The first disappointment were the rooms. With two kids (13 and 11) we wanted to have a suite, but the hotel could offer only two connected rooms, which we accepted. Unfortunately, the rooms were uncomfortably tiny and located at the street level at the back of hotel, with no view at all. After we announced we found another hotel which could accomodate for our needs, the suite had suddenly been located and no additional costs were charged.
The restaurant serves excellent starters, and mediocre first and second dishes during dinner. The most annoying issue was the poor training and attitude of waitresses. Upon ordering a bottle of fine wine, the first glass is sipped by the waitress and as of then, you're on your own. Insisting on service in most cases ended with their very disturbing and apppalling talking back.
The majority of staff is Scandinavian. Am not sure how they are recruited, but they behave as family members, rather than employees. In this time of the year (April), the afternoons on sunny days are the best part of the day. The hotel's terrace fills with people looking to sit in sun and enjoy drinks. In several cases there was no chair to be found. Surprisingly, the most chairs and tables are taken by hotel's personnel and their friends, who are not the hotel guests. The after-ski music tends to get a bit too loud, and you must be a tecno or dance music fan. This is quite unusual, for such a pretencious (and not cheap hotel). The level of familiarity of owners and staff may be seen as generous and democratic, but if the hotel guests cannot find their place in the terrace, it becomes odd, to say the least.
In summary, the hotel is attractive, well located for skiing, the best pick for young and rich people. The elder (like myself) will look elsewhere, hoping for more attentative and courteous service.
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