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“Back again! …. again and again.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Farinet
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Place Centrale, Verbier 1936, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #13 of 28 Hotels in Verbier
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Back again! …. again and again.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Back in Farinet after one season hiatus, and already booked another stay for March. Most of the things are just as before, outstandingly nice staff and the cozy room, and the Farinet feeling. The cocktails in Nomad Sushi Restaurant's Bar are amazingly well done, try them where ever you end up staying in Verbier! I strongly recommend Farinet hotel for party loving, open minded and easy going people, (you need the tolerance, or should I say ignorance) for the noise from downstairs or from next door in a form or another.) People might play music in their balcony, and there are noise from the streets as well. It is part of the package and actually quite amount of fun! Someone might play the same music as you in the balcony! That is part of the fun, being able to see it all, hear it all, you know exactly when the band starts to play! If that is not your cup of tea, maybe you are better off to somewhere else on high season. it is not worth ruining your holiday complaining about the noise, and ruin others' as well, as if the hotel did not tell this in advance. They do tell this in advance. I love Farinet, and I hope all the like minded people find it and Verbier, for the amazing slopes and amazing fun, and making some noise too. I will not stop coming back, and will not apologize for having fun, that is what Farinet is for. Thank you all, see you soon!

Room Tip: I always pick 304!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NaomiFarinet, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Farinet, responded to this review, November 13, 2014
Thank for your comments regarding your stay with Hotel Farinet and that you had such a fun stay. We are now under new ownership and are taking on board comments that previous customers have made, in particular regarding the noise levels from the bar. We have now spent £1 million on sound proofing to minimise the noise levels in the hotel and taken out the rooms on the first floor and created a fantastic new breakfast room for guests.
We would like to invite you to come and join our new team in our newly renovated hotel and bar. Please contact me personally on naomi@lefarinet.com for prices and availability.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This was my first visit to Verbier. Great skiing! To find a hotel in Verbier without getting ruined is hard. Farinet gave an offer that seamed to be right looking at picture on their homepage. The welcome was warm and the staff helpful. The room was not so nice as I expected. Would need a renovation. I also thought there was a nice lounge where we could have a after ski. Sure, we could have after ski but it is so loud you can't talk. The breakfast was served in the basement and was very basic in relation to the room price. Well we had a few great ski days but Farinet was to expensive for what if offered.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NaomiFarinet, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Farinet, responded to this review, November 13, 2014
Thank for your comments regarding your stay with Hotel Farinet. We are now under new ownership and are taking on board comments that previous customers have made, in particular regarding the noise levels from the bar. We have now spent £1 million on sound proofing to minimise the noise levels in the hotel and taken out the rooms on the first floor and created a fantastic new breakfast room for guests. We have started the renovations of the hotel guest rooms, starting with two deluxe double/twin rooms for the 2014/15 season and the rest to be renovated next summer.
We would like to invite you to come and join our new team in our newly renovated hotel and bar. Please contact me personally on naomi@lefarinet.com for prices and availability.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Really loved this hotel. From the decor to location to the apri ski and night life-offered right down stairs. Keep in mind this was my first time in Verbier but from what I can tell everyone in town came here at one point or another. Being from the states I'm used to Apri ski starting right after the mountain. Here and in Verbier in general things didn't seem to start off until 530/6 and last till about 8. There are basically 2 bars/ lounges downstairs. The apri ski bar on one side and the trendy lounge on the other. The apri bar offers live music/ Dj and has a pretty cool retractable roof that opens to cool off the room. It's usually packed during apri hours. But come 8 ish it completely closes. ( and on certain nights will re open when the lounge night crowd fills in) The lounge is filled with couches, tables, bottles service and food if you like. And has a very chill vibe to it but can definitely get wild depending on the DJ. The breakfast was good, included and was a nice selection of fruit, meat cheese, oatmeal etc. As far location your right in the middle of town. The gondola was a short walk up hill. Other bars and restaurants are also right in walking distance. Stephan at the front desk was very accommodating with general info, calling cabs and making reservations at restaurants. NOW not to go on but I must mention how accommodating the hotel was with returning a pair of lost goggles. I had just came from st. Anton in Austria and had a left my goggles behind. The hotel found them and said they would ship them to me in Verbier. Unfortunately the didn't make it there by the end of my trip. But when they did arrive I received an email from Stephanie saying they would be more then happy to re-ship them to me back in the states. Its hotels like Farinet that go above and beyond in situations like this to make sure there guest are happy. If definitely stay here again.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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NaomiFarinet, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Farinet, responded to this review, November 13, 2014
Thank you for your comments regarding your stay with Hotel Farinet. We are now under new ownership and taking on board comments from previous guests to keep Hotel Farinet as true to itself as possible, in particular the Apres-Ski and Lounge bar. There will be no "down time" in the new season between sessions. The live band will play from 6-9pm every evening with the DJ beginning in the lounge bar after this.
We would like to invite you to come and join our new team in our newly renovated hotel and bar. Please contact me personally on naomi@lefarinet.com for prices and availability.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Just come back from a weeks stay here.

I've stayed in several other hotels in Verbier and so far this is my favourite. Staff are extremely welcoming, friendly and will do anything to assist you. Our room (304) was spacious and charming. Beds we're really comfy although the pillows were too soft for me.

We booked a larger room on the top floor as I was slightly concerned about the travelling noise from downstairs. It only affected me as my friend had no problem sleeping...we found the best solution was to just go out every night ...much more fun than sleeping anyway!!

The après ski bar is the best in town. This is on until 9pm; after this you can go upstairs, get changed, come back down and spend the rest of the night in the lounge bar until 1.30/2am. We could have gone out in the hotel for the whole week had my friend not been to Verbier before.

The accommodation is quite expensive for what it is but we stayed over the New Year period, so doesn't differ too greatly from other similar hotels in the area.

We had a great night on New Years Eve in the hotel where residents get in for free (to non residents tickets were 200chf).

Will definitely think about booking here again next time we come.

Room Tip: pay more for a room on the top floor
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NaomiFarinet, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Farinet, responded to this review, November 13, 2014
Thank for your comments regarding your stay with Hotel Farinet. We are now under new ownership and are taking on board comments that previous customers have made, in particular regarding the noise levels from the bar. But it seems you conquered this by going out partying! We love your style! We have now spent £1 million on sound proofing to minimise the noise levels in the hotel (for if you did want an early night!) and taken out the rooms on the first floor and created a fantastic new breakfast room for guests.
We would like to invite you to come and join our new team in our newly renovated hotel and bar. Please contact me personally on naomi@lefarinet.com for prices and availability.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Very friendly, efficient hotel in excellent central location. It is above the best apres-ski bar in town, but we were on the second floor and it wasn't too noisy - but if you want to go to bed before 1.30am in Verbier then you are missing a trick anyway! Loved the Swiss flag curtains and cushions, and lovely Molton Brown accessories. Breakfast plentiful and good, too.

Room Tip: Avoid the first floor if you want to go to sleep before the downstairs bar closes
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NaomiFarinet, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Farinet, responded to this review, November 13, 2014
Thank you for your comments regarding your stay with Hotel Farinet. We are now under new ownership and are taking on board comments that previous customers have made, in particular regarding the noise levels from the bar. We have now spent £1 million on sound proofing to minimise the noise levels in the hotel and taken out the rooms on the first floor and created a fantastic new breakfast room for guests.
We would like to invite you to come and join our new team in our newly renovated hotel and bar. Please contact me personally on naomi@lefarinet.com for prices and availability.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Definitely one of the best places to go for apres ski in Verbier and also good fun for a night out with live music during the day and a good DJ playing mostly house music at night. The crowd was quite a good mix; from the cool ski crowd to the rich trust fund brigade and everyone in between. Speaking of cash, unless you are part of the trust fund brigade, I would suggest you bring your credit card and a spare kidney - this place is not cheap!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NaomiFarinet, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Farinet, responded to this review, November 13, 2014
Thank you for your comments regarding your experience at our Apres-Ski Bar and Lounge Bar. Through market research, we feel our prices are competitive with other bars in Verbier. If you would like to come and join our new team in our newly renovated hotel and bar, please contact me personally on naomi@lefarinet.com for prices and availability.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

This has to be the best place for Apres Ski in Verbier. The bands are amazing and the atmosphere electric. With an openng roof when it gets too hot, it remains comfortable even when packed to the rafters. Great outdoor seating area available as well.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NaomiFarinet, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Farinet, responded to this review, November 13, 2014
Thank for your comments regarding your experiences at our Apres-Ski bar and Lounge Bar. We are now under new ownership and are keeping the spirit of the Farinet and it's legendary Apres-Ski exactly how everyone loves it,.
We would like to invite you to come and join our new team in our newly renovated hotel and bar. Please contact me personally on naomi@lefarinet.com for prices and availability.
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Address: Place Centrale, Verbier 1936, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Valais > Verbier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 28 Hotels in Verbier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Farinet 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated right in the heart of Verbier's vibrant Place Centrale, Hotel Farinet offers stylish, boutique accommodation in one of the worlds most renowned ski resorts, positioned high in the picturesque Swiss Alps. With fifteen chaletesque style rooms and a separate breakfast area, Hotel Farinet also boasts the world famous Apres Ski with live bands every night and the Lounge Bar presenting well-known DJs and the best cocktails in town. Within easy access of the ski lift and walking distance of the resorts elite shopping and restaurants, hotels in Verbier don't get more central than this. Having undergone a major refurbishment this summer, Le Farinet reopened in December 2014 with a new look behind which awaits a team of friendly and experienced staff who are looking forward to welcoming you through the door! ... more   less 
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