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“Another fantastic stay at the Sonnenalp” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sonnenalp
Ranked #1 of 33 Hotels in Vail
Certificate of Excellence
United States
Level Contributor
107 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Another fantastic stay at the Sonnenalp”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Just back from yet anothe great stay at the Sonnenalp. Our spacious room had all the amenities, including a gas fireplace and easy chairs and a desk, as always was very clean, and you can't beat heated marble bathroom floors! Who doesn't love a 5 piece marble bathroom? We truly love the service; turndown with fresh cookies and bottled water. From the moment you drive in to the garage the valets are there to assist you and will remember your name. The car storage is heated to 60 degrees so nothing left in your car freezes. The front desk staff is courteous and helpful, as is the concierege. We love the breakfast buffet in the glassed in room surrounded by large pine trees, especially when everything is snow covered. The comfortable bar area with easy chairs and entertainment is wonderful and quiet enough to hear the music and have a conversation. I especially love the spa area with the indoor/outdoor pool, complete spa services and top notch workout equipment! The Sonnenalp also has a mountain concierege service for your skis and ski boots so you don't have to walk around in your boots and carry your skis through town.

We will definitely be returning.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review, 25 February 2012
Thank for your return viisit.
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and will pass your comment on with pleasure to our team.
We hope to see you back soon.
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Lakewood, Colorado
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103 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Wonderful hotel and spa! We stayed for a long weekend in October - had a great massage, staff is top-notch. Wonderful breakfast option in the hotel restaurant with a fairly extensive buffet. This hotel is within walking distance of the adorable "Vail Village". We would defintely return.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mogalo
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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review, 25 February 2012
Thank you for your review and visit.
The Sonnenalp prides itself to being open year around. The shoulder seasons periods in spring and fall are a great time in Vail and offers excellent value here at the Sonnenalp and throughout our village. I hope you can take advantage again in the near future.
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Bellevue WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

The decor is very tasteful, Austrian in flavor, and the after-ski entertainment in the bar area is very enjoyable

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Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

Just returned from my first experience at the Sonnenalp...it won't be my last! Upon arrival, I was greeted by two very friendly front desk staff who seemed to know who I was when I arrived (as if they review all names at the start of the day) and answered the few questions that I had. The room was AMAZING!! Nice balcony looking over the outdoor pool and Vail mountain in the background. It had a fireplace, sitting area and a huge bathroom (heated floors!)! Even the soap products were excellent! The indoor pool, spa and gym were EXCELLENT and there was a huge open fireplace were you could read next to. The breakfast in the mornings was something I looked forward to. I cannot say enough great things about the Sonnenalp....I have been coming to Vail for many years and have found my new favorite. The only recommendation I could give really has nothing to do with the excellence of the hotel or it's staff, but with it's partnership at the ski rental place, we were charged for the most expensive ski rental package even though we told the place we did not want that package and the ski rental company was rude to deal with (almost like they were doing us a favor).....I just know that I won't be using them next time. Again, that had nothing to do with the hotel, just it's partner....Looking forward to going back soon!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PointsAddict
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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review, 18 February 2012
Thank you for your visit and review.
My apologies for your ski rental experience. I will make sure we direct you to our Sonnenalp ski concierge when you return next time to make sure you are well taken care of.
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Duntroon, Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

On first blush this hotel may appear expensive. Trust me you get what you pay for. The Juniper rom is lovely with a cozy seating area and fireplace. Housekeeping keep the place ship shape. All staff members are friendly and extremely helpful. The buffet breakfast is excellent. And the monthly wine tasting dinner is a must do. The owner is visible and attentive. The spa facilities are
superlative and the therapists professional, friendy and all really well trained. Really, quite wonderful

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank anotheradventurer
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jfaessler, Owner at Sonnenalp, responded to this review, 18 February 2012
Thank you for your visit and review.
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and our wine event.
We schedule numerous wine, food, and entertainment events throughout the year and are happy to hear that those events add to your vacation experience.

Thank you.
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Property: Sonnenalp
Address: 20 Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657-5010
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Region: United States > Colorado > Vail
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Vail
#1 Spa Hotel in Vail
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Vail
#3 Business Hotel in Vail
#6 Romantic Hotel in Vail
#7 Family Hotel in Vail
Price range (per night): $436 - $1,876
Hotel Class:5 star — Sonnenalp 5*
Number of rooms: 127
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sonnenalp is a unique hotel in Vail, Colorado renowned for personal service and genuine, family-run hospitality. Enjoy world-class amenities and conveniences in the heart of Vail Village. ... more   less 
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