We have stayed at the hotel several times, either travelling as a couple or as a family. Fortunately I am fluent in French, a fact that made all the difference in having this "extra service care" which was not visible to other guests. Of course the Russians are all over the place because the prices are extravagant so not many Europeans can afford the cost. You could hear them singing Balalaika every afternoon near the fireplace, loud as they usually are, drinking heavily and taking over totally not only the space but also the air that you breath. If you are dreaming peace and quiet or family board games next to the fire, just go away. Not your cup of tea. Food was acceptable although the menu was sometimes too complicated and too gourmet for little ones (and no alternatives available) however the desserts buffet was awesome. Le Shuss is much more interesting for fondue or pierrade but be prepared to smell as if you were sleeping in the kitchen for a month (I left my jeans outside on the balcony for 2 days and the smell was still there). The service is overall average and sometimes below average. Cleanliness is not their strong point anyway (being French), elevators too slow, room service slower than death, facts which make it hard to believe it's actually a four star hotel. However I must say that all the times I have stayed there (more than 6 to be honest in the past 10 years) I had a great time because the location is so super, the views so breathtaking, the desserts so mouthwatering, breakfast abundant and with such a remarkable buffet in all aspects that you kind of balance the negatives and keep good memories of it all. Remember, if you are seeking quiet or are anti-russian for some reason, don't even think about it. You will end up jumping out of the window!
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