Stayed here as part of a large group at the end of Jan 2012.
From the moment we arrived to putting our bags back on the taxi, the staff were warm and friendly and really couldn't do enough to help. They really made the trip.
Would agree with other reviews - it's not ski in ski out, but a short walk (probably 7 mins) puts you on the red 21. Coming back, you can either pick out the off piste section from the red 7, or just come back off on the red 21 and go back the way you came! Taxis are an option too - only 10EUR for an 8-seater (and they're all 8-seaters with room for boards/skis). Essentially, it wasn't as much of a pain as I'd been expecting reading the other reviews - it's still the closest I've stayed to a place where you're able to get on a piste!
Ski room had nice heated boot racks, which always makes a bit of a difference! Didn't go to the wellness rooms so can't comment on those.
We had that lovely moment the morning after we arrived (having arrived 2 hrs late due to flight delay and in the dark) where you open the curtains to utterly spectacular scenery - the view from our room was just beautiful.
At dinner, the wine was so free-flowing that you had to ask them to stop topping you up - on the grounds that you have to go to a mountain the next day... The food was nothing short of fantastic, seriously, some of the best food I've had vs plenty of restaurants. I consider myself to be a bit of a fussy eater, but that just wasn't a problem as you picked main courses while eating breakfast. Breakfast also was great, the usual continental stuff, but quality cereals, nice bread and always a hot option (with porridge and crepes always available). The chef came out of the kitchen one night to wander round all the groups and ask us if we were enjoying his food - which we thought was a nice touch!
Our room was clean and warm (which was no mean feat when it was -20 outside) but picking your shower-time is wise, by 7 you're looking at a tepid splash around. Beds were comfy (although the continental pillows aren't great - not that you can hold that against the hotel really, more the country!) and the room was big enough to put everything away, and even had a small seating area.
Our rep Lucy was great, and despite not having been there all that long and this being her first season, she seemed to know everything. She's also a boarder as well as a skiier, which was cool for our enormous group of boarders.
Happy hour at the bar was from 5-7, where the beer was half price. This largely meant that we didn't bother doing hot, overcrowded, smokey apres-ski anywhere else - perhaps a bit boring of us (given we're all in our 20s/30s), but the bar in the hotel with comfy seats and being able to hear each other was too tempting! We also had a couple of friends staying down the road who were able to sit with us in the bar, and even sat next to us while we had dinner a few times, as they'd eaten earlier - it was really nice that they were able to feel welcome too. The large seating area in the bar was really useful on the whole, and they had a few board games/cards to play, so it was a good place to chill out and re-group. But sticking around this area meant that the trip into town wasn't a problem. When we did go (the staff have a day off in the middle of the week), we took the funicular (about a 10 min walk from the hotel and lands you right in the middle of town) which is free and runs til 10pm.
Overall, brilliant trip, great team. Well done Total Ski, and thanks!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chalets and Chalet Hotels in the snow-sure resort of Sölden are hard to find and we are delighted that our first Chalet Hotel in this resort has proved a great success. The Hermann is a charming and traditional hotel in which our guests enjoy the full Ski Total catering services.Not many chalets or hotels in Sölden can offer better access to the skiing. The Chalet Hotel Hermann has one of the most scenic locations in the resort with several access routes to the skiing. The lively atmosphere of Solden's centre can be reached by a 5 minute walk to a small funicular down to the town plus we offer free evening shuttle service. ... more less
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