Need to know
24, including 14 suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $308.18 (CHF308), excluding tax at 3.7 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of CHF4.50 per person per night on check-out and an additional local city tax of CHF7.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates usually include an à la carte breakfast; return transfers from the car park or bus station in Saas-Fee; transfers to the hotel’s slopeside ski cabin; access to the spa and fitness area; soft drinks in your minibar.
If you’re looking at a summer stay, consider one of the hotel’s week-long Peak Health retreats. These immersive experiences include everything from mountain fitness sessions to healthy cooking demonstrations. The idea is that you won’t just have a week-long detox, but will return home armed with the tools (and a realistic plan) to make the changes last for good.
The hotel will be closed from 10 September to 6 December, 2018, and from 28 April, 2019 to mid-July, 2019.
At the hotel
Ski-in, ski-out cabin on the slopes; kid’s Fun Lab with games, table tennis, foosball and DVDs; free WiFi throughout; laundry service. In rooms: flatscreen TV; minibar; Nespresso coffee machine; tea-making kit; free bottled water; Bogner bath products.
Our favourite rooms
We’d go for a Signature Suite for its separate living room and larger terrace. If you’ve got family in tow, opt for the Family Suite, which comfortably sleeps four thanks to its hidden bunk beds.
The indoor pool is in the spa, flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the room with daylight. Columns of thick-cut slate and pinewood panelling give the room an appropriately alpine look, and there’s a glass-encased fire set into one wall for extra warmth. Beyond the glass, there’s a heated, adults-only plunge pool for those who prefer to have their post-ski soak in the crisp mountain air.
The Capra’s indulgent spa has a sauna and steam room; a salt therapy room; three treatment rooms; a relaxation area; a fully equipped gym; and a studio for fitness classes. It’s run by luxury spa brand Peak Health, who value magic-fingered therapists as much as anyone but also go heavy on the academic side, mingling established techniques with the latest science – try one of their high-tech facials or infrared sessions for proof. If you’re just looking for the quickest way to loosen your aching legs, go for one of the muscle recovery treatments.
Technical gear for the mountain; soft, cosy threads for the hotel.
All the common areas are wheelchair accessible, and one of the Signature Double Rooms has been specially adapted.
Dogs can stay for CHF35 a night, and the hotel can provide beds and bowls should you need them. Four-legged guests aren’t allowed in the restaurant or spa. See more pet-friendly hotels in Saas-Fee.
All ages are welcome. Little Smiths will love the Fun Lab, a dedicated kid’s room with table tennis, a foosball table, a PlayStation 4, DVDs, books and board games. Babysitting is available for CHF25 an hour; three days’ notice is needed when booking.