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Bern, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Excellent location away from it all. Spacious rooms, very modern facilities, great views of the mountains. The original appearance of the hamlet has been preserved very well. The food is definitely not run-of-the-mill; it took a bit of getting used to.

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Liege, Belgium
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 5, 2016

Niched high in the mountains, a unique place to get away from all stress & obligations. Only local, biological products to buy in the hotel shop and to taste in the minimalistic but stylish restaurant. No need for tv in the room: you have spectacular views through massive bay window. Luxury bathroom. Not cheap but extraordinary!

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Thank Davidgreeneyes
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

How can you kill mushrooms? With soap. Apricots? By putting vergin oil on them and rosemary. Terrible food, very bad atmosphere, typically neoSwiss unfortunately, please change or disappear. Also, we were many, they did a square table for us as if we were on a conference!!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 6, 2016

Just back from a two-day Business Retreat at the Montagne Alternative and it was fantastic. The idea of mixing a hotel with the locals in a tiny hamlet and converting old barns and buildings into chalets and meeting rooms works wonderfully and the concept of Getting Back to Nature is fantastic. The rooms are basic and yet elegant (in traditional... More 

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1,096 reviews
226 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2016

my company organized a workshop here via the resilience institute for four days. what a lovely site for this workshop. we all had amazing rooms with breathtaking views of the alps. walks in early morning and just before sunset are a great way to enjoy the experience and views. the room had a picture window overlooking the mountains, with a... More 

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Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 9, 2016

M.A. consists of several duly restored Swiss chalets located in a beautiful surrounding. The restoration was undertaken carefully keeping the old structure of both the chalets and the village – a clear plus of M.A. by which it sets out against many other projects of such kind. However, the designers’ intentions don’t seem to be implemented everywhere: The hotel rooms... More 

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London, England
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2015

Bare and bold is this minimalist mountain lodge set in the picturesque hamlet of Commeire, Soak up the serene atmosphere, gazing out on the inspiring mountain peaks whilst nestling in your comfy bed in one of the 17 century converted barns. Log fire and other winter warmers are being prepared for you, and you might even leave with a home... More 

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Thank NattyLondon_England
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Reviewed October 28, 2014

Our wedding event at Montagne Alternative was nothing short of magical. The place exceeded our expectations and was more stunning than any website or photos could have described. And most importantly the hotel staff lives with passion for the place and embodies the hotel’s concept of sustainable living that the village represents. This concept was abundant throughout the resort from... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2014

Commerce is a small mountain village where old wooden houses and barns have been converted to luxurious yet simple apartments without changing their external look. Both the service and food were excellent, especially breakfasts. We were not so lucky with the weather, so if you want to enjoy it, bring the weather with you.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

A group of old colleagues meets once a year to recollect and share experiences. We chose MA as it was offering a unique experience. From the welcome to the end we had a great service and enjoyed our stay. The place is gorgeaous, the comfort excellent, the food fabulous, and the team very friendly!

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique hotel concept to really get back to nature! Montagne Alternative is first and foremost old farm barns, which have been renovated according to the strict alpine traditions, in a very peaceful small village nestling on the mountain side in the midst of nature. Montagne Alternative is a place with an inviting atmosphere dedicated to the well-being of your body and mind. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Montagne Alternative

Address: Commeire, Orsieres 1937, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Valais > Orsieres
Price Range: $292 - $608 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“The individual chalets offer more privacy than the hotel rooms”
 of 5 bubbles HJ-BS-CH, Jan 9, 2016 | Read review
“go for a barn”
 of 5 bubbles NattyLondon_England, Jan 12, 2015 | Read review
“When we were walking around we noticed that some rooms had windows facing the street, so you will not see the Alps.”
 of 5 bubbles TomaszL_13, May 15, 2014 | Read review
“If you have a special occasion (company retreat, family or friends w/e, etc) and want to do something special, our advice is ask MA for their advice upfront. Chances are they will find a solution.”
 of 5 bubbles ThomasD839, Jan 13, 2013 | Read review
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