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Romantic weekend... fancy hotel recommendations

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When I say fancy I'm thinking somewhere cool, ideally modern boutique style or otherwise charming high standard hotel. Pool is a must. Spa a bonus.

Can be flexible on destination but ideally reliable snow in late March.

Planning a long weekend with mrs 123 and want somewhere she'll happily retire to if her injured knee curtails any of our days on the snow.

Don't need a mega resort, just enough snow and good quality accomm.
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Leogang
https://www.forsthofalm.com/en
https://www.mama-thresl.com/en/

Maria Alm
https://edersepp.com/en/
....and a beer festival! - https://www.hochkoenig.at/en/holiday-salzburg/events/details/alpine-craft-festival.html

Some Hip-tastic choices here but not your usual alpine-type places.
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Doesn't really fit many of your criteria, but is unbelievably romantic:

https://rifugiocolgallina.com/Eng/starlight-room-360.php
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@suggul, I agree with you but my wife thought the occupants would sort of be on display, not our thing Very Happy .
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@Scooter in Seattle, I think the owners are missing a trick by not selling that angle. Dogging in the Dolomites... has a nice ring to it
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@Adam123, Macognaz? https://www.hotelleriedemascognaz.com/en/

I have it on good authority that it's quite the thing.
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Zermatt- if you can afford it- got for one of the better rooms here- https://www.matterhorn-focus.ch/- we’ve stayed there and it’s lovely.
Champoluc- https://www.hotelleriedemascognaz.com/en/. Not stayed there but it looks fab, and the skiing in Champoluc is excellent, and of course, there’s the food in Italy...Might be booked out already though.
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Zermatt - https://zermatterhof.ch/ or here https://zermatterhof.ch/en/offers/gornergrat-360-2/
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1. Zermatt
2. Wengen
3. Lech
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No pool, no spa - but definitely recommended for a night or two as part of a Zermatt trip. Incredible location; fabulous Matterhorn and glacier views; and skiing all the way down to Zermatt (on deserted runs first thing) from the door.

The food is excellent too.

Whoops - schoolboy error - link omitted Embarassed https://gornergrat-kulm.ch/en/home-en/


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Sexy piste basher

https://www.snowplaza.co.uk/blog/17136-spend-the-night-piste-basher-la-plagne/
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@Adam123, if good quality food is important, can I suggest Le Chabichou in Courchevel 1850? I may be out of date but the restaurant was Michelin 2* when I was last there and simply wonderful. If the rest of the place is as good, I don't think you will be disappointed.
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Chetzeron

Pistemachine or lift up.
Genuine mountain hotel at 2000m
Highly rated by Conde Nast
View of six 4000m mountains and Mont Blanc

Simply stunning

Google Chetzeron Crans montana
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Oberlech

Romantic, classy, but ... costly Wink

P.s. no cars, everything comes up by cable car, or walking (there is a lit snowy trail to Lech)

P.p.s alot of caviar & expensive bubbles on menus of the various eateries there.....
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Any of the Maison Sibuet hotels should be fabulous. I’ve stopped at the Avoriaz one and it was a superb week. No pool though, but the one in Val Thorens has one (or two).

https://www.maisonsethotels-sibuet.com/?lang=en
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Marriott Cristalo Spa Hotel in Cortina?
https://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/bzolc-cristallo-a-luxury-collection-resort-and-spa-cortina-dampezzo/
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Val d'Isere.
https://lerefuge-valdisere.com/en/
Press the 'more information' link to reach the pdf pics
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Fruttlodge, Melchseefrutt is a tiny area sandwiched between Engleberg and Meiringen. The three are not interlinked.
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@Adam123,
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ideally modern boutique style or otherwise charming high standard hotel.


Does it have to be a hotel, as opposed to including chalets?
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http://www.smallwonders.eu/chalet-white-eden-sainte-foy-tarentaise/

Literally on the edge of piste in Ste Foy village, Bonconseil ski station.
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mountainaddict,

Where in Zermatt? Puzzled
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Hotel Cristalo in Alagna
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Hotel Hermitage in Soldeu, Andorra. https://www.hotelhermitage.sporthotels.ad/
It's stunning! 5 star luxe, incredible spa and great food. We went for my husband's 40th. Had a perfect weekend.
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2 stunning 4 star Design Hotels in Austria Goldberg in Bad Hofgastein and The Bergland in solden. The Bergland was the Bond Hotel when they filmed Spectr
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Las Vegas Lodge mountain hotel in the Dolomites. Not an uber luxurious hotel and no spa, but starlit walks, plenty of easy skiing literally on your doorstep, good food, amazing views. Then a day in Venice on your way home.
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PeakyB wrote:
@Adam123,
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ideally modern boutique style or otherwise charming high standard hotel.


Does it have to be a hotel, as opposed to including chalets?


Could be a chalet just so long as flexible enough to take us in on a Friday for 3 or 4 nights
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We’ve stayed three times at https://www.excelsiorplanet.com/en/wellness-hotel-cervinia
Fabulous food, small pool, but great spa. Cervinia will be snow sure for late March.
Hotel staff delight in making your holiday brilliant, and did I mention the fabulous food!
Only suggestion is to make sure you have one of the recently refurbished rooms, because all are great but the new ones are even better.
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@Adam123, Obertauern would be snow-sure then.
We stayed here https://www.schneider.at/en/ and I think it would tick all your boxes.
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@Adam123, Macognaz? https://www.hotelleriedemascognaz.com/en/

I have it on good authority that it's quite the thing.


Indeed - very nice!

Or the new luxury place in Champoluc called CampZero. Although for romance - Mascognaz!
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How about a Swiss spa resort? As well as the usual in-the-mountains places, how about somewhere like the Bains de Saillon, between Martigny and Sion in the Valais. This is a thermal spa resort (but not outrageously expensive) in the valley. So really the focus is on the Wellness/spa/pool/water thing, then drive out to wherever is the best skiing at the time (Verbier, Crans-Montana, Nendaz, Diablerets, etc.).

https://www.bainsdesaillon.ch/en/

You can also hop on a train to do some shopping/sightseeing in Lausanne, or even Geneva. Or you could spend a last night somewhere glitzy in/near Geneva, like the Beau Rivages https://www.beau-rivage.ch/ (they sometimes do special packages or traveller rates). Take a look also at www.myswitzerland.com to see if there are any packages in the Geneva/Vaud/Valais that take your fancy.


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Klosters, Hotel Alpina ticks the boxes though there are other options.
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Wow lots of recommendations, here's mine https://www.bellatola.ch/en/
Amazing ski area which is snow sure at that time of the season and will not be too busy.
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Blow the budget https://www.kulm.com/en/. It was on telly a few weeks ago

A little cheaper https://www.hotelmontblanc.it/en/

I've stayed in the latter and it is very good
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Adam123 wrote:
When I say fancy I'm thinking somewhere cool, ideally modern boutique style or otherwise charming high standard hotel. Pool is a must. Spa a bonus.


For Scandi-cool take a look at Copperhill Mountain Lodge in Åre. Snowsure in late March. Though for a long weekend trip it may be a bit of a PITA as only easyjet fly direct London to Åre-Östersund on sundays (and not great times). Flight via Stockholm or Trondheim and hire car could be an option.
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@Rareperk, I was just about to google to recall the name of this place. My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic 3 night stay there a few years ago. Beautiful hotel and wonderful hospitality.
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@Bodeswell, not great short transfers ... not great for a weekend.
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Blow the budget https://www.kulm.com/en/

This jogged my memory about St Moritz. There're other hotels that looks quite 'fancy'! Kempinski, Carlton, Crystal, staffeni etc., mostly 'modern smart' hotels. I went in specifically checked out Stafeni Hotel for future stay. I would stay there if I go to St Moritz again. You don't even have to blow the budget to stretch for some of them.

St Moritz is a nice location too. Plenty to do when not skiing. Sledding, cross country skiing, (window?) shopping, go to some hot spring spa. Wait, did anyone say spa? Did I mention St Moritz is a spa town?

(I didn't open this thread yesterday because this is usually not my thing. I went to St Moritz for the skiing, actually the scenery and xc skiing. And I found the town quite lovely when I'm done skiing)
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@Bodeswell, not great short transfers ... not great for a weekend.


Eh?, It's give or take 2hrs from Zurich by train or car... What do you need for a weekend like, a half hour walk? Laughing
Done Davos/Klosters often for a short weekend, never mind a long one. It's fine.
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@Bodeswell, Chamonix 1 hr. Will confess, My only Davos (/Klosters) trip was from Geneva (as that's where I lived) so it was longer.
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@under a new name, Fair enough, 1hr is pretty good. Never been to Chamonix, don't know what the romance is like round there snowHead
Was in a hurry posting earlier, but it is also probably worth noting the hotel in Klosters is right across the train station, ski hire shop and main Gondola up to Parsenn, not even 5 mins walk.
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