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“Comfortable - no frills” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Forclaz-Touring
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rue du Leman 15, Martigny 1920, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Martigny
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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“Comfortable - no frills”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

We stayed in a family room with 4 single beds as a stopover night en route . The room was plain and simple but very clean and comfortable with a mountain view and of an adequate size for a stopover -however had not been made up on arrival 3.30 pm. The room was good value for Switzerland - the breakfast was poor value. Bathroom had bath with shower over. No mini bar or safe in room. Advertised Wi Fi not available in our room.
Private free car park at rear of building. No offer of help with luggage - elevator very small.
Advertised restaurant was closed for July and August - reception staff helpfully drew map with walking directions to town centre restaurants - a 10 minute walk away - an offer to book a table or call a cab would have been appreciated.
It was a very hot day and the air conditioning worked well but adjoining pub and car park made rear facing room noisy at night.
Clean comfortable rooms and good value mean I would use again and can recommend it but although public areas look 3 star, rooms and service are what you would expect of a 2 star.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2007

I stayed at the Forclaz over the President's Day weekend, mid-February.

Reason was the hotel in Martigny is central to the three ski areas that comprised the planned Ski Safari trip: Verbier, Portes du Soleil, and Crans Montana.

It's a hotel that caters to large bus groups. Which was great since we were a large bus group, one of two or three.

The reception desk could be crowded, the reception staff a little harried, but they were friendly nonetheless.

The room was clean. The duvet covers very warm. The bathroom furnished with a solid doored shower, and, oddly for a European hotel, in addition to towels for drying off, they also provided washcloths. The wood paneling on the walls and ceiling was a little dated perhaps. And the television a little small, but overall the room was fine. We were there to ski, not live a second life after all.

The breakfast was a buffet, with limited cold cuts and cheese selections, croissants or sliced bread, yogurt, boiled eggs, jam, etc. Coffee was provided on the table.

The dinner was off a prepared menu. And very tasty. Both meals they offered "2nds" of additional noodles and goulash, vegetables, and french fries.

The bar was a little smoky, but not outrageously loud (and outrageously loud is a European "party" expectation), and clean

Overall, the room was clean and neat, the sheets and towels smelling laundry fresh every day, the food was good and plentiful, and the staff friendly. I'd certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2005

My wife, 2.5 year-old daughter, and I stayed at the Hotel Forclaz Touring (rated 3 *) in late August. It’s very close to the train station, about a block away. Martigny is a small town, so all of the main attractions, banks, restaurants, and grocery stores are within walking distance.

When we came to our room, I felt like I was walking back into my college dorm. The wood of the furniture was old, chipped, and scraped from many years' use and the carpet looked like it had not been changed in decades. The room had a smoky odor, and there was no refrigerator or safe, much less internet access. Our bed sheets weren’t even washed clean! At least the bathroom was cleaner than that of my college dormitory.

Breakfast was standard fare, and service was lacking. On several occasions, there was no one at the front desk and we had to go searching the first floor for a clerk. When they were there, they were smoking as they worked. I'm not sure how they maintain a 3-star rating - I checked out of the hotel feeling like I needed a shower. Please don’t stay here.

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Additional Information about Hotel Forclaz-Touring

Address: Rue du Leman 15, Martigny 1920, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Valais > Martigny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Martigny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Forclaz-Touring 3*
Number of rooms: 95
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