Escorpio is located at the base of the mountain. The lifts are literally right outside your door and is a better ski in ski out location than the Piscis! The Escorpio Hotel is labelled a 4 Star Hotel but you receive the same friendly service as you would at the Piscis.
In comparison to the Piscis it lacks the the swimming pool and hot tubs, and the exercise gym, only one restaurant and while the food is quite good it only features 4 different dinner options a night (compared to 2 restaurants in the Piscis with15 options at each) and its rooms are a bit smaller.
If staying at the Escorpio you do not get to use the pool, hot tubs, or business centre in the Piscis. While the Escorpio does not have desktop computers with internet, there is free WIFI Internet in the lobby and upstairs in the bar and lounge for guests to use their own laptops.
The Escorpio is located right at the base, making everything extremely close walking distance. The hotel offers single, double and triple occupancy rooms. All rooms feature color TV, full private bath, safe deposit box, in-room phones, laundry service and daily housekeeping. The base and the main lift Venus are located just outside your large window, you just open it and slide down in the snow with your skis.
The friendly staff at the ski storage take your skis and snowboards as well as your boots which are placed on a very large boot heater that allows you to have dry and warm boots the next morning of your ski day. The staff also securely stores your shoes or slippers that you use to walk from your room to the storage area and back, all you have to do is give them your room number.
The staff at the ski storage can take care of your ski or board to be repaired overnight to fix any scrapes or bruises your equipment may have received or simply for a waxing and sharpening. It costs approx. $50 pesos for a complete repair that includes sharpening, waxing, and complete repair. Pay the staff in cash as they send them out to the Repair Shop and it is not done in the hotel. Be sure to tip the staff at the ski storage at the end of the week, they will not expect it but they definitely deserve it.
For kids there is tons to do. There is the "Kids Club" in the Piscis which all guests of the Escorpio are allowed to use which includes playing games, singing, story time for the younger ones all upstairs in the Piscis in the special Kids Club room. Baby-sitting services can also be requested and we recommend it be done in advance.
The restaurant's international cuisine combines the traditional flavors of French and Mediterranean cuisine. Breakfast is an enormous buffet with hot eggs, bacon, cereals, yogurts, muffins, danishes, and croissants. You actually have to make reservations at the front desk daily for the evening dinner seating of your choice.
There is usually a seating at 8:45 PM and 10:00 PM in both restaurants. However, you can try and politely push for an earlier seating than 8:45 like 8:00 PM if you are very nice to the front desk person and it is possible.
All breakfasts and dinners are included in the rate of your stay at the Escorpio Hotel requiring you to only pay for beverages which can be charged to your room. If you want to tip your server, it is recommended to leave 10%-15%. of what the meal would cost if you were paying for it and leave the money with the bill or at the end of the week as the Escorpio Hotel is small enough that you will see your server the whole week..
During the evening you can relax in the upstairs bar and lounge which also has a piano. There are plenty of couches, booths, or you can just pull up a chair and sit up at the bar to chat to one of the friendly bartenders. The bar offers a tempting selection of cocktails and beers while having fun and enjoying the evening.