We stayed at this hotel for one week from 16th March on a package holiday with Crystal Ski. The skiing was good, and the service from Crystal to their usual high standard, but the hotel leaves a very great deal to be desired. There was often no-one at the reception desk and the area itself smelled very strongly of a mixture of toilets, drains, disinfectant and perfumed candles used to mask the other smells. The lift was barely big enough for two people and their luggage (and also smelled) and there was no offer of assistance with luggage. The stairways, like all the public areas except the restaurant, were badly in need of decoration and the stair carpets, where present, were so badly worn as to be dangerous. Our room (15) was fairly clean, but very small, and again in need of decoration. Storage space was just about adequate, but there was nowhere to put damp clothing after a day skiing. The bathroom was extremely small, not even enough room to dry oneself after a shower. Both the toilet pan and washbasin were cracked. The room was very well heated, but the radiator thermostat did not work, so it was impossible to turn the heat down. As a result we had to leave the balcony door open all night. Unfortunately the snow ploughs started work at 3 am, the bottle bank (right outside the window) was emptied at 5 am, and deliveries to the hotel started at 4 am, so we did not get a single night of uninterrupted sleep during the week.
The restaurant was in much better decorative order - we were told by another guest that it had only recently been refurbished after a change of ownership. The buffet breakfast was fine and dinners (we stayed half-board) generally well-presented. There was no choice of menu, although we were offered an alternative on the one occasion we did not want the dish of the day. There was a reasonable selection of wines. Drinks at the bar are extremely expensive and there is no lounge or other area to chill out after a day's skiing.
Overall the ski slopes are excellent but the town is lacking in facilities and the hotel Christiania was very disappointing, even allowing for the fact that it has only 2 stars. We will not be back.
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- Located in the heart of the village, close to the skilifts, charming hotel of 26 rooms. ... more less
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