Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Val d'Anniviers

Alpina Hotel
Alpina Hotel is one of the resort's newest hotels, with clean, modern interiors that lends themselves to a good night's sleep.
Alpina Hotel Spa
Small but perfectly formed, the Alpina Hotel Spa offers rest and relaxation in its sauna and whirlpool bath.
Arlequin
Arlequin serves up Italian fare with flair; weight-watchers beware!
Becs de Bosson
Found in-house at the Becs de Bosson hotel, this foodie favourite has a small but perfectly formed menu of mountain classics.
Bendolla
Bendolla is an Hg2 favourite, with a sun-soaked terrace perched at 2,133-metres.
Bureau des Guides
Need a guide in Val d'Anniviers? Contact Bureau des Guides, which puts you in touch with one of the 40 or so guides in the resort.
Buvette d’Orzival
Self-service doesn't mean a lack of substance, as Buvette d'Orzival proves.
C’est que du Bonheur
Find the best in the beauty biz at C'est que du Bonheur, where five-star treatments turn frumps into fabs.
Cabane Illhorn
Cabane Illhorn is a must-eat, with a location 2,147-metres high and a sun-soaked terrace on which to enjoy the stunning mountain scenery.
Café/Restaurant du Téléférique
Expect laid-back dining at Café/Restaurant du Téléférique, with a small but perfectly formed menu of traditional mountain cuisine.
Chandolin Sport
Rent the sleekest ski equipment from Chandolin Sport; if you can't find it here you won't find it anywhere.
Chez Florioz
Come to Chez Florioz fresh from the slopes, where hot wine will warm the cockles of your heart. And then some.
Crêperie La Versache
Pancake day comes but once a year for the most of us, but at Cr̻perie La Versache it's an everyday occurrence. Indulge, and then indulge some more the very next day.
Discotheque l’Alambic
Bright young things flock to Discotheque l'Alambic for fun and neon-lit frivolity until the early hours.
Ecole Suisse de ski et de Snowboard
Those who want to get up and on the slopes do so in style at Ecole Suisse de ski et de Snowboard.
Franky Bar
Quiet drinks all round at Franky Bar, a casual watering hole at the Hotel Victoria.
Grand Hotel Bella Tola
One of our favourites; Grand Hotel Bella Tola is one of the most historic places to stay in Val d'Anniviers.
Grimentz
Grimentz provides a slew of tricky runs that would challenge even the most seasoned skier.
Hostellerie d’Orzival
Hostellerie d'Orzival boasts 16 individually themed rooms and 360-degree views of the surroundings peaks. What's not to love?
Hotel – Restaurant Au Manoir d’Anniviers
More house than hotel, Hotel - Restaurant Au Manoir d'Anniviers oozes Swiss charm. A brasserie-style restaurant with al fresco terrace adds to its allure.
Hotel Cristal
Hotel Cristal is a sensible choice on the slopes, with all the amenities any seasoned skier could ever hope for.
Hotel de Moiry
Despite having only two stars, Hotel de Moiry has been recently updated with rooms fit for discerning guests. Reasonable rates add to its popularity.
Hotel Europe
There are two restaurants at the three-star Hotel Europe; a casual pizzeria for the day and a more upscale restaurant for the evening. We know what we prefer.
Hotel Europe
Hotel les Bouquetins
Hotel les Bouquetins is a family-run hotel with a home-away from home feel. Just what you want to come back to after a day on the slopes.
International New School
Val d'Anniviers's new kid on the block is International New School, which offers tuition in skiing, snowboarding and telemark skiing.
L’Eau des Cimes
L'Eau des Cimes is a five-star spa with sumptuous surroundings and world-class treatments.
L’Etable du Marais
Out of sight doesn't necessarily mean out of mind, as L'Etable du Marais proves; despite being at the far of the ski area, it's more than worth the effort.
La Gougra
Step into fondue heaven at La Gougra, which offers more fabulous varieties than you could ever sample in any one visit.
La Poste Restaurant
Guests at Hotel La Poste don't have to go far to sample the culinary delights at La Poste Restaurant; downstairs, in fact, where a decadent dining experience awaits.
Le Beausite
Creature comforts abound at Le Beausite, as do jaw-droppingly beautiful views.
Le Caveau de Francine
With a cellar setting, Le Caveau de Francine is more about the building than it is the bar - but that doesn't mean you can't pop by for one or two.
Le Country
Sport is the thing at Le Country, with screens showing the latest games and a bar propped up by boisterous fans.
Le Prilet
Mountain fare is the order of the day at Le Prilet, all served up in sumptuous Swizz chalet-style surroundings.
Le Pub
Young revelers flock to Le Pub in their binge-drinking droves.
Mountain Reality Bergschule Uri
Despite being based in Switzerland, Mountain Reality Bergschule Uri organises guides in Val d'Anniviers with a number of contacts in the region.
Pascale Delaloye
Fluent in English, French and German, Pascale Delaloye is the perfect guide to show you around the mountains.
Restaurant de Sorebois
Found at 2,440-metres, Restaurant de Sorebois is a restaurant with serious altitude.
Restaurant des Mayens
The eponymous restaurant at Hotel des Mayens specialises in hearty homemade fare and lipsmackingly good Alsatian specialities.
Shadock Disco
Club kids rejoice at Shadock Disco, where the party doesn't stop 'til 4am; only hardcore hedonists need apply.

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