The Alpine town is located high in the mountains, at an altitude of 1300 meters above sea level. Its 67 120 km long trails serve 45 lifts. Villar hotels welcome guests all year round. In addition to ski and plain slopes, the ass of the ass are equipped here:
- routes for carving;
- 1500-meter track for toboggan;
- 4 fan parks;
- 3 quarterpies for snowboarding;
- 7 snowshoe hiking trails.
A single ski pass covers the ski area in Villars, Grignon and Diablera. The trails in Villars are mainly designed for beginners and children, but 8% of them can be attributed to extreme.
What to do in the summer?
The season lasts from December to April. Although the snow cover persists even in summer. After winter, fans of golf, tennis, mountain biking and other, “non-snowy” sports are waiting in Villars. In the summer, the most popular are:
- mountain biking (130 km of mountain roads are laid);
- hiking (300 km of developed routes);
- festival of high-speed climbing (via ferrata) near the glacier Le Diableret;
- Nordic walking, paragliding, hang gliding.
There are few night discos, clubs and bars. The resort is focused on family holidays. Almost all hotels are ready to accept even large families. Children in Villars are interested. For them, theatrical performances, sports events are constantly held, fireworks are launched, schools for novice skiers and even young magicians work.
Where to stay?
Villars hotels are divided into 2 categories: fashionable with a wide range of services and small guest houses working in the format of “breakfast-bed” or just overnight. As in all European ski resorts, hotels open affordable hostels. This helps to attract students and young people to the place. In the future, they will become potential customers of a more expensive segment.
The modest Villars Mountain Lodgeis 100 metres from the Télé Villars Gryon. Single, double, quadruple and family rooms are prepared for accommodation. There is an apartment with two bedrooms. The hotel provides breakfast and dinner in the format of the Swedish line. There is also a bar in the evenings. Pets can be brought here.
“Excellent service at reception. The staff made useful suggestions for the organization of our leisure time and won our hearts with their friendly attitude. Clean rooms, amazing view. Great breakfast, even during this pandemic period. Large parking on site, free laundry, free access cards for use in the area (transport, excursions, sports)» Irina, Romania
The classic Alpine chalet has been converted into a cosy hotel with its own restaurant. Double rooms,suites and deluxe suites are available to accommodate guests. It offers a Turkish hammam, swimming pool, evening entertainment and room service. In the morning, the restaurant serves a continental breakfast or the Swedish line. In the evening, Saskia’s Kitchen offers an à la carte menu. The chef serves French, Italian and South African cuisine. After breakfast, most of the guests gather on the ski slopes, to which they will be taken by the Villars TVG (Telecabine) lift. It is located from the house at a distance of 500 meters, walk literally 5 minutes.
“This hotel exceeds all expectations! It is incredibly clean, beautiful, well maintained, and the kindness and help of the staff is exceptional… It was a great stay and we will definitely be back here in the winter… If you are looking for a beautiful property and unsurpassed service, go to Les Mazots du Clos» Sidonie, UNITED KINGDOM
In the heart of the city, across the street from the train station, is the road hotel Alpe Fleurie Hotel Restaurant. It has everything a traveler needs – standard without frills one and two local rooms, junior suites for those who want to live more comfortably. Private parking is available near the building. Breakfast is served in the dining area of the Alpe Fleurie restaurant. It offers à la carte meals throughout the day. Other restaurants can be reached on foot. A spa and swimming pool are a 5-minute walk away. Hotel guests receive a discount on services. Train pour Bretaye is located 100 meters from the hotel.
“Great hotel, warm and cozy in Alpine style, very central (opposite the bus, ski/train station). Clean and comfortable rooms, very nice and helpful staff, very good breakfast, beautiful view. We really liked the Swiss Alpine décor, nice touches to the details, such as Bath Salt from Bex, heart to hang on the door, and USB connectors in the room” Claire, Switzerland
The 5-star hotel is included in the Leading Hotels of the World program. This means that guests here live in superior rooms, cuisine in a world-class restaurant, and the range of services simply knows no boundaries. All rooms are decorated in the style of an Alpine chalet. The interior uses natural wood, high-quality textiles and carpets. An exclusive spa is available. Both on-site restaurants serve a buffet breakfast. In the evening, guests can enjoy dinner with the chef or simply enjoy an à la carte menu. To attract guests in the summer, the owners of the hotel give them a Free Access card. According to it, a person can attend any event in Villar for free.
“Everything is perfectly thought out, starting from the layout of the rooms, restaurants, bathroom details, warm greetings of the staff. The food is great and the service is undeniably impeccable” Ana, Mexico
Maison de Montagne Bretaye,located 2.3 km from the Villard-Grion-Le-Diableret ski area, offers standard, superior, family rooms, apartments and a hostel. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast in the morning. During the day, Crazy Moose offers an à la carte menu. Welcome to the top. Kindness, helpfulness, great mood, smiles are waiting for every guest. Soft and comfortable bedding will help to relax well. A completely renovated restaurant room with stunning panorama will improve your appetite. Ascent and descent by train is made even at night.
“The view and the places where the hotel is located is absolutely amazing and beautiful. From home you can immediately go hiking in beautiful places” Julien, Switzerland
In the city center is a 3-star hotel,which has been part of the family business for 60 years. The number of rooms consists of one, two, three local, family rooms and apartments. They are located in 2 chalets. Every 20 minutes a ski bus stops outside the hotel. The nearest ski lift is 1.2 km away. Sushi B, a Japanese restaurant, is available on site and serves a breakfast buffet in the morning. All guests will receive a special compliment from the owners – Welcome Card, which you can use to visit some local attractions and ride the cable car.
“Good breakfast, very friendly staff. The place is quiet, green, we had two rooms with a door between them. The rooms were very large and with a small equipped kitchen. The hotel has an individual approach to interior design, old, but thoughtful, stylish and homely warm” Iulian, Switzerland
A kilometer from Villars in a quiet natural area is the hotel VIU Hotel Villars. Guests are offered three types of rooms:small, standard and superior double rooms. A Swedish breakfast is served in the morning. Horizon 1904 Chinese Restaurant is open throughout the day. The nearest ski lift, Gare BVB, is 100 metres away.
“Great modern hotel. The view is stunning. The restaurant is good. We have a great time here» Céline, Switzerland
The hotel is located in Bretay. The last train from Villars departs at 17.30. Chalets in the mountains offer double rooms with views of the slopes. Breakfast is served at the local restaurant Hotel du Lac. The Lac Noir lift is 100 metres away.
“We chose this hotel (something like a Swiss chalet) because of its amazing location, literally at the intersection of all the ski slopes in Villars-sur-Ollon. On the one hand, we didn’t have to carry all the ski gear by train every day, and on the other hand, we were worried about what to do in the mountains after the last train at 5.30pm. For us, it was more than a ski holiday at the end of the day, and a big thank you to the wonderful family who owns and operates the hotel. We felt part of their family. The décoty and comfort of the room and living room make you feel as if you can’t be in a better place. And our lunches… every day was a new discovery. The quality, taste and presentation of the food was impressive! Special thanks to the chef. We look forward to going there again next year. Not only for skiing, but also for playing Monopoly by the fireplace” Levent, UAE
Half board is available at this hotel, which is sometimes decisive when choosing a hotel. Especially if you go on vacation with children. Breakfast is served on the Swedish line, 4 dishes are prepared for dinner. No less advantageous is its proximity to the city center, which means proximity to the stations and main lifts of the resort. Single and double rooms with extra beds are available. During the day, you can take a dip in the pool.
“I want to note all the advantages of my stay: a large, clean room with stunning views of the Alps. very good restaurant in the house, Le Peppino, with an excellent selection of pasta. Free ski lift pass equipped for downhill or cycling on the trail. ski lift very close” Felix, Switzerland
Very nice apartment located in Villars-sur-Ollon. Guests are accommodated in apartments in two bedrooms and a living room. Pets can be brought with you. There is no charge for their accommodation. Parking is free. The Train Villars – Bretaye lift is 100 meters from the house. Guests take care of food on their own. Kitchens are equipped for them. You can go to a restaurant or supermarkets. A bus stop is nearby.
“We really liked the coziness of the apartment, its many amenities – especially for cooking: like at home! Our children are 3 and 5 years old, we ourselves, especially enjoyed the numerous board games. The train station, shops and ski school are within walking distance, and the kindergarten “La Trottinette” Pauline, France is also nearby.
Not all hotels in Villars have restaurants. Considering accommodation options, you should pay attention to this. Staying with children in Eurotel Victoria, the problem with the diet can be solved with the help of half board. Apartments Agate n 17 are worth highlighting due to the proximity to the children’s infrastructure of the ski resort. Hotels try to adhere to global trends in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They do not smoke in their territories.