Hotel Vatel is the kind of place you would think of when you imagine Swiss charm combined with sophistication. The moment you walk in the door you are greeted by the warm, welcoming staff. Everything is spacious and clean.
Not to mention the 360 degree mountain view reminds you that you are in the middle of the breathtaking Swiss Alps.
We chose Hotel Vatel was because it was directly between the two most popular ski resorts in Switzerland – Zermatt and Verbier. Just a quick hour drive from Geneva International Airport, Hotel Vatel is located in Martigny – an adorable town in Southern Switzerland.
Hotel Vatel is a luxury hotel with a reasonable pricetag. The rooms are spacious yet cozy. The beds are incredibly comfortable, and I think we both had the best night of sleep we’d ever had because of the blackout shade that makes the room completely dark! Did I mention the fantastic mountain views? It’s always about the mountains!
It was the personalized touches that really stood about about our stay. Like this personalized welcome note, as well as fresh fruit, breakfast beverages, and stocked mini bar.
Vatel is also a hotel management school so you can be sure that the staff and students always go above and beyond to make you feel welcome.
One of my favorite things about the hotel was their commitment to the environment. From needing your room card for electricity, to eco friendly bath products, it was clear that they were environmentally conscious.
OH. And the breakfast was to DIE for! A buffet of fresh pastries, fruits, and beverages.
And obviously my personal favorite: build your own made to order omlettes! Fantastic. The perfect start to a long day on the slopes.
The hotel also has a relaxing seating area and is stocked with a full bar including some local Swiss wines!
When I booked our reservation, I had mentioned to the hotel that we were traveling to Switzerland for my husband’s birthday.
To our surprise, the first night we were there, we heard a knock on our door and were presented with a chilled bottle of champagne. This was perfect because after a long day of snowboarding, we were looking forward to relaxing in the room. What a fabulous way to celebrate his 30th birthday!
An amazing touch that made us feel like royalty!
We were absolutely delighted with our stay at Hotel Vatel. Nestled in the mountains and perfectly placed between some of Switzerland’s biggest ski resorts, this is a fantastic place to stay!
While you’re in the area, make sure to check out:
- The adorable downtown area!
- Great shopping
- Tried and loved restaurant: Cafe du Midi – insanely delicious fondue!
- Zermatt and Verbier ski resorts for fantastic skiing/snowboarding
- Day trips to Geneva, Bern, Interlaken – all within driving distance!
- Switzerland is famous for their cheese, chocolate, and fondue – the Swiss know how to do food right!
Question: Is Switzerland on your bucket list?
*I received a discount on my accommodation in exchange for this review. As always, opinions are my own, and I only share places that I truly believe in!
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