Chalet RoyAlp in Switzerland: for skiing and more (Villars-sur-Ollon)

Because when you go on a holiday in the mountains with your children, you do not ski eight hours a day; you appreciate the quality of the snow as much as the little ones. A spa, a fireplace, game rooms, a movie theater, sun terraces and fondue nights: welcome to Chalet RoyAlp, a warm and refined 5-star hotel to enjoy family winter sports, the Swiss way.


3 good reasons to pack your bags for Chalet RoyAlp:

The cozy lodge ambiance
Animal skins on the ground, deer antlers on the walls, fur-like plaids, fireplaces and leather club chairs—the tone of your vacation is made clear in the entrance hall with a traditional lodge decoration: elegant and warm. In the bedrooms, the large checkered duvets, wool curtains and thick carpets add a touch of authenticity to this 5-star location, which makes you feel instantly at home. Ask for a room on the mountain side to enjoy the spectacular view of the Dents-du-Midi and Grand Muveran. The slopes are just few minutes away via the hotel shuttle or the train, and the Jardin des Neiges, the children’s ski school, is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.


For the kids
: a well thought out system of joining rooms makes it possible to live together in a large suite while preserving the intimacy and privacy of the parents. If traveling with a baby, opt for a RoyAlp Executive room, very spacious with a beautiful terrace, to set up a crib without being cramped.



The spa and pool
This is undoubtedly the best asset of the hotel: its spa and huge indoor pool, with its beach chairs and a fireplace, open from 7am to 21h. Here, you’ll discover the pleasure of basking in a warm bathrobe, after a swim and a break in the hammam, the ideal recipe to relax your muscles after a day of skiing… As for care, the services are filled with a selection of brands known for their efficiency. You’ll find in particular the Biologique Recherche Method and its original and tailor-made procedures, such as the anti-aging skin care or the Vernix regenerating treatment for weakened skin. To thoroughly enjoy the experience, one finishes off their care treatment with a Remodeling Face session, a signature procedure of the brand: an advanced bio-electronic and manual treatment which gives amazing results to firm, carve and lift the face.

For the kids:they are welcome to come and let off steam in the swimming pool between 9.30 am and 6.30 pm (2 years old and older), and try their first care session when 4 years or older. A special menu of services has been designed for them with relaxing massage, facial care with the beautiful organic brand Toofruit or first manicure with O. P. I. The little girls love it.



The play rooms
Holidays in the mountains have the ability to bring families together and create incredible memories. Everything here is set up for you, so you can take the time to share great moments with your children, whatever their age. A billiard room, board games, a video game room (Wii, Playstation, Xbox) with a foosball table, a recreation room for toddlers (with a motor skill course, cabins, toys and a changing table), and a movie theater available for a private rental as a family,  with an impressive catalog of films and cartoons: there are plenty of choices to occupy the late afternoons after skiing. For dinner, gather at least once at the Grizzly to share an authentic Savoyard fondue prepared in front of you.


For the kids: during the school holidays, the playroom becomes a kids club to relieve parents and their supervising duties for a while: babysitters manage children from 0 to 10 years old, from 10h to 12h and from 17h to 19h, with a program of games and activities both inside and outside when the weather allows (registration required). Outside, a playground and sleds are at the disposal of families; the track is right in front of the terrace of the hotel… As for food, the 4 restaurants offer a children’s menu concocted by the chef, including the Jardin des Alps, Michelin-starred. For toddlers, the hotel concierge will prepare your room with everything you need: a crib, a mini bath, a changing mat, a bottle warmer, and even baby bottles and diapers in case you need them.


Les Louves loves the very kids friendly policy of the Villars-sur-Ollon station: in winter, all children under 6 years of age ski for free throughout the season; in summer, they have unlimited and free access to sports and cultural activities in the region. The hotel follows the same policy, and the first child under 9 years old stays there for free in the same room as you.


Practical information
Chalet RoyAlp hôtel & spa
Domaine de Rochegrise
CH – 1884 Villars-sur-Ollon
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Checklist: crib, joining rooms, baby bath, bottle warmer, high chair in the restaurant, children’s menu, game room, kids club 4 hours per day at no extra charge during the school holidays (registration required), babysitting on request, garden with playground, sleds and toboggan run nearby, swimming pool. Apartments, duplexes and private chalets with 2 to 6 bedrooms are also available for rent to be at home and benefit from the services of the hotel.
The hotel is part of the “Leading Hotels of the World” group. 

Rates & reservations
Double room starting at 250 euros per night in off-season, 485 euros in on-season.
Exclusive offer for our readers: Save 299 CHF (about 260 euros) per night for two people, breakfast and entrance to the spa by RoyAlp included with the password “Les Louves”
+41 24 495 90 90

M. D.
Translation: Ashley Griffin


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