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A Hotel-Bar-Restaurant at walking distance of Lac Bleu
Magic walks 5 min from ski slopes Evening with friends Après-Ski Afternoon Eclectic musical bar Freeriders Relay Quiet holidays

Winter or summer, between Evolène and Arolla in the heart of Valais Switzerland, the pension du Lac Bleu (La Gouille) welcomes you in a warm atmosphere. Sleep, Drink, Eat fresh & homemade.

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La Gouille ? What is that funny name ?

Opened in 1905 as the pension du Lac Bleu (Blue Lake), the hotel is located between Arolla and Evolène in val d'Hérens (Wallis). The hotel-bar is now affectionately called 'La Gouille'. Inventive cuisine, fresh & homemade. A musical bar, concerts and regular events. A new young team, has taken over management since October 2020.

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New services for the spring season 2020

To welcome you in the best sanitary and comfort conditions, and in order to comply with the directives of the Federal Council and the Wallis canton, new services are set up.

Hotel discount 10% 30% & 40%

Dicount 10% by night from the 5th of january to january 31 2021. 30% if you stay at least 3 nights And 40% if you stay at least 6 nights.

Open daily 10am-22pm (Mon-Fri)

We are open non-stop every day (except some monday/tuesday, see the agenda).

On week-end we are open from 10 am to midnight.

Menu for groups on request

For groups of more than 15 people, We can create a menu for you according to your tastes and your budget. On request only, at least 5 days in advance.

Take-Away every day 11am-10pm

Food to take away all day, and also picnic, panini, salads, etc . See the menu.

Special take-away dishes

2 to 3 times a week, we offer special take-away dishes (cassoulet, pot-au-feu, etc.). See informations on Instragram.

Increase number of seats on the terrace

We have fitted out the outskirts of the Gouille and offer you much more terrace seats, while respecting the sanitary spacing.

Terrace service, music

You will find on the terrace our musical atmosphere as well as our gourmet menu : food, drinks, original cocktails, large selection of beers and wines, …

Local or homemade products.

For your well-being, the breakfast tray is mainly composed of local and artisanal or homemade products.

New organization for breakfasts

Due to new constraints, breakfasts will be available on trays. No buffet. From 7:30 to 9:30 am.

Dormitories on request

Dormitories open in limited number due to COVID-19 distancing measures. For this reason, groups of more than 8 people benefit from preferential rates on request.

Our rooms & dormitories / Rates

Our 9 rooms all have mountain views. Each room has a sink. Two bathrooms with shower and toilets are upstairs. An other toilet is also available upstairs.
The dormitory part has 3 showers and 2 toilets.The dormitories cannot be used by groups with minors unaccompanied by their parents.
In the morning, a breakfast is offered at an additional cost.

On reservation the evening before, a breakfast is available at the following times : 7h30 - 10h00 at a price of CHF 14 per person per day.

All of our rooms have NEW bedding and were refreshed and redecorated !

King Bed double room - Balcony

From : summer 95 / winter 95 CHF

The perfect place

Double room - Queen Bed

From : summer 90 / winter 90 CHF

The ideal place for a couple

Triple room : 1 Queen bed + 1 simple bed

From : summer 130 / winter 130 CHF

Perfect place for a couple with a child

Double Room - Twin Beds

From : summer 90 / winter 90 CHF

Confort & view at the right price.

Single room with balcony

From : summer 65 / winter 65 CHF

For one person, perfect view

Single room for one person

From : summer 60 / winter 60 CHF

For one person

Hostel - Single beds in shared dormitory

From : summer 25 / winter 25 CHF

Hostel - perfect for riders & groups

Our offers ...

In the middle of a natural environment and at the foot of the glaciers, we guarantee you a warm family atmosphere, a fresh & homemade cooking, all this with a good mood !


A simple mountain hotel, 9 rooms with mountain views, a varied breakfast, very sweet prices. What more is needed to spend a beautiful night ?

Dorms at unbeatable prices

A dormitory/hostel part, simple and at cheap price. Ideal for groups, riders or simply to discover the region on a small budget.

Small bistro catering

A menu, full of local and gourmet products, and homemade prepared by us. Plus fondues, …

Restaurant, fresh & homemade

Our chef also offers you a more varied, more sophisticated catering menu to meet your culinary desires with more variety.


Between classics, Valais wines and hot drinks, you will find a small place for our large choice of local and craft beers, our Single Malt aged Whiskies.

Musical bar

From the underground to the great classics of popular music. Change of scenery guaranteed.


We are imaginative, you will certainly find a moment or an event who can fit your mood. More info by consulting the agenda.


We offer many board games from 2 to 6 players according to your desires. Why not be tempted by new games ?

Pets welcome

Your pets (except giraffes and elephants) are welcome.

Privatize La Gouille

An exceptional event? A bachelor party girl? A seminar ? You can privatize the hotel and its associated services for a moment that we will make unforgettable. And our sweet prices are even sweeter for those events. Contact us directly for more information …

Our (not so) secret stories

The latest news at the hotel/bar

Interview of Cyril and Ambre

Interview of Cyril and Ambre

Interview with Cyril and Ambre, managers of Camping d’Arolla and Hotel Bar de La Gouille

In the Val d’Hérens Tourist Information Center series “These ambassadors from elsewhere”, here is our interview carried out in October 2019.

A big thank you to Val d’Hérens and their daily action.

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You just want to come see us ?

All this is tempting you? Do you just want to have a drink, listen to music or share a meal with your friends? Perfect, we are waiting for you.

Find us. Contact us.

We are open !

SUMMER : La Gouille is open on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 and will be closed from Monday, October 31, 2022

Do you want to come to sleep at the hotel ?

Perfect. You can book, we are waiting for you.

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