pleasant change.
The hotel is a bit of a walk out of town, but is set in the most beautiful aspect and has a bus link to the town centre at regular intervals. It has it's own, exclusive, ski room underneath a restaurant in the town, which is basically about 8m from the slope. If that doesn't sound perfect, then add delivery and return of your skis at the start and end of your stay in the hotel's minicab.
Dinner service at the hotel is always an "event" - each night is themed. Yeah, it sounds a little cheesy, but it's actually amazing - the staff put so much effort in to the theme for that evening; which can be anything from a Medieval Castle to a Titanic sea extravaganza. Couple the atmosphere with an elegant 5 course dinner, and you're on to a winner. Breakfast is also amazing. On the first day there's smoked salmon and champagne, with every other day having a huge range of meats, cheeses, cereals, eggs and pastries. We found that breakfast usually kept us going until dinner again that evening!
In the evening there's a comfortable lounge to relax in or a games room downstairs. The hotel is always putting on activities such as Tobogganing and ice-bowling (which I failed miserably at!!!). If that doesn't take your fancy, try Metrobar, Nesti's and the Black Bull Snowbar (apres-ski only).
As a resort Saas-Fee has it's positives and negatives. It gets a mammoth amount of snow and is almost guaranteed to be powdered for most of your week. There are no cars aloud in the village, just electric mini-cabs with zero pollution. Unfortunately though, the lifts can be a bit of a chore, being quite spread out from each other and usually involving a lot of walking to get between them. But when you balance everything out, the skiing is so good it's still worth a visit!
I really recommend this hotel, it's friendliness is unlike any I've stayed at before, and I can't wait to visit again soon.
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