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Sonnenalp
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
Denver, Colorado
1 review
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“Loved our stay”
Reviewed 1 July 2012

Fantastic summer rates. Wish we'd stayed longer. Loved the indoor/outdoor pool and hot tubs all located at the spa with tea and bar and lounge chairs by the river. What a lovely way to unwind. Hotel greeted us with champagne and truffles in our room to celebrate our anniversary. We enjoyed them on the chairs on our balcony. When we returned from dinner, we'd received turn down service with fresh cookies and water. And a soak in the huge deep tub with bath salts and comfy robes was fully appreciated! The bed was extremely comfortable too.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review, 3 July 2012
Thank you for staying with us. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your time at the Sonnenalp. Vail is a wonderful place in the summer and we work hard on making the Sonnenalp a special place to be for our guests. I am glad we succeeded and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Conifer
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

The rooms are delightful with their European feel. The staff is friendly, courteous and efficient. We stay here every June for pleasure and business ... and will come back.

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Italy
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

When u entry you feel has your home. The staff is always very helpful, i use come here every year for more than 2 weeks. And is spectacular! The rooms are big and spacious, i like the style, you really feel as in Europe. I am Italian and i live close to the Alps, and this hotel is really European or better from "Tirol". The swimming pool is big and is inside and connected to outside. All the rooms has a fireplace.
The breakfast and dining at Ludwig is amazing. I love everything. I ate here several times and always was perfect.
Recommended 100%

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review, 23 June 2012
Thank you for your kind comments.
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again during these wonderful summer months.
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

The Sonnenalp in Vail is an absolutely charming property---we felt as if we were in the Swiss Alps or in Bavaria! Everything about the hotel is "five star" quality---the delightful suite, the restaurants, the spa, and especially the staff! We especially appreciated the "greenness" of the hotel---large shampoo/conditioner bottles in the bathroom, a recycling bin in the room, and a bottle of water was left in the room in a reuseable bottle. The hotel is in the center of town, so we walked everywhere---we especially enjoyed the Betty Ford Alpine Botanical Gardens. We can't wait to return to Vail so that we can stay at the Sonnenalp again!

Room Tip: We stayed in a Lodge Pole Suite---absolutely wonderful room with a spacious balcony!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review, 23 June 2012
Thank you for your kind comments.
We are very proud of our Bavarian heritage and strive to make Sonnenalp distinct by transfering our history of European Service to our Rocky Mountain Home. I am also glad to hear that you noticed our efforts to operate our resort with a keen eye on sustainablitiy and 'green' practices.
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

Overall a nice stay, but the spa area needs a makeover. With all of the recent expansion in Vail, the Sonnenalp feels old and outdated. The restaurants and employees are nice. The brunch at Ludwig's is great. We went for my wife's birthday and they gave us a complimentary bottle of wine and a free gift at the spa which was a nice touch.
The bed was hard, 2 lights in the room didn't work, the bathroom tile looks like something from the 80's. The tub wasn't jetted and placed in a corner which was all but impossible to use. There's no iPod connectivity.
Please update Sonnenalpers!!

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the pool/garden area are very nice
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review, 2 June 2012
thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to writing this review.
i apologize leaving you with the impression that the Sonnenalp is lagging behind when it comes to keeping the property in top condition and updated.

We continuously renew, reconcept, and refresh, but also respect the traditions of our bavarian heritage, which is quite different from the more slick and modern architecture of other Vail properties.

We will carefully check your room to take care of the items mentioned.

Thank you for your input.
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Conifer
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

Wonderful, European feel with tremendously helpful staff. The western restaurant, though it is not European, is a very enjoyable casual place to dine with delightful food and service. We have used the Sonnenalp for several years for our meetings with tremendous success, and will continue into the future.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

Absolutely outstanding. Gracious, accomodating, wonderful rooms and suites, good food, CLEAN as a pin. Have been going there for years and will continue. The owners are on the grounds and I promise you will see them. Can't say enough good about them. Classic old Vail establishment. WIll be visiting them again this June. We are excited

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sonnenalp
Address: 20 Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657-5010
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Region: United States > Colorado > Vail
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Vail
#1 Luxury Hotel in Vail
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Vail
#3 Business Hotel in Vail
#6 Romantic Hotel in Vail
#7 Family Hotel in Vail
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Sonnenalp 5*
Number of rooms: 127
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sonnenalp is a unique hotel in Vail, Colorado renowned for personal service and genuine, family-run hospitality. Enjoy world-class amenities and conveniences in the heart of Vail Village. ... more   less 
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