We enjoyed our second trip to Club Med in Villars for a great week of skiing. First of all, the club certainly is nowhere nearly as bad as some of the reviews seem to suggest. The club is in an ancient palace, so the interior breaths that history. The rooms are therefore perhaps a bit small, nog double glazing etc. but the comfort level is up to par. The view was good and even better from the terrace. The food is of very good quality, with plenty of choice and varying themes. We had one time raclette in the specialty restaurant as well which I recommend. It was really a nice experience. All the staff were great, always, and made us all feel very welcome. Overall, the location of the club is great, 100m from the train that will take you into the mountains.
The ski lessons are always very good with great instructors and a good restaurant just off the slope where you have lunch each day. Make sure that the rent of all the equipment is included in your package otherwise you will end-up paying a whole lot more. The equipment is from this season by the way.
Still, overall a good club in a great small Swiss village with many kilometers of slopes to choose from.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Created as one the premier resorts in Europe, this Swiss resort helped launch the fashion for winter sports during the Roaring Twenties. The small rack railway harks back to that time, just like the 1920s hotel which is home to the Village. With its new heated outdoor swimming pool in a south-facing unspoilt setting, its Turkish bath and speciality restaurant, the hotel offers a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Villars-sur-Ollon invites you to go skiing, relax, and take a stroll to Lake Geneva. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Club Med Villars Palace
- Club Med Villars-Sur-Ollon
- Villars-Sur-Ollon Club Med