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The spacious family room, the proximity to the ski slope and the pool for the kids
Maintenance of the building/rooms (paint peeling off) and the flexibility of the reception staff was limited
The hotel is 100m from the training lift. Extremely convenient for a family with kids taking ski lessons. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The breakfast offers a wide selection. Swimming pool is nice - clean, not over chemical treated, warm and different depths, with a view on the mountains. Kids really enjoyed this perk. Nice, spacious sauna too. Overall, Riederalp is a special village because there are no cars. We really enjoyed walking everywhere on the snow paths.
It's a pity that you cannot eat dinner in the restaurant unless you reserve half-pension for the entire stay. This was not clear when making the reservation. Having to always go elsewhere to eat dinner is not handy with small children; the hotel should have an on-site restaurant that is available, or offer the option to add half-pension after arriving. While there are kitchens in the rooms, the stove/oven is disconnected. It would be better to either renovate the rooms and take out this unusable appliance, or have it available, especially if there is not the option to eat in the restaurant. While the fact that the hotel has probably never been renovated is accurately reflected in the photos, so I was not surprised, they could still do better with cleaning. When we arrived, there were dirty glasses on the table; our carpet was not vacuumed during the stay.
This building on the West end of the hotel is a nice option if you want to use the pool, because it's just downstairs and you don't have to go outside to reach it. Compared to the East building, this is in slightly better condition (we stayed there other nights). We had a room on the north west side, and it was still light and had a nice view. Breakfast was good, in a cozy area. In this building (unlike east building) you have a complementary coffee machine. We arrived late and the receptionist on duty kindly walked to meet us at the gondola and help carry luggage to the hotel because no taxis were on duty. Location is very handy, especially for reaching the trainer lift (100m) and the ski rental shop, ski lesson booking and Coop supermarket - all 6 min away walking. NB Google map is inaccurate about the walking distance from the hotel to the gondola, trainer lift and restaurants. The hotel is actually about 5-6 minutes from all of these places, and very handy.
The only thing we missed in the stay was an option to have dinner at the hotel. Because only people who book half-pension can eat in the restaurant at the hotel, it's not very handy.
Reception service was really good (arrival and departure). Breakfast was simple but all what we need before a ski day. only 5 minute walk from the main Gondola.
Room equipment and decoration was REALLY old. Floor, bathroom, table, shelf, …. were old outdated (1970's) as well as staircases. A good refresh would really be inexpensive and bring an overall excellent image.
We liked the pick up from the gondola. We were already checked in as we arrived at the hotel and the driver handed us the roomkeys over.
The facilities were outdated and the stay was overpriced.
With a stay at Hotel Art Furrer in Riederalp, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 15-minute drive of Aletsch Glacier and Hohfluh Gondola. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.
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- Friendly atmosphere
- Nice sauna
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