We stayed at Pension Grimus while in the snow last July and loved it! It was much cheaper than other hotels so we were expecting it to be bad, but it was great. The website did not advertise that there was a free hot breakfast, so to our delight we ate every morning! The breakfast was fantastic- you ordered what you wanted, rather than selecting scraps from a dish.
The hotel is very dated, but that is what they are going for, and it was so clean, so it worked. The room was fantastic, everything worked well, although the TV was tiny and we could barely see it from the bed, but that didn't bother us at all. The room had a spa which was great, and we were really close to the bar (also great!).
I wish I could personally thank the woman who assisted us from reception, as she was the nicest, friendliest, most helpful hotel receptionist I have ever come across. There was an older woman at reception too, who wasn't so nice but this young woman well and truly made up for it. She told us all we needed to know about snow passes etc, helped us with enquiries- no matter how silly and even rang us up to let us know we had slept through checkout!! and didn't charge us more. The hotel was a much greater experience thanks to her.
The local was fantastic- right near the lifts and snow school, and right ontop of a ski gear shop, which you got a discount at if you stayed in the hotel. The staff there seemed frustrated/angry/rushed (even though we were there pre-peak season) and there werent many people in the shop.
Definitely stay here, we were absolutely thrilled with the experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This renowned, award-winning boutique hotel, is centrally located in an absoluteski-in, ski-out position only 50m from the Holden Express six-seat chairlift and only 100m from the Ski & Snowboard School. Hotel Pension Grimus is the ideal place for a ski holiday for two or the whole family. Enjoy the warm alpine ambience,impressive European-style hospitality and personal attention the Grimus family is so well-known for. From the delightfully decorated chalet-style hotel rooms andspacious, luxuriously appointed apartments, to the comprehensive guest facilities,everything is at hand. Your memories of great nights in the restaurant and intimate bar will last as long as those of the best ski days.HOTEL FACILITIES* Kaptans Restaurant, Herbies Bar * 2 Guest Lounges* DVD rental, Free Wi-Fi Internet * Free Sauna, Spa* Personal spa baths in all rooms * Room service meals* Ski locker, drying room, luggage storage * Fireplaces* 50 mts to Holden Chairlift loading station * Cable TV* 100 mts to Ski School * Free shuttle bus stopGRIMUS SKI & SNOWBOARD CENTREHire on-mountain for hassle-free convenience. Conveniently located at Hotel Pension Grimus the centre hires to both in-house guests and the general public. Long opening hours, competitive rates, professional fi tting staff and a large range of quality equipment suitable for all standards of skiers and snowboarders. ... more less