As noted by a previous contributor the Schweizerhof is a four star hotel and so carries with it a level of expectation regarding quality and service, which, during our stay, it matched and surpassed.
The hotel is located on a small side street running off Saas Fee’s main street, pretty much in the centre of the village.
Although the village is typically promoted as ‘traffic free’ it would be truer to say that it is free of the internal combustion engine as there are numerous electric carts, run by the hotels and shops, which run around the place.
For skiers the hotel is a 10 minute walk from the nursery slopes and the Plattjen/Spielboden gondola station, a few minutes further to the Alpin Express station. The hotel runs a shuttle bus to and from the slopes for several hours in the morning and afternoon – for those that like an early start the first trip of the morning is 08:30.
Our trip was booked as a package through a UK tour operator; however, before our visit I contacted the hotel on several occasions with questions about ski hire and lift passes, when using the hotel’s contact email address emails were replied to very promptly (however, using the hotel’s website ‘contact us’ page didn’t produce replies).
When we arrived we were picked up from Saas Fee’s bus terminal by the hotel’s shuttle bus and greeted at the hotel by one of the reception staff, who offered us a drink, went through the paper work, arranged our lift passes (the hotel prints these itself) and provided us with loads of information about the resort, the hotel and its facilities.
We had booked a standard room which was spacious, well-furnished and well presented. The room was at the back of the hotel and so only had a view of the apartment building opposite; as we were visiting Saas-Fee to ski this wasn’t a problem, but something to bear in mind if you do want a room with a view.
The breakfast buffet was plentiful with a wide variety of hot and cold choices. As we were on a half-board package we had a fixed evening menu, however, as this offered both full vegetarian and ‘meat/fish eater’ menu options we had a wide range of dishes to choose from each day. Service in the restaurant was generally very good, with the staff covering an impressive range of languages, although the speed of service did falter a little when the restaurant was very busy. My one moan about the hotel was the price of mineral water – CHF9.50 for a litre of sparkling/with gas mineral water served in an open carafe.
The hotel lays on an afternoon après ski snack, which is well worth getting back for; bread, cheese, ham and a good range of cakes.
We enjoyed our stay at the hotel very much and if you are looking for this type of hotel in Saas Fee the Schweizerhof is definitely one to consider.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Classified as a superior hotel, the Schweizerhof is one of the top addresses in Saas Fee, and is considered to be the most sensuous of hotels in the Valais for bons vivants. Wellness and treatments in one of the spa suites, above average know-how when it comes to wine, and exquisite cuisine, honoured with 14 points GaultMillau, all add up to making the Schweizerhof a first-class holiday hotel at 1800 metres. Discover "the wave" - 1000 m2 spa experience with outdoor jacuzzi and sauna. Our top-hit for summer: Using of all the cable cars and postcars in the Saas Valley included in the indicated hotel price (without metro and summer skiing). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Schweizerhof Saas-Fee Hotel Saas-Fee