The hotel is really quite nice and has all the modern conveniences and design we like. I think someone else here stated that the pool had one of the best outdoor views they had ever seen--we couldn't agree more, we found excuses to go out and swim whenever we had a few extra minutes. The indoor pool is also great, and the view was so intense I found excuses to keep doing laps.
For those not familiar with the town, its a cute, end-of-road Swiss village, with a nice little 'strip', very low-key and local, but we heard plenty of German and American accents. The mountain is a bit spread out, its really not easy to move between some of the runs, and getting down is not straightforward, ask a local or the front desk for some guidance. We are snowboarders, found some good spots to hang out in, but again, about 50% of the mountain is tow rope, which throws some people.
Now that all said, the terrain was nice, the views outstanding, and the general atmosphere really laid-back and enjoyable. There is a separate, higher mountain plain that requires a cable car journey--it was a blast! They had a fun snow tube course, an igloo run by the fondue specialists 'Gerber' that was super cool and its a really unusual setting. There's only a few tow ropes, but we found some killer powder, made it worth it. Probably best to go if its sunny. One other tip: ask the hotel to drop you off at the base with their ski van, the mini gondola ride to the base from the village takes way too long if there is a queue
Back to the hotel, the food was excellent, staff were generally helpful (I read one comment hear about a front desk 'nightmare'...I think they might be a little green, but they are trying, we had a good experience.) The spa is really really nice (mini ceiling lights in the sauna, eg), good small workout area, had a good professional massage. Nice attached ski room too, and its heated unlike some that are basically indoor.outdoor basements! Bring some DVD's, the rooms are all well equipped and have fun!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alpine authenticity meets design. We at The Cambrian passionately believe that during your stay, you should feel every bit as relaxed as you would in your own home. The Cambrian provides authentic local colour, cosmopolitan comfort and inspiring cuisine. It is sophisticated and reliable, and dedicated to providing its guests with unrivalled service. Explore, engage, enjoy, relax, restore and create experiences that will stay with you forever. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Cambrian Adelboden Hotel And Spa
- Solis Cambrian Hotel
- Hotel Solis Cambrian