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“Excellent family hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #38 of 52 Hotels in Saas-Fee
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“Excellent family hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Just got back from a fantastic week in Saas Fee. We took our 6 year old and he was treated like a friend of the family. At the kid's club Solino, he was taken up cable cars, taken around the village to meet all the animals, helped out in the kitchen and the market stall and had a wonderful time. We were able to go hiking knowing that he was enjoying his holiday as well. Our room included a small room with a door that closed that had a small single bed with a sink and he loved "his room". Saas Fee is great for kids as there is plenty to do: mini-golf, a Rondelbahn and is traffic-free except for the small electric "milk" trucks that shuttle luggage (and children) around. I would recommend that the children eat at the children's club for dinners as I think the food is more suited for them there than it is as part of the HB for the rest of the hotel. All in all it was perfect.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

We stayed here for one week for a family skiing holiday, but sadly half the family were either injured or ill, and so they stayed in bed for some days, and we couldn't have gone to a better doctor. All the staff were so friendly at that time and made them special meals to eat in bed etc. The hotel is right on the slopes so you can literlally ski right onto the slopes (this location couldn't have been better) The hotel is owned by a lovley lady, who makes it especially sad to say goodbye to and we go there lots and everyone can't wait to see her! We all can't wait to go back next year!

Room Tip: the rooms on the east have a veiw of the slopes, but all the rooms are equally fantastic!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank elizabeth C
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Suffolk
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57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

We have three young children and have stayed here 3 times and at their sister hotel "Alphubel" once.

The Alphubel was good when the children were tiny as the kids club is on site. We much prefer the Waldesruh now because the kids can still use the Aphubel kids club (for free) and travel there themselves in the hotel float but the Waldesruh is on the slopes and is a smaller hotel.

The family connecting rooms are ideal for us because the 3 children share a room and have their own bathroom and are connected to our room with a tiny corridor. We all love it so much!

The Supersaxo family who run the hotel themselves are the most wonderful people: so friendly, smiley, talented and kind. They can't do enough for you.

The food is perfectly adequate; breakfast is delicious (croissants, breads, jams, boiled eggs, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, yoghurt, cold meat, cheese, fruit, cereal, swiss meusli, juice), lunch is great on the terrace (or book inside if cold) - we eat spaghettti bolognese, rosti, frankfurters, chips, baguettes - dinner is 5 courses and is perfectly edible although you wouldn't go there for the food!

The rooms are extremely clean, basic and practical which is what I want from a skiing hotel. TV in the rooms with some English channels including CBBC but no DVD (we take a portable one). The hot water can be a little random at times but the heating is brilliant - turn it up or down to your liking. We like the window shutters because they keep out light and noise and the children sleep soundly. The hotel is lovely and quiet. There is also free wifi connection.

We love the special Swiss night once a week in the Alphubel when the family entertain us with their wonderful Swiss music - fantastic fun for all the family!

Saas Fee is extremely child friendly - masses of families with small children. There is an ice grotto & revolving restaurant at the top of the lifts, a roller coaster and public pool in the village, a lovely natural ice rink right next to the hotel.

Ski school meets right in front of the hotel. We use 'Eskimo' ski school because there are only 6 in a group and they speak English, there is another new English ski school called 'Optimum'.

The runs are good, the resort is extremely high so there always snow (in my experience!), the lifts are a little old fashioned but it's no bad thing for our children to experience that - I wouldn't want them getting too spoilt!

Our children don't want to go anywhere else and we adore the price of the Waldesruh - where else can you find a wonderful, cosy, comfortable, friendly hotel on the slope for this price? My only problem is wanting a resort with more off-piste skiing. (Saas Fee has a glacier so off piste skiing is very dangerous - cravasses).

We highly recommend the Waldesruh!!

Room Tip: Ask for family combination rooms. I like the rooms which look out onto the slopes but they're a...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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U.K.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

We could not ask for warmer welcome. All the staff were very friendly and the food was also very good. the location could not be better. The only thing I could say is that the pound £
did not go far. Would love to go again in the summer.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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1,102 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 608 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

We didn't stay here but used their apres bar most days and had lunch in their restaurant one day as it is right on nursery slopes and is ideal for meeting kids after morning lessons

Food was good and service excellent and friendly. The matriarchal owner was very nice

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank MJH1
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Vancouver / Farnham (Surrey)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

Time for a 3rd visit? (The visit date, by the way, is fiction - last went there Jan 2009). Hotel, food, ambience, etc. averagely unexciting. Best thing about it for skiers is that you can ski virtually to the ski room and the village centre is just a few paces away. The path to the ski room really needs to be steps to avoid danger of slipping on a couple of yards of steepish slope (possibly done now?). Nice little town, though - free of traffic except for the occasional police and courtesy "milk-floats". Would I stay again? Yes if I can thoil the cost of everything else. Once on slopes, the skiing is exceptional except that due to shifting glaciers, many of the lifts are drags, so make sure you dress for warmth and against wind. The hotel, however, is blameless regarding the climate. Apres ski for my wife and me was usually a cake and a glass of herb tea but, if you're into boozy clamour, gut-throbbing music, etc., you'llbe well catered for in the village.
Apres Ski: 3/5

Room Tip: Rear room overlook the mountain and slopes
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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2011

We were shocked to realise that it is 10 years since we first came here. We've been to other places but this resort and particularly this hotel are our default choices for skiing and this was our 7th visit. We were met by Marco at the bus station (there's a telephone system on the side of the Tourist Information office so save on your mobile bill) and were taken back to the hotel in his electric bus. There was Franzisca and Barbera (mother and daughter) who were plainly pleased to see us as we were greeted with hugs and kisses. At this point you wonder why the heck you ever thought of going anywhere else and you still think that when it's time to leave.
Alright, the rooms could do with a spot of varnish on the woodwork. There, a criticism.
The children don't have to be under our supervision, we know they're safe somewhere in the hotel (probably the games room) so that makes it relaxing for us. For skiers it couldn't be any better with the ski room underneath the hotel and the Platjen and Langfluh bubbles fifty yards away, the nursery slope is 100 yards across level ground.
The food's good and plentiful, the service is great, the place is spotlessly clean and since the Swiss introduced a smoking ban, everywhere is nicer to be in.
Lunch. Since the Waldesruh is so easy to ski in and out of, it gets very busy at lunchtime and with good reason. Lunches are absolutely spot on and not expensive, unlike up the mountains where I reckon you get fleeced. If you know you're going to be there, book a table.
Also in Saas Fee, half way up the Hannig slope, is the Alpenblick Café. I don't think there can be better apfel strudel in Europe and the view from the terrace is wonderful.
I'm looking forward to going back to the Waldesruh and I don't even ski!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Waldesruh
Address: Saas-Fee CH-3906, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Valais > Saas-Fee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
#15 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Saas-Fee
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Waldesruh 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only two minutes away from the cable cars, the assembly center of the ski schools and the kids ski school training area our hotel is your ideal starting point for unforgettable summer and winter (sports) holidays! From our sunny terrace you will enjoy from a unique panorama view to the glacier mountains. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you, warmest regards, your host family Supersaxo ... more   less 
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Waldesruh Hotel Saas Fee

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