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“Don't the Swiss lead the world in hotel training?” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Hotel des Rasses
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Sainte-Croix
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“Don't the Swiss lead the world in hotel training?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

The hotel is in a perfect location with an attractive terrace area and room balconies looking across the lakes with Mont Blanc and the Alps on the near horizon. It's a short drive from the attractive small town of Ste. Croix close to the French border.

Unfortunately apart from the modern terrace it has a sense of faded grandeur and is in need of substantial udgrading of the interior and its male waiting staff. Our room had noisy boiler/equipment next door working late into the night. Service was slow and the waiters seemed to think that 15 minutes was an acceptable time to deliver a wine list. 'Je suis desole' sarcasm seemed prevalent. Perhaps that esteemed Swiss hotel training is required here?

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Grand Hotel des Rasses
Address: route des Alpes 25, Sainte-Croix 1452, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Sainte-Croix
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Sainte-Croix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel des Rasses 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At 1,200 metres above sea level, this three-star hotel was built at the end of the 19th century. The Grand Hôtel des Rasses stands in the middle of a park against the backdrop of the long chain of the Alps. A newly built terrace affords exceptional panoramic views. Facing south, north or east, double or twin rooms have a terrace or balcony enjoying unobstructed views of the most imposing alpine peaks. ... more   less 
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