Stayed here with my wife and two teenage sons. We were in the chalets on site (time-share). To get to the hotel we had a walk of perhaps 5-10 minutes. The main building was visible for the walk but one had to go down a hill and up the other side of the manicured valley. Given the altitude of the hotel this left us out of puff. Made breakfast or dinner all the more welcome.
Food was good though after a week was getting a bit similar. We noticed a bit of a decline in the food after the weekend rush of people departed (we visited in August - the winter). The choice got smaller and there were fewer cooks.
Patrick the tall Maitre-D in the restaurant was a real find - a charming host.
For variety ate at the nearby golf club Monks Cowl Country Club and enjoyed both the food and the relaxed atmosphere. The golf course is a bit rough-and-ready but fine for those who don't take the sport too seriously. (Nice tee position where you go over a rope bridge to tee-off.)
Nice grounds and boats to take out (free) on the lake. Baboons abound so don't leave your house or car door open and unattended.
As others have said, if travelling in July-Sept, pack a jumper and maybe even light a fire if there is one in your unit, like the chalets have.
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