Plus points are that this hotel is right next to ski shop, lifts and has ski in opportunity. Also the spa facilities are superb and shared with the next door sister hotel that has upstaged its senior partner. Rooms are comfortable, if dated, and restaurant menus are limited - only soup starter (every night).
Oddly the reception is unmanned during the week - telephone across the road for advice/help which is a bit odd given the number of people staying here. Our room was above the bar which meant noisy bass thumps till on one occasion 6.00am when investigation found that the barman had gone off duty and forgotten to turn the tape off - was the night porter asleep in the sister hotel?- a bit worrying if you are a safetyholic!.
Room TV is from the dark ages - no cable stations large box set, I had similar in Austrian hotels 15 years ago - again The Crystal has the modern kit.
Next time we would choose The Crystal across the road - the Sportiv could fast become the faded glory?More