Ok I am even staying here by myself for a weekend away- not expecting much... at all.
I still have two nights to go, but already I am irritated by the service, and I am a VERY easy going traveller. First there is a difference between good service, and people just "knowing" your name and being cordial. I am never a "picky" traveller, but the luggage was left in the lobby for way too long, and I had dinner last night (a $20 French dip sandwich) delivered to my room that was already soggy....because the dip spilled... uh plastic wrap? Believe me I used to complain about people like my reviews- but now I get it... esp because this room is supposed to cost about $600/night (not including $45 resort fee, and 10% tax and 20% service...which is really only parking, paper, and free internet)- Major joke. You know if the service was good it might be worth it ... like it is at the Sonnenalp.
I am here for two more days- and if no one else came near me service wise I would be just fine... but I could not imaginge bringing a family here and needing something other than a "Hello" and "Have a nice Day". Oh btw if you are travelling with a family, a two BR suit could cost you + thousands/ night (almost 4).
I was very excited to see the Arrabelle, but it is a very Disney type of "resort" if that it is what you are looking for then it is just fine. And my being here for two more days might just irritate me further... really folks go to the Sonnenalp!!! Amazing service, more rustic rooms, and about 1/2 the price. The Sonnenalp has been a Vail standard for years- and though I thought I would give Arrabelle a chance... because I "thought" before that the Sonnenalp was too pricey... but it is no contest. The difference? When I return to the Sonnenalp the staff has been the same, it really is like coming home if you are going to afford yourself the price of such a Luxury hotel...you could book a night on a whim at the Sonnenalp for almost a third of the price...AND it is right in the middle of Vail.
You choose... Hmm?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled at the base of Vail Mountain, in the heart of Lionshead, The Arrabelle at Vail Square offers a premium service in a unique location. Inspired by the grand hotels of Europe's historic alpine villages, The Arrabelle at Vail Square combines timeless elegance, European charm and impeccable service. Dine at Tavern on the Square's mountainside patio, unwind at the award-winning RockResorts Spa, or take advantage of the other extraordinary amenities including slopeside ski valet, rooftop hot tubs and lap pool, state-of- the-art fitness center and more. Treat yourself to the ultimate luxury resort experience in Vail. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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