La Soldanelle, Switzerland
About the home
Luxury conversion of a 19th Century Swiss Hotel, located in picturesque village of Chateau D'Oex, Switzerland. The village has a train station, supermarket, restaurants, cafes and bars, stunning outdoor pool, sports centre and ten pin bowling.
The apartment is fully equipped for 2-4 people with use of an indoor heated pool, lounge, games room, gymnasium and gardens.
It is a perfect all year round destination for skiing, walking, relaxing, summer and winter sports, within easy reach of Montreux, on Lake Geneva and the fashionable resort of Gstaad. Nearby, you can visit also the beautifully preserved cheese making village of Gruyeres.
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|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Lift access to property
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub, Gym, Sauna, DVD player|
|Pools:||Shared indoor Pool, Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Pool / Snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Shared garden|
|Access:||Lift access to property, Parking space|
Further details outdoors:
Garden and communal terrace
Wonderful indoor pool in the building. Amazing outdoor pool in the village.
The Swiss Alps / Vaud/Lake Geneva/Swiss Alps region
Chateau d'Oex, Switzerland, is the capital for hot air ballooning due to its unique micro climate. The first round the world balloon flight took place from this village. David Niven loved this place and lived here for many years. He is buried in the local churchyard. The famous resort of Gstaad is just up the road, as well as Gruyere and the amazing Chocolate Factory (eat as much as you can tasting sessions!).
The Chateau-d'Oex area
Near Gstaad (20 mins), Montreux (50 mins), Gruyeres (20 mins). In winter, visitors can ski the entire Gstaad "Super Ski Region," which is comprised of some six sectors, over 70 lifts, and 150 miles (250 kilometers) of trails. In summeR skiers can also access summer skiing on the gentle Diablerets glacier. Check out Glacier 3000. Summer "sledging" is also available on the nearby "Relleri" mountain.
How to get there
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Easy Jet and BMI Baby have cheap flights to Geneva. Easy access from Geneva Airport by train or by road.
Travel Directions by Road
From the airports: Château-d'Oex is 140 km, about 90 minutes to 2 hrs by road, from Geneva airport, and 180km, about 2hr 30, from Basel Airport.
Via Bulle: Motorway N12 ( Lausanne-Bern) exit Bulle; take the well-signed B road to Château-d'Oex
From Other directions:
Via Col Des Mosses: Motorway N9 ( Lausanne -Martigny) exit Aigle, follow Col des Mosses then Château-d'Oex
Via the Simmental: Motorway N5 (Bern -Thun), exit Spiez; follow Zweisimmen, then Saanen-Gstaad, then Château-d'Oex
You can find a route planner for the whole of Europe under http://www.viamichelin.com/
Train is just over 2 hours with one change at Montreux on Lake Geneva. The train station in the village of Chateau-d'oex is a 5 minute walk from the apartment
Activities near Chateau-d'Oex
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
19 Mar 2013
My daughter (9 years) and I live in South Africa and have never touched snow. Our Christmas was spent enjoying the beauty of snow-covered Chateau 'doex. A typical day involved a quick walk down the hill to the station, a short train ride to G'Stadt, a window-shopping walk down the main road eating fresh donuts and drinking hot wine, then back to Chateau 'doex, a stop at the local COOP opposite the train station for a bag of groceries, then on to the park and the open air ice-skating rink, two or three hours ice skating then a quick walk back to the apartment at La Saldone. Exhausted from the exciting day, we spent our evenings in the Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and swimming pool. Then back to the apartment where we cooked super and watched DVD's left by the owner, all suitable for my daughter's age. Our fondest memories are our visit to the Chocolate factory with its all you can eat chocolate tour (we went there three times!), bum-boarding at the local slope, playing in the park, ice-skating and a cable-car trip to the top of the mountain. No, we did not ski, but the friendly people we met, who stayed at La Soldonelle, all seemed to enjoy thier skiing adventures. My daughter and I have started saving for our next trip to La Soldanelle!
Hi. Thanks so much for your review. We love to get the feedback as we love Chateau d'oex so much and its great to hear that other people have had a good time too. It's also really kind of you to take the time to share the specific things you enjoyed to help other people with their stay. We provide lots of information but other people's experiences are so helpful as well. Often we have jam packed holidays in Switzerland involving loads of activities, but this Easter we chose to have a more chilled time and just really enjoyed the views, the scenery, the lovely shops for tea, coffee and hot chocolate in the village, local walks and the wonderful facilities at La Soldanelle as well. It's just a great place to have time special time together. Thanks again for taking the time to write.
18 Sep 2012
We did enjoy our staying having visited surrounding villages, Gustaad, Rougemont,Rossiniere, l'Etivas cheese making farmer nereby etc.........
Facilities of the apartment such as lounge, gym, indoor pool were very useful for us, an old couple.
If the room has a terrace and some sunshine, it should be perfect to stay. (it faces to the north)
I am a fraid the laundry machines was not enough, so we must wait many times to use it.
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate it. There are two washing machines in the laundry room and two tumble dryers, as well as an ironing board and iron.I will pass on you feedback to the Manager at la Soldanelle to see how the use of these facilities might be improved. Many thanks again for the helpful comments, and I am very glad that overall you enjoyed your stay.
04 Sep 2012
The apartment is very comfortable and well appointed. The owner could not have been more helpful before we arrived and Maya, on site, was also very helpful. Although the apartment does not have a balcony, there are great views and we used the communal balcony downstairs where there were rarely any other guests. The pool was very nice, as was the gym, though we were too busy walking to take advantage of that!
The location is absolutely stunning and yet only a few minutes walk from the village and the station. It's a bit more of a haul coming back up from the village, but still only 10-15 minutes.
Well worth getting the local pass for the train, cable cars etc.
Note that there is not a sign at the bottom of the road for La Soldanelle, so look for the street name: it's easy enough.
Hi. Many thanks for your review. We are delighted that you had a great stay. Thanks also for your feedback about the sign. We noticed on our last visit that the sign for "La Soldanelle" has been removed at the bottom of the hill. It has been replaced with a sign for "EMS La Pommerie"!! (I am not yet sure what or where that it is, but it is the sign to follow for La Soldanelle!). We have now updated all our directions so as to avoid any future confusion and provided a map of the village also in the information we send out. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience. We hope you will come back another time soon.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Skiing||10 Mar 13||27 Mar 13||£ 350||£ 55||£ 55||3 Nights|
|Easter||27 Mar 13||14 Apr 13||£ 420||£ 70||£ 70||4 Nights|
|Spring||14 Apr 13||24 May 13||£ 390||£ 65||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Summer||24 May 13||21 Jul 13||£ 480||£ 75||£ 75||5 Nights|
|High summer||21 Jul 13||8 Sep 13||£ 520||£ 85||£ 85||1 Week|
|Late Summer||8 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||£ 420||£ 70||£ 70||3 Nights|
|Early autumn||29 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||£ 390||£ 65||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Autumn half term||27 Oct 13||3 Nov 13||£ 420||£ 70||£ 70||3 Nights|
|Late Autumn/ Early winter||3 Nov 13||15 Dec 13||£ 390||£ 65||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Pre-Christmas||15 Dec 13||22 Dec 13||£ 450||£ 75||£ 75||4 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||22 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|Skiing||5 Jan 14||15 Feb 14||£ 480||£ 80||£ 80||4 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
There is an additional cost payable locally which contributes to charges incurred for the apartment to be looked after in Switzerland. This is 100 chf - approximately £70 - and covers local tourist taxes, keyholder fee, utilities including water, electricity, heating, parking ( we offer a dedicated space), use of indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, fully equipped gym, communal lounge with balcony, and all the other facilities, together with final cleaning and laundry (bed linen and towels are provided). This is payable locally in swiss francs (chf) to the local key holder, a lovely lady called Maya, who will meet you and show you the facilities on arrival. There is an additional cost of 30 chf for extra laundry / cleaning for each additional person. We ask for a 20% deposit (via the on line booking system) to secure a booking and the balance is payable 6 weeks before arrival.Book
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