Chalet RoyAlp Hôtel & Spa
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes access to the Spa by RoyAlp (including the pool, sauna, hammam and fitness center)
- Three restaurants and the sprawling outdoor lounge area take the edge off a hard day's adventuring
- Children are welcomed with a custom-built indoor playroom, a playground and babysitting services
- Tons of active pursuits nearby, including skiing, hiking and golf
- Ski-in/ski-out access
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- A city tax of $6.50 per adult and $2.80 per child (10 to 16) per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout. Starting from October 27 to June 30 the city tax charge will be $3.70 per adult, per night, and $1.30 per child (10 to 16), per night
- Prices at the spa are steep; a 30-minute massage costs about $100
- The property is at a slight remove from the town, but a free shuttle service to/from Villars is available
- Breakfast is $40 per day, per adult (17 and over); $25 per day, per child (10 to 16 years old) and free for children aged nine and under.
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The sprawling, south-facing Chalet RoyAlp is true to its name, with chalet-style architecture, glorious views of the Alps and lashings of five-star charm. The ground floor is home to lounges stuffed with oversize sofas and heavy coffee tables, a custom-built children’s play room and game rooms (with billiards, foosball and Wii). The decor is accented with Swiss/Alpine touches: Cowhide rugs, ornamental bears, solid wood floors, old skis and sleds, pale wood paneling and a recurring deer motif feature throuhgout.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms are either 430 or 592 square feet and overlook the park or the Alps (highly recommended). Neutral tones dominate: subtle browns and creams, wood paneling, white walls and oak flooring, with old-fashioned wooden wardrobes. This being Switzerland, the bedding is crisp but cloudlike, and the curtains are heavy woolen plaid. The contemporary bathrooms have stone floors and rain showers, pebble feature walls and big white tubs. Balconies (in some rooms) sport red and white geraniums in summer and are furnished with fur-covered seating.
Le Rochegrise, with its rustic touches (hay bales and a chandelier fashioned from horns) and haute Mediterranean menu, is the hotel’s smartest dining option. Le Grizzly, an avowedly Swiss experience, with its carnotzet (fondue cellar) decor and no-such-thing-as-too-much-cheese ethos is a cozy après-ski spot. Le Bear’s Bar is the place for snacking and socializing, especially when the shaded outside terrace is in full swing. Head to the excellent 12,900-square-foot Spa by RoyAlp to unwind in style. Take a dip in the pool, indulge in an organic treatment or work out in the 24-hour gym.
In the Area
Winter wonderland Glacier 3000 (at an altitude of — you guessed it — 3,000 meters) offers a superlative-exhausting panorama and plenty of activities. Thrill seekers should make a beeline for the Alpine Coaster, the world’s highest rail sled, with bends, bridges and breathtaking views. Get there via the panoramic cable car from Col du Pillon in Les Diablerets. Closer to the hotel, there’s an 18-hole golf course with distracting views. For a day trip, go walking and wine tasting in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Lavaux region. A network of paths and trails wind through the serried greenery of centuries-old vineyards, with dreamy views over Lake Geneva to France and the Alps. A great place for tasting the local vintages is Vinorama.
How to Get There
Modern super clean hotel in chalet style, pleasant room with comfy bed, large bathroom with big bathtub. Amazing staff, especially receptionist Barbora was great but all staff both in restaurant and bar were great as well. Well deserved 5*, with reasonable prices for such a property. Amazing panoramic view from the terrace where even French alps could be seen. Surrounded by fairy-tale like swiss village this hotel is all you can wish from a Swiss alpine hotel yet not being too stiff or pretentious.
Perfect quite vacation, close to nature in a beautiful cosy hotel with excellent spa facilities and treatments
Great staff with their kindess and attention make the difference.
Spacious rooms and amazing view from balcony.
This is an excellent hotel, with great services. A real 5 star, with excellent Swiss quality service. The welcome was very nice, rooms fabulous, very nice bar and restaurant, swimming pool and spa, excellent breafkast. The garderie (kids corner) is very good. The Jardin des Alpes restaurant is a Michelin star, with very good food and excellent service (a bit pricey though). The access to ski pistes in winter is very convenient and visiting Swiss mountains in the train is excellent. The mountains and lake are picturesque, like in a post carde. The hotel gave us free train pass. Our stay at the hotel was even more memorable thanks to the staff and especially Felix (Portugal). He was very nice to us and I'm sure with all other guests. I hope to visit the hotel and especially see Felix in winter.
Got a gift from friends for an evening and a spa day there. This hotel is just insanely beautiful! A proper 5 stars service, amenities and the bar is great. This place feel real and I had a great dinner in one of the ranked restaurant, knocked out :)
Definitely a must for lounge lovers
We stayed at Chalet Royalp as a family of five in May 2018, and this was our second stay there. It certainly won't be the last.
Everything about the hotel, from the beauty of the facilities, to the care invested in every detail, is impeccable. The pool and Jacuzzi, as well as the baby-foot room were the older kids' top favorites, and our 4-year old loved the kids playing room. Us adults loved the bars and restaurants, as well as the incredible views. We took hikes in the region but otherwise almost didn't leave the hotel for 3 days - it was that good. They even have a little cinema for when the weather is bad.
The only downside is that the restaurants and bars are quite pricey, so eating there for 3 days hiked up the price considerably.
But overall, a really wonderful stay. We will certainly go back.