Holiday Club Åre
Example Booking: 15,000 eXpectations points, February 2017, Studio sleeps 2
eXpectations Holidays members could have celebrated Valentine’s day at Holiday Club Åre from 10th – 17th February 2018 in a stylish studio apartment sleeping two people, for just 15,000 points. Wake to golden sunshine glistening against crisp, snow-capped mountains beckoning you to enjoy the stunning region of Åre, located in Jämtland, Sweden. This romantic booking was available on RCI.com when we looked on 11/10/2017.
Romance in Åre
The sun rising beyond the majestic mountains and shining on the white rooftops of picturesque Åre makes for an idyllic holiday destination.
Åre is recognised as Scandinavia’s largest ski resort and boasts a programme of year-round activities. The month of February is peak season and considered an excellent time of year to visit with good quality snowfall and an average of 9-hours of daylight with fresh daytime temperatures.
RCI Silver Crown Holiday Club Åre
The RCI Silver Crown Holiday Club Åre offers modern and rustic Scandinavian apartments, evoking a warm and cosy atmosphere. Guests can chill out gazing at the orange flames flickering in the wood burner stove and admire stunning mountain and lake views from a private balcony/patio. Each studio features fully-equipped kitchens, including a washer dryer and the spacious lounge area provides modern entertainment systems including a flat-screen TV, sound system and Wi-Fi.
Holiday Club Åre provides four-star quality leisure facilities in the main hotel. Guests can enjoy an excellent choice of fun activities in the Club’s Saunaworld, including 8 indoor pools with a 67-metre waterslide and fun waterfall as well as a choice of 6 saunas. The brave can take a dip in the minus 8-degrees Celsius ice sauna after working up a sweat in the rooftop gym which offers inspirational views of Åreskuten Mountain and Lake Åre. The spa offers 16 treatment rooms to revitalise your body and mind. Join in the free yoga classes or enjoy group outdoor activities including; hiking, cycling, skiing and fishing.
The fresh mountain air can certainly create a big appetite. Grow Restaurant at Holiday Club Åre prepares highly nutritious meals using fresh, locally grown ingredients for guests to enjoy fulfilling meals any time of the day/evening. The American-style dinner at O’Leary’s Sports Bar provides a relaxed atmosphere for guests to enjoy succulent dishes whilst watching sports games on the big screen TV.
Åre – A Natural Beauty
The Holiday Club Åre is situated in the centre of a cosmopolitan village, enabling guests to enjoy around 50 excellent restaurants and cosy bars built in traditional wooden chalet houses. Within walking distance, guests can jump onto the nearest cable car ski lift to enjoy over 110 ski runs to suit all abilities, including northern Europe’s greatest vertical drop at the highest peak. This picturesque village entices visitors to enjoy its outstanding natural beauty by exploring nature trails by hiking, cycling and fishing in the warmer months. Skiing, tobogganing and snowboarding are all on offer during the colder times.
Things to do in Åre
Discover the breath-taking scenery surrounding Åre by taking a guided tour. Have fun riding a snow quad bike across snowy pathways and through pine-wood forests to explore the exhilarating Swedish landscapes. Experience close encounters with friendly reindeer where they can feed straight from your hands.
Visit Sweden’s largest waterfall, Tannforsen, approximately 15km from Åre. The magnificent waterfall is a memorable experience with the thunderous sound of the water crashing against the rocks and the woodland forming a beautiful backdrop. Visitors can stop at the nearby souvenir shop and café for a hot drink and admire nature at its best. Tannforsen Waterfall is voted a number one favourite place to visit by TripAdvisor visitors (2017).
Chocolate lovers will not be able to resist the Åre Chokladfabrik factory. Watch the talented team crafting handmade chocolates and truffles in every flavour imaginable. Buy a packet or two of these mouth-watering delights and don’t forget to take some home for your loved ones.
For those looking for adventurous outdoor activities try ice climbing, exploring caves and ski tours across the Åre mountains with JoPe Fors & Fjäll. The professional team will assist you with adrenaline rushing activities, such as climbing on frozen waterfalls and discovering the beautiful limestone caves hidden behind waterfalls. The serenity and beauty of cross-skiing is a wonderful experience, follow the nature trails to enjoy sightings of reindeer and moose roaming through mountain woodland.
To highlight the great value of eXpectations Holidays we conducted a price comparison using TripAdvisor to source an equivalent booking. 7-nights at Holiday Club Åre were available on Expedia.co.uk during 10th – 17th February 2018 within a Standard Room (sleeping up to 4 people) for £1,236 (based on 2 people sharing when we looked on 11/10/2017) and included breakfast.
In comparison, we found this 7-night booking at Holiday Club Åre during the same dates within a Studio apartment (sleeping up to 2 people) for 15,000 points on RCI.com (when we looked on: 11/10/2017) breakfast not included.
For Full Members of eXpectations Holidays, the total price for this accommodation (excluding the initial purchase price of your membership / points) would come to £365 (at the time of writing: 18/10/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 15,000 points, 1x annual membership and 1x online RCI exchange fee.
So, by taking this eXpectations exchange holiday you could have made a potential saving of over £800, based on the comparison above.
|Associated maintenance fees for 15,000 points @ £5.75 per thousand||£87|
|1 x eXpectations Annual Membership||£162|
|1 x RCI online exchange Fee||£116|
|Mandatory miscellaneous fees (e.g. tourist tax)||£0|
See for yourself! Check out the costs of a Studio apartment sleeping up to 2 people for 7 nights during 10th – 17th February 2017 at Holiday Club Åre on Expedia.co.uk.