Booked this hotel for a week's ski trip - offered the best value half board package we could find in Champery. Extremely convenient for the Champery Village train station - less than 3 minutes walk. Also has free car park if you drive.
The hotel is old - wooden and creaky and full of character. Not plush but full of interesting furniture, pictures and objects. Our room was on the corner at the back - great mountain view, with balconies on two sides and very comfortable with bath robes, mini bar and a big TV with video and DVD player. They have a selection of videos, DVDs and books you can borrow for free from the comfortable little lounge downstairs. The bathroom was small and quite dated but clean and with loads of hot water - plus a bath which is an unusual bonus for our ski trips!
Breakfast is a fairly standard continental buffet with yoghurt, cereal, fruit, breads, croissants, cheese, meats etc. Served in a lovely room with a great view of the mountains. The first few days we were a bit disappointed with the evening meal, which was quite simple - but I think the chef was having a few days off, when she was back we enjoyed good home cooking - meats with tasty sauce, grilled fish and then fondue one night. Nothing elaborate but enjoyable. The bar was fun, with a crackling log fire.
The infrastructure in Champery is very efficient - easy to get to by train from Geneva and the ski bus stops three times an hour just 20m from the front door of the hotel. The hotel has somewhat inadequate ski and boot rooms but they don't mind if you take your boots upstairs to the room.
All in all I would recommend this hotel to anyone who likes something a bit different - it isn't the plushest place we've stayed but a very enjoyable good value and characterful place with friendly staff and well located in the quiet part of Champery, which is a lovely Alpine village with access to extensive skiing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A short distance from the sports center and the heart of the town, you will find a true valais style, to welcome you for an agreablestay and a memorable holiday. Being a family hotel, warm and cosy, very comfortable rooms with bathroom, mostly with balcony facing south, safe-deposit box, telephone, radio, cable TV, iphone docking station and Wi-Fi, salon bar, TV room, restaurant "Le Jean Mairet", bar "Crocodile" and private parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Des Alpes Champery, Switzerland - Portes Du Soleil