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“Modern with great facilities”
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Holiday Club Are
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Are
England
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Modern with great facilities”
Reviewed 16 April 2011

The 1st impression of this hotel was amazing. The hotel itself is very modern and full of things to do.
The room was spacious and modern. The room included a dvd player and free Wifi which wasnt expected. Every night I slept very well and was never interupted by noise from other guests which I think is rare in most hotels.
The spa facilities are excellent, the pool and saunas were nice after a days skiing! Although the kids in the spa can be a little annoying, if you time it correctly you can avoid the rush of children.
We were half board with Nielson and we had a set menu which was very nice but I can imagine it not being to everyones taste as it was all Swedish food.
The staff were excellent, they spoke in Swedish, but as soon as you said 'hello' they would speak perfect English.
Location was good for a view with of the lake, but with ski boots it was a bit of a walk to the ski bus stop.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2011

We chose this hotel from Neilson holidays and we werent dissapointed at all. It is like one big lesuire centre with all the facilities in one place. As we were a skiing group, it has great appeal being only a few hundred metres from one of the main Chairlifts. It does tend to get busy at the weekends but still not over the top. Sauna world is a nice place to unwind after a day on the slopes with an array of different saunas and steamrooms.There is also an indoor and outdoor pool too. The staff are all very welcoming and speak excellent English ( especially good as I cant speak much Swedish) The rooms are nice and airy and maintained daily. If I was to have a niggle about it, then the confusing part of the dining would be it. There are no clear intructions in english about just what you do at mealtimes, so we sat there and had to watch the locals before realising you just sort of help your self. I would reccomend this hotel even more so if you have children as they have really good childrens facilities. there is an instore shop and skistore and the bus also stops right outside the door. A must for this trip was the Husky Safari which we all thoroughly enjoyed all beit cold. Just make sure your wrapped up.

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  • Stayed April 2011
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Trondheim, Norway
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Reviewed 30 July 2010

This is the first time we have stayed here during summer, and as always we had a good time here. Great rooms, decent restaurants and super swimming pool and Sauna World. The only ´problem´is that it gets really busy at times, meaning long queues for check-in and breakfast. Åre is getting to be a good summer destination as well as a perfect winter destination.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2010

We decided that we needed a bit of luxury in our life, and took our 4-months-old baby to Holiday Club hotel. We had a family room and included entrance to the swimming pool and sauna world, and spent a little more money on the room than what we normally do. And we were not disappointed. The rooms were big, had a balcony towards the sea, had a nice sofa and beautiful furniture, very comfortable bed, and a G*R*E*A*T breakfast buffet. Family friendly, nice interiors in the hall, everywhere people are walking to and fro, half-naked with towels on their way to the pool, or in helmets and ski-wear, the atmosphere is really laid back, but not in a bad way.
After our one-night-stay, I regularly check their website for special offers, I am returning here within not too long. Åre isn't the most spectacular place to be if you aren't into skiing, but this hotel makes the trip worthwhile!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Trondheim, Norway
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Reviewed 12 April 2010

We went for a 4 days trip to the Holiday Club in Åre, Sweden the week after Easter. We picked out the Holiday Club as a hotel mainly because of the pool/sauna facilities and since it is located central with short walking distance to the main skiing slopes. Hotel location and skiing facilities were excellent. We had a room with balcony and view over lake Åre, which was nice overall, however not very clean (especially the bathroom). Friendly but slow dinner service and a breakfast atmosphere resembling more that in a McDonalds restaurant than a 4-star hotel with dishes piling on dirty tables. Relaxing in the pool/sauna area was impossible: only 3 chairs in the pool area and the saunaworld crowded with icecream-eating noisy kids. Hygiene conditions in the saunaworld were rather shocking: everyone sitting in swimsuits/trunks without towel straight on the sauna benches and taking sweaty dips in the cooling pools without showering - very unpleasant. Beer and drinks purchased at the sauna bar were taken into the saunas leaving behind empty bottles and glasses. In overall a very disappointing experience especially when considering what we had to pay for it...

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, UK
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2010

If you have kids and can afford the high prices, you'll love this place. Sweden is generally pretty safe, and Are is very safe. But maybe more importantly, there are loads of activities on site at the Holiday Club: a kid's club/creche; table tennis, indoor mini golf; indoor and outdoor swimming pools with a water slide, even a six lane bowling alley. And that's before you've even hit the ski slopes.
For adults, there's something called "sauna world", a sports bar open until 2am, and nearby various lake based activities (parasailing, for example).

Activities are one huge plus point. Location is another: the Holiday Club is right between the train station, to which it is connected by a bridge and lifts, and the lake that runs along the bottom of the valley. Half the rooms have a beautiful view over the lake, and their balconies get plentiful sun in the afternoons and early evenings. The other half face onto the train tracks, don't have balconies, and don't get any sun in the mornings because the mountains are in the way. Guess which are the ones to have? The only catch with location is that it is definitely not ski-in, ski-out. You either to have to get a ski bus to the lifts along the valley, which only runs once every 45 minutes, or manage a pretty steep walk uphill for 10 minutes, partly through snow, to the nearest lift. Young kids will HATE that walk - you'll end up carrying their skis and probably them as well.

Room wise, if you can possibly afford it, get yourself upgraded to one of the superior rooms facing the lake with separate living rooms and special features - I think they are 102, 202 and 302. These not only have lovely balconies but also have baths, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes and proper, big, double beds. Standard rooms, despite their high price, are really rather basic. Expect, in no particular order: no thermostat in the room; no toiletries save a liquid soap dispenser; no plug for the sink; no bath; shower doors that get stuck and stop you getting out; small and scratchy towels; no bathrobes; a small and rather warm fridge; no ice bucket to fill up at the ice machine; no glasses or cups except a few small disposable plastic ones. On the upside, there is a DVD player and a TV, and all rooms have free wireless internet.

On the subject of price/value - when you book the room check to see what the price includes. The basic room rate does NOT include entrance to the pools, saunas or the gym - the charges for all these can add up if you are with a family group.

Food wise - the restaurant does quite nice food at dinner, but the menu is relatively small, will seem very pricey to British guests, and never seems to change. Catering for vegetarians is virtually non existent. Breakfast is chaos - the layout of the buffet is terrible and there are people crashing into each other all the time. It's not the best breakfast food but not the worst either. The breads are great though.

Service in both the restaurant and housekeeping is best described as "vague", at worst, "flaky". The housekeeping staff were quite scruffy and did a lot of shouting at each other down corridors, but evidence of their cleaning in rooms was limited. There was no spare loo roll in the room, towels were not replaced or hung up, small shreds of rubbish were not picked up. In the restaurant, the staff were charming but not often in evidence. We were told to wait for a table, and noone came to get us when it was ready: there was always a long wait for food and the bill; it took a long time for dirty plates to be removed from vacant breakfast tables.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Bentham
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2010

We travelled to holiday club Åre for the week before easter in 2009 and stayed in an apartment with a sauna and flat screen tv. Our apartment slept 6 people and was a 2 minute walk from the holiday club facilities. The pools are fantastic and and there is a sauna-world connected to the swimming pool which is fantastic. We also did bowling and mini golf.

The main focus of the holiday was skiing. The ski resort is quite large and has a great variety of ski runs. The skiing conditions were great for the end of march going into april and we had snow most of the week and the temperature some nights got as low as -10 degrees. The skiing is very good and i highly recommend it and also highly recommend Holiday club Åre!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Holiday Club Are
Address: | Box 68, Are SE-83014, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Jamtland and Harjedalen > Jamtland County > Are
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Are
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Club Are 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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