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La Soldanelle, Switzerland


Excellent 5/5 Score from 22 reviews

Doors open to garden in summer

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

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 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Geneva 120 km, Nearest railway: Chateau d'Oex 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, DVD player
Pool Shared indoor pool
General Central heating, Video player, CD player, Pool or 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 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Shared garden
Access Parking, Lift access
Further details outdoors

We do not have a private balcony. However, there is a nice communal garden and a lovely communal terrace with an entrance from the shared lounge on the ground floor.

Further details

Wonderful indoor pool in the building. Amazing outdoor pool in the village.

The 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!).


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.

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Review 1-10 of 22

31 Aug 2014


"Beautiful Mountain Scenery"

Our stay at La Soldanelle was our best family holiday ever. The location surrounded by mountains is still vividly imprinted in my mind. You could see the mountains from the kitchen and bedroom windows of the apartment and while sitting on a huge terrace downstairs. We had the spa to ourselves so each day the children swam in the pool and we used the jacuzzi and sauna. Our eleven year old at one point asked have we been given the keys to a palace?and although we all laughed at the comment it summed up how we all felt.

12 Aug 2014


"Immaculate apartment with great views"

We had an excellent time at La Soldanelle. We drove from the UK and found the apartment easily after a very memorably scenic drive on the stretch of road down from Bulle. We were met by the key holder… More

28 Jun 2014


"Beautifully located, fabulous flat, wonderful pool and comfortable bed!"

If you want to walk the hills or just relax by the pool this is the most comfortable and well appointed apartment to do these things from. Close to the famous Glacier 3000 teleferique and Gstaad it … More

29 Sep 2013


"Beautiful apartment in a lovely location"

This is a beautiful apartment which is well equipped.

The building is stunning and luxurious, with a great gym and pool etc. Equipped to perfection.

The views are sensational and the location is above the village but a sensible walk from the village centre. And the village itself is lovely.

19 Mar 2013


"Our first fabulous White Christmas experience"

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


"Very nice!"

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.

4 Sep 2012


"A great apartment in an amazingly beautiful location!"

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.

7 Aug 2012


"Great Apartment, fantastic facilities, idyllic location loads to see and do"

Our first trip to Switzerland. Great apartment, easy to get to from train station. Maya very welcoming on arrival. We travelled to Switzerland by train all the way . Swiss public transport superb. On arrival we purchased a Gstaad easy access pass from the tourist information for 5 days . Cost 174 francs worked out approx £25.00 day for family of four. Covered all trains Rossiniere to Zweissimen. Most cable cars, buses, museums , outdoor village swimming pool and bowling. It paid for itself on first day. Return on a cable car about £150.00 normally. Apartment very comfortable and stayed cool in summer heat. Swimming pool in basement a big hit with our boys and games room. Kathryn the owner sends you masses of useful information and ideas of things to see and do, and is most helpful with any queries. Our favourite activity was hiking. We took cable car up, hiked across the mountain tops and then took cable car back down. The scenery around Chateaux d'oex is stunning and hopping on and off the train we often were seated in the panoramic coaches at no extra charge. All in all a fantastic holiday. Thank you Kathryn and Maya for all your help and providing us with a very special holiday.

4 Aug 2012


"a wonderful stay in the beautiful swiss alps"

The apartment in La Soldanelle suited our family of four perfectly. The owner of the apartment gave us many helpful tips to prepare our journey and plan our stay there. We used the pool and hot tub almost every day (especially after a long hike). We stayed three weeks in Chateau d'oex and discovered a new adventure every day. We spent many days hiking in the alps, enjoying the scenery and the culture. We used a swiss rail pass to travel between villages and to enjoy day trips as far away as Montreux and Thun. An amazing holiday and I encourage any traveller to explore this magical area of Switzerland.

16 Jul 2012


"Beautiful place,fantastic accommodation,highly recommended."

I could not belive the high standard of the appartment for the price we paid,absolutley spotlessly clean,with every thing you need when self catering . Pool and spa area were superb with a great veiw as well .
Helpful information about outings,transport,resturants ,food shopping etc given by the owner, really good tips .Favourite bits were white water rafting and the glacier visit. I would and have recommended this venue to others ,my first ever posting on TripAdvisor as it was exceptional.

Review 1-10 of 22

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