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rocksresort
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Laax
Certificate of Excellence
Wettswil, Switzerland
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“Outstanding Holiday Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2011

We spent several holidays in the newly built Rocksresort in Laax. The interior of the flats is perfectly designed and furnished with both local granite and wood as the main materials. The buildings are situated very close to the base station and you'll find all kind of shops and ski rental services within a few meters distance to your home. Therefore, you barely use your car during your stay. Also the service is very friendly and helpful. Dining in the nearby restaurants Nooba and Camina is very easy also with children, staff is always very helpful. I can fully recommend this location for a perfect family holiday! All in all, the rocksresort is more of a urban style than what you would expect from a traditional winter holiday in the Swiss mountains. But this is more than compensated by the highly convenient and super freindly service and offering.

Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2011

The Good: The rooms are superb with good spacious living area and compared with the Hotels much more attractive. We had the bigger type of apartment for 4 - two bed rooms, one double one twin but the smaller version is still miles better than a hotel room. Self cater with a well stocked kitchen if you wish (try picking food up in the village a mile away as the resort costs are all Weise Arena AG monopoly prices) - or just book the 8 OKish restaurants - I know they can't cook but nor can we Brits. Piste lift on your door and ski hire/ski room in the basement along with the car park for all the blocks. You can use the hotel's pool for a big fee if the children need to work off energy.
The Bad: News years eve was a party til 3am - hell if you want to sleep. But otherwise the nightlife ends 7.30 - so if you like that sort of thing please don't go to Laax (we may want to return.) Apartment pricing is fair for the quality but sadly switzerland + ski resort + monopoly resort owner + weak pound = empty bank account
The Ugly: The Swiss seemed to be smiling this year - they must look up the exchange rate every morning. Then dance down to ask the German tourists how their wonderbar Deutschemark is doing these days.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Sopot, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2011

A mixture of positive and negative experiences. On arrival we found our apartment to be full of cigarette stench. We were immediately offered a new one but no help with moving our luggage. The apartments are spacy, comfortable, very conveniently located in relation to the ski lifts, and indeed have a very nice design. The ski storage area is also very comfortable and conveniently located but we spent 2 hours on the first day trying to get a locker working... Be ready to pay extra for parking, sheets and towels, and possibly also cleaning. It would be nice to have that included in the initial price of the apartment. Finally a few words about the skiing conditions. Those were unfortunately a disappointment compared to what skiing resorts in Italy and Austria have to offer. The ski runs were not prepared well and the snow conditions were poor. The signs on the ski runs were usually missing or few and far between thus making it considerably easy to take the wrong route. Hence, if you have a choice between Switzerland and Italy or Austria, I would recommend that you choose either of the 2, i.e. Italy or Austria.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2011

Excellent appartment that fits 6 adults and 2 children (also a smaller version available). Rocksresort is build on the slopes and is surrouned by shops, restaurants and a few meters away from two lifts. The build quality is very good, with kitchen and two spacious bathrooms with shower and bathtub. Four seperate bedrooms and a large living area and dining area.
Laax is a large ski and snowboard resort. Especially the snowboarding is very good.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2010

First, it is important to understand this is a superb serviced apartments property, not a hotel: there is no room service, no minibar, daily housekeeping is optional and it consists of a series of buildings (so going for dinner in winter means going out in the cold with money (since you cannot charge your room in all of the nearby restaurants)).

That said, it is brilliantly executed. Overall the infrastructure is great: there is an underground car park, the appartment is well designed and convenient and entirely fitted with high quality items, from the great shower/bath combination to the Alessi teapot in the kitchen. One is next to the ski lifts, the ski school for adults and kids, and your room key lets you access a heated closet for your ski equipment underground.
While you have to get out to get food (unless you bought some at the local supermarket to stock your fridge), the resort pathways are kept free of snow and ice.
The ski resort itself plays in the same league than the hotel, the entire ski area is groomed and impeccably maintained, and offers a wide variety of slopes. By the way, the ski school is very popular and I recommend you book ahead on the laax.com website (you can book everything on the web)

In 2010, weeks were Sunday to Sunday which was a welcome change from the usual Saturday to Saturday: we went in an out with absolutely no traffic. Also unlike many other rented apartments, the basic essentials are provided here (oil, salt, pepper, toilet paper, ...) so you do not have to lug them around.

What's not to like?
Almost nothing:
- the white curtains in the master bedroom who totally fail to block any of the outside light; maybe this is to encourage you to go skying instead of oversleeping :)
-the incomplete english translation of the documentation in the room. German is the main language in Laax, with many german speaking visitors, and english often an afterthought.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about rocksresort

Property: rocksresort
Address: Via Murschetg 15, Laax 7032, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Graubunden > Laax
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Laax
#1 Luxury Hotel in Laax
Price range (per night): ₹ 10,891 - ₹ 36,691
Hotel Class:4 star — rocksresort 4*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the rocksresort Design Hotel in the canton of Grisons alpine life is being reinterpreted and celebrated with a passion. The rocksresort apartments feature luxurious furnishings and high quality décor for discerning tastes - numerous shops, bars and restaurants are located right in the resort. The rocksresort is located right next to the LAAX valley station and offers direct access to winter and summer sports activities. ... more   less 
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