It would be nice if this modern, business-oriented hotel were closer to Sion's old quarter than the 10-15 minute walk it is. Though of the Red Lion/Marriott genre, the Europa offers slightly above average comfort and services. Due to the dearth of charming small hotels in Sion, it is our first choice in town.

Our corner room, Number 402, was quite large and had most of the usual features; satellite TV, minibar, even terrycloth robes. Under the windows were handy built-ins and desk space but electrical outlets were overlooked. Plugging in a laptop computer or a video battery recharger required disconnecting one of the lamps or the television. It also lacked comfortable furniture, the only place to sit was on one of two upright chairs. The bathroom was good sized but poorly lit and lacked space to hang towels. Special "business suites" which rent for 160 Sfr. ($100) single and 200 Sfr. ($125) double have small, separate rooms equipped with two phone lines and fax or modem connections.

Street Address: Rue de l'Envol 19
City: Sion
Country: Switzerland
Phone: 011 41 27 322 24 23
Fax: 011 41 27 322 25 35
Quality: Rating: 3 stars
Value: Rating: 2 stars
Price Level: $$$-
Type: Hotel