It was a very much a privilege to stay in “A Pelo Ben”. Everyone was hugely impressed by the design of the house, space and general ambiance. It worked very well for us as an "off-site" location. We had a software "hackathon" on the upper floor, whilst the lower floor was where we discussed strategy and worked on some customer specific projects. Everyone had a lot of space, and I think really appreciated the large living areas and the number of bedrooms which meant that everyone was well accommodated.
We hired the Chef for a brunch on Sunday (for employees and their families), and also for a 3-course dinner on Sunday evening. The Chef let us know the pricing beforehand by email and everything was as expected. This worked well, as the portions were so large it kept us going until Tuesday and the cost was also fine, especially given the quantity and quality of food.
All in all it went very well, and was certainly very much liked by my colleagues - although our next off site will probably be in San Francisco, we will probably be back for a repeat booking towards the end of next year, and I will also be pleased to post a recommendation on the web forum of EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) Innovation Park, where we are based. I'm sure you could get quite a lot of interest from companies on this side of the Lake – it’s a hugely convenient and impressive location.