This two week break was our first "Chalet" holiday and what an absolute joy it turned out to be.
Firstly.....the village itself is beautifully quaint and although being small has quite a few different shops and eateries to keep everyone happy. The river flowing through the village centre starts at the top of the valley and travels alongside the sometimes twisty road right to the valley bottom...and probably further. Travelling by local busses is very good value enabling access to other lifts are quick and cheap.
The hotel itself was more than adequate (positioned in exactly the perfect place to hop onto the chairlift a few metres away) but would benefit greatly from a lick of paint. The rooms were rather on the small side but were kept spotlessly clean by the brilliant team of chalet girls....very good showers too. The varandah at the front of the hotel was sometimes a handy place to shelter from the occasional rain shower/thunderstorm. The spa was another place (free of charge) to while away some time and I'm sure I left a "couple" of pounds there with my regular visits. There is little to look at from the rooms positioned at the rear of the hotel with large fir trees just a couple of metres away (balcony rooms at the front are not always booked....try asking. You might get lucky!).
Fantastic food from the young chef and his team.
Starting with breakfast (which always included a hot option) followed by a packed lunch, freshly baked cake at 4-00pm, aperitifs at 7-15pm and an excellent dinner with plenty of options to choose from, before finishing with cheese and biscuits...if you still had room.
Could not find fault with any of the chefs dishes and they were accompanied with some fine Italian wine.
Moving on to the staff....only one word needed to sum them all up.....FANTASTIC. A great set of girls who excelled at their work and sure liked to party on Tuesday evenings. Thanks again girls.
A walkers haven with a whole range of walks to satisfy all grades of ability and vistas to blow your mind. Mountains in all directions with some of the best meadows we have ever seen. I'll just make a note to any future birdwatchers of some (not all) of the birds we saw...nutcrackers,black redstarts,redstarts,red-backed shrike,black woodpecker,serin,crested tits and black eared wheatear to name a few. Hope that may help someone.
All in all....an excellent holiday. Good weather one week, not so good the next.
Brilliant staff and food...amazing scenery and walks.
Would we go again?....Definitely...but would have a balcony.