We have three young children and have stayed here 3 times and at their sister hotel "Alphubel" once.
The Alphubel was good when the children were tiny as the kids club is on site. We much prefer the Waldesruh now because the kids can still use the Aphubel kids club (for free) and travel there themselves in the hotel float but the Waldesruh is on the slopes and is a smaller hotel.
The family connecting rooms are ideal for us because the 3 children share a room and have their own bathroom and are connected to our room with a tiny corridor. We all love it so much!
The Supersaxo family who run the hotel themselves are the most wonderful people: so friendly, smiley, talented and kind. They can't do enough for you.
The food is perfectly adequate; breakfast is delicious (croissants, breads, jams, boiled eggs, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, yoghurt, cold meat, cheese, fruit, cereal, swiss meusli, juice), lunch is great on the terrace (or book inside if cold) - we eat spaghettti bolognese, rosti, frankfurters, chips, baguettes - dinner is 5 courses and is perfectly edible although you wouldn't go there for the food!
The rooms are extremely clean, basic and practical which is what I want from a skiing hotel. TV in the rooms with some English channels including CBBC but no DVD (we take a portable one). The hot water can be a little random at times but the heating is brilliant - turn it up or down to your liking. We like the window shutters because they keep out light and noise and the children sleep soundly. The hotel is lovely and quiet. There is also free wifi connection.
We love the special Swiss night once a week in the Alphubel when the family entertain us with their wonderful Swiss music - fantastic fun for all the family!
Saas Fee is extremely child friendly - masses of families with small children. There is an ice grotto & revolving restaurant at the top of the lifts, a roller coaster and public pool in the village, a lovely natural ice rink right next to the hotel.
Ski school meets right in front of the hotel. We use 'Eskimo' ski school because there are only 6 in a group and they speak English, there is another new English ski school called 'Optimum'.
The runs are good, the resort is extremely high so there always snow (in my experience!), the lifts are a little old fashioned but it's no bad thing for our children to experience that - I wouldn't want them getting too spoilt!
Our children don't want to go anywhere else and we adore the price of the Waldesruh - where else can you find a wonderful, cosy, comfortable, friendly hotel on the slope for this price? My only problem is wanting a resort with more off-piste skiing. (Saas Fee has a glacier so off piste skiing is very dangerous - cravasses).
We highly recommend the Waldesruh!!
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