Overview

40 Rooms
1.75 hours Transfer time
B&B Board basis

A dark wood-clad attractive chalet-style building in the middle of the main street in Champéry. You won't find a warmer welcome and that's a huge reason why we love it here - you're made to feel like a regular. Well, that and the strong afternoon tea game with a great homemade cake spread laid on by the hotel every afternoon.

Rooms are simple, bright and spacious in the typical mountain style with plenty of light pine wood. The Bar des Guides is the hotel hangout with a relaxed atmosphere and a good mix of locals and tourists and as for the skiing side of things the boot room is actually nice and spacious for once, with the free shuttle bus stopping right outside - giving you the choice of a short walk or hopping on the bus to the gondola.

What we like:

  • Warm welcome and amazingly friendly staff
  • Complimentary afternoon tea and cakes every day from 4-6pm
  • Wine tasting and local product tasting on the veranda from 6-8pm for just CHF 15 per person
  • A decent bar within the hotel that attracts a good mix of punters
  • Simple but delicious continental breakfast with a hot option or two as well, if you're lucky

Worth knowing:

  • Complimentary shuttle bus stops right outside the hotel to take you to the gondola (ski lift)
  • The village gondola is only 500m away, a seven-minute walk
  • The Palladium Sports Centre is really close by if you fancy some non-ski fun

Features

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Wifi
  • Car parking
Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor

What others have said

My Favourite Ski Hotel, Ever Yorkshire, England In past reviews, I have mentioned that a good way to ski major domains is by staying at smaller, secondary villages that have access to them. Samoens or Les Carroz to ski Grand Massif for example... Rated 5 on TripAdvisor
FRIENDLY AND LOW KEY new york Found this place rather affordable, in an otherwise very expensive country! It is located on the main street of Champery, a charming small town full of old wooden chalets, surrounded with peaceful... Rated 3 on TripAdvisor
Perfectly located hotel with great views Geneva, Switzerland A clean and central hotel right next to the Palladium sports center and close to hiking paths, paintball, the train station etc. The staff is really friendly and we got a spacious room with an... Rated 5 on TripAdvisor

View on map

The Hotel Suisse has a great central location on the main street not far from the Palladium Sports centre. The complimentary resort shuttle bus stops right outside which can take you to the village gondola or the high-speed chairlift further up the road. The Gondola is only 500 metres away which would take around 10 minutes in ski boots, less if you're walking in your normal shoes.
The Hotel is perfect for enjoying the apres ski around the resort and there are plenty of restaurants nearby. The local creperie is a great spot to get some insider tips on the area and enjoy tasty crepes of course.

  • Ski region
    Portes du Soleil
  • Distance to slopes
    500m to village gondola
  • Distance to town
    In the village centre

Rooms

All rooms at the Hotel Suisse are surprisingly spacious, each has a hairdryer, towels, TV, free parking, and WiFi.

Twin economy

Economy rooms are the entry-level room with twin beds and a view facing the village. The en-suite has a bath or shower.

Sleeps max. 2

Twin standard

Standard rooms have twin beds (they can be pushed together) and mountain views.  The en-suite has a bath or shower.

Sleeps max. 2

Family room

Family rooms or spacious budget rooms are larger than the twins, with twin beds as well as a sofa bed that can sleep up to two children. There is also a balcony/terrace and the en-suite has a bath or shower.

Sleeps max. 4

Twin comfort

Comfort rooms have twin beds and mountain views. The en-suite has a bath or shower.

Sleeps max. 2

Hotel best twin

These spacious rooms have twin beds and a sofa bed for up to 2 children. There is also a balcony/terrace with mountain views. The en-suite has a bath or shower.

Sleeps max. 4

Facilities

  • Homemade cakes and pastries each day 4-6pm
  • Veranda with wine tasting 6-8pm each day for CHF 15 per person
  • Bar des Guides
  • Cosy seating area around the fire
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Shuttle bus stop right outside
  • Ski and boot room

Board basis

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Half board

Resort guide

Champéry resort guide

The resort

  • Resort height - 1,037m-2,146m
  • Highest point - 2,275m

Ski area

  • Chambery-Les Crosets ski area -  aprox. 100 km of piste (linked)
  • Portes du Soleil (wider area) - 650 km (not all linked)

Slopes

Ideal for intermediate skiing with a huge amount of slopes to travel around. Beginners may find the area a little tougher though. 

  • Blue runs 50 %
  • Red runs 36%
  • Black runs 14%

Lifts - 35 (196 in Portes du Soleil)

Nordic skiing (cross-country) - 7km

Season length - December to April

Resort ratings

  • Beginners - 2/5
  • Intermediates - 4/5
  • Experts - 3/5
  • Snowboarders - 3/5
  • Families - 3/5
  • Après - 3/5
  • Eating out - 4/5
  • Charm - 4/5
  • Scenery - 4/5

Activities

Cross-country skiing | Palladium - gym, indoor and outdoor pools, ice skating, curling, climbing wall | winter walks | paragliding | snowshoeing | concerts and events - try www.champery.ch to see if anything is on whilst you are skiing | just down the road in Val-d'illiez are the thermal spas  https://www.thermes-parc.com/en/

Transfer times

Geneva - 1 hour 45 minutes

Portes du Soleil area lift pass

  • 3 day lift pass from £145
  • 6 day lift pass from £270
Ed Senior Ski Sales Specialist "For a lunch spot with a view try La Croix de Cutlet, at the top of the gondola. Amazing views of the Dents du Midi and decent mountain food" View Ed's profile
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