In general it was OK, the only part that I did not like was the pool and the fact that the fridge was not properly connected in the room. For the pool, there were no "changing rooms" available, so we needed to change directly in the room and then going in towels with shoes (because none of us had sandals) down to the pool. Did not like this experience at ALL. The rest was fine.
Located in Lake Bourget, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Thermal Baths, Aix-les-Bains Golf Club, and …More
Lovely position on the slopes nice quiet resort.
The complex includes a gorgeous pool and spa which was much appreciated.
In common with most French ski resorts the apartments are better suited to the lower occupancy rates but are very well equipped with attractive alpine decorative touches.
We were able to upgrade tp the larger espace apartment on arrival for a modest fee.
However the 1 bedroom with bunks and 2 bedroom apartments were also more than adequate for 4. The 5/6 beds are a sofa and trundle in the sitting room best suited to accomodating extra children if needed. Personally I think the apartments would benefit from losing these and gaining a comfy sofa or two.
Very helpful staff at reception, good ski lockers with level acces from the slopes. Great attention to safety with rubber mats or grit on ice. Excellent Sherpa store for all your supplies at a reasonable price. When you can't be bothered to cook La Ferme (probably the best restaurant in the area) is a few paces away. We paid for garage parking as temperatures were -29 at night but there is open parking nearby.
Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out residence in Les Menuires is within a 15-minute walk of Roc des 3 Marches 1 …More
"Nice location, but hotel doesn't match description"
The best thing about this hotel is location. Nicest village in Les Arcs, ski-in, ski-out. Not very crowded at the lifts because the village is not that big. Staff is very nice. The hotel is made of several buildings. Depending on where your room is you might have access to hotel amenities such as indoor swimming pool, or might not. When we booked a room in this hotel we specifically were looking for indoor pool. We got a room in the building that had no access to indoor pool. The pool was in the other building and we were not allowed to go there. We had 3 bedroom apartment booked for 7 people (it had maximum occupancy of 8). When we arrived it was set up for 6 people: 6 towels, 6 bathrobes, etc. But the staff quickly brought everything we needed. Also, we had two bathrooms, but only one hairdryer, which was not enough for 7 people. We got another one from the front desk, but they charged us a deposit for it (which they returned when we returned the hairdryer, but it just felt strange that the 5 star hotel would not have hairdryer in the bathroom). Rooms were small, but efficient. Living room seemed to be the same size independent of the apartment size, i.e. very small. The view was beautiful, and probably compensated for other deficiencies. The village has supermarket and a really nice bakery, all within 3 minute walk. Very convenient. Ski rental place was also very friendly and efficient. Overall very good experience, except for not getting indoor swimming pool.
Traveller from New York, NY
Offering ski-in/ski-out access, this residence in Arc-1950 is in the mountains, 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Varet Gondola, and close …More
With no previous experience with mountain resorts in the Alps, I cannot say if this hotel is actually called a "chalet", but it certainly is suggestive of one. It boasts lots of wood and large balconies overlooking the village street. And Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise is a mountain resort village. In winter such resorts cater to skiers, and in summer, to hikers; fall is a slow season and some resort hotels and even entire communities basically close down for a few months. But Le Monal still seemed quite active. A large group of guests left together in the early morning, perhaps for a hike. The staff in the dining room seemed quite busy and sometimes almost distracted. When we came down for breakfast, they were cleaning up and setting tables for lunch already. (Perhaps they were used to people having breakfast very early, while we wandered down around 8:30 or 9). As we arrived at the hotel after dark (around 8 pm), we found a note on the front desk with our room key and instructions as to where to go. This was reassuring and we were also able to search out staff in the bar or restaurant to deal with questions. We had a good (though not spectacular) dinner in the restaurant, and breakfast was satisfying, with interesting local cheeses. The room was comfortable and adequately large. We enjoyed the novelty of having the toilet in one room and the shower/ sink in another. With free parking on the street, the car was not a worry. We only wished we could have stayed a bit longer!
Traveller from Toronto
Located near the slopes, this Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise hotel is in the mountains and within 12 mi (20 km) of Golf de la Rosiere …More
Very nice hotel. Truly ski in ski out with good ski facilities on site. Rooms are basic but good since you're basically skiing all day. Showers, at least ours, are anemic and lifeless.
Overall, very positive stay.
Located in the mountains, this Arc-1800 hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access within 3 mi (5 km) of Transarc Gondola, Peisey Ski …More