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Helvetia Hotel Residence
Route de Bas-Vieze 13, Morgins 1875, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Morgins
Barrington, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Great hotel, great staff, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We just returned from our first ever trip to Switzerland to ski. The hotel was a wonderful choice. The rooms were immaculate and the location was great. Most impressive was the staff. Jane and team were so helpful and patient with the multitude of questions - where to ski, where to eat, how to get from point A to point B.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at Helvetia for 6 nights during mid term Feb holidays. Whole experience from booking through to departure was excellent. Jane was a great host along with her husband Martiel. The staff are excellent and offered great suggestions for dinner and places to ski. We traveled as a family of 5 - 2 adults and 3 teenage kids. The duplex rooms are ideal as all the kids had their own space upstairs. Hotel facilities are great although it would be good if the spa was open during the day for those that return early from a trip up the mountains. Morgins itself is a small, quiet resort so good for a family but only limited number of shops and restaurants. Easy access from Geneva and easy to ski the Swiss resorts in PdS as well as nearby Chatel. It's a bit harder to get across to Avoriaz and Morzine in the same day but plenty of good skiing on the Swiss side and very sunny slopes too.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

the whole experience from start to finish was exellent.i found jane and her staff very helpful from booking, pre stay, during and checking out 8 different invoices it was majic.the hotel amenities,close to ski lift and ability to ski back to the garage superb.highly recommend trying hotel helevitia and morgins village,fantastic restaurant right next to lift 3 course exellent meal and whole bottle house red wine £40 not any dearer than home .Roger Reed 55 Somerset

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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69 reviews 69 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My wife enjoyed our 4 night stay; quality appointments, nice sized bedrooms with good lighting; attention to detail; very hospitable and present owners. Place had a positive, warm vibe, and loved the fresh smell of wood. Sensibly laid out, even with an honesty bar.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I have never before left a review on Trip Advisor but wanted to make a conscious effort to do so this time. This hotel has an enormous amount of attention to detail and therefore ticked all the boxes for myself and my husband who sadly only stayed here for one night. The staff were all lovely and Jane, in particular was so helpful and friendly........the perfect host!

This hotel is spotlessly clean and has a contemporary look and feel to it that offers great breakfast, a beautiful spa together with comfortable, spacious and modern rooms.

A perfect choice and one that I wouldn't hesitate in recommending!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012 via mobile

Modern, stylish and roomy. Everything worked perfectly. Lovely simple breakfasts. Perfectly relaxing spa. Everything just perfect and Jane a wonderful host.
Fully recommend :)

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vermont
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

My husband and I, along with 6 other members of our ski group, stayed at the Helvetia for a week in late February, 2012. I had already had friendly e-mail exchanges with Jane Donnet, the owner, and we were all delighted to meet her and her husband, Martial, a former champion ski racer. The hotel is very new and stylish, built with lots of quality materials: wood, stone and glass. The rooms are exceptionally spacious and the beds are wonderfully comfortable. We loved the elegant bathroom with radiant heating in the floor and a huge walk-in shower. Americans, take note that while the towels are large and fluffy, no washcloths are provided, and there is the typical European all-in-one soap/shampoo dispenser rather than individual amenities.
We all enjoyed the breakfast, which, as noted by others, doesn't vary, but it provided everything we needed in the bright, airy dining room. The Helvetia does not offer dinner, but they put on a Raclette evening midweek, which was especially delicious, being made with good local cheese and served up by Martial with panache. We found good food choices in the village restaurants just a few minutes' walk up the street.
We ourselves did not use the spa, but many guests seemed happy with the jacuzzi and sauna.
The hotel is family-friendly and there were many children in residence during our week. As "older" travelers, we often find too many kids an irritation, but this bunch was quite well-mannered and even entertaining and we enjoyed conversations with them and their parents at breakfast. There is a small, cozy bar/sitting area where our little group liked to congregate before going out to dinner.
We liked the free WiFi and the large choice of TV channels. However, we all agreed that a few changes would make this very attractive, but "minimalist" hotel more comfortable. First of all, there is little storage space, just one smallish wardrobe, half hanging space, half shelves. No drawers are provided, just a small desk surface holding the TV, with a single straight chair. Our suitcases had to sit inelegantly on the floor: why not provide luggage racks, or better yet, a built in wooden shelf to hold them and to coordinate with the decor? We all longed for a pair of comfy chairs and small table for relaxing at the end of a busy day; there is certainly plenty of space for this addition.
The ski room, while providing boot heaters, is cramped and poorly designed for more than 2 people at a time.
But these are minor quibbles as we really enjoyed the elegant yet welcoming atmosphere of a beautiful, attentively-run hotel in a fine location.
The ski bus stops outside the door but it is also not far to walk to the first lift. We ranged over a lot of the Portes du Soleil area and found plenty of excellent skiing in both Switzerland and France. We liked having access to this vast area without long lines or crowds. The village is small and quaint and has 2 supermarkets, one of them especially well stocked. All in all, a village and a hotel that I can recommend highly.

Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Route de Bas-Vieze 13, Morgins 1875, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Valais > Portes du Soleil > Morgins
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Morgins
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 28
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