Chalet Violetta Reviews
Went with Crystal in March 2010. It is a nice chalet with a really big communal lounge with loads of comfy seats a big TV (although could only play DVDs on it whilst were there, so maybe take some with you) and an honesty fridge kept stocked up by the staff. Staff were outstanding, really going the extra mile and the chalet was generally nice and warm and comfortable and the food very good. The Crystal resort Creche is inside this chalet on the ground floor. I wouldn't class this as a "very high standard" chalet though. It's good, but nothing special. Also, it's not 100m from the slopes or town. From the Chalet to the main lift is probably a 10 min walk but there is a bus stop near the chalet. You can't ski back to the chalet, only the main lift, so it's a bus ride or walk back again. But bus service is pretty good and not absolutely mobbed like some places I've been to. Canazei is linked directly into the Sella Ronda and you can also access the Val Di Fassa ski area from Pozza which is a short bus ride up the road. But to be honest, with the Sella Ronda available, there's not much point bothering with the Val Di Fassa. Sella Ronda is truly vast and so easy to get around, you spend minimal time on lifts and can really clock up the mileage. Town is generally pretty quiet and not much in the way of nightlife, so not a good destination if you must have wild parties the whole time. But if you want miles and miles of great skiing, reasonable prices and good food then this is the place. Would defo go back.
Apres Ski: 2/5
I stayed here in January 2008. It was well decorated, warm, simple and comfortable accommodation. The food was of a good standard, there was plenty of it and served with wine. The lounge and dining room are communal, as expected and dinner table is shared. We had a good mix of families, and youngsters in the chalet. We stayed in rooms 9 &10, which would be ideal for a family, with small children. We had our own outer door, leading to a short corridor with 2 rooms off of that, and a shared bathroom at the end. Parents could have their own room but happily hear what their children are up t! We were generally very happy all round. I liked Canazei the skiing there was very good and scenery is stunning. If you go do not miss Edy's Pizza Restaurant in the next village. It doesn’t look much from the outside, but food/pizza is good and cheap. Great value all round.