3 bedroom, sleeps 6 perfect for Summer & Winter Holidays in the Swiss Alps
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About Maria Hind
We live in the UK and have been visiting Les Diablerets for over 50 years. When you go there you will understand why. We drive out 4 times a year and the rest of our family fly out to join us from time to time. Skiing is a great family sport and holiday we hope you will enjoy our chalet as much as we do. In Summer I play Golf in the Valley (Crans-Montana) and up on the Alps at Villars My children like hiking over the mountains in the summer and sledging in the garden in the winter. we love peace and quiet with the quality of living that Les Diablerets offers us. We hope you do too!
Maria Hind purchased this Chalet in 1989
Why Maria Hind chose Ormont-Dessus
Chalet Royal is a fantastic rental. It is next to the Navette stop (the free ski bus) which takes you to the ski lifts (1 stop Glacier 2 stops Isenau and the Gare (station) is so useful for shopping or going skiing without the car when the roads are icy or different family members what to do different hours. The garden is great for sledging and playing in summer and winter. The views are spectacular and the scene ever changing with the weather. The Terrace has the sun until the last moment in our ideal location. The chalet bedrooms are large with good wardrobes. The Sitting room and Kitchen open plan with an open fire for great family gatherings and games.
What makes this Chalet unique
Out door space is great for families with children, or sunbathing in the summer, sitting in the sun in March through til October with an aperitif and crisps watching the sun go down. The rooms are traditional and the balconies so great. The Fireplace warms you up after a hard days ski and peace and quite of a Swiss mountain helps you sleep deeply
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults) - You can have 2 extra children making it 8 guests You can have 2 extra children making it 8 guests
Minimum age of primary renter: 26
- NO Shoes upstairs NO Ski Boots in the House NO Smoking No Pets
Cosy, 70s style, family chalet.
Five of us spent a lovely week in this cosy, unostentatious, family chalet, situated about 5 minutes by car (15 minutes walking) to the centre of the village. Chalet was clean, sunny and warm. Nice to have an open fire and also the use of a large garage so we could keep the skiis on the roof of car. Chalet would be a comfortable fit for 6 adults and is a reasonable price for high season, in that location. There was very little snow during our stay but about three runs were open on the glacier and three in Villars so a car is advised, as the owner says. Quickest way to Villars is over the Col de la Croix. (Officially closed in winter but check with someone in the know. A 4x 4 is advisable.) Communication good and very prompt. We walked around Lake Retaud then on up to the Restaurant Marneche at top of gondola lift from Les Diablerets. Had good hamburgers for 10 Chf each on panoramic terrace. Had delicious pizzas in restaurant close to Coop. Without exception we encountered, polite, professional, helpful people. Everything is fantastically well organised in Switzerland and fantastically expensive too! Visit to Lavey les Bains outdoor thermal baths is a must.
Recycling is a big thing in Switzerland so sorting rubbish is important. (Tip: yellow 17 L rubbish only bags can be purchased individually from the tourist information office for 1Chf). Tourist office extremely helpful re: different lift passes and places to go as was Holiday ski with all our equipment. (Tip: if you can't make it back to chalet in time, public loos in village are situated down the outside stairs at Maison de Commune!
We rented a 4 x 4 through Thrifty (Hertz) in arrival terminal at Geneva airport (Swiss side, to save hassle). Good car, straight forward transaction and easy shuttle to the underground parking for rental cars. Easy journey to Les Diablerets on motorway then mountain road from Aigle. Equally, easy to get there by rail from airport via Aigle. Great six days. Would definitely go to the Chalet Royal again.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Chalet Royal we have spent many summers and winters in the chalet with our children and grand children enjoying the wonderful scenery, sport and of course alpine air. You are welcome back anytime!
Chalet Royal holiday
Chalet Royal is a pretty and cosy chalet although conveniently spacious, surrounded by extraordinary landscapes and views. I felt privileged to be able to stay here with my family, with easy access to the village while still serving as a relaxing and calming getaway from our busy lives.
Usually we come to Switzerland in the winter when we ski, however, this summer holiday was definitely the best I've ever had! There was so much to do; swimming (outdoors and indoors), playing tennis on the clay courts, archery, mini-golf/golf and hiking, which we all managed to do in just one week! - And of course there was more.
I can't wait to be welcomed once more by this secret retreat this winter and perhaps next summer too!
Home from Home
Thank you for your lovely home, we had a superb holiday with the family,
The two weeks flew by and we still didn't visit everything on our list... The Chalet is very clean and homely, the location excellent and we visited Gstaad, Villars, Leysin and Aigle during our stay. The Skiing on Isenau and Villars was super and we managed to go up onto the Glacier for the first time this year as the children were able to ski on the top.
Thank you again and see you soon.
Thankyou for your kind remarks.
Like you we enjoy the family friendly winter sports in Les Diablerets, as well as the great family sports available in the summer
fantastic chalet, spacious and very comfortable, ideally situated and very clean.
Great Family Chalet
Large chalet and friendly quiet village. The children had great rooms and we had a lovely romantic room on the top with private balcony.
Lovely Garden and Garages a bonus,
Good Ski Communictions
Great Hot Chocolates!!!!
Helpful owners, nicely presented and clean,
Family friendly quiet and unspoiled Swiss mountain village full of traditional chalets. Range of local restaurants and food shops in Les Diablerets based on the traditions of an eco friendly farming community.
Skiing and snow boarding activities: skiing: high altitude glacier with guaranteed snow and snow machines, three main ski areas, over 70 lifts with over 220 kilometres of runs, long offpiste opportunities, heliskiing, two snow board parks. Varied runs with lots for the intermediate; Skiing free for children up to 9 years old
Other sports: skating, ice hockey, curling, sledging, cross country, climbing (2 Via Ferrata for beginners), paragliding; tennis, golf, walking: on the border of a nature reserve, fishing, community swimming pool, the Alpine Coaster,
Within reach: easy transfer from Geneva, 30 minutes from Lake Geneva/Lac Leman, wine region and vineyards, thermal spa and baths, museums, music festivals, concerts
For further details, do not hesitate to contact owner.
Other Activities: curling, skating.
Golf: Villars (hilly) 9km
Gstaad ( part hilly) 18km
Aigle ( Montreux) 20km
Crans Montana 40km
Ski: 3 main areas Isenau up to 2120m, Meilleret (linked with Villars) up to 2120m and Diablerets Glacier 3000m.
All areas linked by free ski bus.