We got a week at the Chalet for £750 over half-term.
We expected (fairly) cheap and cheerful and this is what we got.
The room was basic and we expected that.
The food (essentially full board) was basic and we expected that - the chef was a nice guy but not quite sure why he is feted in the way that he is by some posters. The cooked breakfasts were things like beans, bacon and egg - hardly cordon bleu. The rest of breakfast was unattended (and rartely replenished unless requested) cereals etc. The cakes after skiing were basically Sara Lee from the pack. The dinners were essentially meat and two veg following on from a very basic soup. Portions were small. The wine was acidic and cheap - but what would one expect for such a holiday?
Not being horrible but it was not amazing food by any means - and again we expected that.
The chalet hosts were pleasant enough - late teens or early twenties and so may not appreciate the nicieties of not standing in a group out the front having a fag... Very personable and not sure I would or could have done as well as most of them at that age.
The skiing was very good indeed - and that is what we paid for and it was better than expected.
The chalet is 15 minutes walk from the slopes without kit, longer with - but you can store equipment at the base fo 8 euros per week. It is an even longer walk back with kit at 2:30 in the morning when absolutely hammered from an 11 hour apres-ski binge but that's another story...
Given all this, I would give the holiday a 4-star rating overall but don't go to the Sonnenhof expecting luxury. It does what it says on the tin. I can understand if someone had paid a grand per person (see the one-star rating below) and they were upset - I can see validity in many of the criticisms she put forward when considering that price.
But for £750 for a half-term week? Very good - as my four star rating suggets.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A family run garni hotel in a stunning location a few minutes walk from the centre of a beautiful village. Well known for their friendly hospitality, the Reiter family look forward to welcoming you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sonnenhof Hotel Soll