First the bad to get it out of the way. The dining room and bed rooms are too hot! Open the windows and doors and cool the place down! We slept with the balcony door open. Unfortunately at 3:00 a.m. I was awoken each night by the drunks coming back from the disco. I thought they were stopped just below my window for extended discussions. Instead I saw that they were hanging out in the parking lot of the apartment building behind the hotel for their extended drunken banter. I think the mountains act as a kind of amphitheater amplifying the sound. I would have told them to be quite but I doubt they would have understood me. Lastly, the ski storage lockers need to be replaced. They are confusing to use and most guests place their skis and poles in improperly making it more difficult for other guests.
Now, excepting for above, I am still giving Aaritz an excellent rating. Our party of 10 (two families with teenage children had an outstanding 8 night stay over Christmas. Hotel management, Suzi is an excellent hotelier. She is on site from morning to night making sure that everyone is well satisfied. Fabio (at the front desk) Daniele (at the bar) and Sergio, our server at dinner made sure that everyone wanted for nothing. We enjoyed playing trivial pursuit in Italian with drinks after dinner in the beautiful lobby area. It didn't matter that we don't speak Italian. Breakfast buffet had so many choices with eggs as you want them. Dinners were outrageous! Five course meals with each course more delicious than the previous. So many choices and off menu choices for the kids. Bar bill for drinks during the week and wines at dinner was one-half what we paid in Zermatt two years prior, and yet despite my best intentions my drinking was not less.
The rooms were clean and decently appointed. The shower was a bit tight. The wellness center was great fun after skiing. The pool, saunas and relaxing in these fantastic reclining chair hit the spot after skiing. The hotel is situate across from the gondola. Very convenient. If I have an opportunity to get back to Selva I will definitely return to the Aaritz.
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