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“Good location but nothing spectacular”
Review of Chalet Helvetia

Chalet Helvetia
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Chalet Helvetia
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good location but nothing spectacular”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Pros:
-Great location (about 30 seconds from the Nasserein lift and nursery slope area and 10 mins to the centre of town).
-Clean and tidy
-Separate boot room with boot warmers.
-Decent sauna

Cons:
-Food was OK but not great and the chalet hosts were pleseant but not spectacular - I wish they'd got more 'stuck in' with us and had more of a laugh - they seemed a bit shy/serious.
-The owners of the chalet live there and clearly smoke in their part of the house which resulted in a smell of cigarettes throughout the chalet (most strong in entrance area). They also have the cheek to then tell guests that it's a non-smoking chalet!
-The interior decor is completely soulless and gives no hint that you're in beautiful alpine village.
-The layout of the breakfast area is rediculous and means a lot of standing up and sitting down during your meal (sounds like a petty thing but it's quite annoying).
-The 'lounge' area feels more like a Dentist's waiting room then a homely relaxation area.

Overall, I'd describe it as functional. It does the job. The location gives it a big boost but it lacks 'wow factor'. Suitable for beginners who want to be close to the nursery slopes and/or groups who are in St. Anton to ski hard and play hard.

I'd say it's less apprioriate for couples looking for a quaint/romantic place to stay.

Room Tip: There are 8 rooms that each sleep two. The rooms are on the 1st and Top floors, avoid the top floor...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2009

The chalet has an excellent location, only a couple of minutes from a high speed chair, ski shop and one of st anton's many bars.

Brochure price for the trip was £1200pp but we got a half price deal so with flights transfers etc paid £600pp

Room was fairly spacious and equipped and beds comfortable.

Food was a bit of a let down, this place is marketed as luxury, and when it should of been £1200 i was expecting a pro chef cooking for me, I was wrong. We got the chalet host because the "chef" (who was a trainee chef at home anyway!!!) had managed to break his arm the day we arrived. It was edible, but mediocre at best. I was extremely annoyed at the fact we had paid for a drink with the evening meal, this meant wine. Red wine or white wine. I don't drink wine but this was apparently alien to the hosts and I had to go to the local shop to buy my own beer who refused to let me keep it in the fridge! This is 2 bottles, not a crate!!

The whole decor of the chalet is cheap and modern, which leaves the place lacking in charm completely. The seating area is uncomfortable and badly laid out. The "real log fire" housed only candles.

We wanted to do the toboggan run and SkiVal (our TO) organized this, although left it until we met to tell us it was cancelled even though we had seen him 20 minutes earlier.

Also did the pub crawl organized by them, was reasonably priced at €5 with a shot in 5 different bars, but we got deserted by the rep in each one as he went chasing women, so it was a constant waiting game until we got what we paid for!

SkiVal - Useless
Chalet - Overpriced and charmless
Location - Excellent!

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  • Stayed February 2008
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EspritHolidays, Manager at Chalet Helvetia, responded to this review, February 14, 2011
Just to reassure any readers that this review was posted before Ski Total took over management of this property in Dec 2011 and bears no resemblance to the levels of service now offered by Ski Total in St Anton.
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Additional Information about Chalet Helvetia

Property: Chalet Helvetia
Address: St Anton, St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
Location: Austria > Austrian Alps > Tirol > St. Anton am Arlberg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #102 of 116 B&Bs / Inns in St. Anton am Arlberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Chalet Helvetia Hotel St. Anton Am Arlberg
Chalet Helvetia Austria/St. Anton Am Arlberg

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