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Hotel Plein Ciel

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Planachaux, route de 130, Champery 1874 Switzerland
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#5 of 9 hotels in Champery
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Looking for a place to stay in Champery? Then look no further than Hotel Plein Ciel, a romantic hotel that brings the best of Champery to your doorstep.

In addition, while staying at Hotel Plein Ciel guests have access to a sun terrace, newspaper, and currency exchange, and you can stay connected with free wifi. You can also enjoy a sauna and an on-site restaurant while staying at Hotel Plein Ciel.

If you are looking for a good Italian restaurant, you may want to check out L'Alta while staying at Hotel Plein Ciel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Hotel Plein Ciel as you experience everything Champery has to offer.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Restaurant
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Skiing
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Ski In / Ski Out
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Wifi
Breakfast buffet
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Special diet menus
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Non-smoking hotel
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Serge_Alexandre wrote a review Sep 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia13 contributions12 helpful votes
Although the hotel is isolated from the town, it is actually up in the mountains or 20 minutes by car from Champery, the view and the cuisine are simply outstanding. It is obviously very quiet and you should take the demi pension at least (breakfast and dinner). Our room was large, simple and the view is spectacular. A part of the hotel has been transformed from a cable car station to a room with an amazing view and a large jacuzzi well done. From the hotel many possibilities for long walk, in a beautiful mountain pasture.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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HomerPerly wrote a review Aug 2018
Aigle, Switzerland86 contributions29 helpful votes
The hotel restaurant and terrace have fantastic mountain views across the valley. It is a good base for walking. Our room was unusual but comfortable. The basin and bath were separated from the rest of the bedroom by a screen formed from heating radiators, although the toilet had a door. Our « balcony » was a shared one, going around the hotel (an old ski lift station). We stayed 2 nights. The food (set menu) on the Saturday evening was a high quality three course meal with locally foraged ingredients. The food the following night was raclette; ok if you like melted cheese but quite a contrast. There is no real option other than to eat at the hotel in the evening. In fact the hotel didn’t ask us (or tell us the price) we just saw our names on the blackboard indicating our table number. The breakfast buffet was good, and we took ours up onto the terrace to enjoy the view. The walk down from the cable car to the hotel is quite steep, we were glad we had rucksacks rather than cases, especially when it came to go back up. There a few maintenance issues that would improve the hotel if they could be sorted out; the « blown » double glazing in a number of the windows in the lounge/restaurant prevents some tables from seeing the view and the lifted planks on the roof terrace are a trip hazard. However, overall it is a friendly, comfortable hotel in a spectacular setting.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bobdbl wrote a review Feb 2018
Wetherby, United Kingdom323 contributions146 helpful votes
This is a review for the Plein Ciel Restaurant on the Piste below the Planachaux lift. I am not sure that this is the same as the Plein Ciel Hotel. The restaurant is open only whilst the chair lifts and cable car are operating, so evening meals only on night skiing days. I have always been sceptical of the fashion for 'slow-cooking' eggs, but now that I have tried them at Plein Ciel, I like them. Sea Bass is an unlikely menu item in the middle of the Swiss Alps, but it was available here and very well prepared indeed. All the main courses were excellent and good sized portions. The prices are high, even for Switzerland, but the food is worth the cost. We were disappointed that the Osso Bucco was finished before we arrived, but we were there right at the end of their service. Service is friendly and swift. They even provide a quad-bike ride to and from the Cable Car.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Jenny B wrote a review Jul 2017
Dundee, United Kingdom14 contributions3 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I stayed at Plein Ciel for 3 night this month as we were on a climbing and walking trip from Scotland. We drove our car over and there was ample parking - with some really quite fun roads up to the hotel! The staff were lovely and very accommodating and the food was delicious. We ate there every night - there is a set menu which could have been quite tricky - On our first evening cheese fondue was being served, personally I can't eat cheese but the waiter and chef were very helpful and put together a lovely fresh salad and cured meats for me instead. The rooms were clean with incredible views over the Dents Du Midi (which we were in the area to climb) and the Dents Blanche. All in all I'd recommend this hotel - I imagine it must be incredibly busy during Ski Season - we are keen to return in Winter as given the altitude of Plein Ciel (at 1800m) the views and scenery must be phenomenal.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lisa P wrote a review Sep 2016
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions4 helpful votes
My best friend and i visited in August for a friends Wedding on the roof in the summer - OH it was amazing! Gorgeous, kind staff, delicious food, wonderful location, really in the Alps!! GORGEOUS!! Those deck chairs on the roof for night time star viewing were PERFECT! Best advice is PREPARE well for a rough, steep, downhill walk with your luggage unless you have a car, or are traveling with a big group when the hotel will drive your bags!! It's even more difficult walking back up - but SO SO LUSH!
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Date of stay: August 2016
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US$65 - US$315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SwitzerlandSwiss AlpsCanton of ValaisPortes du SoleilChampery
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Plein Ciel
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Plein Ciel?
Nearby attractions include Evolution 2 Avoriaz (5.7 km), Avoriaz (5.9 km), and Galeries Défago (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Plein Ciel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Plein Ciel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Plein Ciel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Chaudron, La Reserve, and Les marmottes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Plein Ciel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Plein Ciel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune (13.2 km), Abbaye d'Abondance (15.7 km), and Château de Saint-Maurice (13.3 km).
Does Hotel Plein Ciel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.